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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 90 Reviews
              9/10 from 90 Reviews


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Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Csi10 6 reviews from this member

Brilliant site,the facilities are excellent.Even though it rained all week this did not ruin our holiday.Most of the play activities are set amongst the trees.The beach and pirate ship area are very good for children of all ages,plenty for them to do.Tried the food in the cafe,good value and plenty of choice.Beautiful scenery in and around the campsite.The staff were very friendly and helpful and did everything they could to keep the site clean and safe,checking play equipment regularly and closing off areas of the tent field that were unsafe due to lots of rain.

Very good value for money as we did not need to leave the site all week even though it rained most days.

Will definitely be coming back to this camp site next year.

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Natgeo 2 reviews from this member

Just come back from this site and it is FAB in a gorgeous setting -The kids have such a massive variety of stuff all outdoors and water based (the site recommend a wet suit which we ignored then had to get one down there!) My 8 year could have spent an entire week on the play stuff and still not got bored. I also liked the fact that near the older kids stuff there is a toddler section (I also have a one year old) so I could keep the baby entertained (loved the baby zip line!) whilst being nearby for my eldest.

It was torrential rain the whole time we were there but my 8 year old was soaked anyway and we just made the best of it .

The showers could do with a few quid spending on them as they were very dated but ok. The water round the washing up area was cold at peak times but on the whole we will defo return.

Good site for kids.

Date of Visit: May 2008 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Langstroth4 7 reviews from this member

Stayed for a very wet week in May 2008. Lower part of the site was pretty muddy, but the staff did an good job keeping it OK laying straw down etc. Our two kids (7 and 8) absolutely loved this site due to all the play equipment in the woods and the water play area (you do need wet shoes and a wet suit I'd suggest) - so much so we are going back again this year. The facilities were fine if a bit muddy, although to be fair it was a very wet spring/summer. Other activities on site require purchase of tickets as they are run by a separate company I think - climbing wall, zip line, high ropes. Onsite shop stocks basic items.

Date of Visit: May 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Debbie1671 2 reviews from this member

This was our first camping experience ever! We chose this site because it was recommended by our friends and they were right - this is a great site! We had originally booked a pitch close to the river but because of the large amount of rain prior to our arrival they changed our pitch to higher up the site, closer to toilets and amenities and I have to say thank goodness they did! We have a three year old and a 10 month old and hiking them all that distance to the toilet block to change nappies, etc would have been a nightmare.

We also discovered on arrival that we had forgotten to buy the gas for the cooker (Doh!) and batteries for the torches (Double doh!). Unfortunately their shop was closed when we arrived and they don't stock gas but there was a well stocked camping / caravanning shop nearby so we were able to stock up there. Then trying to attach the gas to our cooker we found we couldn't tighten it enough but we went to reception who sent the warden round and he did it for us. Actually we often saw the warden buzzing around the site and stopping off at various pitches so they must be a pretty accomadating bunch!

Being that it rained from the moment we arrived to the moment we left we didn't get much chance to check out the Adventure playgrounds but we managed a walk around the site: there's a pub which was showing a football match, a very well stocked shop and a games room. The toilet block was warm and had a separate bathroom with a baby changing unit and toilet which was great for us when getting the kids ready for bed. All-in-all a great site. We will definitly be returning.

Date of Visit: August 2007 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Paraman999 1 review from this member

Just returned from a week at the River Dart Adventures and we had a great time. When we arrived the staff were helpful and our pitch was very spacious. The site itself is fab for all the family with loads to do and see. The shop and bar are OK and nothing more. The toilets were a bit run down but had hot water and seemed to cleaned quite regularly.
The park is situated just off the A38 so very handy for exploring. But the road leading up to the site is a little narrow so care is needed.

Date of Visit: August 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Hobson 1 review from this member

Myself and my husband had an unexpected week off work together and decided to take the opportunity to use our tent for the first time.  I am a Plymouth girl and knew better than to try beach sites in Cornwall during August so dropped in to River Dart on our way past and managed to get 2 nights in the overflow area.  As camping beginners we found the reception helpful and friendly and were shown to the overflow by a campsite warden. It was a lovely spot with large trees dotted around.  We were worried that as the site is very child orientated it would be awful during peak season but found it very relaxing. After putting the tent up we walked around the site and it became quite obvious it was a haven for children.  We both said how much we would have loved it when we were kids.
We have an 8 month old labrador puppy and found loads of woodland walks on site where we could let him off his lead. Our only complaint would be the lack of doggy poo bins.  If they want people to clear up they really need more poo bins. 
The toilet/showers etc were not particularly special but we never had to queue even in August and the water was always hot.  We never used the shop but found the bar area overrun in the evenings with unsupervised children which wasn't really for us.  All in all we enjoyed it so much we stayed for an extra night, which is easy to do in the overflow field, and can't wait to go camping again. 

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