Forthcoming Events

2024. With The IOW DA.


Our early or slightly late, Christmas meal.

Took place at the Fighting Cocks Hale Common, on Wednesday January 17th at 7pm.

Our opening meet for the year will be the A G M Meet at The Old Barn over the weekend of 19th to 21st April 

Opening time from 3pm Friday 19th  to 3pm Sunday 21st April

Location  Old Barns Touring Park, Cheverton Farm, Apse Heath PO36 9PJ (what three words Wriggle – Ounce – Denham)

This is a full facility’s site and as the name suggests has a barn which we can use for the AGM itself, coffee mornings, and an evening get together,

The site is very well kept and has access to country walks, also in a short walking distance is Honnor and Jeffery’s garden centre, and its Bear café perhaps for breakfast or lunch, and a bit longer walk will take you to Morrison’s Super Market at Lake, Sandown Airport and if you want a big big breakfast on Saturday there’s also Richie’s Diner in Spithead Business Park just before Aldi’s.
The AGM is advertised to take place at 5.30pm Saturday 20 Apr 2024 in the Barn and when we have finished all the business we will then hold an American Supper in the barn, followed by a fun game or two. If you’re not used to American Suppers you just bring a plate of food each to share with others and anything you wish to drink.

The DA will provide Tea and Coffee for those who want it.

All are invited to attend the AGM and if you don’t want to camp you are more than welcome to attend the AGM and to stay for the Supper afterwards. Parking on site is available.

The cost’s are £20.00 per night per unit, which includes electric hook up and free Wi-Fi
For those Members that would like to round off the weekend by having Sunday lunch at the Bear café, before heading home, the site has kindly allowed the normal departure time of 11.00 to be extended to 15.00.
For those Members wishing to attend this event, could you please book early, so that we can give the site an indication of numbers in order to reserve pitches.

Update -The 20 units that turned up for the AGM had a nice friendly bright but chilly weekend, The pitches managed to dry out and no problems occurred. The American Supper was well supplied and the AGM itself went without a hitch

Heath Farm, Staplers Road, Newport.PO30 2NB.

Join us at our new campsite near Newport but still in the middle of the countryside. We have 20 pitches available to us all with EHU. They are mainly hardstanding off a cinder track road around the wooded area it is set in.

Own sanitation is essential as there are no toilet facilities available as yet, but there is fresh water and elsan disposal available.

The cost is £27 pupn inc EHU but as a thank you for members who camped at the AGM meeting, the committee has decided to make the pitches for these people £20 pupn in EHU.

The site is dog friendly and there is a path through the grounds that leads to GG’s restaurant in the neighbouring Island Riding Centre grounds.

Booking is as usual by email to

Payment via contactless card on arrival with Steward.

Directions -As you come out of Newport on Staplers towards Wootton past Monkey Haven and take the farm track on the left at the bus stop and the big banner for GG’s Restaurant(if its still there) down the farm track and you will see some barn units and a house. Go between them and don onto the campsite. Rally Officer will be there to show you to your pitch. Coming from Wootton/Briddlesford Road end pass Butterfly World past the entrance for Island Riding Centre and turn right immediately at the end of their field at the bus stop and follow down the Heath Farm Track as above.

Dairyman’s Daughter Campsite . Friday 7th June 3pm to Sunday 9th June 4pm

Hale Common PO30 3AR

It will be a double celebration of the 5th Anniversary of the DA reforming and Paul’s birthday weekend. As last year Paul will be doing bacon rolls for all on Saturday morning. [Disclaimer: Please note there are no Halal, Kosher, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten free options and the cooking area cannot be guaranteed as nut free (with Paul cooking it definitely won’t be nut free]

As last year the fantastic Isle of Wight Gin Company will be there Saturday teatimeish to give us a talk and tasting of their of their latest masterpiece SPICED RUM.

After this the DA barbeques will be lit and people can all congregate and enjoy the time together.

We will not have to worry too much about the weather as there is going to be a marquee that we have borrowed from the CAMC for us all to be in.

The cost is £13 pupn payable by card on arrival and £5 pupn for EHU by cash in the honesty box at the steward’s tent on arrival.

Booking by email

A Wight Steam Up on the Real Ale Train Weekend. Friday 12th July at 15.00 to Sunday 14th July at 1500.

Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Main Road, Havenstreet PO33 4DS

This July, join the Isle of Wight DA for a weekend of Steam Trains and Real Ale at the award-winning Isle of Wight Steam Railway. A large range of Real Ales will be on offer as well as the opportunity to ride the Real Ale Train.

This is a popular event, and we are pleased to offer camping on the site itself. Within easy(or stumbling!) distance to the bar on site that opens at 16.00 on Saturday, as well as a special train timetable for the weekend. Beers will also be served at both Ashey and Wootton Stations.

Tickets for the Real Ale Train can be bookeddirectly with the railway – and cost £22 online or £24 on the day. This includes unlimited travel on the trains after 16.00 and a complimentary pint.

Camping is available for 2 nights from Friday 15th July. There is no EHU available on site. Own sanitation is advisable, but there are toilet facilities available on site. Advanced booking is essential for this meet. Paul Murch, our Rally Officer can be contacted by email

Please note that arrival and departure times are strictly controlled as access to the site involves crossing the railway track. Arrival on Friday must be after 15.00. Departure on Sunday can be either pre 10.30, between 12.30 and 1300 or after 16.30. Unfortunately, we are not permitted any vehicle movements outside of these times as the station is open to the public.

The price has been confirmed at last years bargain price of £20 pupn.

What could be better that Camping, Steam Trains and Real Ale.

Our temporary holiday site, July 24th till August 21st.
See details on the THS page.

Our temporary holiday site, July 24th till August 21st.
See details on the THS page.


3pm Fri 13th to  4pm Sum 15th      at Comforts Farm, Pallance Rd, Northwood. PO31 8LS


3pm Fri 13th to  4pm Sum 15th      at Comforts Farm, Pallance Rd, Northwood. PO31 8LS

This is Dan and Amy’s 13th Wedding Anniversary weekend (Their idea of unlucky for some as it’s 13 on the 13th) so we will be all celebrating with them, not sure if it will be bangers and mash like in other years but sure we’ll do something,

The facilities are simple, clean and functional with three men’s and three ladies showers in the main ablution block. The primary source of water heating is solar backed up by gas and electric which means even when the camp site is at it’s busiest a hot shower is always available. There are basic laundry facilities in the washing up room with spin drier, ironing board and deep sinks.

The camping field is 9 acres of unspoilt meadow, tree lined and flanked to the north by ancient coppice. From the top, the field is gently sloping and levels out in the middle. The bottom of the field slopes off and plateaus in a few places before the boundary river.

Electric points are available, the majority being around the outside of the field to the east and south in generously sized pitches. There are two further WC blocks at the outer reaches of the field for those who require “solitude”.

It’s just a short walk from the site to the Award winning Travellers Joy Pub, slightly uphill there which means its easier on the way back as its downhill.

It’s £20pupn with EHU or £18 pupn no EHU. As the info says it’s gently sloping so wheel chocks are advised.


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