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Big Foot Glamping and Camping At Tarvin Sands Fishery

9.5

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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.

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.


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Reviews

9.5

Overall rating based on 127 reviews

 

97% would recommend this park to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  64% described as Peaceful ?

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Convenience of location for what we required09/20/2021

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

  • Power optional gravel travel trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Convenience of location for what we required

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Clean friendly staff09/19/2021

Reviewer's country: Isle of Mansue c.Confirmed

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

    Very friendly beautiful area, nice breakfast. Would stay again

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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The grounds, the people09/17/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The grounds, the people

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Excellent little site,great fishing and clean facilities .09/16/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional gravel travel trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fishing lakes

    Disliked: 

    None

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Stayed for 2 nights staff where excellent, very clean, top place09/06/2021

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

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 3 children, family)
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    Pods

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Space, cleanliness, friendly staff, great size pitches, quirky09/06/2021

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

  • Power optional gravel travel trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Space, cleanliness, friendly staff, great size pitches, quirky

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    Nothing

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Reindeer and lakes.09/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Reindeer and lakes.

    Disliked: 

    Attitude of attendant not being able to observe quietly whilst husband fished.
    Showers no privacy

From the manager...

Thank you for your completely unrealistic review. The fact that there are four 10 out of 10 reviews either side of yours gives people an idea of the truth, however, I will give you the honour of getting a personal reply from us,

Firstly, location, who finds a place, books a place knowing EXACTLY where it is, and then complains about the location of it? Do you go to Spain and then moan that it wasn't in Barbados?

Value for money: Where else can you go, with all the space you had, surrounded by wildlife, including our Reindeer herd, with no extra costs for the same price? If you have somewhere in mind, maybe you should give them the pleasure of your company next time.

Facilities / Activities: This is a quiet, relaxing family site and we do not advertise any activities, there are however, hundreds of things to do locally. We also provide all the facilities that you need and there are plenty of local shops.

Customer service: Just look at our other reviews, enough said.

Child friendliness: The site is perfectly friendly for children, however, as in any place, its always a good idea to look out for your own children, where they are, what they're doing,

Fishing, yes, we charge for everyone who goes on the lake because we have limited our capacity, this is to provide a quiet, relaxing environment for our fishing. If we didn't, as we have experienced in the past, one person will fish and their whole family will be on the lake disturbing the other anglers. Can you go to a theme park for free if you don't want to go on the rides?

Cleanliness: Our park and facilities are checked regularly and are always spotlessly clean, we have no idea what you have experienced to say otherwise.

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Loved it...will be back09/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDean T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass RV site
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    Friendly...great fishing..big pitches

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The owner and nephew were very friendly and helpful and …09/01/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBelinda A.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass RV site
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    The owner and nephew were very friendly and helpful and showed us the reindeer and let us feed them. The site is very clean and well managed. Breakfast in the cafe was lovely. Great location too for Delamere Forest, only 3 miles away.

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Excellent small site, friendly staff, very clean and cafe that …08/31/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Excellent small site, friendly staff, very clean and cafe that did a great breakfast

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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

Disabled facilities

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

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

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

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 kilometers)
  • Chester Zoo (8.8 kilometers)
  • Chester Cathedral (9.6 kilometers)

National Trust

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

  • Does Big Foot Glamping and Camping At Tarvin Sands Fishery have a swimming pool? No View all features
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    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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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 ($173.22) 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.

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

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

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 ($43.30) 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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