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General

  • Peaceful family-run park two miles from Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Shop, off-licence, free hot showers and spotless facilities
  • Regular bus service from right outside the site

Settle yourselves down here, Shakespeare fans: Dodwell Park is just two miles from Shakespeare’s birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s cottage and all the bardly attractions of Stratford-upon-Avon.

There’s peace, there’s quiet, there’s a countryside setting – and if all that still isn’t enough for a final attempt to get the kids (and dog) reading sonnets, you can culture-ise them by taking them along to nearby Warwick Castle for all sorts of horrible history. Sorted.

Dodwell Park is a small family-run site where the amenities are kept to spotless standards, with free hot showers, dishwashing facilities and hairdryers to keep the barnet looking tip-top; a shop and off-licence is on site and armfuls of leaflets at the information stand with info on Stratford-upon-Avon and other local tourist attractions.

Nearby you’ll find Cotswold villages with Shakespearely thatched inns, walks and cruises along the River Avon and the hills of the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Boating, fishing and old buildings are at Luddington village about three miles from Dodwell Park.

Leaving the car behind to avoid hiking up car parking costs in Stratford? A regular bus service stops right outside the site.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

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

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).


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8.6

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86% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

 

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Perfectly placed for Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick 25/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jez S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Clean facilities and welcoming atmosphere

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Excellent stay, very clean facilities. 22/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Laura T. Confirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The place was very clean with very clean toilets and showers. The Management could not do enough to make our stay a very happy experience.

    Disliked: 

    May be the shop could be open in the afternoon for any emergency needs.

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Quiet location 18/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom laurence p. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet location

    Disliked: 

    No rubish bins in dog walking area

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Clean facilities. 18/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Elaine D. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean facilities.

    Disliked: 

    We disliked being given a pitch on a slope close to an occupied caravan when there were quite a few other pitches vacant. Staff were not very welcoming.

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The peaceful surroundings of the site. The toilets were very ... 18/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Donna A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The peaceful surroundings of the site. The toilets were very clean and the facilities for water and waste disposal were of a high standard.

    Disliked: 

    Lack of things for the children to do like a play area, the shop could do with opening more aswell.

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Adequate for length of stay. 16/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Arthur B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
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    On bus route near to Stratford upon Avon.

    Disliked: 

    Sited near to toilets.

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easy access 15/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom keith_h190537 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    easy access

    Disliked: 

    Toilet block not very clean, really needs a good clean and re paint, very poor
    no hand dryer in Ladies toilet.

    Tents and caravans all together, walk out out caravan to trip over the tent guy ropes next door.

    Shop only open for 1 1/2 hrs per day, refuse collection point over flowing

    will not be staying at Dod Well Park in the future

    no wifi available

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Hot showers, friendliness, location 13/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Hot showers, friendliness, location

    Disliked: 

    Shop only open 1.5 hours each day.

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Clean well kept exterior, facilitates very neglected! 11/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Collette W. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very easy to find, there was a convenient shop at the park and the exterior of the park is very well kept and tidy.

    Disliked: 

    No wifi, no area to plugin hairdryes etc, no kitchen area with kettles, microwaves etc. the toilets/facilities weren't very clean, mold in the showers, dead and alive bugs in the toilets, filthy floors, in the words of my partner "those toilets are the most disgusting facilities i've ever seen" . Very cramped and crowded park tent pitches all squashed very close together, we could hear the conversations of everyone around us including a chorus of snoring throughout the night, as a result did not sleep very well.

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I really liked the site very spacious and the facilities ... 04/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alex N. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    I really liked the site very spacious and the facilities were very good and clean

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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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking 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

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Evesham Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, CV37 9SR
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.1813°N 1.7573°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Stratford-upon-Avon: Riverside Bus Station — 2.6 miles
Bidford on Avon Coach Stop — 4.6 miles
Warwick Parkway Rail Station Coach Stop — 9.5 miles
Train stations
Stratford-upon-Avon Rail Station — 2.0 miles
Stratford Parkway Rail Station — 2.1 miles
Wilmcote Rail Station — 2.9 miles
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 44.2 miles
Airports
Coventry Airport — 17.6 miles
Birmingham International Airport Terminal 2 — 18.7 miles
Birmingham International Airport — 18.8 miles

Directions


On leaving Stratford-upon-Avon, take the B439 signposted B439 Bidford (also signposted Stratford Racecourse) for two miles. Go past the racecourse, turn off and you will then find our site on your left (after going over a large hill).

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

To Stratford-upon-Avon first: see what the big deal is by catching a Royal Shakespeare Company play before a trip around town to the Shakespeare attractions; buy a Shakespeare Five House Pass to see Hall's Croft, Mary Arden's Farm, Nash's House and New Place and Shakespeare's Grave alongside Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage.

Stratford also has a butterfly farm with Europe’s biggest butterfly exhibition, Stratford Racecourse and evenings at Cox’s Yard for live music and more theatre.

Many companies offer cruises along the Avon, but to really save pennies take a trip on the old chain ferry for 20p, which will cruise you across the river for a walk to the butterfly farm, or stay on land and take the mile and a quarter route along the Avon for views of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Shakespeare’s burial place Holy Trinity Church and the Memorial Theatre Gardens.

Scores of other walks can be had in the Cotswolds, the biggest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England, with miles’ worth of footpath and bridleways broken up by small villages and market towns. The Cotswold Way runs 102 miles south from Chipping Campden to Bath and passes many historical houses and churches.

For Cotswold nature spotting and wildlife parks, the kids can chatter at the 500+ birds at Birdland Park and Gardens or meet the peacocks and deer at Prinknash Bird Park.

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve at Slimbridge has the biggest collection of swans, ducks and geese in the world and has events, arts, talks and wildlife encounters all year round.

After Warwick Castle, families can have a day out at the Ragley Hall Estate to get lost in the 3D maze, or go to Kenilworth Castle with its children’s audio trail covering the history of the castle and the lovelorn Robert Dudley who built it in the sixteenth century to impress Liz One.

Kids will probably also like the gizmos at Stratford’s MAD (Mechanical Art and Design) Museum, Hatton Farm Village at Warwick or driving you nuts around the world’s biggest collection of historic British cars at the Heritage Motor Centre, with Land Rover Experience, nature path and children's playground.

Must see

  • Anne Hathaway's Cottage (1.2 miles)
  • Nash's House & New Place (2.3 miles)
  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre (2.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Kinwarton Dovecote (4.9 miles)
  • Charlecote Park (6.2 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.

If you are running late, please call the campsite before 6.30pm using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email.

Dodwell Park cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

In the event of cancellation, please inform the campsite so that other customers are given the possibility to book.

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

Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

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

Occupancy
Group bookings of 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
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.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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