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FAQs

LOCATION & TRANSPORT

WHERE IS WILD CANVAS?

We are located at Coppey Moor Cottage, within the grounds of Turvey House, Bedfordshire MK43 8EQ

HOW TO GET THERE?

The village of Turvey is located in Bedfordshire. If driving, use postcode MK43 8EQ in your navigation device. This will take you straight to the campsite. Please note that there is no thoroughfare to the campsite from the Turvey Estate main entrance.

 

The nearest, main line train station is Bedford (Thameslink) with regular trains from Kings Cross. From there, you will be able to take buses (No.41) to the village of Turvey (direction Northampton). Otherwise, taxis are available at the train station and cost around £15 for a 15 minute journey.

WHERE ARE THE NEAREST SHOPS?

Turvey itself has two general village shops (one includes a Post Office), an excellent butcher’s shop, and two pubs. There is a footpath that connects the campsite to the village (15 minute walk). Please shop locally where possible. 

 

Olney, only four miles away, is a lovely small market town that has a Co-Op, a small Sainsbury’s, a market on Thursdays and a really good deli, plus several restaurants and takeaways and many other interesting shops. 

 

There are several market towns and historic villages in the area that offer good options for food and general shopping and also for exploration. The nearest, Bedford (8 miles), has a large Sainsbury’s on our side of the town. Slightly further afield, the village of Ampthill (15 miles) has a Waitrose. Further afield, Dunstable (28 miles) is another historic market town.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Local attractions include Woburn Safari Park, Whipsnade Zoo and Dunstable Downs within the Chilterns (AONB), the highest point in Bedfordshire. 

 

Also;

– Harold Odell Country Park: 10 mins drive

– Castle Ashby and Gardens: 15 mins drive

– Gullivers Dinosaur and Farm Park: 25 mins drive

– Salcey Forest: 25 mins drive

– Milton Keynes (for indoor karting, climbing and Snozone snow activities): 25 mins drive

– Stanwick Lakes (for walks and kids’ activities): 30 mins drive

– Ride Leisure (inflatable water park): 30 mins drive

– Bletchley Park: 30 mins drive

CAMPING, VEHICLES & PARKING

DRIVING / PARKING

Please follow the signs when you enter the site and park your vehicle in the dedicated car park. Please observe the 5mph speed limit and the one-way signs.  Each camping booking includes 1 parking pass. If you are planning to bring more than one vehicle, please book this as an extra when completing your booking.

CAN I DRIVE MY CAR TO THE PITCH?

All vehicles will need be parked in the car park. Our camping fields are vehicle free making it safer for kids and ensuring a peaceful stay for all campers.

HOW FAR IS THE CAR PARK FROM THE CAMPING FIELDS?

Approximately 100 meters minimum to 750 meters maximum depending on where you pitch.

HOW CAN I TRANSPORT MY STUFF?

We provide a number of large wheelbarrows to transport your tent and belongings to your pitch. 
We also recommend guests bring their own trolleys if they have them as wait times for wheelbarrows can vary at busy times. 

 

We also operate an electric buggy on site which can help transfer you in and out of the camping area, for a fee of £5 each way. This can be booked on site.

CAMPERVANS

We have a dedicated area for campervans and live-in vehicles in our Home Field. There are no hook-ups and no facilities for cassette toilets. Any campervan must be under 8 meters long and this includes an awning / child tent. All campervans need to be escorted into their spot by a member of staff.

CAMPSITE INFO

CHECK IN / CHECK OUT TIMES

Camping and Campervan check-ins are between 11am-7pm and check-outs by 1pm
Tipi and Yurt-Tent check-ins are between 2pm-7pm and check-outs by 10am

FOOD

Our on-site cafe is open every morning with coffee and a breakfast selection.
The cafe is open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday and for lunch on Saturday and Sunday.
 Vegetarian, vegan and GF options are available.

WILD HQ BAR AND SHOP

Located in our courtyard, WILD HQ is home to our bar where you can enjoy a selection of local craft beer, wines, spirits and speciality cocktails.
 
Our on-site shop, located at the bar area, offers award-winning local ice cream from ‘Riverside Dairy’, empanadas from ‘De Nadas’ as well as logs, kindling, camping supplies, snacks and other treats.
 
The bar and shop is open throughout the week with limited hours on Mondays and Tuesdays.

FACILITIES

There are flushing toilets in the main field as well as portable toilets on the camping fields.
Hot showers and hot water washing-up sinks are located in the main field. 

DRINKING WATER

Drinking water is available from stand pipes at the hand basins.

RECYCLING AND RUBBISH

As stewards of the land we operate upon, we strive to have a minimal impact and aim to “Leave No Trace”. 


Please make this possible by placing your rubbish in the bins provided and leave nothing behind – this includes any food, packaging bits, cigarette butts around your tent or any bulky items such as broken camping equipment!  


Please be mindful of bringing unnecessary packaging / single use plastic. 


All rubbish collected at camp goes to a specialised Materials Recycling Facility, where all recyclables will be extracted, ready for second life uses. Therefore, we do not have separate bins.

WI-FI AND PHONE SIGNAL | DEVICE CHARGING

Phone reception is good. There is no public Wi-Fi.

There will be a limited number of charging points at Wild HQ, at £1 per charge.

PAYMENTS ON SITE

Contactless and cash payments accepted.

RIVER SPORTS – PADDLEBOARDS

Your are welcome to bring your own kayaks or paddle boards to use on the river. You do this at your own risk. Please be considerate of other users at busy time.

SITE & RIVER SAFETY

Our campsite is situated next to the River Great Ouse. It is not possible for us to fence the banks of the river to prevent access. Whilst the river is generally calm and gentle, there is still a risk to younger children and therefore children should be supervised at all times.

 

The river is deep enough to swim in at points, with a shallow area for wading. Guests are welcome to swim from the designated beach area, but do so at their own risk. Wild Canvas is not responsible for the safety of those using the water and will not be providing a lifeguard. Life buoys will be situated in each field.

 

The river is home to a variety of flora and fauna. Please respect this beautiful environment and its inhabitants and do not remove any wildlife or flora. As the river is home to wildlife, please avoid submerging your face or swallowing as this could cause illness.

ACCESSIBILITY

Unfortunately, due to the pop up nature of the camping event, we are not able to provide a fully accessible site. Please get in touch if you have any specific requirements and we will try and place you in a suitable location.

CAN I BRING A GAZEBO?

Yes, there is an extra charge of £10 per stay to bring a gazebo, please add as an extra when booking.

ACTIVITIES

Activities and workshops run throughout the week.

Monday and Tuesdays are quieter days at camp with 1-2 daily activities. 
From Wednesday onwards the schedule gets busier with a full programme over the weekends.
 
We offer free and fee-paying activities daily. Pre-book all activities on our website to secure your spot, as spaces are limited. The full activity program will be live one month before the event.
 
Remember to check the board at Wild HQ to reconfirm the time and location of your activity as last minute changes may occur.

CAMP RULES

CAMPFIRES AND BBQS

We believe campfires and BBQs are an integral part of your camping experience. However, open fires are only allowed in raised fire pits and a limited number of these will be available to rent on-site.
All tipis come with fire pits.
Disposable BBQs are not allowed.
No fires on grass and inside or next to tents or tipis.
Fires should never be left unattended.
Logs and kindling can be purchased on site or at the point of booking.
Never use fuel or ignition liquid of any sort on fires.
The camp management reserves the right to prohibit fires during extremely dry and windy conditions.

NOISE

Portable speakers are allowed as long as the levels do not disturb your neighbours. No amplified music, drumming and loud conversations between 11pm-9am please. We are a family friendly site and ask everyone to be respectful of that. 
Music at the bar will stop at around 11pm, and by midnight on Saturday evenings.

CHILDREN

Children are free to explore the site, but they remain their parents’ responsibility at ALL times and must be supervised!

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?

There is minimal lighting on-site, bring torches for yourself and any little ones. Warm clothes, rain gear, swimsuits and sunscreen are advisable. Life jackets for the little ones and river shoes might also be useful.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

Unfortunately, as livestock graze on the fields when they’re not being used as a campsite, dogs are not allowed on site except guide / support dogs.

PLEASE DO NOT BRING!

Any illegal drugs or substances, any weapons, alcohol in possession of under 18s, glass bottles and jars, fireworks / flares and Chinese lanterns.

CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS

We hope you don’t have to cancel, but if you do, all cancellations must be sent to the event organisers by email and are subject to the following conditions:

 

REFUNDS

Cancellation 30 days or more prior to booking commencing = 10% non-refundable

Cancellation 14 to 29 days prior to booking commencing = 50% non-refundable
Cancellation 0 to 13 days prior to booking commencing = non-refundable

Wild Canvas is not liable for refunds if the event is cancelled due circumstances beyond our control such as war, terrorism, riots or civil unrest, industrial action, flooding, natural disaster, or such similar events (“Force Majeure”).

 

ILLNESS

To cancel a booking due to illness, guests must provide written notice along with a doctor’s note prior to the scheduled arrival. If this requirement is met, we can either offer to reschedule the booking for a later date or provide a credit note that can be used for a future event.

CONTACT

We are always happy to answer your questions and help you organise your camping arrangements. Please feel free to drop us a note using the contact form.

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