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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.

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 does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

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.

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.

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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99% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

 
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Excellent stay 16/08/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Very family friendly and relaxing.
    Clean amenities

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    A38 road noise

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Excellent site. Lovely staff. We will be back! 15/08/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The campsite was fab! All the staff were very welcoming and accommodating. There was so much to do for us (mid 20's) and children. The farm walk & tractor ride was lovely too. We will definitely be back

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Great site with clean facilities, level pitches 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom kelley_r Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Love the relaxed feel, have a 7 year old her loves feeding the animals and the tractor ride. 3rd year we've returned and it gets better each time, excellent park and staff are friendly, oh and clean shower facilities

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Nothing too much trouble, we arrived late. All facilities lovely. ... 14/08/2017

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  • Electric grass pitch
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    Nothing too much trouble, we arrived late.
    All facilities lovely.
    Beautiful views

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Clean and friendly. 12/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Emma W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Friendly staff, clean facilities. Food in bar was tasty and there were all kinds of animals to see.

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We absolutely loved this site, the tractor ride and feeding ... 10/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Hayley J. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    We absolutely loved this site, the tractor ride and feeding the animals was a big highlight. The site is really well maintained. It is perfect for families we look forward to returning to this site.

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Facilities were really clean couldnt fault them... enough to keep ... 09/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rachel M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Facilities were really clean couldnt fault them... enough to keep the littles ones entertained aswell which was great.

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Loved our little break away! Very clean toilet/ shower blocks.. ... 09/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Daniel P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Loved our little break away! Very clean toilet/ shower blocks.. A family bathroom made life so much easier! Such friendly staff, the kids loved the farm walks and tractor ride.. restaurant serves very nice food..

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Excellent, Clean and Very Friendly 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom nicholas_j460704 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Small family run site, always clean and tidy and so friendly. They go the extra mile to keep the little ones happy. This is our second visit and we probably return again.

    Plenty of small play areas around for the young kids to play in, I personally think this site is great for people with little ones (aged 8 or less) I think any older then they will get board quickly onsite and will need to go off site to be entertained.

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Excellent site, family friendly we had a great time. 07/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tracy J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Farm walk
    Childrens entertainment
    Clean toilets and showers
    All the parks

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    Bit of a walk to the toilets maybe portaloos on h site would be good.

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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

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

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.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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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.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

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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