For many of us, the best thing about camping is the opportunity to feed our friends and family with tasty treats served straight from the grill!
There is nothing better than relaxing with your family and friends in the great outdoors whilst enjoying a Great British BBQ, so we’ve compiled our top 10 british campsites where BBQs are not just welcome, they are encouraged!
Take a look at our top picks below and tweet us @GreatBritBBQ if you have any personal favourites!
The Secret Campsite – Sussex
If you are a nature-lover eager to explore Sussex, Brighton and Lewes, the Secret Campsite is the perfect place for your family. In order to keep this campsite peaceful for families, large groups and pets are not allowed on site. This tents-only campsite offers a camp fire pit for each camping pitch with access to a good supply of firewood which you can buy daily on site.
Eco Camp UK at Wild Boar Wood – Sussex
Eco Camp UK consists of two campsites, both of which allow open campfires on site, perfect for toasting marshmallows after dark! Located in areas of outstanding natural beauty; The Wild Boar Wood Campsite can be found in West Sussex and the Beech Estate Woodland Campsite in East Sussex. Whether you go for ‘easy-glamping’ or ‘wild-glamping’ option, the scenic walks through the surrounding countryside are perfect to whet your appetite for BBQ dinner!
Bloomfield Camping – Dorset
Bloomfield Camping in Dorset offers a haven of tranquility for glampers and adventurers alike, with their 4 luxurious Bell Tents situated in 7 acres of fields and stunning ponds! Each pitch comes with its own kitchen unit, canopy, table and chairs, hammock and most importantly, a fire pit – everything you need for refined al fresco dining… Not to mention a great selection of family games for post-dinner fun!
Celtic Camping & Bunkhouse – Pembrokeshire
If you are looking for a campsite welcoming group BBQs, Stag and Hen parties and well-behaved animals, Celtic Camping is the campsite for you. While you’re there, you can relax with a stroll down the nearby pebble beach or take part sign in a survival course where you will learn how to cut down logs and make fire… knowledge that may come in handy for the evening’s BBQ!
Northmoor Lock Paddocks – Oxfordshire
Would you believe there are still ‘back-to-basics 1970s style’ camping sites? Northmoor Lock Paddocks is one of them, so if you want to return to your childhood for a weekend, this is the perfect destination! A lack of electrical hook-ups will serve as a good excuse to swap your technology for swimming in the river, fishing and of course, serving dinner on the BBQ!
Hole Station – Devon
If you’re looking for a campsite more suited to couples, this adult-only campsite is a great choice! Allowing tents only; Hole Station in West Devon is set in beautiful secluded countryside and each pitch has it’s own fire pit and campfire bench – the perfect BBQ station! Campfire kits can be purchased from reception and BBQ cooking kits can be hired.
The Sunny Field – Kent
Nestled in the Kent Downs; an area of outstanding natural beauty, this beautiful campsite is a great place to stay for keen walkers, explorers and cyclists! Campfires are permitted with each pitch, meaning that your family and friends can enjoying BBQ food whilst taking in the view of overlooking fields.
Greenacres Camping – Somerset
Located just 40 minutes away from Bristol and Bath, Greenacres Camping is a great campsite for families. The spacious and well-equipped site is offers fantastic wildlife and lots of great outdoor activities for all the family by day, and the opportunity to get your grill on by night!
Gooseberry Field Campsite – Kent
Gooseberry Field Campsite is a “Glampsite” surrounded beautiful scenery, villages and woodlands. The site offers 5 themed bell tents and 6 additional pitches available for your own tents and best of all, all cooking supplies are provided so you can enjoy the use of a wood-fired bread oven, a smoker and a charcoal BBQ during your stay!
Farrs Meadow – Dorset
Farrs Meadow campsite is located in Dorset, nearby the River Allen. There are lots of things to do whilst staying at this site, including a spot of fly fishing or a leisurely stroll in a secret garden and orchard! The campsite offers 25 tent and 6 campervan pitches, not to mention an on-site gypsy caravan. A true experience of camping in the wild – don’t be surprised when you spot the deer or foxes while enjoying cooking your tea on the firepit or BBQ.