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Rated ★★★★★ over 111 reviews
Great site with lovely hosts
Friendly welcome on arrival. Lovely and peaceful and plenty of space at this time of year. Great for walks with the dog. Facilities were great and very clean. We loved being able to use the firepit too. The only downside for us was an irresponsible dog owner letting his pugs approach people and on lead dogs (he claimed his dog was under control but from the minute they arrived all we heard was 'Peggy come here' as she charged across the field). We will definitely be back but hopefully won't meet Peggy again!
Great well organized campsite with a number of different pitching options. Beautiful lake and conservation area. Clean toilets and hot showers. Easy walk to Ledbury which is a great market town with some really old buildings. Market house Café in Ledbury has some lovely food as did "The nest" an independent deli and café about a mile away from the campsite.
Lovely staff, very friendly, calm settings ! Beautiful views , quiet and peaceful … toilets and showers very clean. Would 10000% recommend and stay again. Thank you !
Lovely clean site in quiet countryside
We had booked a 1 night stay lakeside with electric, 2 adults and a dog, on a Wednesday during a normal workweek. The site is lovely and clean, and we were greeted at reception by a lovely lady who explained the nearby things to do and general rules of the campsite. The pitch was lovely, though it would have been nice to have had the car next to the tent. The car needed to stay about 200 yards from the tent, and we had to use a trolley to haul our things back and fourth. Aside from this minor inconvenience, the views were lovely and it was quiet and tranquil. The loos and showers were nice and clean, and the firepit we rented was a nice touch. I would recommend a few bags of logs to anyone wanting a fire for more than 1-1.5 hrs. Overall a lovely stay, would go again!
Clean & Pleasant Campsite - with hot showers!
We took a lakeside pitch for 5 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Staff were lovely & very helpful. Campsite is clean and well kept. Amenities include hot showers and were cleaned twice a day.
Wonderful place to stay for the price
This place is excellent, the only reason I knocked off a star is because nowhere does it say that bedding and towels are not provided. The picture of the bunkhouse had four made up beds, in all the confirmation emails tand booking process there is no mention of the fact that you would need to provide your own linen and/or towels and that it's £10 to hire linen.
Fantastic site, friendly staff
We have been before and will come again! The site is clean and has great facilities. The team are friendly and nothing s too much trouble. amazing location to visit the surrounding area
Lovely ,calming environment. Great 1st experience for camping as a family. Well maintained grounds for pitches
A lovely campsite with friendly staff. Plenty of space to relax and explore on and around the campsite. Will definitely return.
A lovely, small, quiet, lakeside campsite. Highly Recommend!
This is such a lovely campsite. The staff were really welcoming and friendly, and the facilities were close by, clean, and had everything you needed. The toilet and shower facilities were great, really clean with cleaning products there and everyone made an effort to clean up after themselves. There's a fridge on site too so if you don't have an electric pitch, there's space to keep your milk etc. cold. We camped on the lakeside pitches which have a lovely view of the lake and were really quiet. Everyone respected the request to keep quiet between 10.30pm and 8am so everyone slept well. We'll definitely be going back!
Lovely campsite, very quiet and well looked after. We had a short break away for the weekend to test our dog out camping. On arrival the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We stayed in the Orchard and the only downside was it was on a slope! That’s it. The facilities are well looked after and the site is well tended. Would definitely recommend
We took our 4 year old granddaughter to Woodside for her first camping experience. She loved it, and so did we! The plots were well spaced, so we had plenty of privacy. The wash rooms, toilets and showers were nice and clean with plenty of hot water. All the staff were very friendly, and the lake was great for a refreshing dip. Would definitely return here.
After an exhausting year of working throughout the pandemic this was exactly what I needed! The grounds are well maintained, the toilet and shower facilities are immaculate and cleaned every evening. Absolutely loved renting the fire pit, that really made our evenings special and they were so reasonably priced (inc bag of logs). Everyone who works here was so polite and helpful if ever we stopped to ask anything. The families had so much fun on the pond, swimming and boarding and was so great to see old fashioned innocent fun. Beautiful site tucked away but less than 10minutes from the main road to everywhere. Everyone here was very respectful of eachother, dogs had a designated play area so your Fido doesn’t get to miss out on the fun which was perfect as intentionally wanted somewhere to bring my pooch. A few camp rules which is to be expected but in no way does it disturb or spoil anyone’s stay, more to ensure people’s safety which is very responsible. Was allowed to arrive from midday which is a good time to set everything up and enjoy the first evening. Local shops within a 5minutes drive (Tesco/Aldi) means you can get all your needs for feeding the troops. I camped on the electric pitch and was easy to set up, got to choose where we wanted to pitch and no dramas at all. Quieter times between 22:30-08:00 which was nice to settle down and relax and everyone stuck to this which was great. Grounds keepers patrol during the evening for added guest safety. My first experience camping and it was just amazing! So much better than I expected and this campsite definitely made it a success for me, thank you to all the staff who work so hard to maintain it for everyone, a very reasonably priced stay which didn’t break the bank for our little much needed get away. Will definitely visit again!
Beautiful, friendly site
My puppy, kids and I stayed in Bunk House 1 - as an alternative to camping - and thank goodness we did, it tipped it down the whole trip! I have spent more per night on tent pitches than on this accommodation - so using muddy grass as my comparison, this accommodation was fantastic, it was warm and dry and clean and the room had a huge foot print. If you were to compare with a luxury lodge, I think you'd be disappointed - the decoration and furniture is basic, the walls aren't much thicker than canvas, the high level windows prevent you seeing the view, the metal construction means hot sun equals a very hot interior - but you'd have a lot less cash left in your wallet!
Perfect campsite for myself and my toddler!
Lovely kept site that I’ll definitely be returning too. Perfect distance from a day at the beach!
Lovely Camp Site! Perfect for a weekend away! Only wish we could have stayed longer
Loved the lake, and the grounds
A beautifully kept campsite with an amazing setting. Our kids spent all day playing in the swimming pond. Loved every minute we will definitely be back.
Great for 4 legged friends with festival feel.
Great site for camping and small campervans. The lake was very a real treat in the scorching heat. Perfect for dogs as plenty of space to roam round the smaller lakes and footpaths lead from the bottom of the site. Easy walk into Ledbury which is a really interesting small town with lots of independent shops , culture and a walk through a lovely wood from near the church. Facilities are clean and do the job but got pretty stuffy in the heat , which not always be an issue!! Relaxed feel for families and adults. Also a good base for excellent walking in the Malverns, Wye and woodland.
Lovely, relaxed camping holiday
We have a young dog and a toddler so 'relaxed' is not a word we expected to use about a camping holiday but this was perfect. We stayed in a standard pod which took stress out of set up and pack down and my parents stayed on an electric pitch so we spent the days hanging out with them. Very dog friendly and staff were lovely. Had so much fun swimming in the lake and watching the ducks. A perfect summer holiday and we can't wait to come back. Thanks Woodside!
Friendly,fun,relaxing and excellent value.
Beautiful grounds. Facilities were spotlessly clean and staff were really helpful and friendly. Really nice atmosphere hereand we shall definitely return.
VW camper van stay
We stayed at the cidermill pitch with electric hook up. Lovely site set between woodland and rolling fields. Warm welcoming on arrival. Nice, clean and well-kept site with a great family feel and the lake is a real bonus for kids. Only (very) slight downside was that the field wasn’t 100% level (we took levelling blocks which worked perfectly) and if you’re looking for somewhere quieter this might be a bit lively for you. Less than 10mins to Ledbury so a great location and lovely scenic walks straight off the campsite. Added to our list of somewhere to return.
Great no frills campsite
We were here for a 3 night midweek break. Campsite very quiet, for 2 of the night's. Toilets and showers basic but clean with plenty of hot water. Very relaxed site with very friendly owners. Unfortunately for us we had been out for the day on our last day and returned at around 8pm. There was a large group of families who had pitched up opposite us, which would have not been a problem had they not allowed their children to play and scream outside of our camper until midnight!
Booking to come back!
A beautiful campsite, with fantastic facilities! The cleanest toilets and showers i've seen at a campsite, ever! Very laid back and relaxed, you get to choose your own pitch, friendly staff. Close to lots of country walks, or just a short drive away to the more popular walks. Don't go here just to wild swim though, the lake is very dirty, as you would expect at your local pond. Nevertheless, it is beautiful, and there is more than one, all with ducks, ducklings and huge friendly carp that come right up to the surface. Would definitely come back to camp here again!
Response from Woodside Country Park
Thank you for your lovely review - so pleased about the showers and toilets - we do work hard at making sure they are super clean! With regards to our wild swimming - yep it is a very muddy looking lake, our red Herefordshire mud makes sure of that! (please don't come with your white bikini!!), and know that this isn't to everyone's taste! But we would like to just say that it is fed from a borehole and water runs in and runs out, so it is not stagnant water, and you can swim with the ducks, ducklings and the fish!! Thanks again for your review and look forward to welcoming you back.
Lovely family campsite
This was our first successful camping trio due to last year being cut short because of a storm! We absolutely loved it we arrived Thursday afternoon and thought it was great we got to pick which pitch we wanted. Went with the one with the best views! Thought the toilet and shower facilities were great, only criticism would be maybe need a way to show its locked from outside as had many times when inside someone would try the door and yo see if open and when in the shower, makes you panic a bit! We loved the picturesque setting and the lovely peaceful walks around the site. Unfortunately the kids wasn't able to catch anything I their nets and we couldn't find any of the fairy doors. Another thing we thing could be better was the 'shop' was a very limited amount on offer would've been nice to have some local ice creams or cakes or something similar. Was great how close to town it was too we even had a takeaway delivered to the site using just eat. Would definitely recommeng site to others
Family Fun at Woodside
We've just had our first weekend at Woodside Country Park, we camped in the Cider Mill field and between four families we had nine young children. We will definitely be going back this summer. The staff are friendly, helpful and kept the facilities extremely clean. It's a really beautiful spot with lovely walks and views. The Lake was perfect for swimming, paddleboarding or inflatables. Our only suggestion would be to build a sand or stone digging and paddling area for the little ones at the lake. Shelley Hughes
Great location. Incredibly peaceful and relaxing. Staff were so helpful. Toilets and showers were clean and water was hot. Washing up stations were spacious and clean. Within a few minutes drive of a supermarket.
Relaxing, chilled out. Family friendly.
Great site. Could choose our own pitch. Really relaxed feel to it. Lovely lake and area to walk dogs. Perfect for those who have paddle boards and fish. The showers were really lovely, clean and hot. Happily return there. The only issue we had was a a few people had dogs off leads. (We had two dogs both harnessed and attached to the ground. One owner let their dog approach and had no control of their dog which frightened our dog who was sitting on my daughter's lap. (Very irresponsible owner). This perhaps needs to be something all dog owners are reminded of at check in? Loved the fire pit. Great site. Lovely and quiet and relaxing stay.
Response from Woodside Country Park
Thank you for your review and we're sorry you had to experience this. We will indeed make sure all rules are explained on check in, and hope that this helps.
Hope to welcome you back again
Easy camping in the Bunkhouse
It was so fantastic as we were only coming for 3 nights, to use the bunkhouse. Basic but had everything we needed without the hassle of bringing all the gear. Gorgeous place, beautiful views, very tidy and clean. Friendly and helpful owners. The lake was brilliant fun, the kids loved it, and kept them entertained for hours. Combined with stunning scenery and surroundings. We'll definitely be back.
Beautiful Chilled Campsite
We've just come back from Woodside with a group of friends - and we wish we were still there. The owners are so friendly and welcoming. The facilities were easy to access and very clean. We loved the pond - and the fact that we could swim in it! We also loved that fire pits are allowed.. proper camping! The views and local wildlife (dawn chorus!) are fabulous. We will definitely be back again!
Wonderful place we will be back!
We have just returned from a long weekend with friends and their families, a fabulous site with great facilities and perfect for children and adults alike! We will definitely be back again, thanks for a wonderful stay!
Wonderful stay - highly recommended
Lovely people, great facilities, kept very clean. Setting is wonderful. We have been twice and will book again for next year.
What a great campsite! Daisy (age 2) loved her first camping trip, the lake is great for fishing with her net, and the site is perfect to explore. Toilets are fab - clean, individual rooms with toilet, sink and shower and with a proper locking door really made a difference to our experience. Friendly people, loads of space, mini shop for things you've forgotten (gas, for us!) All make Woodside country park a favourite of ours. Big thumbs up from us! We'll be coming again!
Perfect and tranquil
We stayed it a pod. They were surprisingly spacious and warm. The shared facilities were clean and tidy and the shower was really nice to use. Warmly welcomed. The location was beautiful. We could hear the birds in the woods behind the hut and got to see the fish jumping in the pond the other side of the site. Exactly what we needed and will definitely visit again.
A wonderful stay!
We've just returned from a wonderful stay at the Woodside camp side having stayed at on the lake side view sight. We arrived on Friday night with a warm welcome from the staff. They couldn't do enough to accommodate and we made use of the new festival trolleys making the short walk from the car park with our things very easy! The views are lovely, with the beautiful lake and picturesque Malvern hills in the distance. Facilities were perfect for us. Showers and toilets were cleaned regularly and meant we could have a warm shower after a rather cold dip in the lake. I suggest you take wet suits if you're wanting to go for a swim! Although we didn't use the electric hook up, this was a helpful addition. The toilet area is well lit and the washing up facilities made our camping experience so much easier. On the whole, the sight was spacious and had great little trails to explore. It was family friendly and we loved the 'Meadows' feel! We enjoyed a walk through the orchard just a short walk from the site. I would also recommend saying hello to the sheep in the field next door, they were very friendly. We had a great time, relaxing around the fire pit we had rented (another great service). We loved the meeting the dogs of our fellow campers but would ask that they clear up their dog poo next time. We can't wait to return soon!
We arrived in torrential rain but we’re met with a lovely warm welcome. We had our campervan on the cider mill electric hook up. We were told to chose our pitch which was perfect for us. The toilet and shower block were very clean especially considering the rain and mud being dragged in. I saw the block being cleaned 3-4 times a day. The lake is peaceful and pretty we didn’t swim but some brave people did! The rules of quiet time were observed by all. A lovely little campsite that we would certainly visit again
Great place to stay, had wonderfull time.
Stayed over the bank holiday weekend, the site is lovely with a stunning on-site pond. It was close to the Malvern Hills which was why we stayed but overall a great campsite. Will be returning.
Friendly and welcoming staff!
We stayed for 2 nights in one of their pods, and the location plus the service were superb. There is easy access to the toilets and washroom, and a good supply of drinking water as well. Hands down to the staff who were very friendly and accommodating, from the moment we arrived till we left. Will surely come back to try their lodges and cabins in the future.
Response from Woodside Country Park
yay thanks for your message, its sooooo lovely to be able to start welcoming visitors back and seeing them enjoy our park, and we would love to see you again soon. Stay safe and enjoy the summer.
Peaceful with a great view.
We stayed here for three nights just as lockdown was easing. Due to the toilet and shower blocks having to remain closed we were one of only 3 other families in the field so we had a beautiful uninterrupted view of the lake and hills beyond, and lots of space for our children to play. It's a lovely site with a nice lake to swim in; we didn't, as it was quite chilly, but other families did brave the cold. The owners were very friendly and helpful, and the site is well placed for visiting the Forest of Dean, the river Wye and the Malvern hills. We would stay again but our only gripe was the lack of facilities for recycling. There appeared to be different bins but no obvious signs to inform you about what could be recycled and where it should go.
Response from Woodside Country Park
Thank you so much for your lovely comments - With regards to our rubbish and recycling, I'm sorry you couldn't see the signs explaining our policy, we will make sure they are more prominent - but we ask that all general rubbish is tied up in black bins bags and then all recycling is loose in the bins, when the bins are collected it is all sorted back at their dedicated recycling centre. We did use separate bins, but it all gets collected into the same lorry and sorted later! We are multiple David Bellamy Gold Award winners and can assure you it is very important to us. But we appreciate your feedback and will definitely review our signage. We do hope you can come and see us again sometime. Many thanks
Exactly the tonic needed post lockdown
What a pure gem of a rural campsite. A faultless stay over in a quiet rural setting. Beautiful grounds to wander in and only a short bike ride to ledbury to window shop! Clean and tidy motorhome site, with a really friendly reception. I was able to just book the one night rather than the obligatory two night stay which was refreshing. Certainly noted in our list of revisit sites in the future.
Response from Woodside Country Park
We are so pleased to have been able to welcome visitors again - and are delighted you had a lovely time, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Lovely weekend break
Lovely quiet site, easy check in and facilities on your doorstep. What should have been an Easter break, due to lockdown, became Halloween break. The family pod is a perfect size for a family of 5. Not many places where you can get accommodation for 5, thank you. We loved walking around the site and had a spooky Halloween walk making leaf wands. The pods are so cosy and warm. Lots to see locally and within a 30 min drive. Could do with another bench table for families but we took our own. Other than that, great site and hope to return again soon camping.
Excellent facilities, quiet, good customer services
Stayed here in a camper van for 3 nights during a storm. Very quiet, toilets and showers really clean, well marked one way system due to COVID. Advice on arrival to move to a different field than selected on line due to very heavy rain off a very friendly, helpful member of staff. Then left to our own devices for the weekend. Perfect, despite the inclement conditions
Fantastic camping park in beautiful surroundings
Booked a weekend here and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Reception staff were ever so welcoming and extremely helpful. Camp was spacious and very well looked after. Excellent and very clean facilities and set in a lovely part of the UK. Absolutely great all round and brilliant base for the Malvern Hills if you want to go for walks. Would stay here again 100%.
Amenities were always clean staff very friendly and helpful had a great pitch in the orchid field with a gorgeous view felt very relaxed would definitely recommend here and will definitely be coming back
Our stay at Woodside was fabulous with beautiful surroundings and great facilities. The reception staff were lovely and we all had a great weekend. Would definitely recommend.
Great site for the family
We have just come back from a weekend at Woodside and had a great time. The site was quite busy, but there were plenty of clean showers, toilets and washing up sinks. The swimming lake was great fun and the hire of fire pits on site was great. As it got dark, lots of people lit their fire pits and we sat toasting marshmallows and watching the stars come out. We’ll definitely be back.
I’ve just returned from here. It exceeded all my expectations. Great location, site is clean and the grounds are amazing for walks around. Staff went above and beyond and were just super friendly, we loved it!!
Good friendly site
Stayed 4-7 September and had a good time. Everyone seemed friendly and although there did seem to be alot of people on site, social distancing was generally adhered to, although there were a few who decided not to follow guidelines. I would like to see more signs and thought gone into this on the site. The site itself is great, although not as big as i thought it was going to be. Being able to have fires and electric is a plus. There are also chemical loo disposal points. We pitched close to the hedge and it would be great to see it trimmed a little so that the views would be visible. Would stay again
Our short stay in one of the pods at Woodside Country Park was wonderful. The accommodation was clean, the reception staff were incredibly helpful going the extra mile for us. The site itself is beautiful and well maintained with a family friendly atmosphere. All precautions were taken regarding the current situation with Covid. This little break was just what we needed. We will definitely be returning!
Great atmosphere, extremely helpful staff within clean tidy beautiful grounds.
We booked into the bunkhouse and was really surprised at how great it was. We had everything we needed and had a great few nights sleep. Swan in the extremely cold jetty pond. Had a paddle round in an inflatable kayak too. The other guests were a great crowd too throughout the site. I'd recommend this for dog owners too as they're very welcome here. All in all a great short break. I will be coming back again soon Hmm December pond swimming?
Our stay at woodside was fabulous, beautiful surroundings great facilities and the fishing was brilliant
Beautiful relaxed campsite.
Beautiful place for a site. The atmosphere was relaxed and everyone kept to the quiet times between 10 and 8 even though it was a busy bank holiday weekend. The swimming pond was a big hit with the kids and there was plenty of room for ball games. The fire pits were great and lovely to gather around in the evening. The loos were lacking in paper a couple of times hence 4 instead of 5 stars. As I say it was busy though.
Spent one night in the bunkhouse, everything seemed well organised & of good quality. The pool at the bottom of the site is a nice feature. Ledbury is pretty if rather sleepy. If you're driving into Malvern check out Malvern hills vintage, it's an Aladin's cave.
Couldn’t of asked for more!
Lovely campsite suitable for all ages. Staff were friendly, helpful and spot on for ensuring the site was clean throughout our stay (we all felt very safe!) Brill location in the countryside for walks but close enough to the town and shops. Would definitely return!
Good campsite near to Ledbury.
Staff were very friendly. Site is situated in lovely surroundings within walking distance of Ledbury. Good spacious pitches. Toilets and showers clean and care taken to ensure good level of hygiene. Availability of fire pits an added bonus.
Woodside is a really well-run site - super clean facilities, good Covid measures in place, and really warm and welcoming. We loved being able to have a firepit, and walk around the ponds and meadows. Storm Francis was pretty terrifying but we and the tent survived! We love the local area and hope to come back.
Woodside is the perfect getaway location. Ideally located for access to the malvern hills and also anywhere along the river wye. Perfectly set up for covid with one way system for the toilets and hand sanitiser and clean toilets and showers. The lakes were great to walk the dogs around with adequate poop bins. The over the phone checkin limited contact for covid and was more than willing to be helpful and explained how things worked. It seemed great for families as plenty of space for the kids to play and the lake to swim in. The only downside was it was unclear when the toilets/showers were in use without trying all the handles as there was no clear marker from the outside but despite this it was very good value for money with the electric hookup included. Would definately stay here again.
Great area, campsite and people!
Really friendly people who were very accommodating. We paid the extra to have a gazebo but we ended up not being able to get our hands on one. So when we arrived, we were kindly given an extra bag of logs instead. They also gave us a newspaper and box of matches to help us start our fire pit. Theubdidnt have to do this as it was our own forgetfulness, but it made us feel very welcomed and looked after. The toilets were nice and well kept, the area around the lake and ponds were really lovely to explore and so was the conservation area. We chose to explore the malvern hills nearby which we would recommend! Had a lovely couple of nights stay and we picked out with the weather!
Fantastic family fun
A lovely campsite with a relaxed atmosphere. Plenty of room to run around and play games. The swimming lake was a big plus. The staff were friendly and helpful at all times.
We had a lovely 3 night stay here, very pretty and peaceful. Kids had a lovely time running free. The faculties are great, clean individual washrooms which are very to use. We were going to add some extra nights but our tent sprung a few leaks 🙈 We will be back.
Lovely quiet site with good facilities
Relaxed site with self selected pitches and plenty of electrical hookups for our campervan. The upper field is the quietest but also on a slope which you have to be careful of. The lower field is much larger and more lively, but everyone respected the night time quietness rules. Interesting conversation area and a pond for kids to swim in. Loads of space for ball games and frisbees etc. Clean toilets and showers, and plenty of both. Staff are friendly and helpful. Hadn’t stayed in the area before but we found plenty of lovely walking and cycling opportunities.
Wonderful quiet stay
We stayed from 8/8 to 13/8, hotest days of the year and Woodside was perfect. The lake was just what we needed. We pitched in Orchard fields and had so much space and much needed shade. The field is on a slope but this was worth it for the view. We enjoyed both a lovely walk into Ledbury and a cycle ride round the quiet roads. Staff were lovely and helpful, only comment would be that the toilets and showers could do with updating although they were clean it would be nice to have more space to do your teeth and space for wash bags etc. We will definitely be back.
We stayed in the Orchard which was a very quiet small field. We loved our little spot and had a fantastic weekend. The only one thing that annoyed us were the pesky flies but I suppose that's the price you pay for staying in a pretty Orchard. The rest of the campsite was great. There's good dog walking in and around the site. Lovely swimming lake and beautiful little ponds, we loved the ponds behind the lodges. The staff were super friendly and helpful and we are so grateful for their help jump-starting our van. We will definitely stay again.
Perfect relaxing getaway
After working all through the Covid pandemic as Nurses, me and 3 of my colleagues were desperate for a night away to relax, unwind and have a change of scenery - we stumbled upon woodside country park, and hit the jackpot. Social distancing could be and was maintained at all times thanks to the planning of the staff that work there, as well as the amount of space and land thats the park has to explore and enjoy. The facitilies were all clean, and the accomodation much bigger and more comfortable than expected. We had a lovely relaxing time filled with laughs, and would definitely visit again. Thank you!
Beautiful Park with great views
From the moment we arrived the hosts were very welcoming, an absolute beautiful country park. Amazing log cabins, very clean and spacious facilities. Nearby supermarkets if you need supplies. Great for walking, swimming or just relaxing. Will definitely be going back
Love everything about this place!
Had a fantastic 4 night stay here, camping in Cidermill West. Friendly welcome, pick your own pitch, toilets and showers clean, excellent washing up facilities. Countryside walks from the site. The grounds and lakes are beautifully kept. Swimming in the lake was an absolute joy (very hot weather). So much space around we sat under trees in the grounds to read and didn't see another soul for hours. Just a brilliant site all round.
We have just spent 2 lovely nights camping on Cider Mil East. The lake was an absolute godsend during the heatwave! The children spent most of the time happily swimming there. What a find! The only downside was the toilets and showers were not cleaned on the second day (12/08/20). This was particularly worrying during the current situation. Having said that, we are looking forward to returning and exploring the area further.
Response from Woodside Country Park
I am so sorry to read this, we did have a problem with staff, but were not made aware of it until later in the day when immediately we acted and sorted it out, so please, please, another time if you see a problem like this please let us know, we are sorry again and hope you can come and see us another time.
Perfect apart from the large groups
This campsite was absolutely delightful (we also rented a pod but this had no room anywhere for cooking if you also wanted to sit somewhere so I would not recommend those). The camping field was so pleasant and the short walk into Ledbury through an orchard was lovely. We stayed a week and every night until the last was utterly peaceful. On the Friday however several really large groups arrived and one chose to park their cars beside our tent and pitch literally inches from where we slept. They proceeded to shout raucously to one another until 1am when someone finally told them to stop, but we had had no sleep until then and if we hadn't been leaving the next day would have had to move our entire tent and contents elsewhere. It is such a shame about this as in every other way we had loved this campsite.
Response from Woodside Country Park
Thank you for your valued feedback, and we are sorry that your last night with us was so noisy, we did speak to the party twice on that evening, and they haven't made any noise since! Also I wish you had spoken to us about the extra cars, as we have plenty of space for them to park elsewhere away from the camping, and we would have been only too happy to ask them to do this. We only hope you can come and see us another time, this is not typical of our site. Sorry
Fun few days
Lovely location close to Ledbury - a really nice small town to wander in. We walked in the Malvern Hills, which are beautiful. The campsite was set up well for the Covid-19 requirements, with hand sanitiser, phoning on arrival etc. Toilets and showers were cleaned regularly and were good quality.
a great site for walking,fishing,open water swimming,camp fires,bbq,s,nice toilet shower blocks,sanitizer provided. and i have to be honest the rules were adhered to during our stay it went nice and quiet after 10 30 people sitting round drinking eating and chatting. You are allowed to choose your own pitch so we had one with a fabulous view across the fields. Yes i would recommend and yes would stay there again
Lovely relaxing weekend
We had a fantastic weekend here. The swimming lake was brilliant for the kids and the woodland and surrounding walks kept us busy for the weekend. The boys loved a bit of pond dipping. The toilets are on a one way system. In the Cider Mill field there are individual toilets, most with shower wet rooms incorporated. The disabled/family shower room was perfect for showering off the boys after swimming in the lake. We didn’t have to queue (probably because we showered in the afternoons). The shop is officially closed but you can buy firewood, hire fire pits, buy marshmallows, sweets, ice lollies and fishing nets (the bright coloured seaside kind). We didn’t have a problem with noise. Fantastic site we would definitely visit again!
Relaxing break in a lovely site
The swimming lake was what made the site special. We swam every day. Allowing fire pits is a plus, and really is an essential for us. The ‘quiet time’ at half 10 was a bit early for us, I guess our kids are used to getting to sleep with us chatting on in other camp sites. Would definitely return.
Great spot - but noisy
The location is perfect, the pitches are excellent and the facilities are reasonable and well maintained. Our only issue was the noise. Despite it clearly saying that 10:30 pm is time for silence (half an hour too late in my opinion anyway) both nights we were there it was excessively noisy well beyond 11:30pm. I think it is just a function of it being such a large, child-friendly site that seems to encourage big groups. In retrospect it was probably our fault for choosing this over a smaller more peaceful one. For this reason it isn’t a place we will return to, but I can see why others come back year after year - it is horse for courses I guess 🤷🏻♂️.
Pandemic Get away
After the last few months being in a pandemic this break was needed. Alot of people fear going away at the moment due to Covid, but I can honestly say I felt safe! hand sanitizer was always replenished, soap in every toilet, facilities where clean all the time! The staff where amazing! The campsite its self is just beautiful, very clean and organised! I booked a camping pod which I absolutely loved! but my friends camped, we all had such an amazing weekend, the kids where able to swim in the lake onsite, whilst swimming the fish made there way to them where they allowed us to feed them bread, it was such an amazing experience for the children, we went round the conservation area which was just beautiful and full of wild life! I cant say a single bad word about our weekend away. On the evening we was able to rent a fire pit, which most campsites dont allow! but Woodside does! this for me just made our camping feel like proper camping, the children could roast marshmallows and sit round the fire, this is how camping should be enjoed and Woodside made that happen in every aspect! The staff provided us with so much information about the nearest shops if needed, walks we can go on, local things in the area. We have made some amazing memories this weekend and we was all sad to leave, but will 100% be booked up as soon as we can for another memory making weekend!
Couldn't have asked for more
A great stay! Couldn't have asked for more. A beautiful spot, surrounded by greenery and a lovely little lake which you can purchase a fishing ticket for. Plenty of room to pitch and hook up. Facilties on site were nearby and in top condition, very well maintained. Staff always nearby and on hand to help, not that we needed any, everything was well explained on check in. Fire pits ready for hire, firewood available for purchase ; bricks on hand to cater for the grass. A coin operated washing machine and drier on site to use, showers, toilets and washing up sinks available. Fire extinguishers nearby too. Chemical waste disposal and plenty of drinking water taps around. Shout out to fellow campers Gordon and Tracey who gave us lots of tips on arrival, lovely community. Plenty to do, enjoyed the on site conservation area, we set a hammock up and relaxed in the stillness with the sound of the of the water trickling down by the pond. Eastnor Castle and the stunning grounds are well worth a visit. Absolutely exquisite. Many walks around, we chose a short woodland trail around Dog Wood, up by the Market House or "building on stilts". Glorious views as well as mystic paths coved by trees and vegetation. Definitely be back for more, as there is more to see and do!
Great family site.
Just back from a 3 night break at Woodside Country Park which we have thoroughly enjoyed. We had an electric pitch on Cider Mill East field. We loved that you can choose your own pitch. We had a fantastic view over the site to the fields and hills in the distance. The site is perfect for families, with a lake for wild swimming, and loads of paces for children to run around. Over the road, where the lodges are is a conservation area which is beautiful and very peaceful. The showers are hot, and even with the covid guidance in place we didn't have a problem getting a shower or loo when we needed to. The toilets are cleaned regularly, but despite notices about children using them without an adult present, were sometimes the worse for wear. Parents fault not the site managers Helen and Gill, who are unfailingly helpful and friendly. You can hire a fire pit for £5.00 a night which many did, and BBQs are fine too. I think if we visit again we will do so outside of school holidays, when I'm sure it will be even more peaceful. All in all I recommend this site to anyone who enjoys camping in the country with the convenience of a town nearby. Ledbury is a lovely quaint town, literally a few minutes up the road by car. We walked it one day, and took a route on a public footpath through an orchard and fields which was very pleasant. The only minor points I would make is that the road through the site is dusty when dry, and some drivers drove too quickly and kicked up a lot of dust. Maybe a speed limit sign may help?. Also I wondered if recycling bins could be marked clearly, as everything seemed to be put into general wast bins. Other than that the site is fabulous.
Well organised site in beautiful setting
A lovely campsite in a beautiful setting with well maintained facilities. The owners were very efficient at responding to emails. Our two boys (age 5 and 3) loved exploring the ponds and toasting marshmallows on the firepit. It was our first camping experience as a family of five and our only regret is not booking an extra night or two! We will definitely return soon.
Lovely place but would not recommend the bunk house.
The site itself was stunning. It was clean and well maintained. The staff members we spoke to were all really friendly & helpful. We stayed in the bunkhouse but unfortunately I wouldn’t recommend due to the noise. We were in room 1 which is directly above the stairs, communal area & showers. To say it was loud would be an understatement, we could hear other guests walking up the stairs and slamming the doors gone 10.30 pm. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem but we had 2 small children that went to bed fairly early and they were constantly being disturbed by the banging. Maybe some carpet or possible sound proofing on the stairs and hallways would fix this, something to stop the door slamming would also be useful. We would visit again but we’d have to give the bunk house a miss which is a shame as the concept is great.
Excellent site in a lovely location
Lovely spacious site, with the fishing ponds providing a haven for wildlife e.g. kingfishers, large carp, buzzards etc. Plenty of electric hook ups, toilets, showers, hot water and facilities for BBQ/fires. The only very minor gripe was the lack of instructions on how to lock the toilet doors!
Response from Woodside Country Park
Oh no - thanks for your review - we will see what we can do about that - all our signs seem to fall off due to the humid environment in the shower rooms, but many thanks for the feedback! Hope we can see you again though!
One night stay
Lovely campsite owners friendly let you pitch where you want nice lake for swimming and fishing good walks surrounding camosite
Just returned from a great short stay, so much we added an extra night onto our stay. Was anxious about being aware after lockdown but the break was just what we needed. Checking in was very simple, we had a great pitch with plenty of space to social distance. Great area for the kids to play so they weren't all in top of one another. Toilets and showers were regularly cleaned with ample sanitizer stations. It was a great break from the reality at the moment and felt perfectly safe the whole time we were there. Would definitely recommend.
Great little camp site
Great camp site with facilities to match. Staff all really nice and approachable with helps. Lovely lake in which to swim and play (little cold even on a hot day but that's to be expected). Bbqs and fire pits allowed which we liked and close enough to civilization to get to a supermarket for some cold beers. All in all a great place. Will stay again.
A great campsite - we loved it!
Superb! This is a great campsite, well run & organised with excellent facilities. With lock down easing it was essential to find a place where hygiene and safety were considered seriously & happily that's the case here with toilets & showers kept very clean & the bonus of nice hot showers. There's a lovely large wild flower area with small ponds & a large pond for kids to swim & play. Campfires are allowed which is fun. There are lovely views and no road traffic noise. We had a great time staying here and I recommend this place highly
Response from Woodside Country Park
Thanks for your lovely review, so pleased you enjoyed yourselves, hope we can see you again sometime
Had a really lovely stay here, the contact less check in worked really well. Plenty of space on the field and the grounds are really spacious too. Kids loved swimming in the lake and exploring the woodland areas, then roasting marshmallows over the hired firepit. Toilets and showers were clean and plenty of hot water throughout the stay. Would definitely return!
Peaceful family camping in an idyllic setting
We loved our stay at Woodside Country Park, the site was very calm and relaxing and the views were stunning. The grounds were great for the kids to explore, don't forget your swimming costumes for a dip in the lake!
Fantastic facilities and service
We were a little apprehensive about booking so soon after lockdown but decided to take the risk and it totally paid off. The Park owners are so lovely and welcoming and couldn't have been more brilliant. Everything was so clean and well maintained, other campers were very respectful of each others space also. The open water swimming was fabulous, the fairy woods, the space (not hundreds all cramed in as I've experienced in some parks) the children loved it, fire pits to ward off the cold, and relative silence after 10.30pm meant a peaceful sleep. I’ve been recommending to everyone since our return.
Response from Woodside Country Park
Thank you so much for your review, we too were apprehensive with our first weekend after lockdown, all our customers were lovely and so supportive to us, this review means so much. Thank you and hope we can see you again.
Brilliant few days
Really lovely people, gorgeous place. Perfect for families. Plenty to explore. Nice clean, warm facilities. Will definitely visit again.
Wonderful Facilities and excellent location
Booked for a few post-lockdown days away. The staff were friendly and welcoming, and the facilities were brilliant and kept spotlessly clean. Highly recommended for a quiet camping getaway!
Lovely little place, we stayed in on of the pods just for one night as a last minute getaway. The place is beautiful, the staff there were really friendly and helpful - even offering us late check out. We couldn't have asked for anything more and will definitely be back. Thank you!
Great campsite, beautiful views across the fields and good facilities. Great for wild swimming in the pond. Grounds very well kept and staff lovely and friendly.
Wild swimming pool and freedom to choose where to pitch.
A great first camping trip
We’ve just enjoyed a lovely first camping trip as a family of 4. The site was very clean especially the inside toilet/shower block. It was great having hot showers and the washing up facility was great too. The staff were very helpful. Views were fantastic. Overall a successful first camping trip!
Just spend a sunny bank holiday weekend at Woodside. The children loved exploring and running about. Plenty of space to do so. Very friendly staff and overall a very relaxed feel. We will come again.
Nice little site
Really good facilities and super clean. Small site but with flexibility in the spacing so you don't feel hemmed in. Didn't get to use the lake, but seemed really popular with everybody else on the hot bank holiday weekend!
Helpful and friendly staff. Good location - lots to do in the local area. Amenities were spotless.
A great place to meet up with friends
We stayed a few nights in our camper van and met up with friends. We chose the site for its location as it was nearly equidistant for all of us. I was really pleased with the beauty and spacious parkland and also a proper hot shower in the morning! There were tents and kids and dogs and lots of little fire pits in the evening dotted about. However there was a lovely relaxing atmosphere throughout our stay as there were no ‘wallies’ on the site. Just how camping should be. Thank you.
Peacefull friendly stay
We stayed in Pod 1 for 3 nights On arriving at reception we were given a friendly greeting shown to our pod given a map of the site and shown where all facilities were . Showers and toilets all clean and working Having use of a fridge and freezer too was an added bonus . The site is beautifully maintained and so lovely and quiet just what we were looking for . The staff are very friendly Hire of a fire pit on site is an added bonus too if you suddenly get the urge to toast marshmallows...the supplies are available in the reception shop Overall would definitely return enjoyed our stay perfect peaceful place to visit .
Peacefull friendly stay
We stopped in Pod 1 for 3 nights On arriving we went to reception and received the warmest of welcomes were shown to our pod given a map of the site and given a full run down of where facilities were and what was available The use of the fridge and freezer in the lower part of the bunk house was an added bonus too Showers and toilets all clean well maintained with use of a washing machine and dryer if needed . The hire of a fire pit was great for the spur of the moment wanting to toast marshmallows moment with supplies available in reception too . The owner ( lady) sorry can't remember her name was really helpful and friendly would definitely return Perfect peaceful relaxing stay .
Lovely quiet stay
My husband and I stayed in a camping pod whilst 3 of our friends stayed in a room in the bunk house. We all preferred the pods because the bunk house was simply too hot. Very little air can enter through the tiny windows meaning it wasn't possible to spend any time in there during the day and sleeping was difficult for them. The pods were spacious for 2 people and located directly in front of the toilet block which was convenient. The site itself is in a lovely quiet location and has beautiful well kept grounds. We were able to catch many fish from the ponds just a short walk from our pod. We also enjoyed visiting the charming town of Ledbury with numerous boutique shops and pubs, though note you do need a car for the trip because the roads near to the camp site are too narrow and dangerous to go by foot.
We visited as a family of 4 as first foray into camping and weren't disappointed. The fields were clean and we'll maintained. There were plenty of toilets, showers and washing up areas that were practical and clean. The fridge and freezer were a nice touch. My husband and son loved the fishing and caught loads of roach and carp. Loved the amount of space available to camp and play in. Overall a great camp, thank you.
Nice weekend stay for the summer
We enjoyed the whole area very much, also the swimming in the dam. It is a very peaceful, green and lush site. We didn't enjoy the bunkhouse so much, as it had very little circulation and we couldn't go inside it during the day. There are just very small windows high up with no view, so you couldn't really spend time in them. It was way too hot as well due to the lack of circulation. There were also a lot of flies. Maybe invest in fly traps/ lights. I don't think we will book it again, unless it becomes really nice to live in them. We would rather book the pods next time.
Great family site
We’ve stayed twice now with 2 children aged 7 and 3 and each time it’s been great. The new shower facilities are great to use and are nice and clean. There’s a pond for pond dipping and a larger pond for wild swimming. There’s other ponds too for fishing. We love that you can hire a fire pit and have a camp fire. Loads to do in the local area and the supermarket really is only a 5 minute drive. We’ll be going back again later in the year, can’t wait
Me & my partner stayed in a Pod for 1 night. On arrival was very welcoming & helpful, the grounds & views are lovely, toilets & shower area was clean. We will definitely be going back, highly recommend this place.
We stayed in the Orchard. Scenery was stunning, site facilities were very clean. Staff bent over backwards to help and nothing was too much trouble. Site not overly crowded this plenty of personal space. A fully relaxing setting and we can’t wait to return. Well done Woodside
We stayed in the Cidermill field (non electric). It’s a beautiful setting, great if you like fishing and wildlife. The field wasn’t over filled so there was plenty of space for the kids to run around. Amenities were clean and well kept. Plenty of showers and toilets so no queues. The staff were really friendly too. No noise after 1030pm was respected by all. We’ll be going again.
We stayed in the family pod.. it was perfect.. lovely and warm plenty of room.. it was so windy but inside was lovely and cosy.. and it rained all through the night.. but again we were cozy , warm and dry!!! Lovely area plenty of walks.. highly recommend ... much easier than camping with a tent!!!!!
Peaceful site with great views
We stayed on an electric pitch in the Orchard field, in a tent with two young children. The field isn’t completely flat but we pitched at the bottom and had no problems at all. The their field was very flat and great for kids to play on or larger groups to pitch together. It was a lovely quiet site which was ideal for our little ones. They loved exploring the lakes, woodland areas and sitting areas in the large outbuildings, so much so that we didn’t bother to leave the site on one of the days (and everyone in the family agreed this was the best day of the holiday!). The owners were very friendly and helpful but left you to your own devices too - the perfect balance! Toilets and showers were always clean and the site was very well maintained. We hired a fire pit and bought marshmallows to toast from the onsite shop. No complaints whatsoever and we will definitely be returning
Lovely friendly site
We were only there for 1 night, but found the whole experience lovely. The campsite staff laid on a tv, chairs and gazebo's for watching the World Cup match - which they didnt have to do - and went out of their way to shelter us from the blistering sun as much as possible! Electric Hook ups all worked great, great facilities for toilets, showers, washing up etc. Shop could have stocked a few more basics (eg. Bread!) but other than that the whole stay was great!
Very pleasant & friendly campsite in a countryside location
I went with my 2 boys (8 & 10 yrs) for the May bank holiday weekend. We were blessed with the hottest May bank holiday for about 50 years. (27 deg in early May!) We had a great weekend, and - because it was so hot - really enjoyed being able to swim in the small fishing lake. As did all the others kids on the campsite! The views and countryside around the campsite are stunning. A lovely location. So why only 3 stars then I hear you ask? My eldest son had just had a birthday where he received a new bike so I spent ages choosing a location that would be good to take him out on rides. This site boasted loads of great cycling in the vicinity. I think this was a huge over sell as you'd need to drive 20 miles to get to any of it. There was none nearby. Not really very practical for a weekend with 2 young boys. :o( I found this pretty disappointing given the description. Also on the downside, it was advertised that open fires were ok. They were not. Fires in a BBQ style bases were ok, and you could even hire these at £5 / night. Not really what I consider 'open fires'! Every campsite in the UK allows a BBQ base with a fire in it so you can hardly advertise it as a special extra feature. Finally, the field was on a bit of a slope which was a pain with the caravan to get level. Overall, we had a great time but I think much of that was because we got lucky with the weather. The campsite owners were very friendly too, which was nice.
We stayed for a 2 night camping adventure over the weekend on the lower camping field and can truly recommend this site to all. As a family of three, with a young toddler, we were impressed by the care and attention given by the all the staff. The site grounds are excellent and well maintained, showers and toilets cleaned regularly and views wonderful. We had a lovely relaxing break and will surely return for more!
A fantastic location in stunning countryside, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the friendly and welcoming Woodside Country Park. We were completely relaxed, enjoying the beautiful surroundings and tranquility of the site. A wonderful rural family experience, our children loved the freedom, going for walks, riding their bikes, jumping off the jetty, swimming, catching their first fish in the lake, finding fairy doors, seeing cygnets, swans, ducklings and ducks - we had a great time and would highly recommend this place!
Relaxing and peaceful
Lovely place to get away from it all and yet still close enough to Ledbury for bits and bobs that we needed. No set out pitches so we could pitch in a circle with our friends around the camp fire toasting marshmallows! Definitely be back!