Bank Holiday Adventures for the little ones

The August Bank Holiday provides a perfect short break for families with young children not heading back to school just yet.

There are fantastic child friendly events happening throughout the UK during the August Bank Holiday. There are so many that we can’t list them all as much as we’d like to! With over 100 campsites throughout the UK, we’ve cherry picked the events we think will be perfect for your family.

These events are all in a close proximity to our sites to make your weekend camping trip a complete breeze! Dabble in a rock pool to find a whole host of new friends, learn to swim in a safe but super exciting setting or visit a farm full of furry friends. Really, the possibilities are endless.

We know how active your tots can be and that you need a safe environment to keep them entertained. We also know you won’t want to spend your entire weekend hidden away inside soft play areas to keep them occupied! Here’s a mix of both worlds, enough to keep little ones entertained and enough exploration and relaxation for you.

A south American SummerA South American Summer, Norfolk

Meet all of the South American residents at Banham Zoo, just a 20 minute drive from our Thetford Forest site. The Farm Barn gives little ones a chance to interact with the Zoo’s farm animals including African pygmy goats and pigs from New Zealand! With plenty of space for pushchairs, free parking next to the zoo entrance and plenty of staff on hand to point you in the right direction of facilities, Banham Zoo makes a great day out.

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Happily Ever AfterHappily Ever After Trail, Arlington Court, Devon

Set in picturesque gardens with clear walkways and lots of hiding places for monkeying around, Lynton is the perfect campsite for a visit to Arlington. The Happily Ever After Trail within the grounds is perfect for sparking kid’s imaginations with clues and knitted characters from traditional stories hidden along the way. Hire a baby sling or hip seat and explore the carriage museum in the stables or the stately Chichester family home. Facilities include free parking, baby changing facilities and plenty of play areas.

Limited Hardstanding pitches at Lynton Club site for August Bank Holiday.

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Dino trainDinosaurs Awaken Maize Maze, Derbyshire

Mini budding paleontologists will love an afternoon toddling around the Maize Maze, just a 20 minute drive from our Conkers campsite. The maze, in the shape of a huge T-Rex has bridges, viewing towers and T-Rex bones to collect as you go along. Watch out for the dinosaur roaming area, there may be a few raptors hiding in the hedge! We predict a very sleepy ride home after the day’s excitement.

Limited Grass pitches at Conkers Club site this August Bank Holiday.

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Ships and castlesShips & Castles Leisure Centre, Cornwall

We know that with little ones, you want an activity to satisfy their need for adventure but you want a safe environment which won’t break the bank. Leisure Centres are perfect year round, not just during bank holidays but you might find this pool in Truro a nice break from the outdoors if the weathers beautifully sunny. This pool has a shallow beach area which makes it perfect for the little ones to play away from the main area. There are also lots of places to safely practice jumping in and to gain swimming confidence away from the splashing of the fun pool.

Limited Hardstanding pitches at Veryan Club site this August Bank Holiday

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Blackgang chineMonday Magical Night Bank Holiday Monday, Isle of Wight

The 29th at Blackgang Chine, an adventure park 30 minutes from Adgestone is full of fun and activities for all ages. The park is one huge play area with lots of different areas to explore including Cowboy Town, Fairyland and Pirate Cove. If it all gets a bit too much for little legs towards the end of your visit don’t worry, your tickets give you free returns for 7 days so you can stop by as many times as you like!

Limited Jumbo pitches at Adgestone Club site this August Bank Holiday

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Island steam fairThe 42nd Island Steam Show 26th – 29th Isle of Wight

If you’re staying on our Adgestone site over the August Bank Holiday you’re in for a treat. The 42nd Isle of Wight Steam Show is happening right on your doorstep. There’s a lot going onto keep all ages entertained including bird of prey shows to wow, tightrope walking if you can take the suspense, live music to boogie to and plenty of relaxing steam train rides. If that isn’t enough to keep tiny tots amused, make use of the children’s play area next to the café.

Limited Jumbo pitches at Adgestone Club site this August Bank Holiday

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Burninston ShowBurniston & District Show Bank Holiday Monday, Scarborough

This year marks the 121st annual Burniston show so it’s going to be a big celebration. This event is that it’s less than a 5 minute drive from our Adgestone site and it’s catered perfectly towards young children. Just a few of the activities throughout the day you might want to visit are the musical dog display team and The Purple Pig petting farm which will have more furry friends than we can list but will include fluffy chicks and ducklings!

Limited Jumbo pitches at Adgestone Club site this August Bank Holiday

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Cornish ShowCornish Country Fair Sunday 28th

Head down to Stithians Showground, a 35 minute drive from Veryan for a fun filled Sunday. There’s plenty to both keep little fingers entertained and to ensure adults have a great day. From local food stalls and sheep dog displays to face painting and small animal pens, you’ll find more than enough to fill your bank holiday Sunday. If a great big field full of fun events to run around in isn’t enough for more active kids, explore the children’s trail, there might be treasures to find!

Limited Hardstanding pitches at Veryan Club site this August Bank Holiday

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Paradise ParkParadise Park, Cornwall

Less than half an hour from our Sennen Cove site, you’ll find Paradise Park, a haven for young families. The Jungle Barn is the sanctuary’s indoor play area which is huge and has a great separate area for toddlers to roam free, make new friends and explore. Meet friendly sheep, goats, miniature donkeys, rabbits and other animals at the Fun Farm and end your day with a laid back trip on the Jungle Express.

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Poppy CottagePoppy Cottage Gardens

With parents wanting kids to explore and learn about nature in a safe environment, Poppy Cottage Gardens are perfect. The small gardens are set out beautifully so that there are plenty of nooks to discover. Look out for the duck pond and the resident chickens, they’re always happy to say hello. Little ones will love playing around the well-tended flower beds whilst parents can relax with a cup of tea and homemade cake safe in the knowledge their kids are having a great time.

Limited Hardstanding pitches available at Veryan Club site this August Bank Holiday

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