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Caravanning with Kids: 30 Fun Family Friendly Caravan Parks in the UK

Thursday 20th July 2017
By Kay Knight
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By Kay Knight
Need to get away but have no idea where to take the kids on holiday? Caravanning provides an affordable family escape, with the freedom to explore the great outdoors in comfort. Thanks to our long-standing love affair with caravans, Britain is packed with family caravan parks that are brimming with all-weather activities and attractions.

Here’s a list of the best kid-friendly caravan sites and holiday parks in the UK that are sure to leave you and your children with a hoard of happy holiday memories.

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England

1. Perran Sands Holiday Park, Perranporth, Cornwall

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Nothing says “summer in the UK” like a caravanning holiday in Cornwall. The rugged Southwest corner of Britain is exploding with activities for the whole family. At Perran Sands, you’re never far from the action, whether it’s surfing waves at Newquay, scaling sand dunes at Perranporth, or marvelling at the wonders of the Eden Project.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Indoor pool with flume

  • Outdoor pool with terrace

  • Beach nearby

  • Adventure golf

  • Roller blading

  • Sports court

  • Daytime & evening entertainment shows

  • Pet friendly


2. Sandford Holiday Park, Poole, Dorset

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The kids will have a hard time being bored at Sandford, with so many excellent on-site facilities and all-ages attractions nearby, including the Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park, Dinosaur Museum, and Adventure Wonderland. The English Channel is never far away at Sandford; in half an hour you could be on the beach at Bournemouth or gazing through the famous Durdle Door on the Jurassic Coast.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Heated indoor & outdoor pools with inflatable sessions & paddling pool

  • Crazy golf

  • Snooker, pool & darts

  • Wildlife nature trail

  • Pet friendly with dog walking field

  • Tennis courts & multi-sports court

  • Cycle & pedal-kart hire


3. Waterside Holiday Park, Maldon, Essex

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Revel in the laid-back atmosphere of this beautiful park, with its landscaped grounds just a 40 minute drive to the beach. After a fun morning crabbing in the estuary with the kids, spend a relaxing afternoon in the spa & sauna, while they splash about in the indoor pool.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Entertainment & guided activities for kids of all ages (including adults!)

  • Indoor pool & spa

  • Pet friendly

  • Playground


4. Wild Duck Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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It’s hard to imagine this secluded woodland haven is just a few short hours’ drive from London. Hire a bike and explore the surrounding forest trails or try your luck at crazy golf, then kick back and enjoy the evening entertainment—maybe even show up the kids on the dance floor.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Indoor pool

  • Outdoor pool

  • Treehouse

  • Crazy golf

  • Adventure trail

  • Bike hire

  • Beach nearby

  • Daytime & evening entertainment shows


5. Skipsea Sands Holiday Park, Skipsea, Yorkshire

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With beautiful sandy beaches on your doorstep and its very own fishing lake, this action-packed holiday park in the stunning little town of Skipsea is the ideal base for your family caravanning adventure in Yorkshire. The facilities at Skipsea Sands have got all age groups covered, ensuring a fantastic caravan holiday for every member of the family.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • 10 minute drive to beach

  • Indoor pool

  • Tenpin bowling

  • Pet friendly

  • Adventure playground and soft play area

  • Sports court

  • Fishing lake


6. Church Point Holiday Park, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland

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A mere half an hour’s drive from Newcastle lies this picturesque holiday park just a few steps from the famously-revamped Newbiggin-by-the-Sea beach. A quiet park with scenic views and coastal walks aplenty, Church Point Holiday Park offers access to the adventure playground, swimming, sports & entertainment located at nearby Sandy Bay.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Direct beach access

  • Pet friendly


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  • Multi-sports court including football, & archery events

  • Under 5s activity program

  • Indoor pool

  • Adventure playground


7. Todber Valley Holiday Park, Clitheroe, Lancashire

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Todber Valley is a quiet country retreat with scenic valley views, all within an hour and a half from Liverpool, Manchester, and Leeds. This ideal location is perfect for a tranquil place for the family to relax and get away from the city, or a base for your adventures in the nearby Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Sports field

  • Playground

  • Pet friendly

  • Occasional family entertainment

  • Walking & cycling trails nearby


8. Red Shoot Camping Park, New Forest, Hampshire



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Set within one of the most stunning parts of New Forest National Park, Red Shoot is a fantastic family camping destination just a couple of hours from London. A family-owned, family-oriented park, this place is well-equipped to keep kids of all ages (and the furry family members) occupied.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Children’s play area with sandpit

  • Dog friendly

  • Walking & cycling trails nearby

  • ½ hour drive to the beaches of Bournemouth

  • Close to many attractions in New Forest National Park


9. Thorpe Park Holiday Centre, Humberston, Lincolnshire

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There’s an endless list of exciting activities for all ages in Lincolnshire, making it the perfect destination for a family caravanning holiday. If you can manage to drag the kids away from Thorpe Park Holiday Centre, they’ll love a day trip to Fantasy Island theme park, or the Natureland Seal Sanctuary, both just an hour’s drive away.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Indoor & Outdoor pool with space bowl flume, lazy river, & splash zone

  • 9 hole golf course, pitch & putt, and adventure golf

  • Climbing wall

  • Coarse fishing lakes

  • Direct beach access

  • Daytime & evening entertainment shows


10. Lady’s Mile Holiday Park, Dawlish, South Devon

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A family-owned and operated caravan park for over 60 years, Lady’s Mile offers the very best service with Gold Standard facilities to ensure your family caravanning holiday goes off without a hitch. There’s no chance of an English summer ruining the fun here! Lady’s Mile boasts the “warmest indoor pool in the South West”, plus a huge range of indoor and outdoor activities to keep kids of all ages entertained.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Heated swimming pools with flume & baby pool

  • Adventure playground

  • Soft play area

  • Games arcade with 2 mini bowling lanes

  • Inflatable archery & laser shot


11. The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent

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Need a country escape in Kent that even your city slicker kids will love? The Hop Farm is just over an hour from Central London and has 500 acres of gorgeous open fields and woodlands, plus the River Medway to explore by canoe or kayak. The Family Park complete with an Animal Farm and tonnes of other great attractions will keep toddlers, tweens & teens busy while you breathe in that fresh country air.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Giant jumping pillows

  • 4D cinema

  • Combat laser quest

  • Driving school

  • Adventure play area

  • Children’s rides

  • Animal Farm

  • Live entertainment, magic shows, & discos


12. Holiday Resort Unity, Brean Sands, Somerset

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There’s “something for everyone” at Holiday Resort Unity, with a great balance of kids’ activities and fun for adults both within the resort and at Brean Leisure Park. In addition to its fabulous facilities, the park’s location leaves nothing wanting, with a 200m to Brean’s sandy beach and just a short drive to the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Piglet club for small children

  • Water park with heated pools, slides, & splash pads

  • Daytime & evening entertainment shows

  • Direct beach access

  • Brean theme park with rides for all ages

  • Amusement arcades

  • Go Karts

  • Tenpin bowling

  • Indoor soft play area


13. Cala Gran Holiday Park, Fleetwood, Lancashire

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Cala Gran is set in between the beautiful Lancashire countryside and bustling Blackpool. Just 20 minutes’ drive to the bright lights of Blackpool, where you’ll find plenty of distractions for the whole family including a beautiful sandy beach with three piers, busy markets & shopping streets, the Pleasure Beach amusement park, Blackpool Zoo & Aquarium, and much more!

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Indoor pool & outdoor splash zone

  • Climbing wall

  • 2 miles from Fleetwood beach

  • Sports court

  • Mini tenpin bowling

  • Adventure golf

  • Daytime & evening entertainment shows


14. Looe Bay Holiday Park, Looe, Cornwall

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Keeping the kids active all day long (and away from their screens) is no problem at Looe Bay Holiday Park. A perfect base for your caravanning holiday in Cornwall, Looe Bay offers entertainment and activities aplenty, rain, hail, or shine. For a fun family day out, take a 15 minute drive to the stunning fishing village of Polperro, or continue further along the beautiful Polperro Heritage Coast.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Heated indoor pool with inflatable sessions

  • Amusement arcade

  • Sports courts, tennis courts, & grass football pitch

  • Adventure play area

  • Crazy golf

  • Table tennis & pool tables

  • Mini tenpin bowling

  • Pet friendly


Wales

15. Pen-y-Dre Farm Holidays, Abergavenny, Brecon Beacons National Park



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The charming Pen-Y-Dre is a working farm and relaxing base for those looking to explore the famous Brecon Beacons National Park or Black Mountains. The family run caravan park boasts lovely countryside views and has all the basic facilities you’ll need. Don’t forget to visit the village and stop in for a delicious meal and a pint at the Skirrid Mountain Inn, the oldest pub in Wales.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Ideally located to visit Brecon Beacons & Forest of Dean

  • Working farm with animals

  • Plenty of walking and cycle paths nearby

  • Just 10 minutes from the sights at Abergavenny


16. Hafan Y Môr Holiday Park, Chwilog, Pwllheli

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You needn’t pronounce Hafan Y Môr, Chwilog, or Pwllheli correctly to stay here and join in the family fun! Set alongside Snowdonia National Park, Hafan Y Môr is surrounded by amazing views, beaches, lakes, mountains & castles to visit. The park itself is bursting with indoor and outdoor activities and adventures for the whole family.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Indoor pool with slides, flumes, and wave machine

  • Boating lake

  • Aerial adventure

  • Direct beach access

  • Adventure golf

  • Roller blading

  • Sports court


17. Tretio Caravan & Camping Park, St David’s, Pembrokeshire

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Take advantage of Tretio’s fabulous location to visit the small cathedral city of St David’s and discover the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Home to the most blue flag beaches in Britain and the biggest theme park in Wales, Pembrokeshire is a no-brainer for your next summer caravanning holiday with the kids.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • 2 easy-view children’s play areas

  • Bouldering wall

  • Pitch & putt golf course

  • Children’s orienteering courses on-site

  • Dog friendly

  • Sports field


18. Trecco Bay Holiday Park, Porthcawl, South Wales

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Regardless of the weather, parents can relax on the terrace with a refreshing cold drink or Costa® coffee while the kids splash around in the huge indoor pool complex. On sunny days, head to the seaside tourist village of Porthcawl, just 5 minutes from Trecco Bay and enjoy the gorgeous promenade, sandy beaches and famous funfair.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Indoor & outdoor pool complex

  • Daytime & evening entertainment shows

  • Zip wire

  • Bowling

  • Adventure golf

  • Access to blue flag beach


19. Plassey Holiday Park, Eyton, Wrexham

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Welsh caravanning holidays don’t get more idyllic than at Plassey Holiday Park. The kids will find it hard to stay still with the Welsh Castle-themed play park, indoor pool, and many other activities within the park. To wind down, soak up the incredible views across Dee Valley and take advantage of the nearby golf course, fishing lakes, and cycling trails.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Castle-themed play park with zip wire

  • Table tennis

  • Badminton

  • Games room

  • Indoor heated swimming pool

  • Fishing ponds

  • Pitch & putt


20. Tyddyn Isaf Camping & Caravan Park, Lligwy Bay, Almwch

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Boasting stunning coastal views and direct access to the beautifully unspoilt Lligwy Beach, Tyddyn Isaf has been a consistent AA 5-Pennant Premier Park for several years. The impeccably clean and maintained grounds are set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with many cliff-top paths and coastal walks to enjoy it.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Children’s playground

  • Direct beach access

  • Pool table & television for rainy days

  • Pet friendly

  • Walking paths nearby


21. Quay West Holiday Park, New Quay, Ceredigion

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Aside from all the usual kid-friendly facilities you’d expect from a Haven Holiday Park including indoor & outdoor pools, day & evening entertainment, tenpin bowling, crazy golf & more, Quay West’s amazing location puts this spacious caravan park in a league of its own. The stunning woodland scenery, sandy beaches, and dramatic coastal views never fail to impress.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Zip wire

  • Indoor & outdoor pools with bubble pool & splash zone

  • Daytime & evening entertainment shows

  • Direct beach access

  • Mini tenpin bowling

  • Crazy golf

  • Tennis courts


22. Cardigan View Holiday Park, Porthmadog, Gwynedd

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There are plenty of places to blow off steam at Cardigan View, with direct access to a beautiful sandy beach, indoor/outdoor pool, and even on-site gym with sauna. The facilities take a back seat however, with so many fantastic places to visit nearby, including Snowdonia National Park, Caernarfon Castle, and the fascinating Sygun Copper Mine.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Direct beach access

  • Heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool

  • Table tennis

  • Pool table

  • Sports facilities at nearby Greenacres available for use


23. Carmarthen Bay Holiday Park, Kidwelly, West Wales

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Carmarthen Bay is ideally situated to explore all the best attractions in West Wales including the National Botanic Garden, Tenby Dinosaur Park, Oakwood Theme Park, and the West Wales Museum of Childhood. When you don’t feel like leaving the park, there’s plenty of fun facilities to ensure you and the kids have a memorable caravanning holiday in Wales.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Indoor pool

  • Direct beach access

  • Adventure playground & soft play area

  • Entertainment centre

  • Pet friendly

  • Sports court

  • Crazy golf


Scotland

24. Tummel Valley Holiday Park, Pitlochry, Perthshire

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Set in the heart of Tay Forest on the blissful banks of the River Tummel, Tummel Valley Holiday Park provides a tranquil camping getaway 2 hours from Edinburgh. In addition to a spectacular natural setting, this woodland retreat offers great facilities tailored for kids to ensure the whole family makes the most of their Perthshire caravan holiday.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Fishing in the River Tummel

  • Heated indoor pool with splash pool

  • Kids entertainment available

  • All-weather sports court

  • Amusement arcade

  • Pool table

  • Adventure play area


25. Grannie’s Heilan’ Hame Holiday Park, Embo, Highlands

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The words “seaside holiday park” and “Scottish Highlands” aren’t usually pictured in the same train of thought, but Grannie’s makes it work. With fantastic family-friendly facilities, a white sandy beach on your doorstep, and must-see local attractions like Dunrobin Castle or the Falls of Shin, Grannie’s Heilan Hame makes for the perfect Highlands caravanning holiday destination.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool

  • Tennis & basketball courts

  • Pet friendly

  • Pool table

  • Arcade area

  • Adventure play area & crazy golf

  • Wildlife nature trail


26. Craig Tara Holiday Park, Ayr, Ayrshire

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Water-loving kids (and adults) will be in their element at Craig Tara, with its insane all-ages indoor pool complex and very own quiet sandy beach. Sunny days out can be spent discovering Brodick Castle on the Isle of Arran, or wandering around the beautiful Galloway Forest Park, which is just a short drive away.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Massive indoor multi-level pool complex

  • Adventure trail

  • Roller blading

  • Crazy golf

  • Direct beach access

  • Climbing wall

  • Daytime & evening entertainment shows


27. Nairn Lochloy Holiday Park, Nairn, Inverness

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In less than an hour you could be exploring the Highland capital of Inverness, revelling in the breathtaking mountain scenery of Cairngorms National Park, or even Nessie-spotting on the world’s most famous Loch. For those days when you’d rather stay put, Nairn Lochloy has direct access to a gorgeous sandy beach, plus tonnes of other activities to keep the little ones busy and the big ones (that’s you) relaxed.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Direct beach access

  • Indoor heated pool with pool party sessions & toddler’s pool

  • Crazy golf

  • Amusement arcade

  • Adventure playground

  • Wildlife nature trail


28. Sundrum Castle Holiday Park, Coylton, South Ayrshire

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Keeping the everyone entertained while you enjoy a relaxing countryside break is a cinch at Sundrum Castle. From supervised pool parties to all ages kids clubs, there’s plenty to keep the whole family amused. When you feel like a great family day out you won’t need to go far, with the Robert Burns Museum and Pirate Pete’s Family Entertainment Centre within half an hour’s drive from the park.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Indoor pool with flume & pool parties

  • Amusement arcade, pool table, & games room

  • Crazy golf

  • All-weather sports court

  • Adventure playground

  • Wildlife nature trail


29. Wemyss Bay Holiday Park, Wemyss Bay, Inverclyde

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An hour from Glasgow lies Wemyss Bay, perfectly situated for a family caravanning holiday on the magnificent West Coast of Scotland. Fill up your days visiting the pretty seaside towns and charming castles dotting the countryside surrounding Wemyss Bay. Back at the park, relax with a delicious meal at Livingstone’s Bar & Grill before enjoying some live entertainment in the Clyde Entertainment Lounge & Bar.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool with fun sessions and paddling pool

  • Amusement arcade & pool tables

  • Nearby ferry to the Isle of Bute

  • Kids Clubs

  • Outdoor adventure playground

  • Wildlife nature trail


30. King Robert and the Bruce’s Cave Caravan & Camping Site, Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

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Relive childhood memories with your own kids on an authentic caravanning holiday at King Robert and the Bruce’s Cave. Nestled in the grounds of Cove House by the Kirtle Water surrounded by an abundance of wildlife, you’ll unwind, spending your days fishing, riding bikes, and playing sport with the whole family.

Kid-friendly facilities

  • Playground with giant spiderweb

  • Walking and cycle trails

  • Coarse & free river fishing

  • Football pitch

  • Games room

  • Bike hire


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