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"Best family campsite we've been to!…"
Just returned from chilled out, blissful weekend at Thistledown, hardly saw the kids they were so busy adventuring and being explorers in the woods and on the tyre swings Fire was burning all day and late into the evening, toilets and showers kept immaculate at all times and an insane amount of space to be had. No "pitches" here, the space you have cannot be rivalled, that's probably one of the reasons it's just got the number 1 spot on Cool camping this year!! Can't wait to go back - hopefully for a week next time!Read moreLess
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"Thistledown is an eco camp site, with wild woodland trails,…"
Thistledown is an eco camp site, with wild woodland trails, campfire areas, sculptures dotted about and protected wildlife. There are three main camping areas - the top field allows cars and camper vans, with the bottom sites being car-free. Richard the owner is generally on hand with his little 4x4 mule to help carry the camping gear for a small charge, or there are huge plastic barrows if you fancy the walk.
As well as having the woods to explore, there's also plenty of room for ball games. You can hire bat detectors, and sometimes they will run a bird or bat walk for the guests. When we were there Richard swung by all of the campsites, piled all the kids into the mule, and drove them off up the hill to feed his rescued animals, which for the children in our party was the highlight of their stay. There's also rope swings and hidey places hidden in the woods for the kids to discover.
Wood is available to buy by the barrow-full and fire pits are all dug ready for use. They will also supply barbecues and if available, local meats, although the village of Nailsworth is just down the road, and it has a reputation for being a 'foodie heaven'.
We went twice last year and are currently planning our next visit, it's a truly blissful place.Read moreLess
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