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Riverside Caravan Park

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General

  • Peaceful riverbank site on the edge of North York Moors National Park
  • A 15-minute drive from Scarborough and beaches, 20 minutes from Filey
  • Great spot for anglers, with licence-free fishing on site

Casting about for a peaceful holiday? Hook yourself a spot for a stay at Riverside Caravan Park, a family-friendly site 15 minutes’ drive from the North Yorkshire seaside resort of Scarborough.

Down a quiet country lane, and on the banks of the river Derwent, this is a top site for finding a bit of calm: it's the kind of place where you can listen to the river as it flows by, hear the sounds of the countryside drifting across the fields from neighbouring farms, and maybe nab a patch of riverbank for some licence-free fishing.

Music fans might gravitate towards the Scarborough Fair Collection, 15 minutes away, while others might prefer visits to the town’s beach, aquarium, Italian gardens, open-air theatre or golf courses. Want to steer clear of the seaside entirely? Turn instead to North York Moors National Park, less than five minutes from base, for hiking and biking trails, scenic towns and villages, and some fab heritage railways.

Guests keen on keeping getaways low-key and low-on-travel are well served here. The site’s about half a mile from the village of East Ayton, where basic supplies can be sorted in the small convenience store, hungers can be satisfied in the restaurant or chip shop, and thirsts can be quenched in the pub. East Ayton’s also where those of a more exploratory disposition should go for local buses to the coast.

Back on site, there are ladies' and gents' loos, electric showers, and two taps for fresh drinking water.

Please note

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.

A charge of £1.00 applies for the use of the shower.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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8.1

Overall rating based on 56 reviews

 

77% would recommend this site to a friend.

80% would stay here again.

  85% described as Peaceful ?

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Took me back to camping with my parents in the early 70's. Quaint.26/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Quiet, flat pitch.

    Disliked: 

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The site was very quiet, nice place to stay, a …21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomFiona A.Confirmed

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

    The site was very quiet, nice place to stay, a 20 min or so walk to a nice pub

    Would stay there again

    Disliked: 

    As the owners have already mentioned, the toilet blocks need an update, but it wasnt so bad, water was hot, plenty of loo roll!

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Brilliant site in a lovely part of the country11/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWendy S.Confirmed

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

    Brilliant little site by the riverside, in the Beautiful yorkshire countryside, Our hosts Denise & Dave were great and couldn't do enough for us, very helpful when we had a problem with the electrics in the van, and they have done everything they can to comply with covid regulations also watching the rescued battery hens enjoying their new free range life was an added bonus. There are regular buses into scarborough from the village and from there you can go on to whitby, bridlington york etc, so leave the car on the site and enjoy your stay, we enjoyed ours so much we will defo be returning next year.

    Disliked: 

    Yes the toilets and shower are a little rundown but They are Kept clean and are certainly Safe to use. Also these are being upgraded during closed season

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Scenery10/09/2020

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  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Scenery

    Disliked: 

    Poor toilet and shower facilities.

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Friendly staff good pitches07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMary M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely people very helpful nice quiet site

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    None

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Cheap and cheerful i31/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomshaun k.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Great location

    Disliked: 

    The Weather

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Nothing.31/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nothing.

    Disliked: 

    The site was not very welcoming after our previous site even though it was more expensive. The toilet/shower facilities were less than the standard expected. Although called Riverside, the area by the river was very overgrown and no access to the river. Several old caravans on site together with an old boat which were a bit of an eyesore, not a site that we would revisit. We were surprised that it appeared to be Caravan Club approved.

From the manager...

I'm sorry you didnt find us welcoming, we have had no problems with this in all the years we have been open, we thought you where not very friendly! But let's not dwell on that, the river is grown up as we do not want to encourage children to climb down the banks as it is the river derwent and there is an under current, but actually there are a coup,e of places that is safe, not so deep if you had of asked instead of mooching around finding fault I would have told you. Those old caravans belong to people, who store them with us, we can't all afford new ones!!!

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Anonymous user

Take time to look around before paying!27/08/2020

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

    Not very busy - quiet spacious pitches

    Disliked: 

    - Toilet and shower facilities dirty
    - Toilet flush poor
    - No hot water to wash your dishes
    - Male owner shouts and swears in earshot of kids
    - Early morning awaken 4am by farm animals

From the manager...

Am not going to comment on toilets, we try to keep as clean as possible but peop.e have different levels of clean and not everybody leaves them in a suitable state. You had a caravan can you not wash up in that, everyone with tents just boils kettle! And I think you where aware we had animals on booking, they do wake up early. I'm not going to comment on my husband but we all get frustrated sometimes.

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Very basic site, needs a big update27/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDeborah R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Lovely owners, very welcoming

    Disliked: 

    Shower and toilet facilities very dated and filthy. Worst we have seen, by far.

From the manager...

As I have said previously the toilets and shower area are due an update, which will hopefully be done over winter, we due try to keep them as clean as possible.

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Lovely level pitch with lots of space and animals in adjacent fields!24/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Countryside location, quiet

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

More frequent emptying of bins

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

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

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

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • Long Lane, East Ayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, YO13 1BY
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.2451°N 0.4794°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Seamer: Roundabout Bus Stop — 1.5 miles
Scarborough: Rail Station Coach Stop — 3.9 miles
Cayton Bay: Haven Holiday Park Coach Stop — 4.6 miles
Train stations
Seamer Rail Station — 2.5 miles
Scarborough Rail Station — 3.8 miles
Filey Rail Station — 7.9 miles
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 35.7 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 42.7 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

Sticking close by to start with, anyone who simply can’t get enough of fishing can make the five-minute drive to Wykeham Lakes fishery to land trout, carp, perch and bream, while those who are happiest out in nature should pay a visit to Burton Riggs Nature Reserve (10 minutes' drive) for wanders and birdwatching.

Further afield, travels to the coast come highly recommended. It’s 20 minutes from base to the coastal town of Filey, where there are beaches to sprawl or stroll on, plus a museum, an animal park and birdwatching areas. The town’s also the start of the 110-mile Cleveland Way walking trail.

A 40-minute drive up the coast leads to Whitby, a coastal town that inspired major elements of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Head this way for more sandy stretches, the spectacularly spooky Whitby Abbey and (during well-timed stays) the Whitby Goth Weekend.

If Whitby Abbey inspired an interest in seeing more stunning old buildings, there are plenty nearby to choose from: it’s 35 minutes to Burton Agnes Hall and Sewerby Hall, 40 minutes to the marvellous Castle Howard (featured in Brideshead Revisited) and 50 minutes to Rievaulx Abbey.

Must see

  • Dalby Forest Visitor Centre (8.6 miles)
  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway (12.1 miles)
  • Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo (13.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Bridestones, Crosscliff and Blakey Topping (7.7 miles)
  • Yorkshire Coast (10.8 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:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Riverside Caravan Park cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Riverside Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Riverside Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Riverside Caravan Park? Sticking close by to start with, anyone who simply can’t get enough of fishing can make the five-minute drive to Wykeham Lakes fishery to land trout, carp, perch and bream, while those … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Riverside Caravan Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Riverside Caravan Park? From £25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - 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
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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

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

Extras
A charge of £1.00 applies for the use of the shower.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
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.
This site Does have a catch-and-return fishing policy in place.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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 leave the premises by 9 p.m..

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