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Summer holidays! Where to go camping with your family in Europe.

June 10 2024 – Anne Brillet

Summer holidays! Where to go camping with your family in Europe.
Summer holidays! Where to go camping with your family in Europe.

If you're now a seasoned camper and enjoy taking your little ones on further afield adventures, here's a list of inspiring places to visit with your minis.


Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Stunning waterfalls, lush forests, and clear lakes make it a paradise for nature lovers. The park offers several campgrounds and is ideal for family hikes and picnics.

Camping Borje offers a perfect balance of comfort and natural beauty, providing a serene base to explore the breathtaking landscapes of Plitvice Lakes National Park.


Lake Bled, Slovenia

A picturesque lake with an island in the middle, surrounded by mountains. There are several family-friendly campsites, offering activities like boating, hiking, and swimming.

Camping Bled offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and eco-friendly practices, providing a serene and enjoyable camping experience on the shores of Lake Bled.


Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland

Known for its beautiful lochs, forests, and rolling hills. The park has numerous camping options and outdoor activities like fishing, hiking, and canoeing.

You can go wild camping in Scotland but ensure you adhere to the rules for the Loch Lomond national park. 

If you prefer to camp with some facilities. Here's our suggestion: Loch Chon Campsite. It's back to basics with only toilets, washing up and drinking water facilities. However, if you're looking for a nature and wilderness experience, this is it. 


Black Forest, Germany

A region filled with dense forests, quaint villages, and scenic trails. Family-friendly campsites are available, and kids will love the fairy-tale-like atmosphere and adventure parks.

Nestled deep within the forest, Schwarzwald-Camp is a must visit for all fans of nature adventures. You can hire out tipis, tree tents or bring your own, but you'll be sure to have a wild adventure. 


Lake District National Park, England

Famous for its stunning lakes, rugged mountains, and charming villages. There are many campsites that cater to families, offering a range of activities from hiking to boat trips.

Recommended by the National Trust Great Langdale Campsite is a paradise for all kind of adventures. You can hike various trails or take on some higher summits. 


Provence, France

Known for its lavender fields, vineyards, and picturesque villages. Family-friendly campsites are plentiful, and the region offers various activities such as cycling, hiking, and visiting historic sites.

For a wild but comfortable experience, head over to the Chasteuil Provence campsite which sits right on the bank of the Verdon river. They have an array of ecolodges as well as camping site to camp with your own tents. 


Pyrenees National Park, France/Spain

A mountain range that forms a natural border between France and Spain. The park offers numerous campsites and outdoor activities like hiking, wildlife spotting, and exploring caves.

With breathtaking views of the Pyrenées and activities galore, Camping le Rioumajou is a great destination for parents and kids. There are facilities such as a pool and play area, but the surroudings offer a huge number of adventures. 


Lake Geneva, Switzerland/France

A large, crescent-shaped lake shared between Switzerland and France, surrounded by the Alps. Family-friendly campsites abound, with opportunities for water sports, hiking, and visiting nearby cities like Geneva and Lausanne.

Between lake and mountain, Camping de Lac de Joux is a great place to stay with the family. You can do swimming or windsurfing on the lake as well as hiking and biking on the mountains. 


Cinque Terre, Italy

Famous for its rolling hills, vineyards, and historic towns. There are numerous campsites suitable for families, providing a base to explore the region’s rich history, cuisine, and scenic landscapes.

If you want an authentic experience, head over to Camping Smeraldo in Moneglia. You can camp right on the sea front or rent out one of the wooden bungalows. Be mindful though that you need a car to access it or it is a wild walk to the place.  

Explore various destinations throughout the UK and Europe where you can make your camping aspirations a reality. Whether you're in search of a riverside or lakeside location, or favour a snug campsite tucked in the mountains, there are numerous choices available to take your kids on their next adventure.