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Haldon Forest Holiday Park

8.7

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General

  • Valley site among mature trees and landscaped ponds
  • A mile from Haldon Forest Park
  • Playground, shop 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 a playground 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 playground was installed back in 2010.

The site also has up to date laundry facilities, a shop 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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8.7

Overall rating based on 712 reviews

 

90% would recommend this site to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

  66% described as Forest ?

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches14/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGrzegorz S.Confirmed

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

    An ideal place to rest with your family. Peaceful quiet place. Large playground for children. you can drink a beer and eat on the spot. live music on Friday and Saturday evenings. there is a shop on site. nice service .

    Disliked: 

    In general, I do not see any disadvantages. Only the soccer field does not look like the picture. it is very neglected and looks forgotten.

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clean facilities and friendly staff09/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDave H.Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (adults only)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Was in the Adults only field, plenty of room and nice and quiet.

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Lovely site, nice that they have a child free field …09/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDean N.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch (adults only)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely site, nice that they have a child free field for a peaceful camp.

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Lovely site with clean facilities and a great live music option09/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGareth E.Confirmed

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

    Layout of the site was nice, friendly and very welcoming staff that had a very laid back approach but were helpful and courteous whenever needed.

    The live music and bar in the middle of the site are fantastic and music finished at a very reasonable 9pm and the bar closed at 10pm and the peace and tranquility soon returned. The live musician was excellent and I cannot imagine anyone complaining about noise.

    Plenty of toilet/shower blocks to serve the whole site.

    Disliked: 

    The site is built on the side of a hill so whilst most pitches are mostly flat there were few pitches that were completely flat, I cannot stand sleeping on a slight slope but maybe this does not bother others. I did however get a flat pitch by the football pitch.

    Whilst the toilet/shower blocks were always clean and supplied I think they could of done with a little more heat

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One of our favourites.06/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKaty B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    This is our 3rd year on the site and we loved it as much as our first time. The site is really well maintained, the pitches are huge and the showers and toilets are cleaned regularly throughout the day. The site is expanding and this year there was a bar/grill and live music over the weekends which added to the already great atmosphere. The best part about this site for us are the staff. The owners are lovely and the rest of the staff on site are all very friendly too. We can't wait to come back again next year. See you in 2022.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing at all.

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Peaceful environment, easy access from motorways, friendly owners.06/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMin Z.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Peaceful environment, easy access from motorways, friendly owners.

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Nice site in fantastic area a forest on the doorstep05/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJon C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (adults only)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The adult only pitch, spacious and with reliable power hook up.
    Friendly welcome and relaxed about exactly where we pitched.
    Well stocked shop with helpful staff.
    Easy to find and close to main routes.

    Disliked: 

    Disliked maybe a little strong but more attention could be paid to the loos and showers. If your busy with limited numbers of facilities perhaps a more regular cleaning schedule and more attention to detail required.
    Sort out the drainage, quite a pong on arrival and sewage overflow near shop was not a good look. However it was dealt with immediately. I suspect this is an ongoing problem when busy?

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Generous sized pitches. Clean campsite and facilities. Food and drink …05/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Generous sized pitches. Clean campsite and facilities. Food and drink facilities were great.
    Friendly staff. Great playground

    Disliked: 

    Showers could have been a bit warmer, and stayed on a little longer, without having to press the button
    Football pitch was great, but perhaps the goals and general pitch could do with an upgrade

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Pitch sizes, entertainment, great playground area03/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDanielle N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Pitch sizes, entertainment, great playground area

    Disliked: 

    Our pitch was not leveled

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Clean, lots of space, ideal location for visiting places. Family …03/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Clean, lots of space, ideal location for visiting places. Family friendly

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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

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

Portaloo

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

Forest

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal 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
Bus Station — 4.2 miles
Honiton Road Park and Ride — 5.6 miles
The Barn Owl — 5.6 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


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 by:  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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Haldon Forest Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 8 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 8 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Haldon Forest Holiday Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Haldon Forest Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Haldon Forest Holiday Park? 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 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Haldon Forest Holiday Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

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

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

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..

Occupancy
Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
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 satisfy 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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