Exeter Racecourse Caravan Club Site (REF : EXE)

Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7XS

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Situated high above Exeter at the top of Haldon Hill, Exeter Racecourse Club Site is attractively surrounded by bright heather and gorse moorland. The location of the caravan park allows for superb views of the rolling countryside and an unparalleled feeling of space and calm.

For many, the first stop on their visit to the area will be historic Exeter and it's Cathedral Close, found at the very heart of the city. Excursions here offer the opportunity not only to absorb this famously historic site but also to indulge in a little shopping as well as a wide choice of restaurants. Visitors to the Exeter Racecourse Club Site seeking the best views Dartmoor has to offer will be delighted with a stroll up Haytor and Canonteign Falls, the highest in all of England. Also nearby is Haldon Forest Park with a range of walking, cycling and mountain bike trails as well as a Go Ape course for the adventurous. The caravan site also gives you easy access to scenic walks along the River Exe to the Quay. A car boot sale is held down at the racecourse every Sunday, so head down for a weekend bargain. 

Even though the site is often used as a quick stop over, many members often enjoy it so much, they extend their bookings and take in the excitement of the stay for longer!

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.

Things to do on site ...

  • Play area

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
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

Supplements

Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)

Yes

Non-electric (hardstanding)

Yes

Non-electric (grass)

Yes

Serviced (electric & hardstanding)
Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

Nearby

Walking notes:

The road around the racecourse is 2 miles (with paths back to the site if that is too far). Belvedere Forest is within 10 minutes drive and has way-marked paths and a raptor observation platform.

Supermarket notes:
The nearest village of Chudleigh has two small supermarkets, a post office, bakers and a chemist.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

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Map

Directions

At the end of the M5 continue onto the A38 (signposted Plymouth). Follow the signs to Exeter Racecourse. After passing the junction with the A380 keep in the inside lane going up a steep hill. Near the top of the hill turn left (sharp turn) signposted Exeter Racecourse. Turn right at mini roundabout and then left into the Racecourse Entrance. Follow Club signs to the site. On Racedays vehicles may cross the racecourse between races.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
EX6 7XS
GPS:
Lat 50.642037 / Lon -3.559329
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
SX897836
OS map ref:
192
Handbook map ref:
E2

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Exeter and Newton Abbot
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Exeter

Activities

Exeter Racecourse 2018 Race Days (during site opening dates):

October

  • Thursday 11th - Season's Opener
  • Tuesday 23rd - Best Mate Beginners Chase Day

November

  • Tuesday 6th - Haldon Gold Cup Day
  • Wednesday 14th - Midweek Racing
  • Sunday 25th - Devon Day

December

  • Friday 7th - Festive Fun
  • Thursday 20th - Christmas Cheer

Exeter Racecourse allows arrivals on race day, however if you arrive when the race is running there may be a short delay.

Exeter Racecourse 2019 Race Days (during site opening dates):

  • March - 18, 24
  • April - 9, 16
  • May - 7
  • October - 10, 22

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Good for families

Excellent stop over site

We have used this site as a convenient stop over site for the West Country. We tend to arrive late at night and make use of the Late Night Arrivals area. It is unfortunate that the LNA is effectively a lorry park outside of the site perimeter. Whilst it suits our purposes, it would benefit from electrical hook up and water facilities at least, of which there are neither. The price is too much for what it is, however we will use due to convenience. The warden couple however are lovely and always very welcoming. The site needs investment really from the Caravan Club, as this is lacking.
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Nice open site, facilities a bit basic, priced accordingly

Second visit. Nice open site, open views, watching stars and shooting stars one night. Toiletblock/showers working adequately but all a bit tired, still very clean and does the job. Some road noise, but despite that still a peaceful relaxed site. Easy access, friendly warden. Nice walks straight from site.

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Night away at the racces

Ideal campsite if you are into your horse racing. We camped for one night on the day of the races (evening race). The camp site is in the middle of the race track and we had a plot close to the track. During the races we would walk to the fence right by the finish line were you can see and feel the horses run past...... There was a big lorry with a big screen showing the race which you could stand and watch the whole race whilst the horses were out of sight. This was all included in the camping price. You can not get into the main race arena without buying a tick for the event, but you can bet online via your smart phone o join in the fun as there is a good 4G signal. I would definitely go back again, especially on race day. If it is a daytime race, you would be better off booking 2 days the day before and the day of the race as you can not get on camp till 12:00 so with an early race it would be busy.
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Good for families

Convenient but basic

Stayed on a no-electric pitch en-route to Cornwall. A very basic site with reasonable facilities block. Quite exposed to the weather and the grass pitches were very uneven which made it very difficult to level a motorhome. A good Fish & Chip van was on site for Friday night. Would have expected better from a "club" site.
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Relaxing stay

Last two weeks in July 2018 had a very relaxing stay, very quiet, spotless facilities, less than ten minutes to Matford P&R by car to Exeter centre, could be difficult at this P&R for Motorhomes can get quite full, bus stop also o/s racecourse to Exeter warden will explain.
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Site contact details

Telephone:
01392 832107

Site information

Due to the Jockey Club closing the main gate, please could all late night arrivals contact the site directly before 8pm if you have a booking and are going to arrive late on site.

Exeter Race Days

Exeter Racecourse 2018 Race Days (during site opening dates):

  • October - 11, 23
  • November - 6, 14, 25
  • December - 7, 20

Exeter Racecourse allows arrivals on race day, however if you arrive when the race is running there may be a short delay. For more information visit the Exeter Racecourse website.

Exeter Racecourse 2019 Race Days (during site opening dates):

  • March - 18, 24
  • April - 9, 16
  • May - 7
  • October - 10, 22