Cheltenham Racecourse Club Campsite

Prestbury Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

LOW 10% refundable deposit plus FREE cancellations and FREE amendments*

Situated right on the edge of an elegant spa town, Cheltenham Racecourse Club Campsite is located within the 'Best Mate' arena and viewing area of Cheltenham Racecourse, directly opposite the main grandstand and at the finish line of the racecourse. With a high percentage of hardstand pitches, whilst on slightly sloping tarmac, you are offered mesmerizing views of the racecourse itself as well as Cleeve Hill, providing a very good chance of securing a hardstanding pitch giving you more opportunity to tour even during inclement weather! Cheltenham Racecourse Club Campsite 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.

Cheltenham Racecourse Club Campsite 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.

Please note, site night vouchers are not accepted as the Club manages this site on behalf of the owners'.

Please note: Reception at this site closes at 6pm - latest arrival time is 8pm. If you will be arriving between 6pm - 8pm, please contact the site during the day of arrival before 6pm. The site team will be happy to provide you with your check in information. 

*Book any UK Club campsite with a 10% fully refundable deposit (minimum £20) plus FREE cancellations and FREE amendments up to 21 days before arrival. Applies to any non-promotional booking.

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
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi

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Nearby

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 the huge range of free pre-mapped walks and hikes near our campsites at Outdooractive's website. You can download the free Outdooractive app and member's can save €10 on an Outdooractive Pro or Pro+ annual subscription.

Supermarket notes:

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

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Offers available to Club members

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Directions

Map showing campsite location

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:
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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 2024 Race Dates (during site opening dates):

April - 17, 18

May - 3

Important information about race days:

Please plan to arrive and check in on site a day or more before a race event as we are unable to accept arrivals on the day. If you are leaving the site on a raceday, you can do so by 10:00am on day meets and by 12:00 noon 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.

2024 race dates during the campsite season are 17 & 18 April and 3 May. Visit Cheltenham Racecourse for the most up to date information on all race dates and events.

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Good for families

Peaceful stay

Cheltenham Racecourse Club Campsite
A warm welcome with helpful information about dog walks and local transport. Was given a choice of pitch and settled on one looking over the racecourse to the surrounding hills. The large hard standing area was initially slightly strange but had definite advantages: clean shoes and dog feet, and the EHU cable was clean and dry to pack away. This site is in Cheltenham town so would be ideal for attending the literature / jazz festivals. I stayed here while house hunting and it was a good location for accessing all areas of the town. Very quiet through the night.

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Motorhomer

Reviewed on 29/05/2024 10:58

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Good for families

Nice spot

Cheltenham Racecourse Club Campsite
Used this site as we were having a family occasion in Cheltenham. Very good location and the views are spectacular. It was the first day of opening for the year so it was very quiet. My wife had an issue with the ladies showers but this was quickly resolved by the helpful staff. The shower blocks although old were clean and well modernised. They were very cold as the heating was not on. The heaters are wall mounted fan heaters. I would suggest that perhaps these should be replaced by more modern efficient heating possibly using solar panels on the roof. The site is in the car park of the course and slopes steeply especially in front of the stand. Levelling blocks are a must. All in all we had a good stay. Uber taxi into Cheltenham was £7.00 Will use again.

MartinE92

Caravanner

Reviewed on 19/04/2024 11:39

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Good for families

Not a restful site

Cheltenham Racecourse Club Campsite
We have stayed at this site a number of times purely because of the park & ride service into the town centre. However, as this is a racecourse, there seems to be constant comings & goings at all times - both day & night connected to the racecourse. Vehicles and machinery being used at antisocial hours and this morning we had a generator & power washer going from 7am to past 1pm. Yesterday there was a delivery (?) at 8am crashing crates which echoed throughout the site. These annoyances are common to every stay we’ve had on this site. Unfortunately, the gypsy fraternity will occasionally break into the park & ride car park and camp there causing the residents of the Club site to ring for access from the site security and you need to run the gay through the thoroughfare whilst Jack Russells snap at your heels and children swear at you. I would say the site staff are pleasant and obliging and keep the place clean but if you are looking for an undisturbed nights sleep or restful break - don’t come here!

Charlie the Builder

Reviewed on 10/10/2023 19:34

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Good for families

No better than three years ago

Cheltenham Racecourse Club Campsite
Unfortunately this site hasn't improved since i was last here. The staff were rude and unhelpful and gave us the wrong directions to the pitch, after complaining about the booking and where we'd parked on arrival - in pitch blackness. It's basically a soulless car park in the middle of the racecourse, with signage you're not likely to see if you arrive after dark. There are much nicer and better run club sites in the vicinity.

fruitbat33

Reviewed on 06/10/2023 23:48

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Good for families

excellent staff.

Cheltenham Racecourse Club Campsite
Marcela and Richard couldn't be more helpful, good access to town walk or bus, bus routes to several places and some nice cycle routes into Cotswold's, the grass pitches are best quite a bit of a slope on hard standings, will come back.

mick6192

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 04/09/2023 11:23

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01242 523102
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Site information

Before you travel

Ahead of your arrival onsite, please check our Before you travel webpage (camc.com/beforeyoutravel) for key information about roadworks or diversions and any site works that may be underway.

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!

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Race Days in 2024

Cheltenham Racecourse 2024 Race Dates (during site opening dates):

April - 17, 18

May - 3

Important information about race days:

Please plan to arrive and check in on site a day or more before a race event as we are unable to accept arrivals on the day. If you are leaving the site on a raceday, you can do so by 10:00am on day meets and by 12:00 noon 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.

2024 race dates during the campsite season are 17 & 18 April and 3 May. Visit Cheltenham Racecourse for the most up to date information on all race dates and events.