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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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9.7

Overall rating based on 23 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

 

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Very very good site will be back in the future. 10/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sean P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The owners are fantastic. Always asking if everything is ok and very helpful.
    Good little play area for little one. Very clean toilets & shower block. Very very tidy camp with no litter etc about.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent all round 09/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom william w. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Everything and Brian and Sharon could not do enough for us thanks again guys.

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    Nothing

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Absolutely amazing weekend from start to finish. The owners couldn't ... 09/07/2018

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

  • Electric grass and gravel touring caravan or trailer tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Absolutely amazing weekend from start to finish. The owners couldn't of been more friendly and helpful. Was such a relaxing weekend with a small park on site which kept my children aged 9&10 occupied the whole Weekebd, making new friends. Short drive to the beautiful Talacre beach, then bbq and firepit outside the trailer tent. Have booked again for August and would definitely recommend. 5*

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Excellent site, clean facilities friendly owners,level pitches 08/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kelly S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We liked everything about this park the owners were extremely helpful and made us feel like we were friends from the moment we arrived.This park has an amazing family feel to it the play park is well looked after and extremely fun for all ages with football goals,swingball,slides and swings and it's safe.The whole park is very safe and secure so my children loved having their own freedom to go off and do what they want.The park is lovely and peaceful with amazing views off the countryside.This was our first camping trip and I must say it was our best thanks to the owners for keeping a lovely park with a great atmosphere.the stranz family😀

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Lovely site, owners friendly and the facilities were clean. 02/07/2018

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

  • Electric grass and gravel touring caravan or trailer tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
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    we stayed on the 29thjune - 1st July, family of 2 adults and 2 young children. We had a great time from the minute we arrived Brian one of the owners made us feel welcome and even helped us put up our tent! ( we’re new to camping!) he also brought us extra chairs for the kids to use! The site is clean and secure. The owners go above and beyond to make sure your stay is great. We will be back again this summer!

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Me and my family stayed here 29th June to 1st ... 02/07/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Me and my family stayed here 29th June to 1st of July 2018, located in a nice quiet area, campsite very peaceful, owners were so lovely and couldn't do enough for us, they even put banners and lights up for my dads birthday, toilets and shower very clean, it was just a beautiful weekend away from start to finish!

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    that we had to come home!

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Thankyou to bri and sue for us friendly and helpful approach. 02/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jason G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Bri and sue the owners were very helpful throughout our stay. Really nice site just starting up but we as a family enjoyed the site. 20 mins travel to coast.

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    Nothing

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would not recommend for tents 25/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sue M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
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    very quiet during the day and play area is good when people dont let their dogs go on there

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    ground hard to pitch tent, only one shower and 20p for only 3minutes, hot water for washing pots lasts till you turn the cold tap on then it runs cold, also a generator which kicks in about 1am ish and keeps powering up every 15 - 30 mins apart

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Great campsite, very clean, owners were really helpful and warming. G 25/06/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Play area for the kids, local to shops, owners really helpful.

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Friendly staff 15/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom martin f. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring caravan or trailer tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very quiet site well laid out pitch clean but basic toilet and shower,

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    Nothing to dislike

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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.

Policies

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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