Conkers, National Forest

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £7.35 to £12.45 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.

If you'd like to go glamping then Conkers Ready Camp is the perfect choice. (Please note that, although we welcome dogs on this site, in the interest of all guests we do not permit pets to stay within the Ready Camp tents).

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

  • Ready Camp tents on site

  • 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

Lovely biking and walking trail on the doorstep.

This review is for Conkers, National Forest

Lovely biking and walking trail on the doorstep. Right on the doorstep for the Conkers adventure centre which the kids really enjoyed. Perfect location

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

Wish we had stopped for more than one night as a well kept and peaceful site.

This review is for Conkers, National Forest

Wish we had stopped for more than one night as a well kept and peaceful site.

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

Great site and friendly staff. Very clean, warm showers.

This review is for Conkers, National Forest

Great site and friendly staff. Very clean, warm showers. Washing up area small, but not a problem waiting. Nearby castle in Ashby was nice too. Conkers visitor attraction ( 1) min walk)was good for children to let off steam. Only downside and no reflection on the site was the surrounding woods are littered with hundreds of bags of dog mess. In the trees piled up in groups, in the water and not to count the dog mess on the path ways. Such a shame, was consistently saying to the children to watch out instead of enjoying the walks! Really spoilt the area.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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3.7

We were pitched next to the children's playground which was perfect for our young children.

This review is for Conkers, National Forest

We were pitched next to the children's playground which was perfect for our young children. The playground was safe and very popular. Toilets and showers were very clean but shower cubicles very small. Pitches are slightly sloping but we didn't need ramps on our pitch. Nice cafe at the YHA next door, a bit pricey but nice food. Conkers is well worth a visit. Our children enjoyed it and entrance fee seems fair. This is a nice site but the customer service is awful and I would probably not return for this reason. We appreciate that rules and regulations have to be followed but perhaps the wardens could have further training on how to communicate with their customers. We were shouted at for pitching too close to our neighbour when a polite request would have been more welcome. Our friends (couple in their late twenties) were asked during check in if they were with anyone older?! Why? Both male and female toilet and shower blocks are closed for cleaning for 1:30hrs each day which means that there is only 1 toilet available for the whole campsite during this time. Two members of our party were shouted at on two separate occasions to 'get out' when the staff member clearly thought they had gone over their allowed toilet time. Just simply ridiculous and plain rude.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups
  • Friendliness: 1
  • 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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