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.
Great Family Campsites
These are all campsites we have stayed at with young families and would recommend:
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.
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 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 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!
Spot wild ponies roaming around the tents. This is a large campsite with plenty of hot showers!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
This is a small family-friendly campsite with a pool and playground.
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!
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.
There are loads of facilities here including two indoor heated swimming pools and a playground.
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.
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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