North Wales campsites

Llyn Gwynant Campsite

Unzip your tent in the morning and be greeted by an array of birds and wildlife which make the peaceful Lyn Gwynant their home. Ideal for nature lovers, Llyn Gwynant Campsite is nestled within the majestic Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park and has direct access to some of its most breathtaking walks. 

 

A little girl and young woman brewing coffee around a campfire.
Camping in Nantgwynant, north Wales,

Family camping at Llyn Gwynant

Getting out onto the water couldn't be easier, campers can simply hire a boat on the day - choose from kayaks, Canadian canoes or stand up paddleboards. To round off your day of outdoors activities, toast a marshmallow on your own campfire and just look up to enjoy the wonderful dark skies that this area has to offer. 

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Glamping at the Slate Caverns, Snowdonia, North Wales

Blaenau Ffestiniog is a fascinating place: it’s a little enclave within the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park where centuries of slate mining has created a moonscape in the mountains. The locals have enterprisingly turned this to their advantage: it’s now the adventure sport capital of Wales. These six luxury safari lodges in Llechwedd Glamping are right in the heart of the action, with Zip World Llechwedd (home to Bounce Below), Zip World Penrhyn Quarry (home to Velocity 2 and Quarry Karts) and Antur Stiniog Mountain Bike Centre on the doorstep, and the mountain kingdoms of Eryri (Snowdonia) all around.

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People bouncing on underground trampolines.
View of a slate quarry from a glamping pod

Bounce Below, Zip World Llechwedd, and Llechwedd Glamping, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Tyddyn Isaf, Anglesey, North Wales

This family-run, family-friendly camping and caravan park deservedly won the AA Wales Campsite of the Year a few years back. Set neatly on the northeast coast of Anglesey, Tyddyn Isaf has an adventure playground for children, a footpath down to Lligwy beach, plus a shop and a small takeaway.

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Plassey Holiday Park, Wrexham, North Wales

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 at Plassey holiday park 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.

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Mid Wales campsites

fforest, Cardigan, Mid Wales

The people at fforest have been quietly creating something utterly magical over the past decade. They operate family ventures in three locations around Cardigan, with a range of glamping domes, shacks, bell-tents and log cabins at Fforest Farm and their smaller coastal site. Every August they hold week-long gatherings – fforest Gather – that bring together the best of fforest’s unique ethos for a family holiday that’s full of creative engagement.

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Dome accommodation with two deck chairs outside.
Fforest Farm Tipi at sunset.
Fire pit in the forest.

Quirky accommodation, rainbow skies and fire pits at fforest, Cardigan

Quay West, Ceredigion, Mid Wales

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

Two dolphins swimming.

New Quay: the dolphin-spotting capital of Wales

West Wales campsites

Three Cliffs Bay, Gower, West Wales

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

Tents at Three Cliffs Bay Holiday Park on the Gower Peninsula overlooking the beach.

Incredible views at Three Cliffs Holiday Park, Gower

Caerfai Farm, St Davids, West Wales

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? Caerfai Farm is an organic farm and they make their own cheese. There. That settles it.

Aerial view of Caerfai Beach.

The sheltered cove of Caerfai Beach, near St Davids

Trellyn Woodland Camping, Abercastle, West Wales

This patch of Pembrokeshire heaven keeps itself deliberately small and beautiful, with just six pitches, three yurts and two domes. But at Trellyn Woodland Camping you do get a wood-fired sauna and pizza oven, and free use of wet suits and surf boards to use at the nearby beach. Heaven.

South Wales campsites

Penhein Glamping, Monmouthshire, South Wales

It’s the sense of rural seclusion than makes Penhein Glamping so magical. Their Persian-inspired glamping tents are tucked away in secluded woodland surrounded by endless countryside – perfect for den-building, paddling and Poohsticks. The farming family who run it put on plenty of family events like den building and campfire cooking, and there’s the glorious Wye Valley and Monmouthshire hills to explore.

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Young children building a shelter from wood.
Penhein ‘alachigh’ tent nestled woodland.

Bushcraft courses and an alachigh tent at Penhein Glamping

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