Campsites near Luton

Swap urban life for outdoor adventure in the vicinity of this travel-hub town.

95% (440 reviews)
95% (440 reviews)

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12 top campsites near Luton

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Penn Meadow Farm

100 units · Motorhomes, Tents145 acres · Beaconsfield, England
Penn Meadow Farm is a beautiful 145 acre, family owned farm, nestled perfectly into the chiltern hills area of outstanding natural beauty. We’re just a 5 minute walk across our grassy fields to the oldest free-house pub in England (The Royal Standard of England) Say hello to our resident alpacas, sheep, pigs, pigmy goats, flock of 250 sheep and of course our lovely boarder collies. We aim to be a very relaxed spot to be able to rest for a few nights and maybe enjoying a nice camp fire in the evening.
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Daisy May’s Farm

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents20 acres · Bishop's Stortford, England
Our pop up campsite is set in 20 acres on a not for profit community farm. Come and join us in the great outdoors! Help collect the eggs, feed the chickens and milk the goat! There is always lots going on at Daisy May’s Farm! Children’s play areas, paddle stream, woodland walks and lots more! PITCH FEE INCLUDES ENTRY TO THE FARM & ALL ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS! Open 7 days a week. Coffee Cabin and Ollie’s Food Hut also serving hot food (Weekends & school holiday 10-3pm) Local pub - 5 mins walk Golf Course (crazy golf, top golf, 9 hole course, bar and food) - 5 mins walk Shop/post office/chip shop - 10 mins walk Toilets & shower ; hot gas shower available but we are a basic wild, mostly off grid site. No concrete heated toilet blocks I’m afraid! (Showers unavailable in Winter months) There will be mud. Bring your wellies! Drinking water and bins available. Bring a torch for walking around the site at night. The site is off grid and the toilet lights are solar operated! CARAVANS - ONLY BOOKABLE MAY - SEPTEMBERTENTS - CAMPER VANS - MOTORHOMES WELCOME ALL YEAR (all pitches are the same. No need to specify which type of unit you are booking) We look forwards to welcoming you soon!
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Holistic Woods Campsite WILD

24 units · Motorhomes, Tents20 acres · Woodbridge, England
We are a WILD campsite with character and history. Our most popular pitch is our beautiful SSSI woodland. There are only 25 pitches available. We have a mid wild pitch on the outskirts of the woods, lovely grassed area between trees. Our top field is perfect for motorhomes & caravans. Plenty of space to breath and relax. Located on the stunning heathlands of the Sutton Heath. We are surrounded by beautiful woodland walks, including the Sandlings walk and just 10 minutes from the river Deben. We have a bus stop at the top of the track and Melton train station is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive. There are access points onto public footpaths, leading to Rendlesham Forest. A famous site for UFOs! Sutton Hoo is a stone's throw away. Bring your bikes and explore the area on wheels. There is water access and portaloos. We do not have showers yet. Blue/grey waste must be taken away. LEAVE NO TRACE
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Painters Farm Campsite

46 units · Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · Whitstable, England
Nestled beside the village of Painters Forstal, Faversham, Kent. Our two acre orchard site with grass pitches. The campsite lies within seventeen acres on the slope of The Kent Downs, a designated area of natural beauty. The Alma ale house at the edge of the farm serves Shepherds Neame and hot meals all year round. Two acre quiet cherry orchard site based around a Tudor Manor house 1547 that gives its name to our village. Surrounded by orchards and open countryside but within easy reach of Faversham, Whitstable and Canterbury. Pitches for tents, campervans, motorhomes and touring caravans with or without electric hook up on a level grassy site. Pets are welcome and a crew member is always around the reception or farm to help out. The Campsite is open from 1st march until 31st October. The local area is awash with things to do. Faversham once the busiest port in 17th century England for its wool trade has the longest complete medieval street in the country. A wealth of little shops, cafes and pubs as well as the country’s oldest family owned brewery Shepherd Neame. Whitstable sitting just along the coast, famed for its Oysters and Sunsets is a fun beachside community bustling in the summer months and hauntingly bleak in the winter ones. The World Heritage sites of Canterbury are just a fifteen minute trip away with all its well documented history and plentiful shops and eateries.
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Chalky Downs

36 units · Motorhomes, Tents12 acres · Brighton, East Sussex, South East England
Traditional tent camping in a stunningly-located South Downs farm, just down the road from buzzing Brighton
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Abbey Home Farm

21 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1600 acres · Cirencester, Gloucestershire, South West England
Eco-camping for real. Cooking on an open fire. Unspoilt natural beauty.
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The Barn KT9

21 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · Greater London, South East England
A unique rural campsite in Surrey, a stone's throw from London's Zone 6
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Pitchcott Farm

6 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents15 acres · Aylesbury, England
Pitchcott Farm is set among the rolling hills of the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside. The farm is a total of 150 acres and campers have access to a 15 acre meadow with vibrant wild flowers in spring and summer. The farm prioritises the protection and expansion of biodiversity so camping pitches are limited to retain the wild nature of the site. Look out for wild deer in the meadow, and you might hear the hoot of owls at night.
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The Meadow @ Waples Mill

12 units · Tents8 acres · Dunmow, England
Spacious grass pitches in the green Essex countryside A 15-minute drive to Chelmsford; 40 minutes to Audley End Tractor rides on site; firepits provided for campfires. Rural walks, How about proper farm activities like tractor rides (ask site staff for details)? The place to find all this is The Meadow at Waples Mill, an Essex farm site between Chelmsford and Dunmow (and about 15 minutes’ drive from both). This family-friendly site is handy for walks on the Essex Way and other local footpaths, and tractor and trailer rides around the farm are organised on alternate days to give guests a glimpse into agricultural life. Activities complete for the day, it's time to chill out, and that should be easy here – all pitches have access to toilets and hot showers in a trailer close by, and firepits are provided so you can have a safe campfire (with wood available to buy on site and a great farm shop 10 minutes’ drive away for fireside snacks). Pitches themselves are large, well kept and well spaced within a meadow that backs onto the River Roding. Dogs are welcome, and there are plenty of places to take them for a walk nearby. London folk looking for a quick escape to the countryside, this is a place to bear in mind – it’s only about an hour and quarter by road from the city.
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Wolford Wood Glamping & Camping

13 units · Glamping, Tents200 acres · Moreton In Marsh, England
Family camping in a Cotswolds wildflower meadow beside an ancient woodland and SSSI
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Chiltern Yurts

2 units · Glamping1 acre · Hertfordshire, East Anglia
Tranquil yurt glamping in a lush meadow at the foot of the Chiltern Hills
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Radcot Leisure on Thames

46 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · Oxfordshire, South East England
A Thames’ island campsite in the Oxfordshire countryside – with a lovely pub just over the bridge
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Campsites near Luton guide

Overview

Thanks to its busy airport and well-connected train station, Luton is fast becoming a destination for adventurers on the go. Though at first glance the town may seem a concrete jungle, the encircling Chiltern Hills offer plenty of opportunities to get up close with nature, and the River Lea cuts a scenic route deep into the countryside. Outdoor attractions such as Bramingham Wood, Stockwood Park, the Dunstable Downs, and Barton Hills National Nature Reserve are ideal for ramblers and riders, while families will be pleased to find Whipsnade Zoo nearby. Though camping options are limited within the town itself, there’s plenty to choose from in its rural surrounds.

Where to go

Dunstable and the Chiltern Hills AONB

Right on Luton’s doorstep, Dunstable offers a convenient gateway into the Chiltern Hills AONB. Hiking and biking trails abound, while bird-watchers can get their kicks spotting reintroduced red kites. Whether you’re after basic-to-basics camping in remote woodlands or glamping experiences closer to town, these rolling hills provide many options.

Bedfordshire

This rural county is a haven for hikers, bikers, and canoeists, thanks to outdoor attractions such as the Bedford River Valley Park and Forest of Marston Vale. Working farms, riverside retreats, and caravan parks provide ample accommodation options, all within easy reach of the airport town.

The Cotswolds AONB

Around two hours’ drive west of Luton, this iconic English landscape boasts charming villages, country parks, and undulating hillside, making it a firm favourite among outdoor enthusiasts. Glamping is becoming a major draw in the area, with wild-style campsites and caravan parks providing more traditional camping options.

London

Contrary to its urban reputation, the English capital is actually home to many camping-friendly green spaces, making it easy to combine city sightseeing with outdoor adventure. West London’s Colne Valley Park and northeast London’s Lee Valley Park are both around a half-hour drive from Luton, while green belt counties such as Kent, Surrey, and Essex boast their own camping hotspots.

When to go

Across the UK, camping is at its most popular during summer, thanks to higher chances of dry ground, plus longer days and temperate weather. However, autumn and winter have their own charms, including fewer crowds, especially around busy airport towns like Luton, and dramatic landscape views.

Know before you go

  • Luton is reasonably well connected, with a direct trainline into London. If you plan to visit more remote spots, however, it’s worth hiring or bringing a vehicle.
  • Only some campsites offer gear hire, so you’ll need to check in advance. Basic supplies can be picked up from the Army Surplus or Halfords in central Luton, though for more specialist items you may need to head a little further out.

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