13 December 2022
The beautiful county of Kent, known as the garden of England, is a great place to go camping. The whole family will enjoy exploring its coastline with the famous chalk cliffs, historic towns and villages, and rural landscapes. Read on for a list of the top 10 campsites in Kent.
Spread over 26 acres, Nethergong Camping does not require you to set up camp within a certain pitch. You can choose to camp on their grassland, the woods, or even by the lake. Previous campers rave about the lovely walks surrounding the area with family-friendly pubs just minutes away as well as the highly popular pizza Fridays onsite. This campsite is popular with campers returning year after year so you should be prepared to book in advance if you are wanting to camp here in the summer months.
This family-run campsite aims to get you ‘as close to wild camping as possible’. Set within 250 acres of woodland, this campsite is split into a family-friendly and adult-only area so you can rest assured that you won't be disturbed by party goers whilst camping here with your kids. There are specific activities put on throughout your stay such as bushcrafts, wildlife walks, and photography. A favourite benefit amongst campers is the designated areas where you can have real fires alongside your pitch, adding to the wild camping experience.
Thriftwood Country Park is a family-run park made up mostly of static homes and caravan pitches but with a small grassed area for tents. This campsite has many great facilities for kids including a heated outdoor pool, arcade room, and outdoor play area. This campsite is a favourite among campers who rave about the friendliness of the staff who run it.
If you are looking for a campsite with a view, then this is the campsite for you. Nestled into the Warren Nature Reserve, Folkestone Camping and Caravanning Club is based on a cliff top overlooking the sea. The kids will be able to hear the waves as they fall asleep at night. The beach is a two minute walk away from the pitches, it is a shingle beach so perfect for taking the little ones fossil hunting. Due to the proximity to the sea, this campsite is only open from April to October.
Set on 2.5 acres of grassland, this campsite is very simple, offering fewer on-site facilities than the others on this list. However, with spread-out pitches, there is plenty of space for the kids to run around and explore nature. The owner of this campsite also owns a vineyard next to it, so if you’re a wine lover there will be a mix of still and sparkling products available. There are also several bell tents on the campsite so you can bring the kids camping without the hassle of having to bring your own equipment.
Hop Farm is a great family-friendly campsite in Kent. It is set on over 500 acres and the pitches are spread out allowing lots of room for the kids to play. Right on its doorstep is Hop Family Park, a popular Kent attraction. There the kids can spend hours enjoying the indoor and outdoor play areas as well as visiting the on-site farmyard animals.
This small family run campsite is made up of only 45 pitches making it the perfect campsite to spend a few days relaxing with the kids. It is also the perfect spot for a stopover, being only 12 miles away from Dover and the Channel Tunnel. Campers praise the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff who will be able to suggest which attractions in the surrounding areas are great to take your kids to for the day.
Puddledock Woods offers a semi-rural camping environment, with the option to camp in its woodlands if you and the kids wish to experience wild camping. As well as exploring the woods, the kids will have access to the stream, wildlife pond, and large meadows. If you’re looking for an overnight stay that's a bit more unusual, leave the tent at home and hire their on-site wagon and horsebox that have been renovated into vintage glamping pods.
Woodland Farm is perfect for you and the kids if you like camping but don't fancy the idea of pitching up a tent. The glamorous bell tents include a double bed (air mattresses will be provided for extra campers), furniture, a campers kitchen, and decking outside, designed to feel like a small home from home. The field the Glamping tents are situated on is enclosed and small enough that your kids can run around safely without going out of view.