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Walesby Forest: Swimming pool

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

Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

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

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/05 and 30/09 (subject to weather conditions).

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

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

Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

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

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

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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


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9.1

Overall rating based on 232 reviews

 

94% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  91% described as Forest ?

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Really nice friendly place that is very clean and tidy26/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIan K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    We went for a long weekend in late October with some friends and their children too. The site was excellent, good sized pitch, electric hookups and plenty of facilities dotted around the site in convenient places. There were plenty of activities for my kids aged 11 and 7 including climbing, shooting and canoeing to name a few. We also took our dog and there was loads of space to walk about with the site being so large. Friendly staff were available at all times and more than helpful with any enquiries that I had.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing found for younger kids to do

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We loved spending time here very quiet and peaceful. Just needs a park26/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNatasha M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Lots of space

    Disliked: 

    The price of the cafe has increased significantly with very little difference to the food and service provided

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Lovely site, helpful friendly staff. Will come again!25/10/2021

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

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

    Friendly helpful staff

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Lots of space. Able to seclude yourself if you want …25/10/2021

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

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

    Lots of space. Able to seclude yourself if you want or can be in amongst it all too.

    Only stayed one night so didn’t get chance to sample all the site had to offer, but there looked to be great facilities.

    Disliked: 

    None

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Dog walking. Large pitches.10/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (pet friendly)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Dog walking. Large pitches.

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Super supportive and flexible staff.04/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKerry M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Really quite as towards end of season.

    Disliked: 

    Would benefit from some facilities in each field given the size of the site. Bit of a trek to the toilet block in the early hours with little ones.

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Didn’t realised its actually a scout club,geared more towards locals04/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The staff were friendly

    Disliked: 

    Not great for couples

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Brilliant. Especially for children27/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJackie b.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (no pets)
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    Open space lots to do

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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the camp site ample large tent pitches . woodland walks …27/09/2021

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

  • Electric optional grass pitch (large, no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    the camp site ample large tent pitches . woodland walks and 5 miles to clumber park . sherwood pines
    facilities on site . bar , drinks.
    plenty of showers and toilet blocks

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Nature27/09/2021

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

  • Electric optional grass pitch (large, no pets)
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    Nature

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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

Portaloo

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

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

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

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

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Cash
MasterCard
Visa

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 £25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
The site will send you further check-in information 28 day(s) before your arrival.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Extras
Facilities/activities including adventure activities are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Entertainment and activities are available between 02/04 and 31/10.
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.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar is open between 02/04 and 31/10.
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.
The restaurant is open between 02/04 and 31/10.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This site does have a catch-and-return fishing policy in place.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/05 and 30/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception
If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. between 01/04 and 30/09.
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 01/10 and 31/03.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
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.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must leave the premises by 11 p.m..

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