Lyndhurst Road, Hampshire, S042 7QH. Open March – October.
With plenty of room to roam free and explore, Hollands Wood is one of our most popular sites amongst families. 600 grass only pitches allow plenty of room for hide and seek, puddle jumping and plenty of exploring. Keep an eye out for the New Forest ponies roaming free on the site.
143 miles of cycle tracks and walking paths run through the woodland surrounding the site. There are plenty of cycle hire companies in the New Forest, with two wheels being one of the best ways to travel around. One of the best picnic spots in the New Forest, Balmer Lawn, next to the Lymington River is a popular nearby choice with families. Brockenhurst is within walking distance, offering lovely local pubs with plenty of charm. For a family day out for all, Paulton’s Park, home to Peppa Pig World is just a 20 minute drive from the campsite.
Bracelands Drive, Coleford, GL16 7NP. Open all year
Open year round, Bracelands offers a range of accommodation options as well as lots of local attractions to keep the whole family entertained. Bracelands is a large, full facility site with both camping pods, which are perfect for poor weather camping and Ready Camp Tents, which take the hassle out of setting up a tent. Four legged friends are welcome on-site allowing the whole family to enjoy a break in the natural surroundings of the Forest of Dean.
Full of history, with a lesson to be learnt around every corner, the ancient iron mines of Clearwell Caves are a must visit for any adventurous family. You’ll find the caves to be around a 10 minute drive from the campsite. The River Wye is nearby, offering plenty of water sports such as boat trips and paddle boarding. Go Ape is just a 20 minute drive away, with courses available for all ages. It’s a great way to spend a day off site and ensure everyone expels excess energy for a good night’s sleep before the drive home.
Forest Road, Christchurch, BH23 7EQ. Open March - October
With a takeaway, play area and on-site shop, Holmsley makes a great base for exploring the New Forest. The full facility site with electric hook up points is ideal for family camping. The site itself showcases the forest in its finest light with ancient trees surrounding the site on all sides and a large heathland next door. The on-site takeaway is great for a quick, hassle free meal and the on-site shop sells slush puppies and a wide range of toys.
For families, the villages of Burley and Bransgore are nearby as well as Christchurch, New Milton and Bournemouth allowing for plenty of days out. Spend the day skiing or snowboarding on the slopes of Snowtrax, explore the need for speed at the Sammy Miller Motorcycle museum or prepare for a cheeky day at Monkey World. Pack up your bucket and spade for a day at either Barton on Sea, Bournmouth or Poole. With Holmsley you get the best of the forest and the beach.
Rowardennan, G63 0AW. Open March – October
Pitch up along the banks of the 5 mile wide Loch Lomond and enjoy Scotland’s wonderfully diverse surroundings. The site itself has plenty of room for kids to explore, with endless walking opportunities nearby in the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.
Go Country Adventure Park is nearby which offers cliff jumping, kayaking, clay pigeon shooting and much more. The Loch Lomond Bird of Prey centre, Aquarium, Mugdock Country Park and Dumbarton Castle are just a few favourite family attractions. Glasgow is only an hour away from Cashel with the Science Centre making a great learning experience for all ages.
Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, SO40 7AR. Open March – October
Just a five minute walk from the village of Ashurst with quaint shops and traditional pubs is our Ashurst Campsite. The site has plenty of open space with some secluded pitches amongst ancient New Forest trees. Either take to the New Forest on foot or hire a bike and explore some of the many cycle trails. It’s easy to spend a full day in the sites surrounding woodland.
Off site, there are plenty of family friendly options to break up your trip. Just a five minute drive away is the chance to meet some new fluffy friends at the The Longdown Activity Farm. Tractor rides, bottle-feeding calves and showcasing all kinds of farmyard animals is all in a day’s work at the farm. The New Forest Wildlife Park, an impressive conservation centre, is just a few minutes further from the site. Just a few of the animals that call the park home include otters, badgers, polecats, deer, Scottish wildcats and a large variety of birds.
Inverness-shire, PH22 1QU. Open all year.
Hidden amongst ancient trees, surrounded by glorious mountainous views, Glenmore offers access to activities for all. The campsite suites an active family perfectly, with access to the beaches of Loch Morlich and nearby boat launching available. Hire a canoe or bicycle and spend a day adrenaline seeking in the awe-inspiring Aviemore.
The site also caters to a slower pace of life with the Strathspey Steam Railway nearby, hosting kids events throughout the year. The ten mile track has been restored to the steam era, giving a real look back at how times have changed. Wildlife lovers should take a trip to the Cairngorm Reindeer Herd, right next to the site and the Highland Wildlife Park, around a 20 minute drive away.
Brockenhurst, SO42 7QL
A large site, with open green pitches which are great for exploring. Roundhill has toilet, shower and dishwashing facilities. Dogs are welcome and jumbo pitches are available to accommodate large units. This site gets visited by plenty of New Forest ponies, which are really fun for kids to see. Being in the heart of the New Forest, there are plenty of walking and cycling tracks to explore around the site.
The small village of Beaulieu is nearby, home to a motor museum and Beaulieu Palace House. Beaulieu caters for families fantastically with walking trails, kids driving circuits, go karts, play areas and good facilities. The restaurant and coffee shop make a great pit stop for an ice cream on a sunny day and the gift shop is great for picking up a souvenir. Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst are also nearby, offering plenty of options for a day away from the site.
Gartmore, FK8 3RR
Sitting on the banks of the River Forth, Cobleland has good facilities and nearby family friendly attractions. Toilets, showers, electric pitches, laundry facilities and a children’s play area are just a selection of the sites offerings. Walk into the woodlands straight from the site and you’ll be within the Queen Elizabeth Forest with miles of walking paths to explore.
The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre is nearby and a great way for kids to learn about nature- you’ll also be privy to stunning views of Scotland’s Landscape. For more active families with older children, Go Ape Loch Lomond Shores is nearby as well as Dumbarton Castle which is a 40 minute drive from the site.
We have a range of campsites that families will enjoy camping. Have a look at the family facilities (link to family facilities page), or book online today (link) and enjoy a different kind of camping.
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