Places to Camp in the UK
The best online campsite directories we have found:
ukcampsite.co.uk - probably the most established and popular campsite database
pitchup.com - award-winning website with many features you can select and search on. For example click here to find family friendly campsites on pitchup.com
Caravan Sitefinder - to find the top campsites, caravan sites and caravan parks in the UK.
The UK tourist boards offer campsite listings of quality-graded sites. Use the links below to click through to camping and caravanning site listings.
ScottishCamping.com - directory of all the touring campsites and caravan parks in Scotland. Over 500 listed with suitability for tents, campervans, caravans and statics
coolcamping.co.uk - If you looking to camp somewhere a wee bit different and really rather cool then of course the Cool Camping books will offer some great ideas.
lovecamping.co.uk for a selection of over 3,500 campsites in the UK.
information-britain.co.uk - for a great directory of what's on and what to see around Britain.
The choice of tents out there is vast and it's difficult to know what to buy - for some good reviews from the most seasoned of campers, (ukcampsite has a great following in the camping world) see ukcampsite.co.uk/tents for tent reviews.
Camping Parties for Kids
For more information on kids party ideas see uk-entertainers.co.uk
More about Getting Started in Camping
Discover Touring is a national campaign in its third year, run by The Caravan Club to help newcomers in caravanning and motorhoming get started.
The Camping and Caravanning Club launched a similar campaign, New to Camping, aimed at helping newcomers to camping too, get all the information and advice they need. Contented Camping was a sponsor of this campaign in 2010.