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Visitor Reviews - Badgells Wood

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Badgells Wood
Whitehorse Road
Kent   (Browse area)
DA13 0UF   See Map
Tel: 07528 609324
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Pitches: 50
Open: April - October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 34 Reviews
                9/10 from 34 Reviews

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 Tent Pitches   No Caravans   No Motorhomes   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <5 miles   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport 

Reviews:  34 in total, now showing 7 to 12                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: George10000 1 review from this member

We visit Badgells' about 7 or 8 times a year.

It is awesome for camping in anything from a tarp to a family tent.

Mike and Karina have a wonderful way of making you feel welcome.

The kids enjoy playing in the trenches, on the swing and having a go with Daddy's hatchet.

You can have a proper campfire.

The bluebells are lovely in spring and the woods cool in summer.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Justdoitviv 3 reviews from this member

The best campsite I have been to. The toilets, showers, and washing up facilities are spotless. I was mostly impressed with the showers. The showers cubicles are very large, with hot water available all the time. Adjacent to the shower cubicle, is a large change area, with plenty of hooks to hang your clothes on and a bench to sit on. This area remains dry after a shower. So no getting dressed in puddles of water. Just outside the shower units, are hand basins with proper mirrors. Outside the toilets are hand basins with antibacterial hand wash.

The staff are relaxed, friendly, helpful and very chilled out. So immediately on arrival, their calmness makes you feel stress free.

They will extend themselves to ensure that your needs are met. All you need do is ASK.

I am slightly disabled, so cant walk too far, and wasnít sure I could sleep in a tent because of the mattress problem. They allowed me to park my small campervan nearby the facilities just in case I needed to abandon the tenting (i was with a group, tenting elsewhere on site), and use the campervan.

They also deliver logs and water and your belongings, to your campsite if you decide to camp in more remote areas.

There is an adults only section and a family section. Individual camp units are far apart from each other, so you have privacy, and cant see your neighbour, because of all the trees.

Very unusual for campsites, you are allowed to have a fire.

Safe for solo female campers, as the staff do their rounds throughout the night to check up on your safety.

I donít know much about the surrounding areas, as I cant walk far, and donít know much about facilities for children, as I went with adults. But I did see swings from trees for the children, and bush craft lessons.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Andy Sissons 1 review from this member

If I give a fantastic review, more people are going to come here and there is a possibility it will become spoilt. If I say it's bad, we risk losing an amazing camp area.

4 families with 10 kids between the ages of 4 and 14.

5 of the kids slept in hammocks, it's that sort of place. Brilliant.

The kids just enjoyed the space, the adults enjoyed the freedom the kids had. And the flavoured vodka we brought :)


^ that is why this place is so amazing.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: MrsCamper 6 reviews from this member

If you like your camping to be down and dirty then this is for you. If you have kids from 6 and up and you don't mind them getting filthy it's also for you. If you drive a campervan and value your suspension then avoid like the plague. The woodland setting is very pretty, the compost toilets smell but that's not a problem but the lack of drinking water on site is a pain. Our pitch was full of craters and the shards of shot clay pigeons and was also used as a thoroughfare by the large group of campers nearby.

However, the wardens are lovely and nothing was too much trouble. If you live in a city and want to get back to nature you will love it. However it is overpriced for the facilities.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Ajbailey 7 reviews from this member

Just back from a 2 night stay, site busy but not noisy, as before great welcome, love the new thunder boxes way better than the old porta loo's, great location for anyone in South London. Plenty of space between pitches to maintain privacy & to cap it all great weather, looking forward to more visits in 2015.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: RatboyBarnett 1 review from this member

My six year old son and I have just returned from a fantastic stay at Badgells Wood. This is camping for those who want to enjoy sleeping in the woods, cooking over a real fire, but still want a hot, warm shower in the morning!

The way they have set the camping areas in the woods is superb. You can get your car to the edge of the woods and carry your stuff into the thick of the trees very easily. (They will help you with a quad bike if you wish to go very deep. ) Cheap hire of various rustic forms of cooking equipment is available, as well as fresh laid eggs from their chickens.

Toilets are placed at regular intervals through the site, and the showers are Swiss Family Robinson style, but work perfectly. There are rope swings for the kids to enjoy, but mostly its the setting; Miles of woods, or surrounding countryside, for young explorers. We shall certainly be going back.

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