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Charity Farm Caravan and Camping Park

8.4

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General

  • A scenic site on a working farm with a well-stocked coarse fishery
  • A 10-minute drive to Eccleston; four miles from Junction 27 on the M6
  • Café, licensed bar, horse-riding courses and self-catering canteen

Into your angling? Charity Farm Caravan and Camping Park has not one but four coarse-fishing ponds to cast out at, stocked with carp, bream, gudgeon and more. A haven for horse owners too, it also has a handful of cross-country courses and farm rides to trot around.

Those not heading here to reel in some dinner or canter through the grounds can still appreciate the scenery: the site’s on a 115-acre working farm in west Lancashire, sandwiched between open fields, winding country lanes and old woodlands. Heading off on a weekend away? It's a cinch to get here too, as the site's under four miles from the M6’s Junction 27.

Eccleston’s a 10-minute drive away if you need the nearest supermarket, while historical villages like Croston, as well as the pretty Mawdesley, Heskin and Appley Bridge, are all under 15 minutes (or about an hour’s walk). Wigan’s the largest town in the area, about 25 minutes away.

Food and drink facilities are excellent on site, with a café dishing up English breakfast as well as sarnies or simple meals for lunch. Fred’s Pub opens in the evenings during the summer months and vending machines are to hand for quick snacks.

Prefer to crack open a couple of cans in the open air once night falls? Hire a firepit to stay warm after cooking dinner in the self-catering canteen.


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8.4

Overall rating based on 76 reviews

 

86% would recommend this park to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

  56% described as Peaceful ?

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Excellent site with clean showers and toilets, friendly staff and …08/04/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVictoria S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass site (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent site with clean showers and toilets, friendly staff and in a good location

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Great friendly site clean facilities well looked after.08/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGraeme T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass site (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Was very clean and all the staff really friendly.

    Disliked: 

    There is nothing to dislike about this site.

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Great camp site, nice environment just a shame about the actual pitch08/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass site (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The area, the facilities.

    Disliked: 

    How muddy the pitches was. A bit of miscommunication on arrival and during.
    Having to pay for the WiFi and fishing even though you’ve paid £100+ to camp there. It doesn’t state online you need to pay for there’s extras.

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Nice site, lovely staff n clean facilities08/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNicola L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass site (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The large pitches are fab, option off a fire pit for the weekend as well for £18 including wood. Clean toilets and showers. Hand sanitizer in the the porta loos which are clean. Nice friendly staff and owners are lovely. Will return but wont go on the pitch we was on again.

    Disliked: 

    Avoid pitch H79 Its o a slope and right at the entrance. It's just a mud bath, shouldn't be a pitch really as cars are just passing all the time and if it rains it just creates more mess.

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Fishing lakes were brilliant and the campsite was clean tidy …07/30/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomgareth c.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass site (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Fishing lakes were brilliant and the campsite was clean tidy and well managed

    Disliked: 

    On site shop could be a little better as in stocking a few more things

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Anonymous user

Fantastic place not to be missed.07/26/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass site (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    What a great place to stay, great facilities, clean and tidy.
    Lovely cafe & bar and well priced food & drink.
    Very friendly family run campsite.
    Great location, nice and peaceful but close to everywhere.
    A gem of a place and I will definitely be back 👍👍👍👍

    Disliked: 

    Absolutely nothing!!

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Had a lovely stay for 2 nights besides other guests …07/24/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLeanne D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass site (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Had a lovely stay for 2 nights besides other guests letting their children shout and swear all over the field at all hours (not the campsites fault) friendly staff nice campsite and lovely drive down into eccleston would stay again

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Anonymous user

OK for families with kids ,07/24/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass site (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Helpful staff,

    Disliked: 

    Ball games played. next to us despite rules .

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Very clean facilities Nice veiw from the camping field especially …07/21/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass site (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very clean facilities
    Nice veiw from the camping field especially at sunset
    Friendly owners

    Disliked: 

    Grass was quite long, should have taken a brick to put my little backpacking stove on

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Very clean site, good pitches, nothing to dislike07/18/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomcolin p.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass trailer site (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very clean site, good pitches, nothing to dislike

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: one group at a time

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Charity Farm, Smithy Brow, Wrightington, Wigan, Lancashire, England, WN6 9PP
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.6176°N 2.7271°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 4.7 miles
Wigan Bus Station STAND A — 6.2 miles
Bus Station — 7.3 miles
Train stations
Parbold Rail Station — 2.6 miles
Appley Bridge Rail Station — 2.7 miles
Hoscar Rail Station — 3.5 miles
Ferry ports
Liverpool Belfast Ferry Terminal Bootle — 16.6 miles
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 18.4 miles
Liverpool Isle of Man & Dublin Terminal — 18.4 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 20.1 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 2 — 25.3 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 1 — 25.7 miles

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Local attractions

Charity Farm Caravan and Camping Park has a dog exercise area if you’re bringing four-legged friends along on your hol, but for wanders in the wilderness, get along to the heaths and wet meadows of Mere Sands Woods. Red squirrels, stoats and roe deer, along with woodpeckers, sparrowhawks and kingfishers, have been sighted in this nature reserve a 20-minute drive from the park.

All in all, 170 bird species tend to flit through the area; twitchers can also stop off at Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Rufford (20 minutes) to see wintering birds like whooper swans and big migration flocks of wigeon.

To get your fill of history, drive the 15 minutes to Rufford Old Hall, known as one of the top 16th-century buildings in Lancashire. This timber-framed Tudor manor has Victorian gardens to wend your way round and woodland walks beside a canal leading towards St Mary's Marina, half a mile away.

More into browsing boutiques? The farmers’ market, classic tea room and independent stores of Heskin Hall Shopping Village are a 10-minute drive from the park.

Must see

  • Camelot Theme Park (1.6 miles)
  • Beacon Country Park (4.4 miles)
  • WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre (5.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Rufford Old Hall (3.8 miles)
  • Formby (15.1 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.

  • Does Charity Farm Caravan and Camping Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Charity Farm Caravan and Camping Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Charity Farm Caravan and Camping Park? Charity Farm Caravan and Camping Park has a dog exercise area if you’re bringing four-legged friends along on your hol, but for wanders in the wilderness, get along to the heaths and … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Charity Farm Caravan and Camping Park?
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    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  1 p.m.
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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.
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).

Extras
A charge of £0.50 ($0.61) applies for the use of the shower.
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
A state-issued fishing license is required (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
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.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 9 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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

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