There’s no greater staycation than a camping trip – getting out into nature, sleeping under the stars (well, under a tent under the stars, hopefully) – that’s the stuff of which childhood memories are made.
You might not remember all the swear words mummy uttered when she was trying to put up the tent but you’ll remember the campfire nights and the taste of tea from a plastic cup, the feeling of being surrounded (and a bit covered in) nature.
While the weather’s still good, grab yourself a family-sized tent here and take your pick from some of the best of British campsites below. To keep this geographically fair, there’s a camping spot suggestion in every corner of the UK. If you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments!
North: Rothiemurchas, Scotland
The perfect campsite for a family that’s into their outdoor activities; you can try clay pigeon shooting, go on a ‘safari’ of the local wildlife, give archery a go and catch a fishy dinner.
East: The Secret Campsite, Sussex
Founded by a botanist with ambitions to create an ‘edible campsite’, this area of colourful natural beauty has been carefully preserved to create a clean, clear, earthy environment for children to explore.
Go wild swimming, go on a nature trail to discover beautiful (and delicious) plants, and if you really miss the city, head to Brighton for the day. There are also facilities for campfires and barbecues, so you can set up your Weber and grillyour supper.
South: Gwithian, Cornwall
Gwithian campsite is a leisurely walk from the gorgeous Gwithian beach. With clear water, soft sand and truly incredible views, you’re near the lighthouse that inspired Virginia Wolfe and ten short minutes from the St. Erth railway station – so, when you’re tired of soaking in the sun and sand, you can take the picturesque train journey to St. Ives and grab some food at the crab shack.
Then head back to the family-and-pet-friendly campsite for some shut eye or follow our top tip: head out to the beach after dark for truly incredibly views of the stars in the night sky.
West: Rhosson ganol, Pembrokeshire
About as far west as you can go before the ocean, this site has lovely views and is within strolling distance of a beach and boating adventures. Peaceful, tranquil – it’s a place to escape to for completely rural relaxation.
This post is in association with Argos.