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Showground

General

  • Peaceful family-friendly site on the banks of the River Severn
  • Shrewsbury sights, restaurants and shops within 15 minutes' walk
  • Half an hour from Ironbridge Gorge and the Shropshire Hills

In need of an escape? Settle in at Camping at West Midlands Showground, a family-friendly Shropshire site less than 15 minutes’ walk from Shrewsbury town centre, where tourist sites and shopping are within easy reach and there’s plenty of green space for kids and the pooch to run wild on.

Peaceful urban getaways are a dream here: days can be spent wandering the winding medieval streets of Shrewsbury, exploring castle and abbey, strolling around gardens and parks, following the Darwin Town Trail (the evolutionist was born here) and taking boating trips on the Severn. Bliss, no?

Anyone fishing for a good time should swim back to site and cast a line in the Severn. On the Greenhous West Mid Showground, the site’s pretty basic, but it does have its own fishing rights – plus it's well set for getting the most out of Shropshire and Shrewsbury explores, and finding fab eateries, pubs and ways to pass the time will be a piece of cake.

Speaking of cake, there are plenty of restaurants in Shrewsbury for local bites, and barbecues are welcome on site for anyone keen to take care of themselves.

Please note

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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8.0

Overall rating based on 125 reviews

 

86% would recommend this site to a friend.

85% would stay here again.

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Great location for visiting Shrewsbury18/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid P.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch (premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good location within easy walking distance of Shrewsbury.
    The pitches are level, a good size and provide both electricity and water.
    There is plenty of hot water from the showers (no buttons to press) and there are dishwashing and laundry facilities.
    The approach road was flooded when we arrived between storms Ciara and Dennis but we were guided round via another entrance. We were helpfully provided with a lift across the flood when we went into town.
    The showers/toilets are not the best but the condition is fairly reflected in the price.
    The pitch fees contribute to a charity.

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Good site which is secure & flat location is great being close to town17/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch (premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location close to town , quiet & secure

    Disliked: 

    Poor facility block

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Had a good stay, and would stay again. Level pitches!16/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKevin S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch (premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good pitches, excellent location for walking into Shrewsbury,great for when a show is on! Nice views and very quiet!

    Disliked: 

    Showers and toilets need updating!

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Helpful staff, quiet site14/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPatricia A.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch (premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    When we arrived the approach road and the campsite itself were flooded, due to recent storms.
    The staff were really helpful, guiding us in through another gate and meeting us to make sure we got across the fields ok. They pitched us in a hard standing space further away from the flooding with many apologies for events that were outside their control.
    They made sure we were ok and happy to stay and there was someone on site permanently, easing any worries about later flooding.
    The site is a short walk to Shrewsbury but we had to take a longer detour but still walked it in about half an hour.
    We had a quiet stay and would return, to try out the proper pitches and facilities next time!

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So easy to book and excellent site for visiting Shrewsbury10/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLynne E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch (premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Ease of booking and close to the wonderful Shrewsbury town

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Would use again05/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPhilip H.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch (premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice level pitches
    Secure park up
    Convenient for walking into Shrewsbury town centre where we got the bus to Ironbridge museums.

    Disliked: 

    Not a dislike but,toilet and showers a bit questionable

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Excellent site, very level pitches, very safe, clean and tidy.09/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTracey C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch (premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Easy walking distance into town, felt safe as gates locked at night. Clean and tidy campsite

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Excellent site with clean facilities, highly recommend!28/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAmberley N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch (premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely place to stay. Very clean and tidy, the owner was very helpful and polite, more than happy to help! Facilities very superb! Highly recommend.

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From the manager...

Thank YOU! for your lovely comments, we don't think we are perfect, but we have a great location ! Thanks again !

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Lovely safe secure site perfectly situated to explore Shrewsbury26/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch (premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Easy acces to town centre along riverside

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    Nothing

From the manager...

Thanks You !

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Excellent site, level pitches26/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSusan G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch (premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great site. Nice 15 to 20 mins walk into Shrewsbury. Well worth the site fee. Electric hook up and water. Hot water in showers. Spoke to site manager who advised all the pitch fee goes to Cancer Research which is absolutely brilliant. Will definitely return as Shrewsbury is a lovely place to visit.

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From the manager...

Thank You for your lovely comments, slight confusion on the pitch fee going to Cancer Research which we apologise for, the Showground is a charity (Shropshire & West Midlands Agricultural Society) All income comes into the Charity (There are no share holders or Trustees taking any monies out of the charity other than the very small admin team/staff - so yes all monies including the pitch fee (less the website commission) comes into our charity, we then make monthly donations into other areas of our rural community and help us support other charities in our community and these do include cancer research charities, where we either provide financial support or help with allowing our Showground to be used to support their fundraising activities and example of this, this year is both a Lingden Davies Colour Run and the Severn Hospice Inflatable Fun Run.

Thanks again for supporting our Charity!

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Amenities on site

Bath available

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Free wifi

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Utilities

Charging facilities

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Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Water hook-up points for tourers

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Themes

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Location

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  • West Midlands Showground, Gravel Hill Lane, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, SY1 2PF
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.7153°N 2.7634°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Shrewsbury: Bus Station Raven Meadows — 0.5 miles
Ford (Shrops): A458 Coach Stop — 4.3 miles
Nesscliffe (Shrops): Coach Stop — 7.5 miles
Train stations
Shrewsbury Rail Station — 0.6 miles
Yorton Rail Station — 6.6 miles
Wem Rail Station — 9.9 miles
Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 48.1 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 43.2 miles

Directions


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

Once Shrewsbury is well and truly explored (don’t forget a pitstop at The Mount, birthplace of Charles Darwin), venturing out into nature will be a welcome break from bricks and mortar. The site is a little over half an hour’s drive from the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where scenic wanders, horse riding, gliding and paragliding are the order of the day.

If those walking boots haven’t seen enough action, make tracks for Buttington (35 minutes' drive) to join the Offa’s Dyke long-distance path and follow 177 miles of England-Wales border – alternatively, rest weary legs with a scenic boat tour along the Severn, leaving 15 minutes away.

There’s plenty of history hereabouts, so dive right in with a look inside the fab 18th-century mansion at Attingham Park (and a stroll around the gardens and parkland) or a stop at the spectacular Sunnycroft villa in nearby Telford. Go from finery to industry by trundling along to the Ironbridge Gorge UNESCO site to explore the birthplace of the industrial revolution, making time for the recreated Victorian town of Blists Hill, the Coalport China Museum and the world’s first ever cast-iron bridge.

Stay in the past (the very, very distant path) with a trip to Wroxeter Roman City and Vineyard, or return to the present with some modern urban days: Telford is half an hour away and has a snowboard and skiing centre that should keep families entertained, and Birmingham Is a little over an hour and a half from base if a real big city vibe is needed.

Must see

  • Much Wenlock Priory (11.9 miles)
  • Darby Houses (Ironbridge) (12.4 miles)
  • Blists Hill Victorian Town (12.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Attingham Park Estate: Cronkhill (4.5 miles)
  • Attingham Park (4.6 miles)

Cycle routes

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

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

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  12:30 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart by:  12:30 p.m.

Camping at West Midlands Showground cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 days of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Camping at West Midlands Showground will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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  • Does Camping at West Midlands Showground have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Camping at West Midlands Showground dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping at West Midlands Showground? Once Shrewsbury is well and truly explored (don’t forget a pitstop at The Mount, birthplace of Charles Darwin), venturing out into nature will be a welcome break from bricks and mortar. The … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping at West Midlands Showground?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  12:30 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
    Depart by:  12:30 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Camping at West Midlands Showground? From £22.50 (for 1 night, 5 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 12 a.m..

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