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General

  • Six-acre farm site with spectacular views towards Dartmoor
  • Meet the farm animals and have a trailer or tractor ride
  • Bar and restaurant, toddlers' playroom and games room for older kids

Old MacDonald had a…Parkers Farm? Herd your fledglings here to meet Susie the miniature goat and the rest of the herd: ponies, lambs, guinea pigs, rabbits, pigs, ducks, chickens, sheep and cows all live on Parkers Farm Holiday Park, right in the middle of the south Devon countryside with quacking great views towards Dartmoor and a 12-mile drive from the coast. (Naturally, dogs are welcome too.)

Farm fans can milk their holiday for all it’s worth with trailer and tractor rides around the site and daily farm walks to meet, greet and feed the menagerie; safe play areas and six acres of fields are available for the kids and dogs to go free range at too. Off site, the farm is near a flock of other Devon animal attractions: Pennywell Farm, Paignton Zoo and meeting the ponies of Dartmoor are within a quick drive.

The Parker family have run the farm as a holiday park for over 60 years and know the ropes in keeping guests relaxed and a-moo-sed: Miss Piggy's bar and restaurant dishes up home-cooked and well-cooked meals as well as takeaway, and has evening entertainment from mid-July to the end of August. (Dogs are welcome in the bar’s Oak Room).

Next to the bar, a spacious play/TV room is for toddlers to let loose in and older kids have a games room with video games, pool tables and table tennis.

Guests also have access to the stacks of clean and up-to-date facilities: two tiled shower blocks with free hot showers, two big family rooms, well-equipped disabled facilities and a large area for washing up and prepping vegetables.

Other amenities include a shop open from Whitsun to mid-September, launderette and free ironing facilities, post box and public phone, battery charging and an ice pack service.

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Please note

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

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

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Evening entertainment in the bar/restaurant runs during the main season (mid-July to the end of August) only; the shop is open Whitsun to mid-September only. Farm walks, tractor and trailer rides around the site run during the main season (mid-July to end of August) only.


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9.5

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96% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 

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We liked the site and the friendly staff. The site ... 09/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jo C. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    We liked the site and the friendly staff. The site had everything we needed. It was lovely and clean.
    We had a nice level pitch with nothing too far away.
    Great tour around the site looking at the animals, lucky enough to see a new baby goat.
    Great for going off visiting places.
    We will be back as so close to my other daughter.

    Disliked: 

    The noise from the road, nothing much you can do about it, most sites are near roads!
    The banging of the men's toilet/ shower block!! could it not have something to make the close quieter? campers get up so early!!

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every thing bar staff excellent . food good for the ... 09/05/2018

robert_m330087 Confirmed

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    every thing bar staff excellent . food good for the money site clean and tidy .

    Disliked: 

    shop was empty no stock so had to go 5.5 miles for some milk.
    And the bar was not open long enough

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Excellent all round 09/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sharon d. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    My children had such a great time they loved that they could help feed all the farm animals . Taking the lambs on walks and feeding them there milk .And the staff were very friendly got all the children involved with the animal feeding and gave all a job to do they helped me when my son fell and cut his leg . Also there are a few parks to play on around the site . Toilets were clean and tidy .

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execellent level and size pitches. Cleanliness superb. 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom denise_h200422 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    We returned home on monday,after a three night stay at this wonderful site. On arrival we were made to feel very welcome. The site was spotlessley clean ,as were the shower and toilet facilities. The views were amazing,even though the A38 was'nt far away. The club house served excellent food, the staff were very friendly and even made our dog welcome. The children on site seemed to be very well catered for,with play parks and lots of animals to look at and help feed. We will certainly be returning and recommending this site to family and friends.

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Great views, clean facilities, friendly staff and loved the animals! 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Leanne C. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Really nice site, great views, clean bathrooms, friendly staff, great food in the restaurant, nice playgrounds and so lovely to meet all the animals! Great value for money! Highly recommend. We expected (from reading other reviews) for the road to be very noisy but it really wasn’t. We were glad to be near the road to easily leave for day trips.

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Loved how family friendly the site was, and how clean ... 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tanya K. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Loved how family friendly the site was, and how clean the facilities were.

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    Takeaway food was priced as eating in the restaurant, and the shower facilities were either hot or freezing.

    Also the noise from the dual carriage way was something that disrupted our sleep.

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Showers and on site facilities were really good. 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom wesley C. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Showers and on site facilities were really good.

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All of the stay 29/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom patrick p. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    All of the stay

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excellent site, excellent staff, always a good stay 04/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom steph_p475962 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    loved it always do. lovely hot showers always clean, the crispy coated mushrooms in the restaurant are to die for lush

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    nothing

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All round excellent site 30/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Richard L. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
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    Friendly helpful staff, excellent bar / restaurant, clean toilet / shower blocks.
    Would recommend this site.

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    The site being tiered meant walking a fair distance downhill to the toilets and showers and even further to the shop and bar which was ok but having COPD/ emphysema the walk back up was a nightmare for me, fine if your fit and healthy.

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

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Fishing

Fitness centre

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Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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Outdoor swimming pool

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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

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Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Higher Mead Farm, Ashburton, Devon, England, TQ13 7LJ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.5270°N 3.7215°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ashburton: Bull Ring Bus Stop — 1.8 miles
Buckfastleigh: Station Approach Bus Stop — 3.8 miles
Newton Abbot: Lay by Coach Stop — 5.4 miles
Train stations
Newton Abbot Rail Station — 5.4 miles
Totnes Rail Station — 6.5 miles
Torre Rail Station — 8.6 miles
Ferry ports
Totnes Ferry Landing — 7.1 miles
Shaldon Teignmouth Ferry Landing — 9.7 miles
Torquay - North Quay — 9.8 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 19.5 miles

Directions


From Exeter: take the A38 to Plymouth. When you see the '29 miles Plymouth' sign take the second left at the sign to Woodland/Denbury. Follow the road for 300 yards, the entrance to the park is on the left-hand side.

From Plymouth: take the A38 past Ashburton. On the left, 2 miles on, take the A383 to Newton Abbot. Go over the A38 and turn back to Plymouth and join the A38. Turn left at the sign to Woodland/Denbury. Follow the road for 300 yards, the entrance to the park is on the left-hand side.

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

You might be all of a dither trying to decide which Devon attraction or activity to recommend first, as coast, country, active options and peaceful pursuits are all near Parkers Farm, whether you prefer off the beaten track or more famed areas like Dartmoor National Park.

Hit the beaches first, perhaps? Your farm pitch is a paltry 12 miles from the Devon coastline and the seaside towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. All three towns have their own sights to see if you want to take a separate day at each: after a trip to Paignton Zoo, tiddlers and bigger folk can make a splash at the town’s Quay West, the largest outdoor water park in the country, then sally forth to Brixham to see the Brixham Buccaneers and the Golden Hind, the full-size replica of Drake’s sixteenth century ship.

Also do a funny walk to Torquay, home of fictional hotel owner Basil Fawlty and the place to head to on a rainy day: critters from all eras are covered at Dinosaur World and the coastal zoo and aquarium Living Coasts, both indoors.

The prehistoric caves of Kents Cavern, a Scheduled Ancient Monument, are a superbly subterranean sight and include a kids’ activity area, cave painting and two themed quests above ground on the woodland trail.

If you’d like to cram as much activity as possible into one area, Dartmoor National Park is the best place to do it: start off with horse riding or pony trekking from one of the several stables or enclosed schools; the park has different areas marked off for different levels of rider.

Buckfastleigh is a heady place to head to as it has the Buckfast Butterfly Farm, Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary and Pennywell Farm, all three probably top of the list for wildlife-wild kids. Pick up the South Devon Railway from here to Totnes and let the offspring loose at Woodlands Adventure Park, a theme park which also has a zoo farm.

More urban(e)ly, historic Exeter and the market towns of Newton Abbot and Ashburton are close to hand too if you fancy some shopping, a dip in Ashburton’s heated outdoor pool or a small flutter at Exeter Racecourse on the Haldon Hills.

Must see

  • Buckfast Abbey (3.3 miles)
  • Paignton Zoo Environmental Park (9.3 miles)
  • Living Coasts (9.9 miles)

National Trust

  • The Church House (5.2 miles)
  • Compton Castle (6.6 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:  12 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Parkers Farm Holiday Park cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Pitches: a £10.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

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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.

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 and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
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.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 3 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
Pitches: a £10.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
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
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.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

TV reception is poor at times.

No vehicles to enter the site after midnight.

Bar and restaurant open every night during Easter, Whitsun and mid-July to mid-September, and open every weekend from Easter. Our evening entertainment in the bar/restaurant runs during the main season (mid-July to the end of August) only. Farm walks, tractor and trailer rides around the site run during the main season (mid-July to end of August) only.

Our well-stocked shop is open Whitsun to mid-September only.

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