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Callow Top Holiday Park

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General

  • Top-notch location in prime Derbyshire territory
  • Big range of on-site activities that's sure to tickle the kids pink
  • Find traditional pub grub, kids' meals and home brew at the Callow Inn

Callow Top Holiday Park has received lots of awards, and it’s easy to see why: the location is great, and the list of facilities endless.

There’s an on-site supermarket selling all the essentials, plus some carefully considered products such as camper-friendly barbeque packs (without any gastronomical prices). From May to September, visitors can callow-n around in the heated outdoor swimming pool and paddling pools. There’s an amusement arcade, well-designed children’s playgrounds and a games field with football and cricket pitches, plus a volleyball court. You can hire bikes, bait your hook at the fishing lake or do some twitching in the bird hide. In season, you won’t need to go far for entertainment, with outdoor family discos, live bands, quiz nights and bingo all laid on. The cherry on the lager top is the place’s own micro-brewery, which concocts tasty real ales under its ‘Bad Ram’ brand name.

Tummywise, the Callow Inn, a former drovers’ inn on site, serves trad pub grub and children’s meals as well as the aforementioned home brew. There’s also a café bar with pool tables and satellite TV. Venture just a little further and you’ll find loads of eateries in the pleasant market town of Ashbourne, including some that will deliver takeaway to the site.

Callow Top offers a mixture of non-serviced grass pitches for tents, plus hardstandings with electricity for campervans, caravans and trailer tents.

Dogs are welcome on site, but must be kept on leads at all times. Regretfully, dogs are not allowed in the Callow Inn, Arnold’s Café Bar, Callow Top shop, swimming pool area or fishing lake/nature reserve.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/05 and 30/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Maximum pitch occupancy is 1 family (2 adults and their children up to the age of 16) or 2 couples.

The campsite does not accept any booking from under 21s, school, university, Scout/Guide, Duke of Edinburgh or other similar groups.

Park gates are closed between 11.30pm and 6.30am. There is no pedestrian access.

Facilities may vary according to the time of season. If you stay with us during low season (April/May/midweek June/September/October/November,) please expect limited facilities to be available. The pub is only open at weekends. The Arnold's Café Bar is always open at weekends but weekday opening is dependent on the number of guests staying on site at the time.


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8.6

Overall rating based on 209 reviews

 

89% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

 

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Lots going on. My teenagers liked it. 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andrew F. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We really liked the fact that tents were pitched around the edge of the field, leaving plenty of room for kids to play. We set up our badminton net and there was still loads of space for others to play.

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Excellent 20/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Helen W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything

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Know what you're getting. 20/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Juliette W. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean site
    Facilities for teenagers
    Walk into Ashbourne
    Decent shower

    Disliked: 

    Other people
    Very busy.
    People letting dogs bark in early hours
    Blasting music all day, thinking we all want to hear it.
    Staff told my son to come back for a bike then told him they'd all gone and thought it was funny
    Wifi in pub but gave up with it, so slow

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N/A 13/08/2017

keeleypowles

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    N/A

    Disliked: 

    Very Very Poor, phoned the site just a few days ago to book a 2 night touring pitch and paid by £20 deposit. then within the hour realisation hit that I'd told them the wrong date, due to my 16 month old baby turning the page in my diary as I was on the phone to them, and was meant to book a few weeks before. Called up straight away to be met by nothing more than hostility and a flat refusel to move by booking, even after confirming they had availability on the dates I was meant to book. I as good as pleaded with them, as I was to be camping on my own with a baby and needed a well established site to have the facilities and the security. But no, flatly refused to help me or assist in any way, I know they have a non-returnable deposit policy, but come on !!! I phoned back immediately after realising my mistake and within an hour of booking? It was clearly obvious that I'd made a genuine mistake. They were nothing short of rude on the phone and the male who originally took the booking as good as accused me of being a liar and making it all up for some reason?
    so now no holiday and £20 down, no other suitable sites available. plus cant really afford now after losing the original £20.
    A real shame as we were so looking forward to going for the first time.
    This is not a family orientated resort, they are nothing short of greedy opportunists.
    Will never book or stay at Callow Top !!!!

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Excellent site in fab location 13/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Laura W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location was beautiful and very child friendly.
    The food in the bar was pricey but delicious

    Disliked: 

    Having to pay for the showers

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Good site 13/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Duncan S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    It was all ok

    Disliked: 

    Showers could be cleaned more than once a day. Arcade needs updating. Lost money in machines that didn't work.

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Brilliant site for families especially with younger kids 13/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom karen c. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The facilities and large pitch clean toilets

    Disliked: 

    No electric hook up for tents can't understand why a holiday park like this has no such facility for tents

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Really good site for the kids everything you need on site 12/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom johnathan_d Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great clean facilities friendly staff nice walks pub and cafe on site

    Disliked: 

    The warden was abit keen and arrogant however that been said he'd got a job to do some of the pitches there were no grass so really boggy when it rained the pub had food boards outside advertising mixed grills and so on but only actually served food at weekends however the cafe served food all day but not mixed grills etc

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Brilliant location with excellent clean facilities. Highly recommend 11/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Richard E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    This was our first camping trip and we were very happy with the site. The facilities were very clean and the children loved the park and pool. The food in the pub was reasonably priced.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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okay if you've got a huge tent 11/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom geoff_m132432 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    location

    Disliked: 

    weather

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • Buxton Road Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, DE6 2AQ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.0266°N 1.7430°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Alton Towers: Coach Stop — 6.7 miles
Matlock Bath: Coach Stop — 9.9 miles
Belper Bus Station — 10.8 miles
Train stations
Idridgehay Rail Station — 7.3 miles
Wirksworth Rail Station — 8.2 miles
Cromford Rail Station — 10.0 miles
Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 58.2 miles
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 22.1 miles
Sheffield City Airport — 29.6 miles

Directions


The access to Callow Top is half a mile north of Ashbourne off the A515. We are opposite Sandybrook garage. Two large green signs mark the entrance.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Set in prime Derbyshire territory, there are fantastic walks all around, and for power-pedallers, the Tissington Trail provides a (mainly flat) route out of Callow Top right into the heart of the ravishing Peak District.

The local region boasts a cornucopia of pleasures for all ages, from the stately Chatsworth House and historic spa towns of Buxton and Matlock, to the chills, spills and thrills of Alton Towers. Visitors of an excitable disposition can keep their adrenaline boosted with watersports, paintballing, zip wiring, high wire assault courses, quad biking and laser tag all available nearby.

Younger children will enjoy a visit to Gulliver’s Kingdom theme park or a ride in a cable car followed by some cave-exploring at the Heights of Abraham. Other options include walking among macaque monkeys in the Monkey Forest at the Trentham Estate, near Stoke on Trent, where they can also make like an ape on the aerial walkways - all that fun should buy you some privileges at Trentham’s shopping village or lakeside café, surely?

Must see

  • Alton Towers Resort (6.7 miles)
  • Kedleston Hall (9.2 miles)
  • Sudbury Hall (9.4 miles)

National Trust

  • The Old Manor (4.6 miles)
  • Winster Market House (9.0 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Callow Top Holiday Park cancellation policy

No penalties

Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..

Occupancy
Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/05 and 30/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

The maximum pitch occupancy is 1 family (2 adults and their children up to the age of 16) or 2 couples.

The campsite does not accept any booking from under 21s, school, university, Scout/Guide, Duke of Edinburgh or other similar groups.

Extra car is not permitted if a pup tent is included in your booking.

If you have a large unit you must tell us at the time of booking. If you fail to advise us we cannot guarantee that your pitch will be of adequate size.

Dogs are not allowed in the Callow Inn, Arnold’s Café Bar, Callow Top shop, swimming pool area or fishing lake/nature reserve.

Park gates are closed between 11.30pm and 6.30am. There is no pedestrian access. If you need access between these times then prior arrangements must be made with reception.

Facilities may vary according to the time of season. If you stay with us during low season (April/May/midweek June/September/October/November,) please expect limited facilities to be available. The pub is only open at weekends. The Arnold's Café Bar is always open at weekends but weekday opening is dependent on the number of guests staying on site at the time.

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