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General

  • Chilled-out affordable campsite for groups and families
  • The Ultimate Adventure Centre on site: zipwires, kayaking, surfing...
  • Views of the Devon hills and north Devon coastline

Wheeeee! Adventure sorts, you're sorted. Adventure Camping is a campsite right behind the Ultimate Adventure Centre near Bideford in Devon, where there's all manner of adrenalising activities to try – and all in the scenic surroundings of comely Devon countryside and hills with views of the Devon coast.

What's promised as 'the ultimate assault course' is laid on at the adventure centre, alongside other active options like coasteering, laser tag, body zorbing, mountain boarding, kayaking, a surf school, climbing wall, and high ropes, low ropes and a zipwire. Families, stag parties and hen dos are all welcome and the campsite is dog-friendly. Showers, loos and washing facilities are all available too.

In the evenings, stroll around the lake or sit around the barbecue or firepit to discuss/boast about your day's activities with other campers, then wake up to the spectacular views, have brekkie in the café, and get ready to do it all over again…

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


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7.8

Overall rating based on 33 reviews

 

76% would recommend this site to a friend.

73% would stay here again.

 

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Had a nice holiday but wouldn't return for camping. 01/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom nicola_g194471 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location and that we had an electric hook up plus how close we were to the shower blocks.

    Disliked: 

    The noise from the traffic on the a39 in the evening didnt really get much sleep. I also feel the site was sadly lacking a focus in the evening and would have benefitted from a club house and also an on site shop for milk etc. I think its more a kids residential adventure centre than a campsite and really needs to decide which.

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Space, activites, politness of staff 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sophie P. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Space, activites, politness of staff

    Disliked: 

    Showers were very slow

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Great site good showers and toilets beautiful surroundings and lots ... 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jason N. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great site good showers and toilets beautiful surroundings and lots to do for the adventurous ones! grounds kept well and very polite and helpful staff.
    We will be back.

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A very unusual and interesting centre, very clean and well maintained 23/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Clare B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful views. Friendly staff. Very clean everywhere. Hot showers.

    Disliked: 

    The website says cafe and meals served but this shuts at 5pm so do be aware of this if you are camping and expecting to get dinner there- if you are a hiker with no car it's then quite a way to find some food or coffee. Be aware there is a fast and busy road adjacent to the site- if you find it hard to sleep with road noise then it's probably not for you.

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The staff! 22/08/2017

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

  • Electric mixed pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The staff!

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It was very clean and staff were friendly but not a lot to do 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Shanice R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The showers and toilets were very clean and staff were very friendly

    Disliked: 

    Me and my partner both did not enjoy food in the cafe, the breakfast especially, aside from the day time activities like the adventure ones there wasn't an awful lot to do on site nor was there really anything around that was walking distance

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Great for families with kids 8-13z 12/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The staff were amazing and the adventure activities were awesome.

    Disliked: 

    a few more facilities for dish washing, and some of the activities weren't available.

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Excellent site with good facilities, friendly staff highly recommend 26/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom tina_g266542 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great campsite lots of room and facilities were spot on the staff were very helpful as we arrived really early and they let us pitch up straight away. Highly recommended

    Disliked: 

    Little pond at side of pitch without a fence could be a problem for small children.

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Polecam 13/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom maciej_k299742 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Bardzo miła obsługa. Naprawdę dbali o to by było nam dobrze. Miłe zaskoczenie.

    Disliked: 

    Zbyt duże ciśnienie w kranie na zmywaku i brak zimnej wody przy zlewie w łazience.

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Good site 31/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom kayleigh_g611839 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Small campsite so children couldn't go far and toilets and showers very clean. Staff friendly and helpful.

    Disliked: 

    Our pitch was right next to a large pond with no fence around it. I was very on edge having a 5 and 2 year old playing near it. Young children are naturally enquisitive so kept going back to it. Wouldn't recommend this site if you're children are very young.
    Also no shop on site but Asda less than 5 minutes away.

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Bath available

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Free wifi

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Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

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Public telephone

Shower available

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Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

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Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

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Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports 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)

Camping 2.0

Microlodges

Location

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  • The Ultimate Adventure Centre, Abbotsham Road Bideford, Devon, England, EX39 5AP
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.0173°N 4.2420°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Westward Ho!: Nelson Rd Coach Stop — 1.6 miles
Bideford: Quay Coach Stop — 1.6 miles
Westward Ho!: Holiday Centre Coach Stop — 2.0 miles
Train stations
Barnstaple Rail Station — 8.7 miles
Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 9.5 miles
Umberleigh Rail Station — 11.4 miles
Ferry ports
Bideford Ferry Landing — 1.7 miles
Appledore Ferry Landing — 3.4 miles
Instow Ferry Landing — 3.5 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 41.2 miles

Directions


By road
From the north via the M5, leave the M5 at Junction 27. Follow the A361 towards Barnstaple. Take the A39 towards Bideford. Look out for the brown Ultimate Adventure Centre signs on the A39 just outside Bideford.

From Cornwall, take the A39 past Bude towards Bideford. You will drive past Hartland and Clovelly. Look out for the brown Ultimate Adventure Centre signs on the A39 just outside Bideford.

By bus
The only bus which passes The Ultimate Adventure Centre is the 319 Stagecoach bus from Barnstaple town centre to Hartland. The nearest bus stop is outside the church in Abbotsham, which is approximately 2- 3 minutes' walk from the site. However, if you ask the driver nicely, they usually stop outside the car park to drop you off.

By train
The nearest train station is Barnstaple, approximately 10 miles away. From here, a taxi will cost around £20, or you can hop on the 319 bus which stops outside of the train station (details above).

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

Adventure Camping is in the small village of Abbotsham, niftily placed for the best of Devon attractions and the nearby beaches of day trips to Croyde, Woolacombe, Westward Ho! and other Devon beaches.

Less than half an hour's drive will see you at Saunton Sands, the eminently suitable surfing beach, and Braunton Burrows, the eminently spectacular sand dune system that's the biggest in England. Botany and nature buffs will find over 400 species of vascular plants and several rare species here; take a guided walk for the easiest way to spot.

Closer to home, on the edge of the Taw Torridge Estuary and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Northam Burrows Country Park is a smaller but still very viewsome option for nature walks among its sand dunes, salt marsh and grassland. Access it from the beach at Westward Ho! and drop in at the visitor centre at the northern end of the beach, open to the public in summer.

Heavenly hikes on the South West Coast Path are just a mile away, and nearby Bideford has two of Devon's toppest attractions for kids and families, the Milky Way Adventure Park and The Big Sheep.

See also the fishing village of Clovelly along the coast to the south-west, a day out among the greenery of RHS Rosemoor, another among the waves of surfing spot Woolacombe, or a drive to Dartmoor for yet more outdoorsy activities: you're on an adventure camping trip after all…

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (6.9 miles)
  • Castle Drogo (29.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (14.3 miles)
  • Heddon Valley (19.3 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:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  10 a.m.

Please call the site/park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email if you are arriving before 3pm. The team will then provide you with the relevant information about your unit/pitch.

Adventure Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

Cancellations must be received by email. Ultimate Adventure Centre will not offer refunds or compensation in the unlikely event of suspending activities due to reasons beyond our control.

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. Adventure Camping will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £20 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

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

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Music in speakers are not permitted.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11pm and 8am.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £20 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

Activities are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

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