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Haldon Forest Holiday Park

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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…

Please note

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.

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.

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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9.3

Overall rating based on 73 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  71% described as Peaceful ?

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Will definitely be returning.08/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSuzanne W.Confirmed

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

    Enormous, friendly site. Beautiful views. Secure playground for our daughter to play in. Good toilet/shower services. Good laundry/dryer services. Well equipped, spacious pitches.

    Disliked: 

    If I had to pick something, the shower pressure could be stronger.

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we loved our stay at the campsite, we were close …04/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen H.Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    we loved our stay at the campsite, we were close by the childrens play area which was nice as we were able to relax and still keep a watchful eye on our child.The showers and tiolets were always clean whenever we used them and everyone was friendly. The site is perfectly located amongst various activites availabe and places to visit.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and large pitches03/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Lovely green space and countryside views. Great location. Clean facilities. Tent pitches were very large and spaced out well. Will return next year.

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Lovely campsite, ideal location from which we could easily explore Dev02/09/2019

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  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Family friendly

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Great location, great atmosphere and good value. Just needs some TLC.02/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTim S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    A lovely location and atmosphere with beautiful views across the Devon countryside, Haldon Forest is a great site for parents who want some serenity coupled with things to keep the kids happy. Our 7 year old son and 3 year old daughter loved the park and our son made some friends instantly so very quickly he was discovering the woods and going on adventures with his new mates. The shower block was adequate and relatively clean, as were the washing up facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Although the site is lovely overall it is looking a bit tired and neglected in places so could do with a bit of TLC.

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Beautiful clean site but need a car to drive anywhere.02/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomkaren h.Confirmed

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

    Site was fabulous, beautiful quiet surroundings, pitches very spacious. Friendly owners who assisted with taxi numbers or food deliveries numbers.

    Showers and toilets were kept cleaned (although one block was closed).

    Lots of ducks all wandering around, a sight to see them all in a row eating the food the owners put out for them.

    No light pollution at night, saw the stars in all their glory, beautiful.

    Would definitely visit again but would make sure we had enough provisions to negate having to drive for shopping.

    Disliked: 

    There was no shop on site and the bar looked like it hadn't been open for a while, a shame as there is no pub in walking distance it's over 2 miles away and a taxi would have to come from Exeter at a cost of £25 each way!

    (The bar area had a lovely seating area inside and outside, which could have been utilised as a meeting place even if didn't want to serve any drinks) we met other campers on way to and from toilet and stood outside bar area chatting, would have been nice to sit inside.

    It is miles from anywhere and a car is needed to get anywhere but central enough for beaches at Paignton and Dawlish if you don't mind driving for an hour that is. (We avoided Exmouth and the motorway as was a bank holiday)!

    The showers and taps are on a timer, 20 secs before you have to push the button back in on the shower is a nuisance when trying to wash your hair. I think a button is fine to limit water, nothing worse than wasting water, but needs to be set to a realistic amount of time.

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Will come again02/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Very nice site in rural location.

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Excellent quiet friendly and clean we will b back01/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDonna D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Large pitch, beautiful, quiet site. Great location to trail riding at the forest park, drive there 5 min, ride it all very steep up hill 25mins. Woods r great fun, we played n sourced wood for evening fires!! We loved this site will 100% be back.

    Disliked: 

    Not a dislike- more a suggestion, would benefit from more toilet n shower block facility top fields. Low water pressure.

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Will stay again.01/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The space and friendliness. Also the playground facilities. Loved the ducks and the pond - safely fenced too.

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A perfect site in a perfect location, great for families.31/08/2019

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

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

    Everything!!
    This site is a little gem. We had a pitch facing the park and backing on to a wooded area that our son played in for hours. The pitches are large and well spaced and the site has a lovely wild feel to it.
    We arrived to a friendly welcome and all of the staff were lovely. We came on the bank holiday weekend and were lucky to have the last pitch. Despite the site being full, it didn't feel overcrowded.
    The atmosphere was great, very relaxed and sociable. We met alot of lovely people and my son even shared his details with our neighbours so that he can become penpals with their daughter.
    The showers were spacious and tidy. There is only one block but I didn't struggle to find a free shower or toilet when needed.
    The site is very close to Exeter and all of the amenities however it does not feel that you are near to a city. We couldn't hear any traffic, only the owls and crickets at night.
    We are avid campers and I have to say this is our favourite holiday site this year.
    We were all very sad to leave but can't wait to visit again in 2020.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing at all.

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Features

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

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

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

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

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

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

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


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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Haldon Forest Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Haldon Forest Holiday Park? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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
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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