We’ve rounded up some popular recommendations for the best family campsites in Scotland, with all-important access to a play area to keep little ones busy! There’s a handy map to help plan your trip, with plenty to choose from within a few hours drive from the North East. There’s something for everyone with options for camping, glamping, caravans and luxury lodges.
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Belhaven Bay Caravan and Camping Park West Barns, Dunbar, EH42 1T Book here Pitches for caravans, motorhomes and tents. Wigwam glamping, caravan holiday homes and seaside cottage. Located within the John Muir Country Park, the site is part of the Meadowhead Parks group. The lakeside site is adjacent to Belhaven Bay beach, and is a short distance from the Country Park outdoor play park and East Links Family Park, with Dunbar Leisure Pool also within walking distance.
Castle Cary Holiday Park Creetown, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, DG8 7DQ Book here Hard-standing pitches and Super Deluxe touring pitches. Caravan hire, holiday homes and lodges. Facilities include a playground, games room, crazy golf, donkey corner, baby room, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools and paddling pool (seasonal, charges apply), and fishing on the loch. Cafe and The Lairds Inn restaurant onsite.
Drummohr Camping & Glamping Site Musselburgh, Edinburgh, EH21 8JS Book here Camping, touring, glamping, luxury holiday let and luxury lodges with hot tubs. Brand new adventure playground due to open spring 2022! Just 5 minutes walk from the beautiful East Lothian coastline, with easy access to Edinburgh by bus or train. Dog friendly.
Eyemouth Holiday Park Eyemouth, Berwickshire, TD14 5BE Book here Pitches for touring and camping, caravan holidays, lodges and chalets. A gorgeous clifftop location with three nearby beaches, the site is part of the Parkdean resorts group. As well as an outdoor play area and sports court, there are kid’s clubs and family entertainment including children’s activities, family gameshows and quiz nights at The Boathouse Bar and Restaurant. Free access to the local indoor swimming pool which is just a few minutes walk.
Hoddom Castle Caravan Park Ecclefechan, Lockerbie Book here Pitches for touring and camping, Chill Pods glamping, Lodge and Cottage. Located in the grounds of a 16th Century Border Keep, with an outdoor playground, crazy golf, indoor games room, and regular live music and entertainment in The Coach House Bar & Restaurant.
Lilliardsedge Holiday Park and Golf Course Jedburgh, TD86TZ Book here Camping, tourers and motorhomes. Caravans, lodges, cottages & hot tub breaks. Family owned site within a 110 acre park, with woodland walks, playground and 18 tee Golf Course. Family fun day events and regular live music at the Tavern Bar and Restaurant. Pet friendly.
Linwater Caravan Park West Clifton, Edinburgh, EH53 0HT Book here Motorhome/caravan and tent pitches, static caravans, luxury self catering lodges. A small family-run park surrounded by countryside, with playground and picnic area and a heated communal camper’s kitchen with TV, DVDs and board games. Nearby Park and Ride providing easy access to Edinburgh.
Loch Ken Holiday Park Parton, Castle Douglas Book here Pitches for touring and camping, luxury holiday homes. Set in the Galloway Hills on the banks of Loch Ken, with two playgrounds, sandpit, outdoor table tennis, football pitch, boat hire, fishing and Kids Club during busy months. Loch Ken Kitchen serving freshly made coffee and hot food. Pet friendly.
Mortonhall Caravan and Camping Park Frogston Road East, Edinburgh, EH16 6TJ Book here Touring pitches, glamping shepherds huts & heated wigwams, caravan holiday homes. Set in a 200 acre country estate the site is Part of the Meadowhead Parks group, with an extensive outdoor play area, TV room, and games room equipped with pool table, fruit machines and video games. Onsite Stable Bar & Restaurant. Just 4 miles from Edinburgh’s city centre.
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