Our top UK family campsites

At The Camping and Caravanning Club we know that child friendly campsites are the best! Kids bring so much joy to a camping holiday and we’ve catered our sites to accommodate families with children of all ages.

Play areas, game rooms, swimming pools, beaches and even Wi-Fi are available on our campsites to ensure there’s something for everyone to stay entertained. Our family friendly campsites are surrounded by some of the top UK attractions, from theme parks and adventure centres, to the biggest shopping centres and leisure parks.

Favourite family friendly sites near top UK attractions

Alton, The Star Club Site, Staffordshire

children playing in alton campsites play area

  • Top UK attractions nearby
  • Great family facilities
  • Ready Camp tents available

This dog-friendly, accessible campsite boasts fantastic facilities, perfect for a family holiday away. The site has a dedicated area for ball games as well as a children’s play area and parent and baby room. Campers can make can make use of the dedicated dog walk, ice pack freezing, dishwashing and toilet/shower blocks. Alton has Ready Camp tents available to book which are perfect for experiencing the world of glamping, whether you’re new to camping or a seasoned camper.

Places to explore:

  • Alton Towers Resort Theme Park – around 15 minutes by car
  • Kingsley Bird and Falconry Centre - around 15 minutes by car
  • Peak Wildlife Park – around 10 minutes by car Trentham
  • Monkey Forest – around 40 minutes by car

Drayton Manor Club Site, Staffordshire

drayton manor theme park

  • Kids play areas
  • Top UK attractions nearby
  • Ideal for exploring nearby cities

The top pull for many staying at Drayton Manor Club Site is its proximity to the theme park of the same name. Just a few minutes away, Drayton Manor offers everything from white knuckle rollercoasters for the adventurous to Thomas Land which is ideal for little ones. On-site facilities include a play area, designated dog walk, parent and baby room, showers and dishwashing facilities. With two bedrooms and a hassle free set-up, Drayton’s Ready Camp tents make a great base for family holiday.

Places to explore:

  • Cadbury World – an hour by car
  • Tamworth Castle – 15 minutes by car
  • Twycross Zoo – 25 minutes by car

Kingsbury Water Park Club Site, West Midlands

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  • Top site for fishing and wildlife
  • On the doorstep of Kingsbury Water Park
  • Fantastic on-site family facilities

Kingsbury offers activities for families with many different interests. With Kingsbury Water Park a few minutes’ walk away, it offers everything from water sports and cycling tracks to birdwatching and gentle walking trails. On-site there’s a play area for the kids and facilities are well catered to family life. A family shower room, washing machines, ice pack freezing and dishwashing make the site a great base for a family holiday.

Places to explore:

  • Kingsbury Water Park – 10 minutes on foot
  • Twycross Zoo - 25 minutes by car
  • Birmingham Sea Life Centre – 30 minutes by car
  • Cadbury World – 40 minutes by car

Clent Hills Club Site, West Midlands

panoramic of clent hills campsite

  • Peaceful site within reach of Birmingham and Kidderminster
  • Good site for walkers
  • Top UK attractions nearby

A midlands retreat ideal for exploring Birmingham and its attractions whilst camping close to nature. On-site the play area will keep kids entertained and there are endless attractions nearby for those looking to spend the days off-site. Facilities include a parent and baby room, designated dog walk, dishwashing and Club Site Wi-Fi. For minimal pitch set up, why not try our pre-erected Clent Hills Ready Camp tents?

Places to explore:

  • Cadbury World – 25 minutes by car
  • Black Country Living Museum - 25 minutes by car
  • West Midlands Safari Park – 30 minutes by car

Ashbourne Club Site, Derbyshire

mother ansd son sitting on decking of ashbourne campsites cabin

  • Glamping options available
  • Top UK attractions nearby
  • Good on-site family facilities

Ashbourne has plenty of camping options. Either bring your own unit or make use of the glamping cabin or apartment. On-site family friendly facilities include a play area, ball game space and family shower room. The surrounding area puts you close to some top UK attractions including Alton Towers Theme Park and The Tissington Trail.

Places to explore:

  • Carsington Water – 10 minutes by car
  • Alton Towers Theme Park – 30 minutes by car
  • The National Stone Centre - 20 minutes by car

Loch Ness Shores Club Site, Inverness

Aerial shot of Loch Ness campsite on the south shore

  • Open year round
  • Located on the south shore
  • Great family facilities

Pitch up on the south shore of Loch Ness itself and explore all that inverness has to offer. The campsite is perfectly catered to family camping with a play area, recreation hall, takeaway, shop and parent and baby room being highlights. Explore the legend of the Loch Ness Monster or delve into the past at Inverness Castle with nearby attractions offering something for kids and adults of all ages.

Places to explore:

  • Inverness Castle – 30 minutes by car
  • Black isle wildlife park – just under an hour by car
  • Nessieland – just under an hour by car

Top family campsites by the beach

Cardigan Bay Club Site, Wales

views of cardigan bay from the campsite

  • Top site for beaches
  • Plenty for kids to do on-site
  • Great nearby attractions

Just a 10 minute drive from the beach, you won’t struggle for things to do when camping on Cardigan Bay Club Site. Either bring your own unit or try out our Ready Camp glamping tents. The campsite itself has plenty for kids including a play area, space for ball games and wide open pitches. A family shower room, dog walk and washing machines make the site a convenient base for exploring west Wales.

Places to explore:

  • Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre – 10 minutes by car
  • New Quay Beach – 10 minutes by car
  • Cilgerran Castle – 40 minutes by car

Scarborough Club Site, North Yorkshire

family pitching up on scarborough campsite

  • Top site for beaches
  • On-site takeaway and shop
  • Great family facilities

Two play parks, a football pitch, recreation room and well stocked shop will keep kids entertained on-site. The campsite has a takeaway, family shower room, television room and dedicated accessible facilities, making it perfect for a camping holiday by the coast. Interested in glamping? Check out Scarborough’s Ready Camp tents. The sites location is ideal for walkers or cyclists with the North Yorkshire Heritage Coast and North York Moors National Park offering plenty of trails and paths to explore.

Places to explore:

  • Flamingo land – around one hour by car
  • Sea life centre - 5 minutes by car
  • Scarborough and Whitby
  • Go Ape High Ropes – 40 minutes by car

Adgestone Club Site, Isle of Wight

Views of the swimming pool on Adgestone campsite

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Family orientated site
  • Top site for beaches

Drive on board the Wightlink ferry and enjoy a trip away on the Isle of Wight. Adgestone is ideal for a family break with fantastic facilities catering for all. There are two play areas, one for younger children and a larger play area for older children with table tennis, boules outdoor chess and giant jenga. The shop and on-site takeaway make it easy to stock up on essentials and the outdoor swimming pool is great fun during the summer months. Leave the hassle at home when you book a Ready Camp tent on Adgestone.

Places to explore:

  • Blackgang Chine – 30 minutes by car
  • Dinosaur Isle – 10 minutes by car
  • Isle of Wight Zoo – 10 minutes by car

Lynton Club Site, Devon

family enjoying a dog walk on Lynton campsite

  • Top site for beaches
  • Childrens play area
  • Great family attractions nearby

Enjoy Devon’s coast and attractions in the surrounding areas of Lynton and Lynmouth. Those looking to try out family glamping will find Lynton’s Ready Camp tents ideal. The campsite has a children’s play area and area for ball games.

Places to explore:

  • Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park – 20 minutes by car
  • Exmoor Zoo – 20 minutes by car
  • Watersmeet National Trust - 15 minutes by car

Slapton Sands Club Site, Devon

kids playing in play area on slapton sands campsite

  • Top site for beaches
  • Excellent family facilities
  • Great family attractions nearby

Beaches and plenty of exploring are the themes whilst camping on Slapton Sands. The family friendly site has a play area, designated dog walk and is just a 10 minute walk from the beach. Facilities include a parent and baby room, washing machines, dishwashing facilities and ice pack freezing. Fancy glamping near the coast? View Slapton Sands Ready Camp tents.

Places to explore:

  • Slapton Beach – 10 minute walk
  • Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve – 5 minutes by car
  • Dartmouth Castle – 30 minutes by car

Sandringham Club Site, Norfolk

family walking on sandringham campsite with play area in the background

  • Top site for walking and cycling
  • Site within The Sandringham Estate
  • Beaches and nature reserves nearby

Camp in the secluded grounds of The Sandringham Estate, where beaches are within driving distance and there are plenty of walking/cycling paths. On-site kids can enjoy the play area and parents can make use of the family shower room as well as washing machines and parent and baby room. With Ready Camp you can now glamp on the Sandringham Estate. As well as the estate itself to explore, there are plenty of places to visit nearby:

Places to explore:

  • Hunstanton Sea life Sanctuary – 15 minutes by car
  • Hunstanton Beach – 20 minutes by car, Brancaster Beach – 25 minutes by car
  • RSPB Snettisham – 10 minutes by car

Scone Club Site, Scotland

kids playing on scone campsite around tent

  • Near Blue Flag Beach
  • Fantastic wildlife spotting
  • Great family friendly facilities

Camp in the royal grounds of Scone Palace and you’ll be within reach of a beach and the City of Perth. The campsite caters well for families with a parent and baby room, family shower, play area and recreation room. The estate offers plenty of room for kids to explore and Broughty beach is great for a day by the sea.

Places to explore:

  • Blue Flag Beach Broughty Ferry – 40 minutes by car
  • City of Perth – 15 minutes by car
  • Scone Palace

Top family sites for an active holiday

Cannock Chase Club Site, Staffordshire

father and son enjoying cannock chase campsite

  • Top site for cycling
  • Play area on-site
  • Good base for an active holiday

Surrounded by scenic woodland and plenty of activities to explore off-site, Cannock Chase is a great site for families wanting an active holiday. On site you’ll find showers, toilets, a dishwashing area and payphones cover off necessities. Ice pack freezing, washing machines, a parent and baby room and battery charging facilities are useful for families to know about. Cannock Chase Ready Camp is ideal for a fuss free camping break with modern day comforts.

Places to explore:

  • Go Ape High Ropes Course – around 10 minutes by car
  • Birches Valley Forest Centre – around 10 minutes by car
  • Cannock – around 15 minutes by car
  • Birmingham City Centre – under an hour’s by car

Verwood Club Site, Dorset

family cycling on verwood campsite

  • Nearby to Poole and Bournemouth
  • Great for exploring the New Forest towns of Lyndhurst and Beaulieu
  • Great family facilities on-site

Bordered by the trees of the New Forest, Verwood is a great base for an active family holiday. The campsite has a play area and games room with a snooker table and plenty of board games to keep kids entertained on a lazy day. Off-site there are plenty of places to explore in the New Forest such as the New Forest Reptile Centre or Beaulieu Motor Museum. Head to Bournemouth or Poole for a day by the seaside where the attractions of the Oceanarium and Poole Harbour await. Verwood has Ready Camp tents, perfect for a glamping holiday in Dorset.

Places to explore:

  • Go Ape Moors Valley – 15 minutes by car
  • Poole Harbour – 30 minutes by car
  • New Forest Wildlife Park – 40 minutes by car

Conkers Club Site, Derbyshire

panoramic of clent hills campsite

  • Camp in The National Forest
  • Great family attractions nearby
  • Great family facilities on-site

Covering 200 square miles, camping in The National Forest gives you plenty of room to explore either on foot or by bike. Conkers is a great site for getting kids outside, exploring the best that nature has to offer and nearby attractions support this well. The site welcomes pets and has a designated dog walk, allowing you to bring your four legged family member along. Kids can enjoy the play area and designated space for ball games and there are plenty of family friendly facilities such as the family shower room to make your stay easy. Why not try glamping? Check out Conkers Ready Camp.

Places to explore:

  • Conkers Visitor Centre – five minutes by car
  • National Forest Adventure Farm – 25 minutes by car
  • Claymills Victorian Pumping Station – 25 minutes by car

Best family campsites for glamping