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Visitor Reviews - River Dart Country Park ( River Dart Adventures)

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River Dart Country Park ( River Dart Adventures)
Holne Park
Ashburton
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
TQ13 7NP   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01364 652511

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Pitches: 295
Open: April To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 92 Reviews
              9/10 from 92 Reviews


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Date of Visit: April 2007 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Somersetsun 1 review from this member

What a fantastic site, We stayed for a long weekend and were pleased to see that although packed out we all had enough space. There was no problem with noise and after spending bank hols last year listening to yobs who had spent £60.00 on a tent and £100 on beer! it was great to really find a site where everyone could have fun, each to thier own.   
Only down side was the fact that ladies showers were always cold and they insist on cleaning them at 9.30 when everyone wants to use them.

Date of Visit: July 2006 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Su ware 5 reviews from this member

What a fab site. Clean and tidy. Kids love it. Had a few problems with TV reception but hey we are camping so who needs telly. . Plenty to do around the fantastic grounds. Including adventure playgrounds.
Have booked to go again. tip : wet suits for the kids come in handy !

Date of Visit: August 2006 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: BackStagePass 2 reviews from this member

We were the friends mentioned by 'Selleyd' below and here is our review.

This was our first ever camping trip so did not know what to expect.The site is very large and well away from any traffic noise. Very child friendly with play areas across site.

Staff were mainly young Australian people on working holiday and were very nice and had many a friendly chat with them at the bar.

Only annoying thing was the old style push button shower that gives you about 5 seconds of water before switching off. Don't let this put you off though as it is only 10mins of your life!

They are very strict about noise after dark and numerous signs up telling you the rules. On our stay everyone obeyed them and no problems at all.

We have already booked our week long pitch together next May, except their trailer tent has now become a brand new caravan and our two man tent has become a massive 9 man one. Thank you Dart for giving us the camping bug!

Date of Visit: August 2006 Unit:  Trailer Tent
Reviewer: Selleyd 1 review from this member

Have just returned from a 4 day stay at the site.
We have a trailer tent and booked a hard standing site with electric hook up.
Even though the site was busy there was plenty of space between pitches.
We visited with friends who had a separate pitch, between us there were a crawler (8 months old) two toddlers and a teenager, they all had a fantastic time.
All amenities are very good and there are enough to cater to everyone's needs at busy times.
The staff are all very friendly.
This is a site that will cater for all ages.
I would recommend a visit

Date of Visit: August 2006 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Greyspeckledhen 11 reviews from this member

We were back for our 3rd trip and yet again really enjoyed it. This time we were camped in the picnic meadow so had to figure out how to balance mine and son's clothes on 2 pegs without dropping them into the large pool of water that was our shower cubicle! The showers in the main camping field may be older but at least they drain! Also missed the family bathroom (with bath) that is available in the main camping field.

That said, we didn't leave the campsite much as our boys were very happy mucking about on the lake and in the adventure playground. We ventured to Trago Mills to buy a new wetsuit for eldest who'd grown since last year - well worth it for keeping him warm! The unlimited travel on the Trago mills steam train was also good value.

We liked Ashburton's Indian take away and thought the camp site's locally made icecreams were rather yummy too.

Date of Visit: August 2006 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: MagnumRedcap 4 reviews from this member

We were on pitch 12 on the Village Green. Using our main tent, pup tent and Gazebo. There was plenty of room on the pitch (including car parking space). However, this pitch was on a pretty bad slope. In fact all of the pitches at the north end of the Village Green are on a bad slope! We had to place bricks under our table to keep it level! There were no hook ups on this part of the site.

The site itself is beautiful, with lots of open green spaces and picnic areas. Walkways lead all around the site, taking you past little wooded areas and small rivers and ponds. During our visit we did not see any litter or dog mess.

The shower block at the Village Green was very good. We did not use any of the others.

The shop is adequate. Stocking drinks and essential provisions. However, as Ashburton is only 5 minutes by car, this was not a problem.
Ashburton is a lovely village, with plenty of shops and pubs. There is a pay and display car park in the centre.

The Cafe and Bar are basic, without much atmosphere. The staff are friendly enough.

We enjoyed using the tennis courts, which are free (but must be booked, and only for 1/2 an hour!)

The pool is very basic and needs updating. It is small and a little tatty now.

The adventure play areas are very good. Excellent for kids (old and young)

The canoes were great fun, but the lake itself is very small!

We also did the high ropes course, which is fantastic. If you go to River Dart, you really should do the High Ropes course. It is well laid out, but if like me you are scared of heights it is a real challenge! (I did see some youngsters who almost ran around the course!) It took me about 1 hour.

To sum up, River Dart is a very clean and tidy site, with adequate facilities, and excellent adventure play areas. If you have kids who (or you yourself) are the outward bound type, this site will be ideal.

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