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- 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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Convenience of location for what we required
Clean friendly staff
Stayed for 2 nights staff where excellent, very clean, top place
Space, cleanliness, friendly staff, great size pitches, quirky
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.
Loved it...will be back
The owner and nephew were very friendly and helpful and …
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 sanitising 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 site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Horse riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Surf school nearby
- Coach stations
Zoo Park & Ride
— 6.0 miles
6.0 miles Bus Exchange — 6.1 miles
6.1 miles Bus Station — 7.9 miles
- Train stations
Mouldsworth Rail Station
— 1.9 miles
1.9 miles Delamere Rail Station — 3.8 miles
3.8 miles Helsby Rail Station — 4.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal
— 16.9 miles
16.9 miles Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 17.1 miles
17.1 miles Liverpool Isle of Man & Dublin Terminal — 17.2 miles
Liverpool John Lennon Airport
— 10.1 miles
10.1 miles Manchester Airport Terminal 2 — 22.4 miles
22.4 miles Manchester Airport — 22.5 miles
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).
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.
- Delamere Forest (3.3 miles)
- Chester Zoo (5.4 miles)
- Chester Cathedral (6.0 miles)
- Speke Hall, Garden and Estate (10.3 miles)
- Mr Hardman's Photographic Studio (16.2 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
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- When can I check in and check out of Big Foot Glamping and Camping At Tarvin Sands Fishery?
Camping and touring Arrive: 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.