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- Small and friendly family-run site in the Nottinghamshire countryside
- A 10-minute drive from Retford town centre or the river Trent
- On-site mountain biking skills area; pets welcome on leads
Don't you just love it when a plan comes together? For many years the family behind Badgers Retreat Retford had notions of opening up a little site and sharing the simple pleasures to be had in this part of Nottinghamshire. In 2020, they fenced off a green and grassy acre of their 15-acre patch and opened their gates to folk looking to settle down for stays between Retford and the river Trent.
There's a fair bit to big up about this part of the county – kids will likely appreciate its proximity to Sundown Adventureland (10 minutes' drive), while travellers who like to stretch their legs are within easy reach of Clumber Park and the Creswell Crags (both 20 minutes). There's also a mountain biking area on site where you can put your off-road skills to the test.
After all that gallivanting around, Badgers Retreat Retford does its best to be a place where you can relax and unwind. Things are by and large quiet at this rural spot (that means no amplified tunes or generators, ta), with views over neighbouring farmland giving a further boost to its laidback vibes. You may also spot the owners' horses grazing nearby (dogs are welcome here, but as there are animals about you'll need to keep them on leads).
Feel free to get cooking on a raised barbecue – let the owners know in advance and they'll drop off a concrete slab for the occasion – or head down to the communal firepit. Supplies can be easily sourced in Retford town (10 minutes) with its vast array of independent business and supermarkets.
Open from 12/04/2021 to 31/10/2021
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
The shower facilities are closed until Monday 17 May 2021. Guests will need to use their own facilities.
Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Owing to government regulations, groups of 7 or more people are not permitted.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
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Non-electric grass pitch
Max. persons: 4 x
One Touring caravan or Trailer tent or Tent or Motorhome or Campervan allowed per pitch
Pitch size : unlimited
Ground type: Grass
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More frequent emptying of bins
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Small (11-25 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
Retford Bus Station
— 1.6 miles
1.6 miles Worksop: Hardy Street Coach Stop — 8.7 miles
8.7 miles Warsop (Notts): Coach Stop — 11.9 miles
- Train stations
Retford Low Level Rail Station
— 1.4 miles
1.4 miles Retford Rail Station — 1.6 miles
1.6 miles Gainsborough Lea Road Rail Station — 8.3 miles
- Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal
— 40.3 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport
— 12.9 miles
12.9 miles Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 13.2 miles
13.2 miles Sheffield City Airport — 20.4 miles
Some seriously scenic walks can be had in this part of the Midlands – the rather grand grounds of Clumber Park (20 minutes' drive) are apt for fancy forays through landscaped parkland, while the limestone gorge on display at Creswell Crags (20 minutes) has prehistoric caves you can seek out among the greenery.
Badgers Retreat Retford is about a 10-minute drive from the rivers Trent and Idle, where the waterside paths are likely to prove a favourite for any dogs you've brought along. There are lots of angling spots about as well, like Wetlands Lakes (15 minutes), a 10-peg fishery that's kept well stocked with carp.
Young kids who are down for some thrills may well catch wind that Sundown Adventureland is a mere 10 minutes away and try and steer you in the direction of its rip-roaring rides. Once that's out of their system, take them to other family-friendly spots like the Bassetlaw Museum (10 minutes) or Newark Castle (25 minutes).
- Sherwood Forest Country Park (9.3 miles)
- Mansfield Museum (16.2 miles)
- Lincoln Castle (16.2 miles)
- Clumber Park (6.7 miles)
- Mr Straw's House (8.3 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||11 a.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10:30 a.m.|
Badgers Retreat cancellation policy
Balance refunds: no penalties
Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19.
The remainder is payable on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
- Does Badgers Retreat have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Badgers Retreat dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Badgers Retreat? Some seriously scenic walks can be had in this part of the Midlands – the rather grand grounds of Clumber Park (20 minutes' drive) are apt for fancy forays through landscaped parkland, … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Badgers Retreat?
Camping and touring Arrive: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 10:30 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Badgers Retreat? From £15 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability