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Goldpark Leisure: Green setting

General

  • Scenic location in the Elham valley, seven miles from Canterbury
  • In the North Downs, a 12-mile drive from the Channel Tunnel
  • Easy access to the M20 and the A2

Ever been to the Elham valley? It's a right pretty part of the North Downs, made up of a chalk valley and set between Folkestone and Canterbury: the 22.5-mile Elham Valley Way is right pretty and right recommended too.

If you're seeking a stay around these parts (also recommended, to put up tired feet), have a look at Goldpark Leisure right in the valley and surrounded by the striking scenery for which the valley is renowned. It's about seven miles from Folkestone and Canterbury and under 10 from Dover's white cliffs, or you could go on further adventures as it's also only 12 miles from the Channel Tunnel…

The site has an amenities building with a toilet and shower room also suitable for disabled guests, a washing-up area and a reception with helpful info on the local area.

Leave the car behind once you get here: the bus stop outside the Goldpark Leisure gate has services to take adventurers to both the Kent settlements nearby. If you do want to drive, there's easy access from the site to the M20 and the A2.

Please note

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).

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.

Minimum spacing of 6 metres between pitches.


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8.7

Overall rating based on 120 reviews

 

89% would recommend this site to a friend.

89% would stay here again.

  51% described as Budget/backpacker ?

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches13/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKaren D.Confirmed

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

    Very helpful, friendly. Showers hot and clean. Toilets clean. Perfect setting for walking Elham Valley.

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Friendly staff, generous space with pitches. Would stay again!05/06/2022

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

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

    Mark was very welcoming and accommodating as we were staying with friends in a separate tent, Mark ensured we were pitched next to one another. Clean site, could do with some upgrades like the showers and toilets themselves, they were a bit used and out of date. The actual shower/toilet block building looked good in the night with the lighting on. 16amp power supply was also a big help! Heaters were on during the night. Would stay again! Thanks Mark! Nice scooter by the way!

    Disliked: 

    Didn’t appreciate the regular smell of cannabis being smoked from a nearby resident caravan owner.

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Friendly man running it flexible and easy going.05/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGemma W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The flexibility and the smallness/cloesness

    Disliked: 

    How close to the road it was and needed more facilities when busy

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Friendly staff ,level pitch06/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Quiet , friendly, clean but very basic

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Great campsite, friendly neighbours and good facilities13/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
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    Great campsite, friendly neighbours and good facilities

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Friendly staff, clean facilities and level pitches04/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Basic facilities however very accommodating. Was great that we could see our son from where we were on the site. Great for a short stay

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Best campsite I've stayed in overall. Excellent location03/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRob B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything.

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    Nothing

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Staff friendly03/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Quietness. Toilets and showers clean

    Disliked: 

    Nothing on site, not alot of lighting in showers. People that live onsite could do with upgrading there caravans

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10 out of 1024/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The park was clean and tidy with lots of space between pitches. Toilet /shower block nice and clean. We had everything we needed. Mark was brilliant and was very knowledgeable of the area.
    Local bus right outside to Canterbury or Folkestone which was handy. We had a great stay. Thankyou

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Ideal for ferry Dover. All facilities good. Will stop next …29/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Ideal for ferry Dover.
    All facilities good.
    Will stop next time I cross Channel.

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Features

Coronavirus

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Extra toilet/shower facilities available

Hand sanitising stations

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

Dog park

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

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • Canterbury Road, Wigmore, Elham, Kent, England, CT4 6LP
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.1813°N 1.1356°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
New Dover Road Park and Ride Terminal — 5.8 miles
Bus Station — 7.0 miles
Old Park Barracks — 7.0 miles
Train stations
Shepherds Well Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Snowdown Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Aylesham Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Ferry ports
Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal — 5.9 miles
Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal — 9.0 miles
Dover Eastern Docks Ferry Terminal — 9.2 miles
Airports
Kent International Airport — 14.9 miles
Lydd London Ashford Airport — 18.0 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

The chalk downlands of the Elham valley are the suggested starting point for hikes around the area; if you're feeling energetic, make it your mission to do the whole 22.5-mile route of the Elham Valley Way, starting at Hythe and finishing, like certain pilgrims, at Canterbury Cathedral.

Rest up when you arrive then investigate the cathedral further: Canterbury's most famed landmark is the oldest cathedral in England and is of course where Chaucer's lot amused themselves in quarantine by telling many tales. The Canterbury Tales is an award-winning attraction in the city (yes, yes, as well as a book); after that, wander around the shops and pubs before an evening in one of Canterbury's restaurants. And then perhaps another pub…

Also have a wander around the 90 acres of ancient parkland of nearby Howletts Zoo Park, where animals to see include lions, tigers, rhinos and elephants.

Must see

  • Howletts Wild Animal Park (6.0 miles)
  • St Augustine's Abbey (7.0 miles)
  • Canterbury Cathedral (7.1 miles)

National Trust

  • The White Cliffs of Dover (9.5 miles)
  • South Foreland Lighthouse (10.6 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:  9 a.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  12:30 p.m.

Goldpark Leisure 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. Goldpark Leisure 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Goldpark Leisure have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Goldpark Leisure dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Goldpark Leisure? The chalk downlands of the Elham valley are the suggested starting point for hikes around the area; if you're feeling energetic, make it your mission to do the whole 22.5-mile route of … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Goldpark Leisure?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  9 a.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  12:30 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Goldpark Leisure? From £30 (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
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 6 metres between pitches.

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 (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
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.
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.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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