We're based in Devon and we've just decided to go away for the weekend for DH's birthday. Unsurprisingly, a couple of our normal places are booked but I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations in Devon (or Cornwall)? We're not too fussed about where we go although we do have 2 toddlers so need somewhere reasonably family friendly.
Woodlands Leisure Park in Blackawton near Totnes is brilliant. Camping includes entry to the park, the amenities are all well kept and clean. We have taken our 3 DS there about 6 times now and 2 yrs ago went as a group of 19 (8 adults and 11 children). They have an onsite shop for essentials and the beach we always go to nearby is gorgeous (Bigbury on Sea - Burgh Island)
Thanks for those, we'll definitely check them out another time We went to the Old Rectory, Tavistock in the end which was lovely. Very quiet and peaceful site, lovely clean facilities, very friendly guy who met us and showed us our pitch. DD loved the chickens wandering around and the pigs.
If you want a real back to nature experience next time hole station camp site near okehampton is lovely. You are right in the middle of the woods (you do have to carry your stuff to your pitch) and can have a campfire, my four year old wasn't quiet enough for the deer to come too close but we did see plenty. They only have a few emergency bits at the reception (an old train station which my son loved) but enough to get some breakfast and lovely fresh eggs from their chickens! Dry toilet and wet toilet added to the away from it feeling and for those that dont want to take everything with them they have some permanent tee-pees set up with kitchen area and everything you need which we may try next time we visit! If you can live without the home comforts its definately worth a visit.
Oooh if you're building up a directory then add South Penquite Farm on Bodmin moor to it. We had a fantastic week there. Nothing to do on the site except enjoy the quiet, chase the ducks, hens, geese, chickens, turkeys... or stop DD chasing them. There's a small play room which we escaped to in the early morning, I curled up on the sofa with my blanket, DD played, and DH slept a bit longer then got breakfast on. They also have a small play area, but DD was too busy with the ducks hens etc to even notice it. Facilities are lovely and clean and showers easily big enough for washing and drying toddlers. I wish we had it on our doorstep.
I'm Very envious. I'm desperately looking for an equivalent up north or north Wales. I'm very pregnant at the minute so it'll be 2 or 3 years before we can get back there... but we will be back! Camping with a baby I don't mind... so long as we're only a couple of hours away.
Oh for a teleporter that would save me the 8 hour drive.