Book 5,344 campsites, glamping sites and holiday parks throughout the UK, Europe and the Americas

Feefo service rating

Happy Jakes Touring Park

9.3
View prices & book
From £35/€40.97/A$67.70/US$44.38/CA$59.85/CHF39.08/SEK458.40/DKK305.70/NOK467.61/ISK6,115/ARS37,170.42/CLP43,498/PEN168.05/NZ$71.59/ZAR856.02/PLN176.58/R$221.67/CZK1,039.66/RSD4,808/HUF15,954.01/RUB4,206.30/CN¥319.28 (for 1 night, 2 adults)

Why not enter some details and get an accurate price?

Happy Jakes Touring Park: Large pitches (photo added by manager on 23/08/2022)

General

  • Countryside park a few miles from the Glamorgan Heritage Coast
  • Three miles from Cowbridge and 15 from Cardiff
  • Immaculate shower block with disabled access

Smile, you’re at Happy Jakes Touring Park. And there are a few reasons for why. This lush little countryside park is deep in the Vale of Glamorgan – but is only a few miles from the Blue Flag beaches, cliffs and coves of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, including seaside resort Barry, of Gavin and Stacey fame: fans of Uncle Bryn, Nessa et al can book a Gavin and Stacey tour in the town to see the main tellyvisual sights.

Around 15 miles to the east lies Cardiff, capital for days and nights out, or you could contentedly base the family at Happy Jakes to coast around the local castles, bike routes, gardens and activities on land and water.

Owners Mandy, Mark and (famed) Jake have been honing and adding to Happy Jakes Touring Park since opening in 2011, with disabled access high on the agenda: the wetrooms in the smart heated shower and toilet block are big enough to take a wheelchair user and carer, or up to four family members. There’s also a launderette, washing-up area with hot water, tourist information room, and a dedicated walking/play area for dogs (who stay for free; happy woof).

Looking for nosh and tipples to put an additional smile on your face? Pick up all sorts of fresh Welsh produce at the local farmers’ markets, farm shops and fruit farms. If cooking on holiday is a thing to be avoided at all costs, Happy Jakes is three miles from ancient market town Cowbridge and its dozen or so pubs and restaurants.

Please note

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

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

A cable measuring at least 20 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.


Arrive:
Depart: (2 nights)
Party:

Edit search…

Click/tap once to select your first day, and again for your departure day.


Booking as a group?

Reviews

9.3

Overall rating based on 41 reviews

 

88% would recommend this site to a friend.

85% would stay here again.

  71% described as Peaceful ?

More ratings

Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi



Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Reset filters
Anonymous user

Peaceful and friendly22/10/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The lady allowed me to park the van slightly on the path due to the sodden ground, meaning I didn't get stuck. Lovely hot, clean showers, peaceful

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)
Anonymous user

Clean site28/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Lovely pitch, with nice clean facilities. Nice and licdd as k to town centre. Campsite was great for us, really spacious pitch.

    Disliked: 

    Missed not having an on site shop, just got essentials.

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)

amazing facilities and really nice set up in the bathroom …21/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomdebbie c.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    amazing facilities and really nice set up in the bathroom washing up and toilet area, good access and friendly

    Disliked: 

    nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and liked the facilities.

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
Default avatar

Ok campsite showers and toilets clean maybe a problem if …12/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSteven C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Ok campsite showers and toilets clean maybe a problem if campsite full as limited 2 toilets and showers

    Disliked: 

    Grass was far too long with dogs they would get soaked just walking them especially with the rain we had plus no Wi-Fi which would have helped

From the manager...

Thank you for your comments.

We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay with us and that the dogs were soaked due to the wet weather and slightly longer grass.

As the weather has been against us and we have a great deal of rain. The grass has not been cut as often. One of the reasons for this is that vehicles travelling over the grass are able to get more traction when the grass is a bit longer. This helps with towing as well. In addition when the grass is wet we avoid cutting as it can leave cut grass lying on the ground which can then be tracked into the tents, caravan etc.

Our details do state that we do not have wifi on site. many of our guests have their own wifi/wifi units that they bring with them.

We are glad you found the shower/toilet facilities clean but you must have missed the additional toilets. There are 2 single toilets within the shower block plus another 2 toilets within the large family shower rooms Plus 2 additional toilets on the outside of the shower block incorporating 1 ladies, 1 mens plus an additional separate mens urinal.

Overall
6
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi

Excellent site24/07/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSharon P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Excellent facilities, lovely warm welcome

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Than k you for your lovely comments. We are pleased that you had a good stay with us and were happy with the facilities. :-)

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
(No rating)
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)

Big pitches. Clean facilities30/06/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHannah F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Big pitches. Clean facilities

    Disliked: 

    Under a flight path.

From the manager...

Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

We are little under the flight path for Cardiff airport so we do get some noise from the arriving and departing planes.

Overall
8
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)
Anonymous user

Lovely site, beautiful location!25/06/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely site, beautiful location!

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit with and the location.

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi

Large pitch20/06/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter F.Confirmed

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

    Large pitch

    Disliked: 

    Overpriced

From the manager...

What a shame you feel this way!

It recent times as we all know overheads have increased. We look to offer a price that includes your electric and shower facilities so no extra payment to be made.

Your ratings are in opposition to the very many positive ones we have received including the Cleanliness of our facilities.

We will not be including wifi as we have found that it is a way to encourage our younger visitors to lay down their electronics and get out and play and interact with others improving their social skills and their communication with others. Many of these youngsters have been upset to leave us.

Sorry we were not the place for you. Let's hope you find future sites that are more in line with your needs.

Happy Camping

Overall
6
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
Wifi

Great small site , good clean toilet/ shower facilities ,19/06/2023

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

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

    Very pleasant site, huge pitches
    Good signage and instructions to follow especially when towing

    Disliked: 

    Wi-Fi would of been really good

From the manager...

Thank you so much for your kind review.

So pleased that you enjoyed the space around you on your pitch and enjoyed your visit with us.

We have found that not having wifi is a way to encourage our younger visitors to get out and play. Many of our visitors have their own mobile wifi. In addition the feedback from parents has been that although sceptical at first at not having wifi for the children/family it has actually been positive with the children laying down their tablets etc and just playing.

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)

Well Presented and so peaceful too , warm welcome and …22/05/2023

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

  • Electric grass campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Well
    Presented and so peaceful too , warm welcome and lovely people, place clean and tidy and well advised

    Disliked: 

    Sadly I was last in shower around 9pm and had no hot water for a shower but just poor timing on my part it wouldn’t put me off going again as it’s lovely site

From the manager...

Thank you very much for the kind words. Sorry about the shower it was a mistake on my part as I forgot to turn the water to constant but after you mentioned it it was sorted.

So pleased you would return again. :-)

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
(No rating)
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)

Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

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

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Location

[[ campsite.name ]]
This site does not currently take bookings here on Pitchup.com.
[[ place.name ]]
  • 1 New Barn Holdings, Flemingston, Barry, Glamorgan, Wales, CF62 4QL
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.4231°N 3.4438°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Sarn Odeon — 9.4 miles
Castle Street — 12.0 miles
Bus Station — 12.0 miles
Train stations
Llantwit Major Rail Station — 1.9 miles
Rhoose Rail Station — 4.8 miles
Barry Rail Station — 7.1 miles
Ferry ports
Barry Waterfront Ferry Terminal — 7.5 miles
Channel View Waterbus Stop — 11.7 miles
Taffs Mead Waterbus Stop — 11.8 miles
Airports
Cardiff International Airport — 4.8 miles
Swansea Airport — 29.7 miles

Directions


Please note satnavs or maps may take you down a narrow route exiting at Junction 34. Please follow the instructions below.

From the east (Cardiff)
Leave the M4 at Junction 33 and follow the signs towards Cardiff International Airport. Then join the B4265 towards Llantwit Major.

Pass the petrol station on your left. Continue up a slight hill until you come to the junction for St Athan Village. Turn right at the monument and continue through St Athan passing the military base on your left (approximately 2.5 miles). You will see a brown tourism sign for Happy Jakes. Follow this sign and a further two before arriving at the site.

From the west
Leave the M4 at Junction 37 and follow the A48 towards Bridgend. At the traffic lights in Bridgend turn right signposted for Llantwit Major. Follow the road for almost seven miles, going through the villages of Ewenny, St Brides and Wick. Continue to the roundabout at Llantwit Major and go straight on. Go straight on at the next mini roundabout.

Go through the first set of traffic lights. Turn left at the next set of traffic lights and under the railway bridge. Continue for approximately two miles. At the junction, turn left onto St Athan Road where you will see a brown tourist information sign for Happy Jakes. Follow the next two brown signs turning left. (Do not take a left into the narrow lane at New Barn as it's not suitable for caravans).

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

Surf, canter, paintball, go-kart or have a coastal path amble along the nearby Glamorgan Heritage Coast, running for 14 miles from Porthcawl to Aberthaw (paintballing and go-karting along clifftop paths not recommended).

There’s so much to see on this part of coast: after the ruins of 12th-century Ogmore Castle, follow the pathway to the village of Merthyr Mawr, backed by a maze of spectacular sand dunes, over 300 species of flower and the Big Dipper, the biggest sand dune in Europe – bring a sledge (really).

Fancy fossil hunting? The nearby town of Llantwit Major is so ancient you can pick up Jurassic fossils on its Collugh beach (which has an Iron Age hill fort too). If you’re a surfer, the Collugh waves are a popular place; also get on board with things by veering west outside the Vale of Glamorgan to Porthcawl in Bridgend.

Have another couple of days in Cardiff to see sights such as Cardiff Castle and Llandaff Cathedral, the very fab open-air National History Museum at St Fagans and the National Museum and Gallery of Wales.

Must see

  • St Fagans: National History Museum (8.5 miles)
  • Castell Coch (11.5 miles)
  • Millennium Stadium (12.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Holnicote Estate (15.9 miles)
  • Dunster Castle (16.7 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:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Happy Jakes Touring Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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. Happy Jakes Touring 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.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Bank transfer
Cash
PayPal

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Happy Jakes Touring Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Happy Jakes Touring Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Happy Jakes Touring Park? Surf, canter, paintball, go-kart or have a coastal path amble along the nearby Glamorgan Heritage Coast, running for 14 miles from Porthcawl to Aberthaw (paintballing and go-karting along clifftop paths not recommended). … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Happy Jakes Touring Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Happy Jakes Touring Park? From £35 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.

Close

Your claim is being sent…

Close

Contact happy-jakes-touring-park


Close

Terms and conditions

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

Admission

Arrivals and departures

Dogs

Extras

General

Occupancy

Pitches

Safety

Vehicles

Visitors

Additional terms

Gates to entrance will be kept shut and must be opened and closed when entering and leaving the site.

Temperature checks will be required on arrival - high temperature will mean no access to the site.

Close