Elan Valley, mid-Wales (Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34460058%40N08/4127891540)

Elan Valley, mid-Wales

Though they're limited in number, Cardiff campsites offer a cheaper opportunity to get away from work and responsibility, and to get back to the great outdoors. They're not situated right in the city centre, but their location close to the Welsh capital makes them an excellent choice if you're likely to get bored in the middle of a field.

Pack your tent or hook up the caravam, and visit a Cardiff touring camp site to enjoy a little peace and quiet. Facilities available on most sites include shower rooms, electric hook-ups, laundry and dishwashing facilities, and some offer the chance to hire a bike to explore the surroundings.

As well as being great if you need cheap accommodation, or last-minute accommodation likely to have availability, camp sites are a great choice for a cheap family holiday in Wales. Other options aren't convenient, or cost much more, but at a camp site you can relax knowing the children are within easy reach of activities to keep them occupied. Don't forget to visit Techniquest, the UK's longest established science centre with educational hands-on activities and interactive exhibits for all ages. To enjoy Techniquest and all the other attractions Cardiff has to offer whilst staying in a peaceful, back-to-basics environment, book Cardiff campsite accommodation today.