Our Essential Guide: Relaxing Sites
If you're looking for a campsite or touring park where you can take time out for yourself and enjoy some down time, then these top relaxing sites below are just what you need...
High Moor Farm Caravan Park, North Yorkshire
Open 1 April - 31 October
Just four miles from Harrogate, this campsite sits on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales in a beautiful rural setting, screened by woodland. Campsite activities include bowling, fishing and a nine-hole golf course.
There's also a shop, launderette, disabled facilities, games room, play area and licensed bar. The major attraction at this campsite is the large heated indoor swimming pool. Harrogate has an excellent shopping centre, theatre, cinemas and spa. There is also the famous Betty's Tea Rooms. Being on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales means High Moor Farm is ideally placed for wandering carelessly through the countryside.
Harrow Wood Farm Caravan Park, Dorset
Open 1 March - 6 January
An ideal base for camping and caravanning in the New Forest National Park. Set in 80 acres of farmland on the edge of the New Forest. There is an on-site fishing lake and a one-mile circular walk goes around the farm.
The facilities consist of amenity blocks with toilets, showers, dishwashing, a laundry and facilities for the disabled. This small family park is in the village of Bransgore from where you can explore the ancient and unspoilt New Forest. The park is situated just five miles from Christchurch and two miles from the open forest. Please note dogs are not accepted.
Bryn Gloch Caravan & Camping Park, Wales
Open all year
Located at the foot of Snowdon in the Snowdonia National Park, this site boasts stunning views and is ideally located to visit the nearby mountains and the coast. The on-site facilities include toilet and shower blocks, family bathroom, disabled shower and toilet, laundrette, shop and an off-licence. Families won’t be short of activities with a games room, mini-golf, play area and a designated area for ball games. There is plenty to explore further afield including the beach. Fishing is free on the river Gwyrfai that borders the site.
Sumners Ponds Fishery & Campsite, West Sussex
Open all year
Set in tranquil countryside among 100 acres of lakes, woodland and pasture, Sumners Ponds Fishery and Campsite is perfect for a relaxing break. Beautiful towns and villages are nearby, and half an hour’s drive or less will take you to Arundel Castle, the South Downs National Park and the coast. The site has a mixture of grass and hardstanding pitches along with various glamping options. You can choose a pitch in the family area or in the more tranquil area with lakeside pitches for anglers. Sumners Ponds also has a restaurant and bar by the lake.