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

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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

Racing at Cheltenham

Cheltenham Racecourse 2021 Race Dates (during site opening dates):

April - 14, 15, 30

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.

Races can be viewed free of charge by members as pitches are within the "Best Mate" enclosures. Racedays this season will be 'owners only' so upgrades to other enclosures will be unavailable.

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.

Visit the Cheltenham Racecourse website for the most up to date information.

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Cheltenham Racecourse Caravan Club Site
Just been to Cheltenham Race Course only one night. Lovely views and very peaceful. Staff are excellent very friendly and helpful. We were having problems booking a site in August and it was no problem for them to book it for us which was much appreciated.

sontim

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 01/08/2021 16:13

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perfect spot!

Cheltenham Racecourse Caravan Club Site
This is a really lovely place to stay for a few days, the location is perfect and easy to find! The views are amazing, we pitched our motor home in front of the desert orchid stand, you will need leveling blocks but you do at most places. You can walk to the park and ride in 30 seconds, you need to go just behind the reception building and follow the path round and through the barrier fence which is open, the buses are every 20 minutes and drop you off outside marks and spencer in the main town of cheltenham, it is about a 10 minute journey. There are plenty of pubs and restaurants as well as plenty of shops, to return to the site you need to catch the bus from outside the superdry shop which is around the corner to your right from where the bus drops you off, get bus D or E. The people who run the site are lovely and very helpful, we didn't use the facilities as we use our own but the site is well kept and the service area for motor homes/caravans are very accessible and clearly marked. we had 2 lovely days here and will definitely be returning in the future.

SaraJ17E62BE28D

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 31/07/2021 14:44

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Cheltenham Racecourse Caravan Club Site
Having read the positive reviews for this site, I absolutely despair. We spent one night in glorious weather and it was utterly depressing. God knows what it’s like in poor weather. Basically it’s like pitching on an Asda car park minus the charm. Unless you were savvy enough to book a grass pitch (we weren’t) you’ll be pitched on a (probably sloping) chunk of tarmac. In fairness some pitches have great views of the Cotswold Hills but most don’t and many have the sun blocked by one of the huge grandstands. On the positive side there’s a lovely park about 15 minutes walk away and the centre of Cheltenham is only 30 minutes or so. Oh, and it’s very cheap but to be honest I’d want paying to stop here again. Grim. But not like the fairy tales.

HarryandDeb

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Reviewed on 29/07/2021 20:55

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Cheltenham Racecourse Caravan Club Site
Stayed here for a few days at the tail end of the Covid restrictions. The site is in a great location, with some fantastic views of the Racecourse and hills. Easy access to the town, with plenty of places to visit. A choice of pubs to visit within walking distance and can highly recommend the Kings Arms, dog friendly too! I can understand the comments regarding a car park feel, but we chose a grass pitch so didn't have that feeling! Decent facilities, bit dated, but usual high level of cleanliness. The walk down to the village is a decent walk for the dogs, but no direct access from the site (eg a separate gate)., but no big issue really.

Romogape

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Reviewed on 09/07/2021 18:14

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Great site, lovely town

Cheltenham Racecourse Caravan Club Site
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here, fantastic wardens (Peter and jenny when I stayed), very helpful. Disabled facilities were the best of any site I have stayed on, spotless, and well thought out, well done caravan Club, see, you can do it.... Only negative, a lot of sloping pitches, so be prepared to use levelling blocks. Will definitely be back

stevec195

Reviewed on 25/06/2021 21:21

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01242 523102

Site information

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 summer. 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 will be fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we will still be requiring social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 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.

Please Note: There are major roadworks in place till February 2022 to 2 bridges at M5 Junction 11, Golden Valley gyratory linking the M5 and A40. Please consider using alternative junctions to avoid delays. See Highways England for more information.

The Jockey Club will be making repairs to the Grandstand and Best Mates Stand next to the site between 8am-16:30 from 28 June until the end of August (subject to extentions due to weather conditions). There may be some contruction noise during working hours.

Race Days in 2021

Cheltenham Racecourse 2021 Race Dates (during site opening dates):

April - 14, 15, 30

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.

Races can be viewed free of charge by members as pitches are within the "Best Mate" enclosures. Racedays this season will be 'owners only' so upgrades to other enclosures will be unavailable.

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.

Visit the Cheltenham Racecourse website for the most up to date information.