Oak View Holiday Park

From £25 For 1 night, 2 adults 9.4 340 reviews
Pitches among the trees (added by manager 22 Jul 2020)
Plenty of space (added by manager 22 jul 2020)
Trees around the pitches (added by manager 22 jul 2020)
Scenic pitches surrounded by woodlands (added by manager 22 jul 2020)

  • Scenic site surrounded by woodlands in the Kent Downs
  • A 10-minute drive from Maidstone and Leeds Castle
  • Next to Kent Showground; pet-friendly site with a dedicated pet shower
Situated in the scenic Kent village of Detling, this family-focused campsite is a great place for all the family to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life and to reconnect with nature and each other. Surrounded by a protected woodland and with an abundance of trails to explore, it's easy to stretch your legs at Oak View Holiday Park and find space for your kids and/or dogs to let off some steam. Oak View Holiday Park is located right next to the Kent Showground, making this site an excellent option for attending the varied and numerous events and shows that run here throughout the year. Other top-notch attractions like Leeds Castle (10 minutes' drive) and Maidstone (10 minutes) are also easy to access. Guests staying here have access to modern and well-maintained bathroom and shower blocks (with separate male, female and disabled areas). Other handy on-site amenities include a laundry room, washing-up areas, waste disposal points and a pet shower, all of which are kept spick and span by the campsite team. Please note that only only gas, electric or charcoal barbecues are allowed, and open campfires and firepits are not permitted.

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 56
Motorhome pitches 56
Open all year
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).
  • No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.
  • A cable measuring at least 25 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • £5 per day of electricity is included. Additional usage is metered at £0.35 per kWh and can be purchased from the office on site.

Languages spoken

English

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Smooth arrival and check in. Very quite site which helped with relaxing.…

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Smooth arrival and check in. Very quite site which helped with relaxing. Forest next door lends itself to walks. Dog friendly too.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Clean every where and helpful.…

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Clean every where and helpful.

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Excellent stay and I was definitely be going back

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

Electric gravel and hardstanding pitch

Liked: The park was well maintained, I was very welcomed on arrival and the staff came back to check if I needed anything. There was a lovely walk through a very pretty forest with all the blue bells out .

Disliked: No dislikes

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches

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

Electric gravel and hardstanding pitch

Liked: Lovely greeting, lively clean well run park. Will visit again.

Disliked: The rain.

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From the manager: Thank you very much Debbie. It was lovely to meet you. We do try our best, wishing this eternal rain would stop. We would love to see you again sometime. The Oak View Team

Lovey site and very welcoming staff. Only 5 min from Leeds Castle…

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Lovey site and very welcoming staff. Only 5 min from Leeds Castle

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From the manager: Thank you Paul, we do our best to make sure that you see a happy face on arrival, we don't like to scare our customers off. We would love to see you again soon. The Oak View Team

The site was well maintained and very clean and tidy. The on…

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

Electric gravel and hardstanding pitch

Liked: The site was well maintained and very clean and tidy. The on duty steward was extremely helpful.

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From the manager: It was very nice to meet you both and thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a nice review. We hope that you will come and see us again some time. The Oak View Team.

Friendly welcome, level pitches and spotless facilities. Will return when next in…

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

Electric gravel and hardstanding pitch

Liked: Friendly welcome, level pitches and spotless facilities. Will return when next in the area. Lovely site.

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From the manager: Thank you Lisa for leaving us a wonderful review. We would love to see you again if you do return to this area. The Oak View Team.

Very nice site with good facilities and nice countryside walks

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Very friendly staff and nice clean facilities

Disliked: Nothing

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From the manager: We love it when our customers take the time to leave us a review be it long or short, good or bad, (we prefer good 😉). Thank you very much and we would love to see you again. Happy Travelling. The Oak View Team.

A lovely, well run and maintained site!

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

Electric gravel and hardstanding pitch

Liked: Lovely site, quiet, small, lovely ladies at reception, clean showers and toilets! Will definitely return as this was the first time here but friends go regularly. A very relaxing weekend with friends. I came here when I was a child (probably 40 years ago now!) with my family for years so lovely to return. Will definitely be back and will bring our granddaughters as idea for them as well as couples.

Disliked: Nothing!

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From the manager: Thank you very much for leaving us such a lovely review. We are glad that it brought back some memories for you and we would really love to see you again to make lots of lovely new ones, especially with the grandchildren.🥰. The Oak View Team.

Great site .. will return

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

Electric gravel and hardstanding pitch

Liked: Lovely site very clean xx quiet good layout ... Excellent staff friendly and helpful

Disliked: Nothing

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From the manager: Thank you very much Chris our favourite regular customer.😊 We look forward to seeing you both next time! The Oak View Team.


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

Disabled facilities

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

Forest

Peaceful

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

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Location

Oak View Holiday Park

Scragged Oak Road

Detling

Maidstone

Kent

England

ME14 3HA

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

51.30149°N
0.57761°W

Route directions

The site is just off the A249, within 2 miles of the M20 (Junction 7) and 5 miles off the M2 (Junction 5). The best postcode to follow using a satnav is ME14 3HB as using the postcode takes you on a longer route. Heading from the M20 Junction 7, drive along the A249 to the top of Detling Hill. As you approach the top you will pass a layby and a sign for Bredhurst. Turn left along the road to Bredhurst; this is Scragged Oak Road. The park is 500 yards along the road on the left marked with a large green sign. Please do not turn up Pilgrims Way.

Nearest transport

Coach
2.7 mi Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre
2.9 mi King Street
2.9 mi King Street
Rail
1.8 mi Bearsted Rail Station
2.9 mi Maidstone East Rail Station
3.2 mi Maidstone Barracks Rail Station
Ferry
13.5 mi Gravesend Pier
13.8 mi Tilbury Ferry Terminal
24.1 mi Wallasea Island Ferry Landing
Airport
19.3 mi London Southend Airport
23.7 mi Biggin Hill Airport
26.8 mi London City 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

Oak View Holiday Park is in prime position to traverse the best of Kent's countryside, coast, castles and well-known gardens – with Essex and its coast easily accessible too just to the north. Plenty of pedalling and perambulating opportunities are around the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, such as the 153-mile route of the North Downs National Trail through from Farnham to Canterbury, passing the White Cliffs of Dover. This takes in the 119-mile Pilgrims' Way, the supposed route of Thomas Becket from Winchester to Canterbury Cathedral. Elsewhere in Kent, loads is on all year round in the 500 acres of parkland and formal gardens at lovely Leeds Castle (10 minutes’ drive), like free falconry displays, play areas, special events and making one's way intrepidly out of the castle maze. Also see Rochester Castle (20 minutes) on the east bank of the Medway for its 12th-century keep and stacks of historical info: the castle was sacked during the Peasants' Revolt, held for Henry III against the barons, and besieged (also because of barons) by bad King John. And of course, just next door is the Kent Showground, which hosts all sorts of events throughout the year (the most famed being the Kent County Show, which usually runs for three days in July).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Sheerness 12.6 mi Estuary N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Minster Leas 13.4 mi Estuary N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Leysdown 16.3 mi Sea N/A Excellent Good Excellent
Leigh Bell Wharf 16.7 mi Estuary Good N/A Poor N/A
Southend Chalkwell 16.8 mi Estuary N/A Good N/A Good

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Leeds Castle 4.3 mi

The Historic Dockyard Chatham 6.7 mi

Rochester Cathedral 6.8 mi

Rochester Castle 6.9 mi

Dickens World 7.2 mi

National Trust

Stoneacre 3.5 mi

Cobham Wood and Mausoleum 9.4 mi

Owletts 10 mi

Old Soar Manor 11.6 mi

Sissinghurst Castle Garden 13.3 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

MOTE PARK 2.8 mi

Cossington - Bredhurst - Scragged Oak - North Downs Way 2.9 mi

Hollingbourne 3.7 mi

LEEDS CASTLE 4.3 mi

BOUGHTON MONCHELSEA PLACE 5.8 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.

Want to know more about camping in Kent?

  • Does Oak View Holiday Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Oak View Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Oak View Holiday Park? Oak View Holiday Park is in prime position to traverse the best of Kent's countryside, coast, castles and well-known gardens – with Essex and its coast easily accessible too just to the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Oak View Holiday Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Oak View Holiday Park? From £25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.