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Whitemead Forest Park
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

My wife and I (seniors) had a family holiday in late October with our daughter her husband and grandsons.We stayed in the bungalow which we found very suitable for 6 people.The facilities at the site are excellent and there are plots for campers,caravans,RV's and there are many wooden chalets available.I took my cycle and the boys hired bikes locally and we used the very good cycle trails in the forest. The on site leisure complex was used every day by our eleven year old,sometimes swimming twice a day.Thoroughly recommended

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

Just returned from a four night stay at whitemead. There was 5 of us and our dog staying in a 3 bed log cabin. 3 children loved the log cabin as did we. However kitchen needed updating but everything there that you needed. Cabin was warm and comfortable and big enough for all of us. The veranda of the cabin overlooked a large pond with ducks that the children liked to feed.

Theres a lovely indoor swimming pool with jucuzzi beside which we used daily. There were no children's activities on during our stay as out of school holidays. But we had plenty to do. Walks and bike rides in the beautiful forest. Pottery making at Kourus crafts in lydney. Swimming in the lovely clean leisure centre in whitemead.

We ate at a couple of local pubs, The Fountain which was cheap and o.k. The Miners Arms which was not good and quite expensive. But if you want a really good meal about 5 miles away in a village called Joyford is a pub called The Dog and Muffler where the food is fantastic but portions are huge so next time I won't be having a starter. They have restaurant and bar, you can eat in bar area too whichais where we ate and dogs are welcome here too. Although it was Thursday night and fully booked we were lucky to get a table. So booking advisable.

All in all a fantastic stay at Whitemead, would recommend to anyone. We booked to return in new year before leaving.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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1  Thank 123slc
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Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Our third visit to whitemead-we love it!
Plenty for the kids to do, relaxing for the adults, lots to see and do locally ( highly recommend beachenhurst,clearwell,puzzlewood and mallards pike)
Lovely quiet and clean!
Superb shop with excellent service and not overpriced.
Food good on site, fountain pub is nice too (5 min walk)
AL's chippy in next village is also superb!
On site swimming pool, hot tub,sauna,steam room, kids play area, games room, bar,cafe, restaurant...all lovely.
Make sure you take a torch!

Stayed: October 2013
1  Thank Helen W
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Great location in the forest of Dean lots of interesting places to visit. Good food in the restaurant and nice modern bar. Great swimming pool good facilities. Good area for cycling and walking. Lots of nature,bird's wild life.
The lodge we stayed in was nice but needed a little bit of tlc.would recommend it though as the site was in a really nice setting great for dogs and dog walking.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Have been going to Whitemead Forest Park for the last 5 years and have always thoroughly enjoyed it. Its great for large family gathering (as we use it for!) as theres lots of space, cafe/restaurant/bar/evening entertainment/pool/gym/sauna & activites on site!! What more could you ask for!? Apartments are quite large and most things are catered for. Will keep coming back if they have us!?

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Excellent site, stayed 2 nights in motorhome, is one of the best sites I have stayed in, plenty to do, food in excellent. Pool and spa was very clean and the night time entertainment was excellent. Would definitely go back and possibly stay in the site accommodation as it looked very clean and modern.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank pontytoby
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Stayed with my partner and family for the weekend, such a fantastic location with absolutely beautiful scenery. We stayed in a two bedroom apartment which had a large kitchen and lounge looking out onto the fields.
Some of the most comfortable beds I've stayed in being away and plenty of space for storage etc.
Made the most of the leisure facilities which were also great, very large pool area, and ate in the restaurant in the evening which offered a good range of foods so not complaints there either.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Grace R
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Additional Information about Whitemead Forest Park

Address: Parkend GL15 4LA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Forest of Dean > Parkend
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Parkend
Price Range: $77 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Whitemead Forest Park 4*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whitemead Forest Park is a Leisure Retreat owned by CSMA Club. The Park lies in the heart of the Forest of Dean and offers a perfect base for exploring this stunning area. Our log cabin and apartment accommodation is modern and spacious and you can even bring you tent or caravan to make the most of the great outdoors. Our extensive facilities and program of entertainment offer something for everyone. ... more   less 
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