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Southerness Holiday Park

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Adventure play area

General

  • Family-friendly park with spectacular Solway Firth views
  • Kids' and teens' clubs, soft play, amusements and outdoor playgrounds
  • Showbar, bar-restaurant, takeaway and 25-metre indoor pool with flume

Northerners, fear not: southern-ness is not a prerequisite to enjoyment of a stay at Southerness Holiday Park at the foot of the Galloway Hills; the superb sea views and great facilities on site should please all comers.

The pitches at this family-friendly park look out over the windswept beauty of the Solway Firth towards the English Lake District; and the surrounding countryside is teeming with wildlife, from the tiny creatures that inhabit the rockpools on the neighbouring beach to the great stags stalking the Galloway Forest Park further inland. Amphibian admirers will be interested to know too that the site is next door to Scotland’s largest breeding colony of Natterjack toads…

When it comes to your own wee beasties, Southerness serves up a generous dollop of fun for kids too: buzzing clubs catering for the very small to hulking teens; an indoor pool, a flume, fountains and toddler pool (and a Jacuzzi for the grownups); a soft play area; crazy golf; amusements; outdoor playgrounds – plus of course the lively schedule of evening entertainment for the whole family in the Sunset Showbar.

There’s a good choice of menu options in the bar-restaurant, as well as fresh Costa coffee; or you can opt for a takeaway if you just want to chill out in your own space and admire the views. There’s free wifi in designated areas of the site.

Please note

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Single-sex parties of three or more people under 25 are not permitted on site.

Swimming pool access is included: please show your Entertainment pass.

Entertainment passes are included in the rate.


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8.1

Overall rating based on 63 reviews

 

83% would recommend this site to a friend.

79% would stay here again.

  40% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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Large family clean campsite26/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    It was clean and well kept, site staff were very helpful on arrival. I can't comment much as I arrived on the Friday at 1pm and had to leave at 3am due to a storm that was severe. Unfortunately I couldn't enquire about an upgrade for accommodation at these early hours so had to leave.

    Disliked: 

    Total lack of communication before arrival. I was due an email 24 hours prior to my arrival with regards to information I. E information pack regarding my stay, notification I'd arrived etc, etc. I received nothing even after sending an email asking for this information.

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Yes23/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Yes

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Anonymous user

Nice place, friendly staff13/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Nice place, friendly staff

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Anonymous user

Big site with lots to do.11/10/2020

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

    The facilities were all open

    Disliked: 

    N/a

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Great site for a young family, facilities were clean decent food09/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDebbie M.Confirmed

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

    The proximity to the facilities
    The penny push machines
    The bar and events room were both nice but it was a shame due to the current circumstances that we were unable to see them at their best.
    Caravan was of good value for money
    Check in as it was seamless not having to go into the reception.
    The beach and the views superb
    Norris in the entertainments venue always had a little chat with us and made us feel extremely welcome. Lovely lad.
    Bingo, as the prizes were amazing (although, sadly never won)
    Beautiful big site and the private caravans were beautiful.

    Disliked: 

    Maintenance on the caravans should be to a higher standard....the foil wrap on a lot of the kitchen units were either falling of or held on with tape or nails.

    Be aware of the location of the trees by the caravans as it was a wild night the Saturday of our stay and all we heard was the constant dripping and tapping of the tree on the van.

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Large mixed site easy check-in friendly staff, Large dog exercise area09/10/2020

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

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

    Flat spacious pitch, great location to adjacent beach. Power included

    Disliked: 

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Anonymous user

Better communication required06/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Nothing - feels unfair rating as no stars as we didn’t actually get there but if communication had been better could have been a positive review!

    Disliked: 

    The communication! Paid the deposit for the stay then we were supposed to pay the remainder a few weeks later. We emailed x 3 to advise the remaining funds had not been taken. Seemingly an email was sent to us with payment method although we hadn’t seen this stating as no payment received the holiday had been cancelled! We sent a further email to ask why they hadn’t tried to ring us as we were still keen to go. Nothing- then lo and behold- I receive an email asking me to rate the stay!! Another communication lapse seeing as we were told the stay had been cancelled and we didn’t go!!

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Anonymous user

Kid zone09/10/2020

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  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nothing the whole place was rammed with people walking around without masks on. As a retired couple we were given a pitch right next to the children’s playground. !!! We just drove out and found another site

    Disliked: 

    Everything. It’s a vast holiday camp not suitable for touring retirees who want some peace and quiet.

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Very friendly receptionist Stacey on arrival who was very helpful.03/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjohn r.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The facilities and cleanliness were very good.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Anonymous user

Nice area, toilets not in a good state29/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Nice area

    Disliked: 

    The toilets were absolutely disgusting unfortunately. Most of them were shut, some sure to social distancing (understandable) but most of them were blocked and unusable. We thought there was far too many people there for social distancing purposes. We didn’t use the swimming pool as you had to go in your swimming suit and leave in a towel which wasn’t ideal when you have kids. There was also only over 18 bingo at night. Due to the amount of people we wouldn’t have gone anyway.

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Features

Coronavirus

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Digital food/drink menus

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Swimming pool entry quota

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

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

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Southerness, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG2 8AZ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.8739°N 3.5974°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Maryport: Curzon Street Coach Stop — 11.9 miles
Aspatria: Market Square Coach Stop — 13.0 miles
Flimby (Cumbria): Rail Station Bus Stop — 13.1 miles
Train stations
Maryport Rail Station — 12.0 miles
Flimby Rail Station — 13.1 miles
Aspatria Rail Station — 13.3 miles
Ferry ports
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 26.2 miles
Keswick Ferry Landing — 26.6 miles
Hawes End Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 26.8 miles
Airports
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 59.5 miles

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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

Assuming the weather is kind, the area surrounding Southerness Holiday Park is tiptop for anyone looking for an active holiday; do your own thing or shake off the cobwebs and try something new at one of the excellent activity centres in the Dumfries and Galloway region. Golfers are in for a particular treat, given the enormous choice of excellent courses nearby (the closest championship course is on the doorstep, in Southerness).

If you fancy getting out and about, there’s a plethora of attractions to choose from: tickle your taste buds with a trip to the Cocoa Bean Factory or nearby ice cream factory; rattle around on the barrel train at Mabie Farm Park, a great value attraction packed with activities to keep the kids entranced all day; ramble around the romantic ruins of Sweetheart Abbey; clamber around a couple of castles, or visit the Robert Burns Centre in Dumfries.

Or you could head to one of Dumfries and Galloway’s 'themed' towns: Wigtown for bookish types, Castle Douglas for foodies, or the artists’ town of Kirkcudbright.

Must see

  • John Paul Jones Cottage Museum & Visitor Centre (1.6 miles)
  • Robert Burns Centre (13.4 miles)
  • Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens (22.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Wordsworth House and Garden (17.1 miles)
  • Buttermere and Ennerdale (24.2 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. –  11 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Southerness 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. Southerness Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 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

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Terms and conditions

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  • Does Southerness Holiday Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Southerness Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Southerness Holiday Park? Assuming the weather is kind, the area surrounding Southerness Holiday Park is tiptop for anyone looking for an active holiday; do your own thing or shake off the cobwebs and try something … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Southerness Holiday Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Southerness Holiday Park? From £6 (for 1 night, 4 people) - 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.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Single-sex parties of three or more people under 25 are not permitted on site.

Swimming pool access is included: please show your Entertainment pass.

Entertainment passes are included in the rate.

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