Camping for kids: Camping & caravan sites

Kids love camping. Simple as that. So here are some of the best sites in Wales for tents, caravans and motorhomes, whether you’re after stripped-down simplicity in the remote hills, a yurt by the beach, or the full monty of heated swimming pools and evening entertainment. 

  • Playground at Tyddyn Isaf, Anglesey
    Tyddyn Isaf, Anglesey by Hayley Mount-Leonard

    This family run, family friendly camping and caravan park deservedly won the AA Wales Campsite of the Year 2014. Set on the northeast coast of Anglesey, it’s got an adventure playground for children, a footpath down to Lligwy beach, plus a shop and a small restaurant.

  • 2 Touring BBQ and caravan.
    Plassey Holiday Park, North Wales by Plassey Holiday Park

    A former dairy farm in the Dee Valley is the setting for this multi-award winning, five-star leisure park for touring caravans, motorhomes and tents. The facilities are brilliant: heated indoor swimming pool, craft and retail centre, golf course, coffee shop and restaurant, and even its own brewery. There are special activity days for kids and an entire Welsh castle themed adventure play park.

  • Hafan Y Mor holiday park, Pwllheli.
    Hafan Y Mor holiday park, Pwllheli by Haven Holidays

    New Quay is a gorgeous harbour town and the dolphin spotting capital of Wales, and up on the cliffs above it, this all action holiday park has its own heated pools, woodland nature walks and on-site restaurant, bar and evening entertainment.

  • Dome for glamping in natural woodland surroundings.
    Cosy Under Canvas, Kington by Emma Price, Cosy Under Canvas

    Voted the top ‘alternative accommodation’ in the 2013 Wales Tourism Awards, this magical glamping experience has luxurious yurts and domes in the most idyllic natural woodland surroundings, a stone’s throw from Hay on Wye. Paddling in streams, wood-fired hot-tubs, camp-fires, starry night skies…what’s not to love?

  • Pembrokeshire Coast Path sign at Pwllderi, Pembrokeshire

    Walking at Pwllderi, Pembrokeshire Coast Path

    This small patch of Pembrokeshire heaven keeps itself deliberately small and beautiful, with just five pitches, two domes, two yurts and a tepee. But you do get a wood-fired sauna and pizza oven, and fresh lobster and crab delivered to your door (or rather, flap) from the nearby beach. Heaven.

  • Two canoes on Bala lake
    Bala lake, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast  by Alyson Bainbridge

    This caravan and chalet park is set in the grounds of a Victorian country house overlooking beautiful Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid), the area’s best water-sports attraction. It’s also a great base for mountain holidays, with Snowdonia to the west, the Clwydians to the right, and within striking distance of the coast.

  • Sunset at Three Cliffs Bay, Swansea.
    Three Cliffs Bay, Swansea by Mark Button

    You’ll wake up to arguably the best view of any campsite in Britain here: a glorious hilltop location overlooking the iconic Three Cliffs Bay. All the attractions of Gower and nearby Swansea are on the doorstep, and they take caravans, motorhomes and tents, as well as offering three barn conversions for let.

  • St David's Cathedral
    St David's Cathedral, Pembrokeshire by seentwistle

    Camping, cottages, and yurts, set on a clifftop with direct access to the Wales Coast Path. Not enough? The tiny cathedral city of St Davids is a short walk away, and so is the stunning little port of Porthclais. You want even more? They’ve got organic farm and they make their own cheese. There. That settles it.