“Here you can find us on the tractor! Thank you so much for a wonderfull camping experience… Thistledown has it all: spacious ecofriendly camping, campfires, great lunches and cakes, yummy pizza, and the surroundings are amazing! We enjoyed Woodchester Park & the Cotswolds. We didn’t have time enough to do it all, so we will be back!”

We are now taking bookings for the 2018 camping season. We seem to book up earlier each year so please book as soon as possible if you have dates in mind – especially if you’re booking for a Bank Holiday. The café will be open Wednesday to Sunday throughout the winter, serving lunch everyday and brunch at the weekends. We plan to have some pop-up evenings soon as well! For 2018 we’ll have an online booking system for the café as well – if you’re camping with us and would like to eat then please book as we are often very busy in the summer. Send us an email if you have any questions. Hopefully we’ll see you next year, if not before!

After much deliberation our judging panel – award winning local author Sue Limb, poet Laura Webb, and writer, editor and comedian Betsy Vriend – have settled on a winning entry in our haiku competition. There were hundreds of entries and choosing a winner proved to be very difficult so we’ve added second and third place prizes. Read more