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Orchard Park Touring Caravan and Camping

9.6
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General

  • Set in a mature fruit orchard, with orchard walks
  • Six miles from Sundown Adventureland theme park for under-10s
  • Newly refurbished amenities block with heating, hot water – and music

What a cleverly laid out site is Orchard Park Touring Caravan and Camping, on the edge of the town of Tuxford in Nottinghamshire. For one, it's all spaciously set out in a mature orchard of pear, plum and apple trees – picnics under the boughs, we think?

For two, there's an added area at the end of the park that's been left to grow naturally for years, which is now a flower-laden nature walk where butterflies and birds flutter (picnic?).

And for three and four – and for the kids – a play trail has been set aside at the edge of the orchard for small explorers, and carved wooden animals and other surprises to find are dotted around the orchard itself. It all sounds like a most fruitful way to spend a holiday…

The friendly team has also provided laundry facilities, a freezer for ice packs, and a spacious amenities room for disabled guests which can be used by parents with young children if needed. A shop at reception provides the essentials including eggs, milk, ice cream and sweets.

And although all is serenely countrylike and sheltered on site, Orchard Park is only a mile and a half from the A1 and access to day trips all over Nottinghamshire and its surrounds.

Not sure where to go or what to see? Visit the park information hut – another nifty little idea – where you'll find leaflets and maps on what to see and do locally, or ask the Orchard Park team for their many knowledgeable recommendations.

The very well-kept amenities include a centrally heated shower and loo block with free hot water, free use of hairdryers and music piped through as guests lather up – we like.

Silver David Bellamy Conservation Award

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Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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


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9.6

Overall rating based on 63 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

 

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Clean and well organised site 18/06/2018

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

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very tidy site with carefully planned amenities. There is a railway nearby but we barely heard it and definitely didn’t interrupt sleep

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Will definitely return again 11/06/2018

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

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everthing, lovely clean site friendly staff quiet kids play area good size pitches

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really

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The people that run the camp site are so friendly ... 04/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom nicola_s184792 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The people that run the camp site are so friendly and helpful.
    The tent pitches are lovely.
    My girls (5+7) loved the secret hide outs and the park.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Will definitely come again! 02/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom elizabeth_m154520 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very clean and lovely facilities
    Free picnic bench with pitch
    Secure onsite access
    Fabulous play area for kids
    Level pitches with good ground for tent pegs
    Lovely location
    Friendly and accommodating staff

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    Nil

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Friendly staff and quiet clean site 14/05/2018

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

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendly staff and quiet clean site

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Loved it, 1st caravan experience, will be our favourite go to. 14/05/2018

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

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Both staff and fellow caravaners very welcoming and helpful. Safe for kids (enclosed). relaxing. Very clean facilities.

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Overall a lovely site 24/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lynn E. Confirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The play area, the facilities were clean and well looked after. This is a nice site. Staff were helpful. Seems a safe site with a barrier at the front and codes on the toilet doors.

    Disliked: 

    The rules about over 5 year olds using the toilets as per their sex (so no boys in the ladies) were not clear on the website. This did not apply to us on this occasion but would put me off visiting again when my son turns 5.

From the manager...

Thank you for review, we're glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.
For future reference we do offer a family bathroom so parents/guardians can accompany their children regardless of age. If required, a key can be obtained from a member of staff.
Again thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon.
Kind regards, Orchard Park.

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Fantastic site all round :) 09/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sabastian H. Confirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely welcome and assistance to our pitch.wide hard standing ,great for kids ,lovely park ,football pitch ect great facilities

    Disliked: 

    No dislikes all 5star

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Good site, good facilities and friendly staff 09/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom zoe_h139106 Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The campsite were not overfull, it was peaceful, the reception were friendly and helpful.
    Facilities were clean and tidy.

    Disliked: 

    The pitch was a bit waterlogged but we were pitched at the drier end so just overly soft ground.

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Very quiet site, nice park for kids, clean toilets. 19/02/2018

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

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
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    Very quiet site, nice park for kids, clean toilets.

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    None

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

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Fishing

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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

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing 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)

Location

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  • Marnham Road, Tuxford, Newark, Nottinghamshire, England, NG22 0PY
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.2294°N 0.8667°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Retford Bus Station — 7.0 miles
Newark on Trent: The Wharf Coach Stop — 10.7 miles
North Hykeham (Lincs): Station Road Coach Stop — 11.6 miles
Train stations
Retford Low Level Rail Station — 6.7 miles
Retford Rail Station — 6.8 miles
Collingham Rail Station — 7.6 miles
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 43.2 miles
Airports
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 18.4 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 18.7 miles
Sheffield City Airport — 24.3 miles

Directions


From the A1 northbound take the exit signed A6075 Ollerton (and a second smaller arrow 'Tuxford'). At the T-junction, turn right following the brown caravan arrows and in half a mile turn right, signed Marnham. The campsite is another half a mile away.

From the A1 southbound exit signed Tuxford, curve round to the left and when you reach the T-junction, turn right then continue as above.

The campsite is 1.5 miles from buses in Tuxford, 8 miles from Retford station and 12 miles from Newark station.

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

The Robin Hood land of Sherwood Forest is about 10–15 minutes' drive away, while kids and grownups can have a giddy good time swinging among the trees at the Sherwood Pines Go Ape!

If you have under-10s in the party, brighten their day with a visit to Sundown Adventureland at Retford, a theme park with Angry Birds, pirates and a smugglers' cove among its many rides and play areas.

The National Trust's Clumber Park will also keep small holidaymakers out of mischief for many (many) hours among its 3800 acres of lake, parkland, gardens and woodland; cycle hire is available to tackle some of the 20 miles of bike routes, and there's a secondhand bookshop for those who'd rather relax with a book by the water.

To take a trip around the region's urban areas, Newark is about 12 miles away and Lincoln within half an hour's drive. Or have an historic day out after Sherwood Forest with a roam around Nottinghamshire's old buildings, such as Rufford Abbey and its country estate or the preserved 1920s home Mr Straw's House in Worksop.

Must see

  • Sherwood Forest Country Park (8.4 miles)
  • Lincoln Castle (13.6 miles)
  • Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace (13.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Clumber Park (8.6 miles)
  • The Workhouse, Southwell (10.7 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. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Orchard Park Touring Caravan and Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

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

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. Orchard Park Touring Caravan and Camping will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Pitches: a £10.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Kites are not permitted.
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.

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.

Pitches
Pitches: a £10.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
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 must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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