The Cotswolds - a perfect location for camping in the UK. You will be spoilt for choice with our range of campsites, all offering excellent facilities. The Cotswolds has everything you need for the perfect camping experience and if you enjoy spending time outdoors, there are lots of options for you and the family to explore.
All you need for the perfect Cotswolds camping break are three things: a campsite, the Cotswolds, England's finest weather and you'll have a wealth of farm and family attractions just outside your tent flap. Take a look at our
on the right of the page to find the right campsite or caravan park for you.
Hoburne Cotswolds sits at the heart of the Cotswold Water Park near Cirencester in Gloucestershire. A perfect base for exploring the natural beauty of this area, Hoburne Cotswold gives you the choice! Head out and discover the picturesque villages and rolling, green hills of Gloucestershire or stay on site and enjoy the fantastic indoor & outdoor swimming pools and entertainment facilities.
Camping in the Cotswolds is a great place for 'Glamping' (Glamorous Camping) - after all the designer of a best selling floral tent, Cath Kidston does have a house here. If floral isn’t exactly your thing try Cotswold Outdoor for all your Cotswolds camping equipment.
Cotswold Caravan Sites
are some of the most scenic in Britain. With rolling hills surrounding you, you can enjoy the beautiful Cotswold countryside whilst enjoying the facilities of your caravan park.
Caravan parks in the Cotswolds have everything nearby from fishing to water-skiing, and many are close to the Cotswold Way for those interested in walking and hiking. Winchcombe Camping and Caravanning site is complete with its own fishing lake, and Tudor Caravan and Camping Site comes complete with views of the Gloucester canal, as well as being close to Slimbridge Wetlands Centre – a collection of astounding birds and beautiful wildlife.
Outdoors in the Cotswolds
If you enjoy the great outdoors there is nothing better than escaping the everyday life of televisions and computers to step out into the fresh air and be at one with nature. The Cotswolds offers a wide range of activities, such as:
- Cycling the National Cycle ‘Route 45’ through the south Cotswolds.
- Walking the Cotswolds Way, through the interesting market towns and breathtaking countryside.
- The Cotswolds are an ideal location for anyone with an interest in horse riding. Numerous riding centres cater for both the experienced and novice rider and take advantage of the many miles of public bridleways found in the Cotswolds.
- Canoeing, scuba-diving or water-skiing, thanks to the range of canals and water parks in the Cotswolds.
- For a different perspective on the Cotswolds try air-ballooning over the Stroud Valleys and enjoy the spectacular views.
The Cotswolds area is packed full of family attractions and stunning gardens to visit, as well as beautiful market towns full of intriguing shops and relaxing tea rooms to spend your afternoons before heading back to camp. The Cotswolds are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a variety of stunning viewpoints, making a cycle ride or hike particularly worthwhile – these places should not be missed during your camping experience. A few of our favourites include:
- Belas Knap – a Neolithic chambered long barrow. Offers a combination of history and scenery that will leave you eager to discover more.
- Painswick Beacon - One of the highest points for miles around, offering stunning views across the Severn Valley and local towns Gloucester and Cheltenham.
- Coaley Peak - Twelve acres of open grassland with wild flowers and wonderful panoramic views. A superb place to have a picnic or take a leisurely stroll.
- Cleeve Hill - Cleeve Common is the highest point in the Cotswolds. Countless footpaths crisscross its 1000 acres and breathtaking views extend to the Malvern Hills.
Local produce of the Cotswolds
Shopping for the campsite breakfast or evening barbeque is a delight, as the Cotswolds area offers a wide selection of farm shops and markets with a range of local produce for you to indulge in. Farmers markets take place every week bringing together our best local food producers, so be sure to visit the Cotswold markets nearby during your visit.
Farm shops are scattered all over the Cotswolds selling everything from fresh fruit & vegetables to chutneys and cheeses; perfect if you’re after some local Cotswold Blue-Veined Brie or the famous Double Gloucester.
Look out for members of the ‘Big G’ –a group of growers and artisan producers who are passionate about supplying the freshest, local food and drink that Gloucestershire has to offer.
Daylesford Organic is one of the Cotswolds most famous farm shops, but our smaller shops are well worth visiting too – try The Cotswold Food Store and The Organic Farm Shop at Abbey Farm.
Dog friendly campsites in the Cotswolds
If you are looking to bring your dog, the Cotswolds are the perfect location for dog-friendly holidays. Here are a selection of camping and caravan sites for you and your canine friend to choose from:
Chipping Norton Camping and Caravanning Site
Cotswold Carp Farm
Cotswold Farm Park and Caravan and Camping Site
Croft Farm Leisure and Water Park
Field Barn Park
Gables Farm Caravan and Camping Site
Tudor Caravan Park
Winchcombe Camping and Caravanning Club Site
Many Cotswolds attractions welcome dogs too - including Batsford Arboretum, Hailes Abbey, Painswick Rococo Garden and many more.
Events in the Cotswolds
As well as spending time relaxing in the tent or caravan, be sure to check out the events and festivals in the Cotswolds – there is always something going on! Just outside the tent flaps this summer, we welcome you to Winchcombe Walking Festival, Cheltenham Music Festival, and Westonbirt Arboretum's 'Treefest'.
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