As lockdown restrictions within the UK begin to ease, holidays and short breaks become possible again. England campsites officially reopened on 4th of July and it’s the right time to start out planning your next Road Trip.

Camping in the Cotswolds and Chiltern Hills, Oxfordshire has become very popular over the last years. The region has a range of campgrounds, many of which are surrounded by beautiful peaceful landscapes.
Including delicate slopes, lethargic villages, well known Roman urban areas such as Bath, and lively towns like Cheltenham, there is a great amount to see and do while camping in the Cotswolds.

We narrow down the top 10 camping sites in the heart of England, that are motorhome and caravan friendly, where you can spend time together with your friends and family this summer.

  1. Cotswold Hills Country Park

    Peaceful, year-round camping, touring and holiday lodge park, Cotswold Hills Country Park is set in open countryside just outside of Chipping Norton and close to the pretty Cotswolds villages of Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford, Broadway and Stow-on-the-Wold.

    This campsite is open the whole year through and welcomes caravans, motorhomes and campers. With a standpoint over open country, the park gives the ideal spot to unwind and relax.

    It offers 70 pitches all with electric hookups, from which: 40x Grass Pitches and 30x Hardstanding Touring Pitches for motorhomes.

    Rallying camp designated exclusively for rallies and gatherings of up to 100 tents, caravans or camper carriages.

    • General Waste and Recycling Point
    • Chemical Waste Disposal Point
    • Beautiful Heated Shower/Toilet Block
    • Disabled & Washing up Room
    • CCTV security
  2. Far Peak Camping - Northleach, Gloucestershire

    Camping in the heart of Cotswold is a perfect way to explore the local area and relax in the surrounding countryside at your own pace and preference.

    On this site, there are many grass pitch camping areas and about 50 electric hook-up points for caravans, motorhomes and camping vehicles. An isolated place or at the heart of the action can be chosen.

    Here, you can choose between basic grass and electric hook up pitches, as well as the Glace, located away from the car park and enclosed fully by the woods.


    • Free kids playground
    • Climbing and Outdoor Centre
    • Cycle Hire Centre (for children and adults)
    • Hayloft Cafe, Deli and Bar
    • Low Ropes Course
    • Orienteering, Bushcraft and Archery
    • Star Gazing
    • Walking and Nordic Walking

    You can book a minimum of 2 nights in high season, a minimum of 1 night in low season, and a minimum of 3 nights on bank holidays weekends. Fire pits and BBQ are allowed as long as they don't damage the grass.
    The campsite is open from March to October and you can easily book your stay online.

  3. Chipping Norton Camping and Caravanning Club Site

    Chipping Norton is a market town in the Cotswold Hills in the West district of Oxfordshire, around 12 miles southwest of Banbury.

    If you’re planning on staying 4+ nights use the 20% family discount that is valid for stays through July and August 2020.

    This camping and motorhome club has wifi and allows pets on the site.

    • Designated dog walk
    • Dishwashing facilities
    • Tents and Trailer Tents Allowed

    Types of pitches:

    • Grass only pitch (no electric)
    • Grass pitch with electric hook-up
    • Hardstanding with electric hook-up
    • Ready Camp tents on site
    • Seasonal Pitches

    Please note that the toilet and shower facilities are closed at this campsite for 2020

  4. Farm Park Campsite, Cotswolds

    On the very entrance of this caravan and camping site, you can find a cosy welcome lodge. Here you can enjoy Ox Shed Bar & Cafe and benefits of an onsite camping essentials shop, dive into a warm relaxing area or explore the Wildlife Walk nearby.

    In this facility, there are useful amenities to make your stay more comfortable: microwave, fridge, freezer, toaster, chemical toilet and wastewater disposal as well as a laundry room.

    You can choose between Glamping Tents, Camping Pots with modern and well-maintained shower blocks, Lodges with wifi included and private bathroom, or Pitches for experienced campers.

    The Grass Pitch is ideal for Tents, while Premium Pitch is perfect for Caravans and Motorhomes with an awning.
    Please note that the campers kitchen and gas fire bbq on this site is temporarily closed.

  5. The Pig Place Campsite, Banbury

    This inviting, family-owned, rustic, canal-side campsite was completely transformed since its discovery in 2007. Friendly hosts would welcome you for a homemade, delicious, daily cooked food and sightsee around their animal farm site.

    Following the government's guidelines on the current situation, the campsite has implemented measures such as distance markers for shower/toilets queues, contactless check-in and daily deep cleaning of common areas.

    Being located on a farm, this waterside campsite has an amazing view. The bicycle routes are nearby, where you can enjoy the day by cycling or even fishing. This site is adult-oriented, has good walks nearby and a pub within short walking distance. In the town of Banbury closeby, you can find independent shops and restaurants. 

    Being adult-only, this campsite is suitable for tents, campervans, caravans. It welcomes dogs and operates from March to October each year.

    Pitches: 20 tent pitches, 10 touring and 4 narrowboat moorings

    • Piglet (For campers arriving by bicycle, canoe, on foot or motorbike)
    • Weaner (1 vehicle and 2 adults - Tents up to 4 berths in size)
    • Gilt (for Motorhome/Caravan/Campervan grass touring pitch without electricity)
    • Sow (Grass Touring pitches with electricity)
    • Hog (Large Tent pitch without electricity)
    • Wild boar (Large motorhome/caravan/campervan without electricity)
    • Boar (Large grass pitch with electricity)
  6. Lincoln Farm Park, Standlake 

    For those who want something more exclusive and luxurious, visit this award-winning park situated in the heart of Standlake village, Oxfordshire. Lincoln Farm Park is located approximately 9 miles west of Oxford and within easy reach of many lovely Cotswold villages, including the beautiful market town of Witney.

    The park has been fully redesigned and provides 5-star amenities, such as a kid's playground, games room, a sauna with jacuzzis, gym, two pools and a small shop and pub nearby.

    • Launderette - with 3 washing machines, 3 dryers, ironing board and Spin dryer
    • Indoor pool 12m long and 1.3m deep + children's pool
    • Complimentary hair dryers
    • Commercial vans allowed

    Choose between:

    • 16 x Grass Tent Pitches (for tents with optional electric available)
    • 50 x Hardstanding Touring Pitches (for caravans and motorhomes, with electric)
    • 24 x Fully Serviced All Weather Pitches 
  7. Burford Caravan Club Site, Cotswolds

    The opening of the Club campsite on 4th of July will be adjusted to the latest social distancing and protection standards set out by the UK government. This is a Tourer Explorer site, where kids become nature detectives, artists, bug collectors and outdoor adventurers.

    Facilities on-site:

    • Baby changing facilities
    • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
    • Disabled facilities( for wheelchair disabled)
    • Disabled shower room
    • Dishwashing area
    • Dog walk on site
    • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
    • Electric hook-up
    • Family washroom
    • Gas
    • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
    • Laundry facilities
    • Toilet block
    • Wi-Fi

    Opening dates are from 06th of March to 2nd of November. Non-members are welcome and kids can stay for just £1 a night per child, throughout the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

    There are a total of 120 pitches on this campsite, of which 67 are hardstanding, 114 touring and 6 camping. The maximum outfit length is 9 metres.

  8. Valley Farm Campsite

    Valley Farm is a more traditional, rustic, family-run campsite set amongst 6 acres of land only 4 miles from Oxford Centre. It is a 2 mins ride from Oxford Sailing Club, where windsurfing and fishing are also available.

    This year this campsite is offering 5 Bell tents and the Shepherd's Hut. On the site are three luxurious, fully furnished Bell tents, with availability from April to September. Bookings for this one are suggested to be made in advance due to increased popularity.

    During the evenings you will be immersed in the smell of BBQs and Campfires, and people spending quality time with family and friends.

    Clean and modern toilets and showers were refurbished in 2019. are within a short walk from the pitches.

    • Washing up area
    • Personal Fire pits are allowed or hire one on-site
    • Space for outdoor games
    • Modern Toilet facilities
    • Hot Electric Showers

    The site accepts Tents, Caravans and Motorhomes including group bookings. Both hard standing and grass pitches available, all on level ground and 10 with electric hook up.

    Favourite pets on-site are donkeys Nelson and Wellington and Bengal Tiger cat Lily. Dogs are allowed on site, however, required to be kept on a lead at all times.

  9. Hardwick Parks - Standlake, Witney

    Home to an excellent pub, restaurant and entertainment venue, Hardwick Parks has two lakes and access to the Windrush River, making it a popular water sports destination for anything from water skiing to wakeboarding and more.

    This family-friendly park is just 30-40 minutes away from historic Oxford for a nice day out and only 15 minutes away from the stunning Cotswolds. The park covers more than 180 acres and is a major hit with local wildlife whose natural habitats remain undisturbed.

    It is a perfect place to avoid the burden of everyday life in the countryside around Oxfordshire and still close to a nearby village (Witney).
    Spacious, level fields with a total choice of grass or hard pitches and plenty of electric 10-amp available offer near to 200 pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes.

    On this campsite:

    • Pets allowed
    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Electric hookups
    • Entertainment
    • Fishing
    • Internet access
    • Laundry
    • Nearby pub
    • Shower, toilets
    • Water sports

    A great range of fully equipped, furnished, static caravans - holiday homes is also available for hire.
    This site is ideal for couples, rallies, as well as young and older families and is open from 31st March to 31st October.

  10. Greenhill Leisure Park Bletchingdon, Oxford

    In the heart of beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, nestled between the beauty of the Cotswolds and the breathtaking Chiltern Hills, this family-run campsite will inspire you to explore the many attractions in the area.

    Enjoy the interesting facilities this campsite has to offer:

    • Hard-standing + grass pitches
    • Electric hookups available
    • Watch the farm animals
    • Kids' outdoor playground
    • Fishing lakes

    It also offers spacious fully-serviced, hard standing and grass pitches to accommodate caravans and motorhomes.

    Caravan and camping tours can bring you lots of fun, good bbq, fresh air, nice scenery, a lot of experience, while it's also good for socializing and gaining some new skills.

    Make sure you pack everything and get yourself ready for the road. You might want to check your vehicle too, by getting a proper service check and MOT test for your motorhome or campervan, avoiding any problems that would prevent you from enjoying your trip. Of course, the regular yearly checks are desirable and would give you peace of mind.

    Wherever you chose to camp this summer, make sure you remember to use appropriate sun protection products and clothing. You may like to consider using sprays, lotions or creams that aim to prevent insects bites. Always have a first aid kit to deal with simple emergencies and make sure you’re following the current government’s and campsite’s measurements and, of course, to enjoy your trip!