The Best Family Campsites in Hampshire

Wondering where your next camping trip with the kids should be?

Hampshire has plenty to offer when it comes to camping in the beautiful countryside and so we’ve listed some of the greatest campsites that Hampshire has in store.

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Holden Farm Camping

Cheriton, Hampshire

Holden farm is a great family campsite in the countryside, and it is the closest site to the home of Planet Camping. It is set in a spacious field, surrounded by farmland with plenty of livestock and wildlife to see.

There are many local facilities nearby to Holden Farm, it is located just outside of Cheriton Village which has a children’s play area and multiple pubs to dine in. The nearest town is Alresford, which also has a multitude of pubs, shops and shops for you to visit. The site is also not too far from the city of Winchester which has plenty of history to offer.

This site is part of the “Winchester Downs Cluster” in the South Downs National Park.

Facilities at Holden Farm

  • Toilets on-site
  • Communal fridge & freezer
  • Washing-up area
  • Power points for hairdryers etc.
  • Fresh farm eggs and milk
  • Bookable fire pits

Important information about this site:

Allows: Tents, small camper vans. Motorhomes and caravans not allowed.

Opening: April to May, June and September

Pricing (Last Checked): Per person, per night – price varies depending on day visiting.

Red Shoot Camping Park

Ringwood, Hampshire

This site is brilliant for a family-friendly & Dog-friendly camping holiday, so you can take the whole gang with you. It is surrounded by the grounds of the New Forest, and has a children’s play area on-site!

There are plenty of opportunities for an outdoor adventure at Red Shoot, and it is a perfect place to unwind and relax – as large groups or noisy groups are not permitted on the site.

You could also take a chance to visit the coast from this site, Bournemouth and its surrounding beaches are located 12 miles away from this campsite.

Facilities at Red Shoot Camping Park

  • Modern shower and toilet block
  • Laundry room
  • Shop and Bakery on-site
  • Children’s play area
  • Over 100 electric hook-ups

Important information about this site:

Allows: Tents, caravans, motorhomes and campervans

Opening: March – October

Pricing (Last Checked): Pitch fee based on first 2 people, additions can be added.

Avon Tyrell Activity Centre

Bransgore, Hampshire

Avon Tyrell Activity Centre is an outdoor learning venue, dedicated to the development of young people. It is a great experience for all children and has an extensive list of outdoor activities and tailored programmes.

This site has two small play areas, and a bouldering wall to keep the children entertained, and has a cafe on-site for breakfast and light lunches.

It is located just outside of Bransgore and Burley towns (2 miles).

Facilities at Avon Tyrell Activity Centre

  • Free amenity block (Showers, toilets & washing up area)
  • Communal BBQ areas
  • Outdoor dining shelters
  • Recycling and rubbish points
  • On-site cafe

Important information about this site:

Allows: Tents, campervans, caravans and small motorhomes

Opening: March – October for camping

Pricing (Last Checked): Price based on camping type and time of year, additions available

Cedar Valley

Meon Valley, Hampshire

This site makes camping with the family a glamorous experience! Situated on the Bereleigh Estate, this site offers fun for all ages. It has camping, glamping and a BnB to stay in.

There are large, fully furnished tents with their own barbecue and seating area, and newly introduced are the luxury safari tents.

West Meon, the home of the Cedar Valley site, has a pub in walking distance to this site with great food. Petersfield Town is also located close to this site (6 miles away) and is a great town to explore – as well as the city of Winchester a bit further afield (12 miles away).

Facilities at Cedar Valley

  • Two campsites
  • Gas showers
  • Toilets
  • On-site tennis court
  • Fire pits

Important information about this site:

Allows: Tents & glamping

Opening: Mid March – Late September

Pricing: Per person, per night

Shamba Holidays

Ringwood, Hampshire

Shamba Holidays is great for families who love to explore. It is a 7 acre campsite with 150 pitches, located off the A31. Shamba Holidays is one of the few sites in Hampshire with an on-site swimming pool!

It is situated very close to the “Peppa Pig World” attraction which is great fun for small children, it also has a Go Ape facility nearby at Moors Valley Country Park, which is great fun and there are many local events held which are certainly worth a visit.

Facilities at Shamba Holidays

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Shamba’s Clubhouse – games room, bar, takeaway and shop
  • Toilets and showers on-site
  • Washing up area and launderette

Important information about this site:

Allows: Caravans, motorhomes & tents

Opening: All year

Pricing: Pay per pitch, per night

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