15 Best Holiday Parks In England You Need To Visit in 2021

Whether you’re looking for holiday touring pitches amongst lush green woodland, or caravans by the sparkling blue sea, we have plenty of fantastic holiday parks in England to choose from.

From Devon and Cornwall in the Southwest, to Northumbria and Yorkshire in the North, come rain or shine you’ll find plenty to keep the whole family entertained at your friendly holiday park. 

We think we’ve got an unbeatable choice of caravan parks and, to make things a little easier for you, we’ve narrowed it down to a list of the 15 best holiday parks in England. Your dream holiday is just a click away:

 

  1. Parkdean Resorts Holywell Bay 
  2. Haven Marton Mere 
  3. Haven Reighton Sands 
  4. Parkdean Resorts Camber Sands 
  5. Haven Haggerston Castle
  6. Parkdean Resorts Warmwell 
  7. Haven Thorpe Park 
  8. Park Holidays UK Broadland Sands
  9. Park Holidays UK Solent Breezes
  10. Parkdean Resorts Node Point
  11. Haven Allhallows 
  12. Haven Burnham on Sea 
  13. Park Holidays UK Tarka 
  14. Haven Riviere Sands 
  15. Parkdean Resorts Highfield Grange

 

1. Parkdean Resorts Holywell Bay

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Location: Newquay, Cornwall

Best for: Newquay Beach and Newquay Zoo

Cornwall is full of amazing beaches and has some absolutely cracking holiday parks to match. Parkdean Resorts at Holywell Bay is one of the best of these, which is no mean feat – trust us. 

The park is perfect for a family getaway or a couple’s retreat, and has plenty of Newquay’s best beaches nearby. As well as Newquay Beach itself, why not head to Towan Beach, where an impressive suspension bridge links to Towan Island. The beach is also great for surfing and you can treat your loved ones to a holiday experience they’ll remember forever.

With plenty of top notch facilities in the park and lots of popular attractions nearby, including Newquay Zoo and Blue Reef Aquarium, this is widely rated as one of the best holiday parks that England has to offer. 

Facilities: Kids and adults alike will love the thrilling 300ft waterslide into the outdoor heated swimming pool. There’s also an outdoor toddlers pool for little ones, an all-weather sports court, table tennis, adventure play area and nature trail. Toddlers can enjoy the tot’s indoor soft play and little lending library, or one of the kids clubs that run up to 10 years. Eat and drink at the Englaze Bar & Grill or Costa Coffee. Large touring and camping pitches with hook-ups and showers will make your stay comfortable, and you can even book one of their glamping safari tents. 

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2. Haven Marton Mere

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Location: Blackpool, Lancashire 

Best for: The delights of Blackpool Pleasure Beach

If you want to go wild in Blackpool, but have time to chill out away from the hustle and bustle, this is the best holiday park for you. The site is so close that you can even see the lights of Blackpool Tower from the park! 

Stroll down the Central Pier or climb the tower before treating little ones to a donkey ride on the beach. Of course Blackpool is known for its incredible ballroom dancing, which you can watch at the magnificent Winter Gardens (as well as West-End shows and live gigs). Top it off with a visit to the animals at Blackpool Zoo or Farmer Parrs Animal World, both of which are just a short drive away from the site. 

Facilities: The indoor and outdoor SplashZone with Space Bowl Flume has to be seen to be believed. Kids can get active with adventure golf, play areas and Nature Rockz activities. Challenge your loved ones on the multi-sports court or to a game of pool. Eat out at one of the restaurants or make use of your self-catering facilities before catching some of the spectacular entertainment. 

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3. Haven Reighton Sands

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Location: Filey, North Yorkshire

Best for: Clifftop walks along an RSPB nature reserve

North Yorkshire has some of the most epic scenery in the UK, and this holiday park is the perfect base to explore from. Head out to the neighbouring RSPB nature reserve, Bempton Cliffs, to spot some of Yorkshire’s wild birds. Filey is a lively beach resort with classic British seaside delights and Scarborough SEA LIFE is not far away. 

One of the best ways to explore the surrounding area is by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, where you can experience the quaint delights of riding historic steam and diesel trains through the beautiful countryside.

After a long day exploring, head back to the comfort of your caravan at this amazing holiday park for a well-deserved break.

Facilities: Enjoy the indoor heated swimming pool and outdoor Lazy River or tackle the nine-hole golf course which is set over 140 acres with sea views. For little ones the park offers swimming lessons, play areas, Nature Rockz wildlife activities, and there’s day and evening entertainment for young and old. The holiday park has direct access to five miles of sandy beach below, so you can easily pop back for lunch at the bar and restaurant, and has 68 touring and camping pitches. 

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4. Parkdean Resorts Camber Sands

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Location: Rye, East Sussex

Best for: Relaxing on seven miles of award-winning Blue Flag beach.

You might recognise Camber Sands from some of the many film and TV shows that have shot amongst the rolling dunes. The stunning award-winning beach is the perfect place for toddlers to build castles or to bury dad beneath the golden sands, and this holiday park has its own direct access.

Of course there is a ton to do at the caravan site, so you never need leave if you don’t want to! Challenge your loved ones to scale the indoor climbing wall or swing along the high ropes course. Plus there are plenty of brand new activities on offer, including Bear Grylls Survival Academy, Adventure Bugz and an Arts and Crafts Den. 

With an amazing range of accommodation to choose from, whether you’re looking for static caravans and luxury lodges, this site has to be one of the best family friendly holiday parks that England has to offer. 

Facilities: With a whopping four heated indoor swimming pools (and a flume), this holiday park is perfect for both adults and children. There is a sauna, spa bath and solarium, for some peaceful relaxation, while kids can make holiday friends at a kids club (running for youngsters up to 15 years). Of course there’s also an all-weather sports court, a children’s playground, and fantastic entertainment in the showbar. Plus you’ll have plenty of food and drink options, including the Deli, Fish ‘n’ Chip Cafe and Boathouse Bar & Restaurant. 

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5. Haven Haggerston Castle

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Location: Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Best for: Onsite activities and visiting Northumberland National Park

This woodland holiday park is built on the site of an old castle, and you’ll definitely feel like royalty when you stay there. With amazing events and clubs to get stuck into, this is one of the best UK holiday parks for families and couples who want to reconnect with nature and spend some quality time together. 

Whether you’re teaching your toddler how to paddle in the indoor pool, or taking a trip to Northumberland National Park, a stay at Haggerston Castle holiday park will make for a family holiday you’ll remember forever. 

With a range of static caravans and lodges to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect accommodation for your family and your budget when you Breakfree.

Facilities: This family friendly holiday park has plenty of great facilities including an indoor swimming pool, a ropes course and nine-hole golf course. The holiday park is surrounded by tranquil countryside and even offers horse riding and biking through its trails. Toddlers can go wild at one of the three outdoor play areas, while families can get active in England on the sports court, bowling green, tennis court or climbing wall. After a busy day, relax on the boating lake or in the sauna and steam room. 

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6. Parkdean Resorts Warmwell

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Location: Weymouth, Dorset

Best for: Exploring the Jurassic Coast 

Believe it or not, millions of years ago dinosaurs used to roam the beaches of Dorset, and you can still find evidence of them to this day. 

Parkdean Resorts Warmwell is the perfect base for exploring Dorset’s stunning Jurassic Coast, but you could also easily spend the whole holiday having fun at the park. That’s because this truly is one of the best holiday parks in the UK for onsite entertainment and attractions. 

Don’t be fooled by the sleepy forest setting, in the park you’ll find an all-weather ski slope, heated indoor pool with an awesome wave machine and a roller rink. Oh, and did we mention the giant indoor soft play area and slide? 

Facilities: Kids will absolutely love this great holiday park, whether they’re toddlers or teenagers. There’s mini ten-tin bowling, archery sessions, crazy golf, an adventure playground and tennis. Take the family mountain biking before refuelling at one of the restaurants, then enjoy some family friendly entertainment. 

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7. Haven Thorpe Park

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Location: Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire

Best for: Seaside delights and exciting park activities

Get ready thrill seekers – we’ve found the best holiday park in England for you. At Haven Thorpe Park you can try your hand at fencing lessons, whizz down a zip wire, or challenge your family to adventure golf. 

If you can drag yourself away from the caravan park, you’ll find plenty of family friendly fun to be had in the local area, including the traditional seaside resort of Cleethorpes. For something slightly further afield, Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary and Wildlife Centre is a 45 minute drive away from the holiday park, and will teach children about the fascinating animals rescued locally.  

Facilities: For families with keen anglers, you’ll be pleased to hear the holiday park has fishing lakes to while away an afternoon at. You’ll be wowed by the swimming pools, including an indoor swimming pool and outdoor Space Bowl Flume with Lazy River. With a climbing wall, sports range, and several play areas, kids will never be stuck for things to do. Plus there’s also 120 pitches for the touring holiday of your dreams.

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8. Park Holidays UK Broadland Sands

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Location: Lowestoft, Suffolk

Best for: Lounging on Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Beach

The proximity of this site to Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Beach makes it one of the best holiday parks in the UK for families looking for a traditional seaside retreat in England. Just a short drive will take you to these bustling seaside towns, where you can treat your family to some classic fish ‘n’ chips and an ice cream (or two) as you relax on golden sands. 

If you fancy a break from outdoor swimming in the sea, Broadland Sands Holiday Park has indoor swimming pools for both toddlers and families to have a good splash around. Plus there’s always the dinosaur themed crazy golf to check out!

Facilities: One of the best family friendly parks in England, you’ll find kids clubs, an indoor swimming pool and adventure playground at your site. With a sports pitch, tennis court and climbing wall, kids will love getting active on holiday. Eat out in the restaurant before watching some of the show-stopping entertainment that runs seven nights a week.

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9. Park Holidays UK Solent Breezes

people at bar

Location: Southampton, Hampshire

Best for: A day trip to the New Forest National Park

Get ready for your next family adventure with a stay at this amazing holiday park in the south of England. 

Holidays are the perfect chance to teach children about the wonders of nature, and there couldn’t be a better place to do so than at the New Forest, which is only a 40 minute drive from the park. There you’ll find plenty of walking trails for all abilities, even the littlest of legs, and you’ll be able to spot ponies wandering through the forest.

Of course there’s a lot to keep everyone occupied at this family friendly holiday park, where you could happily spend the entire holiday. Whether you’re watching the park entertainment or simply admiring the stunning ocean view, you’ll never be far from the comfort of your caravan or lodges.

Facilities: Enjoy the sunshine as you have family fun in the heated outdoor swimming pool. With a tennis court, kids club and a family arcade, there will be plenty of opportunities for adults to unwind on the sun terrace.  

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10. Parkdean Resorts Node Point

child crabbing

Location: Ryde, Isle of Wight

Best for: Visiting the ‘Sunshine Island’ of England

All of our caravan sites on the Isle of Wight could be considered some of the best holiday parks in the UK simply because of their location. With some of the best weather in England, it’s no wonder that the island has been one of the most popular holiday destinations for years.

This family friendly park has direct access to golden sands, as well as its own indoor swimming pool with flume. This is one of the top 10 UK holiday parks because of the huge choice of accommodation at this caravan park, including luxury lodges and chalets. If you’re feeling extra fancy why not book a lodge with a hot tub? We would…

Facilities: Children can make new holiday friends at one of the clubs, or sit back and enjoy some of the family friendly entertainment. There are great options when it comes to eating at the park, including a restaurant, deli and takeaway. 

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11. Haven Allhallows 

Location: Allhallows-on-Sea, Kent

Best for: Relaxing in the Garden of England

If you’ve ever visited Kent, you’ll know exactly why it’s called the Garden of England. With bountiful fruit and hop-growing farms, the area is the perfect place to escape to if you want to get back to nature.

You’ll get all that and more at this great holiday park, which has a large green site that slopes down towards the estuary. With indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a fishing lake to top it off, this is one of England’s best holiday parks for people who love being in or by the water. 

Facilities: The park has day and evening entertainment and even a disco. With plenty of family friendly activities including golf, Nature Rockz clubs and an indoor play area for toddlers, you’ll have to carve out some time during your stay to take a dip in the indoor and outdoor swimming pools. 

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12. Haven Burnham-on-Sea

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Location: Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

Best for: A mixture of activities amidst a peaceful oasis

Want to take part in plenty of activities at your holiday park, but also get some peace and quiet away from it all? Then this Haven resort at Burnham-on-Sea is the place for you. 

You’ll be well looked after as you swing along the ropes course, play crazy golf or have a snooze by the fishing lakes. As it’s all spread out through the leafy site, the holiday park never feels too hectic, making it one of the best holiday parks for toddlers who may get a little overwhelmed by lots of attractions. 

Burnham-on-Sea is just a stone’s throw away from the site, where you’ll find all the seaside delights your heart could wish for.

Facilities: Whatever the weather on your caravan holiday, you can go wild in the heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools. This family friendly park has plenty to keep toddlers occupied, including a play area and Nature Rockz clubs. There are different types of pitches to choose from, for all your touring needs. To top it off there are fishing lakes for a gentle spot of angling. 

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13. Park Holidays UK Tarka

tarka

Location: Barnstaple, Devon

Best for: Walking through the beautiful Devon countryside.

Time for something a little different! With no clubhouse, pool or restaurant, this Devon site is amongst the best parks in the UK for those who are simply looking for a peaceful base from which to discover the local area. 

The tranquil rural setting is the perfect location from which to explore the stunning beaches and coastline of Devon. At the end of a day walking, you’ll have this oasis of a caravan park to relax in. Take a look at our other recommendations for holiday parks in Devon here, for somewhere with onsite entertainment.

Facilities: This friendly Devon caravan park has all the amenities you need, including a laundrette and superfast WiFi.

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14. Haven Riviere Sands

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Location: Hayle, Cornwall

Best for: Paddle boarding and surfing

Whether you want to relax on sandy beaches or master the waves, this is one of the top holiday parks in the UK to enjoy the sparkling blue sea that Cornwall is known for. With both paddle boarding and surfing lessons available at the park, make this the year you finally give it a go. Who knows, you could even be joined by seals and dolphins! 

The indoor and outdoor pool mean you can enjoy swimming at the park whatever season you take your caravan holiday.

Facilities: Youngsters can have swimming lessons in the indoor and outdoor pool. There are great baby friendly play areas and toddlers will love the Nature Rockz trails, where they’ll learn about wildlife in Cornwall including fascinating creepy crawlies.

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15. Parkdean Resorts Highfield Grange

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Location: Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Best for: Ice cream and fish ‘n’ chips in Clacton-on-Sea

Last but not least on our list of the top family holiday parks in England is this fun-filled, family friendly caravan site in Clacton-on-Sea. 

Stroll along the prom and pier as you leave your troubles behind – everything seems better when you’ve got an ice cream in hand. 

Back at the park there’s an indoor and outdoor heated pool, and a range of accommodation including luxury lodges and budget-friendly options to make sure you have the caravan holiday of your dreams.

Facilities: Come rain or shine you can take a dip in one of the heated swimming pools. The friendly holiday park also has great social areas including an adventure playground, entertainment venue and a Boathouse Bar & Restaurant.

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Find Your Perfect Caravan Holiday

From touring pitches to luxury lodges, we know not every family is looking for the exact same thing from their caravan holiday. Luckily there are plenty of other fish in the sea (or fishing lakes) when it comes to finding the best holiday parks for you. 

For more inspiration check out our website for our full range of holiday parks, or take a look at our recommendations for some inspiration. From the best holiday parks in Cornwall to the best in Wales – we’ve done the hard work, so all you have to do is book and enjoy your caravan holiday.