Where To Go Camping In October
When the weather turns and there’s a chill in the air, it can be easy to hunker down, put the tent in the loft, and shelve any camping plans until next summer. But maybe that’s a little hasty! Why not consider one last little bout of camping in October? There are loads of campsites open in October and plenty of ways you can change up your usual camping trip so it’s not so weather-dependent.
Best Places To Camp In October
There are loads of campgrounds open in October – in fact many of them are open year round. Visit UK Campsite for a comprehensive list. If you’re not afraid of the weather, choose a rural site – pitch up, wrap up warm and get exploring. You’ll get the benefit of quiet out-of-season sites at low rates.
However, if you’re not keen to risk spending a soggy weekend under canvas, there are still loads of options available to you. Don’t give up on the idea of an October camping trip just yet!
Choose a City Location
If you’re worried about finding activities to keep the kids entertained if it rains, why not camp near a city? You’ll be surprised at the city campsites you can find if you look for them. You could try Lee Valley Camping and Caravan Park, only an hour from the tourist attractions of Central London, or search for a hidden gem like Ennywevvers inner city campsite in Bristol. A tiny site within easy reach of everything the city has to offer, but also close to cycle paths and beautiful countryside – win-win whatever the weather.
Opt For Evening Entertainment
If you long to head to the coast, but it’s the cold evenings that are putting you off, choose a holiday park that will provide some warm, cheery entertainment. Trevornick Holiday Park prides itself on its October half term offerings – with special activities arranged for all the family. And during the daytime you might even be lucky enough to get those gorgeous Cornish beaches practically to yourself.
Choose A Site That Will Let You Light A Campfire
One of the best ways to warm up on a cold evening is to huddle, blankets over knees, around a roaring campfire (preferably with marshmallows and kebab sticks for company!). But not all sites allow you to have open fires, so choose carefully. This one in King’s Lynn does, making it perfect for October camping.
Go Glamping In October
If you really don’t think your little canvas tent is up to camping in October, then why not look for alternatives? Glamping has become extremely popular in recent years. It offers all the benefits of camping – getting outdoors, spending time with friends and having adventures, but without the hassle of transporting and putting up a tent. It also gives you the chance to sleep in more comfortable (and warmer!) surroundings.
Glamping accommodation comes in all shapes and sizes, from bell tents and yurts, to treehouses and even ‘glampervans’. And many sites offer the added benefit of a log burner or heater which you’ll be grateful for if you’re glamping in October. A larger, pre-erected tent will usually give you some living space too, offering more freedom to stay in and keep warm once the kids have gone to bed. And you won’t have to worry so much about the weather if you have somewhere dry and cosy to come back to at the end of the day.
These camping pods just north of Loch Ness offer a great option if you’re looking for the best camping in October in Scotland. Or for a brilliant walking weekend, take your waterproof jacket and stay in one of these luxury Lake District yurts. What could be better than stepping out of the tent and hiking straight into the mountains?
If you are considering glamping, October is a great time to go for it as it is generally quieter with lower prices than in the summer months. And very often the weather is reasonable (although don’t hold us to that!).
If you’re figuring out where to camp in October, we hope that you have a fabulous family adventure wherever you decide to go. But make sure you’re kitted out and ready for whatever the weather may throw at you – have a look at our men’s, women’s and kid’s outdoor clothing collections for ideas.