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Golden Square Touring and Camping Park

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General

  • Scenic, spacious site on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors National Park
  • Two playgrounds, indoor play area, bike hire and pitch and putt
  • Award-winning amenities, licensed shop and homemade cakes for sale

Families, couples and even the family dog, get ready to strike gold. Popular Golden Square Touring and Camping Park on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park is an absolute gem of a site – safe, scenic, spacious, well-maintained and with enough to do to keep guests of all sizes busy for days.

Once the kids are persuaded to leave the two outdoor playgrounds, indoor play area, pitch and putt and football field, countryside walks and trails start direct from the park; seaside frolics at Scarborough and surrounds are an hour away, and a sports centre with indoor pool is five minutes’ drive down the road. Those who prefer to take to two wheels can hire bikes on site and ask the Golden Square owners for info on the best cycling and mountain bike trails in the area; there be loads.

Away from the hum of activities, Golden Square has glittering little touches all over: two luxury stone-built and heated toilet and shower blocks – winner of the local Loo of the Year accolade; two disabled/family bathrooms, and an on-site licensed shop selling caravan accessories, toys, games, groceries and essentials like bread and milk (it sells daily newspapers and homemade cakes too; a golden opp for stretching out in the sun, perhaps…).

Pitches are warm, sheltered and kept secluded by specially planted trees, hedges and shrubs; the park has also been designed on three levels so that even in the height of the summer season it doesn’t feel crowded.

And as it’s North Yorkshire, the views at Golden Square are solid gold too: moorland, forest and farm stretching all around and into the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

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Depart: (2 nights)
Party: 2 adults

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9.3

Overall rating based on 105 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

 
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Fantasy 16/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Maria D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Fantastic, really laid back. Helpful well organised nothing over priced

    Disliked: 

    Was greeted with a little negativity through intercom as I was early . But once checked in really nice.

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Lovely site in a great location. Well stocked shop, clean ... 16/08/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Lovely site in a great location. Well stocked shop, clean shower/toilet blocks.

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clean toilets and showers,friendly staff 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Chris M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We enjoyed our stay from start to finish,staff were very helpful as we had booked 4 nights but wanted to stay another 2 they made that possible.The site was very clean and the toilet and shower block was spotless fantastic dog walking field and woodland .,This is going to be our main camping site from now on I recommend this site for families 100%

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    Nothing

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The facilities were very clean and always provided for, also ... 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom rebecca_w105040 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The facilities were very clean and always provided for, also the park areas were brilliant for children my daughter loved it. It was nice on an evening due to no music being allowed to play so we were able to sleep after 10pm.

    Disliked: 

    The old.lady that worked in the shop came across very rude, it was asif every person coming in was just a pound sign. Also the barrier which is suppose to be registered with registration plates so it opens as you approach didnt work so we had to press the bell on the other side only for the rude woman to answer. You also had to pay for wifi.

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Excellent site with clean facilities staff and level pitches 12/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom steven_s681391 Confirmed

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

    Golden Square touring and Camping Park is set in its own grounds, it is a spacious lovely site. well kept landscaped area's.
    First time camping for myself 58 & my wife 53. We liked everything on this site
    set in beautiful surroundings.
    Friendly receptionist & onsite groundsmen/women very helpful.
    People staying onsite very friendly.

    Site Shop
    2 x Toilet/shower areas
    2 x Washing up area's
    Laundry
    Chemical disposal area
    Dog Shower.
    2 x play areas
    Dog walking area
    Tap areas onsite.
    We would definitely recommend this site and would definitely come here again.

    Disliked: 

    The only thing i can moan about is part of the pitch was a little hard when pegging out the tent, it felt like brick/stone underneath the grass.
    We managed in the end.

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The size of the site 12/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Cathy H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The size of the site

    Disliked: 

    Toilet block closed for cleaning

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Beautiful site with lots to do. I had 2 young ... 09/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom julie m. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Beautiful site with lots to do. I had 2 young children with me who thought it was fantastic.. Very clean facilities and everything is well looked after. Very friendly staff. We can't wait to book again.

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Excellent site. Level tent pitches 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Bill R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Everything. Level tent pitches with water near by. Large site with play area for the kids. Nice and quiet

    Disliked: 

    Not a dislike but no fires allowed. We use quick lighting blocks in a very small container but even this was not allowed. Also why do caravans site near to toilet blocks when they already have a toilet? Was quite a walk for us from tents to block.

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Good. But it just wasn't for us so we left earlier than planned 06/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sarah M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    The clean facilities. Children's play areas. Friendly staff at check in

    Disliked: 

    Personally, the site was too big for our taste & the pitch was on a slight hill making it difficult to balance. The ground was difficult to get the pegs into.

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nice site staff friendly toilet shower block warm and clean ... 03/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom robert_s226884 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    nice site staff friendly toilet shower block warm and clean all ok

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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

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Oswaldkirk Helmsley, North Yorkshire, England, YO62 5YQ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.2104°N 1.0754°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Thirsk: Market Place Clock Coach Stop — 10.9 miles
Pickering: Eastgate Coach Stop — 12.4 miles
Malton Bus Station — 12.5 miles
Train stations
Thirsk Rail Station — 12.1 miles
Malton Rail Station — 12.5 miles
Poppleton Rail Station — 16.5 miles
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 26.5 miles
Transporter Bridge North Side — 26.6 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 25.3 miles

Directions


By car:
Take the A1 and exit at Junction 49 to join the A168. Take the second sign for Thirsk, in order to avoid the town centre and at the roundabout take the A19 south to York. After approximately 3 miles, turn left signposted 'Caravan route Helmsley' and at Coxwold turn left for Ampleforth. Immediately after driving through Ampleforth, take the left-hand fork for Helmsley and you will see us on your left-hand side approximately 1.5 miles down the road.

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

Golden Square Touring and Camping Park is above Ampleforth village which has two village pubs serving meals and snacks (and ale); several more pubs as well as restaurants and cafés are available in the market town of Helmsley a few miles away.

The 110-mile Cleveland Way starts in Helmsley, looping around the North York Moors National Park and ending at Filey via the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage Coast to end at Filey.

Both Ampleforth and Helmsley have public swimming pools – Ampleforth’s indoor at the college sports centre, and Helmsley’s outdoor and open in the summer months. The sports centre also has indoor and outdoor tennis, squash and badminton, with more of the same at several other leisure centres within driving distance.

Outdoors, there are endless opportunities in the 554 square miles of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park: pony trekking across the moors, rock climbing and off-road driving area mere few of the pursuits here to suit all tastes.

If you prefer a more peaceful time, professional fly fishing tuition is to hand close to Golden Square and fishing lakes are at Castle Howard, Terrington and Hovingham; for golf, five courses are within 12 miles including Gilling Castle two miles away, Kirkbymoorside within six; Easingwood ten, and Malton and Thirsk within 12 miles.

Near Ampleforth, Helmsley and around North Yorkshire you’ll also find stately homes, castles and historic houses galore; days out for the kids such as Flamingo Land and Go Ape!, and museums, shopping and first-class foodie establishments in fantastic York about an hour away. Make time for the seaside too: Filey, Bridlington and Whitby are all within easy driving distance of Scarborough and all worth a day trip (each).

Those looking for a bird’s eye view over the moors can pick up a hang-gliding or paragliding lesson from stunning Sutton Bank near Thirsk – don’t get dizzy if it’s your first time; the instructor will be up there with you too.

Must see

  • Duncombe Park (1.9 miles)
  • Rievaulx Terrace & Temples (NT) (3.6 miles)
  • Rievaulx Abbey (3.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Rievaulx Terrace (3.6 miles)
  • Nunnington Hall (4.0 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. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Golden Square Touring and Camping Park cancellation policy

No penalties

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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Terms and conditions

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

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Water supply is by meter so please use sensibly e.g. no water fights or playing around at water standpipes. Washing of cars, caravans or filling of padding pools not permitted.

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