Grand National getaways with Pitchup.com
Mar 18 2014 Posted by Samantha Marsh
--Doncaster, Suffolk, York & Wales--
The biggest event in the horse racing calendar, the Grand National, is galloping its way into sight. To celebrate, outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com have put together a list of the top four getaways that will get horse lovers’ hearts racing this special season. From sites near the UK’s most renowned race courses, to sites that offer the best horse and pony riding experiences, these sites are not to be missed. Saddle up and enjoy the ride!
1. Delve to Doncaster from £1.00pppn
Doncaster, South Yorkshire: Pitchup.com has availability on its non-electric grass pitches at Nook Farm Caravan Park this season with prices starting from £6.00 per night with units sleeping up to six people (£1.00pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Located just a twenty minute drive from the popular Doncaster Racecourse and with riding available nearby, this site is perfect for horse enthusiasts. Nook Farm is situated in the beautiful area of North Lincolnshire and boasts 10 acres of grassland. The site is surrounded by five well-stocked fisheries which attract plenty of wildlife. There are many great country pubs close by, serving real ales and superb food – perfect following a day at the races!
The non-electric pitches provide a 10m x 10m well-drained, flat grass pitch without electric. Pitches are supplied with water and Elsan disposal. Price includes an awning, pup tent and gazebo. Charging facilities are located on site.
2. Strut to Suffolk – from £4.00pppn
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk: Pitchup.com has availability on its non-electric grass tent pitches at Bardwell Manor Equestrian Centre this season with prices starting from £24.00 per night based on six people sharing (£4.00pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Situated on a working equestrian centre, this country site is perfect for adults and children seeking a horse-some getaway. The campsite is located next to an orchard and surrounded by horses grazing in the fields, providing a peaceful atmosphere. Horse riding lessons can be booked from £18 per child for a beginner’s session (age 5+) and £21 per adult.
The non-electric grass tent pitches are 10m x 10m and come with no electric hook-up. On-site facilities include a toilet block and a newly built shower room with heating.
3. Glamp out in York from £20.00pppn
York, North Yorkshire: Pitchup.com has availability on its safari tents at Canadian Fields this season with prices starting from £160 per night based on eight adults sharing (£20.00pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Located within easy driving distance of the famous York Racecourse, this family-based site is situated in the heart of Yorkshire’s Ryedale. The owners have an in-depth knowledge of local history and attractions which they like to share with visitors to ensure they make the most out of their stay. There’s plenty to see and do in the surrounding countryside, including horse riding for those who fancy it! Onsite amenities include a shop selling home-made goods, showers, toilets, a washing machine and a tumble dryer.
The glamorous safari tent is kitted out with stylish furnishings and tasteful décor. The glamping tent features one double bed, two single beds, a bunk bed, and a double sofa bed, sleeping up to eight people. The tent is also supplied with electric and features a kitchenette, a living/dining area and a WC. Linen, towels and toilet roll are provided.
4. Go to Gwynedd from £5.83pppn
Fairbourne, Gwynedd: Pitchup.com has availability on its optional electric grass pitches at Bwlchgwyn Farm and Pony Trekkingthis season with prices starting from £39 per night based on six adults sharing (£6.50pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
This site is the perfect pony lover’s paradise. Here guests can go pony trekking across beaches and estuaries, and even take part in riding and jumping lessons. This large livestock farm overlooks breathtaking views of where the Snowdonia Mountains hit the sea, ensuring a truly peaceful pony trekking trip. The on-site pony trekking includes options for both beginners and expert riders, starting at £20 an hour for a truly remarkable ride across stunning landscapes.
The 7m x 7m grass pitches are located on terraced camping fields with spectacular views over the Mawddach estuary. Electric hook-up 10-amp is optional. Guests will find fantastic facilities on site including hot showers, loos, washing-up areas and a launderette.
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Notes to editors
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