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, Buckinghamshire and Gloucestershire.

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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

A lovely campsite with the bonus of a play park and access to the river if you have a canoe or paddleboard and fancy some extra fun on the water.

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.

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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