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Woodlands Grove Caravan & Camping Park
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
TQ9 7DQ   See Map
Tel: 01803 712598
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Pitches: 225
Open: 29/03 - 29/10

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 123 Reviews
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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Refills   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available    Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <5 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <1 mile   Outdoor Pool <5 miles 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire <10 miles   Golf <1 mile   Tennis <5 miles 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <5 miles 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport On Site 

Reviews:  123 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: April 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Tetters 1 review from this member

Nice pitch location just below the wash facilities. Electric kept tripping out, when checked, 6 out of 6 pitches had electrical problems. Paid for an extra car and was told it couldn't stay on the pitch, it had to go in the main car park, when we checked the car the following day, it had been bumped. The reception staff were not helpful and were very quick to return the money we had paid for the cars stay. The theme park is looking very tired and dirty, many animal pens were empty. Toilet facilities whilst clean are very dated. The whole place could do with a major facelift.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Pezamb 10 reviews from this member

Very large site but as is split into areas you never feel that. Spacious pitches with fabulous washing facilities and showers. There are even separate family shower rooms. Wardens very visible which is nice, Very friendly too. The theme park is a fair walk from the campsite and uphill on the return, so those with very small kids a buggy is useful. The pizza parlour was pricey but decent albeit small portion sizes. The site shop is also pricey but ok for last minute bits. Local area is lovely, particularly Blackpool sands. Which is also dog-free hence very clean and safe. Dartmouth castle is spectacular and well worth a trip.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: SteppieBristol 15 reviews from this member

If youíre looking for a family friendly, well-located and well run campsite in the beautiful South Devon countryside then Woodlands is a great choice.

Itís a huge site so there was space even on a sunny week in the middle of the summer holidays. The size could have made it feel overwhelming, but a well thought out layout, and what appeared to be a careful policy of allocating pitches, meant that it felt surprisingly intimate.

The big selling point is the access to Woodlands Theme Park. Our grandchildren (aged between 3 and 12) loved it and didnít really want to do anything else, although we managed to tempt them away to the beach a few times, and did one lovely walk on Dartmoor. I donít know how well the park would suit older teenagers, but it has great facilities for most ages. Itís a little bit dated in places, but has a very friendly feel. There is plenty to do and kept our lot occupied for hours.

If you can drag yourself away, itís a wonderful area with beautiful countryside. Itís only about 15 mins drive down to Slapton Sands which is a long beach with three car parks (the middle one has the most space and is the best place for swimming as it has lifeguards). Donít miss fish and chips at the Start Bay Inn Ė declared as the highlight of the holiday.

Totnes and Dartmouth are both lovely towns to visit, and it is worth driving up to Dartmoor if you have the chance. There are lots of other things to do which we didnít manage to fit in.

The campsite itself has several distinct areas ĖI think itís a shame these arenít explained more clearly on the website, but itís also not clear how you get allocated to an area and whether there is any choice.

The Hillcrest area contains a number of individual paddocks, all different shapes and sizes but with between six and ten pitches, some with small trees that gave the feel that the campers were in an orchard. It is mainly level grass with some hard-standing. I thought it looked the most attractive and tranquil part of the site.

Falcon View comprises a number of eight-pitch paddocks. All the pitches are hardstanding but have groundsheets provided for tents. Personally I thought these were the least attractive as they felt a bit regimented, but itís a matter of taste.

Well Park is a large area but as itís divided up by hedges you feel as if youíre on a smaller site. The pitches here are more flexible Ė there are some big spaces which lend themselves to larger family groups. Some but not all have EHU. We were in the top right hand corner and had lovely views over the countryside. The only down-side is that all the pitches have a bit of a slope Ė some barely noticeable but others quite marked. Although we were there at a very busy time, quite a lot of pitches were left empty so there was enough grass for children to play games and run around. The wardens tell you where to pitch and although the pitches arenít marked there was plenty of room so it didnít feel overcrowded.

At the top of the park, Upper Well Park and Stonefield are both big fields Ė more like an old-fashioned campsite. Upper Well Park had lots of trees and a very nice feel, although no EHU and a bit of a walk to the facilities.

There are three toilet/shower blocks. All of them have several family shower rooms as well as individual cubicles, and at least one accessible shower room with toilet. Hillcrest and Falcon View facilities are bigger and better established. Well Park has a bit of a portacabin feel which is a shame as it serves the largest part of the site. The showers were fine, but the block itself did get cold. There are two big ice-cream freezers to freeze your ice blocks which is a useful facility. The facilities seemed to hold up quite well, although on a very busy Saturday you might need to time your shower or washing up session to avoid the rush.

The General Store is well stocked, but itís a bit of a walk down the hill. Although there is a pizza take-away and cafť, there isnít a central club house or bar which I thought was a shame. It would also be nice to have a swimming pool Ė I know our weather is variable but Iím always disappointed how few English campsites have pools.

The campsite is very well-run. There is a large on-site warden team who are friendly and helpful without being officious. They drive round regularly to check the site and seemed very willing to sort out any problems that people had. We were lucky that although there were a couple of big groups, we didnít witness any bad behaviour, but I felt confident that it would be challenged if there was.

In summary loads of pluses Ė location, facilities, staff, free access to the theme park (including after hours, when you can use the outdoor slides although the rides are shut).

It would be good if the Well Park facilities block could be upgraded to the standard of the other two. The only other negative was that the on-site wifi was very poor, even though there seemed to be booster aerials in most fields Ė definitely not worth the money.

I canít give it a perfect ten as there are a few areas for improvement, but we had a great ten-day stay on the site and Iíd have no hesitation in recommending it, or going back again.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Keran30 14 reviews from this member

We stayed here for one week during the school holidays and to be honest we weren't that impressed. It's a huge site but all the electric pitches seemed to be crammed into little bays. It felt like we were all on top of each other. We were shown to our pitch by a very friendly member of staff, where we were told to pitch our tent on the tarmac. We had wanted a grass pitch! It was a bit of a task, hammering tent pegs into the ground. The site had provided a sort of dirty footprint made of sacking (with holes in) but it didn't do much and we had a tent full of tarmac stones within a few days. The site itself had a decent shop and good shower/toilet facilities. The attached theme park was good for small children but ours were a bit old for it at 11 and 16. Despite having a 'no noise' rule we did find it a bit rowdy on a night as another family in the next bay seemed to have a drinks party every night.

Dartmouth was a short drive away, which was lovely to visit. Nice enough for young families but we would not return here. Expensive for what it was.

Date of Visit: April 2016 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mrs mouse 7 reviews from this member

Stayed here over the early May Bank holiday weekend for three nights for the third year running. Had a special deal as we were staying as part of a larger group 'rally'. Check in is easy and quick, pitches are mostly level, plenty of water points and frequently emptied bins. The campsite is well managed, tidy and quiet. The facilities are also clean with a good range of showers, family rooms, bathrooms etc. Good dish washing areas and laundry. The bonus is the free entry into the theme park which is down hill from the camping area, our grandkids love the attractions as do we, water rides are a particular favourite. It is close to Dartmouth with plenty to see and there is also a very good pub just up the road from the campsite called the Sportsmans Arms, the carvery is especially good. No doubt we will be staying again next year.

Date of Visit: March 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Chipmonk 13 reviews from this member

The other reviews sum this place up. We have been visiting for years as a day member with our kids. Our first visit with touring van.

Check in was easy, staff very pleasant.

Warden met us in holding area to show us pitch. If anyone has trouble with reversing in, wardens will hook up your unit to their buggy, and do it for you, as a neighbour did.

Flat hard standing pitch, with a twist. Looks like tarmac, but you can actually put pegs into it!

Loads of little top stones, but a ground sheet is neatly folded up on your pitch for you to use free of charge.

The sight is on a hillside, so walking around can be a challenge for some.

Facilities are top notch. Extremely clean, and always being serviced. The sight is also very clean, with plenty of bins and water points.

Pitches are sub divided by hedges, with an average of 8 units in each.

Entry to the park is included on stays of 2 nights or more. Even with older children now, we still love it!1

There is a bus stop outside the park, but everywhere else, is a drive.

The park is very quiet, and well marshalled.

Will definitely be returning.

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