Holiday Ideas for Families North Leeds

UK Camping and Caravanning & Youth Hostels near Leeds

Fabulous family-friendly camping, camp sites, caravan sites and youth hostels within an easy reach of Leeds, all tried out and recommended by Mumblers who have visited with their kids.


Akebar, Leyburn

An award-winning holiday park nestled in Wensleydale. Akebar is an exceptional family friendly park, with a fabulous onsite pub – The Friars Head, a Golf Course, great park facilities and well-behaved dogs are welcome to stay too.

Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5LY. Tel: 01677 450201

Baxby Manor, York

The Hideaway is a small, relaxed and friendly campsite in the heart of North Yorkshire, that offers you chilled out camping . There are just 40 pitches in a 6 acre field, which nestles in the midst of a 110 acre farm, surrounded by trees and bounded on one side by a stream. It is off the beaten track, but only a stroll from the village of Husthwaite.

Facilities: Sheltered, level and spacious grass pitches, modern luxurious heated toilet and shower block with privacy cubicles, free showers and disabled toilet and shower, Drying room for wet boots and outdoor clothes, Indoor heated Pot-wash and food preparation room including communal fridge and freezer, Fire pits on all pitches, mobile bakery,

Baxby Manor, Low St/Amplecarr, Husthwaite, York, YO61 4PW. Tel: 01347 666079

Boggle Hole YHA Hostel, Whitby

Youth hostel tucked away in an old smuggler’s cover, with sea views and wooded ground for kids to explore. En-suite rooms available, pirate themed cafe.

“Fab, literaly right on the beach.” Mumbler RN, 2019

YHA Boggle Hole Hostel, Mill Beck, Fylingthorpe, Whitby, YO22 4UQ.

Catgill Farm, Bolton Abbey

You can choose your own pitch on one of the two camping fields at Catgill Farm and enjoy gorgeous views over the Yorkshire Dales.

Arrive at any time up to 9pm and bring your dog if you like.

Cars are only allowed onto the field on arrival and departure to make the campsite safer for kids.

There’s a tiny stream running through the campsite and lots for the children to explore.

Facilities include hot Showers, dedicated disabled and family rooms, shaver and plug sockets, hair dryers, sinks for pot washing, a kettle and microwave, communal fridge and freezers.

There’s also an onsite coffee shop open from 7.30-9.30am.

Glamping: Timber pods and bell tents with cosy facilities and decor!

Catgill Campsite, Catgill Farm, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire, BD23 6HA. Tel: 01756 710 247

Coniston Hall Campsite, Cumbria

Open field site on the western shore of Consiton Water. There are no marked pitches and can accommodate tents and motorhomes only. Toilets, showers and small shop.

“Basic but lots of space and right on the lake.” Mumbler RC, 2019

Coniston Hall Campsite. 01539 441223

Cropton Forest – Pickering

Situated in a glorious woodland meadow, deep in the heart of Cropton Forest, our Cropton cabins make an ideal base for adventures, exploring or simply relaxing. The North York Moors are on your cabin doorstep and the coast, is only half an hour’s drive away. The forest itself is a paradise for nature lovers and thrill seekers alike.

North Riding Forest Park, North York Moors National Park, Cropton, Pickering YO18 8ES Tel: 03330 110495


Crows Nest Near Filey

Crows Nest Caravan Park is situated on the beautiful Yorkshire coast between Scarborough and Filey. Luxury caravans for hire, or you can bring your own touring caravan or tent.

“If you want a small family-run site and want your kids to play out knowing they’re not going to go far, Crows Nest is the one. It also has an indoor pool which you can have to yourself quite often!” Mumbler AH 2017.

“We had a great time here with the kids, it’s pretty big and a little more ‘caravanny’, but we got a lovely spot on the cliff overlooking the sea. It had an ace indoor pool and a really good outdoor play area. It’s also ten minutes from Filey beach, which is the perfect seaside for tiny people due to its size. It ticks all the boxes on a small footprint.” Mumbler MC, 2019

Crow’s Nest Caravan Park, Gristhorpe, Filey, YO14. Tel: 01723 582206

Hawkshead Youth Hostel

Private rooms as well as camping pods, cabins and tipis. Tranquil views, licensed bar, and the youth hostel has a self-catering kitchen and social areas.

“Has amazing views.” Mumbler RN, 2019

Hawkshead Youth Hostel, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0QD

Heathfield Caravan Park, Pateley Bridge

 Family and dog friendly with a beck just across the lane from the camping field.

Lovely site with very nice clean facilities and very reasonably priced.

Merryfields, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate HG3 5PY. Tel: 01423 711652

Hillcroft Park, Ullswater

This award-winning site is based within walking distance to the village of Pooley Bridge, on the shores of Ullswater. The bathrooms are the poshest ones we’ve seen, and well cleaned. Two fields are provided for camping, with caravan pitches, camping pods and static caravans on site.

For children, there is a games room and play area. There is a small onsite shop for essentials, and during peak season a catering van visits twice daily.

Hillcroft, Pooley Bridge, 017684 86363

Humble Bee Farm – Scarborough

Lovely family-friendly campsite near the coast with plenty of space for kids to play.

It’s a working farm so there are animals to see (and you can collect an egg from the chickens for breakfast), a children’s play area, nature trails and a sports field and two shower and toilet blocks.

Small camping field for medium-sized tents (no electric). Two touring caravan pitches (electric).

Glamping: Wigwams, wigwam lodges, bell tents, cottages and yurts, lovely and cosy with optional extras you can purchase to make your stay even cosier.

Flixton, Scarborough YO11 3UJ. Tel: 01723 890437

Jasmine Park, Snainton

Jasmine Park is situated on the beautiful Yorkshire countryside between Scarborough and Pickering. We have luxury caravans for hire, or you can bring your own touring caravan or tent.

Site Facilities include: Children’s play area, Shop, Wi-fi, Pot wash and Laundry, Disabled facilities, Shower block and toilets

Jasmine Caravan Park, Cross Lane, Snainton, North Yorkshire, YO13 9BE. Tel: 01723 859240

Jerusalem Farm & Wade Wood

With 13 hectares of nature reserve, the beautiful Jerusalem Farm and Wade Wood are perfect spots for picnics and paddling!  The kids will have great fun splashing about in the stream and there is plenty of space to play ball or Frisbee. There are picnic tables, spots in the shade and you can have a barbecue too!

Look out for woodland birds such as goldfinches, robins, woodpeckers, tree creepers and nuthatches. And if you’re quiet, you might even spot a deer! In the autumn there is woodland fungi and all kinds of flora and fauna to enjoy.

Access to the woods from the car park is by a steep grass track, but there is a zig-zag path from the car park to the grass, which is stroller accessible.

Jerusalem Farm is also a campsite from April-September, with pitches for around 30 tents and a holiday cottage.

Jerusalem Farm and Wade Wood, Halifax, HX2 6XB. 01422 284428.

Lythe Caravan and Camping Park, Whitby

Where the Moors meets the sea….
Caravan, Camping and Pod Site
Full hook up’s, new shower & toilet block, Gas & Fire Pit rentals available

The Stiddy, High Street, Lythe, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3RT. Tel 01947 893300


Masons Campsite, Appletreewick

Two camping fields with flat pitches, close to a river and offering gorgeous views of the Yorkshire Dales.

Electric hook up offered as standard. Caravans and motorhomes welcome in the main field.

Facilities block with underfloor heating, showers and GHDs, disabled bathroom, washing machine, drying room, communal freezer.

Glamping: Safari tents and yurts with toasty log burners, separate cooking areas, fairy lights and warm blankets.

Masons Campsite, Bolton Abbey. 01756 720 275.

Middlewood Farm Holiday Park, Robin Hoods Bay

Family-friendly Holiday Homes, Gypsy Cabins, Touring Pitches and Camping on the beautiful North Yorkshire Coast.

Facilities include: Electric Hook Up, superb washrooms as well as Baby Change Room and a Bath, 2 Dishwashing Areas (both under cover), Children’s Adventure Play Area, WiFi, 5 minutes walk to local pub & Shop.

Middlewood Farm Holiday Park, Middlewood Lane, Fylingthorpe, Robin Hood’s Bay
WHITBY, YO22 4UF. Tel: 01947 880 414

Pexton Moor Caravan & Camp Site

Caravan & Camping site in Dalby Forest, has a flat grass field for 5 caravans or motor homes and space for 37 tents with 19 electrical hook-ups available.  5 camping pods for the luxury ‘Glamping experience’

Facilities include: Contemporary toilet block with showers, disabled Facilities, drinking water tap
washing-up areas, open areas for playing, dogs welcome, working Farm – cattle & sheep.

Pexton Moor Farm, Low Dalby, Pickering YO18 7LU. Tel: 01751 460294

Philpin Farm, Ingleton

Small, quiet site on a family-run hill farm in Ingleton. Toilet and shower block, washing up facilities. The Old Barn is available to sit and socialise in. Snack bar at weekends.

“This place is great, really quiet, although it’s on the Three Peaks trail so I suspect it gets busy” Mumbler RC, 2019

Chapel Le Dale, Ingleton, LA6 3FH. 01524 241846

Ripley Caravan Park

Family-run caravan park with large pitches and leisure block with heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, games room, nursery playroom and shop, children’s adventure playground and football area. There is also a heated toilet block, baby bath, separate room with facilities for disabled guests, laundry room and outdoor washing-up sinks.

Ripley, Harrogate, HG3 3AU. 01423 770050

Rosedale Abbey Holiday Park, Pickering

Situated in the heart of the North York Moors National Park and only 7 miles from Pickering. York and Helmsley are close by. The Park meanders through majestic countryside, surrounded by breathtaking views of the North York Moors National Park. Touring, Camping, hiring a camping pod or a luxury holiday cottage, this is the ideal holiday destination where you can relax in tranquil surroundings and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Rosedale Abbey, near Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8SA. Tel: 01723 584311

Rudding Park Holiday Park, Harrogate

One of the UK’s award winning holiday parks in Yorkshire, Rudding Holiday Park is a privately owned camping, caravanning and self catering holiday park located three miles south of the popular spa town of Harrogate.

For fantastic family holidays in Yorkshire, Rudding Holiday Park offers a wide range of dining and leisure facilities as well as access to scenic gardens, estate walks and picturesque landscapes. There is access to public transport and offsite activities such as horse riding & fishing very close to the holiday park.

Rudding Holiday Park, Follifoot, Harrogate, HG3 1JH    Tel: 01423 870439

St Helens Caravan Park, Scarborough

Camping and caravan park near Scarborough, with 100 touring pitches, two separate camping fields and wooden camping pods for hire.

Family pitches, play areas, baby care area, shower and toilet facilities, laundrette.

Wykeham, Scarborough, YO13 9QD. 01723 862771.

Studfold Campsite, Harrogate

A touring park with a strong family ethos, exhilarating views and has been awarded four stars for its superb facilities.  The park boasts outstanding scenery; large flat well drained pitches, immaculate facilities.

Caravans, tents & motorhomes welcome and the site also has newly introduced Camping Pods for those that would like to give ‘glamping’ a try.

Studfold Farm, Lofthouse, Harrogate HG3 5SG Tel: 01423 755 084


Ullswater Holiday Park

Friendly and practical family facilities. There is plenty of space and facilities include a playground, shop, licensed bar, showers, toilets and a coin-operated laundry.

“Pub and playground onsite.” Mumbler RC, 2019

Watermillock, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0LR. 017684 86666

Vale of Pickering

Won the AA Campsite of the Year 2017 for England and are Overall Winners for England, Scotland and Wales.

The Vale of Pickering Caravan Park , North Yorkshire is located close to Dalby Forest near the market towns of Pickering, Malton, Kirkbymoorside, Helmsley and the seaside towns of Scarborough, Whitby, Filey and Bridlington.

Carr House Farm, Allerston, Pickering, YO18 7PQ. Tel: 01723 859280

Waterside House Campsite, Ullswater

Campsite on the northern shores of Ullswater, offering camping, glamping and caravans. Pop-up cafe, shop and reception, mountain bike, canoe, kayak and rowing boat hire. Modern shower and toilet facilities, family room with baby bath, pot wash areas, coffee machine, electric hook up, laundry, children’s play area, volley ball and table tennis, disabled toilet, free Wi-Fi.

“We liked it here, camped by the lake, it’s a lovely place” Mumbler MC, 2019

Pooley Bridge, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2NA. 017684 86332

Wolds Way, Malton

Situated amongst glorious countryside, in the heart of Ryedale. The site enjoys panoramic views over the vale of Pickering to the North Yorkshire Moors. With easy access to East Coast resorts and historic City of York.

Facilities include: Wi-fi, Excellent shower / toilet block with family bathrooms, seating Areas and Barbeques, electricity hook-ups, well stocked shop selling local products, laundry facilities, dogs welcome

West Farm, West Knapton, Malton YO17 8JE . Tel: 01944 728463

Woodhouse Farm, Ripon

Woodhouse Farm is a family owned holiday home, caravan and camping park with excellent facilities.

Clean, hot showers are available 24 hrs a day with modern toilets and washbasins with shaving points . There are baby changing rooms, a family bathroom and a disabled bathroom , laundry room and grocery shop.

There are three activity centres on the park catering for two groups of children. The first is a play fort located securely close to the shower block and is designed for under 6s. It has a small picnic area and there is additional seating close by. The second is a play fort for older children under 14s and is located at the bottom of the paddock on the right hand side. The third is a play barn with a climbing wall, table tennis, pool table and foosball located next to the Barn restaurant.

Woodhouse Farm welcomes well behaved dogs.

Woodhouse Farm, Winksley, Ripon, North Yorkshire. Tel: 01765 658309