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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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6.6

Overall rating based on 705 reviews

 

65% would recommend this site to a friend.

65% would stay here again.

 
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Filthy basic facilities. 16/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom stephen_j215163 Confirmed

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

    Could pitch anywhere. Met by friendly member of staff. Good children's play area.

    Disliked: 

    Dirty toilet block and washing up facilities. They were not cleaned at all during our 3 day stay and were filthy after the weekend crowds. Abandoned beer cans in the sinks and cubicles locked after revellers decided to lock them and climb out. Wouldn't return.

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Will return 😀 15/08/2017

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

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

    The setting

    Disliked: 

    Should be able to tour the house

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Plenty of space and the children found lots to do. 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom GaryBudd Confirmed

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

    Plenty of space and the children found lots to do.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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excellent site showers and toilets are clean great place to stay 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom richard_w279714 Confirmed

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

    amazing place to stay everything deno the warden is great
    thankyou

    Disliked: 

    nothing all the comments that are left are nonesense
    thankyou

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Great family friendly site 15/08/2017

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

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

    Liked the lay out of the site, liked the fact you got your own area, liked the parks for the kids, very family friendly

    Disliked: 

    Toilets weren't the best but we were only there for a short stay do not a huge issue, there was a sign to say they are being upgraded though

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Good site lots to do especially with the maize there in school holuday 14/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom lisa_h164546 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Lovely pitch well maintained nice children's parks lovely walks very dog friendly wardens we're very helpful friendly and always checking round and driving about making sure everything was ok very relaxed atmosphere other campers very helpful facilities water waste etc... were close by and plenty of them didn't use toilet or showers as we had our own in the caravan

    Disliked: 

    Some people not keeping there dogs on leads not only can dogs change there temperemant to other dogs there are children playing and having a small child and small dog this always puts me on edge even when the other dog is harmless they are animals after all 🙂

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excellent deno is amazing dont no how he keeps up 13/08/2017

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    everything deno the warden was amazing understand what we required and boom that was it loverley place to stay nice and quiet grounds are amazing toilets and showers are banging nothing wrong with stopping there
    we will be back

    Disliked: 

    nothing amazing place to stay

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I would go back as I loved the relaxed nature of the site. 11/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sharon F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Friendly staff and very relaxed atmosphere. Nobody watching over and you felt very comfortable pitching up in your preferred place. Very nice groundsite.

    Disliked: 

    Toilets and washing facilities could have been better. Theye wérent the cleanest or most modern. However if you took some toilet roll and antibacterial gel it was fine.

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Nice site but not clean facilities. 10/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sonia w. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (2 adults and 4 children, family, large)
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    Newark is a lovely town with lots of shops and pubs. Site was nice.

    Disliked: 

    Toilets, showers, washing up area were not kept clean. I had read previous reviews, but went with an open mind, not quite believing what I read, but oh boy were they correct!!!!! Even phoning through to the office and speaking to the warden, to complain about the state of facilities, they were not cleaned to a high standard you should expect when many people used them. Washing up sink was blocked with dirty greasy water for days, my daughter had even bravely put her arm in to try and unblock it..... All in all disgusting...

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Disgusting 10/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Gillian U. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (2 adults and 4 children, family, large)
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    Nothing

    Disliked: 

    The toilets were absolutely disgusting. Seriously they toilets should be closed down. Environmental health should be called in to actually see how dirty they are. I paid £68 for 2 nights, the site should have paid me for staying there. There was a couple of electrical points just lying on the ground. No water or drainage on any of the pitches. How they are allowed to trade is beyond me. BEWARE DO NOT USE TOILETS OR SHOWERS.

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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

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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