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.


Pitch up and relax in the great outdoors at High Lodge Farm, Culham, Oxfordshire for £29 per night. The family and dog friendly pop-up campsite is opening on selected dates each week from July 25th until August 26th.

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Made up of rolling fields, meadows and mature woodland, the tranquil back-to-basics site feels a world away from urban life and is the perfect place to enjoy a short break under the stars.

Great Family Campsites

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

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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.

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.

Willow Hill Farm, Cotswolds

A super friendly campsite with stunning views of the Cotswold countryside.  Family camping, glamping and luxury accommodation available.  There are lots of great facilities on site to enjoy including two outdoor heated pools and a hot tub.

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.

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Ye Olde Swan Camping & Glamping, Radcot, South Oxfordshire

Camp on an island with easy access straight out onto the River Thames for some watersports fun.  It has the added bonus of a lovely pub just over the bridge.

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!

Big Skies Cotswold Glamping

We stayed at Big-Skies a couple of years ago and it was just incredible. Such a beautiful, refreshing, cooling & peaceful experience. Their attention to detail was incredible & we felt so refreshed after our stay. Family and dog friendly with great eco credentials.

Cotswold Farm Park Holidays

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.

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.

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!

Roves Farm Family Camping Weekends

Tickets include 2 nights camping (Fri & Sat), 2 days entry to the farm, Saturday night BBQ and mini disco. Lot’s of fun for all the family.  Ticket go on sale in January for select weekends only and they tend to sell out really quickly.

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.

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.


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