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Poplar Farm Caravan Park
Acaster Malbis
North Yorkshire   (Browse area)
YO23 2UH
Tel: 01904 706548
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Pitches: 150
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 53 Reviews
                8/10 from 53 Reviews

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 Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
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   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar On Site   Restaurant <5 miles   No Wifi Access 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing On Site   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring On Site 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Riverside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

Reviews:  53 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: June 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Spyder27 11 reviews from this member

 A deceptive site. The main site is across the road from the river with tourers, statics and the facilityís ie toilets etc. Across the road is a smaller area next to the river that holds about 30 tourers. We were on this area which although scenic it felt a bit cramped.

The only thing separating you from the road is a hedgerow so traffic (although to be fair there isnít much traffic) sounds as though itís right next to you. Facilities clean and well maintained.

Easy access to York. Will return. 

Date of Visit: April 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: Jon.mcguinness 13 reviews from this member

 This was our first visit to Poplar Farm and I can honestly say it won't be our last.

The site has a nice wide entrance with plenty of room to swing in and park with a caravan. The owner was very welcoming and gave us a breakdown or facilities on site and pitching options.

A gentleman escorted us across the road to the riverside pitches which are fantastically located and beautifully manicured. The gentleman watched us back onto the pitch and made sure we were happy.

The view from our caravan over the river was beautiful and it was great to watch the boats go by.

Next to the site is The Ship Inn which serves lovely meals and the the staff and locals we very welcoming. The prices were very reasonable and we spent quite a bit of time in there in the evenings.

York is a mere 3 miles away and is accessible by river bus, road bus or taxi. We took the road bus which was a great way to get in to York and got off at Stonebow for the shopping areas. York Designer Outlet is close to the site and offers all the big label shopping you need.

I will definitely be returning to this site and I would confidently recommend it to anyone wishing to sample York or this area of the country. 
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Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Fatbird 9 reviews from this member

 Absolutely delightful site in fantastic location. We paid the premium to have a pitch by the waterside which was worth every penny. Lovely pub next to site where we took part in the Wednesday night quiz for a £1 each, great evening with such friendly locals and publican. The pub is also dog friendly so a definite must to visit.

Walked into Bishopsthorpe where there are 3 pubs and had dinner in The Ebor. Good value honest food, lovely pub. Took the river taxi on Thursday morning into York great value and a wonderful way to see a beautiful city. Be aware the taxi doesn't run every day. If you want to go to York, stay here. 

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Dobboanddobbo 12 reviews from this member

 First visit here and very impressed. Very friendly welcome from the owners. We were pitched in the main site near the playpark and close to the toilet block.

Playpark only has a few apparatus but is in a huge field with lots of space for the kids to run around. Great dog walking field also.

Owner gave lots of suggestions of the best places to visit.

The Ship Inn next door to the site wasn't serving food so we had a lovely walk along the river to Bishopthorpe. There are a few pubs there that are dog and child friendly although we chose the Mercier Inn which also has a large beer garden. Food was good and reasonably priced.

You can get a riverbus into York direct from the site however we chose the bus which is also right outside the site (only because we have done the riverbus before from a nearby site and the weather didn't look great so we weren't sure how long we would be staying in York).

Showers were continuous (no annoying push buttons) and the whole site was spotless.

The only downside I could think of was no shop on site however there is a co-op approx 1 mile away in Bishopthorpe.

Will definitely return. 

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Jesspekjon 12 reviews from this member

 A real treat. On arrival we were told we were down by the river which was a nice surprise. I believe the site is run by two brothers, one who works mainly in reception who I didn't actually meet but my wife said was very helpful and 'lovely'.

The other who showed us to our pitch, being new to caravanning I always find the reversing on to the pitch a little difficult especially with an audience however not this time as the chap talked me through the manoeuvre with ease which really impressed me. The site is spotless clean and very well kept with spotless facilities.

I'm struggling to find a negative point, the only thing I can think of is that the waste point is a bit of a walk from the side of the river however It still definitely worth the walk with the fantastic views you get, watching the boats pass was great and we found the site very relaxing.

We even jumped on a boat and went in to York for the day, it cost £17 for 2 of us single way, it wasn't much extra for return either- we highly recommend this as its about an hours run and you get to see a lot of places you'd never usually see.

All in all we loved it and will most definitely be back. Thank you 

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Beamo 3 reviews from this member

 In our opinion best caravan site in York. The owner s are very friendly and helpful. Always do their best to give us a riverside pitch which is fantastic.

Toilets and showers excellent and very clean. Added bonus pub on site that do food, bus stop on site plus river boat into York on a Saturday and Sundays. 

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: The-Aged-Traveller 9 reviews from this member

 Spent a week here early May 2016, great site well kept owners show great pride in their site and were allways very helpful.

Pub next door to site could be great but they could do with getting some tips from caravan site owners, bar staff not very pleasant tend to serve their regulars over visitors several times I was ignored at the bar after standing several minutes a regular walks in and gets served before me, food not great for the price, there are 3 better pubs by far in Bishopthorpe.

Number 21 bus from outside of site to York used it all the time only downside they are every 2 hours so careful planning required as last bus leaves York at just after 5:00 pm.

River Boat to York very good but only runs at weekends.

Can't give 10 out of 10 as showers are not the best could do with shower curtains and somewhere to sit. 

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Dajh 3 reviews from this member

 Unfortunately we didn't get the riverside pitch that we had requested but this was more than compensated for by the proprietor's apology. Lovely clean site, closely mown grass (with the cuttings picked up) The pitches are quite close together.

It would be difficult to put up an awning on some of the riverside pitches, space was so tight. Great pub just across the road. The toilets, showers and laundry are across the road but we used our own facilities so it wasn't a problem to us and we can't comment on them.

The CDP is also there so we took ours over in the car but it's not such a trek. Last mile or so of approach roads are narrow but just need a bit of care. 

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Adriaadora532 6 reviews from this member

 We called in on this site just on the 'off chance' & I'am glad we did the riverside pitches are spot on, there is a river bus that goes into York (weekends only) & a bus stop at site entrance also into York (3 miles).

The site is very clean &tidy, w. C. A bit dated but clean the only downside is the £29 pn fee ( but that's York for you) 

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Astral weeks 10 reviews from this member

 Not the most effusive welcome but it is in Yorkshire, we were given directions for the local bike paths to city centre which took us 15-20 minutes. Shown to our pitch which was in the riverside field. Not many other people there so we were able to spread out. Lovely views over the river. Pub in sight selling York Brewery Beers. Cycled into York both days and did the tourist bit.

Our only gripe was the toilet block being across the road and being issued with only one key. It always seemed that I was waiting for the key and the wife and daughters suggested that they were also always waiting for the key. Quite a haul to the loos if you needed to go in the middle of the night. Yes, you could, and I did, but as I said it wasn't too busy!

Bit of a problem with the geese but the mess was cleaned up every morning. We also had a visit in the tent from a hedgehog, which was nice.

If we were to go back to York there would be no reason for us to look for another site. 

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