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Camp site recommendations for Devon, New Forest, Sussex areas please.

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mrsnewfie Tue 19-May-15 17:03:35


Just as the title says really.

Would love somewhere that is child and dog friendly. Not too commercial but with decent amenities.

We went to Green Hills last year which was lovely, safe and friendly. In contrast, we went to a huge site in Dawlish, Devon and it didn't feel as safe for the kids.

Looking for something like Green Hills I guess.


blueistheonlycolourwefeel Tue 19-May-15 17:14:05

I stayed at the caravan and camping club site at Verwood in the new forest.
About 20 mins from Bournemouth.
Really lovely site.

mrsnewfie Tue 19-May-15 17:35:37

Thank you. X

lavendersun Tue 19-May-15 17:47:34

We are going to Dogwood Cottage next week, near Rye. I can report back but we like quiet, child and dog friendly. Not too sure what you call decent amenities though, it doesn't have much in the way of facilities.

mrsnewfie Tue 19-May-15 18:31:27

Yes, please report back.

Amenities - for example a decent, clean shower and toilet block, a little shop, electric hook up, laundrette, play area and maybe a nice local pub...

lavendersun Tue 19-May-15 19:18:20

Mrs - we don't look for EHU or facilities really. A toilet and a shower - both of limited numbers, some decent walks and a pub (is a bonus).

Maybe I am not best placed to recommend for you as I am happiest in a field without anything else grin - hermit like almost.

mrsnewfie Tue 19-May-15 19:31:12

Lavender, that made me smile! I like a few more creatures comforts. You can take the girl out of the city but you can't completely take the city out of the girl and all that!

RandomHouseRules Wed 20-May-15 22:25:59

We've been to dogwood twice and really like it. Lavender I think it will suit your requirements!

lavendersun Thu 21-May-15 05:43:08

Thanks RandomHouse, we are really looking forward to it, it is 20 odd years since I have visited the area so it will all be new to me (which is good).

mrsnec Thu 21-May-15 05:52:36


I spent all of my childhood holidays at Sandy Balls. Google's actually the owner's name, anyway apparently it's still as good now as it was then.

TaffyandTeenyTaffy Thu 21-May-15 05:53:40

we are off to Castle Brake in Woodbury (devon between exeter and exmouth) next week, which may suit you. we stayed in another site nearby a year or 2 ago (but the name escapes me) which was nice too. will report back

Swimminggirl Thu 21-May-15 06:44:09

Norden farm by Corfe Castle. They have a small childrens playground, farm animals and we'll stocked shop. Short drive to some lovely beaches too!

mrsnewfie Thu 21-May-15 10:31:46

Wonderful suggestions folks! Will look them all up. Thanks!

TaffyandTeenyTaffy Thu 21-May-15 22:09:38

it was webbers park we stayed before. grin

KnappShappeyShipwright Fri 22-May-15 23:20:23

The Inside Park at Blandford Forum is lovely, set in woodland and easy access to anywhere in the area - we visited the New Forest, Bournemouth, Exeter and Stonehenge when we stayed there. Some of the pitches are on a bit of a slope, which is the only negative I could find (we were on the flat). The playground is locked up at 9pm which is a bonus!

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