A list of Camp Sites within 50 miles of York. Many within an hour of York by car. All recommended by local parents and great for families.
Distance from York: 36.9 miles
Humble Bee Farm – a working farm ideally located for your glamping getaway in the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds.
Our family-run farm includes three comfortable holiday cottages – two with outdoor hot tubs – Big Chief Wigwams®, Bell Tents, Nomadic Yurts, electric tourer and non-electric tent pitches.
Flixton, Scarborough YO11 3UJ
Distance from York: 42.5 miles
Akebar is a family friendly holiday park situated in Wensleydale with a children’s playpark and family friendly pub/restaurant.
LB, Jul 18
“This campsite is lovely, has a pub on site, excellent play area for the kids and the facilities are excellent.”
HB, Jan 18
Akebar Park, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5LY
T: 01677 450201
Distance from York: 15 miles
Tent and touring pitches available with electric hook up. Full access to the 53 acres of lakeside and woodland walks. No additional entrance charges.
“Allerthorpe lake is lovely.”
RR, Aug 18
“We love it- there is a cafe, a couple of sandpits, play park and some birds/ rabbits and other animals to look at.”
LK, Jan 18
Melbourne Road, Allerthorpe, Pocklington, YO42 4RL
T: 01759 301 444
Distance from York: 31 Miles
The park is a small, exclusive private glamping site in Rydale with luxuriously appointed safari tents with their own car park spaces. Each tent has been individually furnished to provide the space and comfort you would expect of Ryedale’s premier glamping centre.
“Canadian fields near Helmsley has tent cabins and a great on site restaurant in a teepee!”
LW, Apr 18
“A nice site, little play area and lovely eatery on site.”
LB, Aug 18
Gale Lane, Nawton, Helmsley, YO62 7SD
T: 01439 772409
Distance from York: 38 miles
A small family run campsite in an idyllic location with spectacular views across the Wharfe valley. The campsite only accepts tents and VW campervans. Electric hook up will be available from 2019. Also new from April 2019 are glamping bell tents and timber pods.
“I have just come back from Catgill over in Skipton with my 5 and 2 year old. No EHU but lovely clean site and there were loads of children for them to play with.”
ME, May 18
“Great site. Hesketh Farm Park just round the corner and Billy Bobs diner with play barn were both great for during the days.”
KB, Jun 18
Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire, BD23 6HA
T: 01756 710247
Distance from York: 41.3 miles
Crows Nest Caravan Park is situated on the beautiful Yorkshire coast between Scarborough and Filey. We have luxury caravans for hire, or you can bring your own touring caravan or tent.
A popular caravan park/camping spot for Mumblers, here’s what some had to say:
“We went to crows nest near Filey for our first time. Everything on site is reasonable price. Shower and toilets clean. Swimming pool on site with little slides. Not too far a drive to Filey itself. Park on the camp site. Fish and chip shop on site was really nice.”
BD, Sept 18
“We’ve been a couple of times we love it.”
LP, Aug 18
“lovely safe place”
KS, Apr 18
Gristhorpe, Filey YO14 9PS
T: 01723 582206
Distance to York: 23 miles
Golden Square is ideal for families due to the amount of activities for children on and off the site. With 2 outdoor play areas, 1 indoor play area, crazy golf and a football field, there is plenty to keep them entertained.
“We’ve just got back from Golden Square Caravan & Camping near Helmsley. It was brill and highly recommend, parks, football pitch & crazy golf for the kids!”
OB, May 18
“Not far, fab electric hook up pitches, 2 play areas, incredibly clean shower/loo facilities and generally loads of space for the kids to run around. Lovely site.”
NG, Jun 18
“Woods to explore, excellent site & Helmsley open air pool close by.”
EAB, Jun 18
Oswaldkirk, Nr. Helmsley, York YO62 5YQ
T: 01439 788269
Distance from York: 41.7 miles
Situated by the River Wharfe in the village of Appletreewick. The campsite provides pitches for caravans, tents, campervans and motorhomes with the option of electric hook up. Alternatively, opt for the family sized glamping yurt and safari tents with log burners and electricity.
Another popular choice with Mumblers.
“Masons at Appletreewick is lovely…with a river and rope swing etc where kids can play.”
KH, Jun 18
“Right at the banks of the river Wharfe in the Dales.”
LA, Jun 18
“Another vote for Masons at Appletreewick.”
RF, Jun 18
Ainhams House, Appletreewick, Skipton BD23 6DD
T: 01756 720275
Distance to York: 50 miles
Family-friendly holiday homes, cabins, touring pitches and camping located on the outskirts of the village of Fylingthorpe. 10 minutes walk to Robin Hoods Bay and the beach and just 5 miles to Whitby. Includes children’s play area. 5 minutes walk to local pub & shop.
“We go to Middlewood Farm at Robin Hoods Bay, it’s lovely and a ten minute walk to the beach.”
VD, Jun 18
“It is lovely, only ever camped there but they do have pods and caravans.”
SC, May 18
T: 01947 880414
Distance from York: 34.5 miles
Caravan and camping park ideal for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors. Situated close to Ripon. Good for canoeing, kayaking and flyfishing on the River Ure and for walking due to the wide network of footpaths.
“Lovely site, good clean facilities, electric hook up and near to Hackfall Woods good for a walk and Newby Hall.”
VP, Jun 18
“Great for paddling and swimming in the river. Beautiful setting.”
KP, Jul 18
North Stainley, Ripon HG4 3HQ
T: 01765 635201
Distance to York: 40 miles
Our touring park has a strong family ethos, exhilarating views and has been awarded four stars for its superb facilities. The park boasts outstanding scenery; large flat well drained pitches, immaculate facilities. We welcome caravans, tents & motorhomes and newly introduced Studfold’s Camping Pods for those that would like to give ‘glamping’ a try.
“Wonderful with an adventure trail for the kids.”
JW, Jul 18
“We have just got back from a weekend there! Would definitely recommend.”
NM, Jul 18
Studfold, Lofthouse, North Yorkshire, HG3 5SG
T: 01423 755 084
Distance to York: 18 miles
A small, relaxed and friendly campsite, that offers chilled out camping and glamping that’s in-tune with nature. There are just 40 pitches in a 6 acre field, which nestles in the midst of our 110 acre farm, surrounded by trees and bounded on one side by a stream. It is off the beaten track, but only a stroll from the village of Husthwaite.
“We’ve camped a lot and this is our new favourite campsite. Very chilled out, sparkly clean toilets/showers and each pitch has its own firepit on the ground.”
DB, Aug 18
“This is our favourite.”
LR, May 18
Husthwaite, York, YO61 4PW
T: 01347 666079
Distance from York: 30 miles
A family owned holiday park situated in Nidderdale. Grass and hard standing pitches available for tourers and motorhomes, tent pitches with and without electric and 8 camping pods also available. Restaurant and shop onsite, climbing frames, play barn, cycle track ideal for children, woodland trails and open space for games.
“Woodhouse farm is lovely, has an old farmhouse pub and play barn for kids.”
DG, Aug 18
“We stayed here recently in a pod and was fab! The pods have a socket and a heater but have all the rest on the site if you’re going hardcore!! Toilets lovely and clean. People had dogs in the pods too. There’s a couple of play areas for the kids and a great pub on the site too who were super child friendly and even put CBeebies on the tv for the boys! They also had free dog treats on the way in the pub too which was a lovely touch I thought.”
AM, Jul 18
Woodhouse Farm, Winksley, Ripon, North Yorkshire
T: 01765 658309