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Venus Campsite: Site entrance

General

  • Spacious and peaceful eco-friendly site with scenic countryside views
  • A 10-minute drive from Ripon and 40 minutes from York
  • A 20-minute drive to Lightwater Valley; Europe's longest rollercoaster

Travelling up hills, down dales and across moors? Settle in for hols and pitstops at Venus Campsite, a family-friendly site less than five minutes’ drive from the A1 and 10 minutes from the North Yorkshire city of Ripon.

Whether sticking around for lengthy stays or taking an overnight pause on travels north or south, this is a top spot to pitch up at. Handily placed between the Yorkshire Dales (35 minutes' drive) and North York Moors (20 minutes) national parks, the site’s a good pick for ramblers, bikers, hikers and riders, and urbanites will be well-placed too with Ripon and York (40 minutes) within easy reach.

The site’s eco credentials should appeal to environmental warriors and worriers too: it’s a recognised eco-friendly site, with plenty of green space to roam about in for guests (and pooch), recycling facilities for sorting the detritus of getaways, and energy coming from renewables.

Feeling hungry or thirsty? A handful of country pubs serve food within about 10 minutes' drive, lots more options can be tried in Thirsk (15 minutes away) and Ripon, and glasses can be raised at the Black Sheep Brewery within 20 minutes. For self-catered stays, there’s a small grocery store five minutes away, and bigger supermarkets in Thirsk.

Please note that this is a back to basics campsite with simple facilities of flushing toilets and free hot showers – if you're in the market for luxuries like underfloor heating you'll probably need to look elsewhere.

Please note

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

Guests under the age of 16 are not allowed on site.

Group bookings of 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not 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.

Bookings must not consist of more than 1 different households.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

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).

A cable measuring at least 10 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.


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Reviews

9.3

Overall rating based on 223 reviews

 

91% would recommend this park to a friend.

89% would stay here again.

  82% described as Peaceful ?

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Large pitches. Friendly staff. Very clean toilets and showers - …08/04/2021

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

  • Powered grass trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Large pitches. Friendly staff. Very clean toilets and showers - take your own loo roll.

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Excellent site and stay.08/04/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLouise H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly, quiet and clean site. Owners really welcoming and helpful. Would definitely stay again.

    Disliked: 

    None

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Simplicity08/02/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNeil R.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Simplicity

    Disliked: 

    Showers not available

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Hard standing pitches looked nice and neat, but not many …08/02/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPatricia J.Confirmed

  • Powered grass trailer site
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  • Liked: 

    Hard standing pitches looked nice and neat, but not many of them.
    Friendly owner.

    Disliked: 

    No reception.
    No toilet paper to which we were not informed. Even public toilets are kept stocked. I think £22 could run to a roll of loo paper. COVID not an excuse.
    Grass kept long in places resulting in wet feet constantly.
    No grocery shop nearby.

From the manager...

Hi Patricia
No reception, Sarah greeted you at 830 pm in the rain to show you your pitch even though shut off time for arrival is 8pm.
The long meadow grass is kept like that so that when it’s wet vehicles can drive on the area to prevent making a muddy mess, but like you said long grass in places the rest is short grass so why walk on the long grass.
The farm shop in the village is 100m away which sells various basic grocery needs also fine foods, how much closer do you require a store !
First rule of camping, pack loo roll.

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Excellent site, well maintained clean facilities and very easy to find08/02/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBeth R.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass site
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    This was our second visit to this campsite. It's a thoughtfully laid out campsite, the facilities are immaculate and the owner is very friendly and helpful. The location is great, and it's very easy to find.

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Lovely peaceful little site. Clean toilets and shower area.08/02/2021

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

  • Powered grass trailer site
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    All of it…

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    None of it…

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Peace. Space Cleanliness Organisation08/01/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMark G.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Peace.

    Space

    Cleanliness

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    Disliked: 

    nothing

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Great, friendly and quiet site, with good access to local area08/01/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKaren L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendliness of owner and huge pitch compared to others sites we have stayed in. Easy access to East and West Yorkshire from this site and also to A1/M1. Nice pubs in local area.

    Disliked: 

    No dislikes!

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Spacious site with clean facilities and friendly owners!07/31/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass site
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    Nice, spacious and friendly site. The facilities were good and always clean, the washing up area and the freezer was an added bonus that again was well maintained and kept clean.
    Overall, it’s a lovely basic site which was a perfect base for our travels.

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Nice peaceful site and friendly staff07/31/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGary L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass trailer site
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  • Liked: 

    Nice peaceful site and friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    A bit of a distance if you run out of food etc

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Features

Coronavirus

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitizing stations

More frequent emptying of bins

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

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Geodesic domes

Jumbo tent sites

Pre-erected tents

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Peaceful

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

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Motorhome service point

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Baldersby, Ripon, North Yorkshire, England, YO7 4PS
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.1994°N 1.4604°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station Stand 1 — 8.0 kilometers
Market Place — 8.5 kilometers
Bus Stn Stand A — 21.3 kilometers
Train stations
Thirsk Rail Station — 6.6 kilometers
Northallerton Rail Station — 14.9 kilometers
Knaresborough Rail Station — 21.2 kilometers
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 45.3 kilometers
Transporter Bridge North Side — 45.5 kilometers
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 34.7 kilometers
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 39.0 kilometers

Directions


Follow the A61 from the A1 to the village of Baldersby; the site is on the left near the 30mph signs.

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

History buffs will be well looked after hereabouts, with plenty to entertain, starting 25 minutes’ drive away at Mother Shipton’s Cave, England’s oldest tourist attraction. Plenty of stately manors are nearby too, with Newby Hall and Ripley Castle within 25 minutes, Beningbrough Hall and Garden 35 minutes from base, and the spectacular (and famed) Castle Howard within 50 minutes.

If history is preferred with an urban slant, head first to Thirsk (15 minutes) to explore the James Herriot museum, then travel on to Ripon’s cathedral and museums (10 minutes), Knaresborough’s castle and scenic viaduct (20 minutes), York’s minster, Jorvik Viking Centre and Shambles (40 minutes), and Durham’s castle, cathedral and museums (55 minutes).

Open-air time is highly recommended nearby too. Explores around the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors national parks are, of course, a must, but not at the expense of visiting the Howardian Hills (25 minutes), the balancing Brimham Rocks (30 minutes), or the stunning gardens at Studley Royal (20 minutes) and Harlow Carr (35 minutes).

Adrenaline seekers, meanwhile, should make immediate tracks to Lightwater Valley, 20 minutes away, where in addition to pedaloes, toboggans and traditional fairground rides, Europe’s longest rollercoaster – the Ultimate – awaits. If that’s got juices pumping for more, it takes an hour to get to Flamingo Land to zip along rides in the theme park or meet animals at the zoo.

Must see

  • Fountains Abbey (11.8 kilometers)
  • Jervaulx Abbey (19.5 kilometers)
  • Rievaulx Abbey (23.2 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden (11.8 kilometers)
  • Brimham Rocks (19.8 kilometers)

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

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Venus Campsite cancelation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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 cancelations 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.

The remainder is payable direct to Venus Campsite on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted at the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Venus Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Venus Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Venus Campsite? History buffs will be well looked after hereabouts, with plenty to entertain, starting 25 minutes’ drive away at Mother Shipton’s Cave, England’s oldest tourist attraction. Plenty of stately manors are nearby too, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Venus Campsite?
    RV, trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Venus Campsite? From $34.93 (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.

Sites
A cable measuring at least 10 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

Admission
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

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

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 1 different households.

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

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Admission
Guests under the age of 16 are not allowed on site.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

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

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Sites
Please note, pup tents are to be used for storage purposes only. Guests may not use them for sleeping.

General
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. 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 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are traveling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when traveling with a motorhome/RV.

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.

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

Dogs
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).

General
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Sites
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 9 p.m..

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

Dogs
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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