Editor's Pick - Top Sites for Family Fun
For a holiday with children in tow, look no further than these top campsites for a fun family break away!
- Ross Park, Devon
Set in beautiful rural surroundings, Ross Park offers great family holidays in a friendly and tranquil atmosphere. There are a variety of hardstanding pitches with electric hook-up, many of which are also fully serviced. There is a heated amenities block with baby changing and disabled facilities. The onsite bar and restaurant takes care of family meal times, and there’s a lounge area with books and board games. During peak season there are barbecues and family entertainment on Sunday evenings. There’s 32 acres of park, of which two thirds make up a mini nature reserve and a great place for a family walk. There’s also a play area and games room.
- Wicksteed Park, Northamptonshire
Founded by Charles Wicksteed, inventor of children’s playground equipment, here is a mix of traditional playground and modern rides within 147 acres of a Grade II listed country park. Situated near Kettering, Wicksteed Park has classic rides, such as the carousel and narrow gauge railway, which remain as popular as go-karts, roller coasters, Laser Xtreme and the indoor soft play area – thrills and spills in equal measures. Wicksteed Park campsite boasts a modern loo and shower block and beautiful views over the lake. It’s the perfect way to make the most of Wicksteed Park. You wake up just seconds away from the rides, cafés and playgrounds, and get special second-day discounts on the ride wristbands.
- Stanwix Park Holiday Centre, Cumbria
Located within a scenic part of the Lake District, this impressive campsite has two nightclubs, two swimming pools, a snooker bar, ten-pin bowling, a fitness suite. There is plenty of choice on site for food and drink, including the Garden Restaurant and the Dunes Cabaret Bar. Pitches are mostly hardstanding and all have electric, water and drainage. Showers and toilets are in converted and characterful farm buildings. Also available on site are a laundrette, a shop, an adventure play area, crazy golf, tennis courts, and cycle hire. This site is an ideal base to explore the Lakes and historic Carlisle.
- Hurley Riverside Park, Berkshire
Hurley Riverside Park is a family-run and pet-friendly park situated alongside the River Thames in the picturesque village of Hurley between Henley-on-Thames and Marlow. The park is only a 20-minute drive from LEGOLAND and sells tickets in reception. There are also a wide variety of other attractions in the local area, with discounts available to the park’s customers.
The park’s facilities include heated shower blocks and family shower rooms, a shop, a laundry, disabled facilities, free WiFi, a playground, outdoor table tennis and football goals. For walkers and dog owners there are a wide range of footpaths in the area, including the Thames Path and there is a nature trail for children to learn about the local wildlife. A slipway is available for boat owners and there are charging points for electric car owners. Caravan holiday homes are available to hire or purchase on the park.