Briarfields Touring Park

From £30 For 1 night, 2 adults 9.6 407 reviews
Fully serviced hard standing touring pitches inclusive of electric (added by manager 26 Jan 2024)
Hardstanding pitches with electric (added by manager 30 mar 2023)
Local wildlife (added by manager 12 jun 2023)
We have 3 cosy glamping pods (added by manager 04 jan 2022)

  • Adults-only park a couple of minutes' drive from the M5
  • Use as an overnight stopover or as a base for Cheltenham or Gloucester
  • Landscaped with mature shrubs, hedges and trees
Apart from a possible pitch on a tower block in the middle of a city, Briarfields Touring Park might be the most ‘leave your car at home’ site we’ve seen yet. Ditch the diesel guzzler or leave the motorhome on site and hitch a ride on one of the regular buses that pass right outside, leading to days’ worth of days out at Cheltenham (two miles away), Gloucester (six miles), Oxford, the Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds. And if you’re getting around under your own steam, the friendly family team at Briarfields can pick you up from local public transport when you arrive. Even on your own feet you’ll reach most of what you need quickly from the park: a pub and a newsagent are within a few minutes’ walk; an Indian restaurant, KFC and supermarket less than 15 minutes – and a caravan sales and spares dealership is a mile and a half away, just in case. Although Briarfields is only a couple of minutes from the M5 (it’s often used by guests on their way north or south as an overnight stopover), it’s been rather cleverly designed so you can think you’re slap bang in the middle of the countryside: the landscaped and the accommodation areas are edged throughout with mature shrubs, hedges and trees. Amenities are equally well looked after: the centrally placed amenities block is cleaned twice a day and has free hot showers for ladies, gents and disabled guests. Swing into reception when you arrive at Briarfields for reams of info, leaflets and maps on the many (many) things to do a bus ride away: buses run every ten minutes during the day and every 20 minutes in the evening to both Cheltenham and Gloucester, and another service to Oxford will give explorers about six hours in the city before heading back to Cheltenham. Briarfields is open all year round and is dog-friendly.

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 72
Motorhome pitches 72
Tent pitches 6
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 3
Open all year
Please note
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
  • Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.
  • Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Reception is unmanned after 5:30 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.
  • Units longer than 8 metres are not allowed.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • Fires, barbecues and/or firepits will not be permitted in dry, windy and/or hot weather conditions.

Languages spoken

English

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA 4 pennants

Pitch types & availability

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would recommend this site to a friend

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Great friendly, clean site. Lovely pitches. Close to busy roads.

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Very friendly staff. Immaculate site. Lovely willow sculptures. Security barriers in and out. Great drainage as we’ve had an exceptionally wet winter but the pitches had drained well with no puddles let alone any flooding. Easy access from motorway.

Disliked: Unfortunately although a plus being close to main roads for ease of towing and getting back on with your journey, the traffic noise went on all night. This obviously isn’t something the site has control over. I would certainly stay again but I’d take ear plugs.

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From the manager: We really appreciate your feedback, comments and photo's - thank you very much. Best Wishes, The Briarfields Team

Exceptionally clean, first class showers and toilets

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Andrew F. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Fantastic all round great camp site . Our second visit in a year.

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From the manager: Yah Andrew - we were delighted to welcome you back a second time this year :) Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback and comments :) Best Wishes, The Briarfields Team

Wonderful site, great friendly staff.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Darren I. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Owner are wonderful, extremely helpful, they lent us a hook up lead when we forgot ours. The site is lovely, exceptionally clean shower rooms and toilets. Lovely manicured pitches. Bus stop outside to get you straight into Cheltenham, would 100% recommend anyone to go to Briafieilds Motorhome park.

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From the manager: Darren we are so grateful for your super duper comments and feedback. Really pleased you had a good time and enjoyed your stay with us. See you again soon. Best Wishes, The Briarfields Team

We'll be back .

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Tony S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Fantastic friendly site, well maintained, clean shower block, very convenient location for Gloucester and Cheltenham, with regular buses (stops just outside the site). Very impressed with the details taken, for instance decorative animal wood sculptures that just made the site look delightful....and the WiFi worked brilliantly....Well done to all concerned with this site.

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From the manager: Huge thank you Tony for your fabulous comments; we are all delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcome you back another time. Best Wishes, The Briarfields Team

So handy for Cheltenham and Gloucester and so clean and friendly.

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Pat S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Sheltered location Bus stop outside Hot, clean showers Two chemical toilet disposal points Friendly welcome. Although you are in a built up area it felt like a little oasis.

Disliked: Nothing

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From the manager: Aww lush feedback Pat - thank you so so much for taking the time to let us know your thoughts; it's very much appreciated and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Wishes, The Briarfields Team

Excellent site with clean facilities.

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Good sized hard standing plot with EHU. Nice clean facilities and a very pleasant booking in experience. Really close to town and all its amenities.

Disliked: Despite advertising WiFi on site, it was too weak to get on and maintain. 4g also poor in the locality.

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From the manager: Many thanks for your 10 star rating and kind comments. I'm so sorry to read that our WiFi was weak.....it's usually brilliant as you can see from our previous reviews - I will look into this today and ensure its all up and running again. Best Wishes, The Briarfields Team

Excellent site in great location

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Steven T. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Site layout, cleanliness of all facilities, helpful and friendly staff

Disliked: Nothing

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From the manager: Huge thank you Steven for your brilliant comments and feedback. Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Wishes, The Briarfields Team

Proximity to Cheltenham and Gloucester. Warm welcome on arrival. Friendly staff. Large…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Lynda R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Proximity to Cheltenham and Gloucester. Warm welcome on arrival. Friendly staff. Large pitches. Well maintained site. Excellent facilities where attention was paid to the smallest details. Plenty of hooks in showers , basket for toiletries, music playing in toilets, etc

Disliked: Road noise, but we knew that would be an issue being so close to motorway.

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From the manager: Thank you so much for your lovely comments and feedback Lynda :) We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and hope we'll be able to welcome you back again soon. Best Wishes, The Briarfields Team

Very warm welcome, quickly booked in. Liked the number plate recognition,…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Very warm welcome, quickly booked in. Liked the number plate recognition, which meant security without the need of a barrier key. Pitches level and well maintained site. Toilet facilities clean and fresh.

Disliked: The site is located off a main road, so there is traffic noise, but you do benefit from a great bus service and easy accessibility. Not so much a dislike, but just be aware.

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From the manager: The team are delighted with your wonderful comments and feedback. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best Wishes, The Briarfields Team

Excellent site, shame about traffic noise

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Steve W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Very tidy and clean site, excellent shower block and well laid out pitches

Disliked: Quite close to busy dual carriageway & M5 which generated a lot of traffic noise.

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From the manager: Steve, such lovely comments - thank you very much :) Best Wishes, The Briarfields Team


Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Leave the car at home

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal freezer

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

Briarfields Touring Park

Gloucester Road

Cheltenham

Gloucestershire

England

GL51 0SS

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

51.8949°N
-2.13302°W

Nearest transport

Coach
2.4 mi Royal Well Bus Station
3.6 mi Garden Road
3.6 mi Garden Road
Rail
1.4 mi Cheltenham Spa Rail Station
4.9 mi Gloucester Rail Station
7.3 mi Ashchurch for Tewkesbury Rail Station
Ferry
19 mi Sharpness Old Docks
20.5 mi Lydney Harbour
Airport
1.1 mi Gloucestershire Airport

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Well. Where do we start? At least a day in Cheltenham first, we think – more if you’re coming to have a flutter at the racecourse just four miles away or jazzing it up at one of the many festivals. Catch the bus early to take in as much as poss: a morning coveting the art, furniture, crafts and jewellery at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, many created by Cotswold craftspeople inspired by William Morris, should build up an appetite for lunch and an afternoon of shopping around The Brewery, Bath Road and in the well-lined High Street. Harry Potter fans and the history-inclined will likely want an hour or two at medieval Gloucester Cathedral, used in the first and second films (see if you recognise the Cloisters). Away from Hogwarts, the cathedral has an award-winning exhibition centre, exhibitions and guided tours, and regular events and concerts including The Three Choirs Festival, one of the oldest classical choral music festivals in the world. The Gloucester Docks and award-winning Waterways Museum is also a good afternoon out for heritage fans, while the more modern can find plenty to occupy them at the waterside retail park Gloucester Quays. Plunge into the countryside next for a couple of days in the Cotswolds, where you’ll find acres of things to do whatever your inclination such as punting around local villages like Chipping Camden and Bourton-on-the-Water, or visiting the many museums ranging from Roman to motoring times. Wildlife options abound too, particularly for birders, with the Cotswold Falconry Centre at the Batsford Arboretum, geese and swans at Slimbridge Wetland Centre, and Birdland Park and Gardens in Bourton-on-the-Water where twitchers can see rare birds from around the world, including England’s only group of king penguins. Finally, take a day or two in the ancient Forest of Dean (Harry Potter and co ended up here too), one of the oldest woodlands in the country, to go underground at the old mines of the Clearwell Caves, hire a bike to hit the forest tracks, or, more relaxingly, take the four and a half mile trip from Lydney to Parkend on the Dean Forest Railway.

Must see

Gloucester Cathedral 5.2 mi

Gloucester Quays 5.5 mi

Gloucester Waterways Museum 5.6 mi

Tewkesbury Abbey 6.7 mi

Painswick Rococo Garden 7.6 mi

National Trust

Ashleworth Tithe Barn 6 mi

Bredon Barn 9.3 mi

Hailes Abbey 10 mi

Chedworth Roman Villa 10.4 mi

Westbury Court Garden 12.9 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

Churchdown - Chosen Hill - Badgeworth - Churchdown 2 mi

Shurdington - Crickley Hill - Little Shurdington 2 mi

PITTVILLE PARK 2.8 mi

Leckhampton Hill - Coberley - Ullenwood (Circular) 2.9 mi

Ham - Northfield - Cotswold Way - Colgate - Ham 3.9 mi

Local events

  • Wilderness Festival (Thursday 1 August 2024 – Thursday 1 August 2024)

    Oxford, Oxfordshire 27.4 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Want to know more about camping in Gloucestershire?

  • Does Briarfields Touring Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Briarfields Touring Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Briarfields Touring Park? Well. Where do we start? At least a day in Cheltenham first, we think – more if you’re coming to have a flutter at the racecourse just four miles away or jazzing … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Briarfields Touring Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Briarfields Touring Park? From £30 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.