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Bowland Wild Boar Park

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The wild boar animal park

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, a site set 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 dishwashing stations with hot water.

Please note

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

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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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9.2

Overall rating based on 56 reviews

 

95% would recommend this park to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  80% described as Wildlife haven ?

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great site Andy facilities, no complaints10/12/2020

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

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

    Friendly, clean, beautiful site

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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we had an amazing stay10/04/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJillian O.Confirmed

  • Camping pod (maximum 3 adults)
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  • Liked: 

    we had an amazing stay

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Friendly staff lovely scenery09/28/2020

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

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

    Safety of location facilities for campers

    Disliked: 

    No service or signal

From the manager...

Thank you for your great ratings review !
And yes unfortunately being remote in the Ribble Valley the telephone signal isn't great - sorry.

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Beautiful little site,immaculate facilities,stunning river walks09/21/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Shower and toilets
    Scenery
    Walks

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Friendly staff, clean facilities, overall a good site09/07/2020

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

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

    Wild camping feel
    Location

    Disliked: 

    Not easy to contact park ranger
    Field not as well maintained as others we have been to

From the manager...

Thankyou Philip for your good 8* review.

We are sorry if you struggled to contact the park warden, unfortunately the phone / Wifi signal isn't great on the park as we are in the Ribble Valley countryside.

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brilliant site with good facilities.09/05/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLuke S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The toilets are prestine brilliant. The staff are so nice and friendly and i can bearly fault it at all

    Disliked: 

    the grass on the tent pitches could do with a cut though.

From the manager...

Thanks Luke for your 10* review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. And thank you re your point regarding the grass requiring a cut - this summer proved rather difficult to keep on top of grass cutting as we would get a few days of glorious sunshine and then a day of heavy rain which meant it was too wet to cut.

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The campsite is so lovely! Loved the fire pit and picnic benches09/03/2020

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

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

    The camping site, the playground, the animals, fire pit, picnic benches, very clean toilet/shower, friendly staff, easy check in

    Disliked: 

    Wish there were beds in the pods

From the manager...

Thank you very much for your great review :)

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Wouldn’t come back due to the state of the field we were put in.09/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomrebecca t.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Toilets and showers were very clean.

    Disliked: 

    Field was extremely bumpy, was put in a field on our own which took the fun out of the children making friends.

From the manager...

Thank you Rebecca for your review.

We are sorry you found areas of the field bumpy and we have been encouraging guests to Social distance from other guests hence siting tents in different areas (2 tent fields) and separate from the pods. We do understand that kids like to interact with others but during Covid times we have been aware that many guests like to keep their distance.
Thank you again.

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Brilliant site for families. Friendly staff08/28/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChloe F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Small quiet campsite on the busy Wild Boar Park. Pitches and Pods are far enough away from main site that you aren't disturbed by noise. The staff were really helpful and friendly. Lots of lovely walks which were perfect length for my 3 year old :) A trip to the park is a must with little ones and worth the extra money - it has plenty of animals, a decent big play area with zip lines which were definitely a hit! The barrel rides were also enjoyed and a chance for my little one to go round park seeing all the animals again.

    Disliked: 

    Very wet and boggy pitches and play park although it can't really be helped with the weather. I would definitely recommend old clothes and wellies.

From the manager...

Thanks Chloe for your good review - sorry the weather was rather wet during your stay but it sounds like you made the most of our facilities and hope to see you again.

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Facilities08/27/2020

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

  • Primitive grass tent site
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    Facilities

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From the manager...

Thank you :)

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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

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

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

Communal fridge

Dump station

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

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Location

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

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Clitheroe: Interchange — 10.0 kilometers
Chatburn: Post Office Bus Stop — 12.1 kilometers
Whalley: Bus Station — 12.5 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 having a spread – 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, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  5 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  5 p.m.
Depart by:  11 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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Payment methods accepted at the park

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Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • 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, trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  5 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  5 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Bowland Wild Boar Park? From $20.85 (for 1 night, 5 people) - 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.

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

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

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.

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

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
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.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Dogs
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £20.00 ($34.88) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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