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- Large peaceful parkland 12 miles from central London
- Café, farm shop, barbecue rental and free wifi
- Lots of activities for kids including pony rides and animal feeding
City slickers! If you yearn for the bright lights of the UK capital but feel slightly faint at London hotel prices, you'll find the setting of Elmstree's Aldenham Country Park magic.
This wild camping and peaceful park is less than a mile from the M1 motorway and 12 miles from central London – and three from Muggle-based antics at The Making of Harry Potter as well as seven from Wembley Stadium. (And another topping aspect of Aldenham's location? It's a tiptop option for Londoners seeking a nearby bolthole too.)
Although it's so close to the city, Aldenham is spellbindingly rural, set on a 175-acre parkland site next to a large lake and maintaining a quiet countryside atmosphere with nature walks, pony rides, egg collecting and animal feeding among the activities for guests.
Kids can join an expert-led survival workshop, learn about life on the farm or search for Winnie in the Pooh in the park's 100 Aker Wood area. Other activities include fishing and cycle rides on woodland trails.
The site's facilities include a café, playgrounds, free wifi, barbecue rental and a shop selling farm produce. The amenities block has toilets, showers and disabled access.
Check availability at Aldenham Country Park…
Party: 2 adults
Many sites set a maximum occupancy of 6/8 people per pitch, so try breaking your booking down into smaller groups to generate more results. For example, if you’re a group of 10, enter 5 people in your initial search and then book 2 pitches.
However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
To book multiple pitches or accommodation, use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together. Complete the booking form for the first booking (you can add a password and save your card so that we remember your details). Then click "Make another booking like this" at the top of the confirmation page to make the next booking.
Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch
Max. persons: unlimited x
Pitch dimensions: Max 8.0m width x 8.0m depth (26.2ft width x 26.2ft depth) Calculated area: 63.8m² (687.2ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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From the manager...
Thank you for your review, as explained we do not allow caravans or large motor homes, we simply do not have the facilities to cater for 7.5 tonne large vehicles. Due to you arriving late at night, we decided to assist you and allow you to stay the night.
As you arrived very late we had to have a staff member await your arrival and as such the only option was cash. Should you have arrived when the park was open we would have offered card facilities. Large motor homes take up a lot of space and due to the weight , damage natural surroundings.
I believe you had 3 persons staying and as such the amount charge is on par with every other camp site, although we have 175 acres if land to explore.
In regards to facilities, we have:
- Hot showers
And much more, we feel £34.50 for 3 persons with such a large vehicle along with the above activities is of great value. Hence our great feedback 10/10 98% of visitors/campers.
Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Tourer storage facilities
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Leave the car at home
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Jumbo tent pitches
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
- Coach stations
Watford Junction: Rail Station Coach Stop — 3.6 miles
3.6 miles Wembley Stadium: Olympic Way coach stop — 6.5 miles
6.5 miles St Albans: St Peters Street Coach Stop — 7.3 miles
- Train stations
Elstree & Borehamwood Rail Station — 1.5 miles
1.5 miles Radlett Rail Station — 2.5 miles
2.5 miles Bushey Rail Station — 3.0 miles
- Ferry ports
Kew Pier — 11.3 miles
11.3 miles Savoy Pier — 12.8 miles
12.8 miles Embankment Pier — 12.9 miles
London Heathrow Airport — 13.4 miles
13.4 miles London Heathrow Airport Terminal 1 — 13.5 miles
13.5 miles London Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 — 13.7 miles
After thoroughly investigating the parkland strolling and cycling trails, drive along to the golf course and driving range within two miles, or test your spellwork among Harry et al with the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter three miles away.
Watford's award-winning country house and greenery is four miles away; within five, zip along to the Royal Air Force Museum London, for a day among five huge buildings and hangars including a Battle of Britain Hall, and dozens of retired aircraft including Hawkers and Lancasters.
A 60-acre lake and sandy beach are six miles away at Ruislip Lido, along with a woodland centre, fishing platforms, play areas, a water splash area and a miniature railway. Wembley Stadium and SSE Arena is a seven-mile drive.
And then there's London… its thousands of attractions for all budgets and tastes are a mere 12 miles away: take the train to St Pancras then the Tube to wherever in the city your heart desires.
- Royal Air Force Museum Hendon (4.8 miles)
- Willows Farm Village (5.2 miles)
- Wembley Stadium Tours (6.6 miles)
- Fenton House (8.6 miles)
- 2 Willow Road (8.9 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||8 a.m. –||8 p.m.|
Aldenham Country Park cancellation policy
No refunds within 10 weeks of arrival date.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer