There are caravan parks in York to suit travellers of all ages and preferences.
York has both urban and rural sites, quiet adult only sites and large sites offering facilities for families with children.
York is a small historic city encapsulated within a circular ring road and, as a result, the majority of caravan parks in York are located outside the ring road in more rural, spacious locations.
All the caravan parks featured here offer a friendly welcome, excellent facilities and regular, easy transport links to York city centre.
The prices listed are current 2020 prices.
Caravan Parks in York
York Rowntree Caravan Club – in York city centre
This urban site is the closest caravan park to York city centre. It is situated on the banks of the River Ouse just outside the city’s medieval walls.
York city centre is ten minutes on foot along a paved riverbank footpath so visitors do not need to drive or catch public transport to the city centre.
The park offers attractive level pitches, accessible wash facilities and free to use BBQ areas. There is easy pedestrian access to the shops and excellent cafes of Bishopthorpe Road (Bishy Road to locals).
The York Rowntree site is predominantly for caravans and motor homes but it offers several tent pitches for backpackers and cyclists (£12.80 in peak season).
This caravan park is an ideal choice if you are visiting York with kids as it is adjacent to Rowntrees Park, a free to enter park with a lake, adventure playground, reading room, cafe, tennis court and skate park.
Cost – A hard standing pitch with awning costs £39.40 per night for two adults.
Manor Farm Caravan Park – 1 1/2 miles to York
This is an adults only caravan park – children under 16 are not allowed as the caravan park is part of a working farm.
Manor Farm is a small 1 1/2 acre park with 20 hard standing pitches offering electric hook up and heated wash facilities. There is also a self catering holiday cottage on site.
This York caravan park is ideally suited for visitors to York racecourse.
York Caravan Park – 2 miles to York
This large park is the only five star caravan park in York and lies inside the York Ring Road near York 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 strong WiFi.
There is not a shop on site but local supermarkets and takeaways will deliver food and shopping direct to your pitch. There is a pub 15 minutes walk away.
Cost – Peak season pitches cost £32 per couple per night.
Getting to York – York is 10 minutes by bus and a half hourly service stops just outside the caravan park.
Cherry Tree Cottage Caravan Park – 3 miles to York
This immaculate, family owned caravan park in north west York lies on the edge of the village of Poppleton.
The small, friendly site offers pitches for self contained caravans and motor homes only. Fresh eggs available from the resident ducks and chickens.
It is a short walk from the caravan park to Poppleton’s excellent village pubs, all of which have a beer garden. (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 real ale)!
Cherry Tree Cottage is just outside the York Ring Road and is ideally located for easy access to the A59 for Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales, the A19 to Thirsk and the A64 to The Yorkshire Moors and coast.
Poppleton also has a tiny train station with routes to Harrogate, Leeds and York.
Cost – Prices are a very competitive £18.50 for a pitch with electric for two adults AND two children. The price per night reduces the longer you stay at Cherry Tree Cottage.
Getting to York – There is a bus stop opposite the caravan park for the half hourly Number 10 bus into York city centre.
Alternatively, there are two Park and Ride facilities a two minute drive away at Poppleton Bar or Rawcliffe Bar. Both bus routes operate every ten minutes with a journey time to York of 10 -15 minutes.
You can also walk or cycle into York from Cherry Tree Cottage on an off road footpath that runs alongside the River Ouse. This idyllic tree lined route takes around 50 minutes to walk.
Nurseries Caravan Park – 3 miles to York
This beautifully landscaped caravan park in York is located in the village of Askham Bryan on the western edge of the city.
The attractive site is set in 7 acres of wooded grounds, a short one mile walk from a village pub.
The dog friendly park has excellent wash facilities with free showers, a small shop, games field and adventure playground. The park also provides a useful washing machine and tumble dryer.
Cost – Touring pitches with electric cost £23 for two adults in peak season.
Getting to York – Avoid driving into York (and York’s car parking prices) by driving 1 1/2 miles to Poppleton Park and Ride service.
Direct buses to York leave every ten minutes and up to three children are free with each paying adult.
Naburn Lock Caravan Park – 4 miles to York
Naburn Lock is ideal for caravanners who bring their bikes as the park is close to the River Ouse cycle paths and the Sustrans 65 cycle route.
The large, 30 acre site provides pitches for caravans and tents and offers an 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.
Cost – A hard standing pitch costs £28 for two adults per night.
Getting to York – There is a regular bus service to York city centre that stops right outside the caravan park.
Alternatively, during the summer months catch a river boat service directly into the city centre; a scenic trip and a great way to arrive into the historic city!
For cyclists, it is four mile into York along a car free path.
Wagtail Caravan Park – 4 miles to York
Wagtail Caravan Park is a large, 10 acre landscaped park in Huntington, in the north east of the city. The park is outside the York Ring Road.
The caravan park has a large lake popular for fishing and visitors to the park can purchase as fishing permit for £5 per person per day.
Cost – A peak season pitch with electric costs £28 for two adults. Camping pods are available for £45 per night.
Getting to York – It is a ten minute drive to York city centre but avoid city centre driving and high car park charges by using which the Monks Cross Park and Ride service which is located near Wagtail.
Ashfield Touring Caravan Park – 4.5 miles to York
This rural, wooded park is located to the east of York near the village of Dunnington.
The park provides level, spacious pitches, excellent wash facilities, a licensed shop, free WiFi and gas refills. There is also a children’s playground on site. Additional shops and pubs are a short walk away in Dunnington village.
Ashfield Touring Park makes a great base for exploring the Yorkshire Moors and the North Yorkshire coast.
Cost – This site is competitively priced at £21 per night for two adults in peak season.
Getting to York – Frequent buses to York stop near to the park entrance. Plus, Ashfield Touring Caravan Park is only 1.5 miles from a Park and Ride base which operates regular buses into York city centre.
Beechwood Grange Caravan Park – 5 miles
Beechwood is one of the biggest caravan parks in York and is located to the north east of the city on the outer edge of the Ring Road.
The Caravan Club site is an extensive park offering 108 pitches hard standing and grass pitches. It is a popular site with families due to the on site playground and play area.
Cost – A standard pitch with awning is £33.90 for two adults with children an extra 3.50 each. Tents are £11 per night.
Getting to York – Drive time to York is approximately 10 minutes or use the Monks Cross Park and Ride bus service (1 mile away) into York city centre.
Alternatively, Beechwood Grange Caravan Park has links with a local taxi firm which offers reduced fares to York for Beechwood campers.
York Meadows Caravan Park – 9 miles to York
This huge caravan park in York is located in Sheriff Hutton.
The park has 60 flat, grass caravan pitches. Tents are also allowed on site.
There are free, accessible showers with underfloor heating, a launderette and a useful shop.
Another bonus is local takeaway outlets will deliver to your pitch or there are two pubs within walking distance.
Cost – £26.50 for two adults. Children aged 5-14 are an extra £2.50, extra adults or over 15’s are £3.50.
Getting to York – Drive to the Monks Cross Park and Ride to catch a regular, direct bus to York. Buses run every ten minutes. Check here for Park and Ride timetables.
Tollerton Caravan Park – 10 miles to York
This small, green site offers 25 grass and hard standing pitches. Tents are also allowed on site. The park also offers caravans for hire.
There is a playing field and playground for kids, washing facilities and laundry on site as well as a small fishing lake.
Tollerton Caravan Park has handily located pub at the entrance to the park.
Cost – A peak season camping pitch costs £28 which is fully inclusive of children, pets and awnings.
Getting to York – York city centre is 15 minutes by car or use the Park and Ride service at Rawcliffe Bar. Up to three children under 16 travel for free with each paying adult on a Park and Ride bus.
Allerthorpe Lakeland Park – 14 miles to York
This caravan park is attached to a popular 53 acre water sports park.
The water park offers a range of water sports such as kayaking and stand up paddle boarding as well as open water swimming in the park’s lake and a large, aquatic inflatable obstacle course. Visitors to the caravan park have free access to the water park though individual aquatic activities will cost extra.
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, a cafe on site and there are several pubs a short drive away.
Allerthorpe Lakeland Park is a good base if you wish to explore the Yorkshire Wolds to the east of York.
Cost – A hard standing pitch is £27 per night for two adults in peak season.
Getting to York – Due to the distance, driving to York is your best option. Driving will take approximately 25 minutes but this is very dependent on traffic!
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