Motorhome Destinations For Young Families

For first time motorhome holidaymakers and even fanatics, it’s important to be prepared when it comes to taking the little ones away. Vehicle safety must be up to scratch, destinations must be planned that all the family can enjoy and don’t forget to compare motorhome insurance and get covered before you set off.

So I’ve put together a list of some of the best motorhome destinations in the UK for young families to take the stress away from planning your next route. Although us Brits are spoilt for choice with all of the glorious campsites we have on offer, keeping the kids entertained is another thing.

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Most of our stress comes down to what to pack and where to go, but we should also consider how to keep the kids entertained and what facilities will be available when we pitch up.

A family friendly campsite should include the following:

Electricity/powered sites
Hot showers
Toilets/compostable toilets
Kitchen/laundrette facilities
Baby changing units
Shops/caf├ęs
On-site entertainment/amenities
Playgrounds/outdoor spaces for children
Heating facilities e.g. stoves or portable heaters
Self catering facilities

The campsites I’ve featured have been carefully selected due to featuring some of, if not all of the amenities you should look out for when it comes to your next family getaway, so you can book your stay with ease.

Bargoed Farm, Ceredigion

This friendly and popular motorhome campsite offers up the very best of welsh charm, all in one place. Scoring rave reviews from locals and visitors, the site has its own farm shop and bistro, so the whole family can try out local delicacies for lunch and fewer meals need to be prepped for. Once lunch is out the way, visit The Moody Calf Play Barn which is on-site and combines outdoor and indoor soft-play, giving you the chance to put your feet up whilst the kids are enjoying themselves.

The award-winning site also offers 50 hardstanding pitches - some of which are complete with a private hot tub. Although, these plots do come at an extra cost and are easily snapped up by adults looking to be catered for too. Our advice is to book way in advance if you’re after a spot of luxury!

Skegness Sands

With fantastic beaches and endless arcades and entertainment at your feet, Skegness Sands is the ultimate getaway for young families. When the kids aren’t enjoying the indoor heated pool at the resort, they can play on the spacious park grounds for hours on end. This particular motorhome park is ideal for larger families too, with the option to secure a ‘super pitch’ for extra large motorhome vehicles.

Dornafield, Devon

Located in the beautiful area of Devon, Dornafield Motorhome park is home to blue skies and magnificent nature trails. Best known for its family friendly facilities, Dornafield has on-site entertainment, an indoor games room, and a baby bathing unit and changing facility. There are plenty of activities to do off-site too, with the Stover Country Park and Nature Reserve being one of the most popular places to visit within the park's reach. Perfect for active families who enjoy long walks and wildlife spotting.

Wentor, Shropshire

For a quieter family escape, The Green Caravan Park in Wentor boasts breathtaking scenery and the calm flowing Onny River. Taking a paddle in the shallow river can be easily supervised and taking time out in this tranquil setting will only set you back around £14 for a pitch (based on a family of four). If fuss free holidaying and outstanding beauty is on the agenda, then this is the location for your young family.

Grouse Hill Camping, Whitby


Grouse Hill is a great campervan campsite for children, due to its large play area and cycle paths. What’s even better about this location is that it’s just a stone's throw away from Robin Hood Bay in Whitby - home to fresh seaside air, famous fish and chips at The Magpie Cafe, and Dracula, of course! The Whitby Vampire Curse Treasure Trail is a firm favourite for young families, but the idyllic seaside town has so much more to offer the kids. When you drive into Whitby’s beachfront, you’ll be greeted by a trail of trampolines, set up for supervised bounces by the beach.

Some of the amenities you will find back at camp include, an on-site shop, pub, laundry room and ironing facilities, wifi, family washrooms, and a huge 175 pitches!

Newperran Holiday Park, Newquay


Next up is a motorhome hotpot based in Newquay. The award-winning Newperran Holiday Park is the epitome of the Cornish countryside, with sea views and rolling hillsides. The family perks at this site are endless too - with a heated indoor pool, separate children’s pool, adventure playground, large games room, and even a skatepark! The activity doesn't stop here for kids either, beaches nearby offer up surf lessons, water sports sessions, and more! Once everyone has worked up an appetite on their day out, you can head to the camp's Cottage Inn Restaurant for an easy bite.

Lady’s Mile Holiday Park, Devon

Devon may have already made our list, but that’s because it’s a motorhome hotspot, and Lady’s Mile Holiday Park is no exception! This is another award-winning caravan and motorhome park, with impressive heated swimming pools and flumes. Designed with kids in mind, the park even has a ‘Discover Active’ kids club, a soft play area for younger tots, and an adventure playground for older children.

Everything’s been thought of at this campsite, even the parents! Lively evening entertainment is on regularly and the bar is open for a nightcap following an energetic day. The gym and spa facilities are also on stand-by to help you relax throughout your stay.

You could stay forever in this magnificent motorhome location, which has a dog-friendly approach, fully serviced super-pitches, and stunning views to take in. Reviews also mention the fabulous customer service you’ll find at Lady’s Mile.

Tattershall Lakes, Lincolnshire

Located in the lovely Lincolnshire countryside, Tatthershall Lakes is an action-packed motorhome destination to say the least. It’s got an outdoor lido, a splash pad for kids, an indoor pool, and plenty of other facilities, including well-equipped bars and an arcade centre. Adventure is hard to miss here, with watersports like canoeing and jet-skiing available on the stunning waterscapes. There’s even a brand new zip wire adventure available to guests!

If certain members of the family prefer a more laid-back way of life, there are numerous bars and restaurants to visit, and more relaxed activities available such as crazy golf and archery.

Campervan and motorhome holidays should allow the whole family to unwind and have fun and these must-visit destinations have something for everyone. If you are looking for great family campsites though check out this post on the best campsites for families in the UK. 

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