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The top 10 caravan locations in the UK

The UK is home to thousands of caravan sites in all corners of the country. Here are 10 of the best caravan locations in the UK to inspire your next break.

We've read reviews and scoured websites to find 10 of the best-rated caravan parks in the UK, based on factors to consider such as location, the number of 5-star reviews, and certificates of excellence.

While we're spoiled for choice with over 800,000 touring caravans and caravan holiday homes in the UK, deciding where to go can be overwhelming. From beaches to woodland, mountains to lakes, let this guide help you decide where to go for your next caravan holiday. IF you have a four-legged friend, we've also put together a list of the best dog-friendly camping and caravan sites in the UK.

1. Hendra Holiday Park

picture of Hendra Holiday Park caravans
Hendra Holiday Park Caravans

Hendra Holiday Park offers pretty much everything your whole family could want to be entertained during your stay at the resort. Reviewers of the park commended it for its cleanliness and excellent facilities, as it offers luxurious caravan apartments that are a cut above, offering style as well as comfort for your stay. If only the very best will do for your family, then Hendra Holiday Park must surely be one of your top considerations for your next caravan holiday.

Hendra Holiday Park Features
LocationNewquay, Cornwall
AboutCornwall is one of the most stunning locations in the UK. A holiday here offers unbeaten views of the Atlantic Ocean, with miles of sandy beaches to enjoy
Local AttractionsNewquay Beach offers a traditional bucket and spade holiday, but is also very popular with surfers and paddle boarders. Nearby you will also find a zoo and an aquarium, and a plethora of restaurants and independent shops.
  • entertainment complex
  • food and drink outlets including afternoon tea
  • fish and chips and a pizzeria
  • indoor amusements
  • indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • outdoor gym
  • children's playground
  • sports field
  • evening entertainment
  • safari train
  • on-site supermarket
  • wifi
  • launderette
  • 80 acres of parkland
  • recycling and freecycling facilities

2. Flamingo Land Resort

picture of Flamingo Land Resort caravans
Flamingo Land Resort Caravans

Flamingo Land Resort is an ideal alternative for some of the bigger theme parks in the World, which when you include flights can be very costly for families. Having such a fantastic attraction based in the UK makes it a very popular travel destination. It is one of the most exciting caravan holidays your children can experience.

Flamingo Land Resort Features
LocationMalton, North Yorkshire
AboutIf it's fun for the kids you're after, then you can't get much better than having a theme park on your doorstep! Flamingo Land Resort is set amongst the grounds of the famous theme park, meaning you can enjoy all the fun for days on end!
Local AttractionsFlamingo Land Theme Park (on site), Castle Howard, Scarborough and North York Moors National Park.
  • Flamingo Land Theme Park
  • Zoo
  • Georgian Mansion House for weddings and celebrations
  • entertainment club
  • indoor water complex
  • golf course
  • play area
  • shops
  • launderette

3. Oakdown Touring and Holiday Caravan Park

Offering luxury, pet-friendly caravans as well as glamping pods, Oakdown breaks away from the usual holiday park chains, to offer a more tailored individual approach to caravanning. The park is surrounded by lush greenery including nearby farms, woodland and a golf course. There is a 3 mile drive to Branscombe Beach, meaning with Oakdown Touring and Holiday Caravan Park, you get the best of both worlds.

Oakdown Touring and Holiday Caravan Park Features
LocationSidmouth, Devon
AboutAwarded a platinum AA star for its facilities, Oakdown Touring and Holiday Caravan Park caters to both camping and caravan holidays in its Devon location.
Local AttractionsPaccombe Donkey Farm, Oak Mead Golf Course, Branscombe Beach, Sidmouth Countryside (National Trust), Jacob's Ladder and The Norman Lockyer Observatory.
  • cafe
  • shop
  • dog spa
  • play areas
  • wifi
  • pitch and putt

4. Seton Sands Holiday Village

Located on the east coast of Scotland just outside Edinburgh, this caravan park is directly facing the North Sea, with some pitches also offering panoramic views across the water. This location has families in mind and is jam-packed with adventure trails and entertainment so you'll have plenty to do and explore no matter what the British weather has in store.

Its proximity to Edinburgh would make this an ideal choice for local city dwellers to unwind in the coast, surrounded by the peace and tranquillity of nearby greenery, as well being able to enjoy the coastline. The park has over 1,300 positive Google reviews, so it is well worth a look if you are planning on taking a caravan holiday in Scotland.

Seton Sands Holiday Village Features
LocationPrestonpans, Scotland
AboutHaven describe Seton Sands Holiday Village as one of its "prettiest parks", and it's easy to see why.
Local AttractionsNational Flight Museum of Scotland, Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh City Centre and nearby dog friendly beaches.
  • 2 food and drink venues
  • 2 heated indoor pools
  • outdoor play area
  • 9-hole golf course
  • adventure trail
  • all-weather multi-sports court
  • all-weather multi-sports range
  • bungee trampoline
  • cash machine
  • coarse fishing lake
  • entertainment venue
  • fun works amusements arcade
  • indoor play area
  • launderette
  • paddling pool
  • pool tables

5. Barmouth Bay Holiday Park

The park is close to some incredible climbing locations including Cadair Idris, Pen Y Gadair and Llanfihangel y Pennant Path. What's more, after a long day of walking and hiking, you can head down to Benar Beach, which the park has direct road access too.

Users rate Barmouth Bay Holiday Park highly for the proximity to local points of interest, as well as for the cleanliness of the caravans. You will also find dog-friendly caravans here so no need to leave your furry friend behind when you go hiking.

Barmouth Bay Holiday Park Features
LocationSnowdonia, Wales
AboutBarmouth Bay Holiday Park is an ideal location for anyone who is looking to explore the wonderous spectacular of Snowdonia.
Local AttractionsSnowdonia National Park, Snowdon Mountain Railway, Barmouth Bridge, Greenwood Forest Park, treetop adventures and King Arthurs Labyrinth.
  • indoor heated pool
  • adventure playground
  • outdoor cinema
  • 6 restaurants
  • sports court
  • launderette
  • glass recycling points

6. Broadhembury Caravan and Camping Park

Ditching the traditional entertainment complexes normally found within caravan parks, the resort instead focuses on providing serenity and tranquillity. Fields and meadows surround the park, making it an ideal location to escape the noise, hustle and busy of everyday life as you take in all that nature has to offer. This includes wonderful stargazing views at night!

The park is rated 5 stars on Campstead. It's also highly rated on many review websites, with the peacefulness and cleanliness of the overall park being some of its most raved about attributes.

Broadhembury Caravan and Camping Park Features
LocationAshford, Kent
AboutIf you are looking for a taste of the quiet life, then Broadhembury Caravan and Camping Park in Kent should be top of your consideration.
Local AttractionsHamstreet Woods National Nature Reserve, Ashford Designer Outlet, Gusbourne Estate, Conningbrook Lakes Country Park, Godinton Gardens and Smallhythe Place.
  • campers kitchen
  • play area
  • herb garden
  • on-site shop offering local Kent produce

7. Southview Holiday Park

Southview Holiday Park is just a 6 minute drive to the beach and offers a whole host of family entertainment and leisure activities. Choose from a mixture of caravan and lodges to stay in. Some of the lodges also benefit from hot tubs, meaning you can truly relax in your surroundings. The park is also set to benefit from a £40m investment in 2019, which will further enhance this great family friendly Oasis.

Southview Holiday Park Features
LocationSkegness, Lincolnshire
AboutSitting on England's East Coast, Skegness is one of the UK's most popular seaside destinations.
Local AttractionsSkegness, Ingoldmells, Pleasure Beach Fairground, Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve, Lincolnshire Wolds and Gunby Estate Hall and Gardens (National Trust).
  • heated pool
  • gym
  • sauna
  • steam room
  • restaurants
  • takeaways
  • fishing lake
  • golf course
  • amusement arcade
  • adventure playground
  • kids club
  • sports court
  • entertainment complex
  • waterslide
  • high speed wifi
  • launderette
  • shop

8. Skelwith Fold Caravan Park

Set over 130 acres of gorgeous landscape, this dog-friendly park is set amongst tranquil woodland. It would make an ideal holiday for couples looking to make a quiet escape. The park is in close proximity to many of the Lake District's breathtaking attractions including Lake Windemere, and visitors can even enjoy a cruise across the majestic waters that the lake boasts. Ambleside itself has several shops, and the town centre is just a short drive from the caravan park.

Skelwith Fold Caravan Park Features
LocationAmbleside, Cumbria
AboutAdorned with numerous awards for excellence, Skelwith Fold Caravan Park offers unrivalled views of the Lake District, which is one of the UK's most picturesque attractions.
Local AttractionsLake District National Park, Windemere, Red Screes, Helvellyn, Scafell Pike, Ambleside and Rydal Mount & Gardens.
  • shop
  • launderette
  • drying room
  • library
  • wifi
  • shower room
  • wash facilities for dogs
  • bikes
  • wellies

9. Chatsworth Park Caravan and Motorhome Club Site

Set in the grounds of The Chatsworth Estate, visitors can enjoy picturesque views of the rolling Derbyshire countryside, set amongst 1,000 acres of parkland. The caravan site itself is more suited to motorhomes, so this is a break for those who already own a caravan or similar camping facilities. It's just a short walk to the village of Baslow, which boasts local pubs, restaurants and independent shops for you to explore and enjoy.

Chatsworth Park Caravan and Motorhome Club Features
LocationBakewell, Derbyshire
AboutIf you've always wanted to visit Chatsworth House, why not extend your stay by enjoying a holiday at Chatsworth Park Caravan and Motorhome Club Site?
Local AttractionsChatsworth House, Peak District National Park, River Derwent, Curbar Edge, Eagle Stone, Roly's Fudge Pantry and Eyam Hall Craft Centre.
  • golf
  • playground
  • tennis
  • shower room
  • washroom
  • disabled facilities
  • launderette
  • wifi
  • baby changing
  • dishwasher
  • motorhome service point

10. Lower Hyde Holiday Park

Just a short ferry ride from either Southampton or Portsmouth, you can discover beautiful countryside and nearby villages at your stay at Lower Hyde Holiday Park. There's even a steam railway close by! The park is set up with families in mind, and similar to other Park Dean resorts has plenty of entertainment for the kids, with the choice of caravans, lodges or chalets.

Lower Hyde Holiday Park Features
LocationShanklin, Isle of Wight
AboutLower Hyde Holiday Park is close to two beaches on the Isle of Wight, and also benefits from guests being able to share facilities at nearby sister park Landguard.
Local AttractionsThe Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, Appuldurcombe House, Amazon World Zoo Park, Isle of Wight Zoo, Monkey Haven, Haven Falconry, Sandown Beach, Goodleaf Tree Climbing and Brading Roman Villa.
  • entertainment
  • outdoor pool with flume
  • indoor heated pool
  • adventure playground
  • kids club
  • bar and restaurant
  • Costa Coffee
  • takeaway
  • amusement arcade
  • kids club
  • super fast wifi
  • launderette
  • local shop

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