Just had a really good bank holiday weekend at Abbey Farm, Ormskirk. Site is very clean and pitches are of good size too. There are 2 toilet blocks which are cleaned every day, showers are good and warm, also a separate disabled toilet with shower, bath and sink too. The brothers and their families who own the site are very welcoming and helpful with any issue you may have. There is a small shop that sells a little more than the essentials and also beer, wine and cider just in case you've ran out! There is a separate dog walking field and a very large recreation field for kids - more than adequate for them to play football, cricket, etc. There are also swings, etc for the little ones too. Facing the shop/reception is a games room with pool, table tennis, games, etc and there is also a library which you may borrow books during your stay, and also another children's play area for the minors. The waste bins were also emptied twice during the 4 nights we stayed. There is a field with Shetland ponies and also fishing facilities too. There is no pub or club on this site which is why we like it as it was so peaceful and relaxing, as the weather was dry everybody seemed to chill and have their own bbq's but if you did want a pint, there is a pub 5 mins walk northwards of the site. It looked like that there is a new field opening with new lodges to live in too. Although we stayed in our tourer, there was also plenty tents on too. There is also laundrette facilities too. Takeaways are only 5 mins away by car as Ormskirk centre is 5 mins drive which there is Morrisons, Argos, McDonalds, etc. The other direction is Burscough 5 mins drive away which has takeaways, Tesco, etc.
Southport is only approx 10 miles away too. One of the things we particularly liked about this site is that it is privately owned and therefore not all commercialised which made our stay more enjoyable. There was a mixture of young families to the elderly but everyone was polite and said hello. Will definitely be returning to this site shortly too.
Having previously visited this site before with the caravan, we now find ourselves here again, but this time in a tent.
Came with my 2 kids (aged 6 and 8) and my mate, with his daughter (aged 11). The site, facilities and staff are still as good as we remembered from our last visit a few years ago.
The 2 brothers who own and run the site are brilliant, make you very welcome and go out of their way to help you when ever possible.
For families and espeacially kids, this is a very safe site, but gives them plenty of room to run free and enjoy themselves.
Facilities are always kept to a very good standard and everything you need for a great family camping holiday is there for you, including a good games room, library, play areas and a huge field for whatever games you want to play.
Dont think twice about taking your family here, its brilliant and we will be returning for a fourth time very soon.
I posted a review about 6 years ago. We have not been to this site for a couple of years due to family commitments, but we have just spent a lovely weekend here. The excellent things that I said in my previous posting still apply. The owners still make the campers their priority. Nothing is too much trouble for them. The site is immaculate and well laid out. It seems, from speaking to people, the word has got round not to come here if you want to party all night. This is a family site and hopefully will remain so.
Had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend again at Abbey Farm. Shown to our pitch. Very friendly and helpful staff that work in the shop and on site. Shop well stocked well unless you get sun burnt and have forgot to pack the sun cream into new caravan so had to see if they sold after sun which in my case they hadn't got around to stocking yet. You can also order your daily paper in the shop.
The toilet/shower block always clean and tidy. Shower is great as can set your own water temperature and not a push button type.
Plenty of places to visit. Lovely cafe at Scarisbrick Marina and afterwards a lovely stroll down the canal. Great chip shop in Burscough 'Fish Bar' plenty of choice to choose from as they also do curries. Great Market in Ormskirk on Thursday and Saturdays. Nice stroll along the lane to the local pub Bull and Dog nice outdoor siting area, so could take the dog. Great dog walk on site which is large and enclosed. 2 parks which are great for the children. 1 is a larger park in a large field for ball games and a smaller plastic play area near the shop for little children which our niece enjoyed plating on. There is also a games room and a library which we didn't use.
The campsite is in a lovely rural setting, but not far from Ormskirk and Burscough and all places beyond. Lots of places locally to visit either by car or on foot. We managed to walk to the Ship at Lathom (It's gone posh and pricey and we should have walked a short distance to Burscough!) and then on to Taylors Farm Shop to stock up for next day breakfast. Possibly a four mile circle. By car you can visit local attractions such as Martin Mere, Mere Sands, Rufford Old Hall etc.
Takeaways in Ormskirk and Burscough. The Little Italy Pizzeria in Ormskirk (Green Lane) with folded garlic bread is heavenly. Deedars in Burscough do a good curry. We didn't try the Bull and Dog pub in Burscough although that was within walking distance and probably quicker on foot that in car. We can also recommend the Bull and Dog Garage for servicing/MOTs and repairs!
The site is well laid out with pitches allocated. We had a flat pitch with an electric hook up. Some of the pitches do have a slight gradient to them and these seemed to be smaller pitches without EHU. The pitch we were on was well drained despite heavy rain one night and one day.
The loos were always clean, even after the morning rush, and the showers were included in the price (although Mrs Billy thinks they should be anyway!)
There was a really good adventure playground for the children (and adults) although it was in a separate field so we did have to accompany our four year old.
We didn't use the games room or the library but we did have the benefit of lovely weather and it was nice to see that these facilities were provided.
The owners are lovely and made us feel welcome. They have a shop which has the usual basic essentials and they will order a paper for you. There was no noise really after about 9:30 (most noise coming from over excited children)
It was excellent value for money and glorious weather had us paying for another night without hesitation.
We would visit again and would thoroughly recommend. Although we were close to home, the rural setting made us feel like we were a million miles away!
Wonderful small site. Excellent showers and toilets, always clean and never busy. Small shop on site for basics as well as ordering newspapers on arrival. Ormskirk only a few miles away and only £4 by taxi to return to site one evening. Ormskirk train station has free parking and only £10 return to Liverpool central for a family of 4. We had a super pitch and was very private. Overall a very peaceful and well looked after site. Will definitely be returning
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