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The Best Caravan holidays in the UK

Holiday Parks have long been one of the British peoples favourite ways to enjoy a holiday on our beautiful island. Plus it is the most fun way to explore a new area of the country. There are loads of cheap holiday parks here in the UK that create a safe sanctuary for families with children, they have an in-built community vibe and a great holiday atmosphere. These parks are hands down one of the most convenient and stress-free options for holiday accommodation you can find.

we’ve made looking for the perfect family getaway even easier- Here is our list of our favourite family-friendly and best holiday parks across England, Scotland and Wales.

From 5-star holiday parks in UK inland beauty spots, only a short drive away from a blue-flag beach, to award-winning parks nestled along the iconic coastlines of Devon and Cornwall.

We have included some of budget-friendly accommodation and entertainment options.

Wherever it Is that you are planning to have your next family holiday, be it a chilled out lodge with a hot tub or a family holiday next to an outdoor pool, you are sure to find something your family will love in the list below.

1. Haven Devon Cliffs

Location – Exmouth, Devon, England

Best for – Panoramic sea views and visiting Dartmoor

This Holiday Park is perfect for a seaside break with your family. It is situated next to the Blue Flag award-winning Sandy Bay Beach, perched up high on the rust-coloured cliffs, iconic to the Devonshire coastline.

One of the best Haven parks, it has enough facilities to keep everyone happy and that’s before you’ve even thought about going out into the local area.

This site boasts three outdoor play areas for the kids, a nature trail, climbing wall and an ariel adventure course. When the inevitable UK rain hits there are two entertainment venues as well as a bowling alley and an indoor pool with 3 slide.

If you want to venture out and explore away from the holiday park, Devon has plenty of beautiful seaside towns to visit, such as Torquay and Paignton and with lots of the top 10 attractions in the county only a short drive, you’ll have plenty to see and do here.

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2. Haven Perran Sands

Location – Perranporth, Cornwall, England.

Best for – All-year-round dog walks on the beach and learning to surf the waves

With its chalets, caravans and beach houses (complete with hot tub!) and glamping options such as yurts, geo-domes and safari tents, there is a vast range of accommodation at this popular Cornwall holiday park, catering for every taste and budget.

With an on-site surfing school, this is a great choice for anyone wanting to try this most Cornish of activities. You can have a morning of adventure at the beach and then take a stroll back to your accommodation to rinse the salt out of your hair before having a well-earned bite to eat at one of its six food and drink venues.

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3. Park Holidays UK Sandhills

Location – Mudeford, Dorset, England

Best for – Peaceful family days by the beach and visiting the New Forest National Park

Sandhills is a smaller park than most others on this list and it’s a great choice for a quiet beach holiday. You can choose from luxury lodges and apartments or stay in one of the best static caravan parks the UK has to offer.

This is a place where you can really escape the noise and activity of normal life walking along the promenade, watching the tide.

It may not have a ski-slope like Warmwell Holiday Park, but it does have all the usual facilities you’d expect to find.

On-site there is a designated children’s pool in addition to the main outdoor pool, an adventure play area for the kids and a family bar. If you want to venture out you are less than a 30-minute drive from the bright lights and buzz of Bournemouth, and both the New Forest or the Steamer Point Nature Reserve are only a short drive away.

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4. Haven Burnham-on-Sea

Location – Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, England

Best for – Fishing lakes and visiting the world-famous Cheddar Gorge

Burnham-on-Sea was once a small fishing village, but it has since grown to become one of the most well-loved holiday resorts in the county. Fishing is still very much part of the attraction.

Haven Burham-on-Sea is a perfect place for anglers to relax, with its own Match Fishing Lake and Coarse Fishing Lake.

If fishing is not your thing don‘t be disheartenEd. This is one of the best caravan parks for kids, there are tons of family activities for you to try!!

There’s a boating lake, bungee trampolines, water flume, sports court, crazy golf, to name only a few. If you want to leave the park visit Cheddar Gorge, for the most awe-inspiring views in Somerset.

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5. Parkdean Resorts Sunnydale

Location – Louth, Lincolnshire, England

Best for – Local family-friendly attractions and getting close to nature with the kids

If you’re aiming to get to know Lincolnshire better this year, choose our number 5 holiday park, Parkdean Resorts Sunnydale as your base.

It is right next to the Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes National Nature Reserve and only a 28-minutes away from the Lincolnshire Wolds, it’s a great location to go bird-watching, walking and even fishing – either at the on-site lake or from the beach.

There are planets of facilities here such as kids clubs, an indoor swimming pool, amusement arcade, entertainment venue and a soft play area for the little ones, there is plenty to do on-site.

In the local area, there is plenty to see and do including a visit to Rushmoor Country Park you can get up close to a variety of animals, from birds of prey to farm animals and small furries. You can turn your hand to horse-riding at Brook House Farm, allowing you to enjoy the local Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on horse-back, along one of the many bridle-paths.

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6. Parkdean Resorts Cayton Bay

Location – Scarborough, Yorkshire, England

Best for – Exploring the North York Moors and fun family days by the sea

This family focussed park is right next to Cayton Bay; where you’ll find a lovely crescent-shaped beach with golden sands nestled among grassy sea cliffs, giving it a secluded feel, despite it being just down the road from lively Scarborough.

In this well-loved holiday town, you’ll also find a beach-side funfair, sea-life centre and Japanese garden, giving you and the kids plenty do see and do here.

Back at the caravan park, you’ll find plenty of other things to keep everyone entertained – there’s an indoor swimming pool with splash zone and play areas for the little ones, including soft play for younger babies and toddlers.

Cayton Bay Holiday Park is also perfectly located for exploring the North York Moors. You can take in the heather topped hills and dry stone walls crisscrossing the landscape from the comfort of a steam train, or on foot from one of the many well-marked footpaths.

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7. Park Holidays UK Seaview

Location – Whitstable, Kent, England

Best for – Fish and chips, oysters and quirky independent shops

Situated between two of Kent’s most popular seaside towns – Herne Bay and Whitstable. In Herne Bay, you’ll find family-friendly amusements, stunning sunsets over the water and a pier with an enormous amount of food stalls and a small market with independent makers selling their fares.

This park has all the basic facilities needed for a family holiday on the Kent coast, including a restaurant and heated outdoor leisure pool.

Take a short drive to Whitstable; a southern contender for the UK’s most delicious fish and chips, as well as a great place to try oysters, and perhaps all seafood.

This small, quirky seaside town is well known for its food and is home to a member of Kent’s three Michelin Star eateries – The Sportsman, if you want to give yourself an extra special treat.

Whitstable is also on the commuter train line to London Victoria, so if you want to explore the capital city during your break, choose this holiday park. London needs very little in the way introduction, famous for its shopping, theatres, restaurants, museums, galleries and tourist attractions, it’s well worth a visit.

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8. Parkdean Resorts Regent Bay

Location – Morecambe, Lancashire, England

Best for – Outdoor activities and the mountain views of the Lake District

This holiday park is the one to stay at for visiting England’s most loved national park. The Lake District is high on everyone’s wish list, with its wild mountain scenery and expansive lakeside views – and here you truly are spoilt for choice when it comes to family-friendly activities. Parkdean Resorts Regent Bay is only 25 minutes away from the park boundary, with Windemere easily accessible by car.

For days when you want to find fun closer to your home for the week, you can walk to Morecambe Bay in even less time. Here you’ll find water sports and outdoor activities to try such as sailing, windsurfing, horse-riding and kite surfing, before heading back to the holiday park for some time by the pool or a bite to eat in the restaurant.

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9. Parkdean Resorts Hayling Island

Location – Hayling Island, Hampshire, England

Best for – Visting the Isle of Wight, The New Forest and the South Downs

This little holiday park is on Hayling Island, just off the coast near Portsmouth, ideally located for visiting three of the South’s top places for family days out.

It is less than an hour drive from the ferry to The Isle of Wight and is close to the New Forest and the South Downs, and near from the cities of Portsmouth, Southsea and Southampton which have plenty of galleries, museums, restaurants and shops.

If you don’t want to drive you can leave the car parked up, as this holiday park is within walking distance to a blue flag beach, golf course, picturesque coastal paths and more. There are indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an adventure playground and even a gym, so plenty to do for adults and kids alike.

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10. Parkdean Resorts Camber Sands

Location – Camber, Sussex, England

Best for – Miles of sandy beach complete with dunes and visiting Britain’s only Desert.

This resort has not one, but four indoor pools and a huge array of activities for on-site family fun. You can try holiday park activities such as archery, climbing, cricket and football and you will also find some exciting activities such as hover archery, water walking and even a Bear Grylls Survival Academy!

Camber Sands Beach is right next door, and with seven whole miles of golden sands, you’ll have plenty of room to yourself no matter how busy it gets. Just 15 minutes down the road by car, you’ll find the Dungeness, which makes a great day out for the whole family. Here there is a light steam and diesel railway, and a massive expanse of shingle beach dotted with quirky individual buildings and lighthouses.

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11. Park Holidays UK Carlton Meres

Location – Saxmundham, Suffolk, England

Best for – Nature lovers and quintessentially British countryside views

Carlton Merees is one of the only parks on this list that isn’t right next to a beach – but we think that makes this park extra special. It’s nestled among the trees deep in the Suffolk countryside, and with its own fishing lakes, you won’t miss the water. However, if you do want a day at the beach, the seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold are both less than 30 minutes away by car.

This area is a nature lover’s paradise with a diverse range of landscapes in a small locality, there are lots of rare plant and animals to see here and plenty of footpaths to explore and places to visit to get close to the wildlife, such as the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary and RSPB Minismere.

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12. Haven Caister on Sea

Location – Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England

Best for – Dog owners, sailing and visiting the Norfolk Broads

This dog-friendly holiday park has got to be one of the best UK haven parks and is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday in Great Yarmouth. It sits right on the coastline with a long sandy beach and is next to the Norfolk Broads, with miles and miles of waterways to explore. A boat-lovers paradise!

The park itself has a heated indoor pool, a brand new adventure village where you can hire segways and bikes, try off-roading in a 4×4, tackle the ariel high ropes course, and much much more.

For more information on this park and the local area contact us

13. Parkdean Resorts Whitley Bay

Location – Whitley Bay, Northumberland, England

Best for – Caravan holidays and visiting Newcastle upon Tyne

Parkdean are well known for their family caravan parks, and for caravan park holidays in UK tourist hot spots – and this one doesn’t disappoint. Located near Newcastle upon Tyne; it is an excellent base for experiencing the liveliness of the city, visiting its museums, galleries, cafes, and visitor attractions. But, at the end of a busy fun-filled day, you can retreat to the park, with its tranquil seaside setting and plenty of family-friendly activities to enjoy.

If you love exploring a little further afield, you can take the car to visit the historic remains of Hadrian’s Wall or travel to the Northumberland National Park. Here you’ll find the largest human-made lake and woodland in England, and some of the most mesmerising stargazing opportunities in the country.

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14. Craig Tara Haven

Location – Ayr, Scotland

Best for – Kids, family fun and outdoor activities

This holiday park is one of Haven’s largest parks, making it one of the best caravan sites UK soil has to offer to visitors from all over the country and abroad. It has a fantastic water park that the whole family will love, complete with flumes, rapids and waterfalls. Here you’ll also find climbing walls, an indoor airspace sports drome and some adrenaline spiking adventure courses.

You are also only half an hour away from the Galloway Forest Park, which has plenty of family-friendly activities such as walking, mountain biking, stargazing, wildlife spotting and fishing. When it’s time for lunch, you can either picnic under the trees next to a beautiful loch or head back to the holiday park and dine in one of the many eateries there.

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15. Haven Hafan Y Mor

Location – Pwllheli, Wales

Best for – Wild scenery and visiting Snowdonia

There’s probably no better way for your family to discover some of the finest places in Wales, than by staying at Haven Hafan Y Mor – making it a must-have on our list of UK holiday parks.

Everything you need is right within the park boundaries, with activity facilities including adventure golf, swimming pools, play areas and boat hire.

From here it’s easy to access Snowdonia, with its jaw-dropping mountain scenery and unrivalled natural beauty, as well as the Isle of Angelsey, where you can walk stunning coastal paths with endless sea views. Another must-do is a trip to Portmeirion village, where you’ll find ornate buildings reminiscent of an Italian fishing village nestled into the hillside. This fun Mediterranean atmosphere has long drawn many visitors and film crews to its colourful streets

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