If you are planning a trip to the Bournemouth Air Festival this year and are looking for affordable accommodation, then look no further.

If you are happy spending a night under canvas, camping is pretty much the most cost-effective option - it also makes for a fun family break too.

Combined with the thrills and spills of the air show, which not only offers entertainment from the skies, but on the land and sea too, and it's the recipe for a staycation you'll never forget.

READ MORE: When is the Bournemouth air show 2022 plus all you need to know about the event

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Top 5 campsites near Bournemouth

To find out where offers the best service and facilities to pitch up to, we’ve turned to the people who’ve actually been.

These are the top 5 campsites near Bournemouth, according to Google reviews…

Parley Court Camping

Address: Parley Court Farm, Christchurch BH23 6BB

Google star rating: 4.9/5

What customers are saying: "Adrian, who runs the site is fantastic. Very easy going and relaxed and made the stay so amazing! Great accommodation situated closely between two lovely beaches, one only 6 miles away!

"There's a bar, store and dining area available near the golf club which is a 2-minute walking distance from the tent pitches, large car park and beautiful surroundings!

"The sunrises and sunsets are absolutely to die for!

"Facilities such as toilets, showers and a food preparation area are less than 50 meters from the pitch up!"

Parley Glade

Address: 54 Church Lane, West Parley, Ferndown BH22 8TS

Google star rating: 4.6/5

What customers are saying: "We had a lovely time camping here loads of space for the children to play and the owners very friendly and made us feel welcome.

"Also, alpacas, chickens and horses around the corner and not far from a river, will defiantly come again."

Bournemouth Echo: Spend a night under canvas on your visit to the Bournemouth Air Festival. Picture: CanvaSpend a night under canvas on your visit to the Bournemouth Air Festival. Picture: Canva

South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park

Address: Dorchester Road, Lytchett Minster, Poole BH16 6JB

Google star rating: 4.7/5

What customers are saying: "What a campsite! The facilities are 10/10. The site is excellently maintained, the staff are non-stop, the shop is well stocked, and the cafe is a great addition.

"There is a variety of takeaway food carts that visit which make mealtimes a bit easier.

"The pitches are good sizes, easily accommodating our 6xl tent.

"The addition of a children's play area was the icing on the cake! Can't wait to visit again."

Sionna Camping

Address: Summers Lane, Burton, Christchurch BH23 7JB

Google star rating: 4.7/5

What customers are saying: "My son and I didn't want to leave this campsite! The friendliest hosts I've ever encountered; they've gone to a great deal of trouble to make this site welcoming, cosy, and clean, with lovely extras such as benches scattered around the site enclosed within fly-netted tents, a beer shack, fairy lights etc.

"We opted for a pre-erected tent which was spacious, warm and comfortable, with solar lights strung around the openings. An absolute gem."

Back of Beyond Touring Camping & Glamping Park

Address: 234A Ringwood Road, East Moors Road, Saint Leonards, Ringwood BH24 2SB

Google star rating: 4.7/5

What customers are saying: "We booked for 5 days and enjoyed this camping site so much that we extended our stay for another 3 days. The pitches are huge compared to some other camps. The toilets and showers are spotlessly clean so thank you to the cleaners for your hard work.

"The open-air bar is a fantastic place to meet like-minded people. They are open from approx 4 - 8 pm which is enough to meet people, have a couple of beers and unwind. The early closing stops the drunken and loud walk back to tents and motorhomes that we have experienced from other campers on other sites.

"We met so many wonderful people and our two dogs love the massive dog walking area. The staff everywhere were brilliant. We will be regular visitors to this camp. Highly recommended."

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