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Visitor Reviews - Sandwich Leisure Park

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Sandwich Leisure Park
Woodnesborough Rd
Kent   (Browse area)
CT13 0AA
Tel: 01304 612681
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Pitches: 187
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 126 Reviews
                8/10 from 126 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 Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   Tennis 
 Beach <10 miles   Watersports <10 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   Dog Walk 

Reviews:  126 in total, now showing 91 to 100                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: May 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: HappyCampers08 3 reviews from this member

Stayed here in May 2008. The toilet block was good, but the first morning, the water ran out & didn't come back for over an hour - not very impressive for 5*. The owners then sat on the door for the rest of the weekend telling everyone that they could have a maximum of 10minutes. They also wouldn't allow our children in the toilets or showers unless accompanied by an adult. Apparently this was for their own protection, but I think that's for us to judge & was very inconvenient.

The site was however very well set out, clean and generally tidy, although there was some building work involving new concrete pitches going on. We particularly liked the fact that each serviced pitch had its own light, power & water supply. There is a small playground which would be good for children aged 8 & under.

Sandwich is a pleasant town & is a short distance from the sea if you take a bike or like walking. The Fish & Chip shop Ossie's is highly recommended for their generous portions.

So mostly a good trip, although the staff could have been friendlier!

Date of Visit: May 2008 Unit:  Trailer Tent
Reviewer: Dawn+dave 13 reviews from this member

Great Campsite. Staff were very nice and also very helpful. The pitch that we had was huge and there was plenty of room. Good play park for the kids.

Showers and toilets were kept very clean, showers were very powerfull they were great, although there can be a queue first thing in the morning for them as some people stayed in them for a long time and the water tank went dry so people were turned away for an hour so that the tank could fill up.

A frendly pair of Ducks joined us for breakfast every morning!

There is a laundry on site which is opened up during the day. There is no shop on site but the supermarket is only 5 minutes walk away which is open at 8am and 10am on Sundays.

The campsite is only 15 minute walk into town but I suggest to get a town map as with the little streets you would get lost !

There are lots of places to go and see English Hertiage like Dover Castle also if you go to Canterbury the kids would love Canterbury Tales.

Date of Visit: April 2008 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Kizzy1 5 reviews from this member

Went on a very wet April weekend, we had a hard standing fully serviced pictch so no problems, but the ground was very boggy and glad we had a 4 x 4.
Work being carried out on the site by new owners so playground was shut, this didn't effect us but might be a problem for families.
Toilet block best I've seen, very clean and modern really good showers warm with plenty of hot water. Owners very welcoming and the site is secure.
Only 5 min walk to Sandwich Town which is a lovely old town and well worth a visit, supermarket, pubs, cafe's all you need there.
Would only stay here on a fully serviced pitch as the others are not very well laid out, but will be going again hopefully the weather will be better and the on going site works finished.
As stated in previous reviews make sure you follow the directions given as you will not get a touring unit through the town.

Date of Visit: October 2007 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Kev5176 2 reviews from this member

Having this as our first outing with our van this was always going to be a learning experience.

The Site is well signposted, is close to the town and its shops - the co-op has the monopoly in the area so expect some rather high shopping bills.

OSSIES fish and chip shop is a great chippy and supplied a copius amount of food for a good price

Getting to the site can involve some rather tight and small streets, so use the alternative route

The site is situated within 12 miles each way of ramsgate/ margate or dover folkestone (channel tunnel.

The pitches are good although uneven and we went the last week of october. The ground never dried out.

Fully serviced pitches are good value for money.

The only downside I found was the state of amenities block - most of the toilets were locked out of use and it was a cold uninviting environment.

The site has just been taken over by new owners apparently and they have a fetish it appears for plant machinary, they were working on new concrete pitches in the last week ( a pity they couldnt wait until the tourers had closed) so there was a small amount of unpleasant noise.

The main ramsgate - london via dover railway line runs adjacent to the site, the noise of the accelerating and decelaration of the trains I feel add to the feel of the site.

The site is very secure, friendly neighbours and was a great site which I feel would be lots better in the summer

Would I visit again ?? yes

Date of Visit: August 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Xxstephanie1xx 1 review from this member

I came here on the last week of august and stayed in a tent.
There are very good things but also bad things that I have to say about this camp site.
When we arrived at Sandwich Leisure park we did not get a very friendly welcome.It wasn't until we went into the reception that we felt that we were wanted there.

The Toilet block was nice and spacious but the showers were warm and not hot and the only hairdryer was not working. The ladies toilets were not open all of the 4 days that I was there so we had to use the family room.

The washing up place was very good, there was plenty of room.
We payed 40 pound a night for 2 tents to stay in the campsite but we got told of for sitting on a bench being quiet, what else is it there for?

It is only a 5 minute walk from the campsite to the nice town and just a handy shopping market 2 minutes away. The town has plenty of pubs and a lovely riverside but it is not an ideal place for shopping as there are not many shops.

I did enjoy my stay other than the not so good bits I mention above.

Date of Visit: August 2007 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Gemma1675 46 reviews from this member

This site is located centrally in Sandwich.† A lovely town with plenty of pubs, takeaways, shops and restaurants.† Easy walking distance to a supermarket.

The pitches are arranged primarily in groups of four - two at the back and two at the front of a bay.† This would be great if you were with a group of three others, but not ideal when you are on your own.† It causes problems with access for the rear pitches especially.†

The loos are very nice, clean and plentiful.

The ground was pretty boggy.† It was a dry bank holiday weekend but the ground never seemed to dry out.† Some of the pitches had†large muddy puddles around them!

A train line runs alongside the site but we never found it to be disruptive.

We would come back to the site, because of the wonderful location, but we would ask for one of the pitches which isn't grouped as a four.

If you are towing to this site be sure to check the site's website for the alternative directions avoiding the narrow streets of Sandwich town centre.

Date of Visit: April 2005 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Deltaone 6 reviews from this member

Our first camping experience was to this site as it is quite local and we come back every year for the first one of the season. A top class site with tremendous facilities. The toilet block has family rooms which we fit five in they are always clean and well kept. The serviced tent pitches have drainage and electric and even a TV point which I thought was a fabulous touch. Most of the tent pitches are level with only a couple of exceptions and there is a small but well equipped kids play area, the staff are very friendly and welcoming.

There is no shop or clubhouse which has both advantages and disadvantages but we prefer it that way any how, the grounds are very well kept and well presented.

The surrounding area has a fantastic pub called the kings arms which served the best meal I think I may ever have eaten and there is a supermarket with in walking distance.

All round I would say 5 star and highly recommended, we will be returning.

Date of Visit: July 2007 Unit:  Trailer Tent
Reviewer: S.hads 8 reviews from this member

Spent a weekend here in July, found it to be a very good site.

Cost for 2 adults, 2 children, standard tent pitch with EHU was £20 per night.

The pitch was spacious and level. The toilet block, FREE showers and washing up areas were excellent, well deserving their 'Loo of the Year' status. The site was very well kept, and had a good playground for kids.

There is not any shop on site, but there is a handy supermarket just a few minutes walk from the site entrance. A 5 minute walk will take you into the centre of the medieval town of Sandwich, I can recommend the fish and chip shop.

Some of the standard pitches do back onto the railway, but that's not really any problem. There didn't appear to be any noise curfew and we were unfortunate to be near a rather noisy group, but you can't really blame to owners for that.

Overall a very good site and will probably stay here again.

Date of Visit: June 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: The Negus Clan 2 reviews from this member

Our first camping trip as a family and mine for around 25 years.

So we decided to go and have a look at the site before we turned up with the brand new tent and see what we could expect.

Shirley in reception could not be more helpful and the site itself is great. All the amenities you would expect from a huge park but in a very nice clean tidy safe campsite situated on the outskirts of a lovely town like Sandwich.

All the pitches are serviced with water and hook up points and are clean and tidy, as well as a park for the kids which was safe and the equipment well maintained.

With town being a ten min stroll whatever you needed was on hand and the usual pubs etc with good food there as well.

We are all returning in greater numbers over June and July and have already booked.

Do not hesitate to visit

Date of Visit: May 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Kaztiv 1 review from this member

We went over the bank holiday weekend and it was very busy. The park felt very crowded and our pitch was not very big, although they have their own tap and hook up. We have a large tent (Kyham Rigipod) and there was not room for all three bedroom pods. We were also on a corner plot directly opposite the washing up facilities which are out-side. People started washing up from 6am on all three mornings - which is not a great wake up call ! There is a playground for the children but this is fairly small and I felt sorry for those pitched around it. They advertise no bikes but all the children were riding bikes. The shower and toilet facilities were clean and spacious, although over the weekend they did run out of both hot and cold water. I would return but definitely to a larger and quieter pitch and not at a busy time.

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