UK Family Campsites Under £10.00
Looking for a great family campsite and a cheap family holiday? Here are our top 10 picks – all of them are in stunning locations, have great facilities – and some cost less than £10.00 pounds per night!
My mum refused to entertain the phrase ‘I’m bored’ when I was growing up. Once she even threatened to fine me, but I like to think that was only because she was trying to claw back the money she’d already showered on us for swimming and ice-creams.
Entertaining the kids on holiday is like organising a military operation – even if your children are as angelic as I was (only clamouring for ice-creams, like, twice a day).
Camp in beautiful, award-winning sites for less than £10 per night
The best way to keep us happy, my mum concluded after years of experimentation and tearing her hair out, is to pack the family up and move it to a family campsite for a week or two.
Loads to do on site, she reasoned, including kids’ clubs that’ll tire out anyone – plus plenty of theme parks and sightseeing attractions within driving distance (which will also tire small people out and ensure they sleep while she and Dad crack open the wine). Result.
If you too are considering fining the kids for saying they’re bored this summer, try one of the top 10 family campsites and holiday parks.
1. Shorefield Country Park, Hampshire
Sometimes family-friendly parks should be considered for their adult-friendly facilities too.
Shorefield Country Park has kids’ clubs, pools, a play area and even a nature centre – but there’s also a gym, sauna, steam room and spa with seven treatment rooms for parents too. Bliss.
A heated three-bedroom caravan starts from £165.00 for four nights and sleeps 6 people which works out at about £7.00 per person per night.BOOK NOW
2. Newton Mill Holiday Park, Somerset
Award-winning loos and showers may mean nothing to kids, but that’s because they’re not yet old enough to appreciate such things. But they might appreciate this park’s wildlife-laden location just two miles from the heritage city of Bath.
Weston-super-Mare, Brean and the Somerset coast are only about an hour away too – or take the clan to Longleat Safari and Adventure Park just over the border in Wiltshire. From £9.00 per night.BOOK NOW
3. Lady’s Mile Holiday Park, Devon
This award-winning holiday park near the sands of Dawlish Warren has an indoor and outdoor pool as well as a play area for the kids, it even has a fitness centre if you feel like getting energetic.
Only eight miles from the indoor jungle and rides of Crealy Great Adventure Park to keep little monkeys entertained off site. From just £15.00 per night.BOOK NOW
4. Hendra Holiday Park, Cornwall
Another award-winner, Hendra is a humongous park with so much to do that your holiday adventure might be getting them off site: there are kids’ clubs, soft play areas, three adventure playgrounds and indoor and outdoor pool complexes with flumes and waterfalls – and a toddlers’ area so tiddlers don’t get squished.
Hendra is just minutes from Newquay with its surfing, sandy beaches, zoo, aquarium and more. From just £11.00 per night.BOOK NOW
5. Callow Top Holiday Park, Derbyshire
Like Hendra and Lady’s Mile, Callow Top is an award-winner and is stuffed with loads to do. There’s an amusement arcade, playgrounds, games fields, volleyball court, bird hides, swimming pools, bike hire, a fishing lake… and for the grown-ups, a microbrewery serving up the park’s very own brew. Cheers!
From just £8.50 per night.BOOK NOW
6. West Bay Holiday Park, Dorset
For beachcombers and water babies. Miles of West Bay beach are just through the gates from this park with has pool and toddlers’ pool, amusements, bike trails, kids’ clubs and adventure playground complete with climbing wall.
West Bay is a gateway to the kid-friendly Jurassic Coast with more beaches, boat trips and fossil hunting. From £14.00 per night.BOOK NOW
7. Loch Tay Highland Lodges, Perthshire
Every kid – and big kid – should stay in a wigwam at least once. The fab wigwams at Loch Tay not only overlook the Loch itself – they come with electricity, TV, fridge and microwave! Once the kids have finished playing house, there’s a huge choice of things to do on site (including fishing, watersports, bike hire, play area, games room and TV room).
Wigwams start from £45.00 per night, with tipis and a yurt also available from £40-50.00. From £45.00 per night. Sleeps 4 so works out at around £11.00 per person per night.BOOK NOW
8. Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park, Ceredigion
Llamas, wallabies, guinea pigs, rabbits and Dilwyn the donkey – all on a park overlooking Cardigan Island nature reserve (complete with with seals to see under the cliffs and dolphins ducking about nearby).
If this park doesn’t get your kids excited about the great outdoors, it’s hard to know what will. When they’ve finished spotting the local and park life, there’s an outdoor adventure playground to swing about in, and a beach within a mile. From £18.00 per night.BOOK NOW
9. Tattershall Lakes Country Park, Lincolnshire
We recommend booking at least two weeks here if you can – there’s a huge array of activities at Tattershall Lakes, including jetskiing, waterskiing, banana rides, pedalo hire, play areas, nature trails and a full programme of kids’ activities.
Tired? Soak in the hot tub, decompress in the spa, stroll around the golf course or cast off from one of the three fishing lakes. From £25.00 per night for four people.BOOK NOW
10. Crows Nest Caravan Park, Yorkshire
On the Yorkshire coast between Scarborough and Filey, Crows Nest has a heated indoor pool, games room, family bar and the essential seaside fish and chips takeaway for dinner every single night (after all you’re on holiday).
Have an even easier time by booking a luxury heated caravan from £61.00 per night for up to six people (pets are allowed too). From £15.00 per night.BOOK NOW