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Some of the best campsites within a two hour drive of Chester

Thinking about going for a break?

The sun's here and before we know it, the summer holidays will be too.

So if you fancy setting up camp and enjoying a short break that's kid-friendly, and you don’t want to spend most of it trapped in the car, here are a few great campsites that we're sure you'll find pitch-perfect.

Delamere Forest Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Cheshire’s largest area of woodland surrounds the Delamere Forest Club campsite, providing outdoor lovers with boundless walking and cycling opportunities on its network of paths and trails direct from the campsite.

In nearby Delamere, Abbeywood Garden has a two kilometre wildlife walk, while Stonyford Cottage Gardens at Northwich has a woodland walk.

On-site facilities include a parent and child shower room, laundry and washing area in addition to showers and toilets.

The site shop stocks the essentials or further afield, RM Wilding and The Hollies farm shops supply a wider range of produce.

Address: Station Road, Delamere, Cheshire, CW8 2HZ

Phone: 01606 889231

Plassey Holiday Park

With superb amenities that cater for all, from families looking for a weekend break to couples wishing to relax and take in the beautiful countryside surroundings, the award-winning Plassey caravan park is definitely worth a visit.

Park facilities include 30 deluxe touring pitches, including full hardstanding, electric, water, waste water, lighting, and digital TV and Sky connectivity, a 16 amp electrical supply and amenity building with individual washroom cubicles, showers, toilets, laundry facilities and dishwashing area.

It also caters for babies and the disabled and has an indoor heated swimming pool.

Golf lovers can enjoy a nine-hole course and clubhouse on site with adjoining par 3 pitch-and-putt and driving range.

Other amenities include a Welsh castle themed adventure play park, licensed restaurant, coffee shop, hair and beauty studio and a games room.

Address : Plassey Holiday Park, Eyton, Wrexham, North Wales LL13 0SP

Phone : 01978 780277

Chester Lakes

A camping haven, tucked far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and not far at all from our city centre, Chester Lakes is made up of numerous lakes interspersed with lawns, parkland and wooded areas making it the ideal countryside retreat.

The caravan and camping park has numerous hard standings, each supplied with electricity. And its fantastic BBQ pods make an exciting alternative and are always popular among families and those wanting a romantic overnight stay.

Chester Lakes has an on-site cafe, toilets and washing facilities as well as The Bait Box, a tackle shop selling a range of accessories for those who enjoy a spot of fishing.

Speaking of which, its well-stocked lakes are landscaped to provide a multitude of varying pitches.

Its Woodland Adventure site is always popular with children, with climbing frames, tyre walls and cargo nets.

Address: Church Road, Dodleston, Chester, CH4 9LQ

Phone: 07860 133 133

Manorafon Farm Touring and Camping

Conveniently located within two miles of the A55, only 35 minutes from Chester, Manorafon Farm is located in the heart of the North Wales coastline with immediate access to rolling hills and woodland.

You can get to Abergele with a 10 minute walk and have a paddle in the sea or visit Abergele’s famous caves; drive to the seaside town of Rhyl in 10 minutes to take in the Sky Tower or Sea Aquarium or, just half an hour away in the car is Conwy with a host of attractions and things to do.

On-site, there’s a modern amenity block which offers hot water showers and basins with hair dryers, and a separate disabled toilet and shower facility is also available.

Gas is available from reception, there is a coin operated laundry facility, and ice pack freezer and picnic benches.

Kids will love the Farm Trail, a pathway that gets guests closer to a variety of farm animals and small pets .

Address: Llanddulas Road, Abergele, Conwy LL22 8ET

Phone: 01745 833237

Beech Croft Farm Caravan and Camping Site

Beech Croft Farm is a family-run caravan park and camping site located between Buxton and Bakewell in Derbyshire, an ideal base for exploring the Peak District.

It is located at Blackwell in the Peak, a small hamlet with just 10 houses and a few small farms. Nearby Taddington is a larger village with a church and two pubs.

Surrounded by the Peak District landscape, you can rest in the peaceful countryside or make the most of your holiday experience walking or cycling in the heart of the Peak District National Park.

The park offers excellent facilities including toilet and shower block with underfloor heating. There is a shop on-site offering basic provisions that also sells Calor and Camping Gaz.

There are 30 hard standing caravan pitches and for visitors with tents, there are three camping areas and 10amp electric hookups available which can be used by purchasing a prepayment card.

Address: Blackwell in the Peak, Taddington, Near Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9TQ

Phone: 01298 85330

Hendre Caravan Park

This is a small family-run caravan and touring park spaced over 10 acres and its park is a peaceful and private haven for visitors surrounded by mature woodland and countryside.

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, surrounded by mature woodlands at the heart of the Llŷn Peninsula, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North West Wales.

The park is less than three miles from Pwllheli, the unofficial capital town of the peninsula, with it's small individual shops and cafes, supermarkets, sandy beaches and award winning marina, and Abersoch and Nefyn are both within a short drive.

Good basic amenities are provided including a modern shower and toilet block, laundry and dish-washing facilities. Kids will enjoy our play area and half-size football pitch. Pets are welcome and the park has a private woodland walk and a large field for dogs to have 'off lead' fun.

Address : Hendre Caravan Park, Efailnewydd, Pwllheli LL53 8TN

Phone : 01758 613416

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