13 December 2022
Camping is a great family activity for all ages and having a swimming pool nearby can add extra entertainment for the kids on rainy days. There are hundreds of campsites throughout the UK which have fantastic swimming pools and other great facilities.
If you are looking for a great camping spot in Dorset then book a pitch at Freshwater Beach Holiday Park on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. Along with onsite activities such as the indoor swimming pool, there is also a ten-pin bowling alley and restaurant with a rooftop terrace that gives you brilliant views of the sea. Freshwater Beach Holiday Park has a unique selling point: it has a private beach just a five minute walk away from the pitches. A top tip for campers, the lower campsite has the best views of the ocean.
A highly rated campsite in Oxfordshire is Lincoln Farm Park, which was awarded the AA South East England Campsite of the Year for 2020. The facilities on the camping grounds include two heated indoor swimming pools, a sauna, a play area, and a games room. Be aware that all pitches are on gravel ground, not grass, and therefore not suitable for tents unless you bring padding to go underneath your tent.
Set on 250 acres, Plassey Holiday Park is the perfect holiday destination for outdoor adventurers. The facilities include a nine-hole golf course, nature trails, fishing ponds, and a children's adventure playground. Should you visit in the winter months, the campsite boasts a heated indoor pool. The camping pitches at Plassey Holiday Park are a favourite among seasoned campers for being large but also private.
If you are looking for a rural campsite then Stowford Village in the North Devon countryside is the perfect spot. It is located at the end of a long private drive and nestled into 500 acres of countryside. The campsite has a large heated indoor swimming pool that is free for use for small children. There is also a pool shop stocked with swimsuits and goggles, should you forget to pack yours.
Oakham is the county town of Rutland, which may be the smallest county in England but offers much to explore. Rutland Campsite is split into two pitches, one that is family-friendly and one that is adult only, so if you are camping with the kids you can relax knowing you won't be pitching alongside groups of party-goers. The campsite is very dog friendly with specific dog facilities, perfect if you like to take your dog camping with you. There is an indoor heated pool which, for a small fee, you can hire exclusively for 30 minutes.
Love2stay is a luxury campsite with glamping pods and 122 pitches for motorhomes. This campsite has two unique outdoor pools, a beachside pool that is ideal for younger children and a natural pool. The natural pool is described by campers as being very cold all year round so it is advised that you wear wetsuits when swimming in there.
Another Parkdean holiday site, Ty Mawr Holiday Park in Wales has recently undergone major improvements to its facilities including a high ropes course and a sports dome. For rainy days there is a soft play area and a large indoor pool that includes a large water slide.
A highly rated camping site in Scotland, Campsie Glen Holiday Park was voted the Best Value Accommodation in Scotland in 2019. The onsite facilities include a bar and bistro and an indoor swimming pool that can be privately booked for 45-minute sessions.
If you are in Northern Ireland seeking an activity-packed holiday, Share Discovery Village is the largest activity centre in Northern Ireland. The tent pitches are metres away from the indoor pool and sauna facilities. Camping and activities can be booked individually or as part of a holiday package.
Nodes Point Campsite is part of the Park Dean Resort holiday company, which has won awards, most recently the British Holiday Awards for Best UK Family Holiday Company. The facilities at Nodes Point Campsite have been very positively reviewed, particularly the indoor pool. It boasts huge waterslides and a separate toddler pool where your little one can practice swimming away from the commotion caused by bigger children.