This is a Listed Site (LS) that is licensed by the Local Authority and not under the jurisdiction of The Camping and Caravanning Club. These range from large parks with bars, swimming pools and entertainment to small, quiet commercial sites. The Club cannot approve or recommend Listed Sites, these are simply provided to give you more choice. It's worth checking when booking as some sites offer members a discount on pitch fees.
OPENING TIMES 28 March - 9 November 2014
Callow Top is an ETB 4 star family campsite and caravan park situated just north of Ashbourne in Derbyshire. Our location is the ideal base for exploring the beauty of the Peak District National Park.
We have many facilities for families including play area, games field, amusement arcade, cycle hire & on site coarse fishing. Callow Top is the only site in the area with an outdoor heated swimming pool. There is direct access to the Tissington Trail cycle path from the site. Alton Towers is just 20 minutes drive away.
During peak season we have regular entertainment including family discos, live vocalists and bingo. Our Cafe/Bar is open all day serving food and drinks. Wi-Fi hot spot. Sky TV and pool tables are also available.
Were the perfect campsite or caravan site for your annual family holiday or a weekend break.
During the quieter time of low season visit us to get away from it all. Enjoy the tranquil countryside surroundings, take a walk on one of the many footpaths leading from the site, cycle the Tissington Trail or relax and enjoy a days fishing.
Holiday cottages are also available.
Big Sites Book Reference: 119/023
No unaccompanied teenagers or groups of singles. 8 acres, level. Advance booking advisable.
North on the A515 from Ashbourne, in 0.5m turn West onto private drive opposite Sandybrook Garage. Go under brdg and site is at the end of the drive.
Special offers are available during low season including our ever popular half price pitches. Please see our website for details.
Why not visit us for our Halloween or Bonfire & Fireworks weekends?
We have an on-site pub & restaurant serving good pub food and real ales from our own on-site brewery.
Arnolds Cafe Bar is also on site and is open all day serving eat in and takeaway food including breakfast, pizzas, childrens meals etc (peak season only)
There are many pubs & restaurants in Ashbourne just 2 mins drive or 20mins walk away.
Alton Towers theme park only 20mins drive
Gullivers Kingdom & The Heights of Abraham
Carsington Water Visitors Centre, cycle track & water sports
Chatsworth & Haddon Hall stately homes
The picturesque towns of Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton and Matlock
Callow Top Holiday Park
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Hardstanding with electric hook-up
Dedicated accessible facilities
Television room (not for hire)
Fishing (licence may be required)
Battery charging facilities
Facilities that are off site within one mile of the entrance
This campsite is shocking. Their website makes it look like a lovely, well maintained site with great facilities. This is not the reality. The main problems are that there are too many pitches for the facilites. Not enough toilets and particularly showers (we used our caravan shower). The whole site is chaotic with children running/cycling/scooting everywhere with no regard for cars and their parents were nowhere to be seen. We even saw a child cycle into a stationary car because they just weren't looking causing damage to the car. People drove around the site much too fast and generally had no regard for safety. It is only a matter of time before someone gets seriously hurt. Also the pool was completely crowded with no space to swim and the play park was full of older children spoiling it for little ones. There are campsite rules but nobody to enforce them. The area is great. Loads of places to explore and the bike trails are fantastic. We will be returning but to a smaller, friendlier more relaxing site.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Families
This is an amazing site it has just about everything you could ask for, children and adults are well catered for, the swimming pool is a great extra but is not supervised which i found highly dangerous, there were teenage boys summer salting and bombing into a crowded pool which at times was heart stopping, this and the fact there wasn't enough toilets and showers for the amount of people staying in tents was the only two thing that let this site down, restaurant and on site pub were very well managed and the food lovely, side orders very large portions too, great value for money, i would go back but would't let my daughter use the pool, and if it's noisy again after 10.30 i will be using the phone number to get it sorted as it was very noisy until about midnight, don't be put off as it was a brilliant site and tent pitches were very spacious, all staff were amazingly polite and helpful.
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Secluded
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Younger couples
I chose Callow Top because of its proximity to the Tissington Trail,a short bike ride downhill,a little harder on the way back.Alternatively a short walk across the fields and Ashbourne is easily reachable on foot.It is in a beautiful location and has all that you would expect from a large commercial site,bars,children's playground and playing fields together with swimming pool so I can see why it is a hit with families.It also had a well stocked shop.We visited at Whitsun so it was a peak holiday period so be aware if you want a peaceful break and make sure you are not located next to the clubhouse and children's playground:fortunately we had a quiet spot in the corner.I can not fault the facilities except in one area and that is the question of a charge for the showers(I do not expect to pay for a shower when I go to a hotel,so why at a campsite and it was not cheap) and that is why I have downscored the site.Also they were located on the outskirts of the block and not many of them. given the size of the site.On balance I would prefer to go to the less commercialised site up the road at Rivendale but would not rule out a return. in the offpeak period. as the site is conveniently located for Ashbourne.Additionally it is possible to walk the Lower Dovedale and also the more popular but very busy NT part of the Dale.It was glorious walking the lower Dale and we came across one other couple,not the case when we reached the main Dale.It was so bad that we returned over the top ;It was,however,peak holiday period.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Younger couples
The fees for Callow Top Holiday Park were last updated in 2014.
The following fees are just given as a guide, so please always check with the site.
The fee for staying on site for one night is :
£24.00+ for 2 Adults, 2 Children plus 1 Unit
£24.00+ for 2 Adults, 2 Children, 1 Unit plus Hook-up