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Big Foot Glamping and Camping At Tarvin Sands Fishery

9.3
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Big Foot Glamping and Camping At Tarvin Sands Fishery: Grass pitch areas

General

  • Set in 25 acres of Cheshire countryside
  • Three fishing lakes, on-site café and its own reindeer herd
  • Easy access to Chester Zoo and Delamere Forest

Reindeer! In Cheshire! You'll hold Chester site Big Foot Glamping and Camping At Tarvin Sands Fishery deer to your little holiday heart – and here there be fishing too.

But Rudolph and pals first... Big Foot is home to a herd of UK born and raised reindeer, a right friendly bunch who you should be able to see being fed and exercised when they're out and about. They're all part of the Tarvin Sands Reindeer Centre and Fishery, where there's also an information hut, a gift shop, picnic areas, gardens and other animals including kingfishers, water voles and greylag geese.

And now the fishing. Three coarse fishing lakes are on the site, crammed with 30lb fish including carp, bream, roach, tench, chub, perch and rudd; if you want to get competitive, open comps are held every Tuesday and Saturday.

Big Foot is set over 25 acres of Cheshire countryside, with loads of room for kids to play and run around. It has an excellently-kept facilities block with free hot showers and toilets, a washing-up hut and a parent and baby washroom. There's also a café on site, serving hot and cold food from sarnies to full-on fry-ups.

Please note

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

The restaurant is open between 04/01 and 23/12.

No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

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

Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.

Tents are not accepted at this park.

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

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Group bookings of 4 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Access on/off site by foot is available 24 hours a day.

Please do not use electric heaters, ovens or water heaters as this will trip the fuses and cause inconvenience to others.


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9.3

Overall rating based on 111 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

89% would stay here again.

  67% described as Peaceful ?

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Friendly staff too04/10/2020

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  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
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    The site was clean

    Disliked: 

    No fridge/freezer available to use

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Super friendly, great with the kids, great facilities, all round …28/09/2020

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  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
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    Super friendly, great with the kids, great facilities, all round winner

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Nice well kept site.21/09/2020

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

  • Electric optional gravel touring caravan pitch
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Would recommend14/09/2020

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  • Camping pod (2 adults and 3 children, family)
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    We had a great weekend here, such a lovely quiet site. Staff were so friendly and helpful. Will definitely book again

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Nice site07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJemma K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The site it’s self is lovely, cafe is really handy to have on site.

    Disliked: 

    Pod too small

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Pitches are well spaced for privacy and all facilities are excellent07/09/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
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    Been to this site twice now over the summer and it’s been fab !
    Everyone is so friendly and helpful, can’t do enough to make your stay enjoyable !
    Fishing on the lakes was great for the men and a 20min stroll into the nearest village with 3 local bars was perfect !
    There’s a cafe on site which is lovely !
    Showers and toilets are clean and every step has been taken to ensure safety due to covid
    Defo stay again !

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Great and made very welcome07/09/2020

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  • Electric optional gravel touring caravan pitch
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    Great and made very welcome

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As per above, everything great. Friendly staff. Good size pitches07/09/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Everything. Great site. Very clean facilities.

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    Nothing.

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Lovely clean site06/09/2020

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  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
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    Loved our over night stay.. lovely clean quiet site with great facilities. Friendly owners who showed us to our pitch and said if we needed anything to just give them a shout.. perfect.. thankyou

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Great location, very clean and fresh facilities. Lovely surroundings. Perfect. …01/09/2020

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

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    Great location, very clean and fresh facilities. Lovely surroundings. Perfect. Will be back.

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitizing stations

More frequent emptying of bins

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

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Kelsall Road, Tarvin, Chester, Cheshire, England, CH3 8NR
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.2067°N 2.7498°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Chester Zoo Bus Terminal — 9.6 kilometres
Chester: Bus Exchange — 9.8 kilometres
Ellesmere Port: Bus Station — 12.7 kilometres
Train stations
Mouldsworth Rail Station — 3.0 kilometres
Delamere Rail Station — 6.1 kilometres
Helsby Rail Station — 7.8 kilometres
Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 27.2 kilometres
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 27.5 kilometres
Liverpool Isle of Man & Dublin Terminal — 27.7 kilometres
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 16.2 kilometres
Manchester Airport Terminal 2 — 36.1 kilometres
Manchester Airport — 36.2 kilometres

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

Big Foot Glamping and Camping At Tarvin Sands has heaps of room on site to wander around, picnic in and wildlife watch, but if you're here to also see a bit of Cheshire and the northwest, you'll find it's in handy locale for getting out and about. Liverpool, Manchester and north Wales are all within a short drive.

It's a smashing site for kids too, as it's close to famed family attractions like Chester Zoo as well as the kid-friendly fare in nearby Chester: try the Chester ghost hunter trail, the miniature railway at Grosvenor Park and the pools and flumes at Northgate Arena.

The Big Foot team also reckons you should take a look at Blakemere Craft village, the farm animals, play areas and tasty treats of Chester's The Ice Cream Farm, and family adventure play park the Crocky Trail.

Must see

  • Delamere Forest (5.3 kilometres)
  • Chester Zoo (8.8 kilometres)
  • Chester Cathedral (9.6 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Speke Hall, Garden and Estate (16.6 kilometres)
  • Mr Hardman's Photographic Studio (26.1 kilometres)

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:  3 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Big Foot Glamping and Camping At Tarvin Sands Fishery 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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Big Foot Glamping and Camping At Tarvin Sands Fishery will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £100.00 ($178.98) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

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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Visa
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Maestro

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Big Foot Glamping and Camping At Tarvin Sands Fishery have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Big Foot Glamping and Camping At Tarvin Sands Fishery dog friendly? No View all features
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  • When can I check in and check out of Big Foot Glamping and Camping At Tarvin Sands Fishery?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Big Foot Glamping and Camping At Tarvin Sands Fishery? From $35.82 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - 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.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

General
A state-issued fishing license is required (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 4 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Coronavirus
Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £100.00 ($178.98) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Safety
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

General
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.

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.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m..

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Coronavirus
Tents are not accepted at this park.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/RV, please select the extra.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The restaurant is open between 04/01 and 23/12.

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

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £25.00 ($44.75) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Additional terms

Anybody wishing to fish must purchase a day ticket from the Bailiff at £8 per day. Day tickets run from 8am to 8pm in the summer or 8am til dusk in the winter months and all anglers must be off their peg by this time. Any guests found to be fishing outside the rules and times will be asked to leave the site. There are no keep nets allowed: fish are not to be kept in a bucket and all fish must be returned to the water immediately.

Access on/off site by foot is available 24 hours a day.

Please do not use electric heaters, ovens or water heaters as this will trip the fuses and cause inconvenience to others.

Please use your own cooking/toilet/shower facilities wherever possible so as to help the site manage demand on cleaning and possible queueing.

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