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The site when it was first opened

COVID-19 UPDATE: Our park is currently closed in line with government regulations. The government has outlined a tentative plan that hospitality and public places may begin to open from July 2020. This may mean that we are able to open from July, and as such we are taking bookings from 4th July 2020. In the event that government restrictions do not allow us to re-open, any bookings which cannot take place will be postponed. Any monies paid for these bookings will be carried forward to a future booking. We are offering customers flexibility to carry their booking forward to any future date (subject to availability), and you do not need to confirm dates straight away. We will hold bookings until you have some future dates in mind.

When we re-open, we will adhere to all government guidelines to ensure risks are minimised for staff and customers. This may include some communal areas not being open, so please be mindful of this when making bookings and please call us to discuss things further if you have any concerns on 01845 537349.

CAMPING POD BOOKINGS: Please also be aware that for the remainder of 2020, we will not be providing bedding, towels (including dog towels/blankets) or cutlery/crockery in our camping pods. This is to reduce risks for both our staff and customers. We will be contacting customers prior to their arrival date who already have bookings in the diary which include bedding, towels and/or cutlery to ensure that they are aware.



Hillside Caravan Park was founded by the Cook family in 2005 as a farm diversification project to help support the farming enterprise. The farm has been in the family since 1966 during which time three generations have farmed dairy and beef cattle which then progressed to solely arable land from 2003 onwards. After many years of happy caravanning trips around the country, and experience of running two Certificated Location sites, when the opportunity to diversify came, setting up a caravan park seemed the obvious choice.

The caravan park opened in summer of 2006 with touring caravan pitches and a purpose built amenities block and caravan storage facility run by the owners Chris and Pat Cook. Whilst setting up the site, Chris and Pat decided from their experience of caravanning with three young children, having all fully serviced super pitches was the way to go. 

Lakeside pitches

Over the new few years, various expansions took place. Additional touring pitches, Glamping Pods, holiday cottage, holiday apartment, reception area, coffee lounge and additional family wet rooms have all been added to extend the facilities available at Hillside.

The next and largest venture was the development of Hillside Meadow Lodges which opened in spring 2018. These owner occupied Holiday Lodges  provide a perfect location for those wanting to make a bigger commitment to holidaying in North Yorkshire. Hillside Meadow Lodges has followed the same ethos as the caravan park, ensuring that the set up makes life as easy as possible for the owner so that they can focus on relaxing whilst on their holidays. Gas is piped to the site to alleviate the need for bottles, the plots are spacious and each one has a charming view of the hills that surround the park and everything is finished to high standard to keep the park looking neat and tidy. 

To cope with the increasing workload, our team of staff has expanded to keep both the Caravan Site and Lodge Park running smoothly.  Mark and Ruth, children of Chris and Pat both work for the family business, along with Sarah, Christine and Tom who all live locally.

Harvesting on the farm