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Badgers Retreat

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General

  • 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.

Please note

Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Owing to government regulations, groups of 7 or more people are not permitted.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

There are no garbage cans onsite: all garbage will need to be taken home with you.

The washing-up area is not in operation due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Please note that only eco-friendly fluids are to be used in the toilet disposal point.


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9.6

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Amazing, new site17/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDion C.Confirmed

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

    This is how a campsite should be - brilliant, friendly hosts, perfect facilities and great camping field. This site has only properly been open a few weeks but there are certainly no opening issues - first impressions on arrival are great, clean and well landscaped entrance, easy to find. Camping field itself is flat and in great condition, perfectly sized site too, not too big not too small. Showers are hot and at great pressure, toilets and showers were both very clean at all times during our stay. Great location, feels like you're in the countryside but only 5 minutes drive from Retford where there are all the facilities you could need. Firepits great feature too, sadly these are dying out on sites so it's great that these guys still have them. Sticker was great touch too. We will definitely back and I am certain that this site will do very, very well.

    Disliked: 

    Absolutely nothing.

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Near river idle at Eaton great wild swimming spot15/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Friendly Owners and they were very attentive and welcoming. Even invited me to join them and their friends around their evening campfire really Enjoyed their company great people thank you

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Basic but lovely clean site with decent size pitches and friendly host14/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHelen B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Welcoming owners who were friendly and always around if needed. Clean facilities and site in general. We liked the fire pit and the views from the site.

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Friendly, clean and well thought out site. Loved the fire pit options!06/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNikki D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Friendly welcome, use of fire pit, good wash facilities and small thoughtful touches throughout.

    Disliked: 

    Some noise from the road

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Friendly, laidback site with comfortable pitches. Will return.16/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMark A.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great little campsite at a great little price. Lovely friendly owners with good communication checking that I was aware of the restrictions on normal facilities due to covid before my stay. I didn't use one this time but they offer the option to rent or bring your own firepit which I'll definitely do when I return with friends in the future. The camping field is horizontal with good soft grass and I slept really well. Waking briefly to the awesome dawn chorus in booming panoramic surround sound before drifting off again made it a special night for this city dweller.

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Features

Coronavirus

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Greenfields, Grove Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, England, DN22 0RN
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.3037°N 0.9149°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Retford Bus Station — 2.6 kilometres
Worksop: Hardy Street Coach Stop — 14.1 kilometres
Warsop (Notts): Coach Stop — 19.2 kilometres
Train stations
Retford Low Level Rail Station — 2.3 kilometres
Retford Rail Station — 2.5 kilometres
Gainsborough Lea Road Rail Station — 13.4 kilometres
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 64.8 kilometres
Airports
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 20.7 kilometres
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 21.2 kilometres
Sheffield City Airport — 32.8 kilometres

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

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).

Must see

  • Sherwood Forest Country Park (15.0 kilometres)
  • Mansfield Museum (26.0 kilometres)
  • Lincoln Castle (26.1 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Clumber Park (10.8 kilometres)
  • Mr Straw's House (13.3 kilometres)

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:  noon –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

Badgers Retreat cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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

Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.

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.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site 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:  noon –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Badgers Retreat? From $27.68 (for 1 night, 4 people) - 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
At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the park are unlit.

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.

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.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Coronavirus
Owing to government regulations, groups of 7 or more people are not permitted.

General
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 trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 5 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time so that the team can provide information about your unit/site.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Arrivals and departures
The park will send you further check-in information 7 day(s) before your arrival.

Coronavirus
There are no garbage cans onsite: all garbage will need to be taken home with you.
The washing-up area is not in operation due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Additional terms

Please note that only eco-friendly fluids are to be used in the toilet disposal point.

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