Where we stayed

Woodhouse Farm, Ripon

Overview (including star rating) 

Adults – 9
Kids (rated by a 9 & 10 year old) – 9

Campsite facilities 

  • Hard stands & grass pitches {with & without electricity}
  • 8 timber camping pods
  • Privately owned static caravans 
  • Fully serviced toilets & showers
  • Well equipped launderette 
  • Disabled facilities 
  • Small pub & restaurant 
  • Small shop
  • Bike track
  • Large field for children to play 
  • Children’s playground & play barn with small climbing wall 
  • 2 fishing lakes and woodland walks 

In & around the campsite 

Ripon
Harrogate 

What we got up to during our stay 

I’ve got to be honest when we arrived at this campsite we had family connection, relaxation and well being in mind. We’d agreed as a family that this mini break would be laid back, relaxed and would provide us with plenty of opportunity to connect as a family, recharge as adults and just generally hang out together. With this in mind this is exactly what we did, we ate good food, had a BBQ {obviously}, drank a little wine and played with the boys.

We went for walks into the woods and around the lake and the boys made friends on site with other campers and caravanners. This made their time on the site a lot more enjoyable as they just wanted to play out together on their bikes, in the playground and on the bike track. 

It felt safe and secure for our boys to play out and we even managed to sit outdoors at the pub and enjoy a cool drink whilst the boys played.

During our stay we didnt venture off site at all as we made a conscious choice not to and after 3 whole days we felt well-rested and connected. We were lucky as the sun shone for us all weekend and with the campsite rules saying no noise after 10pm, that suited us well as we all had a restful nights sleep. 

In a nutshell

This site was quiet and was spaced out so you were not on top of one another and it was a relaxing space to come to with family, with the added bonus of lots to do, a small pub and restaurant and most of all friendly and helpful staff.