Goosewood Holiday Park Near York

This quiet and peaceful park offers lakeside holiday lodges and holiday homes for hire as well as seasonal touring pitches and holiday homes for sale just 6 miles from York


Tranquil Goosewood Holiday Park near York is set in 20 grass acres at Sutton-On-The-Forest, close to the historic city and attractions. Our family friendly holiday park offers holidays in holiday homes and we are also a first class touring park with pitches for touring caravans, motorhomes and seasonal tourers.

Enjoy the modern indoor swimming pool and bar, as well as our private well-stocked coarse fishing lake makes it ideal for relaxing fishing holidays and the playground area is a safe place for the kids to let off steam.

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Games arcade
  • Fishing lake
  • FREE WiFi available
  • Family bar
  • Children's play area
  • Licensed mini-market
  • Launderette
  • Barrier controlled entry
  • 11 month season (for owners)
  • Close to York
  • Green Acres and Lake View Development for private owners
Elms Holiday Homes

Elms Holiday Homes

Unwind in the tranquil surroundings of our home-from-home Elms Holiday Homes. They are fully equipped for a self-catering holiday near York, providing a great base to go and explore the local area or just relax. They sleep between 4 and 6 people and come complete with a streaming speed WiFi connection and a veranda.

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Touring Holidays near York

We are an AA, five-pennant award winning campsite near York. Our pitches, in a rural country setting cater for touring caravans and motorhomes. We have both hard-standing and grass pitches, with seasonal pitches available too, providing an ideal base for your holiday or to return at your leisure. All touring pitches have metered electricity so you pay-as-you-go for your electric. As a rough guide, we suggest estimating £2-3 per night for your electric, depending on your usage.

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Seasonal Touring near York

Seasonal Touring near York

If you love touring holidays at Goosewood Holiday Park, why not return again and again and enjoy regular breaks away? It's more efficient for your money and time, plus you get the benefits of staying at Goosewood multiple times a year! You can also enjoy your caravan through Christmas and New Year as the season runs until 2nd January.

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Become an owner

Looking for a countryside retreat for holiday home ownership near York? Owners at Goosewood Holiday Park enjoy an 11 month season with fabulous on-park facilities. There are holiday homes for sale near York and holiday lodges for sale too, all with stunning pitches and some lake views.

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Indoor swimming pool

Guests love our modern, heated indoor swimming pool and splash pool for the kids. It's great for all-weather and keeping everyone entertained.

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Fishing lake

Looking for a fishing holiday near York? Goosewood Holiday Park has a well stocked course fishing lake. So you can sit back, relax and wait for a bite!

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Bar complex

Head over to our modern lounge bar where you can find a wide variety of local ales. We also show live sport on Sky Sports!

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Free WiFi

Enjoy a free browsing service or upgrade for faster speeds. Renting a holiday home or lodge from us? Faster speed WiFi is already included!

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Outdoor play area

Our outdoor play area keeps the kids of all ages entertained for hours. There is also an outdoor multi court where you can score a goal on the football pitch or shoot hoops!

Mini Market

Forgotten something and need it urgently or just want to pick up some necessities? Head over to our on-park licensed mini-market.


Our on-park laundrette is ideal for those on longer stays, seasonal touring pitches or owners. You'll also find ironing boards in here too, should you need one.

Park Map

Park Map

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Why Goosewood?

The combination of a tranquil park and the proximity to York makes Goosewood a popular choice for owners. They also love our on-park facilities ensuring hassle free breaks away.

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Range of new holiday homes and holiday lodges for sale

Range of new holiday homes and holiday lodges for sale

We've got a stunning range of holiday homes and lodges for sale in York. There is a style and budget to suit every owner and we can ensure you find something you love!

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Green Acres and Lake View

Green Acres and Lake View

Our stunning holiday home and lodge development is a stunning place to own your holiday home. Piped gas, large pitches, private driveways and gorgeous views!

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York Minster UK

Family Days Out In York

The exquisite city of York truly has something for everyone. Famed for its architecture, Gothic cathedral and charming cobbled streets, it also boasts brilliant shops, eateries and endless museums.York, with the River Ouse at its heart and framed by ancient Roman walls is home to a wealth of attractions, including the Jorvik Viking Centre, Yorkshire Museum, York Dungeons, the National Railway Museum and Clifford’s Tower. York also has a vibrant theatre scene and an eminent Racecourse.One note of caution, parking in York is expensive and spaces are at a premium so it is best to use the local bus service (Number 40 a short walk from the park) or the nearby Rawcliffe Bar park-and-ride bus service.

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York Minster Cathedral

One of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, with foundations rooted in the nation’s earliest history. Explore one of the worlds largest Gothic cathedrals, Marvel at the stunning architecture, climb the central tower or explore York Minster’s Undercroft – revealing a 2000 year historic journey through time!

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National Railway Museum

Don’t miss the heritage and discovery at the National Railway Museum. With FREE ENTRY and over 1,000,000 artifacts that changed the world we live in – from the infamous Flying Scotsman, The Mallard 75 or magnificent Royal Carriages. Kids and adults alike will love exploring the collection.

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Jorvik Viking Centre

The Vikings are coming! – This world famous family attraction is a must-see for visitors to York. Explore the streets of an ancient Viking Age village as they would have been over 1000 years ago. Discover real artifacts and remains from the Viking City of ‘Jorvik’ or as we now know it York!

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York Castle Museum

Another step-back in time for families. York Castle Musuem provides a look back into history. Stroll along Victorian streets and shop fronts or explore the many artifacts in the museum’s collection. There are temporary exhibitions and events throughout the year so see the website for details of what’s on when you visit.

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York Dungeon

Dare you walk the dungeons? – Experience the ultimate thrill-filled journey through York’s murky past. With live role-play, special effects, laughter, screams and theatre a trip to York Dungeons is both a fun, frightful and facinating walk through York’s history.

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The Shambles

The Shambles is a street in the city centre of York with a long and intersting past. Dating back to Medieval times it was once the street of butchers shops. Today The Shambles is home to a wide range of boutique shops including designers clothes, gifts and souveniers.

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Ghost Walks

Every night there are a wide number of different Ghost Walks that guide you through the centre of York. The old passageways (Snickleways) of York and old medieval buildings make for a really spooky atmosphere and great fun for the whole family.

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Walk the walls

You can view York from a different perspective, by following the historic walls. The walks cover 2 miles, but you can pick and choose which bits to follow, with information available along the way.

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York Boat Trips

Cruise along the River Ouse on one of the organised boat tours, or add something a little special with a sunset or evening cruise. You can even hire your own boat and take the journey you wish!

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York Art Gallery

York Art Gallery’s collection of paintings spans more than 600 years and works range from 14th century Italian panels and 17th century Dutch masterpieces to Victorian narrative paintings and 20th century works by LS Lowry and David Hockney.

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Clifford's Tower

Built by William the Conqueror, Clifford's Tower has been used as a prison and royal mint in its time. Now you can visit for stunning panoramic views across York.

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Yorkshire Air Museum

Located at the RAF Elvington, this World War Two airfield was extensively used by Allied forces and is now open for tours.

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General - Can I have more than one car by my pitch or accommodation?

There is space for one car per pitch, whether that is or on a touring pitch or if you are staying in an Elms Holiday Home. If renting an Elms, they may be able to take an additional car depending on space. Additional cars can be parked in the overnight car park (charges may apply).

General - Is the swimming pool included in the price?

We don't add the cost of providing a swimming pool on to your nightly price. So if you use the pool you pay for it as you go, if you don't you don't have the additional cost added on to the price. If you are staying with us, you benefit from a reduced rate in the swimming pool of £2 for adults, £1.50 for children.

General - Do we need passes for the bar complex?

No, you are free to come and go from the bar as you please and there are no passes required.

General - How far is it to York city centre?

It's about 6 miles to York city centre. It can be expensive to park your car in York, so it may be worth using the park and ride system (Clifton Moor or Rawcliffe Bar) or catching the bus from just down the road from the park which will take you in to the city centre.

General - Do you have WiFi?

We do! A free service is provided park wide, and you can upgrade to a faster service too. You can find out more details on our WiFi here

General - Is there entertainment on?

Unfortunately we don't have entertainment in the bar at Goosewood. We do have Sky Sports in the bar complex so you can be sure you won't miss the big game!

General - Can I get food on the park?

You can use our on-park mini-market for your essentials, unfortunately we aren't open for food at the moment.

Elms - Do I need to bring my own bedding?

All bed linen is provided for you and beds are made up ready for your arrival. You just need to remember to bring your own towels if you are staying in an Elms Holiday Home.

Elms - Is there a DVD player?

Unfortunately we don't have DVD players in our caravans.

Elms - Is WiFi included?

Yes, our premium WiFi service is included when you are in your holiday home. You have your own connection for your holiday home and you can connect as many devices as you like.

Elms - We are coming in a group, can we have caravans together?

We don't allocate holiday homes / lodges until very close to your arrival. If you have a particular request please let us know in advance and we will do our best to get you as close together as possible. We have 5 Elms grouped together.

Elms - Is there a minimum number of nights? Do I have to come on certain days?

The minimum number of nights for a Elms booking is 3 nights. Our breaks are 3 nights (Friday to Monday), 4 nights (Monday to Friday) or 7 nights (Saturday to Saturday). We can also do 14 night bookings from a Saturday to Saturday too.

Touring - What's included in the price?

Our prices are for up to four people and one car. You may need to pay for extras such as an awning, if you are bringing a dog (1 max), extra people or extra cars. Plus, you will need to pay for your electric and for facilities in the leisure centre.

Touring - Is electric included?

Electric hook-ups are provided on all our touring pitches. You will need to pay for your electric cards to top up the meter as the electric isn't included in the price. You can buy these from reception in £1, £5 or £10 denominations. We usually recommend roughly a pound per night, however this is an estimate and you may use more or less than this amount.

Touring - Is there a minimum number of nights?

For advance touring bookings, it's a minimum of 2 nights throughout the low and mid season, and 3 nights during the high season (school and bank holidays). If you want to come along for just one night, you would need to turn up and book in over the reception desk. We'd advise calling before you set off to get a picture of the availability.

Touring - Can we be pitched together or request a particular pitch?

We don't allocate pitches to you in advance, you are pitched on your arrival at the park. If you would like to be pitched together we will try our best where possible. Once you've checked-in, the warden will take you to a pitch, ask the warden if you have a special request.