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Haldon Forest Holiday Park

8.9

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General

  • Valley site among mature trees and landscaped ponds
  • A mile from Haldon Forest Park
  • Two playgrounds and modern toilet and shower blocks

Pitching up in the River Kenn valley, on a park surrounded by Devon woodland and countryside, with mature trees and landscaped ponds complete with resident ducks…does this sound like it might fit the bill? If so, take your flock to Haldon Forest Holiday Park, five miles from Exeter and just a mile from the woodland and bike trails of the 3500-acre Haldon Forest Park.

Haldon Forest has two playgrounds on the park for kids to go out on a limb under the watchful eye of more mature types; like most of the facilities here, the playgrounds were recently developed and have been installed since 2010.

The site also has up to date laundry facilities, and three modern toilet and shower blocks with heating and free hot water. All in all, you’ll surely find this park all that it’s quacked up to be…


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8.9

Overall rating based on 233 reviews

 

94% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

 

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Great site locations with a huge to do close by. 10/09/2018

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

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely open space. Good shower accommodation.

    Disliked: 

    Kennel close buy was a bit distracting with all the dogs barking.

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Anonymous user

Nice site and facilities. 04/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely big pitch for the two caravans. Grass was nice and short.

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2nd Stay in 3 weeks! 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ingo M. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    It's a nice site that is well maintained and close to all the local amenities. The facilities are great and kept nice a clean.

    Disliked: 

    nothing

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Loved the place will definitely be returning in the future 03/09/2018

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

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything really hard to fault

    Disliked: 

    Only disappointment was the bar not being open at all over the weekend

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Great campsite, will be returning. 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Peter S. Confirmed

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

    The facilities were great. The kids loved the playground area and the football pitch.
    We liked the camping pitches and location.

    Disliked: 

    n/a

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We would not go again as quite Expensive nothing there 01/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom peter K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Close to areas

    Disliked: 

    The website was not true to what was on the site. The showers were not very clean full cob webs

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Good all around site for a young family with tent 31/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rachel C. Confirmed

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

    This campsite was pretty nice once you get over the shock of the seasonal caravans as they are an eyesore as you go through the site. Other than that, the people were lovely, it was clean and the children had some good space to run around. The showers and toilets were very well kept too.

    Disliked: 

    Position of the seasonal caravans and the play park equipment was a little old and could be added to easily

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Clean facilities, safe for my children to run around a play. 31/08/2018

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  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    The children’s park

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Peaceful and enjoyable easy access to other towns 29/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Steve W. Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful setting , peaceful and friendly owners , fully enjoyed by us both , plenty of room for your tent etc , will definitely be returning love the ducks and their pond

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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good site clean toilets and showers 29/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom kirsty b. Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    the site was nice clean and tidy toilet and shower blocks were clean and were plenty for the size of the site. in the middle of nowhere which was nice. would say very quiet but there was kennels nearby which at feeding times could annoy some people.
    the pitches were of a good size.

    Disliked: 

    the bar on site was not open during our stay.
    the site was very dark at night as no lights
    some of the pitches were on slopes
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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

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Clapham, Exeter, Devon, England, EX6 7YG
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.6700°N 3.5645°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Exminster Bus Stop — 3.1 miles
Exeter: St Davids Rail Station Coach Stop — 4.2 miles
Exeter: Bus & Coach Station Paris Street — 4.2 miles
Train stations
Exeter St Thomas Rail Station — 3.4 miles
Exeter Central Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Exeter St Davids Rail Station — 4.2 miles
Ferry ports
Topsham Lock Ferry Landing — 4.2 miles
Topsham Ferry Landing — 4.3 miles
Turf Lock Inn Ferry Landing — 4.3 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 7.7 miles

Directions


From the A38 southbound: leave the A38 at the junction signposted 'Kennford', and take an immediate left at the end of the slip road. This will take you through Kennford village. Continue out of the village, over the A38 bridge, keeping left after the bridge, following the sign for Clapham. Turn left 1.5 miles after the bridge (signposted Underwood) and then turn right after 50 yards into the gravel track to the site.

From the A38 northbound: leave the A38 at the top of Haldon Hill, 100 yards after the Haldon services / Little Chef, at the junction signposted Dunchideock and Exeter Racecourse. Turn left at the slip road T-junction, then fork right after one mile. Continue down the hill for 1.75 miles and turn into the gravel track on the left, just before the T-junction in Clapham.

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

Bring the bikes to Devon or hire wheels at Haldon Forest Park to take full advantage of the miles of woodland mountain bike and cycle trails for various levels of ability.

Discovery trails, play equipment and several walking trails are also in the forest park including the circular Butterfly Trail and the easy-rated Mamhead Sensory Trail with gorgeous views along the Jurassic Coast and over the Exe estuary. A ten mile horse riding trail is also around for more relaxed forest sightseeing, with horse riding of a different type at the forest’s Exeter Racecourse.

Dartmoor National Park, with more hacking, hiking and biking as well as tor climbing, guided walks and geocaching, is a short drive from the holiday park. It has regular events throughout the year, towns and villages to take in, the famous Dartmoor ponies to spot and Dartmoor Zoo with meerkats, monkeys, lions and more.

Bring binoculars along with the bikes: the forest park and surrounding area are wildlife havens, with rare birds of prey and wild deer in the forest itself and birdwatching a few miles away at the Site of Special Scientific Interest the Exe Estuary: watch oystercatchers showing excellent culinary taste in breaking open mussels at Bull Hill or take a trip to the nature reserve at Dawlish Warren at the estuary’s mouth. If you’re bringing along the bikes, the National Cycle Network Exe Estuary Trail runs to Exmouth from Dawlish.

The sublime sand of Dawlish Warren is one of several South Devon sandy stretches, with the beaches at Teignmouth, Exmouth and Torbay within easy distance of Haldon Forest and the coastal towns of Torquay and Paignton a little further along the coast. Exmouth is the place to don the wetsuit as it’s known for watery sports of all types including diving, windsurfing and sailing; it’s also a gateway town to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

Finally, a stay at Haldon Forest has to include a day or two in Exeter to see its twelfth century cathedral, medieval Guildhall and famous historic quayside with antique shops, restaurants, canoe and boat trips and events such as dragon boat racing and guided tours.

Must see

  • Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (4.0 miles)
  • Crealy Great Adventure Park (7.0 miles)
  • The National Trust Killerton House & Gardens (9.6 miles)

National Trust

  • A la Ronde (7.2 miles)
  • Killerton: Clyston Mill (8.3 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:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Haldon Forest Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

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

Haldon Forest Holiday Park will debit the full amount from your card immediately. This includes a 15% non-refundable deposit.

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.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11pm and 8am.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Additional terms

The café/bar will only be open on a limited number of days during the year to occupy demand. Opening times will be at the site manager's discretion.

Children under 12 must be supervised in the showers and on the play equipment.

Please do not place disposable barbecues directly on the picnic tables.

This site is peaceful and family orientated, groups of three or more young adults under the age of 25 are not permitted.

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