The springtime is a great time of year for camping and we love getting out in the fresh air when the spring flowers are out and the weather starts to warm up. Winter was slow to leave us this year so spring was off to a bit of a slow start – and then it was, briefly, summer! If you weren’t lucky enough to have taken advantage of the recent hot weather and are planning a camping trip over the coming Early May Bank holiday - have a look at our top tips below for getting your camp on this Spring.
Here at Southfork we are ready to put the winter behind us and we are looking forward to the start of the season and the Easter holidays. Our new static caravan holiday homes are on-site and we can't wait to welcome the first guests over Easter.
We have been busy over the winter setting up a new
wildlife area on the site and thought we would give you an early view…
We have been very busy on the park this year, getting ready for the new camping season. We are very lucky here in Somerset that we benefit from mild winters and early springs and we can't wait for the new season to start properly!
Our rural, family run campsite in Somerset has a range of options available for your stay, from our glamping pod to grass and hardstanding pitches for tents, motorhomes and caravans. Our current static caravans are also extremely popular holiday homes and have been on site for some years now. So, we thought they could do with an upgrade!
not normally a time you immediately associate with caravanning but many sites
(including our own) are open throughout the year – so why not make more use of
your caravan or motorhome through the winter season.
For many of us, October Half Term represents the last opportunity of the year for camping. Somerset is a beautiful county to visit all year round, but the Autumn is a particularly lovely time of year here. So, if you fancy a last, late-season camp over half term, have a look at our suggestions for more things to do whilst you are here.
It’s easy to think that summer is over and pack
the camping gear away once the kids go back to school and the nights start to
draw in but, September is still a great month for camping...
The next Yandles
Woodworking and Craft Show is coming up on 8th and 9th
September. Held twice a year, this
popular show is a must see event for any woodworking and craft enthusiasts with
1000’s visiting from across the country over the 2 day event.
Being situated in the heart of the Somerset Levels, close to
the River Parrett, we are ideally positioned as a camping base for those wanting
to take advantage of the excellent fishing opportunities in the area.
the success of the recent Triumph area meeting which was held at Southfork
Caravan a couple of weeks ago, we are now looking forward towards the summer and to
the next big event.
Spring has definitely arrived in Somerset and the park is coming to life with colour. We have lots of exciting events coming up in the summer – The annual Retro Fundraiser is always popular and, as the official campsite for the event, pitches are filing up – we do still have some space available though so get in touch soon to secure your pitch.
a great county for cyclists and there are many routes designed to allow you to
explore this unique part of rural England. Visitsouthsomerset.com have put
together a guide for a great 80 miles cycle route around South Somerset which
can be completed in 8 easy stages and offers the chance to explore the area at
a leisurely pace.
for the fifth year running, the wonderful Retro Fundraising event is being held
in Martock on 2nd July 2017.
As with previous years, Southfork Caravan and Camping Park is pleased to
be the official camp site for the event.
The Yandles, annual Woodworking Show and Sale is being held on 7th and 8th April this year, Nr Mattock in Somerset.
With the start of the meteorological spring, things are starting to come alive on the park and we are looking forward to
longer days, better weather and the start of the new
camping season. The Easter Holidays are
the first chance many of us have to get away in the Spring and we are taking
bookings now for the glamping pod, touring and camping pitches and static caravans.
Come and Join us for the Triumph Sport Six Club's South West Somerset Gathering at Southfork Caravan Park in Martock on 3rd and 4th June. This is a brand new event set up by the Somerset Area of the TSSC
Congratulations to our Facebook competition winner, Nikki Stephenson who has won a fabulous free weekend stay for 2 in our wonderful glamping pod.
One of the
nice things about being holed up over winter is thinking about what you are
going to do once the better weather comes and planning your first camping trip
of the season.
Early spring is the perfect time to book a Glamping break in Somerset. After the madness of Christmas and as the days start to get a bit longer the first snowdrops, the ‘harbingers of Spring’ start to appear, and we all start to think about getting out and about a bit more. For all but the most intrepid of us though, a camping break in a tent at this time of year is not so appealing!
important to winterise your motorhome before the cold weather sets in. Taking steps to do this in good time will
mean that you are ready to hit the road again when the better weather comes in the
The Autumn is a great time to get away for a short camping break and this year the autumn colours are spectacular. Our site, Nr Yeovil, in Somerset is a great place to enjoy a late autumn break.
There are a
number of factors to consider when you are choosing a storage location for your
caravan or motorhome. The basic choice
comes down to whether you are going to store at home or at secure storage
location away from your home.
The end of the summer camping season is a great time to book your caravan in for a specialist service and clean to ensure that it is ready for when you want to start camping again.
Here at Southfork Caravan Park Near Yeovil in Somerset we have a fully equipped, AWS approved workshop and offer a comprehensive servicing and cleaning for your caravan or motorhome.
Camping is a great way to relax and unwind from
the pressure of modern life and it’s ‘always-on’ mentality. Spending some time away from technology
allows you the time to recharge your batteries and enjoy being out of contact
for a while. Free from the usual chores
of day to day life, camping breaks can be great thinking time and enable you to
spend quality time with friends and family...
Glamping area is here and it’s looking fantastic!
The first of our new Glamping units is completed. ‘Glamping’, or glamorous camping has risen in
popularity in recent years and it’s easy to see why.
After lots of hard work we are excited to confirm that we have an official opening date of 1st December
Now that the season is coming to an end we have started work on
clearing the field for the new storage area, after three days with a
digger, we have moved a lot of mud!
There is always a great range of events and attractions for all age groups happening in South Somerset, always plenty to do come rain or shine...
We have taken on the David Bellamy Bee Pledge so have got our new gardener Elliot clearing the beds and planting some new flowers around the park.
The 2015 Retro Event was a huge success and the hard work by Garry,
Kirstie and all the volunteers made to a well organised and enjoyable
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