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Nethergong Nurseries Camping
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

This is our fourth year camping at Nethergong and each year it gets better. As a small group of 4 without children we choose to camp in the quiet tranquility of the duck pond and have seen herons, marsh harriers, an egret and even an arctic tern along with plenty frogs and ducks and the odd bat! We were lucky enough to be staying on the night of the 12th when there was a fantastic display of shooting stars - a wonderful sight. Even at this peak time there was plenty of space and the site did not feel crowded. The shop is selling more now than last year which was very useful for all the things you forget! Our friends work in schools so like to avoid children when on holiday! Although the site obviously has a lot of children staying we found them well behaved and loving the freedom of playing in the woods and making camps.

Earlier on in the year we spent a wet and windy weekend in the Romany trailer which is situated in it's own little glade. Which despite the weather was a wonderful and peaceful way to spend time relaxing. Great if you don't want to put a tent up!

With plenty to do locally from shopping in Canterbury, sandy beaches, nature reserves and historic museums - we will be certainly returning again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

We first stayed at Nethergong a couple of years ago and it has changed quite a bit since then. They have increased the number of tents staying/ night which has created a busier feel to the place with some queues for the toilets/ showers. You can still choose where you want to stay but there were some places that were reserved for larger groups which limited us slightly. We camped by the woods which were lovely and when it was less busy it was very peaceful. Unfortunately we were plagued by mosquitos and I think came away with many bites after the first night. We then employed the spray but we did get a few more. We then realised that there was a canal of standing water not far from our tent. Not sure if this could be filled in to make it a more comfortable experience as in the end us and others did leave early because of the bugs. Our son did enjy exploring but felt a little intimidated by the large groups of children, probably as a result of the larger group bookings. We did have them running around our tent late at night screaming and they did scare smaller children. All for children having the fun of the place but it was a little inconsiderate at the time of night. The area surrounding Nethergong has lots to do and I would recommend Howletts Animal Park, Broadstairs for Morellis ice cream and Herne Bay for arcade fun. Overall we had a good stay but couldn't relax quite as much as we were hoping.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

We found this campsite on the 'cool camping' website, where it had nothing but good reviews. Nethergong doesn't allow caravans or campers and doesn't have a bar, TV, kids club or pool- just what we were looking for. When we arrived we were greeted by Christine, who walked us around the site; what was great was we could choose wherever we fancied camping- there are no 'pitches' as such. Just set up camp where you fancy! The site is very spacious- it was fully booked at the time of our visit, and yet we didn't feel crowded or cramped, in fact the nearest tent pitched to us, you would struggle to throw a ball at! There are only a few toilets and showers, yet there was never a queue. The facilities are minimal, but offers exactly what you need if you want to camp back to basics. We camped at the furthest corner of the site- we were very glad we'd brought our bikes, as it was quite a trek to the loos (but that was our choice). There is also wheelbarrow loan for taking your washing up. If we visit Kent again, we wouldn't hesitate to stay here as you can access the main centres and attractions from here.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

We have just come back from a four night stay at Nethergong - what a beautiful little find this was! The site is very large but its limited to 35 tents which means that even on a busy weekend, you can still have privacy in a little corner somewhere. The site is beautiful - there are no pitches and before you set up, Christine or Jed will take you round the site so you can choose where you want to go. There's such a variety of areas in this little nature haven, from wood to meadow, pond side or even a shallow frog pond (which is where we camped) Christine and Jed are just such lovely people - very welcoming and approachable. We didn't see much of them because we were so busy! Make sure you take time to walk around the whole site and take in everything it has to offer. There is an abundance of wildlife on the whole site - we saw plenty of frogs, swans, moorhens, an owl, bunnies, dragonflies, butterflies, turtle doves and even a sparrowhawk. The facilities are quite basic and if you like the amenities of a big holiday park then this maybe isn't for you - but, like me, if you want to get away from it all in glorious, peaceful and natural surroundings then Nethergong is the place for you!! We will be back!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

What a fantastic huge campsite! Huge space but limited to the number of tents, so even n the busiest weekends I'm sure yu could find your own corner away from it all! Christine and Jed keep the site well maintained and the facilities were all clean - four showers and four or five toilets plus a couple of portaloos further out in the site. Didn't use the shop or the wood and fire pits - but great to have a site that allows fires :) it was just really ot when we stayed so didn't need extra heat! You can choose from wooded areas open fields, secluded glens, next to the frog pond or the larger lake...and there's also a cute showmanship caravan to hire too! We had a fantastic stay with great weather watching the sun go down every night :) also recommend canoe wild, who'll pick up from site too :)

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

We've just retuned from a two night stay at nethergong. Though the weather was cold and grey, we had a terrific time there. The small holding has a lovely little woods and frog pond and we could let our kids run wild (and tire themselves out). The staff on the camp couldn't have been more helpful (they charged my i pad for me whilst we went out for a pint!) Christine who runs the place was great with advice on where to visit. The small shop has plenty on offer, we bought some marshmallows and toasted them over the camp fire. The camp is also very spacious, so you don't have to camp on top of others, overall a lovely place in a gorgeous part of the world.

Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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christinejenkins, Owner at Nethergong Nurseries Camping, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2013

Thank you for this great review. Lets hope the weather is better for your next trip!

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Reviewed 6 February 2013

We stayed at Nethergong last summer and have already booked there for this season again!

We're a family of five and found Nethergong to be in the perfect site for us. There's so much to do for kids - ours loved riding around on their bikes and pond-dipping in the frog pond. We even borrowed a net from the owners, Chris and Jed, who were friendly and v. hospitable.

The atmosphere at Nethergong is relaxed and untouched. There's loads of space and plenty of countryside walks surrounding. We spent a few days at Broadstairs beach and explored Canterbury and Whitstable on the others.

Such a lovely experience and we can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Address: Nethergong Hill, Upstreet, Canterbury CT3 4DN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury > Upstreet
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Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Upstreet
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