There are so many fantastic caravan parks in York that lucky visitors are spoilt for choice!
York is a compact city, small by other U.K city standards, and encapsulated within a circular ring road, the A 1237.
As a result, visitors to the city are often surprised how much open space York residents have and how easily our green areas can be accessed from York city centre.
The abundance of space means the city can offer several, first class caravan parks.
The caravan parks in York range from city centre sites to small village locations but they all offer a friendly welcome and excellent facilities.
The parks on our list have been chosen for their location and access to York city centre, their facilities and for their excellent reviews.
The Best Caravan Parks in York
1. York Rowntree Caravan Club
The city centre is just ten minutes on foot along the riverbank footpath; you do not need to drive or catch a bus to the city.
The quiet park offers attractive, level pitches and easy access to the shops and excellent cafes of Bishopthorpe Road (Bishy Road to locals).
Rowntree Caravan Club site is predominantly for caravans and motor homes with a hard standing pitch with awning costing £39.40 per night for two adults.
The site also offers several tent pitches for backpackers and cyclists which cost £12.80 in peak season, plus the site offers accessible wash facilities and BBQ areas.
Adjacent to the caravan park is Rowntrees Park, a lovely, free to enter park with a lake, adventure playground, reading room and cafe, tennis court and skate park. An ideal attraction if you are visiting York with kids.
Rowntree Caravan Club is by far the easiest caravan park in York for exploring all the city has to offer but due to it’s proximity to the River Ouse, it has been known to flood.
2. Nurseries Caravan Park
This beautiful caravan park in York is located in Askham Bryan on the western edge of the city, just 3 miles from the city centre.
The attractive site is set in 7 acres of landscaped grounds a short a one mile walk from the village of Askham Bryan. Avoid city centre parking fees by utilising the Park and Ride scheme in nearby Poppleton, 1 1/2 miles from Nurseries.
Touring pitches cost £23 with electric for two adults in peak season. The dog friendly park also offers idyllic camping pods available for two-four people from £45 per night. In addition to the usual wash facilities there is a small shop on site.
Lying just a short distance from the A 64 and the A 1237 York Ring Road, Nurseries Caravan Park is ideally placed for trips to Leeds, Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales.
3. Cherry Tree Cottage Caravan Park
This immaculate, family owned caravan park in York is in the north west village of Poppleton, 3 miles from the city centre.
It is a short walk from the caravan park to excellent village pubs (The White Horse serves some of the best pub food in York, The Lord Nelson pours a perfect pint and The Lord Collingwood is known for its excellent ale)!
There is a bus stop opposite the caravan park for a half hourly bus into York city centre. Alternatively, there is a Park and Ride facility a two minute drive away. Both bus rides take around 10 minutes.
You can also walk or cycle into York from Cherry Tree Cottage on an off road footpath that runs alongside the River Ouse. The idyllic tree lined route takes around 50 minutes to walk.
The friendly site offers pitches for self contained caravans and motor homes only with fresh eggs available from the on site ducks and chickens.
Prices are a very competitive £18.50 for a pitch with electric for two adults and two children. In addition, the longer you stay, the cheaper your pitch fees.
The caravan park is just outside the York Ring Road and has easy access to the A 59 to Harrogate as well as the A 19 to Thirsk.
It is an ideal base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and the towns and villages along the A 19 corridor.
4. Naburn Lock Caravan Park
Naburn Lock is ideal for cyclists as it is close to the River Ouse paths and the Sustrans 65 cycle route.
The 30 acre site provides pitches for caravans and tents with an additional adults only section. The clean, dog friendly site operates a small, well stocked shop and there is a great pub a 10 minute walk away.
A hard standing pitch costs £28 per couple per night.
Naburn Lock Caravan Park is 4 miles into the centre of York and a regular bus service stops right outside the site.
Alternatively, during the summer months catch a river boat service into the city centre.
5. Ashfield Touring Caravan Park
This gorgeous, wooded park is located to the east of York near the pretty village of Dunnington.
It is only 8 miles from York city centre and makes a great base for exploring the Yorkshire Moors and the North Yorks coast.
Frequent buses to York stop nearby and Ashfield Touring Caravan Park is only 1.5 miles from a Park and Ride base which operates buses into York every ten minutes.
The rural park provides spacious pitches, excellent wash facilities, a licensed shop, free WiFi, gas refills and a children’s playground and additional shops and pubs are a short walk away in Dunnington.
This site, undoubtedly one of the prettiest caravan parks in York offers very competitive prices with just £21 per night in peak season.
6. York Caravan Park
This large site is the only five star caravan park in York and lies inside the York Ring Road just two miles from the city centre.
It is an adults only caravan park and offers 55 caravan and tent pitches.
The spacious, dog friendly site offers clean wash facilities and great WiFi.
There is no shop on site but local supermarkets and takeaways will deliver food right to your pitch as well as a pub a 15 minute walk away.
York is 10 minutes by bus and a half hourly service stops just outside the caravan park.
Peak season pitches cost £32 per couple per night.
7. Wagtail Caravan Park
Wagtail Caravan Park is a 10 acre landscaped park just outside the York Ring Road in Huntington, in the north east of the city.
It is a ten minute drive to York city centre which can be avoided by using the nearby Monks Cross Park and Ride service.
The caravan park has a large lake popular for fishing; visitors can fish in the lake for £5 per person per day.
A peak season caravan or tent pitch with electric costs £28 for two adults. The park also offers cute camping pods for £45 per night.
8. Allerthorpe Lakeland Park
Allerthorpe Lakeland Park is a popular 53 acre water sports park with an attached caravan park.
The water park section offers a range of water sports as well as open water swimming and a large inflatable obstacle course.
The caravan park provides touring pitches as well as long term static caravan pitches. There is a separate area for tents.
There are good wash facilities and a cafe on site with several pubs a short drive away.
Visitors to this York caravan park have free access to the water park though activities such as stand up paddle boarding and kayaking will cost extra.
In peak season, a hard standing pitch is £27 per night. Camping for 2 adults and 2 children costs £30 per night.
Allerthorpe Lakeland Park is a good base if you wish to explore the Yorkshire Wolds to the east of York.
9. Manor Farm Caravan Park
This adults only caravan park in York is just 1 1/2 miles from the city centre. Children under 16 are not allowed as the caravan park is part of a working farm.
It is a small park with 20 hard standing pitches offering electric hook up and heated wash facilities.
This York caravan park is ideally suited for visitors to York racecourse.
10. Beechwood Grange Caravan Park
One of the biggest caravan parks in York, Beechwood Grange Caravan Club site is an extensive, 108 pitch site offering both hard standing and grass pitches.
A standard pitch with awning is £33.90 for two adults with children an extra 3.50 each. Tents are £11 per night.
The facilities are clean and of an excellent standard and there is a playground and play area on site.
The clean, spacious caravan park is located on in the north east of York on the outer edge of the Ring Road and this close proximity does create traffic noise.
Visitors can use the Monks Cross Park and Ride bus service into York city centre (1 mile away) or the caravan park has links with a local taxi firm who offer reduced fares to campers.