New campsite at Butt Farm

Campsite with cows

As a birthday treat trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park forced us to head to, gulp, south Yorkshire we decided to find a new campsite for the night to save us from the dreary motorway journey home. So we threw the camping gear and tent into the car the night before we headed off to Doncaster.

I found this new campsite on the UK Camp Site website, which, despite being a very old fashioned looking website, is pretty much the best one to use for finding recommendations and reviews of UK campsites. The campsite I found is called Butt Farm and is a brand new site opened at the beginning of this camping season year by the new-ish owners of a farm near Beverley, in East Yorkshire.

The site itself was a simple rectangular field with hardstanding and grass pitches, some with electric, It wasn’t huge, but there was plenty of space around the pitches for the kids to run about. The cows came to say hi too!

The campsite is next to the cows field

There’s plenty of space to run around and play football, although it’s not advisable to play that in crocs as we had a toe injury. The area was very peaceful, with the gentle moo-ing of the cows (and bull) in the fields next door.

Plenty of space to run around and play in the campsite

The owners had renovated the old barn, or cowshed, into the shower and washroom facilities, and they were very well looked after. Warm and cleaned regularly, with clever use of wooden crates for shelves by the basins.

Fire pits for hire from the campsite

It was £10 a night to hire a firepit, wood, and marshmallows which seemed a little steep, especially as if you stay more than one night. Most other sites that sell wood, offer the fire pits for free, just simple wheel rims on a stone base, and the bag of wood and kindling is just around £4.50 – £6.

The only other very slight downside is you could hear the road noise in the evening which did die down during the night however as the site is so close to a town it was to be expected. But apart from those two niggles, it was a perfect spot for peaceful camping for a night. I’d never visited the town of Beverley either and it’s really pretty with a town square and lots of boutique-style shops to browse in.