Hopleys Family Camping Park, Bewdley

Kathryn Whelan is always on the lookout for a top venue for a family camping trip and here is another of her finds. Hopleys Family Camping Park is situated about a mile outside of the small town of Bewdley in Worcestershire and offers spectacular views across the Severn Valley. She says its location makes it the perfect base from which to explore all that this splendid region has to offer.

Kathryn Whelan is always on the lookout for a top venue for a family camping trip and here is another of her finds. Hopleys Family Camping Park is situated about a mile outside of the small town of Bewdley in Worcestershire and offers spectacular views across the Severn Valley. She says its location makes it the perfect base from which to explore all that this splendid region has to offer.

Hopleys Family Camping Park 

The Site

Pitches here are mostly sloping, although the owner has terraced some parts of the site which has helped to level them out a little. People with limited mobility may find this site challenging due to the steep stairs leading up to the facility blocks.

Hopleys Family Camping Park 

The facilities are good with hot showers, privacy cubicles and a family/disabled person’s shower room. There is an outdoor washing up area and a small laundry room. Wi-Fi is available at a small charge.

Hopleys Family Camping Park Facilities

The reception area sells a small range of camping equipment, barbecue items, fishing gear and hires out fire pits. There is also an excellent onsite farm shop, a café and, at busy periods, The Pizza Shack opens to sell delicious rustic pizzas cooked to order.

Hopleys Family Camping Park Reception Area Hopleys Family Camping Park Pizza Shack 

Hopleys Family Camping Park BBQ Hopleys Family Camping Park Reception

There is a children’s playground. Occasionally, there is more sophisticated entertainment here, too, and one of the main events of the year is Hopfest Family Music Festival (12-13 June) showcasing some wonderful local talent.

Hopleys Family Camping Park Playground 

The area

There’s definitely plenty for everyone in this wonderful area. It’s a fairly easy walk down into the town of Bewdley, but it’s somewhat more difficult on the way back – although you could get a bus or a taxi if you prefer. The campsite has an arrangement with Bewdley Outdoors (LINK bewdleyoutdoors.co.uk) for bike hire but you have to book direct with the company rather than through reception. Bewdley is a small Georgian town on the banks of the River Severn, perfect to enjoy a stroll along the riverside. But it has a lot more to offer than just the river:

  • The Severn Valley Railway – runs around 16 miles between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth. Bewdley has its own station on the line.
  • West Midlands Safari Park – drive through many animal enclosures, including the lions. There are also live shows and family rides to enjoy.
  • Bewdley Museum – discover more about Bewdley and the surrounding areas and their crafts and trades. Plenty of interactive activities and demonstrations for young and old alike.
  • Rays Farm – great for the young ones. As well as the animals there is a new Activity Barn where you can get crafty if the weather isn’t so good.
  • Hartlebury Museum and Castle – the former home of the Bishops of Worcester now houses many displays depicting social history, travel and transport and even toys through time. Our children loved playing with some of the old toys here.
  • Bewdley Brewery – The real ale fans amongst you will enjoy a visit here and once you’ve seen how it’s done you can buy a beer or two from the shop.
  • If you fancy messing about in the water, try a Canoe Trip on the River Severn. Canoe UK Ltd offer day trips to suit all abilities, although the minimum age for this is 7 years.

Eating out

If you don’t fancy cooking, you can eat at the café or, when open, The Pizza Shack on site. Or for something a little more special, try The Hop Pole Inn. It’s a little pricey, but the food is excellent. Booking is highly recommended as they do get very busy. There are also many pubs, restaurants and cafes in Bewdley itself.

Hopleys Family Camping
Cleobury Road
Bewdley
Worcestershire
DY12 2QL
Web: hopleyscamping.co.uk
Tel: 01299 402173

Facilities

  • Approx 40 pitches with Electric hook-ups
  • Several non-serviced pitches
  • Chemical disposal points
  • Disabled facilities
  • Washing-up facilities
  • Gas bottle exchange
  • Fire pits for hire
  • Children’s play area
  • Licensed farm shop
  • Picnic area
  • Tipi’s and Shepherds Hut to hire
  • Wi-Fi at small extra cost
  • Tourism Information

    Web: visitnorthworcestershire.com/tourist-information.php
    Tel: 0845 6077819
    Address: Load Street, Bewdley, DY12 2AE

    Eat local

    The farm shop on site stocks everything you will need for your stay including freshly baked bread, cakes, locally produced meats and vegetables. They also sell locally produced beers and wines. There is also a Local Produce Market on the first Sunday of the month in Bewdley itself.

    Did you know?

    The current bridge spanning the river was designed by Thomas Telford and was built in 1798 after the previous bridge was destroyed by severe flooding in 1795.

    Read more about Wyre Forest here