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Lower Micklin Touring Park
Lower Micklin Farm
Alton Road
Alton Towers
Staffordshire   (Browse area)
ST14 5DJ
Tel: 07824385138
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Pitches: 30
Open: 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021

Rating: Average Review Score: 10/10 from 58 Reviews
                10/10 from 58 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 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   Cycle Hire <5 miles   Golf <5 miles   Tennis <5 miles 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport On Site  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

Reviews:  58 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: April 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Marked 5 reviews from this member

 Great base for just relaxing, or to explore the lovely countryside,

You can drop onto a disused railway line into the village of Alton, further on is the Ramblers retreat and further afield, Alton towers is a very short drive, you might be able to walk there,

Would recommend this site cheers 
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Date of Visit: July 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Su56tty 4 reviews from this member

 Lovely clean site with easy access and good facilities

Close to local amenities and attractions like Alton towers and the Potteries,

Some lovely walks but the approach road is busy to walk along,

Will go again 
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Date of Visit: May 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: MrsHaze 4 reviews from this member

 We have just returned from a 3 night stay.

This is a superb campsite close to Alton Towers. We had a lovely stay here,

It has everything you need - great pitches, a toilet and shower block and a ball park for the kids. We will be returning. 

Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Mummymills 11 reviews from this member

 We have just returned from 8 nights at Lower Micklin and had a lovely time. Upon arrival we had to pay for the additional guests as our initial payment is only including 2 adults.

Pitch sizes were fantastic. We have a very large tent & there was stacks of room for the tent, car & space to sit outside. Our pitch was number 25 which was in a separate area to the main stretch. Slightly further up the amenities block but a lovely area.

The only negative was that due to the layout, pitches in this field were in the shade by 4:30 on an evening, which was a real shame when the rest of the campsite was basking in 25 degree sun! Be mindful of this when booking. Also worth noting is that the pitches in this area only have a 5amp hook-up so we had to be careful of what we could use.

Toilets & showers were fine. There were 2 toilets & showers each for men & ladies, as well as a family room with toilet, shower & baby change. The showers are free, push button with plenty of hot water. They were all cleaned regularly,

There are two wash-up sinks that got busy at peak time. But it was nice to stand and have a natter with the other campers whilst waiting.

Thereís a good sized ball field, a wooden play park, and a separate dog walking field. There is a field with alpacas, hens & a cockerel, Oscar the dog, and some guinea pigs.

Quiet time is from 11pm until 7am & we didnít experience any noise outside these times.

The majority of people using this site are visiting nearby Alton Towers. We didnít but there was enough to do in the area to keep us busy for 8 days. We went to Waterworld, Carsington, Dovedale, Sudbury Hall, Ashbourne, Tissington and Matlock Bath.

We cooked on site most nights but on the last night we struggled to find somewhere nice to eat that was suitable for the kids. We tried the nearby Blacksmith Arms but even from the car park we could smell the chip pan. We then drove to the Raddle Inn, about 3 miles away. There was a cute play area, but the food was quite poor and very expensive. We did stop for lunch st the local Denstone Hall farm shop. The food here was delicious and the setting was beautiful, I couldíve spent a fortune in the gift shop. 

Date of Visit: January 2018 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Extended family
Reviewer: Mucker1884 40 reviews from this member

 Stayed here for the last 2 nights of 2017, and the first 2 of 2018.

We were part of a group (2x tents and 1x caravan), and due to the time of year, all grass pitches were closed, but we were allocated a hardstanding. Upon arrival, due to recent weather not being too bad, we were allowed to park on the hardstanding and pitch the tents on grass, which was what we preferred and hoped for, so that was a good start!

Whilst no camp site looks it's best during winter, it was clear this site was more than adequate for our first ever New Year camping trip. Pitches/space was ample, and the ground conditions excellent for the time of year. Pegs remained solid, despite consistent wind and rain!

Enough pitches were occupied (all the hardstandings, so officially 'full' for this time of year) to make it seem welcoming, and there was a nice atmosphere about the place, despite the wet, dark, cold and windy conditions.

Booked (and paid) in advance, by 'phone, and reception was welcoming and painless! We had all the facilities we required, and all were clean and practical. We were left to our own devices (with the knowledge that management were there if needed), and in all honesty, that's how we prefer it.

We had a great walk during NYE day, and shared the evening with the rest of our party, and Jools Holland (The joys of having caravan-friends who have a telly and heating!)

Nothing to get overly excited about, but I'm putting that down to the time of year, and the drab weather. All in all, a good site, nice location, and one we would be more than happy to return to. 


Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Glamburn 5 reviews from this member

 First visit to this site as a tester for van before main holiday, less than ten miles from our home but could of been hundred miles away.

A small cosy well laid out site with generous pitches mainly hard standing with grey waste drainage and excellent warm/clean toilet/shower facilities and football nets/climbing frame for the kids.

Site is a great base if you wish visit Alton Towers resort at just over 5 min drive away. I for one will be returning again for a chill out weekend, home is where you park it. 

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Jillhomeuk 21 reviews from this member

 We love this site. Have stayed twice, once last August, and once this Easter. Toilet block is clean, and didn't have to queue, although I know it can get a little busy when the site is busy.

It is steep, but easy approach from the road, and being only about 5 minutes away from Alton Towers is fabulous.

My children liked the park, the views are gorgeous. Even the owners dog is very welcoming. 

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Vti2007 5 reviews from this member

 Nice site in a nice location with excellent facilities. Good access to some nice walks. Sheep and chickens and a lovely dog (oscar)for the kids to look at along with a small but fun playpark.

Just the sort of site we like but we won't be going back. Really spoilt by a party with very very loud music from 5pm to 11pm along with associated shouting and swearing.

The owner did seem to sort it out about 10. 40 music wise but the shouting carried on for a while. Too late really anyway when other families are on site.

Last straw was having to move the half empty Tennants cans left in the bathroom this morning so the kids could brush their teeth. Can't recommend the site for this reason. 

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Stuart l 90 reviews from this member

 We've just made the delightful acquaintance of Lower Micklin Farm - and can't think why we haven't been before. The site was already quite full for the weekend when we booked and we had to take a pitch right at the bottom of the drive - but it wasn't bad at all. On arrival we were booked in very quickly and given quite a bit of local information, as well as the barrier code.

The site facilities were right at the top of the drive, so a longish walk from our unit, but they were always clean and tidy. Despite only having two loos and two showers in each side, even when the site was at capacity (16 units - including five large tents) the facilities did not appear to be stretched. The washing up sinks are at the side of the toilets - open fronted but they did have lights. The site hook-ups are only 10 amp - beware use low amperage appliances - NOT domestic ones! There is only glass recycling on site.

This is not an Adult only site, which we would usually home into, and sure enough two young families let their very young offspring run all over the site - even in the dark on the first night. There is a nice looking play area with climbing frame and swings, but these did see not much use.

Locally the village of Alton at least five pubs - three do meals. We had a mediocre lea at the Blacksmiths Arms - beware - no cask ale! Sunday dinner we went to the Bridge Hotel at Alton, on the advice of a local man. His advice was good. The meal was not cheap, but the portions were generous and the service reasonable for a busy house.

The site lies in the middle of a triangle formed by Cheadle, Uttoxeter and Ashbourne. All have a good selection of shops. You do need a car. Although there is a seasonal bus to Alton Towers, it only runs twice a day! However the local scenery is lovely, but beware the roads ar a bit narrow and winding. Drive cautiously!

We would not hesitate to return to Lower Micklin Farm - especially as it's only 15 miles from home. BUT - next time we'll take an old ball to throw fro Oscar the dog who greets you; he so wants to play! 

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Dave dot 5 reviews from this member

 This has been the second time this year we have stopped at Lower Micklin touring park. On both occasions the we have had an excellent experience.

The site is perfectly placed for visiting Alton towers which is only a few minutes drive away, and situated in some lovely countryside. The site itself is small which we have always seen as an advantage, very quiet. The site is managed and well maintained by what I believe is a very friendly and helpful family.

The toilet block is small, comprising of 2 toilets and 2 showers in both the male and the female facilities. There is also a family shower room. The facilities we always found clean and tidy and although there are not many it seemed to cope when the site is full.

There is a small swing and slide on the site which seemed to keep our kids entertained, this rather nicely over looked a field of sheep and a rather friendly dog they enjoyed throwing a ball for. There is also a small field next to the camping field for ball games which appeared popular but never disturbed the campers.

All in all an excellent site and well recommended. 10/10 

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