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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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Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 80 Reviews
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Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Craftie2004 11 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.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Lloydda 3 reviews from this member

Lovely site, very quiet and spacious, where normally you have a caravan and awning only, we had that and a sun canopy on the other side of the caravan and a gazebo between ours and friends pitches, and still room for badminton.

If you have dogs then there is plenty of walks around the site, we have springer spaniels so the 2. 5 mile circular walks went down a treat for them, but the views on the walks are not the best with a lot of barren fields due to tree felling.

First warning is to read the instructions for getting to this site, do not look for the shortest route on the map and do not follow satnav, the site send you the instructions with the confirmation. Satnav took our friends up a steep hill just wide enough for the caravan and had grass growing in the middle of the road.

The site is a good hub to nearby towns such as Honiton, and places like Sidmouth and Exeter within an hour, but there is nothing in walking distance.

The site has a well stocked shop which is very reasonable, the toilets and new showers are great, there is an covered outdoor pool and a good sized park. The site is very friendly and all goes quiet at 10:30pm.

If I could have something changed, then please give us more signs to get there, especially one that says the site entrance is just around next Bend.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Tmif 6 reviews from this member

After rekindling my love of camping, and purchasing my norty tent treat, we went here for the weekend to try it out.

It's set in a lovely forest location in the triangle between Honiton, Cullompton and Exeter. It's located right next door to a glider club which are launched on a wire - we spent a lot of time watching them on the Saturday.

The arrivals area is spacious, there are multiple fields to choose from - they were quite busy the weekend we went, but even then there was plenty of space

There's a pretty well stocked shop which wasn't too expensive.

If I remember correctly there's a little cafe/takeaway type affair too.

The camping fielsds were protected from the weather by the trees, there were no marked pitches - people tended to stick to the edge of the field.

BBQ bricks were provided, and fire pits were allowed - but only in the appropriate containers. Seems fair enough to me.

The facilities were average. Nothing wrong with them. The water was hot. Just in need of a little bit of love.

In fact I think that's a fair description of the whole place.

The swimming pool was a bit, erm, slimy.

On the whole ok, lovely weekend, lovely weather - not the nicest one I've been to, but not the worst either :)

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Dlt1366 4 reviews from this member

We have just returned from four nights at Forest Glade. What a lovely site it is. We had an electric pitch (not in the Five Acre field) which was in a small area with room for no more than 15 or so similar tents and it was superb. It was just a 30 second walk to the shower blocks and washing up facilities (there was also a microwave, kettle & toaster available) which were clean and modern. We were pleasantly surprised to see that there was even a washroom with a baby bath and shower hose. There was also a parent & children wash room (shower, sink & toilet)with a lockable door which was excellent, making life with 3 young children very easy at wash times with no escapees! I had a few issues trying to get a cool shower, however hot water was plentiful! Kids play area was great for our three energetic boys, they especially loved the zip wire swing which went from the tree house.

The shop does stock just the basics, but to be honest that's all we really needed, the prices were extremely reasonable too. The pool & changing facilities was clean and the water temperature just right for the hot weather. There was a games room and a small information room with lots of leaflets about local attractions, also a book shelf if you wanted to borrow a book, there was also a freezer for your ice packs (food not allowed) which was very handy!If I had a criticism, it would simply be that the rubbish bins were rather small and it didn't take long for them to be filled up even with a half dozen families in our 'field'. Each area has three bins, one of which is for plastic re-cycling but you cant get much in. Also, for a quiet location we were a bit near the road which seemed to be used by a fair few tankers - it wasn't intrusive, just noticeable during the day time.

The site may well be a few miles from anywhere but that's how we like it and it suited us down to the ground. It is surrounded by beautiful woodland with lots of walkways. As I said earlier we will definitely be back. Lovely place to stay and we plan to explore the forest walks next time.

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