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- Well-maintained park in the Vale of York
- Near James Herriot and Brontë country in Thirsk and Haworth
- Private fishing lake, nature trails and heated amenities block
Set in the Vale of York near the market town of Thirsk (Darrowby in the James Herriot books), Otterington Park is a place to please all creatures great and small.
Grownups can angle for a spot to land several fishy types at the park’s private one-acre fishing lake, while tiddlers can caper along the nature walks laid on exclusively for Otterington Park fry of all sizes. Then try a tramp along the stream or breaking out the hard-boiled eggs in one of the picnic areas: the park covers 25 acres so even solitary types should be able to find a secluded spot to sink down in.
The site has a heated amenities block with ladies’ and gents’ toilets, shower rooms, a bathroom and disabled facilities. There’s also a parent and baby washroom, launderette and a play area for the tadpoles...
Open from 07/04/2020 to 11/01/2020
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We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)
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 hot water
No potable water point
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Public transportation nearby
Large (51-200 sites)
Horseback riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Tourer storage facilities
- Coach stations
Thirsk: Market Place Clock Coach Stop
— 8.0 kilometres
8.0 kilometres Catterick Coach Stop — 16.8 kilometres
16.8 kilometres Ripon Bus Station — 18.0 kilometres
- Train stations
Northallerton Rail Station
— 5.2 kilometres
5.2 kilometres Thirsk Rail Station — 7.4 kilometres
7.4 kilometres Yarm Rail Station — 23.4 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side
— 35.2 kilometres
35.2 kilometres Transporter Bridge North Side — 35.4 kilometres
Durham Tees Valley Airport
— 24.8 kilometres
Use Otterington Park as a base to explore the Yorkshire moors and dales: local rights of way are a short distance from the park and walking maps are available from reception. Brontë and James Herriot country are both nearby for hikes, cycling or horseback cantering; the James Herriot visitor attraction and museum is in nearby Thirsk.
York and the spa town of Harrogate are easily reachable too, as is Durham, a must-see with its Norman cathedral and 11th-century castle. There are Park and Ride schemes at both Durham and York if you’d rather not take the car.
And no trip to Yorkshire would be complete without a trip to the seaside: scare the kids silly by ghoulishly relating Dracula’s tale to them over fish and chips on the beach at Whitby, then cruise along to coastal fishing villages such as Staithes and Runswick Bay, or arrow along to Robin Hood’s Bay just an hour’s drive from Otterington.
The kids can paddle in the beck at the Falling Foss waterfall before behaving very nicely during a cream tea in the acclaimed tea garden at the waterfall’s top, then get scared silly all over again on the Robin Hood’s Bay ghost walk telling the story of the bay’s smugglers, sailors, myths and folklore (details from the Robin Hood’s Bay visitor centre or Whitby's tourist information centre).
- Rievaulx Abbey (20.1 kilometres)
- Rievaulx Terrace & Temples (NT) (20.4 kilometres)
- Jervaulx Abbey (20.6 kilometres)
- Mount Grace Priory (12.3 kilometres)
- Rievaulx Terrace (20.5 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
Otterington Park cancellation policy
No refunds within 3 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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Otterington Park will debit the balance from your card 3 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 3 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Otterington Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Otterington Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Otterington Park? Use Otterington Park as a base to explore the Yorkshire moors and dales: local rights of way are a short distance from the park and walking maps are available from reception. Brontë … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Otterington Park?
Camping and touring Arrive: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: noon On-site accommodation Arrive: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: noon