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Visitor Reviews - Forest Glade Holiday Park

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Forest Glade Holiday Park
Near Kentisbeare
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
EX15 2DT   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01404 841381

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Pitches: 80
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 83 Reviews
              8/10 from 83 Reviews

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Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Newmikeman 1 review from this member

This is a lovely site and we enjoyed our 4 nights there over last weekend very much. The camp site is well laid out in a quiet area of mainly woodland up on top of the Blackdown Hills. Nearby there are good walks and fabulous views.

Everything was clean and tidy and there was plenty of hot water in the sanitary block. The latter is very nice and clean and although not very modern it was a pleasure to use. Note that there are additional showers via a separate entrance just adjacent to the main one. We didn't use the pool but it looked ok from outside and we'll probably use it another time. The staff were very pleasant especially at Reception and the shop was very well-stocked (for a camp shop). We did have some take-away meals and they were very good - especially the Goan veg curry and the chips! Yes it was late September and fairly quiet but nothing was too much trouble.

If you want to use the Internet be prepared to pay quite a lot and for an awkward login process that doesn't seem to let you use your own router (both typical of sites that outsource the wifi to a third party). The wifi within the site is very good but the connection to the outside world is a bit up and down and the login is handled off-site.

Getting there is no big deal by car (given that this is Devon, where the roads are rather narrow), but for a caravan or a large motorhome it is well worth following the camp site's directions from Honiton and not the steep lane from the Cullompton direction. They routinely send out these directions when you book.

We'll be back.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Kris6908 1 review from this member

Once again Forest Glade we have had a lovely week with you

All the children really enjoyed there stay even in the storms at the beginning of the week,

They also loved the swimming pool :-). And for the lovely Forest walks :-)

This is our 7th year at coming to Forest Glade and love it each time :-)

Not one of the children missed the TV LOL

But we all missed the no signal on the wifi :-(

Thank you all for having us again and will see you next year :-D

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Glennpearce 4 reviews from this member

Just got back from forest glade after 3 days even though we had paid for a whole week we felt we were unable to stay any longer due to it being a big disappointment. All facilities need to be updated as it is all very old and tired looking. Only one toilet block on a big site so quite a walk especially if late at night in the dark as there isn't any lighting. The toilets/showers are cold due to no heating, not clean and very small. Hot water is to hot especially for our 6 year old to use and you have to push down hard on the cold taps to keep them running otherwise they stop. Washing up facilities not under cover so you are cold or wet when it rains. Didn't use the pool as other reviews saying its cold and slimy put us off but can confirm its very small. Playground is very basic and games room had broken table tennis rackets (no balls). 3 arcade machines although one was out of order and a so called ball park for under 6s but personally under 3s is more like it as it is so tiny. Very basic bits in the shop and we didn't bother with the take away as you had to provide your own containers and could only collect between 5. 30-6. 30pm. Rules and regulation notices everywhere makes you feel like a naughty child.

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Craftie2004 16 reviews from this member

Stayed at this site with 2 other sets of families as it is just over an hour from where we live.

Prior to arrival, I would follow the instructions in the email, and NOT the satnav as it takes you up a VERY STEEP hill (looked at the hill after arrival).

On arrival, shown our pitch which was next to our 2 friends, on a row of tourers that were opposite some sited/seasonal vans. Nice wide spacious pitches and not too far from water points/bins etc. Shore blocks were always clean, with showers in the toilet area, and a separate shower area. Also family showers and dish washing facility at the back.

Relatively stocked shop, and friendly staff.

Facilities for kids were good, a big field at the back of the site for kite flying etc, and a huge play park on site, Malone with an outdoor (greenhouse type cover) pool.

We took our dog, and she loved the walk around the forest (as did our friends dog).

Would definitely visit again!

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

Just returned from an amazing family holiday at Forest Glade. We pitched on the Christmas Tree field on a very generous sized pitch. The campsite was quiet, clean and perfectly placed for day trips out. The staff were helpful and the games room even had a ball pool to keep our three more than happy. The toilet facilities were impeccably maintained, as were showers, laundry, mother and baby room and information room. Would highly recommend to anyone, but especially families. Non stop fun for our three adventurers.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Emma Cook 5 reviews from this member

Enjoyed our 3 day stay but felt the site needed a bit of tlc. Some areas/buildings were very tired looking. There was only one toilet block for a large campsite which we felt was not really enough and also needed some maintainence.

My daughter enjoyed using the pool and the play area but again they were very tired and need some updating

The staff were polite and it was a well maintained site in a lovely situation.

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