Boroughbridge Camping and Caravan Club site is located just off the A1 and near to Ripon, Harrogate and York.
Due to its location it is often used as a stop-over site for people travelling between the north and south and vice-versa. However, reading the reviews of the site fans of it encouraged campers to see it as more than a stop-over and to see it as a great base for a holiday. It is within easy reach of a number of popular tourist attractions suitable for families with children, including a number of National Trust sites which is great if you are member.
I was encouraged by all that was on offer in this lovely area of the country so decided to meet up with my parents, and their dogs, in their motorhome and have a short break of three nights with them. Me and my three children age 2, 4 and 6 would be staying in our trailer tent and I would be towing it for the first time. I was a little apprehensive but as my husband ended up having to work there was no other choice! I was relieved to find that access to the campsite, and around the campsite, is excellent so fortunately there no need to learn reverse the trailer tent for me!
We planned to spend one full day at Lightwater Valley Theme Park and the other full day at Fountains Abbey which is a National Trust site. Both of these are around 20 minutes drive from the campsite. Boroughbridge is also a reasonable drive from the popular Brimham Rocks and Newby Hall but we didn’t have time to visit these places this time.
On arriving we were warmly welcomed by the wardens and given a key to the Family Room, a bathroom specifically for families with young children. We were guided to our pitch and given the code to the barrier which controls entry to the campsite. Our pitch was a large, flat grass pitch and had electric hook-up. Looking around there were grass pitches without electric hook-up and plenty of hard standing pitches with electric hook up too. The campsite looked great – clean, tidy and neat.
The toilet block and showers were spotlessly clean and well lit at night, something we are used to seeing with Camping and Caravan Club sites. There are washing up facilities and a laundry room. I liked how there were washing lines outside to use. There are also facilities for chemical waste disposal and a games room. Around the site there are conveniently located water points, waste water disposal and bins.
In the Family Room there is a toilet, sink, shower and large basin that can be used as a bath for small children and we perfect for our nearly 3 year old. I think the family bathrooms are an excellent feature of Camping and Caravan Club sites. I would have really struggled to manage bathing/showering and toileting all three children together in the main facilities but using the family room meant it was simple and (relatively) stress free!
On the edge of the campsite is a little play area for children. It looked almost brand new, although I don’t think it was, it was just well maintained. The climbing frame, swings and slide construction was a hit with my kids and they were particularly delighted when I allowed them to go and play in it in their pyjamas to wind down before bedtime. The play area is a little set back from the camping field and with very few other children on site I knew they’d be fine and not annoy other campers.
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