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M and D's Theme Park

6.7

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General

  • Touring pitches next to Scotland's only theme park
  • A 25-minute drive from Glasgow; an hour and 15 minutes from Edinburgh
  • Free access to the theme park for the duration of your stay

Ready to see the tiddlers’ eyes widen with excitement? Deliver the news that you’re off to a theme park – nope, not just for the day, but actually to move in for a while…

Cast an eye over the plethora of attractions at Lanarkshire’s M and D’s Theme Park (thrill rides, kids’ rides, family rides, adventure golf, soft play, bowling, an amusement arcade, an indoor rainforest…) and it’s easy to see why you might come to the conclusion that it’d be a struggle to cram it all into one day. To be in with a fighting chance of getting around to every corner of the park, it’s surely sensible to stay at least overnight – if not even longer (more time = more goes on your fave rides…).

Pick whatever pace you like for your outings into the park, too, as the folk that run the place have generously rolled in unlimited access for guests throughout their stay (just pay as you go for additional activities within the park). Fill every day of your stay with theme park fun if you wish, or take advantage of the handy location (just off the M74, close to Glasgow and Edinburgh and surrounded by the Strathclyde Country Park) to see the wider area before stopping off for a ride or game just before bedtime.

Free access into the theme park also means you can wander in there for food and drinks (at the family restaurant, food court, coffee shop and bar) whenever you fancy; for self-catering supplies, make off to Motherwell, 10 minutes’ drive away.

The hardstanding pitches area is just behind the Amazonia indoor rainforest; it's locked at 8pm every night to keep the area secure, but guests can still access toilet facilities and food and drink a short walk away in the hotel. There's also access to free power and fresh water at the pitches.


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6.7

Overall rating based on 18 reviews

 

61% would recommend this site to a friend.

61% would stay here again.

 

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Decent stay, as expected for price.15/09/2020

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

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

    Easy access and quiet

    Disliked: 

    Toilets were quite far from pitch but wasn’t much of an issue

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Needs work. Nice staff.14/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Staff are lovely. No one there due to time of year? Plenty to do around if you wanted.

    Disliked: 

    Not a site. It's a carpark cordoned off section for van/home use. One electric point. One tap up some steps. Others in cars had cheek to go and park in this area too and blocked our exit!! Was not impressed as it's advertised as being a motorhome pitch area.

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Location was ideal for us seeing friends and also for …07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlison H.Confirmed

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

    Location was ideal for us seeing friends and also for anyone wishing to visit the park. Very helpful and friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    Really need chemical toilet waste disposal facilities.

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Absolutely brilliant. Lovely friendly people08/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDiane L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Absolutely brilliant. Lovely friendly people

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Great place to visit07/09/2020

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

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

    Lovely area nice and quiet at night time friendly gentleman checked us in and showed us where to go.

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Friendly staff, could not do enough to help.01/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Helpful and friendly staff. Could not do enough to help in pitching up. Slight issue on arrival was sorted within minutes.

    Disliked: 

    Lack of waste disposal.

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NOTHING31/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSAMUEL C.Confirmed

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

    NOTHING

    Disliked: 

    On arrival at M&D Theme Park and on obeying the instructions given on the correspondence, we went to the tall green hedge by the low wall to find the caravan site, only to discover there was no recognisable caravan park, no drainage, no point for toilet waste. In fact there was only a large car park with an electric hook up and one water tap high up on a wall. We have been caravaners for nearly 40 years and never have we encountered anything like this before. THIS IS NOT A CARAVAN SITE BUT A VERY LARGE CAR PARK. We have therefore requested a full refund from M&D Theme Park.

From the manager...

Hi I’m sorry you was not happy with our hard standing pitches we have given you a full refund and have created some new grass pitches Due to the high demand we have been getting.

We would love have you back at some point on the house to see if our grass pitches are to your liking.

All the best marc from M&D

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Overall kids had a ball for the 2 days and would return on a short sta31/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Right next door to theme park, only had electric hookup but other wise no problems. No noise at night so slept well

    Disliked: 

    All right for 1 or 2 nights but not any longer as facilities were adequate but not great.

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Right next to access for theme park31/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSamuel W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Right next to access for theme park

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Poor site, poor facilities24/08/2020

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

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

    The location

    Disliked: 

    Unfortunately there wasn't much to like I'm afraid. These pitches are on a car park with next to no privacy. There is water and electricity but no proper grey disposal other than a drain and no chem disposal at all. The evenings were spent listening to boy racers and bikers speeding around the empty car park and there were no reps to speak to. The hotel (where the toilets are) had no details of our booking and weren't very forthcoming. The Amazon place charged us £6 each for a very lacklustre experience. The only thing this pitch up has going for it is it's location which is very central. Such a shame but unless there are major improvements to the pitch we won't be returning.

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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

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

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Touring and motorhomes

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Location

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  • Hamilton Road, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland, ML1 3RT
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 55.8010°N 4.0411°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Hamilton Bus Station — 1.9 miles
Motherwell: Muir Street Coach Stop — 2.0 miles
Holytown (N Lanarks): O'Wood Avenue Coach Stop — 3.4 miles
Train stations
Bellshill Rail Station — 1.3 miles
Hamilton West Rail Station — 1.6 miles
Blantyre Rail Station — 1.8 miles
Ferry ports
Glasgow Central Station Bridge Ferry Landing — 9.3 miles
Broomielaw Quay Ferry Terminal — 9.5 miles
Glasgow SECC Ferry Landing — 10.5 miles
Airports
Glasgow International Airport — 15.9 miles
Edinburgh Airport — 28.2 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

Clearly there’s a huge amount to do within the theme park, but it’s also possible that a bit of time away from the bright lights and thrills might be a good idea lest it all get a bit overwhelming. For a bit of calming nature you don’t have to roam very far, as the park and site are within the Strathclyde Country Park, which has a sizeable lake to stroll around.

Once you’ve limbered up at the park’s adventure golf, might you perhaps feel ready for something a bit more expansive? There are three golf courses within a 10-minute drive for those ready to face such challenges.

Keep that outdoorsy vibe going with outings to meet the creatures that live in the small zoo at Calderglen Country Park (15 minutes) or have a little taste of fifties-style farming life at the working farm at the National Museum of Rural Life (20 minutes).

For urban days out, it’s around a 25-minute drive to the centre of Glasgow or around an hour and a quarter to Edinburgh.

Must see

  • Glasgow Cathedral (8.6 miles)
  • Gallery of Modern Art (9.2 miles)
  • Glasgow School of Art (9.7 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:  9 a.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart by:  Anytime

M and D's Theme Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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. M and D's Theme Park will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

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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Cash
JCB
Maestro
MasterCard
Visa

Terms and conditions

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  • When can I check in and check out of M and D's Theme Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  9 a.m. –  8:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  Anytime
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Terms and conditions

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

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
Tents are not accepted at this park.

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).

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

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

Please note that the opening hours for M and D's theme park vary, so please ensure that you check the opening hours on the main park website.

Please note that the toilets are a short walk away from the touring pitches.

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