Camping has always been a popular family pastime. Not only does it make for a budget-friendly holiday, but it’s a great way to disconnect from the pressures of everyday modern life and reconnect with nature, yourself and each other.
In this article, we’ve created a list of the best family campsites. Keep reading and get ready to book your next family camping holiday!
The family-friendly campsites on our list were all chosen for the following reasons:
- They’re large and spacious
- They provide a full range of camping and glamping accommodation
- They offer fun family activities onsite and nearby
- They’re fully equipped with the latest modern facilities and amenities
Whether you’re looking for all-inclusive holiday parks, camping and caravanning by the sea, lakeside camping or even dog-friendly campsites—you’ll find it all and more on this list:
Campo Dei Fiori is located on the famous Etruscan coast of Tuscany, Italy. The campsite is shaded by a beautiful pine forest and boasts large pitches just moments away from the sea.
These campgrounds have been run by the same family for several generations and cater excellently to families by offering onsite facilities such as a restaurant and swimming pool, as well as activities such as a mini club for kids and evening entertainment for all. Here you’ll also find luxury wooden bungalows with private bathrooms, kitchenettes, and a personal assistance service to help you make the most of your family adventures under the Tuscan sun.
Camping Bella Italia is located directly on shores of Lake Garda in fair Verona.
Bella Italia is perfect for tent camping, caravanning and RV camping. It hosts four top restaurants serving local and traditional specialties, five large swimming pools that offer entertainment for both kids and adults, and large, well shaded grass pitches.
There are plenty of fun things to do onsite. Kids can take cooking classes, fly kites, participate in treasure hunts and have their faces painted by the excellent entertainment staff, whilst sport-loving families can participate in canoeing, paddle boarding, parasailing, banana boat rides, basketball, archery and more.
When it comes to family campsites in Italy, it doesn’t get much better than the pet-friendly Club Degli Amici Camping Village, located right by the turquoise waters of Lazio.
Club Degli Amici offers plenty of water sport activities such as kite surfing and sailing, as well as onsite court sports such as football, basketball and tennis. You can also enjoy a private beach, a restaurant with a well-stocked bar, and, best of all, a dog agility play area!
Trust us when we say that you won’t want to return home after spending a few days relaxing on the Mediterranean beaches and sleeping almost directly on the sands.
Although Il Gabbiano isn’t as big as others on this list, it’s the ideal place for beachside camping and outdoorsey family fun. Children of all ages are welcome. You’ll find a small swimming pool that mimics the beach, a children’s playground, bike rental, an excellent Mediterranean restaurant, large shaded pitches on the soft forest floor and fully furnished mobile homes available for rent.
In the heart of Maremma, Tuscany, is the Vallicella Glamping Resort. Here you and your family will find pitches, cottages and luxury lodge tents immersed in ancient olive groves that allow you to experience Italy’s Mediterranean countryside in a whole new way.
The resort is close to many points of interest such as Follonica, Massa Marittima and Marina di Grosseto, but is also perfect for families simply seeking to unwind amongst the groves. Here you’ll find several swimming pools for adults and children, a terrace restaurant with a panoramic view of the valley, and you’ll be within mere minutes of the stunning Tuscan coast.
The Papillion Country Resort is a five-star campsite located in the Netherland’s beautiful Twente region that prides itself on privacy, quietness, and spaciousness.
You can choose to pitch up on grassy camping pitches or stay in deluxe bungalows, luxury safari tents and tent lodges. There are plenty of family activities to enjoy onsite such as tennis, football, beach volleyball and swimming, as well as in the surrounding area. Outdoor laser tag and treetop high roping are just to name a few! There is also a stylish onsite restaurant serving traditional Dutch dishes as well as Italian, in a nod to Papillion’s sister sites in Italy. The resort has recently been renovated to match the high standards of the Vacanza Col Cuore glamping resorts.
If you and your family love outdoor activities and water sports, then the beachside Residence Punta Spin, located in the Grade Laguna in Gorizia, is the ideal place for you.
Here you’ll find an all-inclusive camping village under the shade of a centuries-old pine forest with direct access to a sandy beach. You’ll find a number of fun things to do onsite thanks to tennis courts, volleyball courts, a miniature golf course, a children’s playground, football courts and more.
The resort also organises evening shows, musicals, pool parties, and dances for all ages. For parents looking to relax whilst the kids play, the resort offers facilities such as a Turkish bath, a sauna and a fitness center .
Camping Principina is located in the heart of Tuscany and is mere moments away from the clear waters and golden sands of Grosseto.
The campsite is nestled in a lush pine forest that leads directly down to the sea. The spacious campgrounds provide a large variety of camping and glamping options and offer five centralized bathrooms, a coin-operated laundry room, and plenty of onsite activities. There’s a swimming pool, mini-golf, tennis courts, a restaurant, an American-style bar, a supermarket, barbecue facilities and an excellent entertainment program for kids during the high season.
The Calanovella Camping Village is a family-run camping resort in Sicily. This all-inclusive site is the perfect place for families to relax and unwind at, as well as the ideal base for exploring and adventuring in nature.
Calanovella is located on the Aeolian Island, near the medieval villages of Piraino, Gioiosa Marea, and Brolo. Calanovella offers incredible facilities including an outdoor pool, a mini-market, restaurants, sports fields, an entertainment venue, and plenty of other attractions.
It truly is an unforgettable place whether you’re relaxing poolside or exploring medieval history.
Plan Your Camping Trip
No matter where you choose to go, camping is the best way to get back to nature and provide your children with cherished family memories for years to come.
Book your next family camping trip CampInn today. Simply choose your dates, mark all the filters that match your family’s wants and needs and pick a site from our list of carefully selected campsites. We’ll do the rest!