Croft Farm Leisure and Waterpark is open from early March to late October, and its location in their heart of the Avon Valley, close to the town of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, is perfect for a relaxing family break.
The main feature of Croft Farm is the huge lake that occupies the centre of the site, which is always busy with people taking part in water sport activities, or enjoying a quiet, tranquil day fishing, which is free to anyone staying at Croft Farm. A footpath is available to take holidaymakers to the banks of the River Avon, however there is also acres of countryside to enjoy and explore.
Croft Farm is open for eighty tent and touring pitches in total, split between the two sides of the central lake. All of the pitches at Croft Farm have electrical hook up points, while there are toilet and laundry facilities situated around the park. There is a children’s play area in addition to the water sports that take place daily on the lake, while for adults there is also a fully equipped fitness centre housing a gym, sauna, and sunbed facilities. Pets are allowed to travel with you to Croft Farm, but at a small additional fee.
The park lies in close proximity to the M5 and M50 motorways, and as such is one of the best campsites in Gloucestershire for getting around the county. Cheltenham and Gloucester lie to the south of the park, while Worcester and the Black Country are a short drive in the opposite direction, all towns and cities filled with a range of shopping and leisure activities that will keep the whole family entertained during your break.
Lovers of the great outdoors and woodlands may venture into Wales to Brecon Beacons, while the Dean Forest and Wye Valley also offers inspirational landscapes and sightseeing opportunities.
: August in 2011
We were hoping for an enjoyable weekend break after friends of ours had recommended the park to us (plus the park's website showed very deceptive photos).
However, when we got there, it was completely different to what we were expecting. We were left waiting for almost 25 minutes for a staff member to open the office. When they finally arrived, they were very cold. Once we were shown the 'plot', we had already decided that it wasn't for us. There were no separations between the caravans or tents, so the park was more or less a field full of randomly arranged vans and tents, with young Eastern Europeans shouting, playing music and running around noisily.
Admittedly, the lake was clean and had beautiful swans swimming around. That certainly looked great and the sun setting over it was superb. The toilets were fine but were miles away from the majority of the site.
Overall, it was a complete mess and such a waste of great surroundings.
: July in 2011
We are new to touring with our caravan. This is the first year but we have visited at least twelve sites on our short but varied touring life.
This site is the reason we got into touring and is exactly what we love about the life style.
A relaxed non regimented site with excellent facilities and location, friendly helpful staff and everything at hand to ensure a great stay. A mixture of statics, tourers and tents and access to every water activity such as yachting, windsurfing pedallos etc on the on site lake, also perfect for dog owners with some excellent walks at your disposal. This was our first visit, but it most definitely will not be our last.