With far-flung holidays looking to be off the cards for the immediate future, those hoping to get away this summer shouldn’t forget about the many great campsites and holiday parks near Manchester. While there is still a lot of uncertainty due to COVID-19, it seems pretty likely that campsites will still open up for their peak business months. We’ve picked out a few of the best campsites and holiday parks near Manchester to consider if you’re looking for an escape from the city and a breath of fresh air – but make sure to confirm when booking that the site will definitely be open to customers.

The Paddock, Bury

The Paddock, located on a farm in Bury, is a perfect spot for both campers and glampers. There are plenty of traditional sites to pitch your tent and set up a fire, along with loads of options for a more luxurious experience, from yurts to Landpods. Dogs are welcome if you’re camping and there are plenty of local amenities and attractions including a shop and horse riding.

The Paddock, Kays Cottage, Sheep Hey Farm, Leaches Road, Shuttleworth, Bury BL0 0ND
Hawthorne Caravan Park and Campsite, Oldham

Close to Oldham town centre – and only 15 minutes on the tram from Manchester – Hawthorne Caravan Park and Campsite is a great choice if you’re looking for somewhere that’s easily accessible from the city. Not only that but there are loads of cycle tracks and walking routes and a few local attractions within walking and driving distance.

The Hawthorne, Roundthorn Road, Oldham, Lancashire OL4 5LN
Aaron Hill Farm, Hebden Bridge

If you’re a fan of hillwalking, Aaron’s Campsite at Aaron Hill Farm is a fantastic base from which to explore the Pennines, with plenty of walking and trekking routes easily accessible from the site. The emphasis is on simplicity at this campsite, so if you’re looking for a peaceful and traditional camping experience, this site is perfect.

Aaron Hill Farm, Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 5TX
Staden Grange, Buxton

If you fancy exploring a little further afield, Staden Grange campsite in Buxton is a lovely place right on the edge of the Peak District, making it a great way to explore both the peaks and the spa town of Buxton itself. The campsite is located on a pleasant spacious area of farmland and woodland and there’s a heated amenities block onsite.

Staden Grange, Staden Lane, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9RZ
Charity Farm Caravan and Camping Park, Wigan

Charity Farm Caravan and Camping Park is located on a working farm with a substantial fishery so if you’re looking to cast out and unwind, this is a great spot to head for. There are four coarse-fishing ponds to choose from, along with fire pits and food and drink facilities on site.

Charity Farm, Smithy Brow, Wrightington, Wigan WN6 9PP
Thu 18 Jun
Amy Callaghan
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Thu 30 Jul 2020