Conkers, National Forest

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

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

Review
Expand review
1.7

I wasn't shown to my pitch, wasn't told where the nearest water or bin was, wasn't shown how...

This review is for Conkers, National Forest

I wasn't shown to my pitch, wasn't told where the nearest water or bin was, wasn't shown how the electric worked... there is only 1 bin on entire site, which was a walk away. The showers are the smallest I have ever seen, old and tired. The current managers are leaving, so I would hope things improve at this site once they are gone, as it is a nice site, with lovely forest walks. Nice forest. There is a local farm with many barking dogs, it sounds like a puppy farm, which I hope to be wrong about

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families
  • Friendliness: 1
  • Cleanliness: 3
  • Facilities: 1
Expand review
4.7

From arriving to leaving this must be one of the friendliest sites we have visited (defiantly...

This review is for Conkers, National Forest

From arriving to leaving this must be one of the friendliest sites we have visited (defiantly be returning). Very, very clean nice pitches plenty of room, please note on hardstanding you'll need strong pegs. Good for dog walking. Looking forward to visiting again in 2017.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
Expand review
4.7

There are miles of surrounding walks but sadly no bins and as we had two dogs we carried ours...

This review is for Conkers, National Forest

There are miles of surrounding walks but sadly no bins and as we had two dogs we carried ours back to site,unfortunately it looked like hundreds before us decided to bag there dogs poo then sling it in the trees and paths, it was awful,we saw one bin across an 8 mile walk. Also we're from the High peak and so we're dissapointed with the lack of scenery! Site itself very nice and well organised but definitely not suited to those wanting peace and tranquility as it's a fairly big site and do there were lots of groups and kids running round. Another point to note is there are very few,if any,shops within walking distance so bring enough provisions! We did though some miles into a walk stumble on a nice chippy called the Admiral ,and I kid you not the fish were a foot long easily! Avoid the chip van that turns up on a Saturday , it's all heated in the van and was very dry and tasteless.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Groups
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
Expand review
5

We are an elderly couple with dog and this was the first time we had visited Conkers It...

This review is for Conkers, National Forest

We are an elderly couple with dog and this was the first time we had visited Conkers It will not be the last! The staff and other visitors, which included a lot of children as it was school holidays, were all very friendly and polite.As I am disabled I particularly enjoyed being able to take our dog for ' walks' on my mobility scooter. along the many cycle tracks through the woods. Zombies, witches, and ghosts haunted the site but even these were friendly ....after it was Halloween!

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful 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

Safe Directions


Widget by Frixo

Standard Fees

For more information take a look at Pricing explained.

Minimum booking periods do apply.

Explore the region