Tackeroo is a perfect location for a forest holiday. Located in mature Pine forest with basic facilities, roaming Fallow Deer and only a short drive away from Birches Valley.
Tackeroo will be open for public Camping* and Caravanning on the following dates during 2017. These dates are subject to change so please check before you visit.
Monday 10th April – Friday 5th May
Monday 8th May – Friday 19th May
Monday 22nd May – Friday 16th June
Monday 23rd October – Monday 30th October
*All caravans, camper vans, trailer tents must have a working chemical toilet facility. Tents will only be allowed if they have a separate working chemical toilet tent.
When not used for public camping, Tackeroo is used for events and other activities. The running of events in this area of woodland are part of Forestry Commission objectives to provide more opportunities for people to benefit from the forest by participating in sport, community, social, health and wellbeing activities with money generated being invested back into forest management. As part of those objectives camping and caravanning will continue, please check opening dates above.
If you are attending an event please contact the event organiser directly to see if they are facilitating camping as part of their event.
During 7th - 10th July 2017 Camping and Caravanning will be available by BOOKING ONLY. Pitches will be £20 per pitch per night and portable toilets will be available for these dates so we can accommodate tents. To book a pitch please call 0300 067 4340, you will need to give your vehicle registration number and a non-refundable payment will be taken in advance.
Tackeroo is a Class B site with freely drained hard standing pitches, running water, and sanilav/rubbish disposal points facilites avaliable on site. There are no toilets or electrical hook-up facilities. Birches Valley Forest Centre is short drive away.
Our 2017 rates remain at £10 per pitch per night. There is no need to book. A ranger will come around daily for payment, usually around breakfast or dinner time, apart from Concert Weekend pitches cannot be pre-booked.
A copy of the current Site Rules can be viewed here.
What do other visitors say?
Why can't you section of campsite when events are on then everyone will be happy it's big enough
Forestry Commission Response
Many events hosted at Tackeroo require a large area to accommodate their infrastructure and parking, or they require exclusivity of the whole site. The running of events at Tackeroo form part of the Forestry Commission objectives to provide more opportunities for people to benefit from the forest by participating in sport, community, social, health and wellbeing activities with money generated being invested back into forest management.
5 StarsChris, 25/Dec/2016
Each time my family have stayed at tackeroo on a winter caravan rally it has been fantastic. Each time we have visited on the summer rally ( which was also open to "all" it was like an inner city riot at times. Fires everywhere screaming and shouting all night long idiots driving around the site like it was a race circuit. Constant swearing and aggressive behaviour.
If you miss tackeroo then blame the idiots that ruined for you.
5 StarsDarrelle, 14/Dec/2016
When are the 2017 dates for camping coming out please?
Forestry Commission Response
We will announce 2017 camping dates in the new year.