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Old 29-06-13, 17:29
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Lol cheers buddy just thought it would be good to have a handy reference and if we do visit any sites we could do reviews and post pics and the like ...
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Old 30-06-13, 22:35
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Watertop open farm review ..

Well we arrived on site around 4pm ish and was back home in Belfast for 11pm....
I should have listened to William as he was right about the midgies ... Now I don't mind a few flies but the place was swarming with them id even go as saying the place was plagued with them and they got in every where ... I managed to get bit on my legs around 300 times ... Bit in the face, hands , neck , ears... The wee man was bit from head to toe , we tried to persevere , we had our dinner and went for a walk but there was even more midgies there on our return , nappy changing wasn't fun or pleasant either so come 9.30 pm enuff was enuff ... Emergency camp dismantlement activated... On the road home by 10 ...

Don't get me wrong the idea of the place is good some nice touches with cafe, animals to look, walks , park ,boating etc ... But alas I won't be back ... Will be phoning tomorrow for a refund
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Old 03-07-13, 17:41
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Trying out jordanstown caravan park on Friday and Saturday night fingers crossed its better than last week
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Old 04-07-13, 22:28
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Hi Muddy fox, Jordanstown Loughshore can be noisey as its so close to the main Carrickfergus to Belfast road. A good clean toilet block and excellent playground will be sure to please though.

If you want to go somewhere with plenty of outdoors activities for kids check out Castleward, Delamont, Carnfunock or KIlbroney park.

We have 4 children and have been to all of the above this year. Top of the list has to be Castleward with trails and walks, duck pond, playbarn, 2 adventure playgrounds, canoe hire, coffee shop and stately home. Its close to strangford village for supplies and take away and only 15 min drive from Downpatrick which has Asda, Funky monkeys and the cinema should it rain.

Be mindful of the council and forestry run sites as they seem to attract other folk who may not strictly be holiday makers. kilbroney, Castlewellan and Tollymore were awash with folk that could have done you a great cash deal on some tarmacking or a bunches of lucky heather if you know what i mean.

PSNI and Group 4 did regular patrols of Tollymore campsite and while i love the park, trails and mournes, I would not be in a hurry back there.

We too got eat to bits by the Midges. We got some respite by burning citronella candles and using a spray called Smidge which we got from Cotswolds.

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Watertop open farm review ..

Well we arrived on site around 4pm ish and was back home in Belfast for 11pm....
I should have listened to William as he was right about the midgies ... Now I don't mind a few flies but the place was swarming with them id even go as saying the place was plagued with them and they got in every where ... I managed to get bit on my legs around 300 times ... Bit in the face, hands , neck , ears... The wee man was bit from head to toe , we tried to persevere , we had our dinner and went for a walk but there was even more midgies there on our return , nappy changing wasn't fun or pleasant either so come 9.30 pm enuff was enuff ... Emergency camp dismantlement activated... On the road home by 10 ...

Don't get me wrong the idea of the place is good some nice touches with cafe, animals to look, walks , park ,boating etc ... But alas I won't be back ... Will be phoning tomorrow for a refund
Sorry you had that experience on your first visit ........never been myself ..have thought about trying that place ..wife n kids would freak lol maybe return when it gets a bit colder ........4 season maggot style.!!!!!!
........them NI midges take no prisoners hey I tell ya !!!!!!!!!


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Trying out jordanstown caravan park on Friday and Saturday night fingers crossed its better than last week
Sounds good this one will be Useing this location to try out our new awning
Looks good n the pics and they seem to be busy at the mo

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Old 06-07-13, 15:52
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Thanks guys ideas and other camp sites noted , still here in loughview taking advantage of the free wifi ... Weather is brill and getting burnt to a crisp ... A few pics :



Just using a tent and a tarp too copied from hugabug ...
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Old 06-07-13, 22:10
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Looking good Mudyfox weather is quite hot ....good to see you have plenty of liquid
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Glad you enjoyed Loughshore Muddy. we are down in Delamont park from yesterday. It's less than half full!? Hard to fathom given the Mediterranean climate at the mo????

WiFi is good and the adventure playground has been epic for our kids. I still can't work out why this place isn't bunghed to the rafters?
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this one is good http://www.drumhoneyholidaypark.com/

also stayed down at Cranfield (south of Kilkeel) great beach http://www.chestnuttholidayparks.com/

don't whatever you do stay at the Sperrin Mountains site near Omagh - worst ever, dirty, no staff on site and used by tinkers / travellers

and we also stayed at http://deighanscaravans.com/ at Benone - near Limavady

we stayed in the one campsite at Cong in Co Mayo - wouldn't recommend it much either
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Glad you enjoyed Loughshore Muddy. we are down in Delamont park from yesterday. It's less than half full!? Hard to fathom given the Mediterranean climate at the mo????

WiFi is good and the adventure playground has been epic for our kids. I still can't work out why this place isn't bunghed to the rafters?
Yes have to agree with delamont cracking spot

Did a one nigther at loughshore ....key code entry I liked facility's spot on with free wifi ..cafe at entrance , or a five minute walk to whiteabbey village few eateries , chippy , Chinese oh and a Maud's overall not a bad spot With large play park ....good view of Belfast lough ....just to noisy for us though...traffic never stopped
Oh and our dog had its own lamppost
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