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Big Foot Glamping and Camping At Tarvin Sands Fishery

9.1
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General

  • Set in 25 acres of Cheshire countryside
  • Three fishing lakes, on-site café and its own reindeer herd
  • Easy access to Chester Zoo and Delamere Forest

Reindeer! In Cheshire! You'll hold Chester site Big Foot Glamping and Camping At Tarvin Sands Fishery deer to your little holiday heart – and here there be fishing too.

But Rudolph and pals first... Big Foot is home to a herd of UK born and raised reindeer, a right friendly bunch who you should be able to see being fed and exercised when they're out and about. They're all part of the Tarvin Sands Reindeer Centre and Fishery, where there's also an information hut, a gift shop, picnic areas, gardens and other animals including kingfishers, water voles and greylag geese.

And now the fishing. Three coarse fishing lakes are on the site, crammed with 30lb fish including carp, bream, roach, tench, chub, perch and rudd; if you want to get competitive, open comps are held every Tuesday and Saturday.

Big Foot is set over 25 acres of Cheshire countryside, with loads of room for kids to play and run around. It has an excellently-kept facilities block with free hot showers and toilets, a washing-up hut and a parent and baby washroom. There's also a café on site, serving hot and cold food from sarnies to full-on fryups.

Please note

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.


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9.1

Overall rating based on 110 reviews

 

89% would recommend this site to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

 

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Brilliant weekend clamping. Fab pods great facilities. 20/08/2018

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

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 3 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely site, good clean toilet/shower facilities. Quiet site with lots of space for kids to play and great to see the reindeer. Welcome basket was a nice touch too.
    Would highly recommend.

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A great site, with clean facilities. Fairly basic, but with ... 20/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Victoria D. Confirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    A great site, with clean facilities. Fairly basic, but with everything you need. Management were very friendly and accommodating, no issues throughout stay. A very enjoyable stay.

    Disliked: 

    Traffic noise was rather loud

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Would definitely recommend and will most likely be back 20/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom shannon_b219421 Confirmed

  • Camping pod (couples only)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    - Good amount of outside space for each pod
    - BBQ & Fire pit provided with materials to get started. We used most of our materials the first night so asked if we could buy some more and they gave us another started pack (Logs, lights ect) for free
    - Pod was clean and space for us was fine, others next to us said they found them quite small but we were out most of the day so it wasn't an issue
    - Breakfast at the cafe was good and well priced
    - The outside light on our pod was a nice touch, it really helped when it got dark.
    - The owners and employees were so lovely and helpful. Would always be about and checking if we needed anything

    Disliked: 

    Only dislike would be how close we were to a busy road. This wasn't an issue when we were going to sleep as we had a few drink so nodded right off. But in the morning it woke us up.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches 20/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sarah W. Confirmed

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

    Beautiful site with great facilities.
    Plenty of space between pitches.
    Cant wait to go back again!

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Everything, nothing not to like, location was brilliant, cracking views, ... 20/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Katy F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Everything, nothing not to like, location was brilliant, cracking views, lovely people, decent facilities.

    Disliked: 

    The traffic was pretty loud, but that can’t be helped.

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Excellent site to stay at for a visit to Chester zoo next day 18/08/2018

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

  • Camping pod (couples only)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very cosy glamping pod, very welcoming and friendly staff, clean and well presented. definitely stay again next year.

    Disliked: 

    Shared space to dry and get dressed after showering, if your shy this will put you off.

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Excellent site with cery friendly staff and clean facilities. 18/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Laura G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    This is a fantastic site the people who worked there were incredibly friendly and helpful. Let the kids feed the reindeers. It was really clean and good facilities. The fisheries where lovely and we took the kids on walks around them. They were so peaceful and quiet. We have booked again for next week

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    We loved the site

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Everything was good, really friendly staff on site couldn't help ... 17/08/2018

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

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 3 children, family)
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    Everything was good, really friendly staff on site couldn't help us enough.

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Lovely staff, clean facilities 07/08/2018

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

  • Camping pod (couples only)
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    We thought it was a lovely campsite. We really liked our pod which was clean and comfortable. We loved our little welcome basket! The staff were friendly and welcoming, and the cafe did superb breakfasts!

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Good site would return 07/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Joanne T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Nice site , clean facilities
    Cafe onsite sold breakfast and local pubs about 10 min walking distance
    Pods were clean and you are given your own barbecue, coals and firefighters

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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

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

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Location

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  • Kelsall Road, Tarvin, Chester, Cheshire, England, CH3 8NR
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.2067°N 2.7498°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Chester Zoo Bus Terminal — 6.0 miles
Chester: Bus Exchange — 6.1 miles
Ellesmere Port: Bus Station — 7.9 miles
Train stations
Mouldsworth Rail Station — 1.9 miles
Delamere Rail Station — 3.8 miles
Helsby Rail Station — 4.8 miles
Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 16.9 miles
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 17.1 miles
Liverpool Isle of Man & Dublin Terminal — 17.2 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 10.1 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 2 — 22.4 miles
Manchester Airport — 22.5 miles

Directions


Please note that the majority of satnavs will send you to the farm opposite the site.

If you're coming from Manchester, the M6, or Junction 10 of the M56, the site is 100 metres past the farm on your right.

If you're coming from north Wales, Chester or the M53, the site is 100 metres before the farm on your left (in the opposite end of the layby to Cheshire Brick and Slate).

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

Big Foot Glamping and Camping At Tarvin Sands has heaps of room on site to wander around, picnic in and wildlife watch, but if you're here to also see a bit of Cheshire and the northwest, you'll find it's in handy locale for getting out and about. Liverpool, Manchester and north Wales are all within a short drive.

It's a smashing site for kids too, as it's close to famed family attractions like Chester Zoo as well as the kid-friendly fare in nearby Chester: try the Chester ghost hunter trail, the miniature railway at Grosvenor Park and the pools and flumes at Northgate Arena.

The Big Foot team also reckons you should take a look at Blakemere Craft village, the farm animals, play areas and tasty treats of Chester's The Ice Cream Farm, and family adventure play park the Crocky Trail.

Must see

  • Delamere Forest (3.3 miles)
  • Chester Zoo (5.4 miles)
  • Chester Cathedral (6.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Speke Hall, Garden and Estate (10.3 miles)
  • Mr Hardman's Photographic Studio (16.2 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:  3 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Big Foot Glamping and Camping At Tarvin Sands Fishery cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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

Group bookings of 4 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. Big Foot Glamping and Camping At Tarvin Sands Fishery will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £100.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

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

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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.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
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.
Quiet hours must be respected between 12 a.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 04/01 and 23/12.
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.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £100.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £25.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 4 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 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

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
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 8 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Anybody wishing to fish must purchase a day ticket from the Bailiff at £7 per day. Day tickets run from 8am to 8pm in the summer or 8am til dusk in the winter months and all anglers must be off their peg by this time. Any campers found to be fishing outside the rules and times will be asked to leave the site. There are no keep nets allowed, fish are not to be kept in a bucket and all fish must be returned to the water immediately.

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