Basingstoke Canal

Camping at Basingstoke Canal Centre


Open March to end of October

Our family campsite is the perfect place to stay when visiting the Basingstoke Canal and local area. The campsite is seasonal and we are normally open from March to the end of October although if the weather is fine the season may be extended.

Canal Centre campsite

Toilets and shower facilities and a dish washing area are provided along with water points and waste disposal.

We also have a token-operated power-point to power your hairdryer or charge your mobile.

You will need to book in advance. Please note that Friday and Saturday nights are very popular.

To book, tel 01252 370073. When booking we will need to take a non-refundable deposit that is equal to the first nights stay on site. This can be done over the phone via debit/credit card.

Group bookings of 3+ tents will be subject to full pre-payment on booking.

Unfortunately we do not have electric hook-up but quiet generators are permitted for use from 9 am to 9 pm.

Bonfires and campfires are not permitted and any BBQs and cooking appliances must be raised off the ground.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead and under control in the campsite area at all times.

All bookings for early or late season weekends need to be made and paid for by 3pm on Friday.


Yurt hire

Our yurt is available for hire at a cost of £50 for a single night or £40 per night for stays of more than one night. (N.B. Minimum stay of two nights stay on Bank Holidays and during Farnborough Airshow.)

The yurt sleeps a maximum of six people – one of whom must be over 25 years old.

Inside the yurt is a dresser for storage with a mirror, a table and chairs and a wind up lantern and LED lights which can be hung up. We do not provide beds so please bring blow up mattresses or camp beds.

Outside the yurt is a designated cooking area (cooking equipment not provided) as well as a parking area for your use only.

Full use of the campsite toilets and shower facilities is included in the hire.

Regretfully dogs are not allowed in the yurt.

As the yurt has no heating the main hire period is between April and September although the season may be extended if the weather is good.

To check for availability and to make a booking, please contact the office on 01252 370073. When booking we will need to take a non-refundable deposit that is equal to the first nights stay. This can be done over the phone via debit/credit card.

We also require a £60 cash security deposit on arrival which is fully refundable provided no terms and conditions are breached during the hire period.

Yurt    Yurt interior


Terms and Conditions

  • By staying on site the Camper agrees to abide by  these  terms and conditions which are available on our website.
  • The Canal Centre aims to provide a secure site for its visitors so a barrier is used to restrict access to the campsite.  When you arrive please bring along with you a form of ID.  You will be given a code for the automated barrier, a permit for the campsite and code for shower facilities. You are to return the permit on the day of departure (by 12pm).
  • Non UK Residents must provide a Passport as proof of identity.
  • The Booking deposit is the equivalent to one night’s stay (or two when staying over a bank holiday weekend), and is non refundable. Please note that the BCA reserve the right to cancel the booking, in which case a full refund will be offered.
  • Early departures will not be refunded.
  • Campers must depart by 12pm on day of departure.  Anyone needing to stay on site beyond this time will need permission from a member of staff as it may result in the camper being charged an additional night.
  • To collect the codes please visit the Canal Centre Reception between the hours of 12.30am & 4.00pm (The Reception is closed at weekends between October & April so codes will need to be collected mid week during these times). Or alternately call the Office on 01252 370073.
  • The codes allocated to you must NOT be passed on to any other members of public or other campers.
  • Anti social behaviour or loud noise during inappropriate hours i.e. night/early morning, will result in a £30 fine and exclusion from the Campsite. The Camper will also cover any additional damages and losses (permits). An invoice will be created which is to be paid immediately.  Failure to pay the invoice  will result in it being passed to a debt recovery agency.
  • Groups under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult of 25yrs+.
  • There should be a six metre gap between all camping units and vehicles.
  • Campfires and Bonfires are not permitted but BBQ’s and cooking appliances that are raised off the ground are allowed, as long as no damage to the grass is caused.
  • Dogs must be kept on a lead and under control at all times.
  • Gazebos are not to be used as accommodation.
  • Any tents used for storage or separately from sleeping will be charged the tent rate and one adult per night.
  • All litter is to be cleared away (in sealed bags).
  • Please note we do close the toilets for cleaning between 8.00 and 8.40 am (weekdays) and 9.00am and 9.40am (weekends) for cleaning and the BCA may ask you to leave between these times.
  • Please note the keypad for the toilet is in use when the Centre is closed, and is for authorised users only (Campers, Function Room users, Canoe Club and Boaters). The toilets are available for all visitors during Centre opening hours.
  • For the benefit of security and safety, Under 16’s are to be escorted by a responsible adult when using onsite facilities at all times.
  • The Basingstoke Canal Authority reserves the right to remove Campers from site should any of these Terms and Conditions be breached or should the behaviour of the customer be as such where the BCA believe it is of the benefit of the site for the customer to leave.


Basingstoke Canal Authority
Canal Centre
Mytchett Place Road, Mytchett
Surrey GU16 6DD


tel 01252 370073 | fax 01252 371758

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Campsite charges

Cost per night

  • 1 - 3 (berth) tent £6.00
  • 4 - 6 (berth) tent £7.00
  • 7 + (berth) tent £9.00
  • Caravan/Motorhome/Trailer tent £7.00

The above prices are per unit - please add the cost for the number of occupants per unit

  • Adults (per person) £4
  • Children 6 - 12yrs (per child) £2
  • Infants (under 6) Free

Group bookings of 3+ tents will be subject to full pre-payment on booking.

Farnborough Airshow 11 - 17 July 2016 - please call for prices.