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Big Foot Glamping and Camping At Tarvin Sands

9.3
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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 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.

Please note

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

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

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.3

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Absolutely beautiful views! Incredible staff and amazing facilities! 05/14/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Denica C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod (couples only)
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  • Liked: 

    Absolutely everything!!! The staff were incredible! Couldn't have been more helpful or friendly. The pods were clean and comfy with brand-new bedding! Great welcome basket. They provided a kit for the firepit and BBQ! Everything you need to kick start your evening! The reindeer were adorable for to see them at feeding time which was great! Showers and toilets facilities were great! Showers were lovely and hot! The maintenance guy and the owner were so welcoming! Honestly I could go on and on! Everything was absolutely fantastic can't wait to go back!!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing. I couldn't think of anything that was remotely bad or disappointing with the facilities or service.

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Family pod was really nice and well equipped. Clean, warm ... 05/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Katy W. Confirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 3 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Family pod was really nice and well equipped. Clean, warm and nice extra touches such as kettle, fire logs for a fire pit, picnic table. The hosts were really lovely and took the children to see the reindeer and large koi fish. Really friendly and helpful. Site was quiet and plenty of space for the children to run around. Pods were set away from the fishing lakes which was good with the children. Location is ideal for visiting Chester zoo and the crocky trail.

    Disliked: 

    The site is next to the busy main road so the road noise was pretty constant which is a shame.

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Nice site, clean friendly and handy for the zoo and central Chester. 05/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lisa H. Confirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Really friendly staff. Wood and charcoal for the BBq and fire pit and the complementary wine and chocolates.

    Disliked: 

    Shower was cold the first time but nice and hot the next. Busy road a bit noisy

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Cabin, Lakes, Cafe, Staff all 5* 05/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Adam G. Confirmed

  • Camping pod (couples only)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Fishery, Cafe, Cabin

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How friendly staff were. Delivery of coal etc was amazing. ... 05/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sara L. Confirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    How friendly staff were. Delivery of coal etc was amazing. Pods, fire pit and bbq all excellent.

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Great site in lovely area 04/23/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David M. Confirmed

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

    Clean showers and toilets
    Lakes and surrounding area
    Close to some lovely villages with great food (Tarvin, Kelsall..)
    Staff are very friendly and helpful

    Disliked: 

    Showers were very weak
    Noise from road

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If you want a family stay with lovely views and a safe place book! 04/13/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Amy M. Confirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The staff are so welcoming and accommodating.

    Disliked: 

    Absolutely nothing!

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Friendly site, clean facilities 04/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Carol C. Confirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 3 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Really friendly site
    Warm clean pod
    Lovely welcome box and barbeque supplies

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Lovely and clean cozy pod. Friendly staff.. Very helpful... Cafe ... 04/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Claire F. Confirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 3 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely and clean cozy pod. Friendly staff.. Very helpful... Cafe on site a bonus with great jam toast!

    Disliked: 

    Site got a bit waterlogged... Bit rain was biblical!

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Friendly staff, cosy pods, overall great- would go again 04/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Abi W. Confirmed

  • Camping pod (couples only)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very cosy and clean pod, clean showers/ toilets. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horse 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

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

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Jumbo tent pitches

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 — 6.0 miles
Chester: Bus Exchange — 6.1 miles
Ellesmere Port: Bus Station — 7.9 miles
Train stations
Mouldsworth Rail Station — 1.9 miles
Delamere Rail Station — 3.8 miles
Helsby Rail Station — 4.8 miles
Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 16.9 miles
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 17.1 miles
Liverpool Isle of Man & Dublin Terminal — 17.2 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 10.1 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 2 — 22.4 miles
Manchester Airport — 22.5 miles

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 (3.3 miles)
  • Chester Zoo (5.4 miles)
  • Chester Cathedral (6.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Speke Hall, Garden and Estate (10.3 miles)
  • Mr Hardman's Photographic Studio (16.2 miles)

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 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 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 (€112.05) 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.

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 (€112.05) 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.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots 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 behaviour 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.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

General
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £25.00 (€28.01) 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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