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General

  • Small friendly site in Babell hamlet, a short drive from pubs/food
  • Beaches, Chester Zoo and Snowdonia within 45 minutes' drive
  • A few minutes from the A55 for easy cross-country journeys

Fishing, golf, horse riding, walks and beaches by day, trotting to the local pub of an evening – sound like the kind of holiday agenda you could possibly consider? If so, you’ll be settled among similar souls at The Ridings Caravan and Camping Park, a friendly little place in the teeny hamlet of Babell.

Outdoorsy antics galore can be had just a few minutes away, and it’s also a rather fine spot for those seeking to venture a little further, perhaps to the beaches of the north coast, the mountains and lakes of Snowdonia National Park or the excellent Chester Zoo. (It’s worth noting that though the views may be decidedly rural, the A55 is handily just a few minutes’ drive away.)

However you choose to fill your hours, cap off a fine day by taking the short drive to the local pub for pub grub, or by stoking up a barbie or cosying up round a firepit on site (available to rent should you not fancy carting your own).

Being a relaxed kind of place, amenities have been kept on the simple side: a shower, toilets, washing-up area and chemical disposal point are all provided and guests can pick up logs to test out their fire-making skills.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

A charge of £0.20 applies for the use of shower.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 41 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

 

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This site was just what we needed. It was so ... 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ichelle H. Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom on-site touring caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    This site was just what we needed. It was so relaxing and peaceful with no noise of traffic. The caravan we stayed in was perfect for us and we sat outside until late on the night after hiring a fire pit which I can definitely recommend. We will certainly be back. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly.

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First rate site 30/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Pauline W. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We loved how friendly our hosts were. The campsite was in an excellent condition very clean and well maintained. We were given a choice of pitches on a first come first served basis. The hosts couldn't do enough to assist in making everyones stay as good as possible, not just helping campers set up fire pits but always having time to just chat. The future plans for this campsite will ensure we have a return visit soon.

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Fantastic site, especially for those with children. Friendly owners. 28/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicky H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    A very quiet, peaceful site. Wonderful owners, happy to help with anything (stored things in fridge / freezer for us).
    Lovely play area / football pitch.
    Fire pit hire was an unexpected treat and lovely for a cool / wet August bank holiday 😊

    Disliked: 

    Not strictly a dislike but the shower/ toilet/ washing up facilities are very basic BUT are lovely and clean with toiletry baskets.

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Very friendly owner who helped us out on our first ... 28/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Samantha D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Bell tent
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    Very friendly owner who helped us out on our first camping experience. The tent was beautiful and the little additions of lights decor was very nice. The site is in a great place to explore the north Wales coast. Very clean and tidy and lots of space.

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    Nothing

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Everything 27/08/2018

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  • Electric grass and gravel touring caravan or trailer tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Everything

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    Nothing

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Personal touch by the owners they were very helpful and ... 26/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom carl b. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring caravan or trailer tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Personal touch by the owners they were very helpful and it was a clean site

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Lovely Bell Tent on a great site 23/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alison C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Bell tent
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    Lovely quiet site but only a short drive to lots of places!
    Really clean toilet and shower and the couple who own the site were so helpful! Exciting plans for expansion in the future too - we’ll definitely be back!

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Excellent site, clean facilities. 21/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Misty H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Bell tent
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    We enjoyed our stay. We liked everything about the campsite. It was perfect for our little family getaway.
    The hosts were absolutely fantastic people. Very nice and friendly. Anything you needed, they were there to help ( even if you’re not experienced campers, like us ).

    Disliked: 

    Not that we disliked, comes with being inexperienced, but airbeds not included in the rented tents.
    But the friendly hosts did have one on hand they let us borrow.

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Lovely, friendly & clean site, will be back. 20/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Catherine R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring caravan or trailer tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Level pitches, good space, friendly owners, clean amenities, play area.

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Great site, lots of room, not too busy, safe for children to play. 20/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jenny A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The site, lovely and clean. Not too busy. Lots of room. Lovely play area for the children. Owners were great. We’re hoping to visit again next year.

    Disliked: 

    Not really a dislike, and I believe the owners have plans to make improvements anyhow, but, more showers/toilets and washing up facilities would be ideal. Didn’t cause us a problem whatsoever and would certainly not stop us 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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

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

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Location

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  • Babell, Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, CH8 8PZ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.2537°N 3.2654°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Greenfield (Flintshire): Queens Head Coach Stop — 3.4 miles
Flint Coach Stop — 5.4 miles
Talacre (Flintshire) Coach Stop — 6.6 miles
Train stations
Flint Rail Station — 5.5 miles
Prestatyn Rail Station — 8.2 miles
Neston Rail Station — 8.8 miles
Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 14.4 miles
Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 14.5 miles
Seacombe Ferry Terminal — 14.9 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 18.0 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

Want to go for a walk? Take your pick from the coast path, the mountain and lake trails of the Snowdonia National Park and trots along the northern part of the Offa’s Dyke Path. Gentler souls may like to stroll around Basingwerk Abbey and the Greenfield Valley Heritage Park 10 minutes away in Holywell, while more intrepid types make an assault on Moel Famau, the highest hill in the Clwydian Range.

The area around the park has plenty of other fresh-air activity, too: horse riding, golf and fishing are within a 10-minute drive, and it’s a 45-minute journey to Surf Snowdonia. For a dose of sea air, Talacre and Prestatyn beaches around about 20 minutes away, or you can reach the elegant resort of Llandudno in 40 minutes.

Chester Zoo and the Welsh Mountain Zoo, half an hour away, are both popular picks for family days out, or you may like to meet the sea creatures at Rhyl’s SeaQuarium. And (being Wales) there’s always a castle to visit: Gwrych, Conwy and Rhuddlan are all within half an hour’s drive to inspire your budding knights.

Must see

  • Rhuddlan Castle (8.6 miles)
  • Bodelwyddan Castle (9.8 miles)
  • Williamson Art Gallery & Museum (13.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Mr Hardman's Photographic Studio (15.7 miles)
  • Speke Hall, Garden and Estate (17.1 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

The Ridings Caravan and Camping Park cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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.

Extras
A charge of £0.20 applies for the use of shower.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

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

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

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

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 9 p.m..
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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