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Jollydays Glamping

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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Shar F wrote a review Sept 2023
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It does what it says on the tin! It’s not Glamping as in hot tubs etc. but if you want to reconnect with nature and each other, then this is the place to go. Take a torch each, sit around the fire, chat and reconnect. We were a family of 8 with 2 huts for 3 nights. The kingsize beds were clean and comfortable but the pull out beds not so much. We took a couple of camp beds luckily. The bath rooms allocated to each hut were clean and very decorative. The staff member who helped us with the self check in was a lovely chap who brought us a fire pit and wood to have on our veranda as there was a large hen party booked onsite. We visited the Northwood fairy trail which was just magical for the whole family. Stamford Bridge is only a 5 minute drive away for extra amenities. Overall it was a great holiday get together. It ticked the boxes for what we were after. Family time, forget the real world for a few days, get back to basics. Wonderful.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Don’t forget your torches, extra bedding and bug lamps.
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Supergirlsister40 wrote a review Aug 2023
Birmingham, United Kingdom85 contributions57 helpful votes
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We attended here for our usual yearly visit. The forest grows more beautiful every year and we saw lots of interesting wildlife including deer, foxes and owls. Throughout our stay the staff went above and beyond to help us whenever we needed it. The amazing David, as always, accompanied this year by Lisa and Harvey were on hand to assist when required which was much appreciated. We didn't do any activities this year but if anyone is intending to visit we would highly recommend that you do. The cabins are lovely but we take camping chairs to add to the comfort. A place for peace and harmony in the forest.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: We take our own camping chairs to sit on the decking
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Christine J wrote a review Aug 2023
Peterlee, United Kingdom70 contributions45 helpful votes
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Stayed here for 2 nights with the hubby and have to say we had an amazing experience. On arrival it was self check in so we collected our wood for the fire then unpacked the car before parking up. At first while exploring we found some old run down toilets and showers and a thought OMG where have we come to 😮 but then after bumping into the man who worked there he showed us to the real bath house which was amazing and you each have a private space with toilet, shower, bath and wash basin. He also told while chatting that we could just light the communal fire whenever we were ready to and he was always about if we needed any help. Our woodcutters hut was lovely and cosy and had everything we needed inside and in the little kitchen shed please note that you definitely need a good lantern for on a night as it is dark dark 😂 When sitting quietly you can also watch the squirrels playing in the trees. On an evening we went down to the communal fire tent ( I think they call it tea tent but no sign of tea ) and it was lovely sitting chatting with the other guests while enjoying a couple of drinks. We did the Northwood trail on the morning and as adults weren’t sure what to expect but we had a fab time in there even though we didn’t escape from the maze 😮 We visited the local farm shop 5mins drive away and had coffees and cake and bought sausage rolls for back at camp. All in all we had an amazing relaxing time. A few little things on the downside … The Northwood cafe / shop wasn’t open while we were there but we did receive a pre arrival e mail telling us this so maybe somewhere else cold wine / beer / pop crisps etc could be bought 🤔 As previous review I feel with a coupe of days work work an amazing place could be turned into an amazing plus place maybe remove some of the old dirty tents now used for storage and bit more signage on the old toilets to state that they aren’t what you get. ( We weren’t the only people who went there first).
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sdid6367 wrote a review Aug 2023
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What a great place - the fairy trail is amazing! And the freedom to collect wood to build dens - priceless. The site could be wonderful but for poor housekeeping! The whole set up is fabulous but sadly lacking care and attention Eg - No welcome pack - ‘Shop’ only had charcoal and logs Information was scant - the fairy museum and cafe were closed despite info to say they are open everyday in the summer holidays The 24 hour Communal kitchen with teas coffee etc was where?? Logs for sale were too big to fit in the wood burner so useless Communal fire pit was not tidied ready for use until the second night we were there Outdoor Pizza oven and area was grim Kitchen - tin opener broken; ice packs not replaced daily, no batteries for fairy lights; no hut allocation. Bathrooms are beautiful BUT despite the beauty no hooks to hang a towel no bath mat so the floor remained slippy and wet all day. I’ve been to many glamping sites and this one just lacked the glam! And at the higher end of glamping budgets - it absolutely shouldn’t!! Come on guys just a little TLC please!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Christian Van Outersterp, Owner at Jollydays Glamping
Responded 4 Aug 2023
Thank you for your feedback. we are in the process of updating the welcome packs and info due to recent changes. There was never a "shop" but beer and wine sales have moved to the fairy trail Northwood Kitchen or can be pre ordered. We do say the fairy trail is open everyday in the summer holidays except Tuesdays. There is no longer a "communal" tea tent now we have the new bothies and their facilities and the northwood kitchen at the fairy trail. There is a member of staff at the venue 24/7 and you'll have had tne camp phone number so any missing or broken items would have been replaced quickly. Likewise if you had spoken to staff they would have directed you to the smaller logs for the hut woodburners (no-one lese has had this problem). You are right about the towel hooks and these are being added. there are no floor towels as guests consistently walk on them in muddy footwear - despite signage - so they have been removed. best wishes
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Global623898 wrote a review Jul 2023
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Taken deposit and ignored all calls emails , may of well just set fire to 130.00 . Just lost my mum , absolutely horrific and needed this break to clear my head . People I've you should be shut down .
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Christian Van Outersterp, Owner at Jollydays Glamping
Responded 20 Jul 2023
??? (this doesn't relate to the Jollydays camp) Bookings are made online where guests set up an account. the online system automatically reminds people of upcoming balances due. (if she put in an incorrect email address then the system can't do that?) If we see a balance not paid that is due we will also email or text a booking. We can't see such a booking ? we can find no emails under her name? Nearly all emails are answered within 24 hours and most much quicker than that. The lady in question left a message on a facebook (post of 7th June.) we replied asking her for her booking number and email. we have had no reply. If she gets in touch and lets us know which booking on our site it relates to we can move her stay and sort it out. best wishes.
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JillJW wrote a review Feb 2023
Hull396 contributions89 helpful votes
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What an absolute stunning place to get away from it all. We came well prepared like girl guides. Think wild camping but with a lodge. Completely secluded and barely saw a soul all weekend. Greeted on arrival and shown where our lodge was. We stayed in Star. 6 ladies. It was cosy for this many adults but a beautiful lodge. Had all the basics we needed. We booked the axe throwing with David. What a great experience that was and would highly recommend the activities. We had such a laugh and David took his time with us. Showing us around afterwards. The Cowshed was perfect in the evening to relax and enjoy drinks by the fire. The honesty system was a nice touch. We had come prepared though with everything we needed and I would say to bring your own fire logs, drinks and food to make the most of the experience. This is a truely back to nature place, it’s not Centre Parcs (thank goodness)! We did have an issue with emptying the bath but that was soon sorted and the shower is a bit of a bad design as we flooded the bathroom. However we had a mop and bucket to deal with that. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and want to return. We would like to try other activities here. Did not want to come home! Was like a culture shock retuning to the real world! We had a meal at the Star Inn which we would highly recommend (but do book well in advance) and breakfast at Drewtons Farm shop when we left. So a few places on your doorstep if you don’t want to self-cater. Do bring a torch. There is no light pollution at all so moving around on an evening is challenging. Don’t come here if you don’t like the great outdoors and rustic get aways and are not used to fending for yourselves/expecting holiday park conveniences
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sarah G wrote a review Oct 2022
Harrogate, United Kingdom1503 contributions517 helpful votes
Loved the woodland setting, all very private and made for a lovely and very relaxing stay. Also loved the quirky decor and proximity to lovely walking areas and Star at Sancton walkable for dinner. Only downside was I did think could have been slightly better finished for the price and would have been nice if alcoholic drinks and other nibbles had been available for purchase and enjoying in the communal barn.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Becs wrote a review Sept 2022
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We had an absolutely amazing time at Jollydays for my friends hen do - all 30 guests commented on how amazing the site was and how impressed they were with how beautiful the bothies were with comfy beds and big baths. The new bath house is amazing too, it’s absolutely stunning with big mirrors too - perfect for getting ready in and selfies! Communication prior to the weekend was great with all my questions answered, and we were able to go early to set up on the Friday before the bride to be arrived which we were really thankful for. Huge thanks to Jimmy too who really went above and beyond all weekend, from helping us move benches to chopping wood for the campfire. I was so amazed and thankful when I got up at 6am Sunday morning to start the tidying and he had already been out and done the majority! Touches like that are rare to find and we honestly can’t thank Jimmy enough. Thank you all for a wonderful stay at Jollydays :)
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Angela L. wrote a review Sept 2022
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After getting married in December 2020 we finally managed to have a honeymoon - 3 nights in the Queen Titania Bothy! The bothy was beautifully decorated, the bed was stupidly comfortable, the bath was amazing. Plus we were gifted a bottle of prosecco by the lovely groundskeeper, Jim, to help us celebrate :) The fairy trail and museum were magical, definitely a must if you have kids. We don't have kids, we still loved it. The Northwood Kitchen was ran by Paulo, a man so charming he could be one of the fabled fey from the woods. After a misunderstanding he went out of his way to make sure me and my husband were fed on our first morning and we got to sample some homemade liquers when we went back for lunch (I highly recommend the crab apple vodka and cherry brandy if they have it) One of my favourite little things was the utility shed - it's just a shed that's stocked with a bunch of extras and items you might need (we borrowed a cafetiere and a colander) that you don't have cluttering up your holiday space. Overall, it was exactly what we needed. Peace, quiet, and tranquility.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Supergirlsister40 wrote a review Aug 2022
Birmingham, United Kingdom85 contributions57 helpful votes
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We returned here for a week having stayed on a number of occasions so knew what to expect. The forest is just magical and the accommodation unique and comfortable. David, as usual, went above and beyond to provide a range of activities to accommodate all ages which were all great. There were two hen parties staying over the weekend portion of our stays but every effort was made to keep them away from the lodges through the use of the big tent so we were not disturbed. The site is a short drive to Market Weighton which has a range of shops and eateries so is not too remote. If you want peace and a natural environment this is the place. If you would rather somewhere which has WiFi and evening entertainment then maybe find somewhere else but it would be your loss.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Which popular attractions are close to Jollydays Glamping?
Nearby attractions include Breezy Knees Gardens (2.4 miles), Piglets Adventure Farm (3.8 miles), and Beetle Bank Open Farm (4.7 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.
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Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
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Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
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Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include 66 Bistro, Thompsons Fish Restaurant, and The Scrap Box.
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Many travellers enjoy visiting York Cold War Bunker (9.0 miles), Holy Trinity Church (7.5 miles), and Merchant Adventurers' Hall (7.5 miles).