Family camping with Pitchup.com
Mar 23 2015 Posted by Samantha Marsh
--Get back to nature with an outdoor getaway--
--Stranraer, Preston, Shepton Mallet, Ashbourne, Andalucia--
With a number of school holidays coming up including Easter, May half term and even the big summer break, Pitchup.com has rounded up the best outdoor places for a family holiday.
Holidays at Sands of Luce Holiday Park are the perfect getaway for families during the school holidays. Surrounded by the unspoiled beach of Luce Bay and the emerald Galloway Hills, visitors to the site can enjoy beautiful scenery and get back to nature. Archery, beach kayaking, blo karting, paddle boarding, kite buggies and sea fishing are just some of the activities on offer at this site during Easter, July and August. Guests at Sands of Luce Holiday Park can enjoy enormous breakfasts and homemade cakes at the park’s café, or sample the local whiskeys at the Lighthouse Bar. Pitchup.com offers pitches from just £20 per night with plenty of availability during the school holidays.
Smithy Farm Campsite in Preston is a great destination to spend a family holiday during the school break. The farm has a visiting area where children can feed the animals and a play area with pedal tractors. The on-site farm shop offers a wide range of organic and homemade products including bread, bacon, beef burgers, free-range eggs and ice cream. Firewood is also available to purchase at the campsite so guests can enjoy quality family time around a campfire. Pitchup.com offers pitches for just £18 per night with plenty of availability during the school holidays.
Hornblotton Farm in Shepton Mallet offers good old-fashioned back-to-basics family camping where guests can experience the real working farm lifestyle. Explorers in search of nature on this site will be able to build their own campfire, feed the animals and enjoy plenty of outdoor space in a relaxed atmosphere. The site can supply hungry guests with delicious organic bacon, sausages and eggs for breakfast or homemade burgers for barbecues, with everything sourced from the farm itself. Pitchup.com offers tent pitches from just £10 per night with availability from 1 April onwards.
With its great location, award-winning Callow Top Holiday Park offers the perfect school holiday escape with seemingly endless facilities to keep the whole family entertained. Guests can enjoy a heated outdoor swimming pool (which opens in May), amusement arcade, playgrounds, a games field with football and cricket pitches and a volleyball court. There are also bikes for hire, fishing at the lake or an opportunity to do some twitching in the bird hide. When it comes to entertainment, the campsite has outdoor family discos, live bands, quiz nights and bingo all laid on. Pitchup.com offers tent pitches from just £17.50 per night.
If it’s an overseas break that families are looking for, Pitchup.com has plenty of choice in Europe too. Camping La Isla is located in the heart of Andalucia, Spain. It is a great starting point to discover many of the beauties of the region and is only an hour’s drive from Córdoba, Málaga, Granada and Jaén. Visitors to the campsite can enjoy delicious regional food offered at the on-site restaurant. Moreover, with a playground, swimming pool and themed evenings and activities, family fun is guaranteed all day long. Pitchup.com offers pitches here from just £10.64 per night.
For more information visit www.pitchup.com. All prices correct at time of writing.
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