Devon Wildlife Centre

from £13.00 to £16.00 Family + unit
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Overview

This is a Certificated Site (CS). A small campsite that accepts just five caravans or motorhomes. Some of these CS’s accept tents, space permitting. CSs are often quieter, smaller places to camp, with many offering minimal facilities – ideal for when you want to get away from it all.

Site Details

Big Sites Book Reference: 202/136

This site was last visited by a Site Officer in 2013.

0.5 acre level site. Booking is advisable.

Directions

Leave Newton Abbot on the A381 to Totnes and follow signs to the centre.

Facilities

Devon Wildlife Centre has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Touring Caravans

  • Trailer Tents

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Hardstanding only pitch

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Parent and baby room

  • Shop

  • Restaurant

  • Pets welcome

  • Public transport within 1 mile

  • Motorhomes

  • Tents

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • A well-sheltered site

  • Showers

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Childrens play area

  • Take-away

  • Electric hook-up

Facilities that are off site within one mile of the entrance

  • Tennis

  • Golf

  • Bar

Reviews

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4.3

Possibly the best certified site we have stayed on. The setting is lovely.

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Possibly the best certified site we have stayed on. The setting is lovely. The access to the wildlife centre is brilliant for young children. The owners are friendly and helpful. The pitches are level. The site is clean, tidy and well arranged. The beaches of south Devon from Paignton to Dawlish are within easy reach, and Newton Abbot has a very good shopping centre. Reaching the site is easy with dual carriageway to the outskirts of Newton Abbot and good signage first to Totnes then to Prickly Ball Farm. There is only one pitch suitable for trailer tents (i.e vehicular access and grass pitch) but there are more if you can use a hard-standing (cinder/gravel). The four purely tent pitches don't have vehicular access but the car park has reserved places close to the pitches with just a short uphill path to them.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3
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5

This camp site is a hidden gem! The owners and staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful.

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This camp site is a hidden gem! The owners and staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. The site is located on a hillside with amazing views and is very easy to find there are sign posts from Newton Abbott, or you can watch the video clips on their web site or like us use your sat nav which took us to the entrance gate. Some lanes are narrow but easy enough to tow a caravan and plenty of passing spaces! The entrance to the site is on a steep hill but the pitch views are worth the climb and the owners will help you pitch your van if you have any problems. The toilets and shower are clean and you can have a red hot 6 minute shower for 40p. Free wifi is a plus if you have teenagers. Talking of teenagers my 15 and 13 year olds boys loved the farm I could not believe that they were completely entertained by all the animals! Especially Alfie the little goat who was always escaping and the donkeys Darwin, Treacle and Bailey. The hedgehog hospital is incredible; a lot of care goes into looking after the hedgehogs (which are brought in from all over Devon) and nursing them back to health. We also enjoyed the café with the very friendly service and the freshly cooked food from Fish and Chip Friday to our baguettes for our journey home! All in all an amazing place to stay!

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.3

Owners Ian and Juliet have only recently taken over Prickly Ball Farm and have great plans for...

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Owners Ian and Juliet have only recently taken over Prickly Ball Farm and have great plans for improvements; not least building a new access road to make the steep tow onto the site easier and also a new toilet block. These two projects will address the only two areas of concern and will make this one of the best holiday experiences for Camping and Caravan Club members. We took our 6 year old granddaughter for a week's stay and she didn't want to leave - and nor did we! Special mention must go to all the staff who were so welcoming and friendly, free access to the Wildlife Centre, kids play park, superb Devon cream tea and fish and chip supper - a fantastic holiday experience. I can highly recommend this site.

  • Towing: Difficult
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3
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5

A Beautifully run site which made us very welcome. Very helpful new site owners and staff.

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A Beautifully run site which made us very welcome. Very helpful new site owners and staff. Cafe well worth using, food very good at good prices. Our Grandaughter did not want to go home. Animals well worth visiting even if you don't camp there. . Though only one shower at moment , but that and toilets spotless and well maintained. Pitches well marked I cannot praise the site high enough.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5

Pricing

The fees for Devon Wildlife Centre were last updated in 2011.

The following fees are just given as a guide, so please always check with the site.

The fee for staying on site for one night is :
£13.00 - £14.00 for 2 Adults, 2 Children plus 1 Unit
£15.00 - £16.00 for 2 Adults, 2 Children, 1 Unit plus Hook-up

* Please note the site open dates are 01 April 2014 - 31 October 2014