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crookmum Mon 04-Jul-11 10:59:00

Hi, can anyone recommend a nice site in the South East please. We would like to be able to go into London to do a bit of sightseeing whilst we are down south, as well as visiting family who are in Surrey.
We like the quieter sort of sites, not really the ones with pubs/ take-aways etc on site.
Thank you smile

chimchar Mon 04-Jul-11 11:01:15

ooh. watching with interest!
i want to do a low cost weekend with dh and kids in london, just to do free stuff there...walk, sights, museums etc..

can't find a hotel with 5 to a room, so had ruled it out...hadn't thought about camping! [excited!]

Fimbo Mon 04-Jul-11 11:18:45

I stayed at Abbeywood last year with my friend and our children in her caravan. The campsite itself is fab. The wardens are friendly and helpful and everything is clean. The only downside is that the area it is in is quite rough, but it is close to the mainline train station.

Fimbo Mon 04-Jul-11 11:21:08

There is also Crystal Palace campsite.

crookmum Mon 04-Jul-11 13:20:53

Brilliant, thanks for those 2, I like the look of Abbeywood. Any other suggestions.. maybe out in the country a bit more but near a train line into London?

Fimbo Mon 04-Jul-11 13:48:58

Hurley stayed here about 18mths ago and going again at the end of September. It is about 5/10 mins from Henley which has a train station. We went into Kew from Windsor when we stayed there. There will be a train station at Maidenhead or Slough which are not too far either. Marlow is up the road but not sure if it has a train station or not.

Blu Mon 04-Jul-11 14:20:14

East Camp Site Search showing sites close to public transport

Lots of Kent / Sussex sites on this list would have good train links to London. Forgewood is a lovely site, camping in the woods, etc, and very close to a station.

Blu Mon 04-Jul-11 14:21:33

Don't kow what happened there - I didn't type 'East' but never mind - scroll down the search to the counties you might be interested in.

3rdnparty Mon 04-Jul-11 14:42:02

North of london in countryside but v short drive to Tring station is this, also allows fires..
www.townfarmcamping.co.uk/home

no pub on site but really nice one short walk away, good showers/toilets/washing up

no trampoline as per website as they are building a climbing frame thing which shoudl be finished in the next week or so..

RantyMcRantpants Mon 04-Jul-11 16:12:16

Another vote for Abbeywood from me. It is a fantastic site. My lot nicknamed it Happywood.

doozle Mon 04-Jul-11 16:38:17

Wowo is near Haywards Heath.

What about that one in Epping Forest? I'll have to go look up the name. I haven't been there but heard it's lovely and sounds like might even be close to the tube line.

doozle Mon 04-Jul-11 16:41:45

Debden House is the one in Epping.

doozle Mon 04-Jul-11 16:43:49

Also, how about Mellow Farm nr Farnham in Surrey?

bubbles1510 Mon 04-Jul-11 19:39:17

There is Triftwood at wrotham in kent, 45 mins ish into town xxx

Lovecat Mon 04-Jul-11 19:44:18

Debden House is a good 30 min walk from the tube station or else 20 mins walk/2 min bus ride.

But it is rather lovely and you can have campfires.

Fimbo Tue 05-Jul-11 11:27:47

For the all those recommended on here, do any have a no noise policy after a certain time? Thanks

RantyMcRantpants Tue 05-Jul-11 20:10:49

AbbeyWood does, it was so peaceful there.

Fimbo Wed 06-Jul-11 20:00:35

Sorry Ranty, I meant the other sites, have been to Abbeywood in a caravan and yes it was quiet.

blowninonabreeze Wed 06-Jul-11 22:06:14

No good for the OP as its north London, but thought I'd add it on for the others interested.

High Clere Farm. We stayed there last weekend for Take that at Wembley. Really easy transport links from a station about a mile up the road, direct train to Wembley (20 mins) or into central london (25 mins)

We're planning a return trip with the kids to sightsee in London

3rdnparty Thu 07-Jul-11 12:15:20

Town farm has a no noise after 11pm and even though there were a couple of large groups.. the farmer put them at the ends on the approx L shaped fields (if that makes sense) and we were not disturbed at all... he did a couple of drive throughs as well checking everyone ok....in a very friendly way

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