This was our third visit to Watertop Farm. It is still one of our favourite camping sites, as there is so much for the children to do. Go to the farm, pet the animals, make friends with the farm dog, go for walks, play in the park, to name but a few. (Check their website for the rest).
The camp site has been upgraded with water and electric hook up at each camping pitch. Great for modern campers!
Ballycastle is about a 15 min drive away, which is a must for ice cream and a play on the beach. http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/reviewgo.asp?newid=183909&id=4576 Having been to the site before, I was glad to hear they were updating the toilet/shower facilities, as this was the only area that I thought needed updated. However I was disappointed that the facilities were not ready when we were there. We were told they weren't going to be ready until 1 July 2014. A few more hand sanitisers around the farm for the kids hands would also be a good idea.
The views across the mountains and the wide open fields are beautiful to look out at, and at night, the park goes completely quiet after 11. Which is great for a good night sleep! But remember your torch if you need a trip to the toilets throughout the night.
There are plenty of bins for rubbish, and Watertop have now put recycling bins at the pitches which is also a great idea. These bins are cleared regularly, and the campsite is spotless.
Once the new facilities are open and more hand sanitisers are in place, this camp site will be well worth 10/10.
We chose watertop open farm for our first ever camping trip.
When we arrived, we were directed to the camping field, and given our pitch number. I personally found this helpful as it was our first time camping, I knew exactly were to pitch our tent.
We set up with no problems, the grass was good, and all the pitches seemed level.
The scenery no matter where our tent would have been was beautiful.
There was plenty for the children to do, either play in the large grass area in front of the tents, or play in the playpark. There was also plenty of activities within the farm. There was beautiful walks around the farm, which we done.
I was worried that being close to a farm, that I would be kept awake by the animals, but apart from the odd baa from a sheep, there was no noise at all.
All dogs were kept on leads, the farm and campsite were spotless, and the campsite was quiet by 11pm.
The only one negative, was that the toilet and showers were very basic, but considering everything else was wonderful, this did not spoil our camping experience.
I have stayed at this site several times a year for nearly 20 years. And will continue to do so. It has been a major part of our children's growing up
As it showed them a way of life and experiences they could not get in the city
This is a working farm, and that for me is part of the attraction. It is a great place to camp especially in the new camping field which is relatively midge free. There is a short walk to the toilets, as there is in most sites.
Occasionally there have been problems with toilets getting blocked and I have seen this in many sites all over Europe. Once reported it gets sorted ASAP.
I thoroughly recommend this site for family camping, there is loads to do even when the attractions arent on. Good place for peace and quiet.
The surroundings are amazing, and you are just a short drive away from some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in the British isles
We stayed at this site off season which isn't recommended as none of the advertised activities are are available. There isn't a lot to do if you've nothing else planned to do, except go for walks or drive into Ballycastle.
The site has all the usual facilities (electric, waste disposal), but the toilets and showers aren't that clean.
There are farm animals on site such as sheep, pigs, chicks and rabbits which you can pet and a small playground for kids. They have a minature 'museum', and shop/cafe which is only open in the summer.
Overall, a site probably better in peak season.
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