Five Of The Best UK Campsites For Families
1 - Bay View Farm, Cornwall

Enjoy terrific views of the Cornish coast from the quiet, prominent grounds of the Bay View Farm Camping Site, part of the South West Coast Path. This isn’t just one of the most popular family campsites in Cornwall, it’s also ranked among the top campsites in the UK by the Independent and the Telegraph. It has all the modern comforts you’d expect, too, from full washing facilities to ample space for tents and motorhomes.

Just a 10-minute drive away is the idyllic town of Looe, which has a superb sandy beach and a great choice of seafood restaurants. A little further afield is the quaint fishing community and former smuggling centre of Polperro, noted for its large tidal sea pool and Music and Arts Festival in June.

2 - Conkers Club Site, Derbyshire

In the new National Forest, an area that has transformed from a derelict coal mining zone into picturesque woodlands, the Conkers Camping and Caravanning Club Site is open all year round and has lots of open space for tent camping.

The site is just a short drive from the Swadlincote Snowsports Centre if you fancy a bit of an adrenaline rush. Also close by is the Sharpe's Pottery Museum, which showcases this area's proud industrial legacy and has an excellent outside play zone for children.

3 - Wild in Style, the Lake District

If you’re looking for family campsites in the Lake District, Wild in Style offers fun-packed holidays in stunning natural surroundings. Near the breathtaking shores of Lake Windermere, this site has a good mix of glamping and traditional camping tents, all of which are spaced out in dense woodland so you can enjoy more privacy.

A 5-minute drive away is the Lakeland Motor Museum, which has 30,000 exhibits ranging from early-20th-century electric cars to 1950's-style cafe. As well as providing easy access to miles of scenic walking routes and viewpoints, the campsite is also within easy reach of many other attractions such as the Lakes Aquarium with its underwater otter tunnel, and the 19th-century Blackwell Arts & Crafts House. Fans of Beatrix Potter can also visit the author’s charming farmhouse, the National Trust's Hill Top, where she wrote many of her great works.

4 - Glen Nevis Caravan & Camping Park, Scotland

This award-winning camping and caravanning park is dominated by the majestic peaks of the Scottish Highlands and is the perfect setting for a peaceful family holiday. In fact, it's overlooked by Ben Nevis, which, at 1,344 metres above sea level, is the highest mountain in the UK.

With private parking next to your pitch, washing facilities, a restaurant, bar, and Wi-Fi, it’s one of the best UK campsites for families looking for a comfortable retreat in the wilderness. Take the family on Jacobite Train from nearby Fort William and enjoy more glorious views of the Highland scenery.

5 - Malvern Holiday and Glamping Park

Stay in a unique shepherd's hut at this small family friendly glamping site near the charming former spa town of Great Malvern. Within walking distance of a great country pub, it provides men's and women's showers, electric heating and cooking facilities - so all you need to bring with you is food and a duvet or sleeping bag.

The site is a short drive from the Malvern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and an inspiration for the great composer Edward Elgar. Also close by is Great Malvern's 11th-century priory, the Victorian mock castle Eastnor Castle, and the attractive market town of Ledbury with its timber-framed landmarks.