Best Family Motorhome Holidays in the UK: Ideal School Holiday Trips

Thinking of taking the kids away for a family motorhome holiday? In the UK, we are fortunate to have many beautiful holiday destinations to choose from, tons of which are perfect for pitching up the motorhome with the kids.

Whether you’re wanting a coastal stay with bustling seaside towns, a jam-packed trip of family activities and historical sightseeing, or a weekend in the countryside to hike, cycle or just relax – the UK really does have something for everyone.

If you’re looking for some inspiration, look at our top five UK holiday destinations for family campers, complete with ideal places to visit, local campsites to stay in and a full list of the best family-friendly sights and attractions in the area.


One the biggest holiday destinations in the UK, the wonderful coasts of Cornwall are ideal for a trip with the family.

From stunning beaches to lively towns, Cornwall has something for everyone to enjoy. Known as the ‘surf capital of England’, Newquay is great for those who love the water. With one of the best beaches in the area, there are plenty of surf schools and shops that will get you and your family ready to hit the waves.

If you prefer your feet firmly on the ground, there’s still plenty to do. Newquay Zoo, Lappa Valley Steam Railway and Camel Creek Adventure all make for a fantastic day out with the kids.

Areas of Cornwall that are great for family motorhome holidays:

  • St Ives
  • Looe
  • Bude
  • Padstow
  • Marazion
  • Port Isaac
  • Porthleven
  • Newquay

Ideal Cornwall caravan parks for family motorhomes holidays:

Family-friendly attractions in Cornwall:

Lake District, Cumbria

The Lake District is the perfect place for families that love to be outdoors. It’s a quintessential slice of Britain’s natural beauty: from climbing high peaks and exploring quaint villages, to taking a dip in the water or stargazing on a summer’s night.

As one of the most visited areas of England, there are hundreds of campsites and caravan parks to choose from. Visit the iconic Lake Windermere and the impressive waterfalls at Aira Force or take to the water and partake in the endless aqua activities, such as canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding and zorbing.

Caravan parks for family motorhome holidays in the Lake District area:

Must-visit spots for families on holiday in the Lake District area:

Family-friendly hikes in the Lake District:

  • Ravenglass and Eskdale
  • Aira Force
  • Brandelhow Bay
  • Hallin Fell
  • Brothers Water
  • Gummer’s How

Yorkshire Dales

Keeping it up North, perhaps a slightly underrated family holiday destination is the Yorkshire Dales. Enjoy picturesque views as you journey through the stunning moors, valleys, hills and villages and pitch up at one of the many campsites and caravan parks in the area.

Enjoy the natural sights of White Scar Cave, Brimham Rocks and Aysgarth Falls, or take a day trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park or the Embsay Bolton Steam Railway. You can even take a hike across the Yorkshire Three Peaks – but be warned, this is not for the faint-hearted!

Ideal areas of the Yorkshire Dales for family motorhome holidays:

  • Malham
  • Skipton
  • Richmond
  • Swaledale
  • Kettlewell
  • Nidderdale
  • Wensleydale
  • Settle

Family-friendly camping and caravan sites in the Yorkshire Dales:

Fun things to do and see with the family in the Yorkshire Dales:

Pembrokeshire, Wales

The county of Pembrokeshire has much to offer for family trips. With a spectacular coastline of over 50 beaches, and bridleways and footpaths spanning 600 miles, it’s the ideal holiday destination for nature lovers.

Enjoy the beautiful Welsh heritage in the traditional seaside towns and historic sites such as Pembroke Castle and St David’s Cathedral. If your children love animals, there’s plenty to see at  Manor Wildlife Park – or perhaps you could venture to the famous Skomer Island for an up-close encounter with the puffins and other island creatures.

Go-to destinations in Pembrokeshire for family motorhome holidays:

  • Tenby
  • Saundersfoot
  • Reynalton
  • St Davids
  • Kilgetty
  • Narbeth
  • Haverfordwest

Family-friendly campsite and caravan parks for motorhomes:

Must-visit family attractions in Pembrokeshire:


Dorset is known for its natural beauty and rich English history. Popular with both UK holidaymakers and international travellers, Dorset has plenty to see and do for all the family.

The Jurassic Coast’s impressive landmarks Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove are the perfect place for beach days and fossil hunting. Dorset’s picturesque countryside offers opportunities for hiking, cycling, and exploring quaint villages. If you’re into history, why not make a stop at the magnificent Stonehenge on your way?

Great holiday areas to stay with the family in Dorset:

  • Bridport
  • Poole
  • Weymouth
  • Charmouth
  • Swanage
  • Wareham

Caravan parks for family motorhome holidays in Dorset:

Family-friendly things to do in Dorset:

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Step inside our motorhomes and see them for yourself at our Stafford showroom, or browse our full collection of available models on our website. Either way, our expert team is on hand to help!

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