Champs Field Campsite



Our new camp site offers pitches for 12 tents and 5 caravans in Champs Field; a lovely meadow type field, which was home to our pony Champ for 37 years, on our working farm in the pretty village of Colton, just 5 miles from York and 20 miles from Leeds and Harrogate. This is a lovely field with camp fire on the edge of the village but is unsuitable for very large metal solid framed tents due to the natural lie of the land.
 
Opposite the field you will find our chickens, about 100 of them laying fabulous eggs with good old fashioned golden yolks which you can buy in the farm shop.  A little wander up the farm track, only if accompanied by a farm worker, you will find our herd of suckler cows. 
 
On the campsite you will find:
5 caravan pitches and 12 tent pitches
1 Toilet
1 Shower - chargable at £1 per 7 minutes
Bad weather shelter with local info, kettle, small fridge and free to use electric socket.
Farm Shop - selling our fresh laid eggs, our own beef and other fresh produce and gifts.
Outdoor seating for refreshments
Washing up station 
Chemical Disposal Point

Electric Hook ups are to be added to the site at some point in 2014, the website will be updated once they are in operation.

Pie & Peas Supper
We are proud to provide a pie and peas supper on the site using our own famous Colton Beef Pies. The cost is £5.50 per person and this must be booked in advance as the pies take an hour to cook. Please note this service must be booked in advance and may not always be available. Coming soon: Yorkshire Pizzas served onsite.
 
BBQ's and Campfires:
We provide a specially prepared safe space for one communal camp fire and you can bring your own wood or we  wood, kindling and firelighters in the shop. We only ask that the fire is used safely and put out by 11pm.  If you would like a fire on your pitch we rent out firebaskets which are safe for use on the farm for a £5 deposit and you can buy firelogs in the shop or bring them with you (the large firelighter type firelog). We also sell disposable BBQ's and guests are welcome to bring their own but these must not be placed on the floor whilst in use/hot.

NEW FOR 2014       Special Activities:
We can now provide professional courses for groups from as little as 4 people during your stay including: willow weaving, bushcraft, basic pottery, crochet classes etc. If you are interested in providing your group with a really special extra like this please get in touch via email for more info.
 
Quiet Time:
As our farm is part of this lovely village our camp has a quiet time of 10pm midweek and 11pm on Friday and Saturdays and we do not welcome loud music at any time.
 
In Colton Village and surrounding areas you will find:
The Sun Inn, 5 minutes walk from the farm is an award winning pub with real local ales and great food - but you are best off booking if you want to eat on a weekend night. Visit their website www.yeoldsuninn.co.uk
Great cycle routes through pretty villages and into the cycling city of York. www.cyclingcityyork.org.uk
Lovely walks through the countryside.
Colton Bridge - a unique place for trainspotting where you can sometimes see the new steam trains being tested or old engines being brought to and from the National Rail Museum in York.
All Saints Church in Bolton Percy (approx 3 miles from Colton)  - a medievel church known as the minster of the north before being overtaken by York Minster. A great building well worth a visit with some amazing stained glass windows. Opposite the church is the old church yard which is renowned for its wildflowering garden, also worth a look if you are at the church. www.ainstyvillages.co.uk
D'oylys Tea Rooms, Bolton Percy - a really lovely tea rooms in beautiful gardens in this lovely village. You will find a warm welcome and scrumptious afternoon teas here. www.doylys.co.uk
 
2014 Rates:
Low Season = All dates except July/August: 
£10 per tent including 4 people.
Extra people £2 each.
Shower tokens £1 each from the farm shop.
High Season = July/August
£17 per tent per night including 4 people
Extra people £2 each
Shower tokens £1 each from the farm shop

2014 Grand Depart Rates: 
Arrivals from 3rd, 4th and 5th July 2014 require a minimum 3 night stay and full payment at the time of booking.
£20 per pitch per night inc 2 people.
Awnings/gazebos must be booked in at a rate of £3 per night.
Extra people £4 per person.

For other 2014 dates please contact us.

Awnings and Gazebos
We accept awnings and gazebos by prior arrangement and at a cost of £3 per night. This is because they can soon fill up extra pitches which we then cannot rent out. We hope you understand.
 
Extra Large Tents:
Guests must advise us at the time of booking if any of the tents are extral large i.e. more than 6m x 6m floor space. In these cases an extra fee may be charged as extra pitches are used up.

Exclusive Use Bookings:
If we have no other bookings on the night/s you require we can offer an exclusive use rate for the field of £135 per night. This includes up to 12 tents or 7 caravans and ensures you have sole use of the field. Minimum 2 night stay on weekends and 3 night stay on bank holiday weekends is required.
 
Children under 16
We love having children on the site, but they must be accompanied by adults at all times as this is a working farm.

Opening times:
The campsite is open year round. New arrivals are welcome from 1pm and asked to depart by 11am unless agreed otherwise, which we are always happy to extend if we are able to.
 
Dogs:
As we are a working farm it is difficult to accept dogs, however we will always welcome guide dogs and hearing dogs which are constantly accompanied.
 
Reservations:
Please telephone 01904 744371 or email angela@fftf.co.uk Please note that as we are a working farm we may not be in to answer your call, but please leave a message and we will return all calls asap.  We ask for a 50% deposit to secure bookings, the remainder payable upon arrival. In the event that you have to cancel a booking, we will try our best to fill your space so we can refund any paid deposit. Please note: as per a number of other reputable campsites who are suffering from high numbers of non-arrivals, we will charge for non arrivals who do not inform us that they are not coming, however please be assured we are always understanding of people who inform us in advance.
 
 
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