Thirsk Racecourse Caravan Club Site

Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1QL

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  • Cycling
  • Dogs

Why stay here ...

One of our caravan sites in North Yorkshire, Thirsk Racecourse Club Site is managed by The Club on behalf of the Racecourse. Whilst staying here you'll be pitched within sight of the main stand, with the famous turf stretching out before you. A 5-minute walk from the caravan park will take you to the lovely cobbled market town of Thirsk, with its quaint shops, pubs, cafes, secluded side streets and rich local atmosphere and the award winning James Herriot Museum. There are two supermarkets located adjacent to the site and the train station is only a mile away so you can easily visit the cities of York and Newcastle.

Conveniently situated midway between the A1 and the A19, Thirsk Racecourse Club Site makes for a natural overnight stop - but there's so much more to explore as well. Just a short drive away are many other traditional Yorkshire market towns such as Helmsley, Masham and Bedale. You will also be in pretty Herriot country, between the lovely rounded Yorkshire Dales and the more dramatic North York Moors - you'll want to make the time to enjoy the splendid views and walks that these two majestic destinations have to offer. There are various National Trust and English Heritage sites within the surrounding area, including spectacular abbeys such as Fountains, Rievaulx, Jervaux and Bylands. Whether you plan a longer stay or a short travelling break, this caravan site has much to recommend itself and you are assured a relaxing and pleasant stay.

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas
  • 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 with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good

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Walking notes:

The site is a perfect base from which to explore both the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors. Just a five minute walk takes you to the centre of Thirsk, or the River Cod where you can enjoy a stroll.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are Tesco and Lidl, directly opposite the site. Aldi is 1 mile away. All are acessible for motorhomes.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

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Directions

Use following route only: caravans are not allowed on A170 Sutton Bank. Leave A1 at junction 50 signposted Ripon, Thirsk onto A61 (signposted Thirsk). Site entrance is on the left (just past the racecourse buildings).

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
YO7 1QL
GPS:
Lat 54.231305 / Lon -1.349815
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OS field ref:
SE420820
OS map ref:
99
Handbook map ref:
H10

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Ripon and Northallerton
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Thirsk
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Train station within 5 miles

Activities

Thirsk Racecourse 2021 Race Days:

  • June - 30
  • July - 23
  • August - 1, 6, 13 (evening), 27
  • September - 4, 13

Please Note: On race days you will be required to move to the rally field at 10am on the day of an evening race, returning the following day, or at 10am the day before an afternoon race, returning the evening of the race day. There are no facilities on the rally field.

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

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Thirsk Racecourse Caravan Club Site
Site is very well located,toilets showers old but clean.Only 1 cassette emptying point which is not enough.Wardens do a very good job,there is no barrier at entry which is means anybody can enter.Thirsk is a very good market town,with good pubs and a small market on Saturday.

R.Ashmore

Reviewed on 21/09/2021 10:46

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Thirsk Racecourse Caravan Club Site
Stayed here for 3 nights and were a little disappointed. The site is basically a field which is owned by the racecourse. If it’s a race day you have to move your outfit to another field! The facilities are massively lacking sadly. They’re used on race days so the condition of them are sub standard compared to the clubs usual standard. Lots of squashed flies on the walls and ceilings. On a plus side it’s really handy to walk into Thirsk which is only 5 minutes away. There’s a 2 supermarkets opposite the site. It’s an Ok site to use as a base but don’t expect it to be top class or quiet.

chris23

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Reviewed on 31/08/2021 11:58

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San Facs are disgusting

Thirsk Racecourse Caravan Club Site
Site was Okay. Made very welcome by staff. However the San FACS were in a disgusting state. The ladies shower was littered with blood soaked tissues.

melvild

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 26/08/2021 18:07

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Amazed what a busy town Thirsk is.

Thirsk Racecourse Caravan Club Site
Only a handful of pitches have any view of the racecourse and buildings, mostly it’s a field surrounded by a fence with no particular view. So, not quite the atmospheric surroundings the Club photos might suggest. There is a dog walk which is a strip of grass at the back of the car park. Not an issue for us but seems cheeky to say it has a dog walk. The toilet/ reception block is very dated but clean and functional. The motorhome service is split into a fresh water tap near the entrance to the site ( which is easy to overlook) and a grey water disposal point nearer to reception placed by someone who has almost certainly never even seen a motorhome. The site badly needs more fresh water points and another elsan point - there is one at the far end of the site. There is a fair bit of road noise - if you have a pitch backing onto the fence then you have either a main road or the service road to Lidl behind you. The central pitches aren’t marked in any way other than the marker pegs as it’s grass so there is a wandering line of units and a couple of the pitches have fire safety points within their space - you have very little room but great if you are very worried about fire I guess. However, very handy for Tesco and Lidl and the town of Thirsk. I can’t imagine how you could park a motorhome any nearer to the town and even car parking in the centre is limited. The wardens were very friendly. I’ve never been to Thirsk before and it is quite interesting and I liked the James Herriot place ( memories of my grandmother who was a big fan). Amazingly busy town centre - not somewhere to go for a quiet weekend.

Phlp

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Reviewed on 25/08/2021 17:08

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Good for walking access to Thirsk otherwise disappointing

Thirsk Racecourse Caravan Club Site
Site is an open field between the racecourse and edge of Thirsk. Lacks any atmosphere. Significant road noise during the day and area close to Lidl noisy. Facilities are very cramped and tired (although clean). Easy access on foot into the centre of Thirsk (5 minutes walk).

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01845 525266

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.

Thirsk Race Days

Thirsk Racecourse 2021 Race Days:

  • June - 30
  • July - 23
  • August - 1, 6, 13 (evening), 27
  • September - 4, 13

Please Note: On race days you will be required to move to the rally field at 10am on the day of an evening race, returning the following day, or at 10am the day before an afternoon race, returning the evening of the race day. There are no facilities on the rally field.

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