20 Easter camping and glamping sites with pitches from £18 per night

With the average time between booking and arrival for an outdoor break in the UK just 34 days and shrinking, there’s still plenty of availability for an outdoor weekend break this Easter.

And with a 12 per cent increase in glamping accommodation listed in 2023 compared to the year before, there are plentiful options for traditional campers as well as those looking for a more luxurious stay.

“So far this year, 170,000 holidaymakers have booked a UK stay,” explains Yates. “Weather is a huge factor in outdoor holiday booking, so it’s no surprise that people are leaving it later to book, with the Great British climate being particularly unpredictable.

“Squeezed budgets can also make people more reluctant to book up months in advance. What that means is that now’s a good time to beat the rush and find a spot at a great site that might not otherwise have availability, especially in the most popular locations.”

Both the south west of England and North Wales are starting to book up for the May half term and main school summer holiday peak periods, with 40 per cent of UK bookings made through Pitchup this year to date at sites within those two regions. Early birds heading there at Easter though will have more choice, and quieter sites.

All pricing based on a three-night stay over Easter weekend Fri 29 March – Monday 1 April

South West


Rhea Farm and Fishery near Axminster opens just in time for the Easter weekend. Pitch up in 16 acres of pasture and forestry, and make friends with the exotic permanent residents including rheas, emus, ostriches and a giant tortoise as well as more typical British farm animals. A well-stocked fishing lake on site is free to access by campers, with kit available to hire.

Generous pitches are suitable for tents or trailer tents, and each has its own picnic table but no electric hookup. There are solar-powered warm showers and compost toilets on site, as well as a washing-up area, and several pubs and a farm shop within walking distance. Pitch and two adults from £82.50 for three nights

Rhea Farm and Fishery (Photo: Pitchup.com)
Rhea Farm and Fishery (Photo: Pitchup.com)

Leave the tent at home and opt for a camping pod at Langstone Manor Holiday Park where you have the option to dine in the Manor in the evening. The site is in the south-west of Dartmoor National Park and dogs are welcome, so it’s a great option for those looking to travel with a four-legged friend.

Smaller pods sleep two, with a sofa-bed, TV and sheltered decking area to enjoy the rural views and spot local wildlife. Larger mega-pods sleeping four with kitchenettes are also available. Guests can access showers, loos and laundry facilities on site. Pod and two adults from £231 for three nights.


Family-run Portesham Dairy Farm Camp Site on Dorset’s Jurassic coastline is a longstanding hit with campers looking to enjoy the peace and beauty of the surrounding AONB from a clean and comfortable base.

Modern facilities on site are supported by a well-stocked farm shop and pub with beer garden within two minutes’ stroll. Five minutes from the swannery at Abbotsbury, it’s also 15 minutes from the beaches at Weymouth and under half and hour to Portland for fossil-hunting, lighthouse views and glorious Chesil Beach. Pitch and two adults from £159 for three nights.

Kids will love spending Easter weekend in a bell tent at Herston Caravan and Camping. From daytime visits to nearby Monkey World and the golden sands of Swanage to lively evening entertainment at the site’s show bar there’s plenty to do.

Bell tents come with power sockets, and air beds to keep the packing list to a minimum, and each one has its own picnic table and firepit for the full campout experience along with great views over the rolling Dorset hills. Bell tent sleeping 4 from £330 for 3 nights.

A bell tent at Herston (Photo: Jon Lucas)
A bell tent at Herston (Photo: Jon Lucas)


Those looking for a quiet, spacious site close to surf hotspots and the best beaches in north Cornwall should head to Porthtowan Tourist Park, just off the A30 for easy access. Walk the South West Coast Path, take a riverboat trip at Truro or explore the beautiful gardens at Trerice.

Amenities on site include a games room and adventure play area, as well as a shop and launderette. This inclusive site also has accessible shower and toilets, and flat level pitches with electric hookup. Pitch and two adults from £107 for three nights.

Porthtowan has pitches for tents and caravans (Photo: Pitchup.com)
Porthtowan has pitches for tents and caravans (Photo: Pitchup.com)

Spend Easter at the Eden Project with a stay at handily-located Acorn Camping & Glamping where nature sits at the heart of the experience. Accommodation in a range of huts, cabins and bell tents is pared-back with basic shared facilities, making the surrounding woodland and countryside of the Luxulyan Valley the stars of the show.

Activities include wood carving, den-building and scavenger hunts with a communal firepit to share with fellow guests into the evenings. Hobbit Hole cabin and two adults from £180 for three nights.


Enjoy the wild side of Somerset from a pitch (wherever you like – this is almost-wild) at Croscombe Camping in the Mendips, with views across to Glastonbury Tor. There’s plenty of space to roam, and fantastic sunset views.

Simple facilities include hot showers and loos, and dogs are welcome. If it’s not barbecue weather, the nearby George pub has local cider on tap and a good menu including Saturday night pizza. Pitch and two adults from £60 for three nights.

Somerset’s most popular visitor attraction, Cheddar Gorge, is just a five minute drive from Owley Woods Glamping. Other local landmarks in close proximity include Wookey Hole, Wells Cathedral and mystical Glastonbury.

Bell tents come complete with king-size bed, made up with duvets and pillows, cooking equipment and a campers kitchen, kettle, firewood for the firepit, power sockets and the almost-essential fairy lights. All you’ll need to remember are your own towels. Bell tent and two or three people from £372 for three nights.

A lotus tent at Owley Woods (Photo: Pitchup.com)
A lotus tent at Owley Woods (Photo: Pitchup.com)



A regular summer sellout, Pencarnan Farm sits atop Porthsele beach on the western tip of the Pembrokeshire coast. Family-run since the 50s, it attracts many returning guests who love the proximity to the sheltered beach with rock pools at low tide and the coastal path.

On-site amenities include showers, loos and picnic tables. The tiny city of St David’s just a few miles away has a host of independent shops and pubs. Pitch and two adults from £99 for three nights.

Tregroes Glamping offers a more luxurious way to enjoy this part of North Wales, with accommodation options including geodesic domes, cabins and camping pods. Each unit has proper beds, a firepit and a well-equipped log kitchen.

On-site Tregroes Pantry offers full Welsh breakfasts as well as home-cooked meals and a licensed bar. Burn off the calories with walking or cycling, or coastal adventures – the nearest beach is just four miles away at Abermawr. Geodesic dome and up to five people from £360 for three nights.

A geodesic dome at Tregroes (Photo: Behind The Lens Media Ltd)
A geodesic dome at Tregroes (Photo: Behind The Lens Media Ltd)


Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) will doubtless be drawing the walkers this Easter weekend, so to escape the crowds overnight, head to Capel Curig Pitch and Hike where there’s a strict “no loud noise” policy.

This dark-sky site in the heart of Eryri National Park has no vehicle access, but does have direct access to major footpaths and cycle trails. Nearest parking is in Capel Curig, 15 minutes walk away. Pitch and two adults from £72 for three nights

Let the alpacas do the walking at The Crown Inn and Campsite which is home to a small number of woolly friends happy to go for a walk with guests. The inn offers good food and drinks throughout the week, while the site has a washing up area for those choosing to DIY.

Accommodation is in a variety of cabins and bell tents. Entry-level “bed in a shed” microlodge contains a double bed, with bedding and linen. Compost loos are available on site. Microlodge and two adults from £120 for three nights.


Pitch up at Rhos Y Foel on the Llŷn Peninsula, with spectacular views towards the peak of Moelypenmaen and plenty of open space for kids to play. Close to the beautiful beaches of Pwllheli and Abersoch, it’s also just 15 minutes from Eryri National Park.

The peninsula is also home to a range of outdoor attractions with water-based activities at Glasfryn Parc and treetop adventures at GreenWood Forest Park. Pitches are flat and spacious, with a well-maintained facilities block. Pitch and two adults from £72 for three nights.

Glampio Coed Glamping has a small number of handmade wooden camping pods set in a two-acre field, beautifully styled with luxury bed linen, Welsh wool blankets and woodburning stoves for cosy nights in, and private decks and picnic tables to enjoy the natural surroundings.

Welcomed with a hamper of local produce, guests share a well-equipped communal kitchen and bathroom facilities. Larger pods with en-suites are also available. Nearby attractions include beaches, horseriding, watersports and hiking. Pod and two adults from £350 for three nights.

Glampio Coed's huts (Photo: Pitchup.com)
Glampio Coed’s huts (Photo: Pitchup.com)

Rest of the UK

Among Scotland’s best-rated sites according to Pitchup.com users, Hebridean Canna Campsite is a true retreat from it all, not least as the Isle of Canna is entirely car-free. Go wild in the wilderness, where you may well spot golden and sea eagles, puffins, dolphins and smaller whales.

Campfires and outdoor cooking are actively encouraged, with showers and loos on site. The harbour, 10 minutes’ walk away, has a cafe and community shop. Pitch and two adults from £54 for three nights.

The quirky hexagonal cabins at the Old Station Caravan Park make for an unusual yet comfortable home, with campers kitchen (located in the centre of the structure), sleeping platforms, heating and Wi-Fi included.

On the eastern side of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the campsite is on the edge of Masham, a lovely little town with cafés, pubs and two breweries to explore. On-site facilities include a small shop, laundry room, washing-up point and a well-maintained heated amenities block. Cabin and up to four people from £225 per stay.

A hobbit-style hut at Old Station Caravan Park (Photo: Pitchup.com)
A hobbit-style hut at Old Station Caravan Park (Photo: Pitchup.com)

Roundwood Dell Campsite in Norfolk’s Wensum Valley is a small and secluded spot within the grounds of an indoor bowls club, which means access to a wide range of good facilities including a bar, cafe/restaurant, shop and modern toilets and showers.

Camping pitches are tucked away overlooking the beautiful Wensum valley (canoes and kayaks can be launched from a spot 300m down the hill), and it’s an easy half hour drive from both Norwich city centre, the Norfolk Broads and the coast. Pitch and two adults from £75 for three nights.

Worcestershire’s Rockridge is a wild camping spot for adults only with a back-to-basics vibe and mindful extras by way of art classes and yoga sessions. No set pitches, and no electric hook up means that campers need to come well-prepared but for a weekend of total peace to soak up the beautiful woodland and hilly countryside, it’s well worth the effort. Pitch and two adults from £84 for three nights.

With Easter landing early this year, it’s a great opportunity to use the long weekend as a stargazing opportunity before the clocks go forward on 31 March. Cosmos Camping in Carmarthenshire is the ideal location. Located within a Dark Sky Reserve, each pitch has its own firepit to make the most of evenings outdoors, while a handy communal kitchen has everything campers need including USB charging ports.

Spacious pitches are separated by long grass, and have views over the Black Mountains and easy access to plentiful walks including the nearby Brecon Beacons National Park. Pitch and two adults from £84 for three nights.

The bucolic setting of Cosmos Camping (Photo: Pitchup.com)
The bucolic setting of Cosmos Camping (Photo: Pitchup.com)

Instead of spending on excessive chocolate this Easter, put your money to good use at Aldingbourne Trust’s campsite on the edge of the South Downs National Park, 15 minutes from Chichester. Run by a local charity, profits from pitches help people with learning disabilities and autism to live independent lives. A range of family-friendly facilities include good amenities, an open farm, maze, mini golf, indoor and outdoor play areas. Pitch and two adults from £225 for three nights.