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Visitor Reviews - Sandwich Leisure Park

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Sandwich Leisure Park
Woodnesborough Rd
Sandwich
Kent   (Browse area)
CT13 0AA   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01304 612681

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Pitches: 187
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 123 Reviews
              8/10 from 123 Reviews


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Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: ZoeMcd 5 reviews from this member

We camped at this site over the August bank holiday and the site was very very busy owing to the bank holiday and festival in Sandwich.

We loved this site and will go back. This is a family site and had lots of children. For a couple with no kids looking for a quiet weekend, I would not recommend. Pitches are allocated, but they are really nice pitches, a good size and you are allocated your own space which I liked.

The shower and toilet block was very clean at all times, which given the amount of people at the site was a miracle. The first morning all the hot water was gone in the ladies block by 9am but this was rectified and did not happen for the rest of the weekend.

The play area is fabulous and kids are able to cycle and skate around the site. Sandwich itself is walking distance as is the local supermarket which is a reasonable size.

The only down side was the noise levels. Also the site has some good rules in place, but no one enforces these rules and families were noisy till quite late. This wasn't a problem to us as our kids still go to sleep but I imagine this could be a problem to some.

Overall this is a fabulous family site.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Stoke_family 2 reviews from this member

This is the second time we have stayed here. On arrival staff give good directions to pitch location and always seemed friendly.

The pitches are easily found with a numbered post next to them that also provides power hook up and water. Although not massive pitches they give plenty of space for our 6 person tent and the car.

There is some building work going on and we were pitched pretty much right next to it, although the work never started before 9am and was never excessively loud, with the occasional digger moving up and down.

As for noise there is a railway line nearby, and at night you can here the trains, although they only seldom pass and didn't hear any late into the night.

The shower block is very good. Never had to que, plenty of hot water and the majority of the time kept clean, the only time we saw any mess was following a very heavy down pour with a bit of grass in a few of the shower cubicles.

As previously stated, we had one night where the rain was very heavy for over 4 hours, the site coped really well, no flooding and the pitch drained well with no surface water.

There is a kids playground although our teenage lads a bit old for it so cant comment.

The campsite is located in a very nice village, about half way between dover and margate. We are English Heritage members and definitely get our money worth whislt staying at the site as there are lots of castles nearby, visit Dover castle if your into your history (although bit expensive if your not a EH member).

This is a site we have used before and would definitely use again.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Kerrymac 3 reviews from this member

Very lovely site. We stayed with 2 children to use as a base for touring south of England. Village of Sandwich if very quaint although the approach through the village is a bit hairy if towing a large van. Onsite facilities were very good, clean and well serviced. Play area sufficient though my kids a little too old for it. Staff friendly and helpful.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: J k camping 2 reviews from this member

First time using this site and probably the last. Nobody took us to our pitch when we arrived. Drove around looking for the correct pitch number and asking other campers for directions. We told our children to go the correct way around the camp on their bikes as it is 'One Way' - only to find a buggy being driven by a member of staff not only over the 10mph limit but also the wrong way on more than one occasion!

This campsite is very noisy with lots of building work being carried out which should be done out of season. It is very close to the railway and you can also hear lots of traffic at night. Apart from the purpose built play area there is no room for family activities.There is a 'recreation area' marked out on the site map, however this was in use for tent pitches and a double decker bus.

Views from our caravan were non existent and so we went out every day to make the most of our stay.The toilets/ shower block are very clean every time we used them. It would be nice to have a shower that had continuous water rather than a button that needed pushing every 25 seconds.More water pressure and a temperature control needed.

We would definitely go to Sandwich town again. It is beautiful with some quaint streets and very friendly locals. Went to Fowlmeade park with the children-'Fantastic'.Lots of places to visit around Sandwich.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Bulldogx2 2 reviews from this member

This site came recommended and the first time we had used it.

The toilet blocks are always well cleaned and checked including the showers (although low pressure and you have to keep pressing the button to make the water come out). It is within walking distance of Sandwich which is a lovely little town and we used it most days to buy milk and bread and ice creams as these basic essentials are not sold on site.

There is a very good playing area for under 12's but no field or large area for playing football, cricket, frisbee etc, this was definitely a downside for our family.

The 'one way' system only seems to apply to customers as more than once the staff flaunted these rules which are made very clear to customers on arrival. The 10mph limit should really be lowered to 5mph and ideally right of way given to pedestrians not cars as there are always people walking about to and fro and children riding bikes (as children would).

This site would suit you if you were only staying briefly visiting nearby towns etc, as we felt it was quite cramped and not a place that you would set up camp and stay for the whole week without having to leave.

Unfortunately, at our time of visit, there was building works being undertaken (not sure that at the height of season why it had to be done), from 8am if not before, you can hear the jcbs, etc start work.

Also, we felt a bit overlooked by the nearby houses, in our camping experience we have only had fields surrounding us, so this is something to be mindful of and the fact that a railway line runs along side too!

Lots of places to visit which we felt we had to, to escape the site FowleMead Park near Sholden, (about 5 minutes away) you pay 1.00 to park all day and there is a fantastic play area for all kids ages, a bmx track area, lots of long and short walks and bike trails, you could spend the day there, so take a pack up.

Deal nearby and Broadstairs which is definitely worth a visit.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Suephiltommysam 1 review from this member

2 families of 2 adults 2 children. 10/9/7/7yrs

Made reservation by email. Correspondence was very friendly.

Check in was quick and easy, although the lady appeared to be having a bad day and was not the friendliest.

We were travelling with friends and had booked 2 pitches, which were located one behind the other.

Warden patrol very frequent.

No nice views, but flat grassy pitch.

Toilets were never too busy. Very clean. Showers didn't have much pressure, but lovely and hot.

Great location for town. Less than 10 minutes walk. Good choice of restaurants / pubs.

Only 10 minutes drive to Deal, which has a great leisure pool for the kids with slides and wave machine. Beach is pebbles.

Deal castle is well worth a visit also.

Plenty of local attractions for the kids.

The only down side was that the kids love cycling around on camping holidays, and this site was not really child friendly for that. They are very strict about kids cycling the correct way around the one way system, and they were told only to cycle in the 'top' field, even though the kids play area (which had cycle stands) was in another part of the camp. The kids area by the way was great for younger kids. Max age is 12yrs but most enjoyed by younger ones. (8yrs ish)

The camp has a bouncy castle for kids.But costs 1 for 10 minutes. So was empty most of the time. There is a fast food stand open at weekends. Quite handy if you don't want to cook. 2.00 for a bacon butty.

Site is quite noisy. It is right on a train line (not too many trains though) and you can hear the road noise most of the night. Being near the coast you get the seagulls from early morning. Oh and the church bells ring every hour, 24hrs a day. (if the wind is in the right direction you don't hear these)

We would return to this site, but it wouldn't be our first choice.

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