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Bowland Wild Boar Park

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Bowland Wild Boar Park: Visitor image of the lovely site

General

  • Site in a wildlife centre in the Forest of Bowland’s Ribble Valley
  • Just under 10 minutes’ drive from Chipping and 40 from Preston
  • Petting zoo, play area, café and pond; marked walking trails on site

For a family escape with an educational twist consider a stay at Bowland Wild Boar Park, in the middle of a wildlife centre that aims to get kids up to speed on conservation and animal welfare. This place is topnotch for groups with younger members keen on cuddling creatures like lambs and baby chicks, or seeing more exotic breeds such as white wallabies, emus and water buffaloes.

Other activities with a farmyard focus available at this spot in the Forest of Bowland Area of Natural Beauty include tractor and trailer rides (in the school holidays and on weekends) as well as wildlife walks inside the lush green Ribble Valley with fells and woodland all around. Named paths aimed at kids and adults alike range from the Cartoon and Totem Pole trails to the Bluebell Walk. A play area is also on site.

If you’d rather sit and watch the wildlife, a café is opposite the pond at the park where birds fly in to take titbits from the feeder; for other ways to spy winged critters in their natural habitat, you could also wander beside the nearby Hodder river.

After lunch at the café, spark up the barbecue for dinner – local produce is plentiful at the nearby farm shop. Another café plus a couple of pubs are in Chipping just over five minutes’ drive away if you’d prefer to spend less time cooking and more time spreading out next to the firepit back on base after a meal made by someone else.

Bowland Wild Boar Park has shower and toilet blocks and washing-up stations with hot water.

Please note

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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

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

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

At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Please note that the animal park within Bowland Wild Boar Park is only open at the weekends and during school holidays from February half term through to October half term. Stays can be booked outside of these times but please be aware that the animal park will not be open. Please also note that tickets for the animal park must be booked separately.


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Reviews

9.4

Overall rating based on 116 reviews

 

97% would recommend this park to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  78% described as Wildlife haven ?

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Well we’re do I start we absolutely loved our stay …10/17/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Well we’re do I start we absolutely loved our stay from start to finish there is something for everyone from the farm to the fairy forest to the sculpture trail and the nature walk we loved it that much we booked an extra night the animals are friendly and well looked after the grounds are spotless the staff are amazing and friendly they can’t do enough to help you!! The park is great and the price for things there is very reasonable we will definitely be comming back to stay again the pods are immaculate and the toilet and washing facilities are all spotless there’s plenty off wildlife to see also the WiFi there is really good it’s loverly and peaceful and full off things to do and see

    Disliked: 

    Nothing absolutely brilliant

From the manager...

Fabulous review - thank you
All our staff work really hard to ensure all guests have the best stay possible. Hope to see you again next year :)

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Excellent with friendly, helpful staff10/16/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNeil Y.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peacefulness and fire pit

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Excellent - thankyou for your kind review - glad you enjoyed the peacefulness :)

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Excellent site, staff and beautiful location!09/27/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomOlivia F.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We had a fantastic stay here! So much freedom for our children - age 11,9 and 3. The stars at night were amazing!! Wildlife everywhere and the kids loved waking up to the peacocks outside the tent. Plenty to explore and a really calming place to be. The farm park was fantastic, we all loved it and had a real selection of animals and knowledgeable staff. We had happened to mention it was our son's 3rd birthday before we arrived and the staff left personalised notes for him around the park which was just magical and such a lovely touch. We will be back in the spring :-) x

    Disliked: 

    Absolutely nothing!

From the manager...

Fantastic thankyou Olivia - so pleased you and your family had a great stat at our park. Hope to see you again next year :)

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Lovely spacious glamping area around the pods, great facilities and …09/26/2022

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

  • Camping pod (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely spacious glamping area around the pods, great facilities and the park was fun too

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From the manager...

Thanks Ashley for your 10/10 review :)

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Lovely camping experience for us all09/13/2022

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

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

    Lovely stay and will definitely be back. Nice quiet camp site with only few pitches which i liked. Great staff and night warden. Clean toilet and shower area. Children loved visiting the farm and play area (fyi..this is charged extra not included in camping price) this kept them busy for the full day.
    No cars on pitches

    Disliked: 

    Bad phone reception (but this is also a good thing, site gives you free wifi)

From the manager...

Lovely review - thank you very much Tracey. See you again next year :)

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Perfect break to just chill09/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The peacefulness and showers like a hotel

    Disliked: 

    Coming home

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches09/03/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Peace and quiet in nature.
    Only three tents in large level site.
    Dark sky reserve.
    Lots of birdsong. Peacocks!
    Fire pit for hire.
    Good base for cycling and gentle fell walks in Forest of Bowland.

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Very clean, great for kids, animal park and activities were great09/02/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGemma M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The animal park

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Amazing stay for families. We definitely want to return.09/02/2022

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

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

    The position of the field.
    They only allow 3 tents per stay to ensure everyone has enough room, even though they could fit more on.
    The farm and park.
    The surroundings including the nature walks.

    Disliked: 

    The toilets and shower block was a steel container, the advert shows the block for the pods which is much nicer. However the toilets and shower was clean which is all that matters really.
    WiFi didn’t reach the field but we didn’t bother about this for our stay.

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Will return 100%08/30/2022

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

  • Camping pod (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Cleanliness was excellent. Electric in the pods. Everything you need can be bought in the store for the fire so more room in the car next time we come! Wish there was an option to rent bedding/blow up mattress as this would’ve relieved the load in the car & packing stresses before but excellent place to stay! Recommend a visit to the park too if travelling with children! Excellent staff - couldn’t be anymore helpful. Dog friendly - even the park!

    Disliked: 

    Ensure that you book the tractor, etc rides at reception! We didn’t and missed our chance to book on once the park got busier 😊 post code on Google also sent us somewhere else, as I believe the post code has recently been changed to help the nearby residents - signs are easy enough to find the site when you reach nearby however!

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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

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

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Forest

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Location

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  • Chipping, Preston, Lancashire, England, PR3 2HB
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.9030°N 2.5371°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Coach Stop C3 — 17.5 kilometers
Bus Station — 19.0 kilometers
Crossroads — 19.3 kilometers
Train stations
Clitheroe Rail Station — 9.9 kilometers
Whalley Rail Station — 12.0 kilometers
Langho Rail Station — 12.4 kilometers
Ferry ports
Heysham Ferry Terminal — 28.6 kilometers
Knott End-On-Sea Ferry Landing — 30.3 kilometers
Fleetwood for Knott End Ferry Landing — 30.9 kilometers
Airports
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 57.8 kilometers

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

There may be much to keep you at this wildlife park but family-friendly activities are all around the region too, with the rare breeds of cattle at Cobble Hey Farm & Gardens 25 minutes’ drive away and the rainy-day workshops and events at Barton Grange Garden Centre within half an hour.

If it’s sunny, Brock Bottoms Picnic Site (25 minutes) is an excellent spot for an outdoor meal – followed up with an ice cream made courtesy of the milk from the dairy cows at Mrs Dowsons Farm half an hour away.

Famous places for the kids are also within an hour’s drive, like the rides at the Blackpool seaside; for grownups, the fell walks of the Lake District are the same distance away.

Must see

  • Beacon Fell Country Park (8.4 kilometers)
  • Gawthorpe Hall (19.4 kilometers)
  • Oswaldtwistle Mills (19.7 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Gawthorpe Hall (19.3 kilometers)
  • Malham Tarn Estate (32.4 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, travel trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Bowland Wild Boar Park cancelation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Bowland Wild Boar Park 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.

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

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  • Does Bowland Wild Boar Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Bowland Wild Boar Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Bowland Wild Boar Park? There may be much to keep you at this wildlife park but family-friendly activities are all around the region too, with the rare breeds of cattle at Cobble Hey Farm & Gardens … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Bowland Wild Boar Park?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Bowland Wild Boar Park? From $22.59 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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