The 10 best caravan parks in the UK
See the best caravan sites that Britain has to offer.
With warmer weather comes the need to take the whole family on a well-earned break.
If a caravan holiday sounds like a fun idea, now’s the time to get booking. Here are 10 of our favourite UK caravan sites for you to choose from.
Did we miss anything off our list? Is there a caravan site that we’re foolish for having left out? Let us know!
Low Wray, Cumbria
Run by the National Trust, the Low Wray site boasts a range of walks in the central Lake District. If you love long walks in the great outdoors, you can’t go far wrong here.
While you’re there, you can take a drive up the nearby Kirkstone Pass, which runs from Windermere to Glenridding.
Low Wray National Trust Campsite, Low Wray, Ambleside, Cumbria
Open 24 March to 29 October.
Prices: From £11 a night, plus booking fee.
Vale of Pickering Caravan Park, North Yorkshire
Vale of Pickering lets you explore the nearby Yorkshire Moors as well as a number of market towns. It also won the 2016-17 Campsite of the Year Award, both for England and the whole of the UK.
Vale of Pickering Caravan Park, Carr House Farm, Allerston, Pickering, North Yorkshire
Open from 6 March for rest of the year.
Prices: From £18 a night (low season) to £30 (Easter and August Bank Holidays).
Braemar Caravan Park, Aberdeenshire
If you’re a fan of wildlife, then the Braemar campsite could be for you. As well as being a great place for ramblers, the nearby countryside is home to red deer, golden eagles and wood grouse.
Braemar Caravan Park, Glenshee Road, Aberdeenshire
Open until 29 October.
Prices: From £15.50 to £21 a night for two adults.
Three Cliffs Bay, Gower
Nestled in the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Three Cliffs Bay offers stunning views of the Gower peninsula.
As well as space for caravans, the caravan site also offers glamping and cottages for those who want something a little fancier.
Three Cliffs Bay Holiday Park, North Hills Farm, North Hill Lane, Swansea
Open from 1 April to 5 November
Prices: From £23 a night for a site without an electric hook-up.
Glenbrittle Campsite, Isle of Skye
Wild camping at its best, with a few creature comforts for those who really can’t do without. Glenbrittle also boasts some of the finest rock climbing and hill walking you’re likely to find. One for the more adventurous among you.
Glenbrittle Campsite, Glenbrittle, Isle of Skye
Open 1 April to 30 September
Prices: £9 a night per adult, plus £6 for electric hook-up.
Beddgelert Caravan Park, Snowdonia
A caravan park right in the heart of Snowdonia, and just a 10-minute drive to the mountain itself. Though it’s nestled in the wilderness, the site has easy access to nearby Caernarfon thanks to the nearby Welsh Highland Railway.
Beddgelert Caravan Park, Snowdonia, Beddgelert, Gwynedd
Open all year
Prices: From £13.80 per night for two adults
Bay View Farm, Cornwall
If a sea view and quaint coastal villages is your idea of a good holiday, then Bay View Farm might be for you.
It’s also a popular site for animal lovers, with on-site Shire horses and the nearby Monkey Sanctuary.
Bay View Farm, St Martins, Looe, Cornwall
Open all year.
Prices: From £17, plus £3 electric hook-up.
Burford Caravan Club Site, Oxfordshire
A great family-friendly site, Burford offers a children’s play area and is a stone’s throw away from the Cotswold Wildlife Park.
Nearby you’ll also find the Motor Museum and Model Railway in the village of Bourton-on-the-Water. A true sleepy-town experience.
Burford Caravan Club Site, Bradwell Grove, Burford, Oxfordshire
Open from 17 March to 6 November.
Prices: From £17.60 a night for two adults.
Lonely Farm, Suffolk
An adults-only site in an idyllic part of East Anglia. Great for cycling, and lots of local highlights such as the RSPB reserve at Minsmere.
Nearby you’ll also find the seaside town of Aldeburgh – arguably the home of Britain’s finest fish and chips.
Lonely Farm, Carlton, Saxmundham, Suffolk (01728 663416 – bookings by phone only).
Open Easter to October
Prices: From £19 a night for two adults.
Cedar Gables, Kent
At the Cedar Gables caravan site, you’ve a wealth of nearby National Trust sites to visit. A short path leads to Bewl Water, which is ideal for walking, cycling, fishing and sailing.
Cedar Gables, Hastings Road, Filmwell East Sussex
Open all year.
Prices: Pitches from £12 a night depending on size; adults £2 a night; electric hook-up £4 a night.
*Prices correct at the time of writing.
First published 19 April 2017