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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 91 Reviews
              9/10 from 91 Reviews


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Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Hanjancan 3 reviews from this member

We camped at River Dart with our 3 & 1 year olds, as part of a group of family/friends. It was perfect for group camping as plenty of space and easy to get pitches together. The staff were really friendly and helpful, the facilities were excellent, - plentiful and clean. We used the family bathroom with bath - really handy with small children. Washing up was quick and easy, no queues and plenty of warm water. We don't have ehu though pitches were available, and reception kindly charged my phone for us.

The adventure play facilities aerial spread throughout the park. Our girls loved the slides and paddling beach, and the network of paths/site roads were great for pushchairs (real and dolly!) We didn't pay for any activities but were busy exploring and playing the whole time. The Sunday carvery was good value, and the shop, though unimaginative, had what we needed.

We will definitely return, camping at it's best!

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Kareenc 3 reviews from this member

This is a lovely site - We have 2 boys aged 11 & 8 and they had a great time - the river play area and adventure play are really good (we were lucky with the sunny weather!)

We were sited very close to the wash rooms which I thought may be a problem with the noise but between 11pm and about 8am it was very quiet -

The showers and toilets were kept clean (as possible on the first week of the summer hols) There were plenty of showers but if all were in use the water pressure couldn't quite cope and some of the showers just dribbled out, I only found this a problem once as most of the time they weren't all being used, I also noticed a family bathroom with a bath which I thought was good for little ones.

I used the washing machine which was 4 but a lovely large drum so got plenty in - also had dryers and irons/boards if you felt the need to iron!

Two large freezers were also available for freezer blocks etc.

The playground near to the washrooms/sinks didn't have much there but the large tunnel seemed to keep a various range of kids entertained and there was plenty of space to make use of bikes and scooters which my kids loved.

The site was mostly young ish families with not that many teenagers and it felt very safe and friendly - the staff were really helpful too (when we booked in we were too far from the EHU but it was no problem as they provided us with an extension)

We would definitely recommend it.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: MORJ4 2 reviews from this member

Wow! What an absolutely lovely campsite!

Showers were individual cubicles hot, plenty of dishwashing facilities, individual sink cubicles with hairdryers, cost 20p for about 18 minutes.

We went on 23rd of July 2012 which was the only hot week all summer it was perfect,

Tent pitches were clean and flat, with plenty of room no crowding,

Plenty to do there for kids what with all the obstacle courses, zip wires, pirate ship and slides,

Can't wait to go back, loved it!

This is how all campsites should be.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Got the tshirt 13 reviews from this member

Had a good week here just before the school holidays. It was our second visit. The weather was challenging and we weren't able to go on the pitch we had booked due to it being waterlogged.

The site warden took us to another area and gave us a choice of pitches. We were happy with the pitch we chose although by the end of a very wet week it was very muddy and wet.

We felt a bit sorry for the staff as they were frantically replacing turf to repair pitches.

The children still enjoyed the play lake and all the play areas. The one at the top of the site by the snake slide proving very popular.

The adventurous activities are good but I felt that the high ropes wasn't well supervised and when my daughter was frightened I had to go and get the attention of a member of staff who was not really watching what was going on.

We love this site and will try to return in the future but we will not be paying for the high ropes next time.

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Kakadu3369 15 reviews from this member

This was our first camping visit to the River Dart Country Park and it did not fail to please. It was perfect for us as a family offering big open spaces, beautiful scenery, lots of wildlife, 2 big clean amenity blocks and best of all lots of play areas for all ages.

The free play areas were well thought out, making the best of the environment already there as the assault course, low ropes, slides etc were all placed using the lovely trees in the park.

Even though we didn't have the best of weather the children still used the lake and had a great time.

It's a site that has been well thought out and for once it is great to go to a place where you don't have to spend a lot of money whilst there. We will be visiting again soon.

Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: IzzieB 6 reviews from this member

Holidayed with 3 other families and able to pitch together no problem. Booking was easy and staff extremely helpful and friendly.

All the grass pitches are generously sized and despite the large amount of rain prior to our arrival the site was not overly muddy.

The main play parks are great and our children ages 5 and 7 loved them, as did the Dad's. The Pirate Ship was excellent for those with a wetsuit.

The zorbing was 5.00 each and given the professionalism of the staff was well run and you had plenty of time in them so worth the money I believe.

Few criticisms:

1. More play equipment near the washing up facilities.

2. Shower curtains needed to stop clothes getting soaked on seat provided. Replace push button with taps.

3. Takeaway expensive - same cost as eating in Restaurant so drove to Ashburton for fish & chips.

Dog owners will love this site as plenty of space for them to exercise and play ball with.

Bottom line yes I would definitely recommend.

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