Burton Constable Holiday Park & Arboretum is set within 200 acres of the magnificent grounds of Burton Constable Hall in the depths of the rural East Riding of Yorkshire. Burton Constable is a splendid example of an Elizabethan mansion with parkland designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the 1770s, which has been in the Constable family for more than 400 years and is still their home.
Award-winning Holiday Park
We have achieved the David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award annually for the last 10 years running. This award is all about protecting the wildlife, wild flowers, and conservation management.
We are proud to hold a 5-pennant rating from the AA recognising the quality, style and range of our touring and camping services, and the coveted 5-Star Visit England badge of excellence. We have also received a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor for our consistent and excellent reviews from our customers.
So, How Does a Holiday Park Attain and Maintain these Prestigious Accolades?
Well, it is clear to see the moment you enter the opulent driveway that leads you to Reception through the stunning 30-acre Arboretum, that the Park is meticulously maintained by a substantial and dedicated grounds team who are incredibly proud of the Park and the work they do to keep it looking perfect.
The late John Raleigh Chichester-Constable (1927-2011) introduced the caravan park business into the estate in 1968, originally opening the site for touring caravans alongside one of two split-level lakes in the parkland of Burton Constable Hall.
A pioneer in the industry, he first established a small number of static caravans in the early 1970s, continuing through the 1980s and 1990s. The first log cabins were introduced in 2004. Although in his 60s, John Chichester-Constable designed and established a 30-acre Arboretum in 2002, including many tree species, to a plan which reflects the history of Burton Constable.
Mr. Constable’s family continues his legacy to develop and enhance his beloved park, adding glamping pods, modern shower block facilities, function room, beer garden, food outlets, caravan storage, fishing pegs, and boating pontoon; schemes to enhance access alongside the lakeside and throughout the Holiday Park continue the vision to expand our visitors’ experience.
Arriving at the Old Lodges, built in the 1760s as the grand entrance drive to Burton Constable Hall, the Gatehouse dates from the 17th century, the Hall dates from the 16th century – you are transported to a truly unique Holiday Park steeped in a rich history and brought to life by our friendly and welcoming Reception team, who go above and beyond to make your stay as perfect as it can be. It’s a lovely touch that you will always deal directly with the team here at the Park itself and not a call centre or automated service. You can see why visitors return time and time again – it’s the sense of community on the Park from the moment you’re welcomed to the moment you leave.
Lodges, caravans and everything in between
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Burton Constable Holiday Park
Whatever your passion, you are sure to find something to make your holiday special within easy reach of Burton Constable Holiday Park & Arboretum. Call into the Information Room to find out what’s on around the area from the wide selection of tourist information literature available.
Take Some Space and Just Breathe
As you enter the Park you’re met with an instant sense of holiday; the space between the lodges and static caravans is unparalleled and the whole Park is surrounded by lush forestry – all your worries melt away, and you can let go and totally relax.
Following the driveway, you reach the touring park and the vast, glorious fishing lakes which have been commended by the Environment Agency for the health and quality of both the water and the fish within. When the Park was established in 1968, its founder, Mr John Chichester-Constable, made it his mission to ensure the Park sourced good stocks of tench, perch, roach, pike and carp. Mr C’s legacy lives on with the fishing lakes being lovingly maintained by our hardworking team. Current fish stocks remain healthy and are fished responsibly by keen fisherfolk who come from near and far to while away the hours and take in the serene tranquillity of the lakes.
Fresh and Friendly is the Order of the Day at the Woodland Store and Lakeside Bar
Why is it that no matter how well you plan, how hard you try, and how many lists you make, you always forget something essential? Not a problem when you stay at Burton Constable Holiday Park. Our friendly staff in the shop have you covered and are well known on the Park for their lovely demeanour and delicious cooking! The Woodland Store doesn’t just stock all your essential kitchen cupboard and household goods, it has a range of freshly baked pastries and pies, sandwiches, take-away meals, cakes, ice-cream (including doggy ice-cream!) and so much more – popping in is a must.
On the edge of the lake sits the recently refurbished Lakeside Bar, managed by a fabulous team who are fun, friendly and family-loving. The Lakeside Bar has a popular family area with games for all children’s ages and an upgraded Wi-Fi connection. Wifi is also available throughout the touring park, just in case a little screen time is called for whilst the grownups enjoy a glass of their favourite tipple.
Something for the Whole Family
A short stroll from the bar is the children’s playground, which has its very own unique story…
Upgraded in March 2021 in keeping with the Grade I Listed 18th Century Capability Brown-designed Parkland and in direct view of magnificent Burton Constable Hall, the children’s playground features a range of climbing apparatus, swings (for both little and big kids), a slide and a large sandpit. Surrounding the playground there is an expanse of fantastic open space for children to burn off energy and use imaginative play. And don’t forget to bring your dogs, the whole family will love exploring Bluebell Wood and the many walks around the Park.
You can visit the bustling nearby maritime city of Hull which has undergone considerable redevelopment in recent years thanks to City of Culture investment and is home to multiple restaurants, shops, museums, theatres, art galleries, The Deep (one of the UK’s biggest and best aquariums), architecturally stunning churches and its very own Minster. Or, take a stroll over to the magnificent Burton Constable Hall for the day, a 16th Century Stately Home with world-famous collections and quirky surprises, including the famous whale skeleton featured in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, and the lovely Tea Rooms serving a range of delicious meals and afternoon teas.
Nearby Beverley and Hull offer plenty of activity to occupy inquisitive minds, from the beautiful East Yorkshire coast to first class golf courses or fun days out at the races.
If you can’t get enough of Camping, you need First Class Camping Facilities
We all agree that, when camping, the toilet situation is often less than desirable. In fact, it can be enough to put us off camping for life! Well, another reason we have attained AA 5-Pennant status is our camping facilities, including a superbly refurbished toilet and shower block. This spotless amenity is very well lit with both natural and LED lighting and houses toilets and a discreet separate area with individual showers, family showers, wash cubicles and hair dryers. With ramped access, there is also a large, wheelchair-friendly shower, toilet and hairdryer to ensure everyone can make the most of the facilities. And in the same complex is a fully equipped laundry with a large capacity token-operated washer and dryer.
Additionally, we have invested in credit card-operated Electrical Vehicle Charge Points, just another way of caring for the environment. And what a stunning environment it is. Open during 50 weeks of the year you can enjoy country walks, cycling, fishing and relaxing on our stunning Holiday Park for holidaymakers looking for a quality lifestyle.
There’s always something to do and see on and around Burton Constable Holiday Park, and always a very warm welcome awaiting you. Come and see for yourself!
With a great kids’ play area fully equipped with climbing frames, there is plenty to keep your little ones occupied. 15 minutes away from Mappleton Beach, there is an abundance of great places to visit well within your reach.
If you are using a satellite navigation system to get to us, please use the postcode HU11 4PG.