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Thoralby Hall Camp address is Buttercrambe Wood, Buttercrambe, York, YO41 1AP, Scrayingham YO41 1JD England
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“Britain’s finest camping experience” Janey Lee Grace, Radio 2 DJ and Best Selling Author. This multi award-winning camp was set up by design couple Carolyn and Christian Van Outersterp who had previously masterminded London’s stylish restaurant bar and discreet celebrity hang out CVO Firevault. This original and authentic woodland camp is set within 200 acres of fabulous forest, it's about simple pleasures, great food and socialising around a roaring log fire. For the kids it’s heaven on earth. This is a unique British Woodland Camp with a lovely communal feel – a tea tent and campfire are at its heart and the camp appeals to families, couples and groups. Jollydays is ideally situated close to York (less than 2 hours from Kings Cross), close to the Yorkshire Wolds, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Moors National Park. New for summer 2019 is a magical fairy wood attraction and fairy museum (free entry for guests) and stylish woodland inspired café bar - don't miss it!
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Angie Hewson wrote a review 3 May
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Came with the girls for a weekend away ( finally after covid ) ! What a lovely place really enjoyed it. Met David on checking in and had a throw with the angels which was really fun ...Had a boiler issue which was sorted out by Kevin and the cleaning lady popped back as she said she would to check if we needed any supplies. We had a day of Pamper with Ruth who we would all highly recommend . Ruth is on the website site and would highly recommend Mobile: 07809 883631 or email ruth@sweetpeasbeauty.co.uk also we had Diane whitely do a spiritual reading for us which was also fabulous and her details are as follows 07811 500 260. Would highly recommend for a break and will be back :)
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Date of stay: April 2022
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EJGB wrote a review Apr 2022
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I visited Jollydays with my friends for a hen party in March 2022. Everything seemed fine at first until we realised that the ‘double’ sofa bed was NOT going to fit two people. We went out and bought two air beds so our party could sleep comfortably. I sent them an email after we had left and they were so rude! Not taking any accountability at all and calling me a liar when I explained we could not find any staff around to talk to. They ignored all my initial emails - and I had to repeatedly email back asking for them to reply! When you have spent ££££ on a weekend away ‘Glamping’ you don’t want to sleep on the floor!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Steven H wrote a review Feb 2022
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We booked last minute and stayed in one of the new Bothys. It was great. The Bothy is really clean and tidy. I read some negative reviews on here but I can confirm there is no concierge or room service 😂😂. It is a great place to get away from things, even though York is not far. A great secluded place in the woods allowing the kids to get one with nature and forget about the TV and ipods. When we did need some more wood or something sorted it was sorted straight away. Will be back again soon.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Snow H wrote a review Feb 2022
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The worst Christmas Stay we have ever had. This cost £330 a night. It said it was luxurious, a spa experience in the woods with a personal sauna. Omg...the place was shabby, dirty, the sauna did not work, the bath & shower leaked and had done for some time as the floor was spongy with water coming up. The beds were dirty, the cooking facilities were less than you would have if you were in a tent. The cabin was for 6 but the table sat 2. The chairs were broken and dangerous. There were thick cobwebs on the furniture and there were old food splashes up the walls of the kitchen, with damp peeling wall paper. The water temperature was luke warm..we used the kettle to heat the bath for our children. After the first bath the plug became so stuck we could not remove it. When we complained we were told we could leave. It was dark and 4.30pm on Christmas Eve and we have 4 children with over a 3 hour drive to get home. 🙄 Since then we have written a letter of complaint with photographs. And have received a very rude email back accusing us of all sorts, including our children of spilling wax in the cabin. (They are all under 12 with 1 being age 3 so would not be touching candles). The email back also bans us from all of the Jollydays sites...even if we use a fake name...what a joke...we would never go there again. Total rip off...rude owners, lack of facilities, dirty facilities and huge exaggerations on their website and other social media. We booked via Canopy and Stars and would not recommend them as they have not been helpful with our complaints saying we paid and went so there is nothing they can do. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY. Forest Holiday's are much much nicer & better value.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Libby A wrote a review Jan 2022
Bradford, United Kingdom53 contributions19 helpful votes
We had 2 cabins at the North Star site and it was wonderful. We stayed in Moon and Sitwell. Both were incredible and hard to decide on a favourite. So idyllic and isolated; just what we were after for a group of girls, celebrating 2 birthdays. The cabins were extremely well catered for a met all our needs. The fire kicked out a torrent of heat and the radiators did the rest. My favourite aspects were the huge and comfy bed, plus the incredible bathroom! The water pressure and temperature of the water was amazing considering where we were. The other amenities of the camp were plush and generous. It was quite nice to not be hassled by pushy staff and we just felt in control of the whole weekend. We were all sad to leave and would return in a breath! Thanks 😊
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Lucy T wrote a review Nov 2021
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We’ve just returned from a 2-night stay at North Star Club and we enjoyed such a lovely short getaway. We stayed in the Star Suite and had everything we needed - it felt luxurious whilst also feeling like a proper outdoorsy trip where we were left to our own devices to cook outdoors and enjoy the gorgeous, completely peaceful surroundings. It was quiet when we were there (maybe one or two others staying) we didn’t actually see anyone at all apart from being met on arrival. We would highly recommend the on-site activities, we did air rifle shooting, led by David (and his gorgeous dog Eduardo) who put up with our bad shots at the beginning and had us shooting pretty well in the end - all with a great sense of humour and friendly manner. Couldn’t recommend this enough. Amazing location, nearby to Beverley, York, Pocklington and Hull - all within easy driving distance. Thanks North Star Team! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
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KeironLeigh wrote a review Sept 2021
Barnsley, United Kingdom13 contributions13 helpful votes
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Great location, way back from roads leaving the sounds of the forest the only things you hear. £17 taxi ride from York if you don't have a car. Accomodation was clean and well spaced from other huts and tents. Amenities were well set out. The ranger was incredibly helpful and informative. The farm shop just down the road is a great place to stock up on local food and fresh produce.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Becca646 wrote a review Aug 2021
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Was a bit nervous as read some recent reviews which made the site sound dirty! However, we had absolutely nothing to worry about! Communication before our visit was very good, emails kept us up to date with the new self check in procedures and it also made us aware from the offset that there wouldn't always be staff on the camp which we were fine with as wanted an authentic camping experience. They also responded quickly when I checked about bedding for my little boy. When we arrived, we easily found our welcome pack, the info to which tent we were staying, and the map was easy to follow. The man who was working on the site was also so friendly and helpful, he helped us to lift our wood on to a wheelbarrow and let us know where we could park our car. When we arrived at the tent we were really impressed and it exceeded our expectations. The tent was very clean and had great facilities, such as a roll top bath , bbq, burner and lanterns to create a cosy feel. The beds were really comfy and we were felt nice and warm all night. We decided to visit the on site facilities and had a lovely coffee in the cafe and also had a drink and toasted marshmallows at the communal fire where we had a nice chat with other guests under the fairylights. We wanted to visit the fairy trail but unfortunately ran out of time. The woodland is so lovely and was the perfect setting for relaxing and having fun as a family. Thank you jollydays we will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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WonderwomanLiverpool wrote a review Aug 2021
Birkenhead, United Kingdom64 contributions50 helpful votes
This is our third visit to this site having stayed at Jollydays previously. The Woodville Lodge was as expected, tastefully decorated and the addition of has stoves with a charcoal barbecue was a real bonus and much better than the previous gas bbq set up. The lodge was spotless and we were supplied with towels for the duration of our stay. We took our own pans and charcoal but there was no need in the end as they were provided. The site is beautiful and you really feel close to nature, not the polished, corporate theme park 'esq' managed environment which you find at other well known holiday sites. We took part in a range of activities which were run by the wonderful David. There were staff on site for the majority of our stay and any comments suggesting that the site is totally unmanned are incorrect. We had another wonderful time and will return next year.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Zoe N wrote a review Jul 2021
Moraira, Spain5 contributions6 helpful votes
My Husband and I stayed here 5 years ago and decided to take our children last week for my Daughters Birthday. On arrival we immediatley felt like everywhere looked completely overgrown unlike our last visit. Per our arrival e-mail our tent should have had firelighters, matches and toilet roll all left for us and there was nothing at all. We tried to call the site mobile number several times but nobody ever answers so we had to go out and get our own supplies. We arrived at our tent and were really dissapointed that it wasn't at all clean the floor was filthy and the inside of the tent was covered in brown marks. The outside garden area where we would have liked to sit was overgrown and not nice at all. The reception is supposed to be open a couple of times a day and there was never anybody around we didn't see a single person who worked there the whole time of our visit. The reception area is supposed to have wine and beers that you can buy which we did use last time but the shelves were empty. I went for a wander around the communal kitchen/toilet areas and they were literally disgusting. We will definitely not be returning.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jollydays Glamping
Which popular attractions are close to Jollydays Glamping?
Nearby attractions include Breezy Knees Gardens (2.4 miles), Piglets Adventure Farm (3.8 miles), and The Balloon Tree (1.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Jollydays Glamping?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, barbeque facilities, and an outdoor fireplace.
Which room amenities are available at Jollydays Glamping?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Jollydays Glamping?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Jollydays Glamping?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Jollydays Glamping?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thompsons Fish Restaurant, The Scrap Box, and The Oddfellows Arms.
Are there any historical sites close to Jollydays Glamping?
Many travellers enjoy visiting York Cold War Bunker (9.0 miles), Holy Trinity Church (7.5 miles), and Merchant Adventurers' Hall (7.5 miles).