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Goldpark Leisure

8.6
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General

  • Scenic location in the Elham valley, seven miles from Canterbury
  • In the North Downs, a 12-mile drive from the Channel Tunnel
  • Easy access to the M20 and the A2

Ever been to the Elham valley? It's a right pretty part of the North Downs, made up of a chalk valley and set between Folkestone and Canterbury: the 22.5-mile Elham Valley Way is right pretty and right recommended too.

If you're seeking a stay around these parts (also recommended, to put up tired feet), have a look at Goldpark Leisure right in the valley and surrounded by the striking scenery for which the valley is renowned. It's about seven miles from Folkestone and Canterbury and under 10 from Dover's white cliffs, or you could go on further adventures as it's also only 12 miles from the Channel Tunnel…

The site has an amenities building with a toilet and shower room also suitable for disabled guests, a washing-up area and a reception with helpful info on the local area.

Leave the car behind once you get here: the bus stop outside the Goldpark Leisure gate has services to take adventurers to both the Kent settlements nearby. If you do want to drive, there's easy access from the site to the M20 and the A2.

Please note

Minimum spacing of 6 metres between pitches.

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

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).


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8.6

Overall rating based on 100 reviews

 

87% would recommend this site to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

  60% described as Peaceful ?

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Awesome12/21/2020

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

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Incredibly friendly welcome and care of me throughout my stay, could not have been kinder.
    Super hot showers
    Beautiful area

    Disliked: 

    Leaving

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Very helpful owner11/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very helpful owner

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Nice site. Loved the simplicity of it Very nice host …09/28/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPual B.Confirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Nice site. Loved the simplicity of it Very nice host .Mark.
    Shame about busy road alone side

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Very freindly staff and clean showers and toilets. Great location …09/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very freindly staff and clean showers and toilets.
    Great location for country walks and easy access to Canterbury and various seaside towns.

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Great site, Will go there again. Would recommend to friends09/05/2020

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

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff, flat pitches, clean and tidy. Ideal for country walks,

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Basic campsite which has good shower facilities but a bit overpriced.09/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The area is nice and the owner is very friendly and helpful. Showers had good hot running water and toilets were functional and clean.

    It was fine for a basic campsite.

    Disliked: 

    It felt a bit cramped as there were lots of tents on a small field. The tent next to us played music all night. It was overpriced for what it was. The campsites we stayed at in Wales were £10 cheaper per night and much nicer.

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Highly recommend dog friendly site09/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
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    Very friendly and kept clean

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Basic clean site with friendly staff09/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKirk R.Confirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
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    Friendly staff

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches08/31/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnton J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    A simple small location that has good amenities which catered for all our needs. We had a campervan and awning that easily fit in the set pitch at no extra cost for the awning. Nice for dogs, walks nearby and really friendly people. A place I would recommend for a quick break from the norm where u can walk your selves or with dogs and enjoy the kent countryside.

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Lovely position in the Elham Valley, beautiful villages and easy …08/31/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGarry H.Confirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely position in the Elham Valley, beautiful villages and easy access to Canterbury, Herne Bay, Whitstable. Hot showers, flat pitches, peace and quiet and friendly hosts- what's not to like.

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Features

Coronavirus

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Extra toilet/shower facilities available

Hand sanitising stations

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • Canterbury Road, Wigmore, Elham, Kent, England, CT4 6LP
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.1813°N 1.1356°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Canterbury: Park & Ride New Dover Rd Coach Stop — 5.8 miles
Canterbury Bus Station — 7.0 miles
Whitfield (Kent): Honeywood Parkway Coach Stop — 7.0 miles
Train stations
Shepherds Well Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Snowdown Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Aylesham Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Ferry ports
Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal — 5.9 miles
Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal — 9.0 miles
Dover Eastern Docks Ferry Terminal — 9.2 miles
Airports
Kent International Airport — 14.9 miles
Lydd London Ashford Airport — 18.0 miles

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

The chalk downlands of the Elham valley are the suggested starting point for hikes around the area; if you're feeling energetic, make it your mission to do the whole 22.5-mile route of the Elham Valley Way, starting at Hythe and finishing, like certain pilgrims, at Canterbury Cathedral.

Rest up when you arrive then investigate the cathedral further: Canterbury's most famed landmark is the oldest cathedral in England and is of course where Chaucer's lot amused themselves in quarantine by telling many tales. The Canterbury Tales is an award-winning attraction in the city (yes, yes, as well as a book); after that, wander around the shops and pubs before an evening in one of Canterbury's restaurants. And then perhaps another pub…

Also have a wander around the 90 acres of ancient parkland of nearby Howletts Zoo Park, where animals to see include lions, tigers, rhinos and elephants.

Must see

  • Howletts Wild Animal Park (6.0 miles)
  • St Augustine's Abbey (7.0 miles)
  • Canterbury Cathedral (7.1 miles)

National Trust

  • The White Cliffs of Dover (9.5 miles)
  • South Foreland Lighthouse (10.6 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:  9 a.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  12:30 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart by:  12:30 p.m.

Goldpark Leisure cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Goldpark Leisure have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Goldpark Leisure dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Goldpark Leisure? The chalk downlands of the Elham valley are the suggested starting point for hikes around the area; if you're feeling energetic, make it your mission to do the whole 22.5-mile route of … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Goldpark Leisure?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  9 a.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  12:30 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
    Depart by:  12:30 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Goldpark Leisure? From €34.75 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - 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.

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.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 6 metres between pitches.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

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.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

General
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.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

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.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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