Group FAQs

//Group FAQs

Yes we now have 2 hook-ups in Barn Yard and 6 at the top of Barn Field, see the Site plan for details of where these are: 4 are on the hard standing at the top corner of the Barn Field, so these can be used for caravans or campervans by arrangement; another 2 are near our slate path in Barn Field, so suited to use in marquees which can be sited here; and  2 are in Barn Yard. We do not leave the gate at the fop of Barn Field open but we can allow individual vehicles in if the weather is favourable.

A group of 10 – 20 people can book one of our group areas to be sure of camping together and larger groups can be accepted in some circumstances. To book requires prior approval of your group, then payment of £305 which includes a £300 deposit which is kept as a bond while you are on site but returned after you leave if all has been well, see our Group Booking page for details of how to book.  You must contact us giving details of dates, numbers, nature of the group, whether there are campervans and so on, then pay the group deposit when we have approved the booking. When a group has booked we rope off an area inside the indicated area that is appropriate to your size. Group members may pay camping fees as they arrive in the normal way, or we can invoice the group in advance, in which case payment is due at least 2 weeks before arrival. The group leader must supply us with a filled in Group bookingform.  Payments can be made using the Payment link at the top of our web pages. Please be aware that groups must arrive after 2.00 pm and leave before 11.00 am.

Yes we like to help young people experience the outdoors so we accept groups of scouts, D of E’s, and religious groups for example. We offer a substantial discount for youth groups if they abide our group rules: the  child rate is available only to family groups, but bone fide organisations of young people under 18 years old may pay the youth rate, see our Rates page. If you want to book a group area or are interested in bringing a group of more than 20 people you must first contact us.

Yes we offer generous discounts for groups of 6 or more, and for 3 hours or more. Check out our Boat hire page.

Group bonds are held to ensure that our campsite rules are respected, that a group engages in quiet talking only after 11.00 pm, that their pitch is left tidy and also other campers and our staff are respected. Very few bonds are withheld, only 1 or 2 in a year, and there is always ample warning beforehand. For example if a group is noisy after 11 our wardens will give several warnings that behaviour is likely to result in a loss of the bond before it is forfeit. No-one is happy if a bond is withheld so we do our best for this not to happen – but it does need group co-operation as well.  Please study our Group rules to ensure you know what behaviour is expected.

Yes, any group of 4 or more people may be asked for a group bond of £20 per person. This is kept while your group is on site and is returned when you leave. A group of more than 10 people who have booked a group area will pay a deposit of £300 to confirm the booking, and this amount is kept as a group bond, which means members do not have to pay the individual bond when they arrive. In this case the bond is returned within 10 days of your visit to a bank account that you noinate, via internet transfer.

We provide brooms, dustpans and brushes, buckets and mops: these are in a cupboard in the bunk barn, along with the iron and ironing board. You should bring detergents, spray cleaner and cloths, including drying up cloths.

Yes all the facilities of the campsite toilet block are available (there are showers along the back of the toilet block). We only ask that you respect campers privacy by not walking among the tents.

Yes we hire beautiful Pagoda marquees, which can be used on the campsite or at the barns. These are very large (6 m x 6 m) with raised roof, for details see our Marquee hire page.

We prefer people to leave dogs at home, and they are not allowed inside the barn buildings. However we do allow dogs in the barn fields so long as they are kept inside a vehicle or on a leash at all times, and are cleaned up after.

When the entire barn complex is hired, you also get exclusive use of the two private camping fields. Camping groups who hire just the Camping and Tall barn have exclusive use of just the top field, Barn field.