Alton, The Star

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £7.35 to £12.45 Per person/night
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Overview

  • Campsites which have a great on site play area

    Top site for play area

  • A popular site for families

    Great site for families

Enjoy the thrills of Alton Towers and beautiful Peak District from this Club Site.

The Peak District National Park is right on the doorstep of our Alton, The Star Club campsite. This attractive, well maintained family-friendly site is perfectly placed for Alton Towers theme park – just a mile from site. Similarly those who enjoy heading off into the great outdoors will not be disappointed with some great walking country right on the doorstep.

Carsington Water and Visitor Centre, north east of the campsite, offers a wide range of activities for all the family on and off the water including miles of footpaths and bridleways to explore, a children’s play area, fishing and many water sports.

While Stoke-on-Trent may not be an obvious tourist destination you can see the Anglo-Saxon treasures of The Staffordshire Hoard at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery here. There’s also the Wedgewood Visitor Centre full of artefacts, some dating back to Josiah Wedgewood – the man who started the pottery industry as we know it today.

Ready Camp is available at this campsite. (Please note that, although we welcome dogs on this site, in the interest of all guests we do not permit pets to stay within the Ready Camp tents).

Self-catering accommodation is available at this campsite.

Worth Noting

All grass pitches are sloping, therefore levelling blocks are required. Caravan Holiday Homes are available for purchase and hire.

Eat Local

The Ramblers Retreat country restaurant and coffee house in Alton sells homemade meals. Ye Olde Star Inn, a 500 yard amble from the site is a 19th Century Traditional Inn with a great atmosphere, food served daily.

Facilities

Alton, The Star has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Hardstanding pitch (Super Service)

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • Storage facilities

  • A well-sheltered site

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Parent and baby room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Ball games

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Holiday Homes & Exclusive lodges

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Public transport within 1 mile

  • Ready Camp tents on site

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Seasonal Pitches

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Motorhome stop-off

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Alternative Accommodation

  • Electric hook-up

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

Reviews

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5

We stayed a week at Alton, The Star, and can only think of positives to say.

This review is for Alton, The Star

We stayed a week at Alton, The Star, and can only think of positives to say. The site is suitable for anyone, but is sloping, so those with tents might have a bit of slope, but it's easy to cope with. The facilities are first rate, the team does a fantastic job of of cleaning and maintaining the grounds, and their hard work was very much appreciated. There's loads to do in the area. As others have said it's right by Alton Towers, and we really enjoyed being able to get there early. The fish and chip van that is there on Saturday night was very welcome after a day of travelling and was very tasty too. Fantastic week, can't wait to go back.

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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5

The site is close to Alton Towers Theme Park.

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The site is close to Alton Towers Theme Park. There are some areas of the site that can be a bit hilly and the showers are lacking a shower curtain but overall it is a lovely site with lots of wildlife, would certainly return.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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2.7

we booked in for 5 nights but only stayed 4 .

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we booked in for 5 nights but only stayed 4 .staff polite on arrival but found it strange not given combination to gate even if we did want to come and go as we pleased !!...was shown to our pitch.. we was lucky our pitch was pretty flat but some caravans looked like they were about to tip over as ground is very unlevel.we was in a motorhome so no transport once hooked up .we paid £10each way for a mile journey up the road to alton towers in a taxi (was told by locals this was expensive so get the feeling they are making the most out of no buses )unfortunatley once hooked up with awning you are stuck if no transport .there is one local pub which did NOT allow dogs only in the garden as served food (not good in this weather to be freezing outside ) we ate at the star pub and cant fault it was lovely food, there are 2 bus stops at bottom of the site but NO BUSES run through this village.we only found this out on arrival. not good and not happy as nearest village 4 miles away and we wasn't about to fork out for a taxi there at the prices they charge (I think they have got you over a barrel on that one ) when booked this site we was not told via the club that the buses aren't running no more maybe they should let people know this or at least put on a free bus to Alton towers so unfortunately we was stuck with nowhere to go (only so many times you can visit the same pub ) so it spoilt our stay as we ended up loosing a night and came home a day early and at the price we paid per night I feel very disappointed for this..the only good thing was the day at alton towers. shower blocks could do with an update as no shower curtains hence clothes got drenched on hangers on door altho I found still ok to use. .all in all please take note if you don't have a car or puchbikes you are stuck in a village with not even a shop.would we stay again NO...

  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Active break
  • Friendliness: 3
  • Cleanliness: 3
  • Facilities: 2
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4.3

Simply cannot fault the friendly and excellent customer service from this site.

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Simply cannot fault the friendly and excellent customer service from this site. We'd already had to postpone our trip once before (due to family illness) and they were so understanding. Then this time we suffered a tyre blowout en route and arrived 4/5 hours later than planned! Still not a problem, we were made very welcome and given a choice of two pitches they'd reserved for us to choose our favourite - brilliant idea which I truly appreciated, wish more sites did this. Sites were level and well spaced apart, lovely quiet site filled with greenery and birdsong - loved it! The toilet block and wash facilities are a little on the small and dated side for a site this big, but nice and clean, fully stocked with soap and loo roll so didn't spoil it for us for a minute. One mile down the road is Alton Towers (TIP: don't buy a two day pass as when leaving the theme park you're told you can "come again tomorrow for �10) so nice and close for a family day out. Loved this site and the lovely people running it made it a perfect weekend - Thank you!

  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Groups,Active break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 4

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: Opposite site

Nearest train station: Blyth Bridge 7 miles

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Self Catering at Alton, The Star

from £60.00 a night

There are three types of holiday caravan available.

Alton, The Star's eight Holiday Caravans offer three configurations. The Family Executive sleeps four (one double/one twin). Both the Family Comfort and Family Executive sleep six (one double, two twin). All are fully heated and have a family shower room. The spacious lounge and dining area features a TV with Freeview and DVD and the kitchen is fully equipped.

Call 01538 702219 to book

  • This site sleeps four comfortably

    Sleeps six people

  • The property has a kitchen with a cooker

    Kitchen

  • The property has a bathroom

    Bathroom

  • There is a sitting room

    Sitting room

  • There is a dining area

    Dining area

  • TV - Satellite or Freeview

    TV - Satellite or Freeview

  • DVD  player

    DVD player

  • Childrens' play area

    Childrens' play area

“A group of friends and myself stayed at this site for 3 nights. The site were brilliant and accommodating with our requests. The wardens were really friendly and chatty. The self catering caravan we stayed in was immaculate and even blankets were in the wardrobes which was good as the evenings were a little chilly. No complaints about the 'van and within 5 mins drive of Alton Towers (our main reason for the choice of site) As with any other club site, I would not hesitate in recommending this site or returning, I'm already planning a return trip next year!”

- Kizzi

The holiday caravans are just one mile away from the theme park, meaning the whole family can enjoy a great value break!

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