Studfold Caravan & Camping Park, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire
After three consecutive years as a finalist in the caravanning and camping category in Yorkshire’s White Rose tourism awards, Studfold finally won outright in 2014. This family run working farm welcomes caravan and motorhomes, and also offers statics and ‘glamping’ facilities. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the North Yorkshire Dales, near the small market town of Pateley Bridge, there are nature and adventure activities for all ages, and the spring lambing time is a great opportunity to have fun with your grandchildren. World Heritage Site Fountains Abbey is just a half-hour drive away.
Open: Easter weekend – October 31
Pitches per night: From £15 low, £22 high (offers include five nights for the price of three for Sunday arrivals during term time throughout the season)
Visit studfold.com; 01423 755 084
Flower of May, near Filey, North Yorkshire
This site has comprehensive facilities, including heated indoor swimming pool. Tourers welcome. Perfect for those who like to mix the bustle of a large, traditional seaside resort – Scarborough is just five miles north - with access to spectacular countryside and historic attractions just a comfortable drive away, from the breathtaking 18th-century mansion and gardens of Castle Howard to Dracula’s holiday home town Whitby.
Open: March 21 – Oct 31
Pitches per night: From £22 low, £28 High.
Visit flowerofmay.com; 01723 584311
Ingfield Farm Caravan Park, Penistone, South Yorkshire
A peaceful, relaxed site on the edge of the Peak District, with pitches open to both tourers and motorhomes. Not an all-singing, all-dancing site but one with excellent basic facilities. Near to Holmfirth (if you’re still pining for Last of the Summer Wine), the 3 1/2 mile long Kirklees light steam railway and, a boon for walkers, the Trans Pennine trail. The dog will love it!
Open: April – Oct
Pitches per night: From £14
Visit ingfieldfarmcamping.co.uk; 01226 767938
Candy Farm, near Finningley, South Yorkshire
There’s no danger of overpacking as this working farm site encourages naturists of all adult ages, as you might guess from their hosting of the ‘Nudestock’ event at the end of May. The facilities are limited, though it does have a hot tub, with only five touring caravan pitches. Rural and remote-ish (10 miles south of Doncaster), it’s very popular for those who like to get in touch with nature. Fun events are organised throughout the spring/summer season.
Open: March – December
Pitches per night: From £10 throughout the season
Visit candyfarmcampsite.co.uk; 01302 770861
Please note that all prices and opening times are correct at time of writing. Always check beforehand.
For comprehensive insurance check out Saga Caravan Insurance.
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