Sheep farm with petting zoo has been named the UK’s best campsite for families

A Welsh campsite has been named the best site for families in the UK.

On the edge of Eryri National Park (formerly known as Snowdonia) Tyn-yr-Onnen Farm and Campsite in Waunfawr, Gwynedd, snagged the top spot in’s camping and clamping awards.

The campsite took home an almost perfect score of 4.86 out of five on the site, reports NorthWalesLive.

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As a camping hotspot, it seems visitors enjoy the panoramic views and close vicinity of the sheep farm’s fluffy residents.

There are "spacious pitches and cosy pods" to choose from at the site which sits at the foot of the Moel Ellio Mountain.

There are modern toilet blocks with free hot showers, baby changing facilities, disabled shower room, a utility room and a play park.

Plus BBQs and camp fires are allowed.

There are hundreds of acres of heathland surrounding the site which you can hike – and you’ll meet many animals including sheep, donkeys, lamas, pigs, ponies, chickens, ducks and turkeys.

In springtime, newborn lambs will have you falling in love with the area.

Plus, you can even walk to the summit of Yr Wyddfa (formerly Snowdon).

Eryri is one of the world’s few Dark Sky Reserves meaning stargazing is particularly beautiful in the area too.

Plenty of other camping, clamping, parks and holiday spots won prizes in the awards ceremony.

UK-wide awards

Best family campsite in UK:

  • Winner: Tyn-yr-Onnen Farm and Campsite, Gwynedd
  • Runner up: Little Trevothan Camping and Caravan Park, Cornwall
  • Runner up: Elm Cottage Touring Park, Cheshire

The great outdoors award:

  • Winner: Tyn-yr-Onnen Farm and Campsite, Gwynedd
  • Runner up: Beech Estate Campsite, East Sussex
  • Runner up: Nantcol Waterfalls, Gwynedd

Best small campsite in UK:

  • Winner: Cannamore Camping, Devon
  • Runner up: Wild Meadow Camping, Ceredigion
  • Runner up: The Hen's Dens at Orchard Organic Farm, Devon

Most unique site in UK:

  • Winner: Wildflower Wood at Beersheba Farm, Cornwall
  • Runner up: The Hen's Dens at Orchard Organic Farm, Devon
  • Runner up: Living Room Treehouses, Powys

Best newcomer in UK:

  • Winner: Pococksgate Farm, Kent
  • Runner up: Meadow Springs Country and Leisure Park, Powys
  • Runner up: Glamping at Greendale, Lancashire

Best site in UK for dark skies:

  • Winner: Bwch yn Uchaf, Gwynedd
  • Runner up: Walkmill Campsite, Northumberland
  • Runner up: Langley Dam Glamping, Northumberland

Top campfire spot in UK:

  • Winner: The Orchard at Fen End Farm, Cambridgeshire
  • Runner up: Brynhaul Camping and Shepherds Huts, Pembrokeshire
  • Runner up: Brick Kiln Farm Campsite, Suffolk

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