Kent’s award winning family park situated in a picturesque rural location in the village of Stansted in the heart of the Kentish North Downs. The park is within 20 acres of peaceful woodland, featuring luxury Holiday Static Homes, and Caravan and camping areas all with an 12 month licence. It combines the traditional English holiday with a host of modern conveniences. If you are looking for a spectacular holiday in the garden of England look no further!
Set in the "Garden of England", Thriftwood offers secluded camping in the heart of the countryside, yet within easy access to the ports, Channel Tunnel and London. Many interesting attractions nearby and nature walks.
Indoor games room for children and outdoor play park.
Heated outdoor swimming pool
Fishing near by
Golf Course near by
Tonbridge Castle, Penshurst Place & Gardens, Hever Castle and Gardens, Squerryes Court, Manor House & Garden, Chartwell House, the family home of Sir Winston Churchill, Ightham Mote, Knole House, The Historic Dockyard at Chatham.
London 40 minutes away
Thriftwood Holiday Park On the caravan channel on sky
: April in 2013
Our first trip in our new caravan to Thriftwood, my husband and I are keen walkers and were recommended by friends because of their country walks, we were not disappointed , the camp is set in the beautiful village of stansted and the office provided us with listed walks. The onsite games room and kids park kept out 2 boys (8-11) off our hands, evenings were just as enjoyable as the club house had entertainment for all the family, staff were more than helpful, and reception staff were so kind and accommodating (even though we arrived 2 hours late) . Showering facilities are lovely!! Brand new and beautifully designed .. Would recommend to anyone, new campers or pro's .. the perfect short break for all the family, returning as soon as I get time off work (can't wait) 5*
: November in 2012
visited lots of site in kent but this one has to be by far the best we have been to the nice club house on site very good allround facilities kids love the games room all ready booked for anther 2 visits. swimming pool looks very nice although it was closed during our visit.
The new shower block is as good as most luxury hotels that we have visited the child's play aera is also very handy for smaller children
site owners are the friendliest we have ever been on thanks to all for making our stay enjoyable
: March in 2012
I visited the park with my family a couple of weeks ago, I enjoyed my stay and so did the children. The staff where all very friendly throughout the park. The facilities were all very clean and stayed at this level throughout our stay. The entertainment was good at the club house. I will be recommending this site to many friends and family and hope to be back soon :)
: January in 2012
Had to write a review as we visited friends at Thriftwood 18months ago and within 2 weeks had bought a caravan and secured a seasonal pitch! The whole family loves it. We have 3 children aged 2,6 and 10 all very different and we visit almost every weekend and they have never once been bored. The pool is their favourite during the summer, but the freedom of playing in the woods,the playground, the games room and the friendliness of the site means they are free to play all day. The staff are all helpful and friendly and there is entertainment most peak weekends and meals served in the clubhouse which the whole family love. The site is spotless and secure and a brilliant to explore the local area. We often walk across the fields to the local pub and havevisited loads of places locally including 2 national trust houses, eagle hieghts,Allington lock and the biggest bootfair I have ever seen to name but a few and all within 20 mins of the site. Thereis also a direct train from borough green (5mins away) straight to central London so plenty to see and do if you can drag the kids off site. We have never felt so welcomed at any other site and we had previously camped a lot, I would recommend this site to anyone.
P.S listen out for the owl!!!
: June in 2011
Thriftwood is a hidden little goldmine in the world of camping and caravaning. A family run site with the family at the heart of making your stay the best that it can be. They are friendly helpful and very funny. The site is warm and welcoming and clean. A great little stop for us after a week of working and living in london. The toilets always have plenty of hot running water for a great shower and the site is very clean and tidy. The woods are fantastic to walk around with our dog and there is even an outdoor heated pool. The clubhouse offers good entertainment and facilities and the bar staff are friendly and welcoming. This is one campsite that you will not want to miss and will come back to again and again.
: May in 2011
Brilliant Site!! Everything was clean and tidy. The amenities were all very well kept, shower blocks and toilets kept clean at all times. Being a family run business, all members were extremely friendly and nothing was too much trouble.
The entertainment at the clubhouse was also very good. Going back again on Friday 10th June. Would recommend.
: May in 2011
I found this beautiful campsite just by chance, it is only 14 miles from my home but you could be anywhere in England. When I arrived I was impressed with the way our arrival was dealt with and the security of the grounds. We were given an electronic key for the entrance gate which is metal bollards. We were shown to our pitch by a man that could not be more helpful. When we had set up our kids wanted to explore. We had a lovely walk through the woods and fields (which we did each day ) building camps and playing. My son found the park brilliant and made new friends everyday (as did we adults) it was spotlessly clean and enclosed. The toilet/ shower block was the same not at anytime did we see litter or mess anywhere. The outdoor swimming pool is heated and I had to literally drag my son out of it!!! The first night we arrived our party just chilled and chatted around the bbq (maybe a wine or two was drunk) but it was peaceful and relaxing. The second night we decided to go the the clubhouse as there was a disco on again it is a lovely clubhouse clean and friendly we had the most amazing night and I must say the kids and adults laughed, sung and the kids loved the little games room which is there. We did find out that night that it is a family run business with Dad, Mum, Sons, daughter and wives and over the time we were there meet nearly all of them and found them to be very helpful accomadating and very very funny!!! We also enjoyed a Country and Western night and a few games of bingo (I didn't win but next time) We have already booked to go again twice and taking friends with us. We made new friends that we will be seeing there again. I would recommend this place to anyone and loved every minute of being there as did the kids.
: August in 2009
I had to leave this review as this is by far the best campsite in the UK. We booked to go on the campsite to stay for 5 days in August 2009 as I have 2 kids I was attracted by the fact they have a heated outdoor pool I must say the pool is so warm it is fantastic the games room and play area are also a great attraction for kids.
When we arrived we were greeted by one of the brothers (Mark) if you go here you will see what I mean by the brothers they look so alike. I was then booked on and taken to my pitch my first impression was WOW! the campsite is so well kept I just did not think it could get better but it did.
Free showers plenty of hot water the staff are happy to help with any thing. Fully stocked shop good too as I forgot my toothbrush I can't describe in words how wonderful this place is I have booked expensive holidays abroad and I had a much better time here so relaxing I would recommend any one to go.
We wished our stay was longer and are considering one of there yearly pitches we definitely will be going back as the kids are still talking about Thriftwood.
5 Star campsite 5 star staff only bad point I live too far to go every weekend.
Setthorns Caravan & Camping Site, Kent
(1 out of 2 people found this review helpful)
This reviewer is a family with children, a tourer/motorhomer
Spent a few winter weeks chilling at Thriftwood with my furry and feathered friends. Found it very conveniently located for visiting most places in the Southeast by road, and even London itself by mainline train from Borough Green. Nice relaxed atmosphere in the park thanks to the management style of Paul and and his merry team who are all extremely helpful and also maintenance conscious. The park also enjoys excellent G3 mobile reception if this is important to you. Would certainly visit again!
Cleanliness, Helpful Friendly Everything To Make A Good Holiday Mark Was Brilliant So Was All The Others.
Cliff Moss16 Aug 2013
Everything, Clean, Modern, Pool, Clubhouse, Fantastic Showers, Friendly, Mickey Blue Eyes Was Fab Saturday Night
Tracy Shepherd16 Aug 2013
I was impressed on how clean and helpful the staff were when i needed help, long story. 10 out of 10
Roger Knight8 Aug 2013
Shower Facility's site owner were so friendly nothing was two much trouble. outdoor pool was a big hit for my kids
Jack Barron7 Aug 2013
We arrived without booking first and only wanted to stay for one night, although they were very busy, staff found us a delightful spot with no fuss. Very helpful and friendly with great sense of humour!! ;)
Kelley Kneller6 Aug 2013
Clean, Tidy In All Areas. Very Family Friendly. Close To Home For Shorter Visits Good Range Of Facilities And Entertainment.
Nikki Rennie31 Jul 2013
Clean, Well Anganosed, Great Showers And Nice Atmosphere.
Matthew Jeffery25 Jul 2013
Everything.... The woods,swimming pool,entertainment in the clubhouse and of course the friendly staff always willing to help
Stevie Williamson15 Jul 2013
The staff, the owners all very friendly and how clean the park was very good happy with our stay in every way
Glenn Edwards15 Jul 2013
Friendly welcome and customer service. quiet, secluded setting, excellent amenities. complete package
Ivan Kettle8 Jul 2013
Very helpful and friendly staff from booking to arrival and during our stay. Site extremely clean and very well equipped and swimming pool very clean and safe. Overall an excellent site to stay at... One small issue take strong pegs if on the tent field as there are a lot of stones!!
Rupert Harbour1 Jul 2013
It Is Family Run Site And We Fianc√© All Members Of The Family And There Staff Very Helpful Considerate And Polite And Would Recommend This Site To Anyone.
Maureen Buckle19 Apr 2013
Very Helpful Staff Excellent Amenities. Spotless Toilets And Shower Block Also The Swimming Pool Very Nicer Clubhouse With Entertainment At Woodland Nice Woodland Area For Walks With The Dog.
Tony Chaplin19 Apr 2013
Very Impressed With The Site. Nice Quiet And Relaxed.
Rory Forbes19 Apr 2013
Very Nice Showers Pool Is Wonderful Kids Loved The Play Area And Wood Very Quiet
Amanda Robinson19 Apr 2013