Family camping in Chelmsford

Chelmsford isn't exactly known as the Mecca of all things camping, but this often-overlooked Essex city is an excellent focal point for any easy getaway in the South East of England, with its cathedral, river and RHS gardens along with beautiful surrounding countryside.

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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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Chigborough Farm

48 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents130 acres · Essex, East Anglia
Boating, biking and bell tent glamping on a farm near the Blackwater Estuary, where good food and walkable pubs are also on the menu.
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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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Mad Hatters Campsite

20 units · Glamping, Tents12 acres · Ely, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia
Cosy year-round glamping and seasonal camping in a fenland meadow with views of Ely cathedral
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Tomkins Farm

42 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents15 acres · North Chailey, England
Relaxed camping beside a lake on an East Sussex farm, with alpacas, llamas, and camels
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Four Winds Camping and Canoeing

13 units · Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia
A small, friendly riverside campsite in Cambridgeshire – with campfires allowed
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The Secret Campsite

21 units · Tents8 acres · Lewes, East Sussex, South East England
A not so secret campsite in East Sussex with camping and glamping – and campfires encouraged
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Hook Farm Campsite

18 units · Tents10 acres · West Sussex, South East England
Blissfully back-to-basics camping in the heart of the West Sussex High Weald
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The Slips

39 units · Motorhomes, Tents4 acres · Henfield, England
A relaxed, back-to-basics campsite in the West Sussex countryside
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Wild Boar Wood Campsite

9 units · Glamping5 acres · Haywards Heath, England
Wild woodland glamping in the heart of Sussex with fires
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Cotswolds Camping

71 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Charlbury, Oxfordshire, South East England
Simple camping surrounded by all the delicious Oxfordshire and Cotswolds village food offerings
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Woodlands Camping

8 units · Motorhomes, Tents200 acres · Ropley, England
A back-to-basics campsite in the South Downs National Park
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There are plenty of excellent campsites near Chelmsford if you know where to look and, as always, only the very best make the cut for our Hipcamp shortlist.

Family camping in Chelmsford guide

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Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to resource for camping in the UK! Located near Chelmsford, England, we have over 1261 options for you to choose from. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly retreat or a serene escape in nature, we've got you covered. Prices start as low as £12 per night, with an average price of £25 per night. Plus, our top campsites, including Chalky Downs (90 reviews), Cuckoo Farm Campsite (45 reviews), and Otter Channel Campsite (45 reviews), are highly recommended by fellow campers. Enjoy popular facilities like cooking equipment, potable water, and pet-friendly spaces. And don't miss out on the exciting activities like autumn fun, paddling, and boating. So pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable camping experience!

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