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Gallaber Park
Long Preston
North Yorkshire   (Browse area)
BD23 4QF
Tel: 01729 851397
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Pitches: 63
Open: 01/04/2021 to 31/10/2021

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 71 Reviews
                9/10 from 71 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   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <5 miles 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <10 miles   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   No Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   No Tennis 
 No Beach   Watersports <10 miles   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <5 miles  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: December 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Bella 1 1 review from this member

 Me and my husband spent new year's eve at the stag on gallaber park. What a fantastic night.

The staff were brilliant, great atmosphere. buffet and entertainment was excellent

Everyone had a great time 
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Date of Visit: October 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: JanetB1968 4 reviews from this member

 Very well kept site in an excellent location.

The facilities are 5*, beautiful clubhouse and modern gym, toilets and showers are extremely clean.

Plenty of areas to walk the dog and very friendly staff.

They also have a 9 hole golf course.

Canít wait to return. 

Date of Visit: July 2019 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Smaybelline 3 reviews from this member

 Wow, Absolutely stunning park. Pitches are spacious with large grass areas for children and dogs to play. Pitches 60-66 are stunning with woodland behind. Little bunnies can be seen hopping all around. It is just so peaceful and beautiful.

The warden and groundsmen clearly look after this park, there isn't anything out of place - The grass was mowed to perfection, the bathroom facilities were the best I've seen on a site.

Spacious showers, underfloor heating (so nice!), everything was so clean and sparkling! We loved our stay, the night was quiet and the morning was really quiet even though there were a lot of units on the site. The golf area was a hit with my 6 year old, he loved it (Free clubs from reception).

We didn't use the bar or gym so can't comment on those facilities. Check in was quick and easy, the receptionist was lovely and friendly. We will be back, it's a beautiful park.

*The only issue we had was my partner being verbally abused by the Warden's wife. We were playing on the playground with our children when she made a comment about my partner being on the seasaw. She didn't just make a comment, she actually continued to raise her voice and call him all the following (in front of our 6 year old and in front of her grandson) yob, slob, fat, thick, simple, idiot "shut up you idiot".

My 6 year old talked about this all evening. She got the warden to speak to us and he was a reasonable friendly man who advised that they didn't want adults on the play equipment as it's just for children. Fair enough, we accepted this and wondered why she couldn't have just explained this to us in that manner.

The playground equipment is fantastic, well made and very sturdy and we like to have fun as a family. We all went along the balance beams, we all tried the monkey bars. We were having fun. We would never abuse any park facilities. We didn't receive an apology for the way the woman spoke to my partner in front of our 6 year old.

We won't let this spoil our weekend and we hope to return as we love the site. ** 

Date of Visit: April 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Mmachell 1 review from this member

 A wonderful clean site, with very friendly staff and seasonal residents.

I find the problem with the family tent users, there is a large open space to play on the site, but warm weather and the water taps is too much of a pull, unfortunately as they play they forget others site users have paid for their pitch and do not want water throwing children and adults running round their tents, I am all for having fun, but not at the detriment of others. I can only see this as a negative when the tent users want to book.

The warden did visit the site regularly but Sodís law not when this was happening. Having said that this is one of my favourite areas, and a very nice site.

Always clean facilities, but could not done with more showers as the site expands, it now has a clubhouse, although we did not use this.

The post office in long Preston has good opening hours and stocks most things needed. 

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Coys 1 review from this member

 What an amazing well kept site with well spaced pitches, clean modern shower block with launderette, wash up, wet room and family bathroom all available plus free Wi-Fi!

This is a pet friendly park with an area where dogs can even be let off the lead, play park for the children plus you can get putting clubs and wildlife challenges from reception.

Short walk through the park to Hellifield (15/20 mins. )as no shop on site but in Hellifield you find a small grocers, chippy, Black Horse pub and Hazy Dayz cafť all brilliant.

Lovely helpful and friendly staff on the park, great location for exploring the Dales, Forest of Bowland and even the Lakes, can't wait to return, they even have hire caravans here so we'll go when it's too cold for the tent! 


Date of Visit: March 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: JG1971 8 reviews from this member

 We have visited this site on many occasions over the past couple of years as it's only about 40 mins from home.

The site has recently been sold, the new owners are planning to make some changes to the facilities over the coming months (or so we are told).

Unfortunately the new owners have jumped on the ridiculous bandwagon of charging for awnings, we paid £120+ for the Easter weekend for a standard electric pitch.

The playground was officially closed for refurbishment - very annoying as there's not much else for Kids. It wouldn't have stopped us booking but would have been nice to be informed.

The site itself is quiet and well kept - but be warned, if you're allocated a pitch on the lower section you will have to cross the grass in your car - and it is like a bog after it's been raining!

Although the showers & toilets are good, money really needs to be spent on the rest of the site, and why they don't sell bread/milk etc on reception is beyond me. 

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: MCavan75 20 reviews from this member

 We felt generally disappointed with this site having read so many positive reviews. The site is rated as 5 star but we were left confused as to why this site received such a high award when many of the sites we have stayed at have had far better facilities.

There were positive aspects and I will begin with these - the site is very easy to access and the pitches are well maintained in neat rows, all on hardstanding. The play park and dog walk were both lovely and the site felt safe and secure.

Despite the fact that the majority of the pitches are seasonal we found the 'regulars' really friendly with no sense of 'them and us'. The site is also very good value with a refreshingly uncomplicated tariff (currently £23 a night for up to 4 people and no added extras).

Unfortunately there are aspects of the site that we felt frustrated by - firstly, the road noise. We were right on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire dales national park yet all I could hear was road traffic, the site is between 2 main roads where lorries, cars and motorbikes roar past at 60 plus mph.

The worst time was on a weekday morning when from 7am there was a constant flow of traffic, the weekend mornings were quieter. So while the site has won awards for conservation I could hardly hear the birdsong for the traffic. We did however enjoy the numerous rabbits!

The shower block was never clean in the 3 nights we were there and as the site was really quiet there was no excuse - the floors remained unswept, the basins dirty and the same stains remained on the toilet basins throughout our stay - hardly 5 star. The showers were the worst design I have come across.

The cubicles had curtains but the showers were powerful and it was almost impossible to prevent water flooding onto the floor. There was no room to hang clothes so everyone I saw left their clothes on the bench outside the cubicles and came out to get dressed, much like a school changing room. As a result I walked in on several people in various states of undress. The block seemed relatively new and I can only assume it was designed by someone who has never stayed on a campsite.

To top it all, to get into the shower block you need to use a swipe card, the same card you use to access the entry gate when you drive in/out. We were given just one card between a family of 4 so when my husband left in the car we were at the mercy of other campers to let us into the toilet block.

On one occasion we left the swipe card in the block and then had to wait for someone to let us in so we could retrieve the card in order to go out in the car. Not only is this inconvenient but it is unnecessary (who else is going to use the block other then those staying on the site?) and very unhygienic - I dread to think how many germs gather on these cards as people have them on their person as they go in and out of the toilet cubicles.

Unfortunately I also have to say that I did not find the lady in the office very helpful.

We love the Yorkshire dales but next time we will book into a site where we can enjoy the beautiful views and peace and quiet that I associate with this amazing part of the world! I gather this site is popular with many but unfortunately we will not be returning. 

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Trailer Tent
Reviewer: HH19 4 reviews from this member

 Lovely site - we went bank holiday weekend - a couple of noisy late night revellers spoilt it a little.

Toilets were spotless and warm - which was a bonus considering the weather - thought it could do with an extra block down nearer where tens were - having said that never needed to queue.

All in all was a good site. As some others suggested basics might have been useful - even an ice cream fridge for the kids would have been useful - but not to take away from the experience. 

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Ethan0796 16 reviews from this member

 Just returned home after spending the bank holiday weekend at this site. We have a large tent with ehu which cost £84 for our stay.

Lovely big level pitches and some lovely views depending on pitch allocation. Very safe & secure for children to run about and play.

Play area is a good size and is for all ages but a little too far away from the ehu pitches, would have preferred a 2nd play area. But you cant have everything!

Excellent amenities and very clean.

As previously mentioned in other reviews, you can hear the traffic from the road, which is a real shame. So any light sleepers. Take ear plugs!

Dog walk is ok but as the hubby mentioned, the only entrance to the dog walk is at the entrance to the park, so could do with 2nd gate at the far end to allow people pitched at the far end to enter without having to walk to the park entrance.

The site is very well maintained and is a credit to the current owners and staff.

Would have liked to have a little shop for basics and sweets to allow the children some independence but again this is just a little gripe. Loved it here and we didn't want to leave. Overall I've rated the site 9 out of 10. It would be 10 if the other little things mentioned are implemented.

We ventured into Skipton one day and paid £25 for family of 4 to get into the castle, which was ok. Bolton Abbey is aprox 30 min drive away and we loved our time here. Beautiful place and we will be visiting again.

One tip. Have your food shopping delivered to the site like I did from Asda. I arranged this prior to arriving at the site and allowed enough time to get setup. But when we arrived at the site, the Asda van was just leaving and all my shopping was in reception waiting for us. Fantastic for us, as I only order what I need for the weekend and this saves space in the car. 

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: JG1971 8 reviews from this member

 Visited with friends for bank holiday weekend, unfortunately the weather wasn't good!

The lady on recepetion was very nice and explained where our pitch was (right next to the shower/toilet block).

As it was raining, we didn't bother with our awning - but I gather from our friends who have a seasonal pitch that you do need extra long pegs as standard ones will work loose quite easily.

The site itself is lovely & clean with a great playground for kids and loads of room for ball games.

It would be nice if they sold the basics on reception (milk, bread etc) but it's no problem to get to one of the local villages.

The only issue we had was at 06:30 on our last morning someone kindly decided it was a good time to take thier waste water to the drain (which was also next to our pitch) - they didn't have to courtesy to drag the waste hog over the grass but for some reason went all the way along the road and made a lot of noise in the process!

We will be visiting again as this is a lovely (almost)quiet site with enough to keep the kids occupied. 

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