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- 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.
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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Electric grass and earth pitch
Max. persons: 5 x
One Tent or Camper trailer or Caravan or Class B motorhome or RV site allowed per pitch
Pitch size : Max 3.0m width x 9.1m depth (10.0ft width x 30.0ft depth) Calculated area: 27.9m² (300.0ft²)
Ground type: Grass and earth
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Nice site. Loved the simplicity of it Very nice host …
Great site, Will go there again. Would recommend to friends
Basic clean site with friendly staff
Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided
Extra toilet/shower facilities available
Hand sanitizing stations
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Nearby farmers' market
Public transportation nearby
Medium (26-50 sites)
Horseback riding nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Tourer storage facilities
- Coach stations
Canterbury: Park & Ride New Dover Rd Coach Stop
— 9.3 kilometres
9.3 kilometres Canterbury Bus Station — 11.2 kilometres
11.2 kilometres Whitfield (Kent): Honeywood Parkway Coach Stop — 11.3 kilometres
- Train stations
Shepherds Well Rail Station
— 6.6 kilometres
6.6 kilometres Snowdown Rail Station — 6.6 kilometres
6.6 kilometres Aylesham Rail Station — 7.3 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal
— 9.5 kilometres
9.5 kilometres Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal — 14.5 kilometres
14.5 kilometres Dover Eastern Docks Ferry Terminal — 14.7 kilometres
Kent International Airport
— 24.0 kilometres
24.0 kilometres Lydd London Ashford Airport — 28.9 kilometres
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.
- Howletts Wild Animal Park (9.6 kilometres)
- St Augustine's Abbey (11.2 kilometres)
- Canterbury Cathedral (11.4 kilometres)
- The White Cliffs of Dover (15.2 kilometres)
- South Foreland Lighthouse (17.0 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||9 a.m. –||10 p.m.|
|Depart by:||12:30 p.m.|
|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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19.
The remainder is payable on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite 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.
- How much does it cost to stay at Goldpark Leisure? From $57.48 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability