Log in or Register

Insurance Quotes
forums Campsite Search Comp Directory tips virtual brochure Profile
Tent and Awning Reviews Competitions Caravans and Motorhomes For Sale Shopping Diary Contact Us

Visitor Reviews - Badgells Wood

  Campsite and Caravan Park Search > UK > England > South East > Kent > Site Reviews

Badgells Wood
Whitehorse Road
Kent   (Browse area)
DA13 0UF
Tel: 07528 609324
Check Digital TV coverage    See Weather Forecast        Visit their website    

Share  Google Plus  Email Link  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
 Featured Site

Pitches: 50
Open: April - October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 35 Reviews
                9/10 from 35 Reviews

Photos (24) and Video

 Tent Pitches   No Caravans   No Motorhomes   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   Show Full Facilities
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 <5 miles   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <5 miles   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   Dog Walk 

Reviews:  35 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
Jump to Page   1   2   3   4  

Write your own Review to win a £150 Amazon Voucher!!
Win £150Take five minutes to win £150 of Amazon vouchers. If you've ever visited this campsite please submit a review for your chance to win! Each month one lucky person will have their review picked at random and will win! Leave as many as you can for more chances!

Date of Visit: July 2018 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Suzy e 1 review from this member

Follow the winding road into the woods,

Just bring your car laden with camping goods,

Turn left into the site and check in with lovely Karina,

A well stocked shop from logs to Ribena!

Next to our pitch for adventures in the wild,

This place is paradise for all ages, from adult to child.

Set up your tent and prepare your camp fire,

Washing machine drums and grills are available for hire.

The facilities are just right for authentic camping,

With composting loos this is definitely not glamping!

But the lure of nature and the beauty of the fauna.

Beats living it up with a TV and sauna!?

We go every year and would go more if we could.

To that magical campsite in old Badgells Wood.

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: NiniWini 1 review from this member

Karina and Mike we have had the most amazing weekend with our friends and children camping here this Easter. Thank you so much for not only the most amazing camping experience (so nice to not have lights at all!) but also putting on a most generous Easter egg hunt. We will definitely be back! Wine and toasting marshmallows by the campfire on an evening as well as showering with birdsong on a morning. Amazing! Thanks for taking the time out of your day to chat to us and making us feel most welcome. Anyone looking for proper camping (compost loos and shed showers) and a safe place for children to explore; this campsite is a must. Highly recommend.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bongo208 2 reviews from this member

Excellent hidden away gem of a campsite. Local village of Harvel has a decent farm shop. Did not try any other local amenities though.

I was part of a group of about a dozen and we chilled out by the campfire. Toilets are good. Washing facilities and showers warm. (Ethos is low waste so short showers are encouraged). Free range eggs and basic camp shop on site.


Simon. (& the XT660 crowd)

Date of Visit: April 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Tom n Joshua1 1 review from this member

This is what campings all about, rope swings, open fires and loads of woodland to get lost in. Awesome campsite, toilets and showers bang on. Craig the bushtucker man was great, taught my son to make fire with a bow and drill method. No lighter or matches needed! Couldn't recommend it enough, if you want real outdoor camping. My 12 year old son loved it.

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Ajbailey 7 reviews from this member

Stayed for 2 nights last weekend, as per previous visits a warm friendly welcome, I arrived nice & early so got a choice of pitches, site not full but like previous visits all campers polite & observed noise rules making it a really relaxing visit, it's so good to have such a pretty woodland site within easy reach of London, site is tidy with perfectly adequate 'facilities' which were checked/cleaned daily, loads of places to visit for days out & this time chose Chartwell a 30 minute drive away & very easy to walk dogs on site, really like the updates on their website charting the woodlands history! will certainly be visiting again next year.

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Ben Young 2 reviews from this member

My Wife and I spent last week here (no kids around, as they're all back in school).

It was quite easily the most enjoyable camping experience we've ever had.

A warm welcome from Mike and Karina, left alone to our own devices in beautiful surroundings with no intrusions or anything to upset our peace and solitude.

We started our fire every morning with our first coffee, and didn't put it out until we went to bed each night. We both slept like babies, with only the sound of an Owl to keep us company. Absolute bliss.

This is a unique place, that may not suit everyone, but will be like heaven for those that appreciate what camping is MEANT to be like.

Minimal facilities (exactly what we wanted!) but the ones they do have are absolutely immaculate, and suit the place perfectly. Clean toilets, good showers, spotless washing facilities.

We originally booked for two nights, immediately extended it to four, and then added an extra one at the end. We enjoyed it THAT much.

We're also members of the C&CC, who have some lovely sites too, but nothing that even comes close to this place.

We'll be back again as soon as they open next season, and we're heartbroken that we'll have to wait that long even.

We made one brief trip to the nearest shop, just to get a few supplies, and went straight back to our peaceful, heavily wooded pitch, as we couldn't stand to be away from it.

After a lifetime of camping, finding this place has been the end of a long journey. We could keep coming back here for the rest of our lives.

In summary, it's the sort of place that clears your mind, soothes your soul, and makes you reflect on your priorities in life. If this place doesn't impress you, then you may be missing the very essence of what camping is meant to be. Ben & Jo Young.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Hat70n 1 review from this member

We spent a lovely week at badgells wood August 2015. It was peaceful and relaxing and a chance to get away from everything. As previous reviews have said the pitches are well spread out in the woods so you aren't really disturbed by many people. We had a pitch quite far into the bluebell wood and at first the idea of carrying all our stuff in wheelbarrows all the way to our pitch was a bit daunting it was definitely worth the effort. The weekends do get quite busy but during the week there aren't many people there. The weekend we where there they where fully booked but it didn't ruin our camping experience at all. When it is busier it also makes the alone night time trips to the toilets a lot less scary too. The compost toilets where fine. They did smell like compost toilets but they where a lot nicer than portaloos and the toilet paper and hand soap was provided. The showers where a pleasant surprise even though I had already read other nice reviews about them. They where lovely and hot- some a bit too hot even, and each shower had its own private changing area and eco friendly shower gel is provided. There are washing up sinks near the showers which also have hot water and Eco friendly washing up liquid is provided. There was a rope swing for the children near the showers too but unfortunately it had to be removed due to people misusing it. There was apparently another one in the woods but we didn't come across it.

We spent most of our week sitting around the campfire playing cards. The wood was £10 a bag which did seem quite expensive. We went for some nice walks as we took our dog and walked to the local pub, the villager in Vigo and holly hill where there was a nice view point with distant views of west London. There was a lot more walking to be done but six year olds don't really like walking up steep hills and sadly we ran out of time. The museum of Kent life was a good day out and dogs where welcome too. We also went for a meal in the Freemasons arms in snodland which welcomed dogs and children and served vegetarian food.

We had a lovely stay at badgells wood. It was quite expensive compared to more usual campsites especially as there aren't really many facilities there but you really are paying for the space you get and the privacy and it is similar in price to other comparable campsites. I don't think this campsite will appeal to everyone, you are camping among the trees- you can't see much of the sky but I feel it really is a gem and we will definitely be returning.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: George10000 1 review from this member

We visit Badgells' about 7 or 8 times a year.

It is awesome for camping in anything from a tarp to a family tent.

Mike and Karina have a wonderful way of making you feel welcome.

The kids enjoy playing in the trenches, on the swing and having a go with Daddy's hatchet.

You can have a proper campfire.

The bluebells are lovely in spring and the woods cool in summer.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Justdoitviv 3 reviews from this member

The best campsite I have been to. The toilets, showers, and washing up facilities are spotless. I was mostly impressed with the showers. The showers cubicles are very large, with hot water available all the time. Adjacent to the shower cubicle, is a large change area, with plenty of hooks to hang your clothes on and a bench to sit on. This area remains dry after a shower. So no getting dressed in puddles of water. Just outside the shower units, are hand basins with proper mirrors. Outside the toilets are hand basins with antibacterial hand wash.

The staff are relaxed, friendly, helpful and very chilled out. So immediately on arrival, their calmness makes you feel stress free.

They will extend themselves to ensure that your needs are met. All you need do is ASK.

I am slightly disabled, so cant walk too far, and wasnít sure I could sleep in a tent because of the mattress problem. They allowed me to park my small campervan nearby the facilities just in case I needed to abandon the tenting (i was with a group, tenting elsewhere on site), and use the campervan.

They also deliver logs and water and your belongings, to your campsite if you decide to camp in more remote areas.

There is an adults only section and a family section. Individual camp units are far apart from each other, so you have privacy, and cant see your neighbour, because of all the trees.

Very unusual for campsites, you are allowed to have a fire.

Safe for solo female campers, as the staff do their rounds throughout the night to check up on your safety.

I donít know much about the surrounding areas, as I cant walk far, and donít know much about facilities for children, as I went with adults. But I did see swings from trees for the children, and bush craft lessons.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Andy Sissons 1 review from this member

If I give a fantastic review, more people are going to come here and there is a possibility it will become spoilt. If I say it's bad, we risk losing an amazing camp area.

4 families with 10 kids between the ages of 4 and 14.

5 of the kids slept in hammocks, it's that sort of place. Brilliant.

The kids just enjoyed the space, the adults enjoyed the freedom the kids had. And the flavoured vodka we brought :)


^ that is why this place is so amazing.

Previous     35 Reviews in total, now showing 1 to 10      Next

Save to Virtual Brochure  Add this Site to your Virtual Brochure                                Share  Google Plus  Email Link  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook

Write your own Review to win a £150 Amazon Voucher!!
Win £150Take five minutes to win £150 of Amazon vouchers. If you've ever visited this campsite please submit a review for your chance to win! Each month one lucky person will have their review picked at random and will win! Leave as many as you can for more chances!

Other sites within 10 miles   -    All Sites in Kent   -   Search for a site

Follow us on Facebook!
You can now follow UKCampsite.co.uk on Facebook! Keep abreast of the latest news and updates much more easily. Simply click here then click on the Like button!

Latest News, Discounts and Competitions   see all...
Three sets of AutoSock Car Snow Socks to be won Win a Weeks Holiday at Stafford Moor Fishery

Upcoming Event!
UKCS Meet Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 19th to 24th Feb, NEC
See the latest ranges of motorhomes, caravans, holiday homes, tents, awnings and accessories ...more

All reviews and comments are the personal opinion of the review author only , and as such do not represent the view of the UK Camp Site.co.uk.

The facilities shown on this website are a guide only, and you should check with the campsite direct before making any booking. The UKCampsite.co.uk will not be held responsible for any errors or omissions

3274 Visitors online !

Free UKCampsite.co.uk Window Sticker  -  Recommend to Friend

[Message Forums]  [Caravan Sites & Camping]  [Company Listings]  [Features / Advice]  [Virtual Brochure]  [Shop!]
[Reception]  [Competitions]  [Caravans & Motorhomes For Sale]  [Event Diary]  [Contact Us]  [Tent Reviews

Please note we are not responsible for the content of external sites & any reviews represent the author's personal view only. Please report any error here. You may view our privacy and cookie policy here. All copyrights & other intellectual property rights in the design and content of this web site are reserved to the UKCampsite.co.uk © 1999 - 2019