Recently we sneaked in a little local stopover at Lower Moorend View Campsite (less than 10 miles from our front door) but we could have been a million miles away from home.
We booked a fully serviced hardstanding pitch which had beautiful views over the fields by day and treated us to a glorious sunset at nightfall.
The 5 hardstanding pitches were upgraded during lockdown and are now beautifully block paved. Each pitch also has a lovely handcrafted milk churn marker, for a welcoming touch.
The shared toilet block is basic but clean, with only two cubicles. There are no shower facilities on this site, we were only staying one night so it wasn’t a problem. Recycling and general rubbish bins and a chemical waste facility are also available alongside the toilet block.
We paid £20 for our pitch but there is nothing on site in terms of childrens entertainment, so come prepared with outdoor games etc. There is however plenty of space for them to run around in the fields exploring. But keep them in sight as it’s a working farm with all the associated dangers. For this reason expect to hear some animal noises and possibly farm machinery.
We really enjoyed our little stay, the sunset was a particular highlight – it was absolutely stunning!
Those who follow me on social media will know that I always try to make life a bit easier for families by finding the best family days out. So, in my campsite reviews I’m going to include some nearby family attractions you can visit on your stay too.
Nearby Family Attractions:
The Yew Tree Inn, Cauldon – a stone’s throw!
Famous for it’s eclectic interior (there’s a full sized motorbike and supposedly a pair of Queen Victoria’s stockings are in there too) the Yew Tree is currently serving from an outdoor bar, with plenty of outdoor seating within its gardens and large gazebo. Home of the Yewstock – Music & Beer Festival (due back in 2022) this year they are holding scaled down ‘garden parties’ over several weekends during the Summer. We took one of these in on our stay and had a really great day in the sunshine listening to some brilliant live music, with drinks in hand woo hoo – a little bit of normality! Completely family friendly, dogs also welcome. Garden parties are FREE to enter, no booking required. Take your own camping chairs though to guarantee a seat as it gets busy later in the day.
Daltons Dairy – 4.2 miles
Serving delicious ice-cream made on site, the flavours are absolutely out of this world. Also a good place to stock up on camping essentials as the pretty shed based honesty shop stocks, milk, eggs and other local produce. In the honesty shop you will find small tubs of icecream and also larger take home tubs. The Hatch has recently opened serving coffee and the amazing fruit spinners – these are not to be missed! Fresh berries mixed into creamy vanilla ice-cream – beautiful! There are picnic benches, a swing ball and several farm themed ride ons out on the grass to keep little ones entertained. No toilet facilities.
Peak Wildlife Park – 3 miles
One of our local favourites places to visit, Peak Wildlife Park offers a unique zoo experience. You walk within the animal enclosures for some serious close encounters with the animals including inquisitive lemurs, wallabies and goats and giant rabbits. In the penguin tunnel you can watch the penguins swim underwater or head up to the viewing platform to watch them being fed. There is a on site café, indoor softplay facility, large outdoor playground and huge bouncy castle too. A great option for a wet weather day as it has the best of both worlds.
Aviator Café Deli – 11 miles
This is a café with a difference, Aviator Café Deli is directly alongside a runway for light aircraft. Both indoor and outdoor seating available. There is also a playground for children that includes a netted trampoline, two slides and some ride on toys too. Watch airplanes, microlights and gliders take off and land while you sip your coffee. While we stayed at Lower Moorend View we saw several light aircraft come over and a hot air balloon too.
Alton Towers – 5 miles
Lower Moorend View campsite is ideally placed to make a weekend of visiting Alton Towers using a bounce back ticket. The resort is now so big and varied you need more than one day to fit it all in! Alton Towers are running a Parent and Toddler (under 5’s) pass for £25 Mon – Fri during term time so the site would also make a lovely little mid week break for those with younger children to visit Cbeebies Land without the painful long car journey home.
Watch our reel to see what fun we had recently using a Parent and Toddler Pass **
Lower Moorend View Campsite is also surrounded by beautiful walking routes including the Manifold Track & Thors Cave, Ilam & Dovedale, and Oakamoor all within a 10 mile radius.
Lower Moorend View Caravan Site, Stoney Lane, Cauldon ST10 3EP. To book call 07753 383467 or 07903 523551
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