Conkers, National Forest

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £7.15 to £12.15 Per person/night
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Overview

  • A popular site for families

    Great site for families

  • A great site for cycling

    Top site for cycling

Camp in the heart of the National Forest with walking and cycling from site.

The National Forest covers 200 squares miles, embracing some of Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. It’s a place to enjoy a variety of activities from forest walks and gentle cycling to horse riding and fishing. It also encompasses numerous attractions from Calke Abbey, the National Brewery Centre, National Memorial Arboretum and right at its heart, Conkers visitor centre offering a Discovery Centre, sculpture trail and an assault course for teenagers. It’s next door to this award-winning attraction that you’ll find our popular Conkers Club campsite.

This well thought out campsite has hardstanding pitches off a large roundabout and plenty of grass pitches for tent campers. The all year round site offers full facilities and has a separate ball game area and an overnight car park. There is an on-site dog walk and plenty of walking and cycling opportunities direct from the campsite including the Ashby World Heritage Trail – a three and a half mile route following the old Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway.

Worth Noting

Rock pegs required on hardstandings. Show your Club membership card at conkers Visitor Centre to obtain discounted admission.

WiFi

100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.

Eat Local

Ashby-de-la-Zouch hosts a farmers’ market on the third Saturday of the month.

Facilities

Conkers, National Forest has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Seasonal Pitches

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Motorhome stop-off

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Electric hook-up

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Family shower room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Ball games

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

Reviews

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5

We received a lovely welcome from the wardens and were impressed by the immaculate facilities.

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We received a lovely welcome from the wardens and were impressed by the immaculate facilities. Unfortunately we found the site too noisy, with children cycling round and round the site road in between caravans shouting until well after 10pm. Don't quite understand when there is a play area that parents feel it appropriate for their children to play outside other people's caravans instead of using the area which has been made for them or they could always play outside their own caravan! We love children, however, there are other people on the site that come for a weekend of peace and relaxation that should also be considered.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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5

My wife & I stayed for 2 nights, had tickets to National Brewery Museum, welcomed by friendly...

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My wife & I stayed for 2 nights, had tickets to National Brewery Museum, welcomed by friendly staff & shown to our pitch, who pointed out where the clean water, grey & black waste points were & lovely clean toilet/shower block was. Grass was well mowed & hard standing well placed (will use next time) Till the next time, Thank you Malc, Bonnie,Lynda & Roy

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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5

the amenities are kept in excellent condition and really clean the site is well kept , there...

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the amenities are kept in excellent condition and really clean the site is well kept , there are plenty of lovely walks , the staff are great really friendly and the fish and chip van on Saturday is excellent we love this place

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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5

Bit of a niggle at the start since our previous campsite didn't put the AC sticker on so we...

This review is for Conkers, National Forest

Bit of a niggle at the start since our previous campsite didn't put the AC sticker on so we had to pay in full (by phone on day of arrival so no deposit). Once proof was shown on site there had to be a refund of the difference (and they also put the AC sticker on for future). The lovely office chap insisted on bringing the receipt to our pitch so that we could get on and erect the camper. All staff very friendly. This is a beautiful site and very well kept. There is some road noise, mainly idiots on motor bikes and there is also plane noise, which also happened at night time/early morning. I am a very light sleeper so it bothered me. Usually my husband sleeps through it all but on a bad night he heard the plane/road noise too. We were in a folding camper though, so if you are in a caravan or campervan you might not be so disturbed. The "Heights of Abraham" are well worth a visit. A ride to the top on a cable car then go down the 2 caverns,a fossil museum, a viewing tower or have a meal or just look at the views. Be warned, the tower is narrow inside and no rail of any kind for the descent. Scared my husband a lot! RSPB Middleton Lakes in Tamworth is worth the trek if you are birders. Ashby de la Zouch is pretty, and Stapenhill Gardens on the way to Heights of Abraham worth stopping to look at. We also did the National Brewery Centre visit in Burton.�8 each for concessions but includes guided tour and 3 x third pint of beer. Had a snack there too which was well priced, freshly prepared. Moira Furnace museum and country park just down the road.Check Opening Times. It's on a canal and they do boat trips too. There is a small Co-op just down the road (turn left out of the site, under the bridge, straight ahead then turn left. It's on the right A very good experience really and if we wanted to return to the area would certainly consider this site.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: Approx 1 mile from site entrance

Nearest train station: Burton on Trent - 7 miles

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