Clay Pigeon Caravan Park5.7
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- Two miles from a shooting school and with go-kart circuit close by
- Adjacent to hotel with two restuarants; Dorchester a short drive away
- Recently redeveloped and just off the A37 at Wardon Hill
Coo. Carrier your flock here for a barrel load of activities at any time of year: Clay Pigeon Caravan Park near Dorchester is just two miles from Dorset Shooting School, a newly established shooting ground where beginners and experts alike can take a shot at have-a-go lessons and professional sessions. Or kart the kids to the go-kart circuit just off the site instead, home of national championships and where Lewis Hamilton won his first race. Sounds like one winning formula to us...
For Sunday carvery and smart eats Clay Pigeon Caravan Park is adjacent to the new George Albert Hotel with the George and Kings restaurants, and there are tasty restaurants and pubs at Dorchester a short drive away (Dorset cream teas, say we).
The park has recently been redeveloped and has large pitches for tents, tourers and motorhomes, with electric hook-up available. It’s in the heart of the Dorset countryside just off the A37 at Wardon Hill, with easy access to Dorchester, Yeovil and the coast.
Reach the best features of beautiful Dorset within a short drive: country villages and traditional pubs, beaches and the Jurassic Coast, and the gardens, museums, shopping and sightseeing in and around Dorset’s towns and cities.
Historic Dorchester in the Frome Valley is Dorset’s country town: we confidently say there’s enough to do here for all the family whatever floats anyone's boat, from the Roman Amphitheatre and Roman townhouse to Thomas Hardy’s house to the award-winning Dinosaur Museum.
Several other museums are sited in the town: again, all sorts should like the Dorset Teddy Bear Museum and the Tutankhamen Exhibition. Outdoors, the Borough Gardens a few minutes’ walk from the city centre have regular events, tennis courts, playground and a bowling green, and the Durnovaria Town Walk takes in Dorchester’s main sights.
Going coastwards, Weymouth and the Isle of Portland is where the 2012 Olympics sailing events were held and is wondrous for watersporters of all ilks and abilities.
More relaxedly, there are old style pastimes like donkey rides and Punch and Judy on Weymouth’s sheltered sandy beach, a Georgian seafront to stroll down and a seventeenth century harbour to sit at, eat at and watch lobster, crab and fish being landed at. Catch a boat from here to try some sea fishing of your own; boats also go from Weymouth Harbour to the Channel Islands for day trips.
A bit further afield and to the east, Bournemouth and Poole have more Blue Flag beaches, watersports and family attractions: try the land train to Poole from Bournemouth, the Splashdown Water Park and Bournemouth Oceanarium to start.
The Jurassic Coast is easy to reach from these regions too: if you’re not sure where to start, make your way to one of the gateway towns like Charmouth, Lyme Regis or back to Weymouth, and take a guided fossil walk from the Lyme Regis Museum or jump on a Jurassic Coast sea or overland trip from most towns and villages along the route.
Elsewhere in Dorset, sprogs will love you forevermore if you take them to the theme park Adventure Wonderland at Christchurch, the Sea Life at Lodmoor Country Park a short drive from Weymouth or to a punt around Putlake Adventure Farm in Swanage.
Into neighbouring Hampshire, said sprogs will find Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World in the New Forest porking good fun, while bigger kids can swing around at one of Hampshire’s Go Ape! centres, at Ringwood, Southampton and Farnham.
- Mapperton House & Gardens (6.9 miles)
- Hardy's Birthplace (9.6 miles)
- Abbotsbury Swannery (11.4 miles)
- Hardy's Cottage (9.6 miles)
- Max Gate (9.7 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Functional not fancy, but good pricing 19 Aug 2015
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As the Karting is a separate business from the Campsite we do not have their booking schedule however the contact telephone number is printed on the map of the site you were given on arrival. Brochures & information about local events & places of interest are displayed in the laundry area & available at the hotel.
I trust that this helps explain things.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Electrical hook-up points for tourers
Fully serviced pitches
Tourer storage facilities
Water hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Large (51-200 pitches)
Jumbo tent pitches
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Yeovil Bus Station — 8.9 miles
8.9 miles Sherborne Coach Stop — 9.2 miles
9.2 miles Dorchester: South Rail Station Coach Stop — 9.3 miles
- Train stations
Maiden Newton Rail Station — 2.9 miles
2.9 miles Chetnole Rail Station — 3.2 miles
3.2 miles Yetminster Rail Station — 5.2 miles
- Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 15.4 miles
15.4 miles Poole Ferry Terminal — 25.8 miles
25.8 miles Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 26.1 miles
Bournemouth International Airport — 31.8 miles
Clay Pigeon Caravan Park is on the A37 midway between Dorchester and Yeovil.
From London (2½ - 3 hours): take the M3 until Junction 8. Exit onto the A303 and after approximately 70 miles (at the Cartgate roundabout), take the A3088 to Yeovil. At Yeovil take the A37 for Dorchester. Continue for approximately 9 miles up to the top of the hill. Our entrance is on the left-hand side (signposted The George Albert Hotel and Southern Counties Clay Pigeon). Ample parking is available.
Please note: all guests must check in at The George Albert Hotel. From the A37 follow the signs for the hotel and not the signs for the campsite.
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