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- Set in a mature fruit orchard, with orchard walks
- Six miles from Sundown Adventureland theme park for under-10s
- Newly refurbished amenities block with heating, hot water – and music
What a cleverly laid out site is Orchard Park Touring Caravan and Camping, on the edge of the town of Tuxford in Nottinghamshire. For one, it's all spaciously set out in a mature orchard of pear, plum and apple trees – picnics under the boughs, just possibly?
For two, there's an added area at the end of the park that's been left to grow naturally for years, which is now a flower-laden nature walk where butterflies and birds flutter (picnic?).
And for three and four – and for the kids – a play trail has been set aside at the edge of the orchard for small explorers, and carved wooden animals and other surprises to find are dotted around the orchard itself. It all sounds like a most fruitful way to spend a holiday…
The friendly team has also provided laundry facilities, a freezer for ice packs, and a spacious amenities room for disabled guests which can be used by parents with young kids if needed. A shop at reception provides the essentials including eggs, milk, ice cream and sweets.
And although all is serenely countrylike and sheltered on site, Orchard Park is only a mile and a half from the A1 and access to day trips all over Nottinghamshire and its surrounds.
Not sure where to go or what to see? Visit the park information hut – another nifty little idea – where you'll find leaflets and maps on what to see and do locally, or ask the Orchard Park team for their many knowledgeable recommendations.
The very well-kept amenities include a centrally heated shower and toilet block with free hot water, free use of hairdryers and music piped through as guests lather up – you'll surely very much like that too.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
The maximum caravan/motorhome length permitted is 23ft.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, American bulldog, Rottweiler, English bull terrier and any pit bull any Mastiff or Tosa.
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Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
Max. persons: 4 x
Pitch size: Max 6.7m width x 8.0m depth (22.0ft width x 26.2ft depth) Calculated area: 53.6m² (576.9ft²)
Ground type: Grass and gravel
The maximum caravan/motorhome length permitted is 23ft.
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Lovely well kept site with nice facilities and beautiful surroundings
very welcoming, site was very tidy and toilet blocks were ...
Great site with good clean facilities
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Tourer storage facilities
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Horse riding nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
- Coach stations
Retford Bus Station
— 7.0 miles
7.0 miles Newark on Trent: The Wharf Coach Stop — 10.7 miles
10.7 miles North Hykeham (Lincs): Station Road Coach Stop — 11.6 miles
- Train stations
Retford Low Level Rail Station
— 6.7 miles
6.7 miles Retford Rail Station — 6.8 miles
6.8 miles Collingham Rail Station — 7.6 miles
- Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal
— 43.2 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport
— 18.4 miles
18.4 miles Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 18.7 miles
18.7 miles Sheffield City Airport — 24.3 miles
From the A1 northbound take the exit signed A6075 Ollerton (and a second smaller arrow 'Tuxford'). At the T-junction, turn right following the brown caravan arrows and in half a mile turn right, signed Marnham. The campsite is another half a mile away.
From the A1 southbound exit signed Tuxford, curve round to the left and when you reach the T-junction, turn right then continue as above.
The campsite is 1.5 miles from buses in Tuxford, 8 miles from Retford station and 12 miles from Newark station.
The Robin Hood land of Sherwood Forest is 10 to 15 minutes' drive away, while kids and grownups can have a giddy good time swinging among the trees at the Sherwood Pines Go Ape!
If you have under-10s in the party, brighten their day with a visit to Sundown Adventureland at Retford, a theme park with Angry Birds, pirates and a smugglers' cove among its many rides and play areas.
The National Trust's Clumber Park will also keep small holidaymakers out of mischief for many (many) hours among its 3800 acres of lake, parkland, gardens and woodland; cycle hire is available to tackle some of the 20 miles of bike routes, and there's a secondhand bookshop for those who'd rather relax with a book by the water.
To take a trip around the region's urban areas, Newark is about 12 miles away and Lincoln within half an hour's drive.
- Sherwood Forest Country Park (8.4 miles)
- Lincoln Castle (13.6 miles)
- Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace (13.6 miles)
- Clumber Park (8.6 miles)
- The Workhouse, Southwell (10.7 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||7:30 p.m.|
Orchard Park Touring Caravan and Camping cancellation policy
No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.
Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Orchard Park Touring Caravan and Camping will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.
Pitches: a £10.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash