3 camping holiday ideas with a baby or toddler
Posted on 10/03/2017 by John
Going on a road trip holiday with a baby or toddler can be stressful without the right planning and especially without the right campsite to stay at. Let that stress don't even come to you and get awesome ideas about scenic, kids friendly and adventurous campgrounds around the UK right here.
Campsite: Longleat Caravan Club Site
This campsite is uniquely situated within the grounds of Longleat House and safari park. You can hear the lions roaring from the campsite. The site itself has dedicated parent and baby washrooms.
Whilst you will need to pay separately if you want to visit the safari park, it’s well worth taking a full day to explore everything that’s on offer. The drive-thru safari fields are a wonderful way to get up close to the animals. It’s also a great option if it’s raining as you’ll be in your car anyway.
Within the safari park, you’ll find lions, cheetahs, penguins, giraffes and many more animals. It really does take a day to see it all.
Longleat house itself can also be visited. Whilst a stately home wouldn’t be most parent’s idea of a child-friendly activity, we found it to be a great space for letting our little one walk around and use up a bit of energy.
Also, close by is the Roman city of Bath which is packed full of history and great restaurants.
Campsite: Snowdonia Park
Set in a stunning riverside location with the mountains in the background, this campsite has views in every direction. What’ more is also has its own pub and microbrewery on site.
Just outside of the campsite is Waunfawr railway station which is on the Welsh Highland Railway narrow gauge railway. From here a steam train will take you up into the mountains. There are plenty of walks from the numerous stations on this 40-mile line and many of the stations have picnic areas.
If you fancy some time on the beach there are plenty of options nearby. One popular spot is Criccieth beach, with its picture-postcard backdrop and beautiful clear water. Finish off the day here with some fish and chips at the castle.
Campsite: Little Kings Park
With an indoor swimming pool and plenty of play equipment, this campsite is appropriately named to offer your little king (or queen) everything they could want.
If you like your costal walks, then Pembrokeshire is the place to go. An unbroken 186-mile footpath runs from St. Dogamaels in the north to Amroth in the south, hugging the coastline and offering some stunning and varied scenery. Some parts of the walk are suitable for pushchairs, whilst other sections will require a baby sling or carrier. A great section to do with a pram is the Saundersfoot to Stepaside section on the south coast of Pembrokeshire.
Folly Farm near Saundersfoot seems to have a little more going on than your average farm park (when did you ever see a black rhino on a farm?!). Over 50% of all the animals can be viewed indoors so even on a rainy day it’s a safe bet. The park has multiple indoor and outdoor play areas.
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