I camp regularly with my Daughter and have stayed at many sites because of the local attractions. Today I am sharing my opinions and research about the best child friendly campsites featuring family days out. If you have kids in tow on your next camping trip then this post is certainly for you. Read on to see how you can mix holiday activities and pleasure within walking distance of your tent.
Below I have listed a handful of the best activity led campsites that we have tested as a family.
All campsites included can be found within the camping and caravanning club
Drayton Manor Campsite.
Do you have a Thomas the tank engine fan? Displaying the sweetest model of Thomas the tank upon arrival, the kids will not be disappointed with a stay at Drayton manor campsite. From the site, you can watch the rollercoaster whizzing through the air. Visitors to Drayton Manor campsite receive heavily discounted passes for use to the theme park. The park is within walking distance (less than 5 minutes) and has events listed all year round. Thomas Land is super cute and perfect for ages 3-12 years.
Discounts at the local restaurant on the Drayton Manor site are also available for C&C members. The food was really good and the restaurant offers free WiFi.
Still, time to book a short break for October half term!
Check out Drayton Manor’s Halloween activities here
Gullivers Land campsite
Gullivers Land is another theme park but with added activities around the site. Again, Camp is within walking distance and if you stay here for a few days you could choose to use the splash zone, dinosaur farm park or pop across the road to a lake that offers water sports and fabulous walks. Willen Lake is also a great location for bike riding and dog walking.
The park situated on the Gullivers Land campsite is one of our favourites and we have easily spent a day here playing before and winding down from theme park fun.
We were there last October and enjoyed a Halloween treat. Check out the link below to see what activities are on in the October half term
Check out Gulliver’s Land Halloween activities here
I would recommend Folkestone to my fellow nature lovers. Folkestone campsite is practically on the beach and is a great park for dog walking. We enjoyed collecting fossils, digging for gold. Read about the history here … and climbing boulders. There are so many rocks to climb that your children (under supervision) are sure to burn off lots of energy. We saw a beach school whilst we are there and I can recommend enquiringly whether they have a space to join in or not. October is the ideal month to holiday with your dog and enjoy long, uninterrupted walks along the beach.
Folkestone camping and caravanning club site have immaculate shower facilities.
The new forest is the ideal place to camp, set up a campfire and ride bicycles without the fear of traffic. Just watch out for roaming ponies. Don’t you think that the woodland of the New Forest national park provides a scary backdrop for a fun-filled spooky Halloween weekend? A few minutes away in the village of Burley, you can learn about the History and heritage of the famous “white” witch. Be sure to stop in the shop, a coven of witches for loot bags and sweeties and then head over to the village cafe for a warm hot chocolate.
Check out the camping and caravanning club site in the New Forest here
We have tried and tested all of the above campsites that I have recommended in this post. Our stay was made more enjoyable by becoming a press member for the Camping and caravanning club.
Link provided below