Visiting one of the best caravan parks in the UK is a guaranteed way to enjoy a brilliant holiday. However, there are a lot of campsites to choose from, so how do you pick the right one for you? That’s where this guide comes in.
To identify the standout caravan sites, our readers have scoured the UK, from Cornwall, Devon and Dorset to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Our expert team then judge the results and we compile the final 100.
We then publish our Top 100 Sites Guide, which runs through the best caravan sites from across the UK, breaking it down by region for added ease. The guide, which is available as a free PDF below, also includes a directory which lists 500 more sites too.
In this round-up, we’re sharing the standout caravan parks to visit in the UK from across the regions, as well as revealing our overall winner.
The 10 best caravan parks are:
1. Old Oaks Touring Park
2. Ballyness Caravan Park
3. Back of Beyond Touring Park
4. Rushin House
5. South Wales Touring Park
6. Red Kite Touring Park
7. South Lychett Manor
8. The Old Bricks Kiln
9. Ludlow Touring Park
10. Grooby’s Pit
You can also read our full Top 100 Sites Guide by clicking the link or the image below.
What is the best caravan park in the UK?
Old Oaks Touring Park
Wick Farm, Wick, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8JS, www.theoldoaks.co.uk
- Open: 4 March – 20 November
- Touring pitches: 88
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £26.50-£47
This five-star touring, camping and glamping site provides great facilities and customer service in a beautiful setting, and is a deserving Regional Winner. The adults-only park is located near Glastonbury, perfect for the festival, the Tor or the Chalice Well, and in a great position to enjoy all the area has to offer. On-site, you can fish on the picturesque lake and enjoy the abundant wildlife, or run your dogs in the exercise area, with dog-shower.
There’s a variety of accommodation, with touring pitches, glamping cabins, shepherd huts and cedar lodges all available for hire. This year, 16 pitches have been upgraded from super to superior, with a patio, low-smoke fire pit, picnic bench and bird table. Facilities include a shop stocking the daily essentials and fresh bakery items.
There are two spotlessly clean amenities blocks with 15 private shower rooms, two dishwashing areas and launderettes, and a variety of hot food options are available seven nights a week. The information room has a pool table, 42-inch TV, book exchange and sofas. Fire pit hire is also available. Other plans for 2022 include two electric hot tubs for the glamping accommodation, an overhaul of the Wi-Fi and renewed efforts to reduce plastic waste.
A wonderful park, Old Oaks Touring Park was also the Overall Winner of our Top 100 Sites Guide 2022, making it the best caravan park in the country.
- Winner of the best caravan park 2022
- On-site fishing
Consider visiting Old Oaks Touring Park if you want to stay at an adults-only site with brilliant facilities and in a beautiful part of the country.
The best of the rest – the other standout contenders for the best caravan site in the UK are…
Ballyness Caravan Park
40 Castlecat Road, Bushmills BT57 8TN, http://www.ballynesscaravanpark.co.uk
- Open: 11 March – 31 October
- Touring pitches: 48
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £27
A regular finalist in our Top 100, Ballyness was Regional Winner in 2019 and 2020 and continues to offer an excellent experience to visitors. It’s in a brilliant location for visiting some of Northern Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions including the Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, Portrush and Coleraine – all of which can be accessed from the Causeway Coastal Rambler bus which stops outside reception during the summer months.
Nearby Bushmills, with its shops, cafés and distillery, is a short walk away. Dog-lovers will be pleased to see the eight-acre dog walk; and a football field, play area and indoor games room should keep the children happy. Hardstanding pitches are laid out across three areas, one near a pond surrounded by trees and the other two near the play area, which will suit families.
All pitches have electric, water and drainage points, and there is the added bonus of free Wi-Fi and a solar panel garden supplying electricity. The heated washblock includes wet-room showers, dishwashing facilities, baby changing and family rooms, laundry and facilities for the disabled. The three wildlife ponds are home to a pair of swans and numerous moorhens and ducks.
- Regional winner
- Free Wi-Fi
Think about visiting Ballyness Caravan Park if you want to explore Northern Ireland’s most popular locations.
Back of Beyond Touring Park
234a Ringwood Road, East Moors Lane, St Leonards BH24 2SB, www.backofbeyondtouringpark.co.uk
- Open: 1 March – 31 October
- Touring pitches: 93
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £23-£48
A perennial favourite, this wonderful site set in 30 acres of gorgeous countryside has retained its Regional Winner title, topping the Dorset sites poll for three years now. Much of this success is built on its green credentials.
The 18 acres of woodland, along with heathland, lakes and a river, provide habitats for all kinds of wildlife. The area around the lakes is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because of its unusual and rare species – dragonflies, birds, fish, heron and otters – and the campsite has won a David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award for several years running.
In 2020, it was presented with a special award by David’s son, Rufus. There’s a large, secure dog-walking area, and dogs can explore the woods off-lead, although they are not allowed in the SSSI, around the lakes or in the river.
Site facilities are excellent, with four heated, recently refurbished toilet and shower blocks providing power showers – there’s even a warm-water dog-wash for pooches. Other improvements include upgrades to pitches and an extension to the bar. A number of food vendors visit the park, and to complete the camping experience, fire pits are available for hire.
- Regional winner
- Winner of a David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award
Visit Back of Beyond Touring Park if you like the idea of staying at a caravan site with green credentials and wonderful facilities.
Holywell, Belcoo, Co Fermanagh BT93 5DU, www.rushinhouse.com
- Open: Mid-March – 31 October
- Touring pitches: 38
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £30
Located on a family farm, this excellent site on the shores of Lough MacNean was last year’s Regional Winner and has taken the title several times over the past few years. It’s the views over the lough that are the main attraction, along with excellent amenities such as hot showers, disabled facilities, playground, football pitch, and barbecue and picnic area.
Locally, there’s plenty to do in West Fermanagh, with the Belleek Pottery and Marble Arch Caves Geopark within a short distance of the park.
- Excellent amenities
Visit Rushin House for the truly gorgeous views of Lough MacNean – there are also plenty of nearby attractions to explore.
South Wales Touring Park
Fferm Llwynifan Farm, Llangennech, Llanelli SA14 8AX, southwalescaravansite.co.uk
- Open: All year
- Touring pitches: 25
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £14-£29.50
This family-run, adults-only park was last year’s Regional Winner and has a reputation for great customer service. Set in beautiful countryside, it’s a mile from the M4 and well placed for exploring south and west Wales, including the many beaches of the Gower. All pitches are hardstanding (10 are serviced) and provide a view.
Facilities include spacious heated shower rooms, toilets, dish-washing and laundry area, and a dog-shower. The site has teamed up with a local firm to offer dog-sitting. Shops, pubs and eateries are a walk away in Llangennech.
- Open all year
- Hardstanding pitches
Visit South Wales Touring Park if you’re looking to stay in beautiful surroundings and want to explore south and west Wales.
Red Kite Touring Park
Van Road, Llanidloes, Powys SY18 6NG, www.redkitetouringpark.co.uk
- Open: 1 March – 3 January
- Touring pitches: 66
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £29-£42
Congratulations to Red Kite, a regular finalist in our Top 100 and this year’s Regional Winner for Wales. Located a mile from the charming market town of Llanidloes, this family-run, adults-only touring park is set in 20 acres with nature ponds, hiking routes and dog-walks. The on-site coarse fishing pool is well stocked with carp to over 12lb, tench, bream and crucian carp.
This is a pet-friendly park, too, with a special dog-walking area and a dog-wash – there’s even a pooches’ pond and a separate, fenced-off dog-training area. Touring pitches are gravel hardstanding, accessed along Tarmac roadways and paths. Each Super Pitch is fully serviced with 16A electricity, fresh-water connection, grey- and brown-water disposal, piped TV and free Wi-Fi. There’s a state-of-the-art facilities block with underfloor heating, private cubicles, a disabled wet room and a launderette and washing-up room.
The site is a great base for exploring the Clywedog Reservoir, Hafren Forest and Elan Valley, or further afield to Snowdonia or the Brecon Beacons. There are beautiful walks nearby, along the River Clywedog and Severn Way. All in all, this is a wonderful location.
- Regional winner
- On-site fishing
- Super Pitches available
Visit Red Kite Touring Park if you want to stay at a caravan park situated in 20 acres of idyllic surroundings and fancy exploring some of the beautiful sights of Wales.
South Lychett Manor
Dorchester Road, Lytchett Minster, Poole BH16 6JB, www.southlychettmanor.co.uk
- Open: 1 March – 2 January
- Touring pitches: 150
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £22-£44
Set within 20 acres of tranquil parkland, it’s easy to see why South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park was the AA’s Campsite of the Year 2021. There’s a range of excellent pitches, and Bournemouth, Swanage, Weymouth, Poole and Dorchester are all nearby. Amenities include modern shower and toilet facilities, and the site is dog-friendly. For the children, there’s an adventure playground. Recent additions include a new café, and visiting food traders.
- On-site kid’s adventure playground
Consider a caravan holiday at South Lychett Manor if you would like to wake up in 20 acres of picturesque greenery and want to explore Dorset.
The Old Brick Kilns
Little Barney Lane, Fakenham NR21 0NL, old-brick-kilns.co.uk
- Open: 11 March – 3 January
- Touring pitches: 65
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £22-£38
Last year’s Regional Winner, The Old Brick Kilns is another regular in our Top 100. Beautifully maintained with shrubs and hedges dividing the spacious pitches, the natural setting is tranquil; there is also a separate adults-only section. Wildflowers and a wildlife pond attract birds, tadpoles and newts. The park has won David Bellamy Gold Conservation and Honey Bee Friendly Park awards. On site there are four heated wash blocks, a bar and a shop. The park is only 10 miles from Holkham and Blakeney Point.
- Separate adults-only area
Visit The Old Brick Kilns if you want to stay in a well maintained and peaceful campsite which will allow you to get close to nature.
Ludlow Touring Park
Overton Road, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 4AD, www.morris-leisure.co.uk
- Open: All year
- Touring pitches: 96
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £34.90-£38.90
The third of the Morris Leisure parks to make it to the finals in our Heart of England region, Ludlow Touring Park deservedly comes out as Regional Winner. Its combination of fantastic location – near the market town of Ludlow and well placed for exploring the Wales/England border – and superb facilities make this campsite a hugely popular choice. Those on-site amenities include 96 luxury pitches, a reception building and centrally heated toilet and shower block, disabled facilities, children’s play area, baby changing/family room and a launderette.
For those who prefer a quiet stay, there’s a separate adults-only section, while dog-owners can make use of the large, fenced dog-walking area for their pets. The River Teme runs alongside the park, offering plenty of opportunities for relaxing riverside walks. Further afield, you can head south to Herefordshire or north to the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. To the west are the many delights of Wales. Nearer attractions include Ludlow Castle, the Severn Valley Railway and the Clee Hills. All in all, a wonderful base for exploring this beautiful region
- Regional winner
- Open all year
- Separate adults-only section
Stay at Ludlow Touring Park if you’re interested in exploring the Wales and England border from a base which offers brilliant facilities, with flexibility provided, thanks to the adults-only section.
Steeping Road, Thorpe St Peter PE24 4QT, fishskegness.co.uk
- Open: 15 March – 31 October
- Touring pitches: 18
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £25
A popular fishing site, this adults-only park offers visitors a tranquil getaway, yet is only seven miles from the bustling seaside town of Skegness. There’s a two-acre coarse fishing lake (bream, tench, roach, barbel, carp, perch, rudd, pike and eels) and a nursery lake.
Tourer and motorhome pitches overlook the main lake and are well served by a heated toilet/shower block, an indoor washing-up area and a dog shower. For a spot of luxury, try a deluxe camping pod with private fishing platform and hot tub. There’s also a dedicated dog exercise area and plenty of birdlife in the vicinity.
- On-site fishing
Visit Grooby’s Pit if you want to have a relaxed caravan holiday where you can fish to your heart’s content.
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