Successful tip: Automotive-free in Norway
Due to Innerdalen’s preservation standing, the campsite at Renndølsetra is a vehicle-free zone, a 3.5km stroll from the automobile park. However it’s definitely worth the effort – rolling hills, rivers, a glacial lake and the pyramid peak of Innerdalstårnet. The location is on a dairy farm, and there are additionally grass-roofed bunkhouses. The on-site cafe sells its butter and cream, however burning off the energy is straightforward. The proprietor, Eystein, identified native hikes, and a bracing dip within the lake is a should.• Tent pitches £6.30pp, innerdalen.com John Ok

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Glacier expertise, Norway

A few years in the past we discovered essentially the most superb campsite surrounded by glaciers, mountains and big waterfalls within the Jostedal nationwide park. The campsite, Melkevoll Bretun, included a free sauna, a fantastically designed barn for cooking and consuming with enormous glass home windows providing panoramic mountain views, and a tenting expertise in a “stone-age” cave. Our youngsters, aged 11 and 9, actually loved the pure bouldering course and the paths across the campsite connecting it with the encircling nature.• Motorhome, caravan, tent and automobile: £16 + £Three per individual, youngster (4-12) £1, melkevoll.com Denisa Francis
Black Sea pitch, Romania

My suggestion is Gura Portitei, a skinny sliver of sand separating the Black Sea from the Danube delta. There are tent pitches, and cabins from £6 to £20 an evening, alongside a resort and a restaurant. Reached by ferry or two-hour speedboat journey throughout the lake, the placement is much less of a vacationer magnet than resorts within the south. The true star right here is the delta, a singular and guarded pure space providing boat journeys, fishing and glorious meals. • guraportitei.roMaria
Mountain eco, Slovenia

Koren campsite is in a powerful setting by the Julian Alps and on the banks of the Soča river, with its canyons, gorges and waterfalls. It was one of many first Slovenian campsites to be awarded the Ecolabel for sustainable tourism. There are tent pitches, however we stayed in a gorgeous picket eco-lodge for six. Quite a few actions are on supply, many water-based. Kayaking was the spotlight for us, whereas the children cherished the on-site climbing wall. The store sells native natural produce. • Grownup from €12.50, youngster (7-12) €6.25, under-7s free, glamping huts (sleeps two) from €40, chalets (sleeps 4+two) €200, kamp-koren.siRob
Child-friendly tenting, Germany

Consideration to element made Tenting Bankenhof on Lake Titisee so pleasurable – low washbasins, child bathtub and household bathe cubicles – all spotless. There have been even emergency dummies! The year-round website provides actions for all ages, together with bikes and go-carts. We took benefit of the Konus card, which supplies free entry to native buses, trains and trams. We visited Freiburg and the Hasenhorn mountain coaster – one of many longest toboggan runs in Europe and an enormous hit with the children.• From €26.50 for 2 adults, 3-5 years €3.50, 6-15s €5.50, camping-bankenhof.deSherry
Eiger and extra, Switzerland

Waking up every day to the north face of the Eiger, whether or not it’s bathed in sunshine or shrouded in mist, may be very particular. And much more so at night time, when the sunshine of the Stollenloch (doorway within the wall) twinkles throughout the towering black define. However the Eiger isn’t the one mountain. Hovering peaks dwarf you in each path. Tenting Eigernordwand in Grindelwald is gorgeous. Each the pitches and services are super-clean, it’s well- priced for the price range traveller, and solely a brief stroll downhill from Grindelwald station. The employees are laid-back and pleasant. I’ve stayed twice and might’t wait to return subsequent yr.• Adults from £8.50, youngster (3-14) £5, eigernordwand.chRoland Ellison
Alpine lakeside, Switzerland

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Trudging uphill, carrying overloaded backpacks, sweating within the excessive summer season warmth, I used to be sceptical that no matter lay on the finish of this hike can be definitely worth the effort. Then the glowing mild on Lac de Champex got here into view. I couldn’t resolve if I wished to drink it or swim in it. Just a few paces additional on is the candy and easy Tenting Les Rocailles, a small campsite with fundamental however purposeful facilities whose actual draw is the placement. Below a glacier on the Tour du Mont Blanc route and with that beautiful lake a little bit additional alongside, it’s the proper base for adventures on foot or by bike.• Grownup €8, youngster (5-12) €5, hikers’ bundle for 2 or extra €15pp, champex-camping.chLaura
Europe’s highest, Switzerland

Surrounded by sharp peaks and glaciers, Tenting Arolla is the self-styled highest campsite in Europe (1,950 metres), providing instant entry to glorious mountain climbing and climbing from its few grassy terraces. The very best pitches are fringed with wildflowers in opposition to a backdrop of larch and pine. It’s a really particular place to roll away from bed within the morning and breathe the freshest Alpine air. It has fashionable services and a very good store promoting tenting provides and native meals and drinks (strive the apricot wine), plus some tents for rent. There are eating places down within the village half a mile away.• Two adults, tent and automobile from £21.50, camping-arolla.com Marlow
Free pure highs, Tenerife

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There’s a community of free campsites throughout the island, however Zona Acampada Chío is our favorite. The services are fundamental – bogs, barbecue space, playground – and it’s at round 1,700 metres, so that you want fairly good gear, which you need to carry 400 metres from the automobile park. However the solitude, peace and views greater than make up for it. On a transparent day you possibly can watch the sundown over La Gomera earlier than setting off early to climb Teide volcano, the very best level in Spain.• Free, centralreservas.tenerife.esKat
Fireplace and brimstone, Iceland

Very inexperienced and with a number of house to run round, Reykjavik Campsite has communal barbecue and cooking areas, bike rent and hostel services on website. The campsite is subsequent to a de facto spa with a 50-metre out of doors pool, sizzling pots and steam bathtub, with inexpensive (state-subsidised) entrance charges and open until 10pm every day. However when the sulphurous spa water programs from the campsite’s personal showers, even washing within the small hours within the mysterious mild of the simmer dim (summer season twilight) is to be immersed in a singular form of luxurious. • From £15pp (most keep seven nights), reykjavikcampsite.isLilian
Cliffs and craic, Eire

The coast of Kilcar in County Donegal, Eire {Photograph}: Marie Carr/Alamy
Close to Kilcar in County Donegal, Derrylahan Unbiased Hostel Campsite is a beautiful grassy flat website with spectacular views into Slieve League and a gorgeous hidden seaside a stone’s throw away. It’s two miles to the villages of Kilcar and Carrick, the place there’s a famend music scene and glorious hospitality. The waymarked path to the very best sea cliffs in Europe runs previous your tent. Shaun, your host, is essentially the most educated native information conceivable, the entire place is on a working farm with chickens cows and sheep. Oh, and there’s a well-equipped camp kitchen and drying room (generally it rains in Donegal).• From €8pp, derrylahanhostel ieBrian Lamb
Venice over the water, Italy

Camp cheaply on the Venetian lagoon at Tenting Fusina, with excellent views over to Venice. This indisputably hidden gem, nestled scarily between a cargo boatyard and heavy business, is however a wooded paradise with a laid-back hippy vibe and trendy, fantastically shabby 1950s structure. You may stroll 5 minutes to catch the ferry to Venice, or just watch the huge cargo ships block out the sky as they chug to the dock subsequent door. Unforgettable.•€12pp in excessive season, campingfusina.comClaire
Fever pitch, Italy

Secluded and peaceable Tenting Milano, on the western outskirts of the town and simply brief hop from the San Siro stadium, makes a handy base from which to discover this high-fashion Italian metropolis at high-street pricing. With a powerful collection of pitches, tents (small tent €6.50, tree tent for 2 €30), plus cabins and luxurious eco-suites (€100 for 2) it provides loads of selection, and a very good slice of pizza with a chilly beer within the campsite bar after a busy day of procuring and sightseeing. Excellent for footy followers, commerce present guests and people looking for a price range weekend break. • Grownup from €9, 3-10s from €7, small tent from €6.50 an evening, campingmilano.itAnna Kennett
On the waterfront, Italy

Simply metres away from the gorgeous however busy shores of Lake Garda, Tenting Brione is a gem. It sits on the sting of Riva del Garda, surrounded by majestic mountain massifs. The tent pitches areon terracesdotted with aromatic fruit bushes that present a welcome refuge from the summer season solar. The pitches are small however personal and actually do supply sanctuary from the motorhomes under and the hustling city past. Maybe the true secret to Brione is its night “pasta celebration”, an inexpensive three-course buffet. It’s an perception into Italian communal meal instances, which leaves a smile in your face.• Grownup from €7.50, 3-14s from €5, pitch from €7.50, campingbrione.comGraham Parkes
Vivid days, darkish skies, France

Amid pinewoods within the Cévennes, Domaine de Pradines is my all-time favorite campsite, with wild tenting, tenting near services, cabins or glamping in yurts. Services embody a pizzeria, store, playground and pool, nevertheless it was the Unesco-listed environment and night time sky that received me over. The campsite intentionally doesn’t have a lot synthetic mild, so you possibly can view the night time sky in all its glory. One night time we noticed three capturing stars.• Grownup from €6.50, 4-15s €4.50, yurt (sleeps two) from €45, domaine-de-pradines.comEsme
Leisurely Loire, France

There’s a campsite close to Excursions within the Loire Valley referred to as L’Orangérie de Beauregard, which is ideal for visiting chateaux within the area. Opened final yr, it’s family- and pet-friendly, has a beautiful swimming pool and spectacular restaurant. Actions embody children’ golf equipment and wine-tasting classes. There are additionally loads of native vineyards and markets to walk via.• From €30 an evening for 2, orangeriedebeauregard.comWill
Gorge on France

For incredible household tenting, near the river and set in a gorgeous gorge, I like to recommend Tenting Domaine Chasteuil on the entrance of the Gorges du Verdon. There’s nice walks, canyoning, rafting, bird-watching and biking alternatives (we all the time take bikes). Kids can have enjoyable floating down the river on large air rings. The campsite has massive pitches, a swimming pool, and the nice and cozy and welcoming employees are comfortable to placed on leisure for youthful kids if required. The attractive city of Castellane sits on the head of the gorge, with nice locations to eat and fantastic markets.• Grownup from €14.50, under-6s free, chasteuil-provence.comKim Gould
Provençal waterside, France

Entrevaux village, on the Var River. {Photograph}: Getty Photos
Tenting du Brec is a campsite on a surprising lakeside in Entrevaux, south-east France. Our youngsters cherished the free kayaking and paddleboarding and the pleasant homeowners, Claire and Eric, organised a day’s climbing for us within the mountains. I took half within the yoga every morning by the ake. The picturesque village of Entrevaux is a brief stroll away. Should you search a non-commercial environment with lots for the children to do, shady pitches and a night in a beautiful lakeside bar amidst the mountains, this can be a campsite for you. • From €26 an evening for 4, camping-dubrec.com Lisa Anderson
Olive grove, Provence

Les Olivettes, in Les Mées, north of Aix-en-Provence, is a stunningly calm campsite. There are some areas with pre-pitched safari tents, however we stayed in our personal tent within the Olive Grove, and all of the websites are nicely thought-out, spacious and fantastically landscaped with bushes offering shade and privateness and mosquito-repelling vegetation. The pool, children’ space and kitchen and bogs are spotlessly clear and the entire place evokes a luxurious that may be troublesome to realize at a campsite. It’s is well-placed for exploring each the Luberon and the Verdon.• Pitch for as much as six from €15 an evening, campinglesolivettes.comSophia
Animal magic, France

La Ferme de Croas Males campsite in Brittany is as near excellent as you may discover for a relaxed household vacation. There are some marked pitches however we selected to camp within the subject reverse the farm donkeys the place you possibly can select your spot. The youngsters cherished visiting the animals, the fascinating farm buildings and the recent croissants and selfmade apple juice for breakfast. Our two youngest bought chickenpox on the primary day however we managed to entertain them on the campsite till they weren’t infectious because of the stunning (and immune!) neighbouring households. Different plus factors are the bogs, the indoor areas with toys, the parks and the donkey rides. An awesome vacation.• Automotive, tent or caravan and two adults €14.44, additional over-7s €3.50, under-7s €2, ferme-de-croasmen.comAbigail Thomas