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Kelham Hall and Country Park

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General

  • Woodland camping with nature trails and wildlife
  • Directly opposite the stately home Kelham Hall
  • 44 acres of landscaped grounds

Now this is scenic camping… Kelham Hall and Country Park campsite near Newark in Nottinghamshire is within the country park of the former Victorian mansion of Kelham Hall: pile the family to this country estate for a look at how the other half lived.

Entrance is free to the (fab) hall itself and there are tearooms open daily serving breakfast, lunch, snacks, cakes drinks and Sunday lunch; an outdoor bar available most weekends during the summer months (subject to weather.)

But you might spend most of your time at Kelham roaming around the acres of landscaped grounds, woodland walks and pretty paths along the River Trent...There are nature trails for children, a playground, a riverside meadow to wander in, loads of space for ball games, and yet more places for private picnics or sitting and watching the wildlife.

Fishing and tennis are both available on site for an extra charge, as is a trailer tour (also fab) around the 44-acre estate's woodland, riverside meadow, sculpted gardens and secret monks' graveyard.

Kelham Hall and Country Park takes tents, tourers and motorhomes on its good-sized pitches, and has a shower and toilet block with refurbished shower cubicles. The campsite office sells drinks, ice cream and vending machine snacks; if you're not eating at the hall, a pub serving food is just outside the campsite gates.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Access to Kelham Hall and its state rooms, restaurant and bar, is usually free. During special events and private functions, however, the site is unable to guarantee access, or an entry fee may be applicable.

Please note that on busy periods such as bank holidays, you may be sited in the events field. This will be in a Rally format.


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6.5

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65% would recommend this site to a friend.

65% would stay here again.

 
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Lovely place. Greeted by a lovely chap in a buggy. ... 18/07/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch (2 adults and 4 children, family, large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely place. Greeted by a lovely chap in a buggy. Gave us lots of choice where to pitch up went through everything and left us to it. Clean toilet and showers. Designated dog walking area which was good and plenty of open space.

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Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was a pleasure to have you with us. I look forward to hopefully welcoming you back with us in the near future.

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Lots of space for our little boy to run around, ... 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tracy T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (2 adults and 4 children, family, large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lots of space for our little boy to run around, nice and quiet. Lovely colourful park.

    Disliked: 

    The toilet and shower facilities REALLY let this campsite down!! For £30 a night you really think they would have a proper facility block. This is the only thing that would stop us coming again!!

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Nice site staff very helpful plenty to do lots of space 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lisa H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (2 adults and 4 children, family, large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The walks very dog friendly parks for the children lots of space nice grounds very helpful warden very peaceful and relaxing lovely stay

    Disliked: 

    Nothing I was very pleased

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Thank you for your recent review of Kelham Hall campsite. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon.

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Excellent site friendly very helpful staff 18/07/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch (2 adults and 4 children, family, large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Loved it there and Newark is a pretty town

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lovely well organised camp site 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom lisa_g307078 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The vast space and ability to camp almost anywhere

    Disliked: 

    We set up camp near a toilet block for convenience, and it was locked so we had to move everything haha

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lovely well organised camp site 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom lisa_g307078 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The vast space and ability to camp almost anywhere

    Disliked: 

    We set up camp near a toilet block for convenience, and it was locked so we had to move everything haha

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Overall a lovely site for a short stay. Friendly staff and lovely site 13/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom ian_b339820 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Lovely open site with lots of open space for the children to play

    Disliked: 

    Toilets could do with being cleaner with more attention to hygiene. They got rather smelly after lunchtime.

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It's a nice site but attention to detail required over the weekend. 13/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Hawkins party l. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (2 adults and 4 children, family, large)
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  • Liked: 

    The new event field is a good space (although not terribly level) and the site remains relaxed which is nice. Good for groups of tents and caravans as you can pitch together.

    Disliked: 

    Due to dogs being allowed on site my son trod is dog mess while playing which was not good.
    Paper towels ran out in the toilets on Saturday and had still not been replenished when we left on Sunday- toilets hadn't been touched and were grotty.
    The bins could not cope with the amount of rubbish and it overflowed which is never great.
    Check in took forever for some of our group due to warm weather meaning site got late bookings and got busy at tea time.

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It's good but expensive for crap facilities. 11/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom neil_w221579 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (2 adults and 4 children, family, large)
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  • Liked: 

    Was good having caravans and tents together.

    Disliked: 

    Toilets and showers needs rebuilding.

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Quiet 11/07/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Quiet

    Disliked: 

    No one available to greet us at check in. No one answered the contact phone number

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

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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

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Golf nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Location

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  • Main Road Newark, Nottinghamshire, England, NG23 5QX
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.0900°N 0.8475°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Newark on Trent: The Wharf Coach Stop — 1.7 miles
Bingham: White Lion Coach Stop — 10.7 miles
North Hykeham (Lincs): Station Road Coach Stop — 12.4 miles
Train stations
Newark Castle Rail Station — 1.6 miles
Newark North Gate Rail Station — 2.1 miles
Rolleston Rail Station — 2.8 miles
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 51.0 miles
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 27.1 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 27.8 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 28.2 miles

Directions


From the A1 south
Exit the A1 at the A46 Newark/Lincoln turnoff. At the top of the slip road turn left and drive 100 yards to the roundabout. Take the second exit at the roundabout, then drive half a mile down the bypass to another roundabout. Take the third exit onto the A617 Mansfield road. About a mile and a half further on, in the little village of Kelham. The site is on the left, well signposted.

From the A1 north
Exit the A1 at the A46 Newark/Lincoln turnoff. At the top of the slip road turn right. Drive 100 yards to the roundabout. Take the second exit at the roundabout, then drive half a mile down the bypass to another roundabout. Take the third exit onto A617 Mansfield road. About a mile and a half further on, in the little village of Kelham. The site is on the left, well signposted.

From the M1 north and Mansfield
Exit the M1 at Junction 28. Take the A38 into Mansfield, then pick up the signs for the A617 Newark. About 18 miles on is the village of Kelham (about 2 miles before Newark). The site is on the right, at the beginning of the village and well signposted.

From the M1 south and Nottingham
Exit the M1 at Junction 21a (just north of Leicester). Follow the signs for Newark A46. On the approach to Newark, take the A46 Lincoln road (modern bypass), not the town centre signs. One mile along at the big roundabout, take the first exit, for the A617 Mansfield Road. About a mile and a half further on, in the little village of Kelham. The site is on the left, well signposted.

Near Newark look out for yellow roadside Partizan signs.

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

If you're feeling swottily historical after mugging up on the history of Kelham Hall, piles more historic houses are around Newark, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, like Newark Castle, the country estate of Rufford Abbey and much-recommended The Workhouse at Southwell, the most complete Victorian workhouse still left in the country.

At Lincoln, about half an hour's drive from Newark, most visitors make for Lincoln Castle, Lincoln Cathedral and the Medieval Bishop's Palace – joint tickets are available for the castle and cathedral, or you can buy a ticket to see the castle and Magna Carta exhibition, or one to have a walk along the massive Norman walls.

Back at Newark, a nicely eclectic mix of regular shows and events are among the 500 annual events at Newark Showground, such as antiques and collectors' fairs, vintage vehicle days, concerts and the Nottinghamshire County Show.

Must see

  • Sherwood Forest Country Park (11.9 miles)
  • Belvoir Castle (13.8 miles)
  • Belton House (13.9 miles)

National Trust

  • The Workhouse, Southwell (3.8 miles)
  • Grantham House (14.8 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. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Kelham Hall and Country Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

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. Kelham Hall and Country Park will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

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Terms and conditions

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

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

General
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.

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.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Access to Kelham Hall and its state rooms, restaurant and bar, is usually free. During special events and private functions, however, the site is unable to guarantee access, or an entry fee may be applicable.

Dogs are allowed in the outside areas only, with the exception of guide dogs which are also allowed into the main building.

Please note fishing is not available between 15/03 and 15/06.

Wifi is available at hotspots throughout the site and grounds.

If you wish to keep your pitches together, it is highly recommended that you book all pitches under one name. Booking under the same name allows a speedier checkin at busy periods for larger groups.

Please note that on busy periods such as bank holidays, you may be sited in the events field. This will be in a Rally format.

Also, it is not always possible to pitch a non-electric and an electric pitch next to each other.

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