OPEN ALL YEAR CARAVAN PARK WITH JANUARY AVAILABILITY
We're open all year at Long Hazel Park with availability throughout January 2024. If you're looking to get away after Christmas and New Year and explore the county of Somerset in 2024, we have fully serviced hardstanding pitches available for touring caravans and motorhomes. Our shower block is winter heated and we're in a great location for lovely warm village inns; high quality farm to fork restaurants and fantastic walks across Somerset and Dorset.
Join in with the Somerset tradition of Wassailing, or blessing the cider apple trees for a bumper harvest in 2024! The Anglo-Saxon tradition typically falls on the Twelfth Night, although evens are often held from December until February.
Enjoy mulled cider, singing and dancing across the county:
13 January Somerset Rural Life Museum Wassail, Glastonbury
17 January Mid-Somerset Agricultural Society Wassail, Shepton Mallet
20 January At the Chapel: A Wassail evening with Oliver Dowding, Bruton
January is the most popular month for time off in the farming community. Come and see over 200 tractors dating from the 1920s at the Somerset Vintage & Classic Tractor Show at the Royal Bath and West Showground at Shepton Mallet.
The local bus route will take you directly from Sparkford to the showground and is free with a bus pass. Keep an eye out for events running at the Bath and West Showground all year, including the Royal Bath and West Show and the very popular South West Motorhome and Campervan Show from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 September.
There's three big horse racing events this January at the Wincanton Racecourse. As one of the Jockey Club racecourses, you will be guaranteed a great day out with track-side views. We're the nearest five star caravan park to the Wincanton racecourse.
Saturday 6 January - Virgin Bet Newcomers Day
Friday 12 January - Afternoon Racing
Thursday 18 January - Somerset National Day
Visit the new Hauser & Wirth art gallery exhibition for 2024, opening on Saturday 27 January 2024 and running until 28 April. The exhibition will feature 23 contemporary artists living and working in the UK.
Hauser & Wirth, situated in nearby Bruton, is holding an opening celebration of the new "Present Tense" exhibition on Saturday 27 January. The gallery and garden will be open from 10 am to 4 pm with complimentary food and drinks. The gardens at Hauser & Wirth are well worth visiting in all seasons, designed by renowned garden designer Piet Oudolf.
Book tickets to some fantastic events this January:
Thursday 11 - Hunting Killers Mark Williams-Thomas, Westlands Entertainment Venue, Yeovil
Saturday 13 - Rhod Gilbert, Westlands Leisure Complex, Yeovil
Tuesday 16 - An Evening with Jeff Stelling, Westlands Entertainment Venue, Yeovil
Thursday 18 - The Chicago Blues Brothers 2024, Westlands Entertainment Venue, Yeovil
25 - 26 - Stewart Lee: Basic Lee, Westlands Entertainment Venue, Yeovil
Saturday 27 - Thank ABBA For the Music, Westlands Ballroom, Yeovil
Join us for the incredibly popular Shepton Mallet Giant Flea Market at the Royal Bath and West Showground. The first flea market of the year is held on Sunday 21 January 2024.
The famous flea market houses all sorts of treasures, from furniture and garden ornaments, to vintage clothing and records. There's lots of stalls to explore both inside and outside.
The local bus service takes you directly to the showground from Sparkford High Street.
Further flea markets throughout the year are held on March 31st 2024; May 12th 2024; July 7th 2024; August 11th 2024; October 13th 2024 and December 8th 2024.
Motorhome Magazine Monthly named us one of their Top 10 sites for Festive Breaks. As a Premier Parks top site, and a VisitEngland 5 star Touring and Camping Park, we are also currently the Gold Award winner of the South West Tourism Awards Best Camping and Caravanning Park in the South West region.
We are open all year, with hardstandings suitable for all weather conditions, even if we end up with snow!
Enjoy a bracing walk around one of the most undiscovered parts of Somerset and take in some of the West Country's most important history. Nearby Cadbury Hillford is known to be the gateway to the South West and is thought to have been occupied by King Arthur in 470-580 BC. Take a look at our history of Somerset and learn about the wonderful surroundings:
Take a look at what's on for the rest of Spring 2024 in Somerset and nearby Dorset. As a small, adult only caravan park, we're open all year with lots of five star activities and places to visit surrounding us.