Cheltenham Racecourse Caravan Club Site

Prestbury Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH

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  • Cycling
  • Dogs

Why stay here ...

Situated right on the edge of an elegant spa town, Cheltenham Racecourse Club Site is a desirable site and the perfect base from which to explore the delights of the area. The town of Cheltenham is just one and a half miles from the caravan site through a nearby park, or you can use the convenient regular transport service provided by the Park and Ride. The site is also well placed for visiting the city of Gloucester with its Cathedral and other historic buildings. 50 of the 76 pitches on site are hardstanding so you have a very good chance of securing a hardstanding pitch which gives you more opportunity to tour even when the weather is bad!

Cheltenham Racecourse Club Site puts a wealth of fun activities within easy reach. With its tree-lined promenade and colonnaded buildings, the Regency Spa town is an absolute pleasure for the pedestrian. Regent Arcade provides a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants and you will want to take in the sight of the delightful Wishing Fish Clock. The Everyman Theatre is available for those wanting to experience a little culture as well as enjoying the scenic views of its well maintained gardens. Why not experience the thrill of the races? Famed for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, held every year in March, the racecourse has fixtures throughout the year. All in all, the caravan site offers enough memorable attractions to keep visitors returning time and again.

Non-EHU pitch discount

Book a non-electric hook-up economy pitch at this site for an excellent low price! Find out more about non-EHU pitch discounts.

Check out the Jockey Club's Website for details of What's On.

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi

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Walking notes:

A good walking route near the site is the circular walk around the outside of the racecourse, but please don't walk on the racecourse itself. There is also a circular walk around Cheltenham which is 25 minutes away on foot and the Cleeve Hills are nearby.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The closest is Tesco in Bishops Cleeve, about 2.5 miles from the site.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

Offer image for: Nature in Art - Two for the price of one
Offer image for: Gordon Russell Design Museum - Two for the price of one
Offer image for: Batsford Arboretum & Garden Centre - 10% discount
Offer image for: Land Rover Experience Eastnor - 10% discount
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Directions

From the north: leave the M5 at junction 9. From the south: leave the M5 at junction 11. Then from all directions follow signposts to Cheltenham and the brown racecourse signs. At the roundabout at the edge of the racecourse follow Club signs. The site is inside the racecourse.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
GL50 4SH
GPS:
Lat 51.917412 / Lon -2.065987
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OS field ref:
SO955244
OS map ref:
163
Handbook map ref:
G5

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Cheltenham centre, Cheltenham General Hospital, Gloucester Royal Hospital
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Cheltenham
  • Nearest train station: Cheltenham
  • Train station within 5 miles

Activities

Cheltenham Racecourse 2022 Race Dates (during site opening dates):

We are currently awaiting confirmed dates for the 2022 racing fixtures which should become available into the new year. Please be assured this site will open for bookings as soon as the confirmed race dates are received. Thank you for your patience and do check back on this website for updates.

Important information about race days:

Please plan to arrive and check in on site a day or more before a race day event as we are unable to accept arrivals on the day. If you are leaving the site on a race day, you can do so by 10:00am on day meets and by 12:00noon on evening meets. During race times no vehicle movement is allowed.

If your dog is staying with you, we kindly ask that they be safely kept inside your outfit during race meetings. The site team will be able to advise where you can take your dog for a 'rest-break'.

Races can be viewed free of charge by members as pitches are within the "Best Mate" enclosures, however your are welcome to pay to transfer to any other enclosure.

A changing programme of events takes place on the Racecourse and some noise may be experienced on site. Please call the site for up to date information.

Race dates may be subject to change so please check this webpage for updates or visit the Cheltenham Racecourse website for the most up to date information.

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Geocaching Trip

Cheltenham Racecourse Caravan Club Site
If booking beware of the slope ... even on full height on our chocks we were way out of level but view was good. Bus service into Cheltenham from the Park & Ride close to the site , had to pay even with our bus passes, it was only a £1 but first time we have had to pay while using our passes. We strayed here on the racecourse to go out on our bikes as well as walking to look for Geocaches. The town has a few nice caches hidden in it plus lots in the area that we found using the bikes. Enjoyed the Cream Tea ( purchased from the wardens office, make you own tea ) in the sun sat right next to the track 50 yards from our van. Walk to the showers and toilet block was quiet long glad weather was kind, as normal block very clean. Some day time noise but overnight very peaceful. Back in town had a very good coffee at a old French Fire Truck parked up on a church yard that we found while Geocaching, the closest we have got to being back in France where we would be apart from Brexit and Covid. We were not the only people who struggled with the signs to the site but road works did not help .Free Wifi from the Jockey Club. Might use again but hope we can get a much flatter pitch.

Cajun Duo

Motorhomer from Staffordshire

Reviewed on 01/10/2021 14:05

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Great Location

Cheltenham Racecourse Caravan Club Site
This was our second visit to this site. This visit was early September 2021. I cannot describe this site as a holiday destination, but it is ideal as a stopover or short break. There are a few grass pitches which are snapped up quickly so don't set your heart on one of those. Our pitch was in front of the stand and overlooking the racecourse with extensive views. The pitch is tarmac and is on a slope for which you may want to use your ramps. There is water fill-up available near to reception. and we chose a pitch with electric hook-up. There is a motorhome drive over waste near to reception. There is a toilet/shower block but we did not use this, using our own facilities instead. You can walk the full perimeter of the racecourse, (just outside the boundary) which is a very pleasant walk. If you walk in an anticlockwise direction you will reach the car parks for the course towards the end of your walk. Venture a little further and you will get to the Gloucester and Warwickshire Steam Railway which is well worth a visit. The site is within walking distance of Cheltenham town centre with all that it has to offer.

Scilly Boy

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Reviewed on 30/09/2021 14:54

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Stunning views

Cheltenham Racecourse Caravan Club Site
We love this site and visit quite regularly. It's close to home.easy to get to.and the location is good for visiting Cheltenham Town. We walk into town from the site through Pitfield park.about a mile.the views across the cotswolds are fabulous. I know a lot of people are not a fan of the amount of tarmac,but it never bothers us.there is a grass selection of pitches too.the wardens always seem to be very friendly on this site.and always have time to talk.we also love the views of the racecourse itself. Makes it a bit special to be on one of the most iconic racecourses in the country.

mark1966

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Reviewed on 29/09/2021 17:00

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Great Location !

Cheltenham Racecourse Caravan Club Site
It was our first time staying at this site towards the end of September 2021. We spent 3 x nights here. The location is unique overlooking the racecourse & main stand. There were plenty of pitches to choose from, so we selected a pitch towards the front overlooking the whole course, and the wonderful Cleeve Hill. The pitch was tarmac, however, this did not faze us, as we knew what we were coming to, and we were there primarily for the location and ease of getting into Cheltenham Town. All facilities were clean, and water taps, drains etc., were close at hand. The Wardens were lovely & friendly, and very helpful & sociable. We walked into Cheltenham from the site, which took 30 minutes to the edge of the Town, then another 30 minutes to the other side of the Town. We walked the perimeter of the racecourse every day - clockwise & anti-clockwise, which is a great walk, with some lovely scenery, and great if you are a dog walker. Next time we will take our bikes, as there were some nice roads through the racecourse, which would have been ideal. Our only criticism was the noise on the last night from the Main Stand of the racecourse, as there must have been some social event on there, which went on until 2am. It really was very loud, as I would assume a lot of the attendees were worse for wear for alcohol ! A very nice, unique site, which is great for a base for exploring the Cotswolds.

Ken Wiggins

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Reviewed on 29/09/2021 15:35

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Handy stopover

Cheltenham Racecourse Caravan Club Site
Having been here before we knew the site would be useful for a stop on our long journey. There are plenty of places to eat in Cheltenham, pleasant walking for the dog and the site is quiet. However, we were not happy to be telephoned at around 2.15, by the wardens, while travelling, to ask our time of arrival. We were given the impression that all their other arrivals had been completed and that it would be good if we could pay over the phone and pick up a pack on our arrival. This is the second time we have experienced this here. On our arrival at 4.00, six packs were waiting for new arrivals, so we were not the only ones. After a long journey it is pleasant to meet with wardens and we do not like being harassed for payment while driving. Apart from this they gave us a handy pitch for an early morning start and we had a good night. We were concerned that the toilet blocks were not secure at night and the female block did not smell too good. The showers were lovely and hot. No hairdryers. Would use again but please do not phone us on route fir payment...

drbold

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Reviewed on 14/09/2021 08:24

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01242 523102

Site information

Remember, you only pay 12.5% VAT until 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms are now fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we do still require social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.

Race Days in 2022

Cheltenham Racecourse 2022 Race Dates (during site opening dates):

We are currently awaiting confirmed dates for the 2022 racing fixtures which should become available into the new year. Please be assured this site will open for bookings as soon as the confirmed race dates are received. Thank you for your patience and do check back on this website for updates.

Important information about race days:

Please plan to arrive and check in on site a day or more before a race day event as we are unable to accept arrivals on the day. If you are leaving the site on a race day, you can do so by 10:00am on day meets and by 12:00noon on evening meets. During race times no vehicle movement is allowed.

If your dog is staying with you, we kindly ask that they be safely kept inside your outfit during race meetings. The site team will be able to advise where you can take your dog for a 'rest-break'.

Races can be viewed free of charge by members as pitches are within the "Best Mate" enclosures, however your are welcome to pay to transfer to any other enclosure.

A changing programme of events takes place on the Racecourse and some noise may be experienced on site. Please call the site for up to date information.

Race dates may be subject to change so please check this webpage for updates or visit the Cheltenham Racecourse website for the most up to date information.