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Reviews of Beamish Holiday Park ( Formerly Bobby Shafto Caravan Park )

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Beamish Holiday Park ( Formerly Bobby Shafto Caravan Park )
Money Hills
Co Durham   (Browse area)
Tel: 0191 3701776
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Pitches: 50
Open: 01/03/2022 to 31/10/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 81 Reviews
                7/10 from 81 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 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <5 miles   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   No Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: September 2021 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: J+JJ 15 reviews from this member

 Good location for visiting Beamish museum. Undergoing works to renovate shop/bar (should be good when completed).

Toilets/showers extremely clean. Some of pitches looked a bit steep.

Recommended. Will return 
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Date of Visit: August 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Extended family
Reviewer: Mobilemazza 1 review from this member

 First time camping this site is absolutely stunning and cleaned to the highest standards.

My experience was brilliant and thanks to the beautiful family that runs this site for a very pleasant and welcoming break. 
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Date of Visit: August 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Swindl 1 review from this member

 Van was kick off site but others were aloud to stay.

Other than that we had a fantastic weekend, shower block was clean

Parks were fantastic

Nice clean site 
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Date of Visit: July 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: Robbiejay1971 3 reviews from this member

 A nice site in an amazing location but sadly overrun with feral kids whose parents were nowhere to be seen, avoid if you're looking for a quiet site. 

Date of Visit: May 2021 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: NicciMac 61 reviews from this member

 Very clean loo/shower block and big play area. There were loads of people who are clearly new to camping and it shows - someone tripped the EHU for the whole field by using their kettle and toaster and straighteners theyíd brought from home! So maybe a little education is in order.

Expensive site (I paid 30 per night, awfully steep and I wouldnít usually but it was the end of lockdown celebration).

Lovely helpful staff and beautiful location. Main criticism: the size of the pitches, they are tiny! Fine if you know your neighbours but really awkward if not.

They would do well to be less greedy and decrease the number of pitches by about a third. 
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Date of Visit: August 2020 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Weddel 1 review from this member

 Pros- Lovely clean site, fab reception/shop, well organised for Covid, included temperature checking on arrival, social distancing in the lovely clean Shower/toilet facilities building.

The road leading to the site is narrow but not an issue, it is perfectly positioned for local attractions,

A good segregated area for kids ball games

Cons- the path to the shower/toilet building wasnít defined, resulting in the pitch we were on was a thoroughfare For kids on their bikes, and general access, Which was quite annoying,

The road around the tourer area is Narrow and tight,

Great site for families where late nights and noise is not an issue 
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Date of Visit: April 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Neil684 36 reviews from this member

 A large site, mostly statics or seasonal, very few touring pitches. Reasonably level hardstanding, tidy site Very busy at weekends, lots of children. During our stay, Thurs -Sat, wasn't too noisy. Facilities dated but new ones are planned. Site fee expensive, £23pn plus £1pn per dog.

Main attraction is nearness to Beamish and nice woodland walks. 

Date of Visit: April 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Krismcewan 12 reviews from this member

 Nice season and static pitches but for tourers not worth the premium it charges. One of the places that charges per child/dog/ awning etc so for family of 4 with a dog itís cheaper to get a travelodge if itís an overnight. That said the money is placed into the Site as it is clean and tidy and well maintained. Small on site pub was nice and staff friendly. Toilets are clean all be it small portacabin dressed up as a log cabin. Showers are tiny and cost extra to use(tokens only). Only tourer Access to site is along a really bad road(thatís not the site owners fault as 3 ways in and only 1 suitable for caravans). Site is on a hill and even use of ramps couldnít get van level. Also very tight. There would be No way I could have got van parked if I hadnít got a motor mover as space opposite was not enough. Signs up everywhere saying what is NOT allowed. A lot of season vans with their kids acting like they own the place with them running about in between vans.

I have stayed in better sites at half the price 

Date of Visit: January 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Tialusso 2 reviews from this member

 This site was a good site, hard to get to as you have to go under a bridge, the facilities were easy to get to and well lit, very friendly place and would go back to that site if there was another way to get there. 

Date of Visit: November 2017 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: NEJane 26 reviews from this member

 I stayed on this site for two days so I could do walking and geo-caching with a friend, who lives only 10 minutes away. I myself am only 20 minutes drive from it but it seemed the best option to stay there so we could get the best of the very short days. I'm a lady travelling on my own so my first bitter pill to swallow was having to pay £23 pn, that being for two people and their unit. This really annoys me as I'm paying twice as much as a couple and using less water. The fella in the office thought he was cushioning the blow by saying a couple with three very young children would pay the same as the children would be free! So five people would be using five times as much water as me but still only paying £23 - yep, that REALLY made me feel better. Having got over that one, he then offered me shower tokens at 25p each. I could have told him where to stick them when I was told I would only get 6 minutes for that. Needless to say, I used my own shower!

The final blow was when my friend turned up, ready to take me out in his car, once I got my campervan set up on the expensive pitch. Apparently the rule is visitors have to pay £4 a day to bring their cars through the barrier. My friend wasn't happy about paying so, because the site was quiet, they said he could park in the visitors' car park and ignore the signs indicating the 15 minutes parking limit.

I only visited the facilities once and was even more gobsmacked to note that there weren't even privacy cubicles, in the ladies. I HAVE been on expensive sites before where I've paid around the same price but the facilities were excellent with no limitation on showers. And they were free!

The site isn't huge, there's nowt spectacular about it, the pitches are sloped - even the EDP was as basic as could be, and not particularly clean. Nope, local this may be and handy for Beamish Museum but I would rather do the 20 minute drive, day after day than spend that sort of money, on a money-grabbing site which couldn't even offer some sort of discount for a solo traveller during the off-season. 

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