Big But Beautiful

Review of Hurley Riverside Park

Aug 31, 2016, by pinkoi

It is big site but because all the campsites are broken up into lots of smaller fields with lots of nice hedges and mature trees and big spaces in the middle of each field it doesn't feel like you are squashed into a massive car park. It's nice to have a mix of tents, campers and and caravans. Lots of kids bombing around on their bikes on the weekend, bit like the start of ET, but everyone was having a nice time and there was a really nice atmosphere and the staff were very welcoming and it was clear that many of the visitors there go there a lot. The site fell silent after all the kids were in bed about 10pm. The only thing I can think of that would improve things onsite is that the park could do with some swings for the under 5's to play on. Bit of aircraft noise on one night and some very chatty Tawney owls. The facilities were spotless and the "family shower" (With lots of space, a loo and a variable temperature shower in the same cubicle) was a really well thought out idea. You were never far from a tap, loo or a shower wherever you were on the site and there was always lots of hot water. We enjoyed the riverside picnic grounds despite some guy taking on the self appointed role of picnic ground warden and chasing off other members of the public who weren't staying on the park. I don't think he had anything to do with the park but it spoiled the atmosphere watching other poor families being badgered into packing up their picnics on what essentially seemed to be public land. We had a lovely time and a nice day out in Henley too! Hopefully will be back next year with our rowing boat to use the small slipway on the park too :-)