Camping Lincolnshire: The best campsites in Lincolnshire
By Helen Wright
It’s been a funny old year but one thing that hasn’t changed is how rewarding it can be to enjoy simple, wholesome fun – and I put camping right at the top of that list! Overseas holidays might be problematic or off the cards completely, but a simple pitch up and play holiday with your friends or family is the perfect way to escape for some fun and fresh air. We have put together a list of the best campsites in Lincolnshire. Some of these camping Lincolnshire sites allow for caravans and offer glamping facilities, but all are ready to welcome you back for a casual and carefree week (or weekend) of tent camping in your own socially-distanced plot.
6 of the best campsites in Lincolnshire
One of the things we love about camping in Lincolnshire is the opportunity to enjoy no-frills, no fuss time with your family on a shoestring budget and get to explore the lush green landscape and fresh air of the county. From coastline locations to friendly farms and well-established holiday parks, we’ve picked out the best campsites in Lincolnshire.
New Farm, Ostler’s Wood, Boston
This family-run, independent campsite in Lincolnshire is set on the Edwards family farm near Boston. The family has been farming in Wrangle since the 1700s and New Farm Organics, has been a certified organic farm since 1988, producing organic cereals, vegetables and beef. The Edwards love camping themselves and decided to set up the holiday business so others can experience the beauty of living on the beautiful farmland. There is a range of options from camping pods to bell tents and you can also choose from a countryside or a woodland pitch setting for your own tent.
The campsite in Lincolnshire is located in Ostler’s Wood, Boston. If you want to explore the area, local attractions include the Skegness Natureland Seal Sanctuary, Hardy’s Farm Park and the Maud Foster Windmill – a working windmill with seven floors!
Tent camping £19 per night for four people, with fire pit. Camping pods £45 per night. Bell tents £60 per night (with the option to order a home-cooked meal to your tent for £8pp. Now, that is what I call luxury camping!).
Big Sky Hideaway, Boston Lincolnshire
The Big Sky Hideaway is a fun, modern campsite in Lincolnshire that is perfect for families, especially those with younger children. The eco-friendly site has 15 camping pitches with fire bowls for your own campfire, space for camper vans, and even a kooky converted school bus to sleep in! You will also find a crew of fluffy alpacas living on-site too and the hideaway offers a Sleep and Meet-the-Alpacas Combo package. Living up to the owners’ sustainable message, they aim to plant 2,000 trees on the 14-acre site and visitors can get involved with planting, which is educational and fun for families. Now this kind of home-schooling I can get on board with!
Tent camping from £20 a night for 2 people (two-night minimum), Glamping Landpods from £150 for two occupants. School Bus (sleeps 6, from £250 for two nights).
JUBILEE PARK, WOODHALL SPA
This very well established and popular campsite has a lot of facilities, including a heated outside pool and paddling pool! It’s very family-friendly with 73 grass pitches that have electrical hook-up points (if your teenager must charge that ipad!). The campsite in Lincolnshire is a short, five minute walk from Woodhall Spa village centre and set in a beautiful woodland. This area comes highly recommended for camping in Lincolnshire and this campsite is generally regarded as being one of the best. They currently have spaces for this summer but I’m positive they wont last long…
The great thing about this campsite in Lincolnshire is that it’s really close to the city of Lincoln so, if you want to, you can do some top sightseeing on your trip. The mighty Lincoln Cathedral is only 14 miles away from Woodhall Spa, take a walk up Steep Hill and feel the burn. Don’t worry, there is an excellent fudge shop at the top! The town of Woodhall Spa itself also has some quirky attractions such as the fun ‘Woodhall Spa Secret Spy Mission,’ a treasure trail for kids. Plus, you’ll be close to the retro-tastic Kinema In The Woods, a traditional cinema that has been in operation since the 1920s and is now the only public cinema in the UK that uses a back projection screen. The family-owned business still has an old-school ice cream service and musical interludes on a traditional organ. Who knew this hidden gem was nestled in the Lincolnshire woodland?
Lincolnshire Camping at Jubilee Park from £20 per tent per night.
EASTVIEW Caravan Park, Chapel St Leonards
A top spot for coastal camping in Lincolnshire if you want to be near the beach. Situated on the Lincolnshire coast, this site is well established and offers guests a little bit of everything. Chapel St Leonards is a cute seaside village, with a wide sandy beach, cafes, arcades and friendly local shops. It also makes for the perfect base to explore the different beaches of Ingoldmells, Skegness and Mablethorpe, just a short drive away.
The campsite in Lincolnshire is well-looked after and tidy with charming flowerbeds, manicured lawns and neat camping plots for touring caravans and tents. There are 20 non electric tent pitches as well as a small shop and a decent children’s playground.
Grass pitch with no electric, from £20per night.
Gunnelgate house, Louth
This small, independently run Lincolnshire camping site on the east coast of England, is hugged by the Lincolnshire Wolds and close to the beach. Gunnelgate House is a basic, but lovely site that offers a friendly welcome and a peaceful and serene atmosphere! The Wolds location also benefits from spectacular sunsets across the tent field, making this plot ideal for couples looking for a simple, romantic weekend away. This recommended Lincolnshire campsite also sells delicious home made produce, including free-range eggs from their resident hens and freshly-prepared preserves.
Nearby, you can enjoy the popular Cleethorpes and Maplethorpe beaches, as well as the beautiful Donna Nook Nature Reserve, a more wild and remote beach, which is home to grey seals between October and December when they come ashore to use the sand as their breeding ground.
Hanworth Country Park, Potterhanworth
This is a new site but it offers guests an elegant setting and a range of accommodation options for camping in Lincolnshire. For tent camping, guests will have a choice between field camping and woodland lake-adjacent plots. Brand new, modern bathroom facilities are in place and there are optional extras available at this Lincolnshire campsite, including lake fishing and hot tubs. If you’d rather have a more luxurious room for the night, Hanworth Country Park also offers Shepherd Huts, glamping pods, static caravans and lodges. There is even an on-site eco spa, offering reflexology and beauty treatments.
Nearby attractions for families include the Woodside Wildlife Park and Rand Farm (which my family love). Lincoln Catherdral quarter is only 15-minutes away.
Tent camping from £12. hanworthcountrypark.co.uk
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