Experience camping in Devon the right way!

Camping in Devon at our Diggerland Campsite


Who knows when we may next be able to fly to a warm country abroad, let’s make the most of the UK countryside and experience the exclusive campsite in Devon, with Diggerland on the doorstop!

Whether you’re a keen camper that enjoys nature and glorious views, or you’re a newbie, we’ve put together a guide for the ‘Do’s and Don’ts of camping.



Book in advance

Most campsites fill up pretty quick. Now we have to contend with a pandemic, it’s unlikely that people will not be going on their summer holidays. The majority of families will opt for a UK holiday instead. Most campsites would normally advise visitors to book at least 6 – 12 months in advance to avoid disappointment.

Familiarise yourself with the toilets

Other than your tent or your camper van, this is the most important place you need to identify. Everyone is going to need the toilet at one point or another, so save yourself the awkward trip of getting lost, and ensure you know where it is before you get desperate. We highly recommend this especially if you are camping with children!

Get creative with your meals

Camping doesn’t have to mean bog standard packet meals, we aren’t asking you to become Gordon Ramsey but I’m sure the whole family would appreciate well thought out meals. On the other hand, if you’re pushing the boat out and camping in the first place and want to have some normality, make sure you plan which local restaurants you want to dine in before you visit.

Pack technology as an emergency

Everyone knows that at least one communication device is needed for emergencies, but don’t let today’s technology ruin your tranquil moments of camping in Devon. This is the one time you get to have brilliant family days out to make memories, and you want your children to enjoy every moment, and not be watching the latest series on Netflix from their phones. However, we will make one exception… You will need a phone to take tons of amazing family photos when you visit Diggerland!

Any Diggerland campsite customers will also receive 20% off Diggerland tickets!

Check out your surroundings

If you’re camping in Devon for the first time, or you’re familiar with the area, it’s always great to know of any local attractions, places to eat, and things to do in Devon. After all, you will have planned your needed trip that far in advance that you can’t help but plan the rest of your trip.

Diggerland should already be at the top of your list to visit, but we would also highly recommend checking out Digger Lakes – the perfect place for any avid anglers.


Over pack

Believe us when we say you don’t want to over pack, especially if you’re going camping in Devon. Ensure that only the essentials are packed by your family, so you’re not worrying about a lack of space or lost items. We would recommend taking a change of clothes for all weathers, as you can never be too organised, as well as a spare pair of clothes in case the British weather lives up to its name.  We don’t think a Nintendo Switch or a full length ball gown count as essentials, so unfortunately they will have to stay home…

Don’t forget your camping essentials

When we say camping essentials, it would normally include:

  • Tent
  • Food
  • Clothing (sensible choices to cover all weathers)
  • Communication device, for example a mobile phone
  • A map of the local area
  • Torches

I’m sure if you were to forget a couple of bits, local shops will stock everything you need.

Don’t annoy other campers

Although you have your own space, please bear in mind that there will be other people around the campsite in Devon so you will need to be mindful of your noise levels and the time of day it is. All campsite rules can be found here. Make sure you have a read through before you visit us.

Whether you’re looking to take a drive to us or you’re local and looking for camping in Devon, we will be sure to have an option to suit everyone.

We will accept families that turn up and pay on the day, however you save 50% on your booking if you pay online in advance.