Thirsk Racecourse Caravan Club Site (REF : THI)

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.

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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:
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Handbook map ref:
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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 2020 Race Days (during site opening dates):

April

  • Saturday 18 (Opening Meet)
  • Monday 27 (Evening Racing)

May

  • Saturday 2 (Cliff Stud Thirsk Hunt Cup Day)
  • Saturday 9 (Evening Racing)
  • Saturday 16 (Irish Day)

June

  • Monday 15 (Afternoon Racing)
  • Tuesday 16 (Afternoon Racing)

July

  • Wednesday 1 (Afternoon Racing)
  • Friday 24 (Afternoon Racing)

August

  • Saturday 1 (William Hill Thirsk Summer Cup Day)
  • Firday 7 (Family Day)
  • Friday 14 (Evening Racing)
  • Friday 28 (Family Day)

September

  • Saturday 5 (Ladies' Day)
  • Monday 14 (Afternoon Racing & Season Finale)

Members are welcome to stay on site during race days, though please note that all outfits have to be pitched on the Rally Field. This area is non-electric and does not have toilet blocks. Outfits already on site must move to the rally field by 10am the day before a race meeting. Arrivals can be accommodated on race days but will be pitched on the rally field. Visit the Thirsk Racecourse website for the most up to date information.

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Great value for the price of a nights stay

This review is based on the cost per night, so although other sites have many more facilities, they also charge a lot more to stay! Staying here for 5 nights and will update this as my stay progresses, but after the first day, more than happy with my choice, and had a nice chat with the site staff later in the day. Not sure if its just this time of year, but was greeted with a sign saying the office would open at 5pm, but my registration was displayed and instructions on telling me which pitches I should choose from. Seemed pointless to man the office all day when you are as well organised as this. First of all, grass pitches, but even with all the rain managed to choose a pitch that gave a good satellite link for the tv and did not get bogged down (3.5t unit). First big Positive - great mobile phone signal with BT (There should be a rating for all the sites as standard, like Wi-Fi ratings?). Second big Positive - shops are less than a 5 minute walk away, including a large Tesco's. Facilities are a bit dated, but I'm in my late 50's and had no issue with stepping up into the shower, nor with the size of the cubicles and I'm 6'3" tall! There are only 4 showers for men, but I have not seen them packed out, or anyone else in them when I have visited and there are about 30 units on site at the moment. All in all, for the money you are being charged, I struggle to see how anyone can complain. But, maybe I'm just staying at the right time of the year.

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Great staff and good location

My wife is disabled, so we don't travel far. Thirsk is a lovely town, full of character and best to visit on a bustling market day, when there are lots of stalls along the cobbled streets and flagged pavements. The staff onsite are really helpful and their assistance in locating our pitch near to the toilet block was very much appreciated. Plenty of shops in town and both Lidl and Tesco on the doorstep for food shopping. Good spot for exploring the beautiful towns of North Yorkshire, all with their own character. If you don't want to drive, the local train station will get you in to York in a very short time. We won't hesitate to go back again.

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Loved staying her4.

We have stayed on this site several times this year and always found the staff friendly and welcoming. This visit was our last for this year and sorry not be coming back. Pauline and Guy run a tight ship and there relief wardens Andrew and Jayne friendly too. The only problem we have ever had was when we were there a few weeks ago, we left a review then. It is situated in an ideal spot just out of Thirsk town centre. A great location for visiting the area with lots to see and do within a few miles. There can be noise when deliveries arrive at the adjacent supermarket, but no more than anywhere else. Hopefully we will be returning next year with our 2 dogs.
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Disappointed.

See review submitted by Theclampitts and reply from Johnfromdurham. Noise from other campers excessive. Shower block in constant use; finding 10-15 people in small shower room was full on! Site staff rarely visible and needed to manage situation - site full. Offered comment on check out and not welcomed.

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Love this site however

This site is centrally located, fairly level, all grass pitches. It is easy enough to find with Lidl supermarket next door and Tesco Extra opposite. The wardens are friendly, welcoming and very helpful. There is a fire station and ambulance station behind the site and with deliveries to the supermarket and local boy racers it can be a bit noisy. We have stayed here several times, but this time we have left early as there were some very large, noisy and intimidating families arrived. The teenagers walked around in groups of 10 or more, they were driving the adults cars at some speed onsite and the atmosphere and ambiance changed rapidly. We have no problems with groups, but the amount there were and the way they were acting made us feel very wary and make the decision to move off.
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Telephone:
01845 525266

Thirsk Race Days

Thirsk Racecourse 2020 Race Days (during site opening dates):

April

  • Saturday 18 (Opening Meet)
  • Monday 27 (Evening Racing)

May

  • Saturday 2 (Cliff Stud Thirsk Hunt Cup Day)
  • Saturday 9 (Evening Racing)
  • Saturday 16 (Irish Day)

June

  • Monday 15 (Afternoon Racing)
  • Tuesday 16 (Afternoon Racing)

July

  • Wednesday 1 (Afternoon Racing)
  • Friday 24 (Afternoon Racing)

August

  • Saturday 1 (William Hill Thirsk Summer Cup Day)
  • Firday 7 (Family Day)
  • Friday 14 (Evening Racing)
  • Friday 28 (Family Day)

September

  • Saturday 5 (Ladies' Day)
  • Monday 14 (Afternoon Racing & Season Finale)

Members are welcome to stay on site during race days, though please note that all outfits have to be pitched on the Rally Field. This area is non-electric and does not have toilet blocks. Outfits already on site must move to the rally field by 10am the day before a race meeting. Arrivals can be accommodated on race days but will be pitched on the rally field. Visit the Thirsk Racecourse website for the most up to date information.