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California Chalet and Touring Park

8.7
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General

  • Peaceful woodland park 10 minutes' drive from Wokingham centre
  • An hour's drive from Oxford, the New Forest and the south coast
  • Next door to a lake and country park for fishing and walks

Settle in for a stay at Wokingham’s California Chalet and Touring Park and you’ll be in good historical company: the park’s location was once part of Windsor Forest and a fave hunting ground of the Tudor royals.

These days the five-acre site has been set up as a peaceful woodland park, with heaps of space for a quiet family break. Hunting is long gone, but neighbouring Longmoor Lake is a fab place for a spot of fishing: carp, pike, tench, roach and perch are up for grabs if you’ve got the relevant rod licence.

Also just next door is California Country Park, a 100-acre park with wildlife trails, a playground, picnic areas, paddling pool and a cosy café for daytime eats. For further foodie needs, a pub, chip shop and supermarket are a five-minute drive away.

If you’re looking to venture a little further afield, Wokingham’s well placed for exploring the attractions of Berkshire and beyond – with a drive of an hour or so you can be wandering around Oxford, spotting ponies in the New Forest or taking in the sea air on the south coast.

Facilities on site are kept minimal to preserve the peaceful vibe, but all the essentials are in place: a launderette, washing-up area and toilet block with accessible facilities, hot showers and useful bits and bobs like razor points.

Please note

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

Fishing is currently not possible onsite until July, due to the fish spawning.


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8.7

Overall rating based on 154 reviews

 

85% would recommend this site to a friend.

81% would stay here again.

  71% described as Peaceful ?

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Well kept site but could do with more frequent waste clearance08/13/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNigel G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch (premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Big pitch, we'll kept grounds, serviced pitch

    Disliked: 

    Rubbish bins overflowing

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and great views08/12/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (two man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The staff were very friendly, the access to the lake was easy as well as the park and only a short walk to local shops if needed stuff. The toilets and showers were very clean too which was great.

    Disliked: 

    There wasn’t anything in particular that we disliked just the fact that the walking path is so close to the tent pitches but in all honesty it was nothing extremely bad that made us dislike it.

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Management need to control social distancing in these uncertain times08/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced asphalt touring pitch (premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The pitch , level ,water and electric easy access

    Disliked: 

    The lack of social distancing a huge group in the middle and at one stage 11 children running around all over other people’s pitches.
    The very full bins which should of been emptied

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Comfortable accommodation, lovely play park.08/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 3 bedroom cabin
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Well maintained, peaceful & beautiful. We enjoyed bike rides, play park, ice creams, blackberry picking, fishing, den building & feeding the ducks.

    Disliked: 

    (But understand) paddling pool was closed due to Coronavirus

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Great site, clean and tidy and great location.08/04/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichael B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch (premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great site , second visit

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Beautiful site08/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch (premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful site

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Lovely site in wooded area with lots of walks08/05/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom cabin
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely modern caravan with good views over lake, friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    Poor wifi

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Great place08/04/2020

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

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (two man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice feel great showers

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Facilities and location is excellent08/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (six man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Facilities and location is excellent

    Disliked: 

    Shame the shop wasn’t stocked and ideally toilets refreshed on Sun eve would have been good

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The park is very nice looking, pitch was flat decent …08/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLewis F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (four man)
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  • Liked: 

    The park is very nice looking, pitch was flat decent clean toilets/ showers

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Features

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

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Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Restrooms

Shower available

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Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

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Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

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Location

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  • Nine Mile Ride, Finchampstead, Wokingham, Berkshire, England, RG40 4HU
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.3787°N 0.8706°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bracknell Bus Station — 9.2 kilometres
Reading: Rail Station Coach Stop — 11.4 kilometres
Farnborough (Hants): Farnborough Rd Coach Stop — 12.7 kilometres
Train stations
Crowthorne Rail Station — 3.8 kilometres
Wokingham Rail Station — 4.1 kilometres
Winnersh Rail Station — 5.8 kilometres
Ferry ports
Shepperton Ferry Landing — 28.8 kilometres
Weybridge Ferry Landing — 28.8 kilometres
Moulsey - Hurst Park Ferry Landing — 35.5 kilometres
Airports
London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 — 28.5 kilometres
London Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 — 30.2 kilometres
London Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 — 30.8 kilometres

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

There’s plenty of scope for fresh air in California Country Park (right next to the site), but if you fancy stretching your legs a little more, you’ve got plenty of choice: the South Downs National Park, New Forest and the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are all within an hour’s drive for scenic walks and bike rides. Golfers can pick from three courses within a 15-minute drive.

On fine days, take the kids to meet the friendly animals at Lockey Farm, 10 minutes away. For less clement days, the Museum of Berkshire Aviation, Skiplex Indoor Ski Slopes, Coral Reef waterpark and Gravity Force trampoline park are all about a 20-minute drive away.

For a bit of culture and history, it’s half an hour or so to drive to Windsor Castle, or around an hour to Oxford for wanders around the university’s colleges and punting along the river.

Must see

  • The Look Out Discovery Centre (9.0 kilometres)
  • LEGOLAND® Windsor (17.6 kilometres)
  • Windsor Great Park (18.7 kilometres)

National Trust

  • West Green House Garden (9.6 kilometres)
  • The Vyne (17.2 kilometres)

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:  12:30 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3:30 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Office hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm; Sat 10am to 4pm; Sun closed. If you arrive outside office hours there is a collection box outside the office.

California Chalet and Touring Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

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. California Chalet and Touring Park will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does California Chalet and Touring Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is California Chalet and Touring Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near California Chalet and Touring Park? There’s plenty of scope for fresh air in California Country Park (right next to the site), but if you fancy stretching your legs a little more, you’ve got plenty of choice: the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of California Chalet and Touring Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3:30 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

    Office hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm; Sat 10am to 4pm; Sun closed. If you arrive outside office hours there is a collection box outside the office.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at California Chalet and Touring Park? From R455,33 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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

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

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

Additional terms

Office hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm; Sat 10am to 4pm; Sun closed. If you arrive outside office hours there is a collection box outside the office.

Fishing is currently not possible onsite until July, due to the fish spawning.

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