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
This was such a lovely place to stay. The site was lovely. It was back to basics in terms of facilities, but it was spotlessly clean and the wardens very friendly. The town of Thirsk is so lovely, it has inspired us to do a tour of Yorkshire. Do not be put off by the facilities.

Edwin Brewer

Reviewed on 08/07/2021 21:15

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Great location

Thirsk Racecourse Caravan Club Site
If you want all the benefits of being able to have easy access to both supermarkets and town centre shopping and dining without the need of a car this site is great. The fact it is all grass pitches may not suit everyone but it was no problem to us nor was the need to move to the rally field for race day. The racing added to the holiday. I must also compliment the site team who could not have been better and more helpful especially when there was need to move to and from the rally field. A great value for money site.

ForestR

Caravanner

Reviewed on 23/06/2021 18:47

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Thirsk Racecourse Caravan Club Site
This is a great site if you want to park the car or van up and not drive again for a week as everything is in walking distance. Tesco and Aldi the other side of the fence and Thirsk town centre 5 minutes away. With ample pubs and restaurants plus a fish shop as well. Only issue is the toilet and shower process and it's not probably the sites fault as there following club rules to the letter. At the time of writing there allowing 3 in the toilets but if this is three in the showers then you could be waiting a while if you want just the toilet. I have been to another site that was using a different colour for the toilets. Added to this people staying on site who don't understand how the band system works. I was stood outside for 10 minutes as there was 3 bands on the hooks. I was getting desperate by this point and I thought I'd check, there was not one person inside. The site's need to make sure people know how the band system works. Moan over.

JONCROSSFIRE

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Reviewed on 20/06/2021 08:18

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good and cheap but....

Thirsk Racecourse Caravan Club Site
When the club say they manage this site for Thirsk Racecourse pay attention because if you are expecting it to be like other club sites you will be dissapointed, That does not mean to say there is anything wrong here it's just a few years behind, a bit like a time warp. The pitches are not organised like other club sites and only those on the inside are flat and level, not a big deal| One end of the site is literaly over the wall from the Lidl loading bay, not a big deal! The facilities are spotlessly clean but are more like an old sports changing room, not a big deal! Due to the amount of heavy rain the site was in danger of flooding, it didnt so, not a big deal, The staff are very friendly, resourceful and relaxed a very big deal!! A great site to visit as is Thirsk just read the description carefully and be prepared.

shed boy

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 29/05/2021 15:24

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Great value for the price of a nights stay

Thirsk Racecourse Caravan Club Site
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.

SlowGiles

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Reviewed on 10/10/2019 22:34

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01845 525266

Site information

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.

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.