Britain’s Best Christmas Holiday Parks

It may be cold outside, but these five finalists from this year’s Great British Park Off still have plenty to offer guests this Christmas. Whether you’re a fan of the great outdoors, or prefer to settle down in front of the fire with a warm mug of mulled wine, there’s sure to be at least one to suit your festive style. Read on for our guide to Britain's best yuletide holiday parks.

Castle Cary Caravan Park, Dumfries and Galloway

Set in the magnificent Scottish countryside, Castle Cary is fit for any king or queen and offers the perfect romantic relaxing holiday. If you’re not keen to caravan, Castle Cary offers a range of seasonal timber clad lodges and winterised holiday homes. Its rural setting is the perfect backdrop for romantic winter walks around the lochs and woodlands of Galloway Forest Park, one of only four ‘Dark Sky Parks’ in the western hemisphere which means fabulous star gazing – and you may even see the Northern Lights. If you’d rather stay indoors, an onsite large heated indoor swimming pool, a games room and the Laird’s Inn will satisfy your needs.

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Concierge Camping, West Sussex

This West Sussex adults and dogs only park, situated in the Ratham Estate, is the perfect getaway for the discerning couple. Camping and 'luxury' rarely go together, but we assure you that this is a perfectly luxurious base from which to explore the beautiful South Downs National Park, the cathedral city of Chichester and West Wittering’s sandy beaches. Don’t forget to visit Chichester’s Christmas market, which is on from Saturday 3rd December until Sunday 11th December.

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Sandy Balls Holiday Village, Hampshire

With entertainment options to rival the most imaginative child’s dreams, it’s no wonder that Sandy Balls is a year-round family favourite. Boasting 120 acres in the magical New Forest, there’s plenty to do onsite - and offsite, too. In December, the main village square transforms into a festive wonder, with lights and Christmas trees. On site eatery, the Woodside Inn serves special Christmas fare and there’s family entertainment on every weekend throughout December, and every day during the school holidays.

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Stowford Farm Meadows, Devon

Nestled into the North Devon countryside, Stowford Farm Meadows is a spacious retreat from the outside world. From sandy beaches to rugged moorlands complete with Exmoor pony rides, Stowford is perfectly located for a variety of outdoor adventures. With restaurants and indoor entertainment, there's plenty to do inside while sheltered from the cold. 

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Whitemead Forest Park, Gloucestershire

You won’t be able to pitch up at Whitemead over the Christmas break, but you could stay in a cosy cabin, and there’s plenty going on. You’ll be able to enjoy enchanting walks through the ancient Forest of Dean or you may prefer to relax in an indoor swimming pool. After exploring the outside you can warm up in the sauna and hot tubs; or burn off festive treats in a fully equipped gym or pay a visit to the onsite health and beauty salonWhitemead Forest has its own Winter Wonderland complete with ice skating, Santa's Grotto and festive food. On site entertainment hub, ‘The Venue’ will be a buzzing hive with live entertainment, discos, dances, and quizzes – and you needn’t cook Christmas dinner if you don’t want to; Foresters Family Restaurant will be open throughout the festive period.

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