Book and review 9,603 holiday parks and campsites in the UK, Europe and the Americas

Feefo service rating

Sunflower Park

9.8
View prices & book
From £15.50/€17.60/A$28.57/US$20.40/CA$26.48/CHF20.12/SEK182.45/DKK131.30/NOK166.11/ISK2,369/ARS748.39/CLP13,795/PEN68.04/NZ$31/ZAR292.62/PLN75.53/R$76.19/CZK454.42/RSD2,082/HUF5,677.68/RUB1,336.48/CN¥141.08 (for 1 night, 6 people)

Why not enter some details and get an accurate price?

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.

Please note

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.


Arrive:
Depart: (2 nights)
Party:

Edit…

Click/tap once to select your first day, and again for your departure day.


Booking as a group?

Reviews

9.8

Overall rating based on 255 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

 

Distribution requires 5 reviews or more.

84% described Sunflower Park as Peaceful ?

More ratings

Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
Show me reviews by:
Sort by:
Staying in:
Original language of review:

Only showing reviews for last 18 months.

Reset filters
Default avatar

Very good facilities, always kept very clean. Great getaway for peace. 16/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Karen B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The warm welcome from hosts Ian and Josie . All the space, fresh air, wonderful rescue animals and the facilities.
    Would definitely recommend if you want an ‘ away from it all’ few days away.
    Will definitely return.

    Disliked: 

    Not easy to find, ( but worth it when you do !! )
    Also hubby not to chuffed with fishing as the lake was so low but that certainly wasn’t the hosts fault !!!

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
Default avatar

Excellent site, clean, friendly and helpful owners, friendly animals. 11/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom carolyn B. Confirmed

  • Rosie 1 bedroom on-site touring caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Cleanliness, fixture and fittings, style, lovely comfy bed in the caravan. Very friendly and helpful owners. Very clean toilet and shower amenities and grounds. Shop and available breakfasts. Friendly animals cared for in clean surroundings. Separate dog run. The location and park grounds were lovely. Nearby woodland walks. A lovely holiday. Thank you.

    Disliked: 

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)
Default avatar

fab Wkend! Little park for kids, hardly saw them bt knew they were ok 01/10/2018

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fire pits, animals, owners, honesty shop, cafe. Small, personal and super friendly.

    Disliked: 

    No hard standings for winter months but it is only a small site.

From the manager...

thanks for your very kind review.
we dont have hard standing pitches but this is made clear on pitchup.
we also have extremely sandy ground that does not churn up or cause any issues to our users in non summer months. we have been consistently open for over 2 years with no closed season

Overall
8
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
Anonymous user

Brill for families with younger kids. 01/10/2018

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

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

    Lovely site run by friendly people. Fire pits for hire are an absolutely brilliant idea. Great play facilities, toilets and showers are great.

    Disliked: 

    Only thing I could fault the site for is it could do with hard standing as it was a little bit muddy. But will deffo go again in summer.

From the manager...

thanks again for an extremely kind review.
we have not had any pevious comments with regards being muddy.
the ground is extremely sandy, which drains extremely quickly and does not cause muddy conditions

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)
Default avatar

Fantastic clean facilities great showers never had to que always clean 01/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Carl K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Family orientated atmosphere very friendly owners who couldn't do enough nothing was too much to ask

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

thankyou for a very kind review and lovely photos

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)

The full site is fantastic and so are the owners. 28/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Robert M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The full site is fantastic and so are the owners.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

thankyou for a great review and fab photos

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)
Default avatar

Very very Excellent site 18/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom paul t. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Awesome site

    Disliked: 

    None

From the manager...

thankyou very very much

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)
Default avatar

Everything! 17/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom darren h. Confirmed

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

    Everything!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

From the manager...

thankyou!

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
Default avatar

The site was lovely and clean,the owners were both lovely ... 17/09/2018

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

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

    The site was lovely and clean,the owners were both lovely aswel. It had a decent sized park for the younger children,a fishing pond for the older ones and an array of farm animals!!! There is a fenced off field that you can use to exercise the dogs off lead.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

thanks for leaving this kind review

Overall
8
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)

Very friendly staff,good clean facilities, good size pitches, 12/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Keith Y. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site was clean and ian and josie were great nothing was any trouble very approachable, dog walking area was brilliant and safe for the dogs, the breakfast van was great and served delicious food, the shop was well stocked and the honesty box a great idea. Facilities were clean and close to the caravan or tents. Will definitely be back again THANKS.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

thankyou for a very kind review

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)

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

[[ campsite.name ]] [[ place.name ]]
  • 1 South Carr Villas, East Ferry Road, Laughton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England, DN21 3QF
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   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

Bank transfer
Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

Close

Report a problem

Reason:
Your claim is being sent…

Close

Contact Sunflower Park


Close

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.

Close