It might be time for you and your family to leave the screens behind and go on a digital detox. Whilst we are now in a world where technology is extremely useful and educational, there is no doubt that getting away from your devices for a few days is good for the family.
When was the last time that your phone wasn’t the last thing you checked at night and the first thing you checked in the morning?
Constant digital distraction can have a negative impact on your sleep, which in turn can impact the rest of your day. By reducing your dependence on digital entertainment for a few days we hope you can discover how much more liberating and enjoyable life can be by reducing screen time. In addition, research has found that children who go camping are healthier, happier and do better at school.’
Here we look at some campsites that are without any WiFi, reducing your temptation to grab your digital device. Allow yourself to get away from it all, create some long-lasting memories with the family and really relax on your next break.
Situated in Glenmore Forest Park this hidden gem is the perfect location for those wanting to get away from it all. With direct access to the nearby Loch Morlich beaches, you can partake in canoeing and other water sports whilst taking in the fabulous views on offer.
This location is ideal for those wanting to travel during their stay with nearby parks, mountains and forests on the agenda, as well as Strathspey Steam Railway, Cairngorm Mountain Centre and Cairngorm Mountain Railway. The site also turns into a ski hot spot in the winter, so be sure to wrap up warm!
Where to stay: Glenmore Caravan and Camping Site
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2) New Forest
Located within the New Forest, this site is the best choice for those looking for an adventure. A campsite where you can’t distinguish where the campsite ends and forest begins, this will not disappoint. The surrounding woodland will give you a remote like feel as you enjoy your time away from all the distractions of the real world.
The location allows you to travel throughout one of Britain's most stunning forests, stumbling across a range of wildlife on your way. Some other nearby local attractions include Paulton’s Family Theme Park, Beaulieu National Motor Museum and the New Forest Wildlife Park.
Where to stay: Setthorns Caravan and Camping Site
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Positioned close to the Purbeck Hills in Dorset this location is an ideal location for those looking for a quiet beach. Surrounded by woodland the site is close to the magnificent Studland beach, and iconic locations such as Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door amongst other sites along the Jurassic coastline.
The nearby Arne Nature Reserve provides ample opportunities to see some fantastic wildlife in action. You may also choose to discover one of the many walking routes through the reserve.
Where to stay: Corfe Castle Camping and Caravanning Club Site
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4) Peak District
Hidden away at the end of the Peak District National Park sits Crowden Club Site. With no mobile phone coverage, no TV reception and limited satellite facilities this really is the ideal place to go for those looking for a digital detox. The site is surrounded with walking and cycling routes that will take you through the Pennine Way and surrounding countryside for those wanting to get out and about
The site is close to nearby Ladybower Reservoir and Chatsworth House, both make for great family days out exploring.
Where to stay: Crowden Camping and Caravanning Club Site
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5) Scottish Highlands
Bring your walking boots and get out and explore the National Trust managed woodland that surrounds Glencoe Camping and Caravanning Club Site, home to a range of walking routes. If you’re not one for walking, the nearby Glencoe Activities Centre will keep you entertained, offering a variety of activities including Golf, Segway Tours and Archery amongst others.
The site is close to Glencoe & Dalness for those wanting to venture away from the site, whilst the town of Fort William can also be accessed by the Jacobite Steam Train.
Where to stay: Glencoe Camping and Caravanning Club Site
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This site enables you to discover both coast and countryside. It is a well sheltered secluded site that sits close to the charming seaside village of West Runton, home to a quiet sandy beach with rock pools, waiting to be explored. For those wanting to explore the countryside, a mile south of West Runton is Beacon Hill, the highest point in Norfolk, with some picturesque views for those who reach the top. There is also a chance to explore nearby Blakeney Point, a national nature reserve where seals and birds can be spotted.
Other sites of interest include, Mortson Quay and Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary which are situated close to the site. There are also many locations that sell food sourced locally, including the site shop and Sheringham Market (Wednesdays and Saturdays).
Where to stay: West Runton Camping and Caravanning Club Site
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