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Discussion in 'Personal' started by laticsbird, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. laticsbird

    laticsbird New commenter

    I know it's not everyone's cup of tea but for those of you that have tons of experience have you any recommendations of campsites for families? We don't like the large campsites with massive 'Haven' like facilities - prefer basic (toilets, EHU, the field and lots of countryside to walk the dog in). Oh, and chav-less, please! [​IMG]
  2. laticsbird

    laticsbird New commenter

    Wow...thanks Bauble - that looks fab!
  3. chicabonita

    chicabonita New commenter

  4. chicabonita

    chicabonita New commenter

    Sorry. I just read your post properly and you need doggy-friendly. So do I- will keep watching the thread with interest, and keep my mouth shut! [​IMG]
  5. bedingfield

    bedingfield New commenter

    Not sure where you are in the country or if you are looking for something on the coast.
    This site in Northamptonshire is quiet. Dog friendly and loads of good walks from the site. Only negative is that it's a bit pricey.
  6. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

  7. laticsbird

    laticsbird New commenter

    Just want to say thanks to all who've posted so far. We are new to camping really but we do know that we don't like the sites which have parks and clubs on them. We prefer as
  8. laticsbird

    laticsbird New commenter

    woops sorry, clicked 'post' too soon!
    Was going to say '...as stated before'... we prefer countryside, views, lots of fields, natural playgrounds for the kids and doggy walks.
    We live in the north-west, so around this area for weekends away...but, don't mind travelling anywhere during half-terms and summer holiday term-time.

    Thanks again for all your suggestions - will record them in my shiny, new, recently purchased camping notebook.[​IMG]
  9. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    look up mine in the lakes, you wont regret it
  10. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

  11. Try Eurocamp. The uk sites have only the basics but are in great countryside and the 'basics' are modern and clean. A few weeks ago I fancied a safari tent. They have them in their Somerset site. It was brilliant. I know they aren't basic but wonderful when it rains.
  12. http://www.btinternet.com/~burnbakecampsite/
    This is a lovelly spot but on the south coast so a bit of a drive for you. But lots of walks from the campsite for the dog.
    Can get full in the holidays (but doesn't seem crowded because of the way it is laid out.) But other campsites around that area.
    Studland Bay has a lovely beach for children. It gets very busy so don't get put off by the queues to get into the NT carpark because the beach goes on for miles.
  13. In the opposite direction and a bit of <strike>a trek</strike> an adventure : Fochabers
    They don't have their own website but this is a review.

    Also - Banff- http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/caravanparks/locations/banff.asp
    or Stonehaven - http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/caravanparks/locations/stonehaven.asp
    Probs too far north / east but worth a visit [​IMG]
  14. I haven't got links but can highly recommend two sites in the Lakes: the National Trust site at Great Langdale (great views, family area but no big park type thing, walking distance to three pubs serving food) and The Quiet Site at Ullswater (amazing views, pub on site with pool table and games for kids).
  15. No no pick mine. pick mine . Mine's betterer than elfie's. :&not;))

  16. ditwee

    ditwee New commenter

    North West:
    or Yorkshire:

    Both are dog friendly. Lots of walks available.
  17. Manor farm campsite in cromer is lovely, went 3 years ago and they are dog friendly, can sea the sea from the site and lovely walks etc. round there too. Pretty cheap, was about &pound;16 a night and they do electric hook up if you want it for a few pounds extra. Good luck finding somewhere, get the right place and you'll love it!
  18. snugglepot

    snugglepot Occasional commenter

    Camped a lot in the past with 4 kids but no dog. Lakes are good but sometimes very busy there is one site in Grange,Borrowdale which is very basic and quiet also Glennridding. Pooley Bridge is lovely and good cafes, pubs are within walking distance plus the lake.Be careful with swimming as it is shelved, very cold and dangerous.There have been quite a few fatalities from people who don't realise this.The steamer is lovely and Hallin Fell is great for a family to try.
    I have camped a lot in the Yorkshire Dales and coast and found the smaller sites great.Thirsk and a small family one outside Scarborough stick in my mind.Scotland- Blair Atholl at Atholl Castle and you used to be able to stay overnight on the way up to the Highlands. Findhorn (6 mile beach) is better than Fochabers. Lossie used to be good and superb beach.Also further up at Grannie's Hellin' Hame at Dornoch, great beach. Ullapool if you want to go to the Western Isles.
    When number 4 came along we did a couple of holidays with Eurocamp in Normandy, Brittany and Vendee. We didn't have room for four kids and camping equipment! We were informed by a French girl to look out for the Chateau sites and followed her advice and never regretted it.

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