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Woodlands Grove Caravan & Camping Park

Dartmouth, Devon

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Catering to both tourers and campers, Woodlands Grove is an excellent family facility for those looking to enjoy a relaxing break in the heart of the Devon countryside.

Woodlands Grove Caravan and Camping Park's accolades include a coveted 5-pennants AA rating and the park was once billed as ‘the leading campsite in Europe.’

Easily within reach of the South Devon coast which has some of the most beautiful coastline in all of England, with excellent beaches and connections to towns with rich histories, lovely walks, and peaceful riverboat excursions.

The park is set within terraces, offering great views across the countryside for each pitch.

Woodlands Family Theme Park is right next to the Camping Park. You can enjoy the theme park free of charge when you have booked a stay of two or more nights on the campsite. There are also a whole range of amenities that are within easy reach of the park, no matter what you wish to do.

Woodlands Grove is just the right setting for family holidays. It is a great camping site and serves well as a gateway to the rest of Devon. The towns of Paignton, Plymouth, and Torquay are all easily reachable from Woodland Grove, The towns themselves also offer beaches as well as nature reserves, shopping centres, and entertainment arcades for those looking for a day out within their actual holiday.

Open from:
26th March to 31st October 2021

Allow rallies, Disabled access, Family park, Pets allowed, Children's play area(s), Family fun parks, Chemical disposal point, Electric hook-ups, Laundry, Sanitary block(s), Shop, Take away food, Visitor parking, Washing up facilities, Wireless internet, Cafe

Family Park combined with excellent facilities.
Free entry to Woodlands Family Theme Park when staying at woodlands Grove for 2 nights or more.
Games and TV room
Ice pack freezing facilities

150 Motorhome pitches, 50 Tent pitches, 150 Touring pitches, Family fun parks

Nearby attractions:
Beach, Cycle hire, Fishing, Golf, Horse riding holidays, Sailing, Swimming (Indoor), Swimming (Outdoor), Tennis, Organised Entertainment, Internet Access, Games Room, TV Room, Gym access, Snooker/Pool, Sauna, Leisure Centre

The South Hams is such a beautiful area you will be spoilt for choice with numerous safe and award winning beaches, the closest Blackpool Sands is a Blue Flag beach. The Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa (27 hole course) is just across the road and Dartmoor National Park is within half an hours drive. Take the steam train from Totnes, visit the Otter Sanctuary and enjoy a Devon cream tea. Whether you like to tour National Trust properties, walk the coast path, visit the shopping centres of Plymouth or explore Agatha Christie country it’s all here. At the end of the day relax in country pubs or celebrity chef’s restaurants in Dartmouth.

Families staying 2 nights or more enjoy Free entry to 90 acre Theme Park. All weather fun guaranteed! Family rides, Playzones and 100,000sq.ft. undercover. The Empire of the Sea Dragon has five levels of play including slides & rides all undercover. Visit the Falconry Centre with fascinating flying displays, not forgetting our Zoo-Farm.

Woodlands Grove Caravan & Camping Park

Devon, South West England
United Kingdom
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Overall rating

2.5 stars

Based on 3 review(s)


2.0 stars

There are obviously double standards on this site, there is the 5* rated area around the main toilet facilities as advertised and the much poorer (2*) facilities further up the hill. There is no difference in the charge.
Various members of our family chose this site to meet up for my 72nd birthday. My daughter having visited the site previously, recommended it. My sons family arrived first and was shown to a pitch, he was given no choice but as it was quiet and looked OK except for the slope and the narrowness of the pitch he put up his tent, I arrived later the same day, We were located right next to the toilet block, not the main one. After a poor nights sleep due to the lights around the facilities being on all night, sliding down the slope as we slept, people taking a short cut through our camp to the toilets and talking loudly as they passed, so disturbing our sleep, my son went to complain the next morning, I to observe. The person on reception said it was the warden who was responsible for choosing the site and if we didn't like it we could move but should be quick as another 20 campers were due to arrive. It takes 3 hours to pack-up and 3 hours to make camp. We were 6 in number ranging from 2 yrs to 72 yrs one of the children has a disability. We decided to take the children into the theme park (it was the attraction the children were looking forward to)and wait until my daughter arrived the following day, Thursday, as they made the original booking last Feb.
My daughter was very disappointed as it was not what she had envisaged. The only concession from the warden was allowing a wider area for the camper and tent at the lower end of the pitch.
We struggled on trying to make the best of a bad job but from then on it became worse with people washing up, 4 sinks at a time until 10.30, only 5 paces from my tent. My daughter complained on the Sat. and that evening a very nice warden came to say we could move down near the main facilities and he would help and took me to see what we were missing! As it was time to eat and for the younger ones to go to sleep and the following morning was my birthday we declined. My daughter and I moved my tent away from the proximity of the sinks now that our pitch was wider. During our week we had 3 lots of campers at the side of us, with all there comings and goings. It turns out that we were on the short term site meant for 2 night stays, we were there for 7 nights. The people in the reception could give no reason for our being on that particular site and we were often told that some people request to be near the toilets (not us) No one would accept responsibility for the decision to locate us there.
AS for the facilities constant hot water in the showers, too hot for little ones. 2 washbasins for 6 toilets which meant that when people were washing or brushing teeth there was no where to wash hands after using the toilet except to use the cold water tap outside, this left a large puddle of standing water, not hygienic. When it was dark I went to the toilet, while in the loo the lights went out leaving the place in complete darkness. I was not the only one in the building at the time and as the floor was wet from a leaking toilet, was an accident waiting to happen. This must also contravene health and safety regulations. It seems a bit idiotic considering the number of lights on outside all night. The site is on the side of a hill and anyone camping needs to be able to walk uphill. We used the car every time we needed to go up and down to the Theme Park. Overall not good value for money. A good "day trip" out.

north yorkshire

1.0 stars

We booked the luxury five star campsite advertising being campsite of the year 2010, more like 1940's concentration camp!!! Tents were pitched on top of each other, screaming kids from 5am until 1am and when we went to reception to complain the next day and to ask if we could cancel the other three nights we had booked we were told it would have to go the Board of Directors Meeting and no refund would be given but we were offered a credit note to come back at another time, having driven 400 miles for our holiday!!! The whole place is a total joke certainly not five star. Before we booked we checked they had a noise rule and was told yes it was no noise after 10.30 pm and 8 am but when asked about this at the reception and pointed out we had had no sleep were told we had to expect noise at peak times. No sleep for days, high metal fences with barbed wire and not enough dated toilets and bathrooms to go round massive queues!!! Do not go on holiday park it was rubbish we had to stay out until midnight each night if we did not want to sit and listen to the bad language, peoples conversations as the tents were on top of each other, you could not even get a car between the tents and football being kicked at our tent. We thought we would be able to sit outside and chill - no chance, staff rude and most unhelpful a surreal place just like hi-di-hi!!!!!DON'T BOOK THIS HOLIDAY PARK


4.0 stars

wot a fab site,huge well kept pitches which where very flat but remained resonably dry even after a few heavy downpours.friendly helpfull staff.the toilets where clean and spacious and the on site shop was well stocked and resonably to be had by all ages in the leisure park which is included in the holiday price if u book for more than 2 nite bargin !!!!!! and we loved the fact that we could use all the unmanned parks after they closed it to the public at 6pm.a wonderfull holiday enjoyed by all the age groups in our party,the kids being 5,10,12 and the eldest in out party being 72.....we will deffinatly be visitin this park again.well done woodlands keep up the good work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Woodlands Leisure & Caravan Park, Dartmouth, Devon


Immaculate site, unable to find fault. The pitches are large,level with plenty of space for the children to play. The toilets and showers look & smell like new and are very well maintained. They also have individual family bathrooms if preferred. Small on site shop with gifts, groceries & also cafe which runs evening take aways. If you stay longer than 2 nights you gain unlimited free access to leisure kids were quite happy to stay on site all week. Fabulous water rides, play areas farm and huge indoor play barn. Great value for money.

Guestbook reviews

Camping With Toddlers.
Just returned from a weekend camping holiday at Woodlands. First time visiting this site and definitely won't be our last.
Perfect site for families. Immaculate wash facilities, showers and baths. The amusement park was so much fun for the whole family.
Helpful and friendly staff, particularly the site wardens and reception team.
Excellent value for money. Can't wait to return next summer! Highly recommended. Thank you for a fantastic holiday experience.


Woodlands Grove Caravan & Camping Park

Adult mid-week offer.
Lovely clean & friendly site. We have just enjoyed 5 nights there. Benefited from the above offer which applies Sunday to Thursday nights for a special price of £65 including EHU. Would certainly recommend.


Woodlands Grove Caravan & Camping Park

Devon Camping.
Great campsite for families or groups in Devon. Large site but made up of separate hedge/tree lined fields where static, motorhome and tents are kept separate. Range of hard plots, hook ups or find a spot and pitch up as we did. Welcome was straight forward and we were shown to our area by a host. Covid precautions in place with lots of messaging about distancing, hand sanitiser etc. Toilet/shower block was constantly being cleaned and I never struggled to get a fantastic hot shower. They have individual shower cubicles as well as separate family shower/toilet rooms. We survived Storm Francis but it was reassuring to see a host walking around at 11pm checking that we had stored everything away and our tent was properly secured etc.

There is a mini theme park attached to the campsite that you gain access to for free which is a good bonus as it was always busy with lots of people visiting and paying for a day visit. It’s probably beat suited for children up 10 - 12. They have some short thrill rides and animals to see and you could easily entertain young kids for most of the day.

Campsite is a good location to visit, Dartmouth, Salcombe, Plymouth and Dartmoor National Park as long as you are happy to drive in single track lanes if you plan to visit anywhere in Devon. Not the campsite fault - it’s clearly a Devon thing !


Woodlands Grove Caravan & Camping Park