Editor's pick - The best relaxing campsites
These campsites and touring parks across the UK are perfect for couples and families looking for a more tranquil location to pitch up at. Think countryside campsites, peaceful surroundings and somewhere you can enjoy the ideal holiday.
- Rutland Caravan & Camping
- Green Hill Farm Holiday Village
- Parbola Holiday Park
- Flaxton Meadows
- Riverside Caravan Park
- Wareham Forest Tourist Park
Introduction - Editor's picks for relaxing sites
These rural retreats are perfect for families who prefer a more relaxing getaway, with lots of open space, without the more action-packed pace of a big holiday park.
Relaxing sites are also ideal for couples looking to spend quality time away together but don’t necessarily want an adults-only campsite.
Rutland Caravan & Camping, Rutland
(Photo courtesy of Rutland Caravan & Camping)
A rural campsite, open all year, with adults-only and family-friendly areas along with an indoor swimming pool.
Situated on the edge of the pretty little village of Greetham, the campsite comprises two large separate areas, both with spacious hardstanding and grass pitches, and heated toilet blocks. There's also an indoor pool, a large dog walk area and an indoor dog shower.
The amenities are well maintained and a small shop sells all the basics you will need during your stay. Greetham itself is only a five-minute walk away and boasts a shop, post office and three pubs - all of which offer extensive menus.
The 3,000 acre Rutland Water has all the watersports you could possibly want - from cycling and walking to sailing, windsurfing and fly fishing. Also close by is Oakham, Rutland's county town, and over the border in Lincolnshire is Stamford, with its stone architecture impressive enough to rival that of Bath or Oxford. Burghley House and Belvoir Castle are also both within 30 minutes of the park.
Find out more: Rutland Caravan & Camping
Green Hill Farm Holiday Village, Wiltshire
(Photo courtesy of Lovat Parks)
Situated on the edge of the New Forest, Green Hill Farm is a true escape to nature. Wander through the gate at the bottom of the campsite and on the other side are the New Forest ponies. Deer also come in to drink at the lakes, while plenty of ducks and geese call the lakes their home. Nature, literally on the doorstep!
Pitch up at Green Hill Farm on grass and hardstanding pitches with or without electric hook-ups. Suitable for tents, tourers, motorhomes and campervans. The campsite is dog friendly, too, so you can bring all the family!
Find out more: Green Hill Farm
Parbola Holiday Park, Cornwall
(Photo courtesy of Lovat Parks)
Nestled in 16 acres of mature grounds with a heated outdoor swimming pool, Parbola Holiday Park is the perfect spot to unwind. And when the mood takes you, venture out and discover the gems that make West Cornwall a truly unique part of the world. From wild landscapes to little hideaways, welcome to pure Poldark country.
Pitch up at Parbola on grass and hardstanding pitches with or without electric hook-ups. Suitable for tents, tourers, motorhomes and campervans. The campsite is dog friendly, too, so you can bring all the family!
Find out more: Parbola Holiday Park
Flaxton Meadows, North Yorkshire
(Photo courtesy of Flaxton Meadows)
Flaxton Meadows eco-campsite is located in North Yorkshire’s beautiful countryside renowned for its wildlife and scenery. Bordered by rolling farmland and the internationally important heathland and wildlife site, Strensall Common SSSI, Flaxton Meadows provides a peaceful retreat for those wishing to enjoy nature, yet within easy reach of a wide range of amenities.
Guests at Flaxton Meadows have a range of accommodation to choose from including: handcrafted luxury log cabins, touring and motorhome pitches (hardstanding and grass) with natural screening and electric; and back to nature camping pitches.
All guests can enjoy use of the state-of-the-art washroom and toilets with thermostatically controlled hot water and underfloor heating utilising natural resources generated on the campsite. The aim and policy of Flaxton Meadows eco campsite is to provide a low-carbon-footprint environment for eco-conscious guests to stay and enjoy. Every component of the design has considered the impact on the environment both short and long term.
Find out more: Flaxton Meadows
Riverside Caravan Park, Devon
(Photo courtesy of Riverside Caravan Park)
Located close to Plymouth, this is an open all year, secluded campsite, with lots of local wildlife, bordered by the River Plym and ancient woodland. There are wildlife-rich walks along the river and in the local area.
The campsite offers level pitches with electric hook-up and premier pitches with individual electric, water and grey waste facilities. Other amenities on the campsite include toilets and showers, a launderette, shop, games room and outdoor play area. There is a seasonal bar, restaurant and takeaway on the campsite, along with an outdoor heated pool (open end of May to mid Sept).
The local park and ride service is just a 15-minute walk, giving easy access into Plymouth. Here you can enjoy boating, the architecture, and the many amenities of this busy port city.
Find out more: Riverside Caravan Park
Wareham Forest Tourist Park, Dorset
(Photo courtesy of Claire Tupholme)
A warm, friendly welcome awaits you at this five-star 40-acre woodland campsite, centrally located for exploring the beautiful Jurassic Coast and Purbeck Hills.
A quiet, quality family campsite nestling amid forest scenery, with visiting foxes and the occasional sika deer, this must be one of Britain’s perfect campsites. But, for all its wonderful natural forest appeal, don’t imagine Wareham Forest Tourist Park to be in any way primitive. This is a well-groomed, state-of-the-art site with everything from WiFi to an extremely sophisticated security-code system.
There's an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by palm-tree-fringed sunbathing areas – and the campsite is surrounded by nature trails, tracks and walking opportunities.
Find out more: Wareham Forest Tourist Park
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