Cedar Valley, Hampshire
In an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty deep in the Hampshire countryside, Cedar Valley has something for everyone. In the picturesque Meon Valley, the site is easily reached from London, making it ideal for a last-minute weekend away. Guests can camp on one of two campsites: The Paddock welcomes families and children, while The Meadows is adults only. There’s a cool deli and café inside a renovated double-decker bus on site, as well as several good pubs in the nearby towns. Guests can head to the South Downs for a lovely day trip, or simply make the most of the beautiful surroundings on site.
Hooks House Farm, Yorkshire
Between Whitby and Scarborough on the Yorkshire coast, this small, family-run campsite is part of a working farm, with sweeping ocean and countryside views that can be enjoyed from every pitch. A 15-minute walk brings you to Robin Hood’s Bay, a picturesque fishing village abundant with tea rooms and pubs, as well as horse-riding opportunities and bike hire services. For wildlife lovers, a trip to Ravenscar is a must – it’s home to families of seals as well as sharks and dolphins. This is a site for those who want a secluded setting, with fun family activities still within reach.
Fisherground Campsite, Lake District
For a family camping spot in the Lake District, look no further than Fisherground Campsite in the heart of Eskdale valley. For children, the site’s adventure playground is the place to be, with its zip wire, rafts, treehouse and large paddling pond. Families with teens can walk up nearby Scafell Pike. The on-site shop is well stocked, with kindling for your nightly campfire and marshmallows for toasting. To make sure adults relax, and kids get a good night’s sleep, the site team asks that noise is limited after 10.30pm.
Cornish Tipi Holidays, Cornwall
This one prides itself on being eco-conscious, encouraging guests to switch off from the outside world as they pitch up in its flowery meadows, which are centred around a beautiful spring-fed lake. Activities include swimming in the lake, boating and picking wild flowers, as well as making friends with the local wildlife. Close to Port Isaac, guests can venture into the village to stock up on fresh seafood for an evening campfire, or drive on five minutes to reach one of Cornwall’s best surfing spots, Polzeath. In high season, count on the team at the on-site GastroPod Café to host dinner, including pizza, Thai and Mexican nights.
Wild Meadow Raynham, Norfolk
For a luxury glamping experience, head to Wild Meadow in Norfolk. On Raynham Estate, visitors can stay in one of four new handcrafted yurts and make the most of the beautiful surroundings. Open from June to September, the yurts, which sleep up to four, include luxury super-king beds, cosy rugs and blankets, an outdoor wood-burner, a barbecue and outdoor seating. There's also an undercover dining area, with separate showering facilities nearby. A lovely option for small groups or families, bookmark this for a summer weekend away.