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Camping in Cheshire: Best campsites and family friendly activities

Camping in Cheshire: Best campsites and family friendly activities

Thinking of camping in Cheshire this year? Whilst you may be looking to head to the Lake District, Scotland, or possibly searching for campsites with an EPIC sea view…. why not look closer to home for your family holiday? The beautiful county of Cheshire, tucked in the North West of England is an ideal holiday destination. There are some fantastic family friendly campsites in Cheshire, and plenty of things to do to keep the family entertained too. Here are some of the BEST campsites in Cheshire offering a great base to get outdoors and explore.

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The County of Cheshire is located in the Northwest of England. It borders Wales, Merseyside and Greater Manchester. Cheshire is a wonderful destination for a break. It is home to the City of Chester, with the most complete city walls, the oldest racecourse and the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, plus a 1000 year old Cathedral and the iconic black and white timber buildings.

Camping in Cheshire

Camping in a fantastic budget option for a family friendly holiday. Cheshire is all about the great outdoors with plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling, and water sports including canoeing and paddleboarding. There are some wonderful campsites in the UK, and Cheshire offers some great sites with camping near to Chester and near to Delamere Forest, too. All campsites listed are great for kids and dog friendly.

So grab your sleeping bags, tent (or campervan!) and enjoy the wonderful campsites that the North West of England has to offer (Although part of me wants to keep this beautiful part of Britain a secret).

If you are looking for a little bit of luxury then maybe consider Cheshire glamping? You will find floating pods, off grid glamping and Cheshire log cabins with a hot tub! There is something for everyone.

Read on for 10 AWESOME Cheshire campsites handpicked by Otis and Us.

camping in Cheshire and Cheshire glamping

If you would prefer a little bit more luxury and comfort. Then you could consider a glamping holiday instead. Alternatively have you consider Travelodge Chester Central or self catering accommodation within walking distance to Chester?

Pick of the BEST camping in Cheshire for tents, caravans, campervans motorhomes and glamping!!

Delamere Forest Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Station Rd, Delamere, Northwich CW8 2HZ

Looking for Delamere camping? Delamere Forest Camping and Caravanning Club site is located in the West of the County (near to Chester) and covers 950 hectares offering PLENTY of walking and cycling opportunities direct from the campsite. There are nearby farms that offer a range of local produce too.

  • Toilets: yes
  • Showers: yes
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Electric hook-up: yes
  • Glamping available: No
  • Dogs welcome

For more information and to book this campsite

Elm Cottage Touring Park

Elm Cottage Touring Park, Chester Lane, Near Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 2QJ

Elm Cottage Touring Park offers family friendly and dog friendly camping in Cheshire. The Touring Park is for caravans, campervan, tents and motorhomes. It is located just 1 mile from the beautiful village of Little Budworth, and Oulton Park Motor Racing Circuit. The city of Chester is just 12 miles from the campsite. There are also 3 pubs within walking distance of this Cheshire campsite. There is a playpark on site for children too.

Toilets: yes
Showers: yes
Drinking water: yes
Electric hook-up: yes
Glamping available: Self Catering Chalet
Dogs welcome

camping in Cheshire, best campsites and things to do.
Photo credit Elm Cottage Touring Park

For availability and to book

Lady Heyes Holiday Park

Lady Heyes, Kingsley Road, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 6SU

Lady Heyes Touring Caravan Park is a family friendly and dog friendly campsite situated in the very heart of Cheshire. This campsite offers Cheshire camping close to Delamere Forest, The City of Chester and Oulton Park offering an ideal base for Touring Caravans, Motorhomes, Campervan and tents. Glamping is available onsite too. Lady Heyes has a cafe and various shops onsite, and a children’s play area.

Toilets: yes
Showers: yes
Drinking water: yes
Electric hook-up: yes
Glamping available: Yes – Chalet, Pods, Stage Coaches, RV trailers.
Dogs welcome

For more information and to book Lady Heyes Park in Cheshire

Sunny Side Touring Park

Sunny Side Touring Park, Coole Lane, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 8AY

Sunny Side Touring Park is situated in the countryside of Nantwich, Cheshire, only metres away from the canalside and offering plenty of opportunities for walking or cycling. The Village of Audlem is just under 2 miles away where you will find plenty of places to eat and drink (We LOVE the Combermere Arms)! Nantwich is 3.4 miles away and offers restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. there is an outside swimming pool too.

Toilets: yes
Showers: yes
Drinking water: yes
Electric hook-up: yes
Glamping available: Yes – Shepherd Hut.
Dogs welcome

To book Sunny Side Touring Park in Cheshire

Manor Farm Caravan and Camping Park

Newton Lane, Chester, Cheshire West And Chester CH3 9AY

Manor Farm Camping Park offers electrical and non electric pitches and is located in Tattenhall, Cheshire. The Village of Tattenhall offers local pubs, a shop, post office and take aways and is an ideal base to explore the Ice Cream Farm, Candle Workshop or the The Crocky Trail. Chester is a short drive away and also Beeston Castle, Bolesworth Castle and Peckforton Castle.

Toilets: yes
Showers: yes
Drinking water: yes
Electric hook-up: yes
Glamping available: No
Dogs welcome

Blakemere Holiday Park offering ideal camping at Blakemere

Blakemere Holiday Park, Chester Rd, Northwich CW8 2EB

Blakemere Holiday Park is a family friendly and dog friendly holiday park, offering camping in the heart of the Cheshire Countryside. This campsite is open all year round and is situated next to Blakemere tourist attraction, offering plenty of indoor and outdoor activities, shops and eateries.

Toilets: yes
Showers: yes
Drinking water: yes
Electric hook-up: yes
Glamping available: Yes
Dogs welcome

Capesthorne Hall Caravan Park

Congleton Rd, Siddington, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9JY

Capesthorne Hall Caravan Park is located in the grounds of Capesthorne Hall, a magnificent stately home. The camping site is situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park, near to Congleton, Macclesfield and Knutsford, Tatton Park is only a short distance away.

Toilets: yes
Showers: yes
Drinking water: yes
Electric hook-up: yes
Glamping available: Yes – Potting shed and self catering cottages.
Dogs welcome

For further enquiries and to book camping at Capesthorne Hall

camping in Cheshire, best campsites and things to do
Photo Credit Capesthorne Hall Caravan Park

Syllenhurst, Woore

Syllenhurst, Nantwich Road, Woore, Crewe, Cheshire CW3 9RH

Syllenhurst campsite is situated on the on the borders of three counties, Cheshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire, and provides an excellent base for exploring the many local attractions such as the Sandstone Trail, Bridgemere Garden World, Dorothy Clive Gardens, Dagfields Craft and Antiques and Nantwich, Market Drayton or Whitchurch.

Toilets: No
Showers: No
Drinking water: yes
Electric hook-up: yes
Glamping available: No
Dogs welcome

Manor Wood

Manor Wood Country Caravan Park, Coddington Chester, Cheshire, CH3 9EN

Manor Wood campsite is situated in the heart of Cheshire offering a peaceful and family friendly stay. This Cheshire campsite offers a heated outdoor swimming pool, two outdoor playgrounds, tennis court, and an on site cafe. Nearby attractions include the City of Chester BeWilderwood Cheshire, Cheshire Ice cream Farm, and Chester Zoo.

Toilets: No
Showers: No
Drinking water: yes
Electric hook-up: yes
Glamping available: Caravans available
Dogs welcome

For Manor Wood Country Caravan Park enquiries and to book

Glamping in Cheshire

If glamping is more your thing, then there are plenty of opportunities for glamping holidays in the UK. Glamping offers the chance to enjoy the great outdoors but at the same time brings a little luxury, and also glamping is great all year round including Autumn and Winter. Glamping accommodation options can range from a bell tent, glamping pod, or a shepherd hut to fully heated safari tents or yurts. Many glamping options have bathroom and kitchen facilities and plenty to do nearby. Here are a few idea for glamping in Cheshire

Taattenhall Marina Floating Pods in Cheshire

In the heart of the countryside you will find a unique Cheshire glamping experience. The Tattenhall Marina floating pods sit on the tranquil marina with a view over to Peckforton Castle. Family friendly and dog friendly there is a double bedroom, kitchenette, living area and bathroom. A sofa bed is also available in each pod.

For more information and to book floating pods in Cheshire

Photo credit – Tattenhall Marina Floating Pods / Lakeland Leisure Estates

Marbury Camp and Lodge

Marberry camp and lodge offer glamping pods in Cheshire swell as camping on site. The glamping pods sleep up to 4 people and have a double bed, a double sofa bed and a separate shower and toilet. The pods also have a kitchen area, central heating and patio with a fire pit and bench, overlooking the Cheshire plains.

For more information and to book Marbury camp and lodge

Wild Escapes, Wrenbury – Cheshire glamping

Wild Escapes is situated in Wrenbury and is just over 20 miles from Chester Racecourse. Offering an off grid glamping experience, the glamping cabins are fully equipped with a kitchenette and a private bathroom.

To book and for more information and to book Cheshire glamping

The Hollies Rereats, Cheshire – luxury log cabins with a hot tub

If you are looking for a Cheshire log cabin with a hot tub, then why not try The Hollies retreat, Cheshire. Here you will find luxury lodges situated in the Cheshire countryside . Enjoy one of the luxury lodges with a hot tub in Cheshire near to Chester Zoo, Delamere Forest and Go Ape.  

For more information and to book

Days out with kids in Cheshire

If you are camping in Cheshire, there is plenty of things to do in an around Chester for all of the family to enjoy. Take a look at some of our favourite days out with kids in Cheshire!

Cheshire Ice Cream Farm

The Cheshire Ice Cream Farm is an award winning attraction and has been a favourite of ours for many years. The Ice Cream Farm is situated in Tattenhall in Cheshire, and is home to the largest ice cream shop in the world and biggest sand and water play area in Europe!

Things to do near Cheshire campsite

Cheshire candle workshop

The Cheshire Workshops is located in the Cheshire Countryside, on the Sandstone Trails and is a family run business offering craft and candle making workshops.

camping in Cheshire things to do nearby

BeWilderwood Cheshire

BeWILDerwood Cheshire is a magical and enchanting play area in Cheshire Woodland offering family fun and PLENTY of outdoor adventures. Think of wonky treehouses, slides, giant swings and zip wires. There is loads of outdoor fun to be had for young (and grown up) children (not forgetting the adults!) aswell as story telling and creative crafts all based on the books by author Tom Bloefeld.

Camping in Cheshire, things to do nearby for kids

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo is situated in Upton-by-Chester, Cheshire, with over 20,000 animals and 128 acres of zoological gardens to explore. You can also book amazing experience days and animal experiences. There is an onsite cafe too.

Cholmondeley Castle and Gardens

Cholmondeley castle is a beautiful castle situated in Cholmondeley with over 50 acres of gardens and 670 acres of parkland. There is a play area and a cafe. Dogs are welcome (on a lead).

The Crocky Trail, Chester

The Crocky Trail in Chester is an adventure theme park for all the family to enjoy. With gravity defying rides, spinning barrels, and haunted houses. This outdoor theme park is a brilliant day our for the family. Dogs are also welcome.

Click here for our full The Crocky Trail Review

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