Tudor Caravan Park, Gloucester

Kathryn Whelan found this hidden treasure tucked away at the rear of the car park for the Tudor Arms pub. Not only is it winner of the Cotswolds Holiday Park of the Year in 2014 (Gold award) but it also proved a friendly place from which to explore Gloucestershire. She says:

CAMPSITE REVIEWS – TUDOR CARAVAN PARK

Kathryn Whelan found this hidden treasure tucked away at the rear of the car park for the Tudor Arms pub. Not only is it winner of the Cotswolds Holiday Park of the Year in 2014 (Gold award) but it also proved a friendly place from which to explore Gloucestershire. She says:

The Site

The site is split into separate fields: one mostly hardstanding; one adults-only; one grass pitches; and one set aside for rallies. The pitches, which are level, well maintained and spacious, are allocated on arrival, although if you do have a preference the friendly owners will do their best to accommodate this. Although there is no formal play area for children, there is plenty of open space for them to play in.

Tudor Park Campsite, Gloucestershire  

Facilities here are lovely. There are two blocks containing showers, privacy cubicles and even a private suite. Although there isn’t a separate family room this suite does at least mean that one parent can take the children without having to squeeze into a small cubicle. The showers are the push button type but there is ample hot water.

Facilities at Tudor Park Campsite 

A laundry room, chemical disposal facilities and a dishwashing room complete the list but there is no shop on site – a small shop can be found across the road at the Boat House. A small tourist information room is located next to reception.

The Area

This site is situated just 800 yards from Slimbridge Wetlands Centre. Apart from the many species of birds and other wildlife here, you will also find plenty of things to do for the children and can even go on a canoe safari or have a go at paddling a coracle.

Tudor Park Campsite Canal View 

Tudor Caravan Park is also well placed to visit many nearby towns and attractions such as:

  • Bristol city centre. Apart from the obvious shopping, you can also pay a visit to Bristol docks and take a look at SS Great Britain
  • Around an hour away by car you can visit the seaside resort of Weston Super Mare. A large beach with traditional attractions such as donkey rides, a large pier and a Sea Life Centre can all be found here
  • The Gloucester and Sharpness Ship Canal – right next to the site, this canal links the River Severn to Gloucester Docks
  • Westonbirt Arboretum – with 17 miles of accessible paths, this arboretum has spectacular displays whatever time of year you visit
  • Cattle Country Adventure Park has many animals to see as well as lots of indoor and outdoor play equipment making it an ideal place to go whatever the weather
  • Visit Dr Jenner’s House, pioneer of the smallpox vaccine

Eating Out

A fish and chip van visits the site at weekends. For something a little more special, the Tudor Arms sells lovely home cooked food as well as local ales and cider. The Three Horseshoes at the nearby village of Frampton on Severn also serves good food and if you want to leave the car behind you can walk here along the canal

Details

Tudor Caravan Park
Shepherds Patch
Slimbridge
Gloucestershire
GL2 7BP
Web: tudorcaravanpark.com
Tel: 01453 890483

Facilities

  • 85 pitches, 75 with EH-U(16A)
  • Rally field
  • Laundry and dishwashing facilities
  • Chemical disposal and motorhome service point
  • Calor Gas and Campingaz available
  • Freezer facility
  • WiFi available

Tourist Information

Stroud Tourist Information, Subscription Rooms, George Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1AE
Web: stroud.gov.uk/docs/leisure.asp
LINK Tel: 01453 760960
Email: tic@stroud.gov.uk

Eat Local

As well as the honesty stall at the site entrance where you can buy fresh vegetables and eggs, Sunnyside Garden Centre and Farm Shop at the nearby village of Cam also sells local meats, fresh eggs and vegetables.

Did You Know?

In 1909, the nearby Purton Hulks was formed on the Gloucester and Sharpness canal – this was done by running old ships aground to form a tidal erosion barrier between the canal and the River Severn