Pot-a-Doodle Do

UK England North East England Northumberland Berwick upon Tweed

  • Children’s playground
  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Cowboy-and-Indian family camping

Sounding like some weird kind of experiment with a cockerel and a ready meal, Pot-a-doodle do also looks a bit whacky. Imagine if you will, a small collection of wooden wigams sitting on the Northumberland coast; it looks like a geographically misplaced scene from a Western. Now, if you’re up for some cowboys and Indians, let’s get rolling, rolling, rolling… 

Each of the 20 wigwams sleeps up to five people and is powered by an electric hookup, providing heat, light and a small fridge. And when the North Sea decides to teach the land whose boss, you’ll be thankful you’re under something sturdier than canvas. The kids will love them. 

The site is family focused, with supervised activities galore in its creative art centre and cross-country Quad biking for a range of ages. Nearby tidal Holy Island holds many attractions, but make sure you check the tide times in advance to save yourself and your car from a dip in the sea. Lindisfarne Castle, built by the monastic demolition expert Henry VIII, who pillaged stone from the now skeletal local priory, sits atop a volcanic mound at the island’s end and looks imperiously out to sea. You, too, can venture seaward for some ornithologist action on the Farne Islands – one of the UK’s top seabird sanctuaries, colonised by thousands of puffins, divebomber terns and guillemots. It’s probably a good idea to wear a hat for protection. (Preferably not of the cowboy variety).



There’s a well-equipped kitchen, on-site shop, laundry room, free hot showers, interactive art centre and children’s play area. 


Fancy a cruise? The sight and sound of 150,000 birds on the Farne Islands is unforgettable. Billy Shiels cruise boats (01665 720308) leave regularly from the seaside town of Seahouses. Head to Holy Island’s Lindisfarne Castle (01289 389244), the abbey or tea shops, just mind the tides!

Food & Drink

Drink Lindisfarne Mead at St Aidan’s Winery (01289 389230). The Barrels Ale House (01289 308013), in Berwick-upon-Tweed, hosts a selection of local cask ales and live music but is a 20-minute drive away.

Opening Times

From mid-February until 31st December annually. The restaurant shop and art studio are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays from October until Easter each year.

The Owner Says

Pot-a-Doodle Do Wigwam Village at Scremerston, Northumberland is the only one of its kind in the region.

We are minutes away from stretches of golden sands and spectacular views ofHoly IslandThe Farne Islands and Bamburgh Castle. We are ideally situated for those who like the great outdoors and want to be at one with nature.

Each of our 20 wooden wigwams sleeps up to 5 people on comfortable mattresses.
The wigwams are all fully insulated and have electricity, heating small fridge and table. There is adjacent car parking and a outdoor grassed area. 
There is a fully equipped spacious communal kitchen with TV Lounge nearby. The kitchen has cooker, washing machine and tumble drier, kettles, toasters, pots and pans and crockery and cutlery.

On site we have a licensed restaurant  and they serve breakfasts, morning coffees, light bite lunches and afternoon teas.  All our meals and snacks are freshly made on site and are made with locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.

We also have an interactive art studio on site where people of all ages and abilities can let their creative juices flow and personalise all different pieces of pottery or figurines.  We also have glass painting and mosaicking so there is something for everyone.

We also have a fishing lake which is a short drive from the centre and it is stocked with rainbow trout so you can try your angling skills and see if you can catch a trout for tea!


Contact Pot-a-Doodle Do, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 2RJ

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Getting There

Leave the A1 at the roundabout signposted Scremerston. After 500 yards turn right towards Scremerston. Take the next left towards Cocklawburn Beach, the site is half a mile on the left. Take a train to Berwick- Upon-Tweed and get a taxi out to the site, no buses currently run near the site.


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