Where to Take the Family Camping in Wales
Camping is always a fun, memorable holiday to go on with kids – what’s not to love about playing in nature, exploring off the beaten track, campfire meals and stargazing at night? And camping in Wales offers lots of unique opportunities you won’t find anywhere else.
If you’re looking for an action-packed trip, you definitely won’t be short of options! Swimming, zip lining, dolphin-spotting, hiking, wilderness adventures, climbing, paddle-boarding, cycling, trampolining, pony trekking and orienteering are just some of the activities on offer in these family-friendly destinations for camping in Wales.
If you decide to head to South Wales, make sure to check out our round up of things to do in Cardiff with kids which has plenty of options for spending time in the city.
Once you’ve picked your camping holiday hotspot, download our FREE family camping checklist and you’re all set to go!
Cosy Under Canvas, Powys
Take your pick from unique yurts and domes at the Cosy Under Canvas glamping experience. You’ll find yourself in the most idyllic natural woodland surroundings, just a stone’s throw from Hay-on-Wye and Offa’s Dyke.
Getting back to basics and lighting a campfire is actively encouraged here. So cook up a meal on the camping stove in the shared deck kitchen, toast marshmallows for the kids, or have a BBQ.
Fun can be found in the woods with a willow tunnel, a bracken den, and a recycled tyre swing before you explore the water meadow area with a paddle in shallow streams and play pooh sticks on the bridge. Need a little peace? Laze in the hammocks to absorb all the quiet and scenery the site has to offer or take a dip in a wood-fired hot-tub.
To complete the cosy experience, all units have a stylish wood-burning stove that can be stoked up to keep you toasty overnight.
Glamping at Slate Mountain, Snowdonia
Slate Mountain Glamping at Blaenau Ffestiniog is a beautiful and intriguing place. Set on a steep hillside within the Snowdonia National Park, where centuries of slate mining has created a moonscape in the mountains, you can choose from six safari lodges. You’ll be surrounded by a beautiful and rugged landscape, amazing views and adventures – this is the adventure sport capital of Wales.
Each of the lodges sleeps 4-5 people and lots of home comforts (for those who don’t want a full-on camping experience!), including solid wood floors, comfortable beds, showers and flushing toilets. There are even places to charge your phones and laptops (not that you will need them), and a cosy wood burner.
Staying here, you’ll be overlooking the stunning Vale of Ffestiniog and are just a stone’s throw from such world class attractions as Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Zip World, Bounce Below and the mountain kingdoms of Snowdonia all around.