Access Statement

The Alders is set on a working farm in Parkland in the centre of the village.  All pitches are spaciously sited in bays screened by trees to give space and privacy. We strive to ensure that all guests and visitors can enjoy the facilities and surroundings within the park. Our aim is to help in any way we can and if you require any assistance during your stay or whilst planning your visit we will be delighted to offer our services.

  • The Alders Reception is at the main entrance just off the village street. Following check in, new arrivals are shown the security gate operation and guided to their pitch.  Access is via a 350m long level tarmac road. For all our guests’ safety, a speed limit of 15 mph is operated throughout the park. The land is very flat, dry and firm with tarmac or stoned roads giving vehicular access to all bays.
  • There is a toilet, a public telephone and tourist information at Reception. There is a  20cm  high step into Reception and the toilet door is  0.74 m wide
  • On arrival a site plan and arrival information are issued with details of emergency telephone numbers, local amenities, supermarkets, eating places and other essential information.
  • Office opening hours are displayed.  There is a bell to summon help if required and a warden’s telephone number for 24hr emergency help is displayed at the security gate.
  • The Alders provides for touring caravans, tents and motorhomes with grass pitches and hard standings (some concrete, some fine stone). Six hard standings are reserved for motorhomes and touring caravans. Five camping pods are provided within a landscaped area which includes a covered BBQ shelter and separate eco toilet.
  • Assistance in pitching on arrival is always offered.
  • Staff are always happy to assist with any problems. The local Doctors’ Surgery is sympathetic to Visitors’ emergency illness.
  • Gas is available and can be brought to your caravan.
  • A late arrivals pitch with electric hook up and water tap is situated just inside the security gate.
  • Parking for one car only on the grass beside your caravan is allowed. There is a Visitors’ car park on the site.
  • There are numerous water points and dustbin areas – at least one of each to every bay. A central chemical toilet disposal point offers easy emptying, a flushing system and wash basin and towels for hand washing. There is a waste disposal point specifically for motorhomes.
  • Each dustbin area has recycling facilities. There are five fire points no more than 90m from any caravan
  • There are two toilet blocks both accessible by car and both have a hard path up to the door.  The smaller block has immediate access from the path 1.87m wide to a shower room (door is 0.85m wide) with standard height washbasin and toilet for the disabled and baby changing. The room is 2.35m by 1.85m excluding the shower area which has a large sunken shower with a shower seat and hand rail. 
  • The larger toilet block has a room for the disabled which is reached through the main door (0.89m wide) and along a corridor  1.4 m wide. This room is 2.45m by 2.5m and has a floor level shower with shower seat and a toilet with a low level small wash basin which can be reached from the toilet.  Hand rails are strategically placed.
  • The toilet blocks are both centrally heated and have been designed with individual family rooms, each one housing a toilet, washbasin, and shower. Hair dryers are provided. Showers are free and operated by the use of push buttons.
  • There are two outside covered washing up areas. One area with three sinks is accessible via a hard path 1.3m wide. 
  • There is a laundry and drying room with open access – no door - reached from the corridor 1.3m wide in the larger toilet block. The washing machine and drier are coin operated. There is an ironing board and an iron may be borrowed from Reception.
  • A maximum of two dogs including assistance dogs are welcome and there is a dog walk beginning approximately 50m from the site.
  • A gazebo overlooking the cricket field gives shelter in inclement weather.
  • A bus service runs to York or Easingwold.
  • The nearest shop is 2 miles away in Tollerton and has a very comprehensive stock including local produce, milk, bread, fruit, vegetables, and newspapers. There is a small shop in Reception to supply basic needs and selling our farm reared beef, lamb and eggs.
  • The Cricket Club is 150 m from the park on a tarmac road with vehicular access.  The Club welcomes visitors to the Pavilion when there is a match and the Bar is open. There are toilets for the disabled.
  • Mobile telephone coverage and television reception are good on the park, but mobile phone coverage at Reception is not as good. Although we have tried to be as accurate as possible and include as much detail as we can in this statement we are always willing to give information on any aspect of the park if this statement does not answer your particular question. 



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