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Touring Caravan & Camping Park
 
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welcomewelcome
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play and recreation areasplay and recreation areas
swimming pooloutside swimming pool (unheated)
restaurant and barrestaurant and bar
health and safetyhealth and safety
golf driving rangegolf driving range
out and aboutout and about
site rulessite rules
useful telephone numbersuseful telephone numbers
tariffs for 2014tariffs for 2014
booking formbooking form
access statementaccess statement
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welcome...
Peter, Sharon and family would like to welcome you to "Wyke Down" Touring Caravan and Camping Park. There has been a caravan park at Wyke Down since the 1950s, which has developed over the years into the park with the facilities you see today. It is privately-owned by the Read family who purchased the farm and the ground the park is set on in 1948. The family has been running the park day-to-day since that early beginning. Over the years, facilities have been built and improved to provide a 3-star traditional, family-run park.

We are located just outside Andover, which is the Test Valley region of Hampshire. Communications to the Park are very good - we are situated 3 miles from the A303 with its links to the A34 and M3, and the park is well signed with brown 'Tourist Board' signs from the A303 and most local road junctions. Andover has mainline railway station on the Waterloo to Exeter line (www.southwesttrains.co.uk).

The park also incorporates a country pub and restaurant, a golf driving range and a farm. Details of these other facilities can be found on this website.

On arrival to the park, the reception is located on your left and ample parking is available in front of you in the pub and restaurant car park. The entrance to the park is by an electrically-operated gate, situated behind the main buildings. The park is divided into the main field and the 'summer camp' field. The main field is open all year with electric pitches, some incorporating a hard standing with water and drainage, others are well-tended with close-mown grass. Specimen Trees of varying ages are punctuated around the park. There are approximately 60 serviced pitches of varying types. The 'summer camp' field is generally open from April to October, and is ideal for the traditional camping holiday in your family tent. The toilet block and showers are located centrally on the main field.
 
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campsite reception...
opening hours
New arrivals: Our reception is open to new arrivals and all enquiries from 10am-3pm Monday and Tuesday, 10am-4pm Wednesday to Saturday, and 6pm-8pm Monday to Saturday for new arrivals only (not enquiries). The reception is closed on Sundays.

We are a small, family-run business, so please be patient at busy times.
 
e-mail
Our e-mail address is info2014@wykedown.co.uk (please note this e-mail address will change each year).
You can e-mail us to check availability, make bookings or to make any other enquiry.
 
 
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play and recreation areas...
We are lucky enough to have our own outside swimming pool, children's play area and golf driving range - please remember to use all facilities sensibly and supervise young children using any of the equipment provided.
 
The children's play area is open at all times and is there for your children's enjoyment - please be aware that no responsibility can be taken for the care and safety of your children. Whilst every effort has been made to create a safe play area, please be aware that it is unsupervised and it is your responsibility to make sure your children use it properly.
 
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outside swimming pool (unheated)...
Pool opening times (June to early September) are 10am to 7pm. The depth of the shallow end (the Roman end with steps) is approx. 1 metre (3ft 3in). The deep end is approx. 2 metres (6ft 3in).
  • No flippers or snorkels
  • No diving or bombing
  • No smoking
  • No bottles or glasses
  • No pets
  • No children under 14 without supervision (an adult must accompany them at all times)
  • No running
Neither responsibility or liability is accepted for the safety or persons using or entering the swimming pool area. Persons are permitted to enter and use it on the understanding that they do so at their own risk and have read the necessary notices provided at the present time.
PLEASE NOTE ONLY PERSONS REGISTERED ON THE CAMPING PARK MAY USE THE SWIMMING POOL
 
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restaurant and bar...
A bar menu is available and all dishes are written on the blackboards. We also have an à la carte restaurant menu available and monthly specials. See our Food and Drink pages for the full menus.
 
Restaurant and bar opening times:
mon & tue:
11am-2.30pm (coffee from 11am, food 12-2pm), 6-11pm (food 6-8pm)
wed & thu
: 11am-2.30pm (coffee from 11am, food 12-2pm), 6-11pm (food 6-9pm)
fri: 11am-2.30pm (coffee from 11am, food 12-2pm), 5-11pm (food 5-9pm)
sat:12-2.30pm (food 12-2pm), 5-11pm (food 5-9pm)
sun: 12-3.30pm (food 12-2.30pm), 6-10.30pm (food 6-8pm)

Please note:
  • No Dogs are permitted in the pub or pub garden
  • Sorry, no children under 10 years old in the restaurant on Friday & Saturday evenings, but they are welcome in our bar/conservatory and garden area.
  • It is advisable to book a table in the pub or restaurant to avoid disappointment
 
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health and safety...
  • All electric hook-ups provide a 10amp supply.
  • Water points around the park provide mains-fed drinking water. For hygiene purposes please do not use these drains for emptying your waste water. A chemical and waste disposal point can be found near the toilet block with a separate water rinse tap.
  • We have two showers in each toilet block - in the busy period you may need to be patient.
  • We try to check the toilet block on a regular basis. Please help us by leaving the showers and toilet as you would wish to find them.
  • Dustbin points are located at various points, we respectfully ask you to use them by putting all your rubbish in plastic bags and into the bins. Do not leave them beside the bins as the local wildlife may empty them during the night. Also please avoid leaving sharp objects or broken glass where they could become a hazard to young children.
  • We have recycling bins at the entrance gates, please use these for all receyclable materials to help our environment.
  • A chemical and waste disposal point can be found next to the toilet block.
  • We now operate a "key card" gate into and out of the campsite. For access it will be necessary for you to pay a deposit of 10 for the key which will be refundable when the key is returned on your depature. Please note our opening times are 10am-3pm Monday and Tuesday, 10am-4pm Wednesday to Saturday, closed Sundays.
 
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golf driving range...
Opening times: Winter 8am to 8pm; Summer 8am to dusk.
£1 coin/token = 22 golf balls
12 tokens for £10 may be purchased in advance from the pub during opening times.
 
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out and about...
(All links below open in a new window - Wyke Down is not responsible for information on external websites)
We live in an area where there are many different attractions and lots of things to do. Our reception area has a wide range of leaflets available to help you choose. Also, tune in to our new local radio station, Andover Sound (106.4fm), who publicise local events once an hour on "The Guide" as well as reporting on local news, weather and sport.
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site rules...
  • When booking-in, you may be required to provide your driving licence or passport details. Failure to provide this information may result in entry to the park being refused.
  • The camping park accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to persons or property.
  • You must be over 18 years old to make a booking and to stay on a pitch with no other adults.
  • A strict 10mph speed limit operates on the park. Care should also be taken when leaving the park onto the main highway. Please test your brakes before leaving.
  • Please do not leave young children unaccompanied or unsupervised - camp sites are exciting but potentially hazardous places.
  • Please vacate your pitch by 12 noon - a late stay option until 6pm is available if required.
  • Dogs are welcome, up to a maximum of two (please check that your breed of dog is accepted on site before booking):
    • In the interest of hygiene, it is requested that they are exercised away from the main park.
    • You must always clean up after them and keep them on a lead.
  • Please do not leave dogs in your caravan/awning/tent while you are away from the site.
  • No dogs are permitted in the pub/restaurant, pool area or pub garden/play area.
  • A small charge is made for day visitors. Please ensure they report to reception on arrival. Our reception is open to new arrivals and all enquiries from 10am-3pm Monday and Tuesday, 10am-4pm Wednesday to Saturday, and 6pm-8pm Monday to Saturday for new arrivals only (not enquiries). The reception is closed on Sundays.
  • Please do not use washing lines. Caravan window driers are acceptable.
  • Radio/television etc must not be used to the annoyance of the other campers. All ball games and outdoor activities must not be intrusive to others.
  • Please respect other customers' privacy.
  • As not all areas of the park are lit, please carry a torch after dark.
  • External gas bottles are not allowed.
  • Portable BBQs are allowed but must be raised above the grass.
  • Bank Holiday weekends are a minimum stay of three nights, arriving Friday after 10am.
  • Throughout July and August all weekends are a 2 night minimum stay from Friday.
 
Please let us know if you are concerned about any aspect of the campsite facilities provided.
 
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useful telephone numbers...
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  • Doctor - "Derrydown Clinic" - St Mary Bourne - 01264 738368. Or the local casualty department at Andover Hospital (see below) - www.derrydownclinic.co.uk
  • Hospital - Andover has a small hospital with restricted opening times. Winchester or Basingstoke are the General hospitals.
  • Vet - Strathmore Veterinary Clinic - 01264 352323 - www.strathmorevets.co.uk
  • Taxi - Andover Cars - 01264 334433
  • Local markets
  • Tourist Information Centre - Church Close, Andover - 01264 324320 (open 10am-3pm Tue-Sat)
  • Caravan Repairs - Salisbury Caravan Centre and Repair Shop - 01722 326111 - www.salisburycaravansshop.co.uk
  • Calor & Camping Gaz - Andover Patio Centre - 01264 323368 - www.andoverpatio.co.uk
  • Local Garage - Wessex Recovery - 08712 004200 (car and caravan recovery)
  • Local Bed & Breakfast - Cherry Trees www.cherrytreesbandb.co.uk - 01264 334891
 
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tariffs for 2014...
 
 
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booking form...
 
Please complete one the booking forms below and send it to us.
 
When you click one of the booking forms, you may get an option to either open or save the file. If you're using the Word .DOC version, we recommend that you save the file to your computer so you can fill it out on your computer and e-mail it to us. Otherwise you can print the form, fill it in by hand and post it us.
 
Dog owners: Please check that your breed of dog is accepted on site before booking.
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Wyke Down Booking Form (Word .DOC version)
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Wyke Down Booking Form (Adobe .PDF version)
 
Please note these documents have been checked and scanned for macro viruses/exploits are they are clean. However, if you would prefer to receive the booking form through the post, please call us on 01264 352048.
 
Please note:
  • All Bank Holiday weekends are high season rates and are a minimum stay of three nights, arriving Friday (after 10am).
  • Throughout July and August there is a minimum 2 night stay at the weekend from the Friday.
  • All electrical hook-ups for bank holiday weekends must be paid for in full. Refunds will only be given with 7 days notice.
  • You must be over 18 years old to make a booking and to stay on a pitch (no under 18s can stay on pitches with no adults present)
 
 
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