You need a break and the kids need somewhere to run free and get rid of all that energy. Even if just for a weekend, a quick getaway to the countryside can feel like a 2 week holiday and will benefit everyone, no matter how old they are, that’s what makes camping the perfect choice for the whole family.

All 15 of our campsites are perfect for family camping with quick access to the forest. There are, however, a few things that can make family camping extra special. An on-site shop, children's play area, dog friendly facilities and lots of space for playing games are just a few. The campsites below offer all this and more...

Our top family campsites

Family friendly Hollands Wood, New Forest

600 pitches worth of space amongst the trees and in the open make Hollands Wood a firm family favourite when it comes to camping. Top that off with toilet and shower facilities and you’ve got a beautiful family camping experience.

toddlers play in puddle with tent in the background on Hollands Wood campsite 

Family friendly facilities:

  • Extra-large grass pitches
  • Laundry facilities
  • Battery charging
  • Dedicated accessible facilities

Things to do nearby:

  • 143 miles of track for walking and cycling
  • Village of Brockenhurst
  • National motor museum
  • Attractions include: The New Forest Reptile Centre, Beaulieu, New Forest Activity Centre, Marwell Zoo

Family camping holidays at Holmsley

Where do we start? Well, if the kids are happy then so are you – solve that at this campsite with a children’s play area (as well as a significant 600 pitches that leave plenty of room for a makeshift football pitch).

caravans pitched at Holmsley family campsiteFamily friendly facilities:

  • An onsite shop & takeaway
  • Toilet and shower facilities
  • Play area
  • Dedicated accessible facilities

Things to do nearby:

  • Beaches within driving distance
  • Miles of cycling and walking tracks to explore
  • Attractions include: Highcliff Castle, Red House Museum, Clay Studio

Ashurst, New Forest

Picked for its natural beauty and plethora of opportunities for forest exploration, Ashurst campsite is set up perfectly for the family. Pitch up and soak in the good forest vibes.

man-watching-pony-on-ashurst-campsiteFamily friendly facilities:

  • Laundrette on-site
  • Toilets and showers
  • Battery charging
  • Dedicated accessible facilities

Things to do nearby:

  • Short walk from an expanse of heathland with cycling and walking trails
  • Ashurst village is a 5 minute walk away
  • Attractions include: Peppa Pig World, Longdown Activity Farm, The New Forest Wildlife Park

Family fun by the water at Cashel, Loch Lomond

One of the best places to get the family together in the outdoors, Cashel sits right on the shores of the expansive Loch Lomond.

girl-looking-at-river-on-cashel-campsiteFamily friendly facilities:

  • Toilets and showers
  • Play area
  • On-site shop
  • Dogs are welcome

Things to do nearby:

  • Direct access to the forest and lake
  • Glasgow is within driving distance
  • Attractions include: Go Country adventure park, Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre, Loch Lomond Aquarium, Dumbarton Castle

Glamping that’s perfect for families in the Forest of Dean

If you don’t want the hassle of pitching a tent or the worry of remembering all the things the family might need on a camping holiday, why not try family glamping?

Bracelands Glamping Pods - complete with heating, light and electricity. Basic glamping great for keeping the kids happy and warm.

Bracelands Ready Camp – camp with everything but the kitchen sink ready and waiting for you when you arrive on-site. Try our Ready Camp Safari Tents, complete with fully functional kitchen, two bedrooms and plenty of space for spreading out.

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