Southern England is full of big days out, gorgeous countryside, historic castles and the off the coast gem of the Isle of Wight. You’re also within easy reach of London, with its historic buildings, wonderful museums and the iconic River Thames.
You still have plenty of options to explore the coast, with sandy Bournemouth and the famous pier at Brighton within the region. The Isle of Wight has numerous sandy beaches, as well as several great theme parks that the younger members of the family are sure to enjoy. And of course, the region is also home to Thorpe Park (located in Surrey) – one of the ultimate destinations for thrill seekers.
The South East of England is also home to rolling countryside and hills, with plenty of walking trails to explore. Why not try your hand at bike or horse riding to explore further? Or spend a day exploring one of the historic cities such as Chichester. Whatever your family enjoys doing, there’s plenty to choose from in Southern England.
Glamping allows you to make the most of Southern England and the amazing landscape by putting you right in the centre of it. Our recommended glamping companies – Ready Camp, CoolStays and Canopy and Stars offer all the luxuries of home with little extras thrown in to create special family holidays.
With a huge array of family attractions, holidaying in the South East will be packed full of big days out and great adventures. Our campsites offer a mix-up of scenery and excitement from rolling hills, heritage towns and a beach or two, not to mention the family holiday gem on the Isle of Wight.
In our book, camping holidays are all about fun, adventure, and spending quality time together in the great outdoors, with a little more comfort and always hassle-free.
So, whether you’re a camping first-timer or a seasoned pro, with Ready Camp you can enjoy all the rustic charm of sleeping under canvas, along with a few homely comforts. In other words, we’ve got cosy camping pegged.
Adgestone, Isle of Wight (from £30 per night) – A mini-gem for a glamping holiday, take the whole family for a ferry ride to the Isle of Wight and not only enjoy the islands beauty, but the on-site swimming pool and playground, for those “lets chillout” days.
Theobalds, Hertfordshire (from £31 per night) – Great for a young family, immerse yourself in the countryside for peaceful mornings and cosy nights; spend the rest of the day in the nation’s capital and let the city delight you with glamour and entertainment.
Kelvedon Hatch, Essex (from £29 per night) - Somewhere between coast and country is this gorgeous rustic retreat, the perfect place to get back to nature. Unearth local treasures or spend a day by the seaside and enjoy must-see sights.
Family friendly campsites