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Big Foot Glamping and Camping At Tarvin Sands Fishery

9.1

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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 fryups.


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9.1

Overall rating based on 130 reviews

 

88% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

 

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Nice clean facility 17/09/2018

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

  • Camping pod (couples only)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The venue

    Disliked: 

    Gates closing at 8

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Overall a very nice place 17/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Zoe W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional gravel touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site was lovely the shower block was extremely clean fishing was great and the staff were fantastic

    Disliked: 

    Was traffic noise due to the A road running parallel with the field

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Excellent 07/09/2018

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fantastic site, nice big pitches(1st time caravaneers) all facilities on site, clean hot showers, staff all super helpful and friendly, couldn’t help me enough when I got stuck in the gravel, and even helped me out when I had an electric problem with the van, can’t recommend enough, won’t be our last stay there, Chester zoo only 15 minutes down the road, and lots of local pubs.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Clean, friendly, helpful, close to loads of attractions, cafe on ... 07/09/2018

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  • Electric optional gravel touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean, friendly, helpful, close to loads of attractions, cafe on site, beautiful location with all amenities!

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We loved that the staff were Friendly. We also liked ... 04/09/2018

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  • Camping pod (couples only)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We loved that the staff were Friendly. We also liked the welcome pack :) showers and toilets clean & hot water!!

    Disliked: 

    There’s nothing to dislike. We had a lovely stay.

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Clean site, bins for recycling. 01/09/2018

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  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Within nice cycle ride to Chester 6miles

    Disliked: 

    Busy Road, No electric sockets or Hairdriers in shower rooms.
    The site has a locked gate policy pedestrian access is available but car would need to be parked outside in lay by.

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An excellent family holiday that I would recommend for everyone. 31/08/2018

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything! A perfect surrounding for our holiday. The site was clean, very well maintained, had level pitches and the added bonus of the beautiful Reindeer was amazing. Lovely cafe, perfectly situated for visiting other places in the area and above all that the staff were excellent. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome and we will definitely be returning. I would recommend anyone stay here.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really. There was some traffic noise from the road outside but this did not bother me. The road was very handy for visiting other places so I can forgive it!

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Excellent Pods with clean facilities and the owner and staff ... 31/08/2018

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

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
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    Excellent Pods with clean facilities and the owner and staff were lovely and very helpful

    Disliked: 

    Road noise

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Lovely family site with clean facilities definitely worth a visit 29/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Melanie W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    All of it just a lovely little family site.

    Disliked: 

    Nowhere to plug hairdryer in! :)

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Nice park with good grounds and facilities, very helpful staff. 29/08/2018

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  • Electric optional gravel touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice park with good grounds and facilities, very helpful staff.

    Disliked: 

    The gate shutting at 8pm was a bit of a pain but we understand the security benefits.

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Features

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

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

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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 that the majority of satnavs will send you to the farm opposite the site.

If you're coming from Manchester, the M6, or Junction 10 of the M56, the site is 100 metres past the farm on your right.

If you're coming from north Wales, Chester or the M53, the site is 100 metres before the farm on your left (in the opposite end of the layby to Cheshire Brick and Slate).

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

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

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. 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 ($174.42) 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.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

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

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

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.

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

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £100.00 ($174.42) 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.

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 midnight and 8 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.

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

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 must leave the premises by 8 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars 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 ($43.61) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Additional terms

Anybody wishing to fish must purchase a day ticket from the Bailiff at £7 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 campers 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.

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