Summer Holiday family fun camping in Woolacoombe #Travel

We love Woolacoombe, we have been there a few times and we have always been so lucky with the weather. Booking a family fun camping trip seemed like a brilliant idea. We have never been to such a large campsite before, there was so much to do Woolacoombe Bay you won 5 stars from us! I read my top tips for camping with small children before we went, handy tips. 

What do you get on the campsite? 

We stayed on the Easewell Farm site, there are 2 dog-friendly sites and it was this one and Twitchen House. They are opposite each other, which is handy. There are 2 other sites: Golden Sands and Woolacoombe Bay. The great thing about camping here is your ticket allows you to access ALL facilities on all sites. That’s right. We pitched up at Easewell Farm, but had the ability to go to the other 3 sites. Family fun camping at it’s best. 

Easewell Farm is the largest campsite we have ever stayed on, the shower block had around 25 showers & toilets, this meant that we never queued for the facilities. I especially loved the baby bath with shower head above it, so even the littlest campers could have a nice wash. The showers were brilliant, super fast and very warm! The best shower I have had whilst camping, probably better than the shower we have at home. 

Next to the shower block there was an indoor pool, arcade, shop, takeaway and pub. The children spent most of their time in the indoor pool due to the rain, but they loved it. Isla has been practising swimming without an aid and she was swimming across the width of the pool by the time they left. The pub was a great place to hide from the wind and rain too, I could sit and charge the devices and use the free WiFi. Which I wouldn’t normally want to do whilst camping, but the wind and rain, plus a poorly Snoopy meant that I didn’t have a huge choice. 

On Friday, the worst day for the weather, we took a trip over to the Woolacoombe Bay site. The children played in the soft play, pirate ship swimming pool and we saw Despicable Me 3 in their onsite cinema. It was a great way to keep the children entertained, warm and out of the rain. They allowed the dogs to sit in the bar area too, so this meant that I could be near the children in the lovely renovated main building. 

All 4 sites are 5 minutes from the beach, voted the best beach in England may I just add, Woolacoombe Beach. If you drive down to the beach theres a great place to park that is at the top of the dunes. You can run from the car park to the beach, it’s fun running through the dunes too! Albeit hard work to get back to the top. We had lots of fun on the beach this week, despite the rainstorms that soaked us. We definitely made the most of the “nicer” moments of the week. 

A fun, yet challenging, start to the Summer Holidays. 

Here are my favourite photos from our family fun camping trip: 

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17 Comments

  • Woolacombe would be a wonderful place to camp. the beach is amazing and your tent looks huge. We used to take our kids when they were young to the woolacoombe Hotel for a night. It was just one night in the dead of winter as a pre christmas treat when they were all young enough to go for £20. One of the highlights was going in the sea which we always did. We always said we would go back one year in summer, I think we would need to camp to do that but you make it sound very doable.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

    • Thank you Fi. It would have been magical if the weather was nicer. I am so gutted about the SUmmer weather so far this year. It’s actually cold!

      That sounds like a lovely family trip for and the family, I like little family traditions like that.

      Going in the Sea at Christmas sounds rather cold though… eek. 🙂 xx

    • Haha – it didnt feel LARGE when we all cramped into the one room in the wind and rain. All seriousness it is big. Thank you for the comment, I love the sunset ones. A beach can always offer a good photo op.
      x

  • Oh wow what a lovely campsite! We love camping, it’s such a simple pleasure and the perfect way to get outdoors and reconnect with nature and this looks like the perfect spot to do that! Also looove your tent

    Just popping over from Country Kids

    Laura x

  • Camping is so much fun and my late Mum always used to talk with affection about this place although not sure I ever went but my brothers did. Camping is fabulous and so kid and pet friendly too

  • We have visited woolacoombe its such a beaUtiful beach and you Looked like you had a wonderful Camping trip. Just off to read your camping tips now. Popping by from #coUntrykids

  • We were there at the same time as you! Had a lovely time despite the weather. Any other favourite campsites to recommend?

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