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General

  • Remote and rural site in the Lincolnshire countryside
  • Home to many rescue animals including hens, pigs, geese and ducks
  • Well-stocked fishing lake

What a lush site this is for gainful countryside holidays in the Lincolnshire countryside, whiling days away fishing, woodland walking and just lazing by the lakeside with open book or one's very own thoughts.

There are animals too… Small and family-run Sunflower Park near Gainsborough has taken in quite a few rescue animals in their time (they're a friendly and welcoming lot here), so on site you'll meet the three family pets as well as several ex-battery hens and their strutting cockerel. Also adopted are a family of geese, ducks, Kunekune pigs and a couple of Gloucester old spots: do make sure to say hi to all.

As you might guess, this is a relaxed and amiable site, set remotely and rurally on a five-acre plot that includes paddocks, a playground, open pastureland, a private woodland walk and a well-stocked fishing lake exclusively for guests' use.

You might reckon the park's remote rural setting makes it a wildlife haven too, and you'd reckon right: its boundaries run directly into Laughton Forest's Tuetoes Wood, a Forestry Commission nature haven for walking and cycling among the trees, and home to wildlife like deer, foxes, owls, rabbits, jays, pheasants, cuckoos, woodpeckers – all within viewable and hearing distance from your pitch.

Sunflower Park has toilets, showers, a drying room, a launderette and ice pack freezing. Firepits are available for hire for the whole of guests' stays and arrive full and ready to light.

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Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.


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9.8

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Excellent campsite. Very clean. You won’t be disappointed. 03/01/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom margaret h. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Everything. The owners were and are very welcoming, and warm. Nothing was too much to ask. The animals. The shop. The scenery. The facilities. Everything was perfect. We will be going back again and again.

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thankyou. see you again

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Everything, great walks, clean toilets and showers. Nothing is too ... 01/01/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Valerie L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Everything, great walks, clean toilets and showers. Nothing is too much trouble for the owners

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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thankyou for your kind review

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Toilets and showers spotless again. We love this place. 10/12/2018

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Had the campsite to ourselves! Firepit was great. Again. Ian and Josie really look after you when you stay here.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike!

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thankyou. so kind

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Excellent place, lovely owners. Perfect setting surrounded by animas 26/11/2018

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Everything. It was perfect

    Disliked: 

    Coming home. I wanted to stay

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thanks for leaving a short but sweet review

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If you have kids, this site will keep them happy all day long. 25/11/2018

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    Everything. Lovely location and nothing was too much trouble for Ian and Josie. We recommend the fire pits highly. Will definitely be back.

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    Nothing.

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thankyou very much. see you again. most kind

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Spot on defo go again 25/11/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom William H. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Spot on first visit booked again with friends for a few days over Christmas couldn't be more relaxed.
    Met by the owners on arrival both down to earth,facilities again spot on would definitely recommend.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Thankyou very much. see you at xmas. dont forget the sprouts

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Kick back and relax. 20/11/2018

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    Friendly genuine down to earth owners ( ian and Josie ) nice relaxed clean site. Forest walks adjacent to the site entrance. Clean warm toilets and showers. Kids would/will love this site . very laid back. I will return.

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    Nothing

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Second visit. Restful and relaxing. Great for woodland walks. 10/11/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom JULIE G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Ethos of the place. Rescued animals. Friendliness. Cleanliness. Peace and quiet. Wildlife.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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thankyou for your kind review and lovely photos

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very peaceful and relaxing 04/11/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom paul a. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    very peaceful and relaxing

    Disliked: 

    nothing to dislike

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short but very sweet. thankyou

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Friendly owners, nice little site. 03/11/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Little personal touches. Great site for children, good play area and animals. Trusting with regards to shop, honesty boxes etc.

    Showers/toilets were good and clean.

    Disliked: 

    Unfortunately the lake water level was way down.

From the manager...

Apologies about the water level but it is out of our hands. The lake is water table level. prior to the summer it was at its highest especially after us reshaping and digging it deeper yet due to the complete lack of rain since the summer to date the level has dropped significantly. Like mentioned in another recent review we are about to start some big works, piping all the rainwater off all the outbuildings down to the lake.
We are upgrading our septic tank and redesigning the services area which will bring a significant amount of recycled water also down to the lake so we are looking at finding nature and the climate where we can.

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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

Local produce

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

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • 1 South Carr Villas, East Ferry Road, Laughton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England, DN21 3QF
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.4954°N 0.7291°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Scunthorpe Bus Station — 7.5 miles
Robin Hood Airport: Coach Stop — 11.7 miles
Retford Bus Station — 14.9 miles
Train stations
Kirton Lindsey Rail Station — 5.6 miles
Althorpe Rail Station — 6.2 miles
Gainsborough Central Rail Station — 6.8 miles
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 25.4 miles
Airports
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 11.6 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 11.7 miles
Humberside Airport — 16.8 miles

Directions


On arrival, at the front of the property please follow the signs to the campsite area at the back of the residence.

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

Walkers, hikers, cyclists, energetic runners and nature spotters have Tuetoes Wood right beside Sunflower Park, the Forestry Commission-managed and publicly accessible part of vast Laughton Forest.

If you're an avid animal fan, take time to get to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park just outside Doncaster, home to a menagerie of over 300 from around the world, and to The Deep at Hull, one of the biggest aquariums in the UK and a habitat for over 3000 marine critters.

Going south, history buffs can get to Lincoln for eleventh century Lincoln Cathedral, the third biggest in Britain after St Paul's in London and York Minster. Lincoln Castle is also well worth a look, to gaze geekily upon one of the four original remaining copies of the Magna Carta.

Must see

  • Far Ings National Nature Reserve (17.3 miles)
  • Lincoln Castle (19.7 miles)
  • Lincoln Cathedral (19.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Mr Straw's House (20.2 miles)
  • Clumber Park (21.0 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:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Sunflower Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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. Sunflower Park will debit the balance from your card 12 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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

General
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

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

Additional terms

Firepit hire is £10 for the whole of your stay with us. They arrive full and ready to light; the site can then supply any additional refills if required for a fee of £5. You can reserve a firepit when you make your booking.

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