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Great Days Out in the UK

Camping is a fun activity that you can do with the whole family, but you're going to need a plan for your trip.

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You don't want to be stuck on the campsite for the duration of your visit, right? Luckily for you, we're going to be looking at some things that you can do while you're out and about. So, if you want to know more about the great days out that you can have in the UK, all located near campsites, then keep reading down below.

Wicksteed Park Gardens

Wicksteed Park

You don't have to go anywhere to enjoy Wicksteed Park, because they have their very own campsite on site. As a guest at the campsite, you will receive a special second day discount for all rides and other areas of the park such as cafes and playgrounds for the little ones. There are also beautiful views over the lake from the campsite.

If you don't want to stay at the park itself, about 11 miles away, you will find Rural Relaxing Camping & Glamping Site. It doesn't matter where you decide to set your tent because your day out in Wicksteed Park is going to be fun-filled!

There's something for everyone from thrill-seekers to those who like to keep it a little more chilled. Even without the rides, there is still plenty to do with multiple playgrounds, as well as various events taking place. Your little ones will always have something to do; archery and Clip 'n' Climb to name but a few.

Wicker Man rollercoaster at Alton Towers

Alton Towers

If you are staying somewhere such as Springfields Countryside Caravan and Camping, or Middlehills farm, then Alton Towers is undoubtedly a day out that you should consider. This is especially something that you are going to want to consider if you or your family are somewhat of a thrill-seeker. Head to Mutiny Bay and hop on Wicker Man if you think you're tough enough. Or, how about Nemesis - Europe's first inverted rollercoaster, Oblivion - the world's first dive rollercoaster, Th13een - featuring the world's first vertical free-fall drop or The Smiler - which currently holds the world record for the most inversions on a rollercoaster!

For the little ones and those of you who would rather leave the adrenaline-pumping rides to others, Cbeebies land, The Alton Towers Spa and Waterpark, mini-golf and the Tree-Top Quest high ropes course may be more your cup of tea. There is so much to do here that you might find yourself spending more than one day exploring everything that they have to offer. 

G-Force rollercoaster at Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor

Another theme park that offers you the chance to camp on the grounds is Drayton Manor. The theme park campsite means that you don't have to go far to experience the awesomeness of Drayton Manor itself, which is always a bonus, especially when you have kids who are impatient and ready to get to the first activity of the day. This is still a great day out if you are staying at another campsite such as Kingsbury Waterpark Campsite. 

Known as the UK's best family day out, you would be amiss to be near this theme park and not take full advantage of the opportunity. There are so many rides on offer here, and they range from chilled out, fun rides to intense thrill rides. If you think you're ready for something hardcore, then check out Apocalypse - voted the best thrill ride in Europe! 

But, it's not only rides that are on offer here. There is, in fact, a 15-acre zoo that you can explore as well. Home to over 100 animals from every corner of the globe, this is truly a place that you are never going to forget. So, between rides, a zoo, crazy golf, a museum and other scheduled events, you are going to have more than just one great day out in this fantastic place.

Blackpool at dusk


A place that you hear a lot about when people are talking about destinations in England is Blackpool. One of England's most iconic seaside destinations, this is a fun place with so much to do. There are plenty of campsites in and around the Blackpool area such as Haven Marton Mere Holiday Village, Chippendale Parks and more. 

First, there is Pleasure Beach. This is Blackpool's very own theme park and is very popular with the tourists. Located right on the beach, there is plenty for you to do, and see if you dare ride the high Pepsi Max roller coaster. Right next door you will find Sandcastle Water Park, which is great fun, especially if you are visiting in the summer months. It's the largest indoor water park in the UK, so make the most of it while you are there! If you want to make the most out of your time in Blackpool, then you might even want to look into the Blackpool Attraction Pass which grants you access to six of the best attractions here.

Other than the theme parks, you can experience some incredible, jaw-dropping entertainment at Blackpool Tower Circus, or head up the Blackpool Tower Eye to take in some stunning views. Walk down the beach, splash in the water, and if you visit at the right time of year, take a stroll down the Blackpool Illuminations.

Diagon Alley at Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Heading further south in Hertfordshire, you'll find Warner Bros. Studio Tours. If you love Harry Potter, then this is a must-see. You'll get to see some exclusive behind the scenes tours, see the costumes, props, and sets from the Harry Potter film series close up. Step into the Great Hall, or walk down Diagon Alley. Don't forget to grab a pint of butterbeer while you're there!

Scorpion Express ride at Chessington World of Adventure

Chessington World of Adventure

Chessington World of Adventure is such an action-packed theme park. There's nowhere else in the UK where you can chill with the Gruffalo, see an endangered Amur Tiger, find yourself staring a stingray in the eye and try out some fantastic roller coasters all in one place. If that doesn't sound like a brilliant day out, then we don't know what does!

Always check the opening times and other information by visiting the website of the attraction you are planning to visit prior to arrival. COVID-19 may affect the opening of some attractions.

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