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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4.3

It is said that first impressions count for a lot and when you pull up at the site entrance it...

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It is said that first impressions count for a lot and when you pull up at the site entrance it looks very tidy and clean, which is reassuring. The booking in process was straightforward even with someone receiving "on the job training". Access to our hardstanding pitch was also easy with the roads being well maintained and wide enough for the longest tourer. Staff were very helpful and friendly. We hadn't brought our awning but if we had it would have fitted onto the hardstanding easily but the water and waste containers would have gone on the grass. Not as generous a pitch width as some. The shower/ toilet block was clean and warm and although the time that cleaning started(10.30) was a bit of a nuisance we had no problems getting a shower cubicle. Shower temperature was on the limit of being acceptable - a tad hotter would be nice ( a friend of mine who had his caravan next to ours agreed with me on this). When this site is full I suspect that the limited number of cubicles may cause delays. The site shop was still being stocked when we were there but you will find a good little Co-op in Moira that you can walk to. This isn't advertised in the shop or site info as far as I'm aware. A much larger Sainsbury's is in Swadlincote. Location wise it is very good with easy access to A roads and Motorways to take you to all of the local attractions - of which there are many. A small annoyance was the waste bins located on the approach road to the site entrance. I imaging that in high season there will be a queue of vehicles blocking the site exit as people park and then dump their waste on leaving the site. Why not have some bins around the site? Also, no segregation of waste which isn't very environmentally friendly!

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3
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5

Had a good weekend staying at the site first time we had been, really enjoyed the walking all...

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Had a good weekend staying at the site first time we had been, really enjoyed the walking all the paths were everywhere you looked and marked well with the colour coding, we will come again and recommend the site to others, the only down side we had was a party of three caravans who were very loud well into the night

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

We liked Conkers. It is just a big open field, no shelter from wind, no shade.

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We liked Conkers. It is just a big open field, no shelter from wind, no shade. You can easily walk your dog off site but the circular walk around "Conkers" ends up on a main road. Ok for short walks. Very wet in March so no good for tents.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.3

Conkers parkrun on Saturday morning is a 10 min walk away.

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Conkers parkrun on Saturday morning is a 10 min walk away. Wardens were very friendly but didn't know family cycle routes. It was however a lovely park and stay

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Town,Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Active break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: Approx 1 mile from site entrance

Nearest train station: Burton on Trent - 7 miles

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