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Walesby Forest: Archery (photo added by manager on 05/01/2021)

General

  • Adventurous site set in 250 acres of woodland and other rural scenery
  • A mile from Walesby village and 35 minutes' drive from Lincoln
  • On-site bar and shop; over 40 leisure activities on land and water

If you're looking to alternate between relaxing in 250 acres of Robin Hood country and a whole host of adventurous activities, seek out a spot at Walesby Forest in leafy Nottinghamshire.

The vast range of leisure activities here should help even those averse to alfresco exercise get moving, with popular options including watersports, climbing, archery and rifle shooting. A friendly team of dedicated instructors is on hand to make sure all that outdoor action takes place in a safe, low-pressure environment. The programme is updated daily, with a flexible play and pay policy to keep it all affordable.

Time to swap sporty sessions for a bit of downtime? Take your pick from drinks or snacks at the bar, a poolside snooze or rambles through the site's wild woodland areas, where all sorts of animals can be spotted. Angling fans may find it similarly peaceful to take advantage of the free river Maun fishing opportunities available on site.

When it comes to food, there's a handy catering barn (which, with advance notice, can sort meals for guests with special dietary requirements), plus a small shop that stocks plenty of sweet treats and souvenirs. If you'd rather step out for dinner, make your way into Walesby (a mile away), where two popular establishments are all set to serve up pub-cooked food.

Please note

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

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Facilities/activities including adventure activities are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 02/04 and 30/09 (subject to weather conditions).

The restaurant is open between 02/04 and 31/10.

Entertainment and activities are available between 02/04 and 31/10.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

A cable measuring at least 20 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

The bar is open between 02/04 and 31/10.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.


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8.4

Overall rating based on 381 reviews

 

87% would recommend this site to a friend.

82% would stay here again.

  84% described as Forest ?

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Very enjoyable stay02/10/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoanne E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (pet friendly)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great facilities. Staff are friendly and helpful. Good value for money

    Disliked: 

    Some people didn’t keep their dogs on leads so ours had to be out of the way to stop them keep barking

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Very peaceful location.28/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChris L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very peaceful location.

    Disliked: 

    Toilets and showers very far away

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Loved it!30/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichelle S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (pet friendly)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Amazing site, large flat pitch, the shower block was spotless, enjoyed 2 visits to the bar chatting with the very friendly staff, will definitely be returning

    Disliked: 

    Had to come home

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Anonymous user

Disappointed30/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (pet friendly)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lots of space

    Disliked: 

    Toilets were so far away. With 2 small children, it made it very difficult.

    We only booked because of the pool. Had a confirmation email to say it was open, got there and they had closed it. Plus most of the activities. We were only booked for 2 nights but left after one. I did raise these things but it seemed that they didn’t care.

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Anonymous user

One of the best camping trips ever.10/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lots of things to do, plenty of space, staff were really helpful and friendly!
    Probably the best camping trip we have ever done.

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Good price, plenty to do, clean toilets and showers (although …10/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDimitri A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good price, plenty to do, clean toilets and showers (although the water was really too hot) friendly staff and on-site pool,bar, shop. Wifi in the bar - fire pit/bbq allowed

    Disliked: 

    Just as everyone is either still sleeping or eating breakfast on Sunday morning about 8:30 they decide to empty the drains meaning it stinks as well as it smells - few kids staying up late shouting until about 3am but that happens a lot

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Disappointing12/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCatherine C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (pet friendly)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good large site each area seemed to have its own identity and facilities.
    Unfortunately the field allocated to us seemed to be an added field perhaps to make extra monet. Ok for caravans and motor homes with own facilities but not suitable for tenting.

    Disliked: 

    Being allocated a pitch which was a 15 to 20 minute round walk to the toilet. Not great for getting a 4 year old there and not great in the middle of the night any age.
    The walk to the toilet was also unpleasant going past a filthy skip which stank, very dusty paths which turned legs grey and the dark secluded path.

    Field next to a noisy road which was noisy through the night.

    Dogs and lots of them off lead on the field, not cleaned up after that I could see. Dogs jumping up our children when walking past.

    It's a shame as tge site is large a d there were lots of pitches free jn other areas which had toilets on the field or at least much closer.

    No activities for under 5s not even a small play area despite the site having lots of activities on offer for over 5s.

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I wouldn’t recommend - cleanliness a huge issue and facilities poor10/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (large, no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Love the pool and the bar

    Disliked: 

    Distance to the toilets was ridiculous.
    Cleanliness was disgraceful - the toilets and showers were disgusting and not cleaned. No toilet paper in one toilet for ages and another toilet blocked

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Anonymous user

Large pitches10/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (pet friendly)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Large pitches

    Disliked: 

    Facilities very far from our field
    No playground for children
    Swimming pool only open for 4 hours and restricted to 30 min slots
    Toilets not cleaned throughout the day

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Anonymous user

Open area near pitch to,play games, level ground for tent. …10/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Open area near pitch to,play games, level ground for tent. Enjoyable activities with friendly and knowledgable staff

    Disliked: 

    Single shower near field E in temporary toilet block very dirty. Floor was uneven, meaning water pooled in changing area (under the hooks for your clothes, so daren’t use the hooks in case something fell into the water).

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Brake Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, England, NG22 9NG
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.2245°N 0.9998°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Hetts Lane — 6.4 miles
Bingo Hall — 6.5 miles
Bus Station — 7.1 miles
Train stations
Retford Low Level Rail Station — 6.6 miles
Retford Rail Station — 6.6 miles
Worksop Rail Station — 7.9 miles
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 46.7 miles
Airports
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 17.7 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 18.1 miles
Sheffield City Airport — 19.8 miles

Directions


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

With its tales of Robin Hood, ancient oaks, country houses and lush leafy landscape, Sherwood Forest has something to keep most sorts content. Clumber Park (15 minutes' drive) has long avenues of limes and open heath to stroll through, while over by the Major Oak (10 minutes) you can get acquainted with one of the area's stand-out trees before setting out on several waymarked hiking routes (maps available at the visitor centre next door).

Similarly close to base is Go Ape Sherwood (10 minutes), where a medley of segways and zipwires nicely complement any on-site activities you've got up to during your stay. Kids not quite old enough for that kind of activity? Fear not, as families with younger members will find plenty of age-appropriate entertainment at Wheelgate Waterpark (15 minutes) or Sundown Adventureland (20 minutes).

Spending time in town is also doable here, as Walesby Forest is just over half an hour from Lincoln's castle, cathedral and urban arboretum. Meanwhile, over in Newark (30 minutes), there's Civil War heritage, antiques shops and weekly markets in a handsome Georgian square, plus hovercraft tours if you fancy something a little different.

Must see

  • Sherwood Forest Country Park (3.0 miles)
  • Mansfield Museum (10.0 miles)
  • Bolsover Castle (12.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Clumber Park (4.0 miles)
  • Mr Straw's House (7.8 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:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Please call the duty manager on the number provided if you are running late.

Walesby Forest cancellation policy

No refunds within 6 weeks of arrival date.

10 weeks or more before arrival : 25% of the balance will be kept
10 - 6 weeks before arrival : 50% of the balance will be kept

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

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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. Walesby Forest will debit the balance from your card 10 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Walesby Forest have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Walesby Forest dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Walesby Forest? With its tales of Robin Hood, ancient oaks, country houses and lush leafy landscape, Sherwood Forest has something to keep most sorts content. Clumber Park (15 minutes' drive) has long avenues of … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Walesby Forest?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    Please call the duty manager on the number provided if you are running late.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Walesby Forest? From £29.50 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.

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