A caravanning or camping holiday in Wales in a great choice for families. Get close to nature, with space to relax and play. Discover the freedom and flexibility that camping offers. Some campsites are dog-friendly too, so you can even bring your four legged friend.


Family camping in Wales

Family campsites in North Wales

Llyn Gwynant Campsite, Caernarfon

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 one of the best family campsites in North Wales. Nestled within the majestic Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park it 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 at Llyn Gwynant Campsite 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.

Facilities include:

  • boat hire
  • Dark Skies location
  • food outlet selling pizza and other evening meals
  • a licensed bar
  • campsite shop selling firewood
  • large enclosed area with stainless steel tables for cooking, 2 microwave ovens, an instant water boiler and washing up sinks with hot water. Plus, small chest freezers (for freezer packs only).
  • a laundry room (fees apply)
  • pets welcome

Accessibility features:

  • level entry toilet with baby changing table and a level entry shower

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Glamping at the Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog

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. The six luxury safari lodges in Llechwedd Glamping are considered one of the best family campsites in Eryri (Snowdonia). Well equipped extra insulated tents they are suitable for four or five people with a double bed and three singles.

A stay here puts you 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.

Interior of one of the safari tents

Llechwedd Glamping

Blaenau Ffestiniog
Dolbadarn Castle
Llechwedd Deep Mine

Zip World Llechwedd

Blaenau Ffestiniog
Dolbadarn Castle
Velocity 2, the world's fastest zip line

Zip World Penrhyn Quarry

Dolbadarn Castle

Antur Stiniog Mountain Bike Centre

Blaenau Ffestiniog
Dolbadarn Castle

Features and amenities include:

  • bedding and towels provided
  • private BBQ
  • en-suite with a power shower
  • kitchenette with microwave oven, fridge freezer and sink
  • wood burning stove
  • free Wi-Fi
  • dogs welcome

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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

There are some great family campsites in Anglesey. 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 a footpath down to Lligwy beach. If you're looking for campsites in Wales with a play area, Tyddyn Isaf is a great choice, with an adventure playground for children.

This family-run, family campsite on Anglesey deservedly won the AA Wales Campsite of the Year a few years back. Set neatly on the northeast coast of the island, Tyddyn Isaf has a large play area for children and a direct private access, via a footpath, down to Lligwy beach, plus a shop and a small takeaway during high season.

Features and amenities include:

  • platinum award-winning amenity blocks
  • business centre
  • laundrette
  • fully equipped gym
  • baby changing stations and a portable baby bath
  • Dogs welcome (if kept on a short lead and cleared up after)
  • EV Charging Points

Accessible facilities include:

  • ramped access and no steps to all toilet blocks and all pitches are within 200m of the nearest toilet and shower block, with many pitches being far closer
  • large family shower / wet rooms, a DOC-M compliant shower / toilet with grab rails and shower seat
  • baby changing facilities

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Campsite with tents and caravans pitched in fields, separated by hedges. The sea can be seen in the distance.
Campsite from above. Tents and caravans in fields near the coast . The sea can be seen in the distance

Tyddyn Isaf Camping and Caravan Park, Anglesey.

Plassey Holiday Park, Wrexham

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. Plassey holiday park is one of the best family holiday parks in North Wales offering special activity days for kids, an entire Welsh castle-themed adventure play park to explore, and if you're looking to find a campsite in Wales with a swimming pool, it has that option too. And if that's not enough, it even has its own brewery!

Features and amenities include:

  • heated indoor pool
  • golf course
  • cycle paths, nature trails and fishing
  • craft and retail centre
  • retail, hair and beauty outlets
  • coffee shop and restaurant
  • disabled toilets
  • dogs welcome

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Mid Wales camping sites

fforest, Cardigan

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. It's full of creative engagement, inviting you to have a fantastic feast.

Features and amenities include:

  • 500 acre natural environment, with wildlife reserve
  • vegetable garden
  • Y Bwthyn pub
  • cedar barrel sauna
  • dogs welcome

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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

If you're looking for caravan sites in Wales near a beach, Quay West Holiday Park is a great option. Situated on the cliffs above the gorgeous harbour town of New Quay, the dolphin-spotting capital of Wales. The all-action Quay West is one of the best campsites with on site entertainment in Wales.

Features and amenities include:

  • beach access
  • archery, fencing, crazy golf, aerial adventure and pool kayaking activities
  • a woodland nature walk
  • indoor and outdoor pools
  • restaurant and venues selling take away food
  • a mini market
  • dogs welcome
  • accessibility facilities include wheelchair hire
Two dolphins swimming.

New Quay: the dolphin-spotting capital of Wales

West Wales camping sites

Three Cliffs Bay, Gower

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.

Three Cliffs Holiday Park

Aerial view of a harbour, two beaches and pastel coloured houses.
Three Cliffs Bay

Three Cliffs Bay Beach

Aerial view of a harbour, two beaches and pastel coloured houses.

The attractions of nearby Gower, Mumbles and Swansea are on the doorstep of this small site of 10 premium touring pitches, available for caravans, motorhomes and tents. They also offer glamping and barn conversions for let.

Features and amenities include:

  • cliff top location
  • private path to the beach
  • each touring pit includes a fire pit, picnic table, electric hook-up point and water point as standard
  • dog-friendly
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

Camping, cottages, and yurts, set on a clifftop offering stunning views right across St Brides Bay to the south, 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.

Features and amenities include:

  • freezer packs can be rented
  • dogs welcome (accept in the cottages)
  • laundry facilities
  • farm shop
Aerial view of Caerfai Beach.

The sheltered cove of Caerfai Beach, near St Davids

Trellyn Woodland Camping, Abercastle

Looking for family camping in Pembrokeshire? This patch of Pembrokeshire heaven keeps itself deliberately small and beautiful, Trellyn Woodland Camping has just six pitches, three yurts and two domes. Small but oh so perfectly formed!

Features and amenities include:

  • a wood-fired sauna and pizza oven
  • free use of wet suits and surf boards to use at the nearby beach.
  • your own covered campfire with free firewood
  • within easy reach of more than 10 beaches in part of the most beautiful part of Pembrokeshire

Sites for family camping in South Wales

Penhein Glamping, Monmouthshire

It’s the sense of rural seclusion than makes Penhein Glamping so magical. Another one of the best family campsites in Wales. 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.

Features and amenities include:

  • beautiful custom-made Persian tents
  • well-equipped kitchen with running water, elegant interiors, own toilets, wood burning stove and proper beds
  • hot showers and boutique bathing
  • shared drying room, a luxurious shower block with monsoon showers and a Victorian roll-top bath
  • three of the tents have their own showers immediately outside
  • Dark Skies location

Read more: Must do in the Wye Valley and Vale of Usk.



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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There are lots of other brilliant accommodation options for families in Wales, including family friendly hotels, caravan parks and holiday parks.

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