Camping, glamping and caravanning in Oxfordshire is a wonderful experience. Close to the beautiful Cotswolds and not too far from London, it's a truly central location that affords you lots of great travel opportunities. We'd like to introduce you to two Best of British Holiday Parks in Oxfordshire, and some ideas of what you can do while visiting!
Swiss Farm Touring & Camping Park, Henley
Swiss Farm Touring and Camping has been owned and run by the Borlase family since 1946. As with all our 5 star holiday parks, they are family owned and run, and Swiss Farm is a perfect example of this. There's a real family feel with the owners ready to help and ensure you have the best holiday.
The landscaped park is perfectly placed for guests to visit London, Windsor and Oxford. It's also just a short walk from beautiful Henley on Thames, famous for the annual Royal Regatta. Accommodation so close to the regatta, held in June/July, is usually hard to find, so do book in early! You can explore the area or relax on site, enjoying the 5 star facilities, walk by the Thames or cycle in the Chiltern Hills.
If you've been considering glamping, Swiss Farm may well be the best place to try this. The 'Hexagonal' and 'Montana' cabins are picture perfect and well kitted out for your needs, they both include a toilet and shower, as well as kitchen facilities.
The team at Swiss Farm Touring and Camping are ready and waiting to welcome you!
Lincoln Farm Park, Witney
Recent winners of the Visit England 'ROSE' (Recognition of Service Excellence) award this month, Lincoln Farm Park provides 5 star service at their highly rated camping and caravan park in Witney. Also the AA South East Park of the Year in 2020, the team have a long history of winning awards for their service and facilities.
Situated in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, 9 miles west of Oxford and a similar distance from the Cotswolds, Lincoln Farm Park provides the perfect opportunity to explore lots of places of interest. Although, the park is so picturesque you won't want to leave!
There's an indoor leisure centre, modern toilet facilities, a children's play area and a dog exercise space. The 24 fully serviced pitches are provided with electric hook-up, fresh running water and grey water waste disposal. There are also 48 hard standing pitches, suitable for touring caravans, motorhome and tents.
What To Do And See In Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire is bordered by a variety of other counties, including Gloucestershire and Buckinghamshire. It is a county that provides plenty of opportunities to explore. There may not be a beach nearby, but the tourism opportunities are plentiful. Here are a few things we like to do when we visit Swiss Farm and Lincoln Farm Park...
1. The Cotswolds
You will be in reach of a variety of Cotswold villages. The region runs along a range of rolling hills that rise from the meadows of the upper Thames to the Severn Valley and Evesham Vale, so there is a vast expanse to explore. The landscape of stone built villages, towns and stately homes and gardens. You'll find the prettiest villages in Oxfordshire and neighbouring Gloucestershire.
2. Visit Oxford
Where do we start when suggesting you visit Oxford? We think the city's most obvious landmark is the University. For over 800 years, it's been home to royalty and scholars and the ancient University buildings and dotted around the city. This is the Bodleian Library, the main research library of the University of Oxford, and it is one of the oldest libraries in Europe. Named after its founder, Thomas Bodley, there are over 13 million printed items and this is the second largest library in Britain after the British Library.
3. Royal Regatta, Henley on Thames
We mentioned that Swiss Farm was just a walk away from Henley on Thames, and this is the sight that will await you. At Royal Regatta times (June/July), the River Thames will be teeming with boats of various sizes and styles. The Royal Regatta is the most prestigious in the world and is a highlight of the summer rowing calendar and social season in the country. Visited by more than 300,000 people each year, there are over 300 races across six days of elite sporting competition.
There are just a few ideas of what you can do while staying in Oxfordshire. We hope you enjoy your trip! Swiss Farm Touring and Camping and Lincoln Farm Park are ready and waiting to welcome you!