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Ord House Country Park
East Ord
Berwick Upon Tweed
Northumberland   (Browse area)
TD15 2NS
Tel: 01289 305288
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Pitches: 75
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 127 Reviews
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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not 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   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing 1 mile   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool 1 mile   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding 5 miles   Cycle Hire 1 mile   Golf 1 mile   No Tennis 
 Beach 1 mile   Watersports 1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring 5 miles 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport 1 mile  No Dog Walk 

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Reviewer: emm007 1 review from this member

4 June 2004
Excellent site. It was our 1st time camping with 2 kiddies aged 5 and 12.

The site's facilities and grounds were excellent. There's a room available for washing up and preparing food (the bit I wasn't looking forward to!)

The Club House was great fun for our little boy and the drink wasn't too expensive either.

There's a fairly large Co-op and Safeway about 5 mins drive away.

Our only minor complaint would be that nobody told us exactly where to position our tent, nor did they tell the next tent to us and consequently the caravan parked at the side of us couldn't get out without our tent being moved. I wasn't very happy seeing as my hubby has a bad back. They did eventually move the caravan (at 5am in the morning) although knocking our guy ropes.

If you get pitched next to the toilet/shower block
I'd make sure you get on the right pitch!!!! The good side of being next to the toilets was you didn't mind going to the loo in the night.

Reviewer: JENNYSAFC 2 reviews from this member

May 2004
1st camp with the kids (6 and 3 yrs). Wahey!! It was great -lovely pitches hedged for privacy. Fab family change with double shower and a bath, even a proper loo for those of us that like private poohs!!
Sand pit, park and mini golf kept kids amused. Salmon pub (3 mins walk away) has good enclosed beer garden.
Definitely worth a visit, and a revisit for us!

Reviewer: nona 2 reviews from this member

15th May 2004
A very nice camper/caravan site though dominated by caravans when we arrived with our humble tent.

That weekend we had empty pitches either side making life easier. The on site toilets, showers and cleaning rooms were very clean and in good repair.

Kids enjoyed the outdoor play facilities and they got on well with the other kids too.

No yobbish behaviour but the only negative was the Saturday night disco in the country house which boomed on till past midnight!

Oh yes, and lots of things to do in the area plus a local shop and Safeways a short drive away.

Reviewer: noodle 7 reviews from this member

February 2004
Well, it's all been said - what an excellent site. The facilities were superb - very clean, bright and welcoming, plenty of hot water in the free showers (and bathrooms too for those who prefers baths). The site is very well kept, there's lots to do for the children and we were impressed with the spacious feel of it. The pub also does take-away food. There's lots to do in the surrounding area, we'll definitely be coming back.

Reviewer: joey 2 reviews from this member

July 2002
This was our first family camping trip. We booked it on the strength of its 'Award Winning Toilets'. We have since stayed in other campsites and Ord House has spoiled us for others!!! It's amazing how much difference it can make to your holiday. The family bathroom (bath, sink and double shower) are a real bonus for those of us with small children) but it was all lovely and clean.
When we stayed the weather was glorious and there was lots of things for the children to play with - park, crazy golf etc.
The staff were lovely and the shop is good, mainly camping stuff but some sweets and ice-cream too!
The pub was nice and the family room has a 'bar' at a low level for the children to get sweets and soft drinks from.
I would (and have) recommended this site to lots of people.

Reviewer: S.Graham

August 2003
We made the decision to go to East Ord based on testimonials on this web site and a visit in person to see the site (we also booked the pitch when we visited).
For us it was the first time our family of 6 had been camping together. We took a Coleman Quadspace 9 man tent and pitched on a (slightly sloping) grass pitch adjacent to some hard standing tourer pitches. A hookup was provided, but we didn't have the equipment to utilise it. The pitch was on the perimeter of the games field and only a short walk to the toilet block. Here's my scoring for the facilities -
A key is issued at reception (32 returnable) Clean, bright, everything worked (driers, soap dispensers, door locks, loo rolls stocked) they even had the radio piped through!

Although this was predominantly camping accessories (Very good prices they had an excellent offer on for torches, less than half price!) It did stock kids games, sweets and ices. They even let you freeze your coolbox blocks free of charge)

Crazy golf - (1.50 with 1 being refunded on return of putter and ball)

Swing Park - Safe surface,all frames in good working order. Visible for a good part of the lower site and close to shop/reception.

9 Hole golf - (2.50 with 1 refund on return of wedge and putter)A short walk to the top of the park brings you to the course which is nicely laid out and picturesque.

Bicycle hire -
I never used this facility, because I couldn't get bikes for all the kids at once (I wanted to avoid a fight!) but I would recommend taking the bikes if you can as the park is spacious enough for the kids to ride around.

The Ord House pub is next to the Reception/Shop and the food is excellent and reasonably priced. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. There's a lounge (no kids), Family area (kids allowed) and play area (adults enter at your peril!). It is possible to relax and not have to worry about the kids. There's also a serving hatch at the end of the bar to allow kids to buy their own drinks.
We didn't feel we had to venture any further than the site for a drink, but there is another pub just outside the site. On Friday there was a karaoke and pub quiz (we actually won it with the help of our pitch neighbours the night before we left!). Also they stocked Rioja!

The laundry is excellent and clean (2 per wash load and 1 per dry) with ironing facilities.
The toilet block had 4 washing up sinks with instant hot water (essential for us tenty types).

There must be a lot work put in to keeping this site as we constantly saw grass cutters, cleaners, litter pickers and a lad brushing up the roadways.
There's an excellent perimeter walk (signposted as a dog walk) if you like a little bit of exercise.
I was impressed with how this site was landscaped. The variety of trees and shrubs was amazing and lent a "country park" feel to the site (although it is posted as east ord country park)

Just the usual.......dogs! I'm not a dog lover, but I like to see people with dogs making sure they don't annoy those without. The park did have adequate signage to emphasise that fouling must be cleaned and provided plenty of bins....that said, we managed to fall foul of 2 "underfoot incidents" so someone obviously didn't care for the regulations. I have never understood why people would want to bring a dog to a campsite and tether it for most of the day only to have it bark at other dogs and be shouted at constantly as a result! To be fair there were a lot of responsible owners.......it's always one bad apple though...

All in all, I would highly recommend East Ord and will definently be returning.

It's probably a good idea to mention places of interest in the area.

- Garden Centre (5 minute walk)
Large well stocked with tea-room

- Chain Bridge Honey Farm (10 mins by car)
Everything you ever wanted to know about bees. Has a hive under glass observation. Entry is free.

- Maize Maze
A maze made from maize! (10 mins by car)
12 family. Great fun....and frustrating. You can take flags with you to locate the kids!

- Berwick (5 mins by car)
What a beatiful town and well kept. Take a walk round the walls but don't look over the edge! There's also the barracks (English Heritage fee payable) and lots of room to let the kids run around.

- Pot a doodle do (5 mins by car)
Kids (or you) can select a bowl or cup and paint it to their design, it is then glazed and re-fired ready for collection next day or two. A bit expensive but not something they get to do often. Horse riding (get a receipt for the day you book on, we turned up on the wrong day due to an error on the part of the girl who booked it........I've never seen my wife so angry!!!) Tea-room......nice place, but pricey.

- Bamburough Castle (25 -30 mins by car)No family ticket!?
This was the highlight of the week. What a beatiful castle and massive. You could easily spend 6 hours here. There's an archaelogical dig in progress. The museum is good too. Worth the money I must admit. Beaches are great too.

- Holy Island (40-45 mins by car)
Free entry on island, but parking is 3 regardless of stay duration
Hmmm... LOTS of people on the day we went, wich was a Friday and the castle was SHUT! Priory costs to enter....we didn't go in . Plenty of gift shops with religious and strangely pagan orientation! Nice peaceful beaches though. You need to time this visit as the tide governs passage over the tarmac causeway.

Reviewer: Mark 12322 9 reviews from this member

June 2003
This campsite deserves its five stars! Everything is good about it, the kids had plenty to do and the park is very clean & tidy. The showers and toilets are out of this world, they have radio 2 playing in the morning!

We even used the Laundry and that was good too, 2 for a wash and 1 for a dry (supply for own powder), very clean and bright.

5 star camping at it's best!

Not the cheapest but I would recommend it!

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