For your first night you could stay at River Dart Country Park, near Ashburton which will give you free access to River Dart Adventures.
River Dart Country Park, Ashburton TQ13 7NP – Just the most wonderful campsite set in a country park with lots of imaginative play equipment, hidden in the trees. You can spend the day exploring the woodland play equipment (all the family can join in) cycling along the forest trails and jumping in the lake with the pirate ship. You can even book (in advance) some of the more challenging activities (for an extra charge: High Ropes, Canoeing, Indoor Climbing Wall, Kayaking or Water Zorbs or Mega-Zip wires). The onsite pub/café is great if you don’t fancy cooking. Open beginning Easter until mid-September. 01364 652511
When you have finally exhausted the kids at River Dart Adventures, you might like to camp at a coastal location for your second night.
Bolberry House Farm Caravan & Camping Park, Malborough, Kingsbridge, TQ7 3DY A small, relaxing, family-run Campsite, with views over Bigbury Beach and easy access to the Coastal Path www.bolberryparks.co.uk Open beginning April – 1st Oct. 01548 561 251
You could book some surf lessons at Bigbury-on-Sea, (just 11 miles away) www.discoverysurf.com and while you are there, take a trip across to Burgh Island, visit the famous Pilchard Inn or simply have a fab lunch at the Bigbury Venus Café.
Woodovis is a great spot for the last night. This site has a heated swimming pool and children’s play area. They welcome dogs and it is close to a good family pub: The Copper Penny! Woodovis Park, Gulworthy, Tavistock PL19 8NY This small & gorgeous holiday park has just been awarded Gold in the Visit Devon Tourism Awards. Beautiful setting and an on-site bakery! Close to the Chipshop Inn. John and Dorothy offer O’Connors Campers £5 off the first night of your stay with them. www.woodovis.com 01822 832968 Open Easter – end October
Time to return your campervan in time for 10am on your final morning. It is a 20 mile journey from Woodovis Park to Okehampton, taking you just over half an hour to reach O’Connors Campers.
Don’t want to go home yet? Visit Haldon Forest for a lovely walk and a spot of lunch, while the kids enjoy the play area. Usually you’ll just need to pay for parking if you are simply exploring the cycle/ walking routes. For an extra cost you might like to book a Go Ape adventure in the trees (12 years+). Those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground could try the Sedgeways for a bit of high tech excitement!
Our Campsite Guide compiled from customer recommendations & local's favourites
A Tour of Dartmoor – ideal for star gazing, breath-taking moorland scenery and cracking cream teas!
A tour taking in a few of our favourite beach campsites.