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A Guide To Camping In Cambridgeshire: Campsites Near Family-Friendly Restaurants and Pubs

Looking to spend some quality time with your family?

Why not spend the weekend outdoor camping?

Not only is it a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of life, but you can also bask in the surrounding nature and enjoy marshmallows by the firepit.

One of England’s most beautiful counties, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Cambridgeshire has some of the best campsites for families.

What’s more, many are located near restaurants and pubs making it extremely convenient for you and your family to get a bite after a long day out in the sun.

Sure, throwing your own BBQ when you’re out camping is fun and all.

But, after pitching your tent and chasing your kids around the entire day, sometimes it’s easier to have someone else prepare your meal for you.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of campsites near the best family-friendly restaurants and pubs in Cambridgeshire. Keep reading to find out more!

The Orchard at Fen End Farm


Small, peaceful and eco-friendly, The Orchard at the Fen End Farm is located near Cambridge and equipped with basic amenities and accommodation options. You can either choose to pitch your own tent in the grass or pick out a glamping option. While pitching your own tent sounds rewarding, it doesn’t hurt to try spending the night in a yurt or tipi. Not to mention, their bell tents are fully furnished and decked out with everything one needs during a camping trip. During the day, take a long walk down to the Orchard or to the Wicken National Nature Reserve for some exercise. 


Spanning over 117 acres of farmland, The Orchard has more than enough space for everyone. For campers, there are four grass pitches available for you to pitch your tents. The Orchard also provides fire pits for anyone who is interested to roast some barbecue snacks and marshmallows in the evening. Unfortunately, do note that the premises do not permit dogs. For dining options, The Orchard is also situated near the Hop Bind pub that’s less than a five-minute drive away. There, guests will find wonderful local dishes that are bound to leave the whole family full and happy.

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Nene Outdoors Campsite 


For a truly remarkable experience in the great outdoors, the Nene Outdoors campsite offers pitch-only and bell tent options for their campers. Pitch your tent in the countryside and wake up to the view of the water in the morning. Not only is it near the city centre, but Nene Outdoors campsite also provides opportunities for many outdoor activities and adventures. There are also family-friendly restaurants and bars on-site. Not to forget, there’s also the local farm shop for some fresh ingredients. 


If the sound of water sports tickles your fancy, you may be happy to hear that all campers get to enjoy a 10% discount at the Nene Outdoors Watersports and Activity Centre.

So not only will you get to enjoy a relaxing getaway, but you can also fill up your time with some adventure and thrills with your family, making this the perfect bonding session.



For anyone who is looking for a family-friendly campsite, all of these locations promise a superb and unforgettable experience with their plethora of amenities and convenient restaurants. While camping may seem daunting at first, try easing into the experience with your loved ones, and you might just emerge from the trip as a camping lover. From pitching options to glamping pods, there are so many ways to enjoy a camping trip together with your family. 

Author: Amy

Hi, I am Amy I have two loves in my life camping and writing. When I am not writing for The Expert Camper, I am usually camping. Lake District is one of my favourite spots, but really anywhere in the UK under canvas I am happy.



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