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

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up 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

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

Reviews

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5

We really enjoyed our recent stay at Conkers, which is a very well maintained site.

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We really enjoyed our recent stay at Conkers, which is a very well maintained site. There was plenty of space to pitch our tent and my younger children (5 and 10) enjoyed the playground and the company of other children. All of the staff on site were very friendly and offered help...everything was well kept and clean. We did not use the on-site shop as it was not open when we arrived - there are small shops within walking distance, so this was not an issue. The Youth Hostel which neighbours the campsite was very pleasant on the evening we visited - there were plenty of people eating there and it was nice to be able to sit and have a drink & snack so close to the campsite. They have a pool table and plenty of games to keep the kids occupied. The only negative points are that we only actually wanted to stay for one night but had to pay for two. In addition, my youngest child found the noise of aircraft landing quite disturbing at night - if we come again we will be bring earplugs. Finally, I can highly recommend the nearby Calke Abbey (National Trust) for a visit - the grounds are excellent and the house and stables really fascinating for all ages.

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

Arrived at exactly 12pm and was greeted with a warm reception, all 4 wardens where very nice...

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Arrived at exactly 12pm and was greeted with a warm reception, all 4 wardens where very nice and helpful. Was taken to our pitches which were together as we had asked. The site is flat and open and quite high it will be even better when the new trees that have been planted have grown more to give a bit of a wind break. All the camping amenities are clearly marked with plenty of water taps. The shower areas are clean, it had turned a bit cold and very windy so it would have been nice to have the heating on in the shower area and also a note on the main door for it to be closed. Plenty of soap for hand washing and 2 private wash cubicles. The pot wash area was very well lit and very clean. The reception area sells a few essentials but there are plenty of little shops near by and a little further out bigger shops. Conkers is in walking distance and well worth a visit we had a 8/12/13 year olds and they found loads to do. A bit further afield is Twycross, again a lovely visit. There is a small play area on the site and a basket ball hoop (they don't sell balls so take your own). I will stay there again but next time I will check and make sure that there are not any dog shows as the tent that pitched next to us at the weekend had 4 dogs and 1 kept barking all nights, leaving me with little sleep for 3 nights, apart from that it was great.

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

Amazing , amazing , amazing , fantastic lovely what more can we say xxxxxx

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Amazing , amazing , amazing , fantastic lovely what more can we say xxxxxx

  • 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

A visit to Conkers is a must. Twycross Zoo is closely too.

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A visit to Conkers is a must. Twycross Zoo is closely too. The National Cycle Route is excellent - even my 4 year old managed it. Hardwick Hall, Chatsworth, Calke Abbey and Sudbury Museum of Childhood are all within striking distance. If you just want to sit and watch the world go by this can be done too - the children loved the "race track" around the site and I had no concerns over their safety. Thank you too for the help with hitching and unhitching - I'm getting there!

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • 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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Standard Fee
Motorhome stop-off (per unit) 01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014£7.10
Year Round Seasonal Pitch 01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014£2,165

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