The county of Kent is known for its picturesque countryside and in the heart of this beautiful landscape is the perfect place to stay, the five-star Thriftwood Country Park which offers and allows your animals to come along too.
Thriftwood was voted one of the best sites for campers in the Top 100 Sites Guide 2020, compiled by Caravan Sitefinder with Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome magazines, for its grand facilities, great family friendly atmosphere and its location that makes it driving distance from Sevenoaks, Maidstone and Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Thriftwood Country Park is a great campsite for the experienced and newcomers, too. The fully equipped site boasts every essential for an enjoyable stay including hard standing pitches with electric hook-ups, seasonal pitches, caravan storage gold cassoa award, well cut grass throughout the year, centrally heated toilet blocks with free showers, a private family shower, wheelchair access to an individual disabled toilet and shower, hair dyers, dish washing sinks, a laundry room, fresh water outlets, a chemical disposal point, tourist information, Calor Gas sale, CCTV, street lights and more.
The high standard on-site facilities mean that there is something for everyone to keep your family entertained including a fully licensed bar that is the perfect place to relax in the sun or hide from the rain, while listening to Thriftwood's planned live entertainment that is available throughout the year.
The heated swimming pool that is open (seasonally) is always a winner.
Or you could take a stroll around Thriftwood's woodland walk that consists of eight acres of ancient woodland. If you’re lucky, during a quiet evening wander you will catch a glimpse of wild rabbits, pheasants or even the resident owl.
If you have managed to explore Thriftwood's grand facilities and want to see what’s nearby, why not watch Motorsport at Brands Hatch or visit Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, the Neo-classical Belmont House or even experience the world famous shopping centres of Bluewater and Lakeside.
Heated outdoor swimming pool
8 Acres of woodland
CCTV in operation
DirectionsHEADING SOUTH VIA M25: Leave the M25 motorway at Junction 3. At roundabout join M20 (J1). Leave M20 at exit 2. At roundabout take 1st exit A20 to West Kingsdown. Approx 0.5 miles just. Turn right into, Labour In Vain Road, The Park Is Then Sign Posted – The Park entrance is on the Right.
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
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Based on 14 review(s)
20 Aug 2017
We have just had 2 wonderful weeks at this park. Staff are brilliant nothing to much trouble for them very helpful and accommodating. Our kids loved the pòol only downer was the weather. Sam's bar was amazing with live entertainment for all the family, thank you to all at Thriftwood for an amazing time. We will definitely return soon.
22 May 2016
The facilities were very clean and tidy and freshened up throughout the day, there was a lovely heated swimming pool next to the facilities and a bar - this had FREE Wifi, a pool table, television with lovely food.
The setting was beautiful and we will definitely return to this site.
Kent 22 May 2016
this site was very clean and tidy with excellent staff and .
23 Apr 2016
This was our second outing this year in our caravan we saw this campsite while visiting the nec caraven show. we took our grandkids 6and4 with us they loved playing in the woods and small play park and games room will definitely take them back in the summer when the out door pool open. There was a club house on site we only went in 1 night was very clean staff was friendly.
The park as gone under refurbishment to a very high standard the park owner Sam was extremely kind and helpful and nothing was to much trouble he showed us to our pitch and walked us around telling us all the work the park as undergone.
The facilities was very clean and newly refurbished.
The price of £25 pernight was reasonable for what they had to offer our super pitch had water electric tv hook up on the pitch
Jack & Linda highly recommended see you soon
Uk 01 May 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*
uk 01 Feb 2013
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
Kent 28 Mar 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 :)
london 24 Feb 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!!!
London, England 11 Jun 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.
kent 08 Jun 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.
kent 06 Jun 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.
kent 27 Feb 2011
I stayed at this park for 2 weeks in august the staff are very friendly and very helpful the site is very clean and tidy would recommand to a friend and would go back this year as it is family run and my children really enjoyed their stay and want to go back as well
uk 08 Mar 2010
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
Essex 18 Feb 2008
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!