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Waddington Airshow-Barn Farm camping

Post by Sooty » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:21 pm

Nicely situated,is it recommended? Or is there anywhere else nearby?

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Re: Waddington Airshow-Barn Farm camping

Post by stealth117 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:48 pm

This will be my 5th year going to stay at the Barn Farm, it is a very good price and the location is exellent. If you want to watch the show from the site then you can still see everything from there. Also the people that run the site are very friendly and helpful.

I would certainly recommend staying here, the only downside is no showers so you have to have a wash in a bowl or just smell for the few days your there :D

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Re: Waddington Airshow-Barn Farm camping

Post by Sooty » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:27 pm

Just read the terms and conditions,no cooking inside your tent.!!!!

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Re: Waddington Airshow-Barn Farm camping

Post by Dunk » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:20 pm

Stayed there last year for the first time, very basic, but excellently situated for photos.

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Post by GOOSE » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:02 am

Always seems very popular and not to far to walk to the local amenities.

There's a choice of 4 pubs, 3 in Waddington and one in Harmston. Plus a Royal British Legion in Waddington.

You've then got a Chippy (also does Kebabs) / Pizza place, Chinese and an Indian. Also a decent sized Budgens. :thumb:

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Post by Dunk » Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:20 pm

GOOSE wrote:Always seems very popular and not to far to walk to the local amenities.

There's a choice of 4 pubs, 3 in Waddington and one in Harmston. Plus a Royal British Legion in Waddington.

You've then got a Chippy (also does Kebabs) / Pizza place, Chinese and an Indian. Also a decent sized Budgens. :thumb:
Oh at the Budgens you could still get the discounted priced tickets on the Friday afternoon, which is great when your waiting to see what the weathers doing!

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Re: Waddington Airshow-Barn Farm camping

Post by GOOSE » Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:21 pm

Must let me know if you will be there this year Dunk, if so I'll take you for a pint! :thumb:

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Post by GOOSE » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:54 pm

There's also a decent petrol station open until 11 pm too. :thumb:

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Re: Waddington Airshow-Barn Farm camping

Post by Paulo » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:11 pm

Hey Dunk, when you say very basic what do you mean?

I'm bringing the wife and there is no way she will want a field with dirty portaloos like Fairford campsites offer.

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Re: Waddington Airshow-Barn Farm camping

Post by Dunk » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:35 pm

Paulo wrote:Hey Dunk, when you say very basic what do you mean?

I'm bringing the wife and there is no way she will want a field with dirty portaloos like Fairford campsites offer.
Campsite facilities:

Toilets with hand wash and servicing
Disabled/Baby Changing toilets with servicing
Mains water
Sanitation point
Calor butane and propane gas is available on site in 4.5kg, 6kg and 7kg plus camping sizes
Not provided:

We do not sell air show tickets
No showers
No electric hook ups
Refuse disposal
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Re: Waddington Airshow-Barn Farm camping

Post by Dunk » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:39 pm

Just to add, it is basically it is a field full of Thunder boxes!

They are regularly attended and pretty clean.

Have to say it was a great spot, you have a gate to get in about 50 metres away, with a bus to transport you up to the static park. and only a 10 minute walk to the end of the runway.
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Re: Waddington Airshow-Barn Farm camping

Post by mattjohnconker » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:08 pm

There were a lot of drunken idiots camping there last year,for the second year running i had no sleep, they were particularly bad last year,the land owner said he would keep better control of the idiots this year,i hope they do, excellent camp site regarless of noise,bus stop outside, it didnt cost much to get to bracebridge, camp away from the toilets, the may flys at dusk were great last year,people were running all over the place, organisers please keep on top of the loud idiots,great campsite otherwise,make sure to take some good tent pegs and hammer as the grounds full of rocks,bracebridge heath is the best place to go to watch in my opinion

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Re: Waddington Airshow-Barn Farm camping

Post by Dunk » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:41 pm

we ended up near a party of about 30 people in 6 tents - they were noisy, but quiet by 2300 ish.

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Re: Waddington Airshow-Barn Farm camping

Post by mattjohnconker » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:57 pm

Thats about the right time to settle,i dont mind normal noise, the one lot i was near to went on all night shouting and swearing all the way till 5-6 am each night/morning,to be fair the organisers did talk to them twice and banned them,i hope they will keep on top of the yobs better this year,i cant wait,one more bit of advise,get your car out early as you will get stuck on site as the road out gets closed

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Re: Waddington Airshow-Barn Farm camping

Post by Richard B » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:51 am

mattjohnconker wrote:Thats about the right time to settle,i dont mind normal noise, the one lot i was near to went on all night shouting and swearing all the way till 5-6 am each night/morning,to be fair the organisers did talk to them twice and banned them,i hope they will keep on top of the yobs better this year,i cant wait,one more bit of advise,get your car out early as you will get stuck on site as the road out gets closed
Sounds like the lot up from us, even kept us awake, they ended up fighting in the early ours also.
think they was kicked off the next day,

Great site thou, been useing Barn farm for the last 10 years, as been said basic camping great location short walk to the Harmston end, was fantastic last year on the Friday with the Thunderbirds practice with the Harmston end being in use.

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Re: Waddington Airshow-Barn Farm camping

Post by Sooty » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:50 pm

Anyone know if they send reminders out like Kempsford?

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Re: Waddington Airshow-Barn Farm camping

Post by Richard B » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:14 pm

No fliers, just book the site in the new year from there website.

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Post by vortex003 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:31 pm

Sooty wrote:Just read the terms and conditions,no cooking inside your tent.!!!!

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Re: Waddington Airshow-Barn Farm camping

Post by DPF » Sat May 24, 2014 3:45 pm

Dunston Pillar Farm.

www.dunstonpillarfarm.co.uk

Not so close, but close enough to watch it all :)

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