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Any campers or caravaners?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by FrankieT, Feb 5, 2012.


  1. FrankieT

    FrankieT PetForums Member

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    Hello, OH and I are starting to book sites for this year. We like to go to Haven/ Park resorts type sites for weekends during term time and smaller independant run sites for bank holidays and school holiday times.

    Can anyone recommend any sites in the south?Any to avoid?
     
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    5headh PetForums VIP

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    I would definately reccomend 'riverside lakes' in horton near Wimbourne Minster... It is lovely!
     
  3. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    What are you after?

    If you've got kids I can highly recommend Sandyballs in the New forest :)
     
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    i'm a caravaner :) what areas south you looking to go to?
     
  5. Beagle Mafia

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    how far south? I've found a few lovely places :)
     
  6. FrankieT

    FrankieT PetForums Member

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    Had a google, the reviews look great on trip advisor.

    We just north of London, and happy to travel for a few hours. we take our 2 dogs so must be dog friendly. kids like the club houses and pools, but are also equally as happy to just play with a ball in a field or explore in woods.
     
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    FrankieT PetForums Member

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    I've heard so many good things about sandy balls, what is it like during peak times though? We are not too keen on being packed in like sardines, so tend to avoid the larger places in busy times.
     
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    pmsl.........:eek:
     
  9. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    We've not been for a few years as Kids all teenagers now - but when they were small they loved it :D
    We were always in a tent so camped in the green field, no electric, and the pitches were a really good size.
    The caravan pitches seemed roomyand had nice hedges between them.

    I knew you'd spot this one :D :hand:
     
  10. FrankieT

    FrankieT PetForums Member

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    we are certainly going to do Sandy balls, the website looks good.

    if anyone is planning to stay near Weymouth I could recommend a site called Longthorns Farm. we stayed there last year. it's an alpaca farm, it has a lovely little honesty shop, and the kids loved getting their own marshmallows to roast on the fire pits they have there.Its also right next to a military training place, all night we could hear tanks and explosions. the kids and my husband loved it.

    also we are not too fussed about facilities on site, we have our own shower and loo in our caravan, however the kids so enjoy late night trips to toilet blocks with torches if there are some. We like the commercials site with club houses, but also stay regularly at the camping and carvanning club sites which can be lovely and quiet and basic.
    there are no certain areas we're set on visiting, anywhere from Norfolk to Newquay.
     
    #10 FrankieT, Feb 5, 2012
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