Conkers, National Forest

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £7.00 to £11.80 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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4.7

First overnight experience in our campervan.

This review is for Conkers, National Forest

First overnight experience in our campervan. Staff very friendly and helpful and allocated spacious pitch. Flat and clean and appreciated the space to manoeuvre our first attempt at erecting a super-sized awning! Lots of walks and cycling to be found in surrounding areas and adjacent prize-winning tourist attraction of 'Conkers' - well worth a visit. Spacious play area for children with bits of play equipment - not sure about ball games? Perhaps restricted shop opening-hours could be extended? Desperate for ice-cream after taking hours to erect awning, but shop closed! Would assume that because of location, relying upon public transport may be a bit of an issue, and walking to local shopping facilities/eating places is not a quick option. Views of open countryside promote relaxation and winding-down - until aircraft overhead interrupt peace and quiet with a jolt back to reality and a reminder that Castle Donington airport is but some few miles away - as the plane flies! Not a problem though - could be far, far worse! Rosliston Forestry Park, Hicks Cycling Lodge, Swadlincote town & Sharpes Pottery museum, Calke Abbey, Burton on Trent (and National Memorial Arboretum), Ashby-de-la-zouch & castle, all worth visiting - and but a short driving distance away. For those wishing to stay put and relax, the site is ideal. For those with smaller children, would imagine there's not enough to keep them occupied on the site alone - travel to other places would be needed. Satisfaction depends upon what is expected, or required from a site and the area. Can't imagine that many sites would beat this one for peace and quiet, cleanliness and hospitality of staff.

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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5

A very good location for The National Forest Way long distance footpath and so handy for...

This review is for Conkers, National Forest

A very good location for The National Forest Way long distance footpath and so handy for Conkers National Forest Centre. A good selection of well spaced out pitches.

  • 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

It was mid week when we stopped at Conkers.

This review is for Conkers, National Forest

It was mid week when we stopped at Conkers. Was informed that it could be less quiet at weekends.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

As retired with our two small dogs we found excellent walks. Campsite very dog friendly .

This review is for Conkers, National Forest

As retired with our two small dogs we found excellent walks. Campsite very dog friendly .

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: Approx 1 mile from site entrance

Nearest train station: Burton on Trent - 7 miles

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