Best Family Campsites

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A weekend camping with kids is a great way to spend time together and enjoy the outdoors.  Here are some great family campsite recommendations – all within a few hours drive of Oxfordshire/Berkshire. We’d love to hear where your favourite family campsites are – why not let us know on our Red Kite Days Facebook page?

Many of the summer family friend festivals can include camping options from bring your own tent to glamping in style.  We’ve got a great list of family friendly festivals in 2019 on Red Kite Days.

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Great Family Campsites

These are all campsites we have stayed at with young families and would recommend:

Postern Hill Camping, Marlborough

This campsite is compact and has a great flat track around it perfect for younger kids with bikes. Go looking for bats at dusk in the forest. There are toilets but no shower facilities here.

Far Peak Campsite, Cotswolds

Far Peak campsite has lots of great facilities on-site including a fabulous indoor and outdoor climbing centre and low ropes course.  There is a great cafe on site and a great BBQ option in the summer – this makes it really easy for first time campers.

Bracelands Campsite, Forest of Dean

Bracelands is a great destination for an outdoor adventure weekend – there is great biking in the area as well as canoeing options nearby.  There are some glamping pods available for those who would rather not sleep in a tent!

Hollands Wood Campsite, New Forest

Spot wild ponies roaming around the tents.  This is a large campsite with plenty of hot showers!

Wellington Country Park

This is a great camping option for a weekend of family fun! Campsite fees include free entry to the park where there are adventure playgrounds, an animal farm and a huge jumping pillow.

Cotswold Farm Park Campsite

Perfectly set up for families, this lovely campsite has everything from grass pitches to fully serviced sites, glamping and camping pods.  There are lots of little touches geared to families and it’s right next to the Cotswold Farm Park for a great fun family day out.

Barefoot Campsites

Hidden away in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside but only 6 miles from Oxford, this is a back to basics campsite perfect for a real family adventure.

Reader Recommended Family Campsites

Here are other local campsites that we have heard are great but haven’t yet personally stayed at.  They are on our list!

Swiss Farm Camping, Henley

It has a beautiful location by the river.  There’s a swimming pool, children’s playgorund and a cafe/bar serving options for breakfast, lunch and dinner for an easy camping experience.

Greenhill Leisure Park, Bletchingdon

This is a small campsite with trees. There is a small playground and the amazing Batch Cafe.

Diamond Caravan Park, Bletchingdon

This is a small family-friendly campsite with a pool and playground.

Cotswold View, Charlbury

Stay here for farm trails, farm animals and woodland walks.  There are 3 kids play areas on site and some camping pods available too if you don’t fancy sleeping in a tent!

Hurley Riverside Park, Hurley (between Marlow and Henley)

With direct access to the River Thames and the Thames Path it’s perfect for lovers of the river. For those with a boat or canoe, there are two slipways. There’s also a mile of river frontage for picnics.

Lincoln Farm Park (12 miles west of Oxford)

There are loads of facilities here including two indoor heated swimming pools and a playground.

Britchcombe Farm, Vale of The White Horse

The campsite is within walking distance of the White Horse Hill. There’s a tearoom serving delicious cream teas.  You are also allowed fires here – someone from the farm will drive around the fields delivering wood blocks each day.

Embers Camping

They currently have five wonderful sites found at some of the most beautiful estates in Surrey, Sussex, Bucks, Oxfordshire and New Forest.

Family Camping Weekends

  1. Roves Farm Family Camping Weekends 2019

Running over 3 weekends, tickets sell out quickly. There are loads of activities on offer at the Roves Farm Camping weekends. Tickets include Games, BBQ, Evening Tractor Ride, Campfire & Weekend Entry to Roves Farm!

2. Big Camp at Cliveden July 2019

  • Friday 12th  – Saturday 13th July
  • Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th July
  • Friday 19th – Saturday 20th July
  • Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st July
  • Friday 26th – Saturday 27th July
  • Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th July


Camp in the historic woodlands at Cliveden (National Trust) at one of their six family camping nights this July.

Top Tips for Camping

We love these 14 Top Tips for Camping from Camping In The Forest with some fab hacks for making your camping experience a bit more enjoyable!

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