Due to the unprecedented implications of COVID-19, we are seeing more and more people opting for a staycation right here in the UK. With no need to fly, and no risk of needing to quarantine on your return, holidays at home are looking extremely favourable.
Luckily enough for you, when it comes to the UK’s best campsites, you really are spoilt for choice!
At The Family Tent Shop, we’re experts in camping and caravanning. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to camping and want a few home comforts, or you’re an experienced camper who wants to leave the world behind, there’s something for everyone.
The UK’s Best Campsites for 2021, as chosen by The Family Tent Shop:
The Quiet Site, Ullswater
One of the most beautiful campsites in the UK has to be The Quiet Site in Ullswater. Positioned overlooking Lake Ullswater, this secluded spot offers breathtaking views and all the facilities you could possibly need.
If you’re looking for a family campsite it’s perfect, as it has an adventure playground built within grass mounds and tunnels, for little adventurers.
Head off and explore the Lake District or just explore the grounds and relax. The Quiet Site is kind to the environment too, with solar energy heating the water and a zero-waste shop on site.
Top of the Woods, Pembrokeshire
Wales has so much to offer the camping lover, and Top of the Woods in Pembrokeshire is certainly no exception.
Relax in the hammock garden or get together with friends, family and fellow campers in The Dutch Barn for drinks or a picnic.
You’re close to beaches, castles and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, so the views as you’d expect are incredible!
Wild Camping, Cornwall
Explore the stunning West Cornwall coast, and experience the beauty of St Ives and surrounding villages.
Wild Camping promises to provide you with a traditional camping experience. Of course, there are facilities available, but their aim is for you to experience camping in the most natural way.
With just four pitches on the site, it’s very exclusive, so it’s essential to book in advance!
Red Squirrel Campsite, Glencoe
Scotland is a beautiful place to go camping, thanks to the attractions and stunning scenery.
Another great wild camping option in Scotland is the Red Squirrel Campsite.
This is wild camping at its best as you position your tent on the most spectacular and rugged terrain, with all the essentials not too far away!
Prices are really affordable, plus you’re ideally positioned for exploring the surrounding area.
Sandringham Club Site, Norfolk
Fancy staying at a royal campsite? Then why not pitch up at the Sandringham Club Site in Norfolk.
Set within the grounds of the royal estate is a beautiful woodland site, where each pitch is within the trees for a true camping experience.
Set within 600 acres of woodland it’s perfect if you love walking and want a great base to explore the local area.
The Real Campsite at Park Farm Oxfordshire
Positioned in a secluded spot in Faringdon is The Real Campsite at Park Farm. It’s the perfect camping spot for animal lovers as you can meet the pets and see the local wildlife.
You get your own private toilet on your pitch, a treat when camping! There are stunning panoramic views and just a small number of pitches.
Plus, you’re just a short drive away from a wild swimming spot if you feel brave enough to take a dip!
Ten Acres Vineyard, Devon
Combine your love of wine, with your love of camping with a stay at the Ten Acres Vineyard in Devon.
There is so much open space for little ones to run around during the day, plus a shared pit to keep everyone cosy in the evening.
However, the best feature has to be the onsite vineyard and winery. You can simply purchase a bottle of wine in the shop or book a tour to savour a number of wines and learn more about the winemaking process.
Chertsey Camping and Caravanning Club Site
Positioned on the riverside and just a 50-minute train ride from London is Chertsey Camping and Caravanning Club Site.
You’re close to lots of fun attractions such as Thorpe Park and Lego Land, while still being in an oasis of calm and relaxation.
It’s perfect for families, with plenty of open space, a children’s play area and lots of lovely walks to explore the local area.
South Lytchett Manor
Set in over 20 acres of tranquil parkland, this multi-award-winning caravan and camping park in Dorset is a fantastic choice for families.
It’s also very dog-friendly – with dog showers and a 2.5-acre field for them to exercise. South Lytchett Manor also offers some of the best coastal walks and wooded valleys to explore right on your doorstep.
It’s been voted the Best Campsite in Britain 2017 and best in Dorset for 2018 and 2019, so it could be a great choice if you’re new to camping and not entirely sure what you should expect!
Have You Decided on the UK’s Best Campsites for You?
So, what are you waiting for? Get your tent (or caravan) out and let’s go!
If you need any more assistance in choosing the UK’s best campsites for a family camping trip or perhaps a weekend away with friends, just get in touch with us.
Due to the current COVID-19 implications, it would also be good to ensure you can be as self-sufficient as possible for your next trip by taking all of the camping essentials. At The Family Tent Shop, we offer a wide range of camping and caravanning equipment, accessories, tents, and awnings.
You can visit our range of products here or get in touch with us to find out more. If you’re local to our store in Guildford then why not pop in to see our full product range, with friendly advice on hand!