Willow Brook Camping

View prices & book 9.3 78 reviews
Tent pitch (added by manager 25 Mar 2020)
On pitch 17 perfect for shade and location (added by visitor 16 aug 2022)
Touring pitch (added by manager 25 mar 2020)
Space for bell tent camping (added by manager 25 mar 2020)

  • Scenic and secluded pop-up farm site with views of the Shanklin Downs
  • A five-minute drive from Shanklin and Sandown beaches and resorts
  • Rural park with bridleways and footpaths leading from the grounds
Think there’ll be plenty of scenery to feast your eyes on while idling around the Isle of Wight? You’d be absolutely correct – and some of the most top-notch views are to be seen around Willow Brook Camping. Don’t quite believe it? Simply check out the pics of this pop-up site on Ninham Farm, then potter over here in the summer and during school holidays. Its grounds have prime panoramas of the Shanklin Downs in the distance and are a five-minute drive from the sandy and scenic beaches of Shanklin and Sandown. The park’s eco-friendly owners encourage you to forget about the car and walk (40 minutes) or cycle (15 minutes) to the seaside – they follow a leave-nothing-but-footprints way of life, backed up by planet-saving touches like 100% renewable energy and excellent recycling facilities. If you’re fully up for embracing this ethos, head off along the footpaths and bridleways leading directly from the site towards some of the island’s most stunning countryside and beaches. The Victorian-era town of Shanklin is also accessible on foot (less than 30 minutes) and a couple of supermarkets are less than 15 minutes' stroll away. With a low number of people permitted on site and level grass pitches to complement the mature hedges and woodlands, this park has simple and secluded vibes. In line with this, the washrooms and shower facilities are basic but clean.

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 16
Motorhome pitches 16
Tent pitches 35
Opens 26 July
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
  • Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
  • Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
  • Units longer than 7 metres are not allowed.

Languages spoken

English

German

Open from Fri, 26 Jul to

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Excellent site with clean facilities and friendly staff

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Clean and tidy facilities, quiet, friendly staff

Disliked: Seemed to be a ack of general rubbish faciliies

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Lovely site for camping on the Isle of Wight

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent pitch

Liked: We enjoyed our stay at Willow Brook Campground. It is a well looked after, fully set-up campground with hot showers, toilets and a washing up and laundry facility. Different areas of the campground are separated by hedges. The ground is really good for tents, we had no problems to put the pegs in at all. There was plenty of space for the car and the tent. The campground is a good location to discover the island from by car. As it is close to an airfield, helicopters and planes can be seen and heard throughout the day.

Disliked: The showers could be further improved by providing a dry space for storing the clothes while taking a shower, for example a bench or a shelf in front of the showers.

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Nice clean site ,helpful staff ,2nd year here will be back again

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Jennifer R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Showers / toilets always clean ,friendly helpful staff on sitec

Disliked: Trees around pitches ,poor Internet due to this . Grass too long ,needed cutting, very wet first thing in the morning

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It was lovely and peaceful and quiet. Staff and campers were friendly.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 6
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent pitch (XL)

Liked: It was lovely and peaceful and quiet. Staff and campers were friendly.

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Excellent quiet site, situated close to supermarkets and things to do

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent pitch (XL)

Liked: Clean toilet block, hedges positioned well for privacy, nice little playground, decent pitch size, quiet time from 9pm was great!

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Spacious and in a stunning setting

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 8
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Holly T. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Spacious pitches, good facilities, walking right from site to town, lovely and quiet

Recommend to friends Visit again

Laid back and welcoming staff. Could improve in other aspects.

Overall 6/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 6
Wifi 2
Jack R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Laid back site with no clubhouse to draw in the crowds. Welcoming staff. Nice location.

Disliked: Womans showers were consistently cold and the cleanliness of facilities wasn't the best. Whole site was on a slant and pitches are not level. 10 second shower taps, literally 10 seconds so forever pressing it. Small shower cubicles with too few hooks and nowhere to sit down to aid changing etc. Not enough showers and toilets. The site was only half full at best and they were very busy. 10am checkout is too early.

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the peace and quite offered on this site…

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness No rating
Wifi 10
Peter T. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: the peace and quite offered on this site

Disliked: nothing

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Exceptionally Clean Helpful host with late check out Great large pitch Close…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Nigel C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Exceptionally Clean Helpful host with late check out Great large pitch Close to Morrisons Quiet

Disliked: Showers were Luke warm

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Such a peaceful place to stay with very few pitches. Clean shower…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Jaymarie S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Such a peaceful place to stay with very few pitches. Clean shower and toilet block. Pitches are a very good size and staff are friendly and very helpful. We stayed 10 nights and never had an issue. We will definitely be booking again for next year 😀

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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 TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker Peaceful Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Public transport nearby Shop nearby

Type

Farm Large (51-200 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Indoor pool nearby Mountain biking nearby Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Tourer storage facilities

Location

Willow Brook Camping

Ninham Farm

Ninham

Shanklin

Isle Of Wight

England

PO36 9PJ

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.64639°N
-1.1876°W

Nearest transport

Coach
10.4 mi Clarence Pier
11 mi The Hard Interchange
11.4 mi City Centre South
Rail
0.9 mi Shanklin Rail Station
0.9 mi Lake (Isle of Wight) Rail Station
1.3 mi Sandown Rail Station
Ferry
6.1 mi Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal
6.1 mi Ryde Hoverport
6.5 mi Ryde Pier Head Ferry Terminal
Airport
22.3 mi Southampton Airport
29.7 mi Bournemouth International Airport

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

Got your walking boots and bike ready to go? Great – this site’s a fab base for investigating the many sights and attractions of the Isle of Wight by foot or on two wheels. Start off in Shanklin Chine (40 minutes’ walk), strolling around the gorge in this nature reserve, or amble down beside the coast and across the beaches and cliffs. In town there are shows to see at the theatre, cream teas to be eaten in the pubs and deck chairs to laze in on the sand. If you’ve got animal-loving nippers to appease, wander to the Amazon World Zoo (35 minutes) or dawdle to the Donkey Sanctuary (five minutes’ drive); you’ll also need to jump in the car for other Isle of Wight attractions like The Needles, a series of sharp-looking rocks poking out of the sea (40 minutes), and the flower-filled Ventnor Botanic Garden (15 minutes). For a break from nature, historical hotspots on the island include Appuldurcombe House (10 minutes), an 18th-century English baroque manor, as well as the old royal residence of Osborne, a former fave of Queen Victoria (20 minutes).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Shanklin 1.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Good
Sandown 1.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Yaverland 2.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Good
Ventnor 3.8 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Whitecliff Bay 4.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Dinosaur Isle 2.1 mi

Isle of Wight Steam Railway 4.2 mi

Ventnor Botanic Gardens 5.9 mi

Carisbrooke Castle 6.2 mi

Blackgang Chine 6.8 mi

National Trust

Bembridge Windmill 4.9 mi

Brighstone Shop and Museum 9.1 mi

Mottistone Manor Garden 10.2 mi

Newtown Old Town Hall 10.6 mi

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery 17.1 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Bembridge - Whitecliff 2.5 mi

APPULDURCOMBE 2.9 mi

NUNWELL 3 mi

Bonchurch Hills and Undercliff Walk 3.1 mi

The Godshill Valley and Plains 3.3 mi

Local events

  • Isle of Wight Festival (Thursday 20 June 2024 – Thursday 20 June 2024)

    Newport, Isle Of Wight 5.9 mi

  • Wickham Festival (Thursday 1 August 2024 – Thursday 1 August 2024)

    Fareham, Hampshire 17.7 mi

  • New Forest and Hampshire County Show (Tuesday 30 July 2024 – Tuesday 30 July 2024)

    Brockenhurst, Hampshire 21.8 mi

  • Goodwood Festival of Speed (Thursday 11 July 2024 – Thursday 11 July 2024)

    Chichester, West Sussex 25 mi

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.

Offers

Tent pitch
Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • 20% off last minute
Tent pitch
Electric grass tent pitch
  • 20% off last minute
Touring caravan pitchesMotorhome or campervan pitch
Electric grass touring pitch
  • 20% off last minute
Tent pitch
Electric grass tent pitch (XL)
  • 20% off last minute

Conditions apply - see pitch type section for details

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Isle Of Wight?

  • Does Willow Brook Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Willow Brook Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Willow Brook Camping? Got your walking boots and bike ready to go? Great – this site’s a fab base for investigating the many sights and attractions of the Isle of Wight by foot or on … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Willow Brook Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  10 a.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Willow Brook Camping? From £23.60 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.