10 of the best family-friendly campsites

From Wales to Cornwall to North Yorkshire, we pick our favourite places to camp


Ruthern Valley, Cornwall

Close to Bodmin Moor, this secluded little camp is an idyllic escape for all the family. There are woods for making dens, beaches for building sandcastles, pigs and chickens to feed, and bikes that you can hire to ride along a nearby track. Ruthern Valley, Tel: 01208 831395


Burrowhayes Farm, Somerset

Located on a small farm, the camping field here stretches from behind the stables to the woods. There are horses and ponies, and escorted rides into Exmoor can be arranged for both children and adults. Burrowhayes Farm, Tel: 01643 862463


Safari Tented Lodges, Gloucestershire

Set in a wooded glade overlooking the sea, book the whole site for a group holiday, or hire tents individually. The tents have wooden beds, mattresses, bedlinen and barbecues. There are shared cooking areas as well as toilets and safari-style shower tents. Safari Tented Lodges, Tel: 07985 169101


Talton Lodge, Warwickshire

This campsite is in a Victorian walled garden with veggie patches, chicken coops, an orchard – even a babbling brook. The garden is a delight for children to run around in and there is a luxury tipi and a luxury yurt to hire, as well as additional tipis for living and cooking in, plus a farm shop just up the lane. Talton Lodge, Tel: 07962 273417


Rukin’s Park Lodge, North Yorkshire

With a glorious river and waterfall, this site will be heaven for children. Whether it is paddling in the rock pools, taking picnics amongst the fells or toasting marshmallows on wood fires by the river bank, this is an idyllic spot for all the family. Rukin’s Park Lodge, Tel: 01748 886274 (currently no website).

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