Best Campsites for Groups


Are you planning a family celebration, heading for a festival or keen to organise some outdoor catching-up time with friends? Whatever your reason for travelling in a group, there are lots of campsites right across the country where you can sort a group camping adventure – everything from peaceful rural pitches with masses of outdoor activities and seaside adventures through to a spot of luxury at glamping sites with spectacular views. 

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Whether you’re a bunch of bikers or a crowd of youngsters doing the Duke of Edinburgh Award, you’ve all got different requirements. We know this at Pitchup, and our website is designed to make it simple to book group camping breaks. Here’s how to make your search even easier: look for the location you have in mind, and pick your group type from the filters – such as student group or family-friendly – to help narrow down your choices. 

If you’re in need of some inspiration to get you booking, here are 10 of Pitchup’s best campsites for group holidays. 

9 of the Best Camping and Glamping Sites for Groups

There are many, many campsites on the Pitchup website that take group bookings, but these particular sites all come highly recommended for the beauty of their location, the quality of their facilities or for activities nearby. 


Greenacres Glamping

Rock Lane, Lea

Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire


Why here? Luxury is the byword here, from the stylish accommodation units to their contents – pretty much everything you need is on hand at Greenacres Glamping, including crockery and bedding. The spotless shower block (with designated cubicles) has underfloor heating too, to keep everyone warm on cooler days. In short, this is a place where you can move in and start having fun straight away. 

With prior notice, groups can be allocated adjoining units, and pitches are roomy, with lots of space for groups to dine inside around the woodburner, or get together for alfresco dining under a gazebo. 

Key facilities: Showers, washing-up area, dogs welcome

One last thing… This is a great site for group activities like gorge scrambling and team paddleboarding along the River Wye, or rock climbing and abseiling at nearby Symonds Yat.

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Bylaugh Country Park 

Dereham Road, Bylaugh

Dereham, Norfolk

NR20 4SZ

Why here? Groups of all kinds are welcome on this expansive site, which has bags of room on large camping or caravanning pitches in level meadows. Guests at Bylaugh Country Park have a choice of pitches (some fringed with trees for further privacy) with enough space to spread out without bothering your neighbours – and the added bonus of gorgeous Norfolk countryside views. 

Games and group activities are actively encouraged around the pitches – goal posts and other sports equipment are available on one of the camping fields. Active groups can also get out into the surrounding woodland and quiet lanes for walks and bike rides.

Key facilities: Showers, launderette, dogs welcome

One last thing… Sporting opportunities are prolific near the campsite – challenge companions to golf tournaments on a variety of courses or set up fishing competitions on the five lakes at Swanton Morley Fishery.

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Springfield Farm Campsite



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Why here? Roomy accommodation units and extra-large pitches ensure bags of space for everyone – there’s plenty of scope to set up tables and chairs and eat out on warmer days. There’s also a good amount of room on Springfield Farm Campsite's camping field for you all to join in games of football or basketball, and any youngsters in your group will be kept occupied on the swings and slides – there are donkeys, goats and hens to pet and feed too. 

This is also a great base for active groups, with walking, cycling, horse riding and coarse-fishing lakes close by, plus a golf course next door and narrowboat hire on the Fenland waterways.

Key facilities: Showers, washing-up area, dogs welcome

One last thing… There's no need to worry about feeding everybody here – order in advance and for a small charge the campsite owners will deliver your choice of pizza to your pitch in the evening. 

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North of England

Parkgate Farm Holidays

Irton, Holmrook


CA19 1YN 

Why here? With a dramatic location amid the valleys of Eskdale and Wasdale, Parkgate Farm Holidays is a small, peaceful farm site with well-equipped units each sleeping up to six people. Group-friendly amenities include a choice of double or single beds in separate bedrooms, private bathrooms, and living areas with plenty of seating (and some with a sofa-bed option). 

Kitchens are all set up to cater for group meals, with large fridges for storing food and a separate dining area. The spacious outdoor decking can easily accommodate gatherings, and there’s an added bonus as views take in donkeys grazing in neighbouring fields. 

Key facilities: Showers, charging facilities, dogs welcome

One last thing… This is a haven for walkers, with direct access to the high fells from the farm. If you’re holidaying with young group members, there are less strenuous walking routes from the campsite too. 

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Wallace Lane Farm

Brocklebank, Wigton



Why here? Accommodation in a range of styles – from basic to luxury – caters for up to six people, and there’s an option to add two more tents to some pitches so groups of up to eight (bigger groups are not allowed) can camp together. Amenities at Wallace Lane Farm include a well-stocked shop for keeping everyone fed and watered, and two washing-up areas for cleaning up afterwards.

As well as spectacular views to the Solway Firth and the distant peaks of the Scottish borders, there’s 24 acres of Cumbria to explore on this hilltop site, which has a mile-long walk around the farm, where you can take the dog for a walk and meet the resident Shire horses – you may well spot deer and buzzards too.

Key facilities: Showers, launderette, tents for hire

One last thing… Day permits are available for trout and salmon fishing on the Wampool, Waver or Ellen rivers and Bassenthwaite lake, and there’s sea fishing from the banks of the Solway Firth.

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Isle of Iona Campsite

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Isle of Iona

PA76 6SP

Why here? With a remote and peaceful setting on a working croft and amazing panoramas over the Sound of Iona, this budget site has a real wild-camping vibe – with the added bonus of a washroom block and a kitchen with a microwave and kettle. Groups staying at Isle of Iona Campsite can pitch up close to each other, meet up at the communal barbecue area or simply spend time exploring this tiny island together on foot.

Don’t worry if you’ve forgotten something, as Iona is well serviced with a small (licensed) supermarket. If you want to eat out, there are pubs and tea rooms within walking distance of the campsite. 

Key facilities: Showers, toilets, dogs welcome

One last thing… Iona is car-free for visitors, so if you’re driving, leave your vehicle in the free car park 500 metres from the slipway at Fionnphort ferry port on the Isle of Mull. 

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Castle Point Caravan Site


Dumfries and Galloway


Why here? Featuring in more than one of Pitchup’s top 10 lists, this seaside site offers jumbo-size pitches with plenty of room to spread out. Group bookings of all kinds are accepted at Castle Point Caravan Site, and the site owners will do their best to allocate neighbouring units if alerted beforehand. 

As well as having three beaches close by, this is also a fabulous base for competitive friends wanting to play in golf matches on the 18-hole public course in Colvend, or laser games and archery at Galloway Activity Centre. Boating pals can hire yachts from the marina at Kippford.

Key facilities: Showers, launderette, drying room

One last thing… If you’re looking for more sporting challenges, this is an ideal base for groups wanting to cycle the testing 7stanes mountain-bike trails or walk the hills in Galloway National Park.

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Sychpwll Centre

Sychpwll, Llandrinio


SY22 6SH

Why here? This eco-friendly site is surrounded by an 11-acre camping meadow full of wildflowers, so there’s always plenty of space for guests – numbers are limited so it never gets over-crowded. On arrival at Sychpwll Centre, you're free to pick whichever spot you fancy, and as there are no set pitches that you have to fit into, you and your group can set up camp as close together as you wish. The nearby River Vyrnwy means that this is a particularly enticing location for watersports groups.

Key facilities: Showers, washing-up area, sports facilities close by

One last thing… Campfires are allowed, so it's a great place to get together for barbecues around the fire and have a catch up. A straw-bale kitchen is available for indoor cooking on cooler days.

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West Country

Coutts Glamping

Edmonton, Wadebridge 


PL27 7JA

Why here? Each roomy, luxurious accommodation unit at Coutts Glamping is set within its own flower-filled private garden with seating for alfresco dining. Everything is provided for a comfortable self-catering stay, including heating from woodburning stoves, a dedicated and well-kitted out camping kitchen annexe and your own loos and showers in the toilet block. 

On balmy evenings, groups can gather around the firepit in the communal garden to enjoy a few drinks and a barbecue feast. If it’s raining, there’s seating in the wooden Jetty gazebo, as well as ample sofas, a DVD player and a TV in the Surfside social cabin.

Key facilities: Showers, communal freezer, recycling

One last thing… From the site, there are fine views towards Bodmin Moor, while the owners suggest a 100-metre stroll to a gorgeous spot overlooking the Camel Estuary for spectacular sunsets on clear days. 

Book Coutts Glamping

Booking on Pitchup

For trouble-free group camping holidays, be sure to look at our tips for camping in large groups – and please remember that certain rules may apply to groups of people on campsites; for instance, there may be quiet rules enforced after 10pm so none of your fellow guests are disturbed.

If you don’t see an option that reflects your group type when you are booking on our site, break your booking into small groups and book the number of pitches you require, then use the ‘special request’ box on the booking form to ask to be placed together – site owners will normally allocate pitches next to each other if they know you’re travelling as a group ahead of your arrival. There’s more information about booking in groups in the search box too.

Alongside Pitchup’s list of highly recommended campsites for groups, a quick search of the website will produce many more choices in the UK and internationally. 

Book a group-friendly Pitchup campsite today