200 Pitches - Non Members welcome
"Beautifully situated on the banks of the River Thames"
This lovely riverside site is to the south west of London. Just a train ride away from the capital, it has a rural feel and is visited by foxes, squirrels and many river birds. Canoes can launch from the site, which regularly hosts events by the Canoe-Camping Club.
Weybridge station is near the site. Trains to the centre of London take around 30 minutes.
Three theme parks are nearby: Thorpe Park is in Chertsey, while both Chessington World of Adventures and Legoland are only a short drive away.
Windsor Castle, an official residence of the Queen, is the world’s oldest and largest occupied castle.
Kew, Wisley and Saville Gardens are internationally famous.
Garden lovers can also visit the Hampton Court and Chelsea Flower Shows.
Horse race lovers are well served with three courses nearby – Epsom Downs, Kempton Park and Sandown Park. Odds Farm Park has been created to allow children to get close to the animals.
Brooklands Museum covers the motoring and aviation heritage of its site. It now includes Mercedes-Benz World.
Chertsey Museum has displays on the history of Runnymede, historic fashion exhibitions and a hands-on discovery zone for youngsters.
Go Ape! in Wendover woods, just outside Aylesbury, is a high-wire forest adventure where visitors can swing from tree to tree.
Walk along the towpath to Staines using part of the Thames Path National Trail.
Chertsey has supermarkets, shops and a cosmopolitan selection of restaurants and take-aways.
Our first long weekend away in our little caravan on this lovely site.
It was a sunny September weekend and we were taken to our pitch by a man on a bicycle who helped to guide us into our pitch and even manhandled our caravan for us (newbies!).
The site is lovely, alongside the river and there are lots squirrels, bunnies, ducks and even a few wild parrots flying around ! Kids will love it! There is a playground for the kids too.
The toilet/shower block is excellent, heated and clean and the showers are free. (a little frustrating as they have eco push buttons which you have to keep pushing.)
It is on a flight path and the planes are quite low and noisy during the day but they do stop by 11.15 pm and this close to London there is no geting away from the planes!
The site itself was quiet with the barriers locked between 11pm and 7am so no vehicles starting up late or early. (there is a car park to park your car if you wish to use your car when the barrier is locked).
If you turn left out of the site and go over the river bridge and then go under the bridge by way of the footpath there is a circular walk alongside the Thames around the "only natural meadow left in Surrey alongside the Thames".
It was easy to get places being so close to the M25.
We will be going back!
Chertsey Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Chertsey, Surrey
Well we arrived at the site on a VERY wet and horrible day.
However the park attendants dealt with us very symplithetically and reorganised our pitch so we were under tree cover and close to the toilet block.
This was very good as it gave us a bit of shelter to pitch our tent.
The toilet block is Immaculate, The showers are FREE and there is even individual cubicles with wash basins in.
The whole site was so quiet and an absolute dream to stay in.
There is a pub just outside the gates which serves food and was reasonable.
The only draw back i thougth was the shop/reception opening times were 9-5pm sharp. would have liked to see that open earlier and untill a bit later. If your goign out for a day you generally are out at these times.
This reviewer is a family with children, a camper
Practical Motorhome Independent Site Reviews.
A warm welcome awaits you at this refurbished Camping and Caravanning Club site and nothing is too much trouble for the staff. If you need a hand with siting your 'van, or advice on how to get into London, where to eat locally or when Legoland is open, someone will cheerfully help you.
Coming off the busy main road, you'll find a different world - an old canoe crammed with colourful flowers, a couple of benches to sit on in the sun and watch the world go by, room to park while booking in - it's all part of a slower pace of life. Once through the entrance barrier, it's the same atmosphere right up to the adjacent river Thames - plenty of trees, birds and squirrels, boats of all sizes cruising past, walks along the towpath, even fishing in season.
There's a variety of pitches: some hard standing, some fully serviced, others tucked among the trees and quite a few with a view of the river. The facilities are good, too, with immaculate toilets and showers (plenty of hooks), indoor dishwashing sinks and an outside drying area, as well as the usual laundry options.
This site is very popular with families and friends coming together from different parts of the country (or Europe). There is a club/games room that can be used for parties, gatherings or just playing games! Chertsey is an ideal base for trips to Thorpe Park, Legoland or Chessington World of Adventure as well as Windsor, Wisley, Kew Gardens and Saville Gardens. And, of course, the sights of London. Don't forget exhibitions either - such as the Earls Court Caravan and Outdoor Leisure Show, or the Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows - though do make sure you book well in advance. 22 Dec 2005