Coronavirus Update - 11th July
Good news at last
Yes, the campsite is opening from 25th July. It's been a long, arduous journey, but we got there in the end. We still have to digest the guidance - so full details to follow. See you soon.
Coronavirus Update - 3rd July
Confusion still reigns but some things are becoming clearer
Yurt glamping open from 13th July Thanks for your support and understanding. Best wishes, Annie & Gary xx
Coronavirus Update - 18th June
Precautionary measures we are taking at Ty Parke
Those of you who have stayed before will know that we don't do high density camping. Your tent or yurt will could be anything from 25m to 100m from your neigbour. It's just the way we've always done things here.
- Up at the facilities, we have replaced the usual hand towels with wall mounted paper towel dispensers - and there are now wall mounted hand soap dispensers.
- Wall mounted hand sanitisers will be in place at the entrance to the showers, by the recycling and by the firewood axes.
- We will not be providing shower mats and ask that you bring your own.
- We have added two additional washing up points in the covered barn area (we did this before the pandemic kicked off).
- To supplement the three flushing loos in the facilities, we remind you that there is a fourth flushing loo up by the pizza oven!
- The three yurts each have their own private compost loo. Woodpecker pitch and Tiger Moth pitch have a shared compost loo.
- You are welcome to bring your own porta-loo - we have a CDP around by the 'gents' but you must use green chemical NOT blue chemical.
- We may possibly introduce time slots for showering - we'll see nearer the time.
- No hugs on arrival :(
- Probably no pizza nights :(
Let's hope that one way or another, this madness is all over soon.
Coronavirus Update - 1st June
No announcemnt from Welsh Government about the re-opening of campsites.
Along with the rest of the UK, campsites in Wales remain closed. There is some minor lifting of lockdown restrictions but not even a hint of when tourism and hosipitality sectors will open up. 4th July has been mentioned for England but eve that is by no means certain. The next big announcement from Welsh Government is Friday, 19th June.
We'll update this page accordingly - and if you are booked to stay in July or August, we'll be sending you an email.
Thanks for your support and understanding. Best wishes, Annie & Gary xx
Coronavirus Update - 16th May
Ordered by Welsh Government to stay closed until 'at least 4th July'.
Today (Saturday, 16th May) was the day we were due to open for the summer - that is before all this kicked off. In common with all other camping and glamping sites across Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, we will not be permitted to open until at least 4th July. With new daily cases in decline, we are increasingly optimistic about the July date. We're using the time to make a few changes to area aound the barn and facilities so you can feel totally safe. And as you know, if a campsite was ever set up to enable the practice of 'social distancing', Ty Parke is the place. There is definitely no cramming in here!
Sadly we are closed for May Half Term week, which is a huge disappointment to so many of you who make that annual pilgrimage to us. What is truly wonderful is the support you have given us - almost everyone has refused the offer of refund and instead deferred their booking to either later this summer, or in most cases, May Half Term week 2021. We really cannot thank you enough.
We will issue futher updates in dues course and email you directly.
Take care, Annie & Gary x.
Coronavirus Update - 31st March 2020
Sadly, it is looking increasingly likely that we will not be permitted to open until at least early June.
Annie & I are both fine and getting on with all the usual preparations for a mid-May opening. However... there is some doubt about whether we will be permitted to open for May at all. We are keeping a close eye on the situation and we’ll keep you posted as further Government announcements are made. Hopefully this will be in the next couple of weeks. Clearly we can only do what we are permitted to do - and only if we feel it is completely safe.
As a result, we will not be requesting your holiday balance until we know when and if we can open. If we are not permitted to open in May, can we suggest that instead of a refund, we transfer your deposit to a stay either later this summer - or to next summer. If you choose the latter option, Greener Camping Club has agreed complimentary membership for the 2021 camping season. The same will apply to any booking up until we are permitted to open.
These are unprecedented and difficult times for all, but your support will help us get through this and continue to make Ty Parke a wonderful place to stay.
Coronavirus Update - 21st March 2020
As things stand, we hope to be open in mid-May as planned - but this is under continuous review. On this basis, we provide the following information:
The Government has set out its action plan to tackle the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), which currently advises people to stay at home and self-isolate if you have either or both of the following symptoms: A high temperature. A new continuous cough.
In accordance with this, we ask that you do not visit the Ty Parke if you or a member of your family/party have these symptoms.
If you have to cancel your stay
If you are booked to stay but are unable to come because you have these symptoms, please notify us by email and refer to our Terms & Conditions for information about cancelling.
During your stay
We work hard to keep our communal areas scrupulousy clean at all times - and will be re-doubling our efforts during this camping season. During your stay we recommend the following precautions to minimise the chance of infection:
Do not share food, drinks, utensils, crockery, towels or wash items with others.
Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently - or use the provided hand sanitisers.
Ensure all coughs and sneezes are caught in a tissue, which should be binned immediately. If you do not have a tissue, use the crook of your elbow instead.
Try to engage in ‘social distancing’ where possible. Avoid shaking hands and close contact with others - maintain a distance of at least 2 metres.
If you or a member of your family/party start to display symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough) during your stay, you and your family/party must leave the campsite as soon as possible and self isolate.
Your peace of mind
Our land extends to just over 52 acres (big enough for several housing estates) but even at our busiest times we only permit a maximun of 12 camping pitches and three yurts. Our pitches and yurts are dispersed over a very large area, so there is no 'danger' of close contact. The campsite is owner-managed by Annie & I (Gary) and we are passionate about this place, your holiday enjoyment - and your welfare. We hope that our 'safe haven' will provide some respite for you during these unsettling times.
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