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Otterington Park

Northallerton, North Yorkshire

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You’re sure to receive a warm welcome at family-friendly Otterington Park, which is located in beautiful North Yorkshire. It’s won numerous awards over the years, including Practical Motorhome and Practical Caravan Top 100 sites and David Bellamy Gold Conservation Awards. This site is ideal for those looking for a great family getaway.

The touring part of the site (there’s also a static area) has pitches for up to 65 touring units, all of which are on gravel hardstanding. Electric hook-up is 16 amp, which should be ample for your needs. Three camping pods are available for hire, ideal if you’d like to tour with friends who don’t have their own motorhome or caravan.

Elsewhere onsite, you’ll find that the eco-friendliness that helped win that David Bellamy award is very much in evidence. Solar panels have been installed to supply hot water to the amenity block, and the lights inside the latter are low-energy, and fitted with motion sensors. Recycling is also encouraged.

The amenities block itself is luxurious, and fitted with individual bath- and shower rooms; there’s also a shower room with access for disabled people. The laundry room also has all the washing and drying facilities that you could need.

Younger members of your party won’t feel left out at Otterington Park, thanks to the play area, which has swings, a climbing frame, outdoor draughts and even a putting green for their enjoyment.

If you enjoy walking, you’ll be spoilt for choice here. There are several nature walks onsite specifically for the use of site guests, and lots of other local paths for you to enjoy – ask for a map at reception. Anglers will love the fishing lake that’s just a short walk away; it’s stocked with tench, roach, rudd and carp. Otterington Park welcomes dogs too.

Otterington Park makes a great base for exploring the numerous fantastic attractions that are within easy reach: these include the magnificent stately home of Castle Howard, Ripley Castle, Harewood House and Newby Hall and Gardens. Shopaholics can head to Thirsk, Northallerton or sophisticated York; the latter is 35 miles from the site. Lightwater Valley theme park is open from April each year, while Flamingo Land is a must-visit if you’re travelling with children.

Open from:
1st March to 31st October

Allow rallies, Disabled access, 2 Pets allowed, Children's play area(s), Chemical disposal point, Electric hook-ups, Laundry, LPG stockist, Sanitary block(s), Shop, Washing up facilities, Wireless internet

The pitch fees detailed below are per unit with up to 4 people and include electric hook up and service fee, camping pods up to 3 adults or 2 adults 2 children, all charges are per night, the following additional charges apply:

Late Departure - £5
Additional Child (5 - 15 years) - £2
Additional Adult - £3
Awning (with breathable ground sheet only) - £2.50
Additional Vehicle - £2
Day Visitor (includes car with 2 occupants) - £5
Off-Pitch Storage - £1.75
Service Charge (arrivals before 6pm) - £1

Camping Pods:
Portable Gas Cooker - £2.50 (Hire)
Six Piece Cook Set - £2.50 (Hire)
Folding Campbed - £6 (Hire)
Dining Set - £2.50 (Hire)
Gas Cartridges - £2
Instant BBQs - £3.50

Fees apply for breakages of hire goods, details of which can be found on our website.

Motorhome pitches, Seasonal pitches, Serviced pitches (touring), 65 Touring pitches, 3 Camping pods, 28 Holiday homes (owned)

Nearby attractions:
Fishing, Sailing, Tennis

Otterington Park an ideal base for visiting the moors and dales of Yorkshire including locations from TV favourites such as Heartbeat, Emmerdale, All Creatures Great & Small (Herriot) & Brideshead Revisited.

While you are staying with us you can visit historic cities & market towns such as Northallerton & Thirsk, leisure centres, golf courses, theme parks, tourist attractions, equestrian facilities & stately homes and more!

Local Attractions include:

Herriot Museum
Lightwater Valley
Flamingo Land
Emmerdale Tours
Heartbeat Set
Thirsk Furniture Trail
Romancy Golf & Country Club
Castle Howard
Newby Hall & Gardens
Ripley Castle
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
Harewood House

Nearby Towns include:


You can find full details of all the above attractions along with local pubs and restaurants on our website...

Otterington Park

Station Farm, South Otterington
North Yorkshire, North of England
United Kingdom
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Overall rating

4.0 stars

Based on 1 review(s)

durham/north east

4.0 stars

nice clean site with childrens playground nice walks around site friendly staff. only bad point was that you couldn't use sinks for washing up are for camping pod uses only even though never seen them getting used apart from that little moan a lovely site very clean showers and toilets would visit again

Property manager response (09 Feb 2011)

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you would visit again, and hope to see you during 2011. As was probably explained to you at the time (if you asked) the reason that the use of the washing up sinks is limited to people staying in the camping pods is because there are 3 sinks, 3 camping pods and 65 touring pitches. If we allowed all the tourers to use the washing up sinks, we would have queues round the caravan park after every mealtime, accompanied by complaints that there were not enough washing up sinks for everybody. Touring caravans are equipped with kitchen sinks and the facility to heat water. Camping pods have neither! I hope this helps you to understand our reason for limiting the use of the washing up sinks.