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  • Secluded site on 180 acres of parkland, eight miles from Oxford
  • Watersports centre and fishing
  • Licensed clubhouse serving meals

Do you find it hard deciding between city and country on camping hols? Does a lack of choice of activities on a campsite really get on your wick? Settle down, variety fans, for hidden Hardwick Park in Oxfordshire will see you sorted: it’s on 180 acres of parkland and lakes with a watersports centre and fishing on site, an easy eight miles from Oxford and a 20-minute drive from Burford and the hillwalking, horse riding and cycling of the Cotswolds.

Before guests don their walking boots for a sightseeing stroll around Oxford or a traipse on the Cotswolds Way, they can school themselves in watery sports on site including wakeboarding, kneeboarding and waterskiing, kayaking and the sublime sounding ‘Ringo Rides’ – plonking oneself in an inflatable ring while being towed by a boat (this should get an A for effort at the very least).

Too high a grade of excitement for how you like to spend a holiday? Teach the kids about Oxfordshire ornithology with a gander at the Canadian geese, greylags and swans on site, or pass along the fishing rod for a cast about in the lake.

The A* Hardwick Park facilities include shower and loo blocks, licensed clubhouse dishing up meals, a well-stocked shop, a café, launderette and a play area, while the tourist information available in reception should make deciding what to do next as easy as ABC…

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

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Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

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Recreation room/arcade

TV room




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Bath available

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Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

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Ice pack freezing

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Shower available

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Wheelchair access


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year


Hikers’ paradise


Wildlife haven


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Communal fridge

Dump station

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No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

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  • Downs Road, Standlake, Witney, Oxfordshire, England, OX29 7PZ
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.7378°N 1.4366°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Witney: Market Square Bus Stop — 6.2 kilometres
Oxford Bus Station Gloucester Green — 12.2 kilometres
Oxford: High Street Coach Stop — 12.9 kilometres
Train stations
Hanborough Rail Station — 10.6 kilometres
Combe (Oxon) Rail Station — 10.9 kilometres
Oxford Rail Station — 11.6 kilometres
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 72.2 kilometres
London Oxford Airport — 13.6 kilometres


Our site is 4.5 miles south of Witney. Guests should take the A415 and follow the signs for the park.

The X15 Abingdon-Witney bus stops at the park entrance.

The X18 Bampton-Oxford bus stops at Heyford Close, Standlake, which is a 10-minute walk from the park entrance.

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

City, country, coarse and trout fishing, mountain biking, museums, wildlife, stately homes, gardens and shopping until dropping: the area around Hardwick Park would pass a tourism test with flying colours.

Many guests make Oxford and Oxford University their first stop for towntime: the uni to see the Bodleian Library (11 million volumes on 120 miles of shelving, book boffins), and the university’s lauded museums, including the Pitt Rivers archaeological and anthropological collections with over half a million exhibits and the Ashmolean Museum, the oldest university museum in the world and with works by Picasso, Turner, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci.

After all that academia, totter into town the next day to take in less scholarly Oxford attractions like a nature reserve or park stroll, guided walking tour or a constitutional around the Botanic Garden.

Outside Oxford, Burford is the gateway town to the Cotswolds; from here, it’s a short drive to Moreton-in-Marsh and the village of Batsford a mile and a half north-west, to the poplar Batsford Arboretum and its 3000 or so trees, and the Cotswold Falconry Centre, where visitors can eagle-eyedly watch the free birds of prey demos.

Flit to Bourton-on-the-Water for more birds at Birdland Park and Gardens, penguin feeding and a woodland nature reserve, then motor on to a timeless trip at the Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection too, crammed with classic cars, caravans, vintage cars and motoring memorabilia. (For a more modern motoring time, rally round to Silverstone about an hour’s drive away.)

Bicester Village, Swindon’s Great Western Retail Park, Oxford’s covered market and the antique shops of Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold are all nearby to till ring at, alongside the pretty villages and towns of the Cotswolds to pick up arts and crafts, jewellery and local produce.

The mansion of the Marlboroughs at Woodstock’s Blenheim Palace is another Oxfordshire must, home to the Dukes of Marlborough, birthplace of Winston Churchill and venue of many a varied event like the CLA Game Fair, international horse trials, jousting and the Audi International three-day polo comp. You can also get married there if you’re of a mind…

The area is stuffed with loads more attractions and activities, such as two leisure centres and banger racing near the park, top golf courses, air shows, more museums and gardens, and racing around at Cheltenham, Ascot and Newbury.

Must see

  • Ashmolean Museum (12.2 kilometres)
  • Carfax Tower (12.3 kilometres)
  • Modern Art Oxford (12.4 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Priory Cottages (15.2 kilometres)
  • Great Coxwell Barn (16.0 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.

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Hardwick Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Hardwick Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Hardwick Park? City, country, coarse and trout fishing, mountain biking, museums, wildlife, stately homes, gardens and shopping until dropping: the area around Hardwick Park would pass a tourism test with flying colours. Many guests … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Hardwick Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    The reception is open until 6pm every day, please call when you are on your way if you will be arriving late. No arrivals are allowed after 9pm.

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Terms and conditions

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

A state-issued fishing license is required (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Campfires, open fires, use of Chinese and Thai lanterns are not permitted.

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

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

Facilities/activities including Watersports (water skiing, ringos), fishing are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

Group bookings of 3 (aged between 16 and 19) or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

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.

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.

Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via

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.

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

Visitors must leave the premises by 9pm.
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Payment on arrival for all bookings; however, if you are going to arrive when the reception office is shut, please contact us so that we can arrange payment in advance of your arrival with you.

There is a height barrier set at 7' (2.13 metres) which is closed when the reception is closed. All arrivals and departures must be within the opening times.

The maximum pup tent size allowed is 2.5m (l) x 2m (w) x 1m (h) and the maximum gazebo size allowed is 3m x 3m.