Well, it was a strange summer, there's no doubt about that. We have continued to welcome campers to our socially-distanced fields and have enjoyed a modicum of normality amid the chaos. It's sad to see so many of our local events cancelled (and the list keeps growing unfortunately), but heartening to see the rest of it survive; luckily our village is currently thriving. Most importantly, we are all well!
In an effort to keep things that way, we are continuing to keep the camp site clean and hygienic, following the rules and looking out for each other. This week we have also gained our new Covid QR code, to use with the new Covid-19 app. You are encouraged to download this to your phone (unless it is a wonderfully-traditional phone that has no idea what an app is..!) and use it during your daily travels.
We continue to take bookings (up to ten days in advance) for the campsite. Booking is essential but we are open for the remainder of the year, unless a very wet season means the ground is too wet to support our campers. Come and enjoy the glory of Exmoor in the Autumn, it really is a very special and colourful place and we have plenty of left time to explore our surroundings before we need to need to settle down and start writing our Christmas shopping-lists..! (sorry, I just love Christmas, I couldn't resist!). To book please call Phil on 07721 045123, he can check availability and help you make a booking.
So far so good, here is our latest update about the coronavirus situation.
We are pleased to welcome campers with the following rules, which have been designed for our customer’s safety and confidence:
Please call us on 07721 045123 for more information or to book.
Update - 24 June 2020
We are pleased to announce a cautious re-opening from 4 July 2020 with the following rules, which have been designed for our customer’s safety and confidence:
For those curious to know how the railway has been progressing, here at the latest pictures! If you're wondering about the tent, this was an ingenious temporary engine shed, erm, engine tent. The engine has found a wagon and the line has been extended, happy days!
Sorry to say the 20th Porlock Duck Race was covid cancelled so the Quackers had the day off instead!
The little team here at Sparkhayes have keen interests in / knowledge of Porlock, Exmoor, steam railways, British pubs, sports and adventure, family activities, relaxing and making happy memories. Use us!