Peep Caravan Park,
Tel 01295 810605
To find site: - From the north leave junction 11 on M40, join the A4260, South of Banbury towards Oxford and at Adderbury, turn left onto B4100 Adderbury-Aynho road, site on right in 300 metres. From the south leave the M40 at junction 10 and head towards Brackley on the A43, at roundabout turn left on B4031to Aynho where you join B4100 to Adderbury. Watch out for left hand turn to campsite immediately after the 40mph speed limit sign. The approach to the site, from the main road, is along a single-track road but there is vision along the road, but caution is advised. Since our last visit they have built a passing bay about halfway between the main road and the site entrance.
This remains one of our favourite sites, not least because it is only 30 miles from where we live and we have made many visits to Bo-Peep Caravan Park since our first visit in 1998 to our most recent in July 2006. Bo Peep Caravan Park is, until the end of 2006, part of the Caravan Club Network as a MUC (Managed under contract) site so Club members get a discount, although unfortunately they are unable to accept CC Site Vouchers. This campsite is owned by the Hodge family who also own Diamond Farm Caravan and Camping Park near Oxford.
The site is split into several pitching areas. One field is set-aside for tent campers. The site has a very relaxed atmosphere, helped in no small way by the friendly and obliging permanent wardens. We have always found that we have been able to stay later than the usual 12 noon rule, which is only used if the site is exceptionally busy. Bo Peep has grown and developed over the years and has gradually added new pitching areas and now has a total of around 114. Obviously the new areas will need a year or two before shrubbery and trees to grow. One thing that is immediately noticeable are the spacious pitches, in most cases better than the Caravan Club standard and it perhaps has the feel of a French country campsite. There are two toilet blocks; one of older design, although this has recently been retiled and updated and the other is modern and spacious. Both are very well looked after. Reception also doubles as a shop selling sweets, ice cream, milk and even a limited selection of beer and soft drinks. Newspapers can also be ordered. There are no particular play areas for children, although there is plenty of space in the adjacent field to kick a ball about. This site is particularly busy at weekends so booking is advised, £10 cheque deposit direct to site, it does not accept debit/credit cards. The campsite has an information room which also contains a PC for use by campers. The internet connection is via a wireless link so those that have a WiFi enabled laptop can also use it. I understand that the campsite is investigating the provision of proper WiFi Hotspot. Use of the PC and wireless connection is currently free but you are asked to make a donation to the local Hospice.
As the names implies it is set on a farm. One unusual feature of the site is the mown walkways around several fields on the farm, which offer a choice of gentle walking opportunities. Most of these also double as dog walks. Not far from the site is a pub that does food. The Oxford Canal is with in walking distance and there is a golf club next door to the site. Bo Peep is popular with caravanners who leave their vans on site, although vans are generally moved by the site staff to the recently extended storage facility rather than being left on a pitch. There are a limited number of hard standings used as permanent pitches.
Up-date April 2016. Sadly it has recently come to my notice that this campsite will cease to be a Touring Caravan Park from the end of 2016. The storage facility will remain open beyond the end of 2016 as usual and the site will still facilitate rallies. More details can be found here
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