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General

  • Family-sized bell tents five minutes' drive from Swadlincote
  • Next door to an adventure park, with easy access to National Forest
  • Restaurant on site for breakfast and supper, plus well-stocked bar

Fresh air and forest walks without much faff… step this way please. The good folk at YHA National Forest have set up comfy bell tents in their gardens for family stays without any hint of tent peg discussions or worries about forgetting that one tiny (but vital) piece of kit.

In fact, they’ve gone way beyond simply setting them up… they’ve also supplied the spacious tents with bedding, eco-friendly solar lighting, rugs and beanbags to chill out on, and soft flooring to keep all cosy. If that’s not enough room to relax, there’s also a swathe of outdoor space to run about in, plus a games room and lounge area with comfy sofas in the main hostel (which also houses nice warm bathroom facilities).

With all that sorted, what’s left to do? Quite a lot: the site’s in the little village of Moira (a five-minute drive from Swadlincote), within the National Forest – and that, of course, means easy access to a whole network of walking and bike trails. It’s also just possible that any kids you’ve brought along may well note the adventure park next door (it’s got indoor and outdoor bits, so don’t panic if rain clouds should appear…).

Whatever roaming lies ahead in your day, fuel up for the adventure with a proper brekkie on site (a full English or a lighter buffet as you wish). And whatever roaming lies behind you, recover over a sociable supper before putting your feet up in the lounge with drinks from the selection at the bar.


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8.5

Overall rating based on 4 reviews

 

75% would recommend this park to a friend.

75% would stay here again.

 

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Level pitch lovely friendly people08/24/2019

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

  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean tidy safe and good priced

    Disliked: 

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Hi Georgina,

thank you for taking time to give us a review. We're glad you had a good time and hope to welcome you in our hostel again.

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Cleanliness, facilities and location.08/10/2019

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

  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Cleanliness, facilities and location.

    Disliked: 

    Quite close to busy road.

From the manager...

Hello,

thank you for the review, we're glad you chose us for your stay and hope to see you here with us again soon.

Team YHA

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Great facilities welcoming staff and clean level pitches.08/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely camp, tents were immaculate and spacious. Friendly staff were very helpful.

    Disliked: 

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Thank you for the lovely scores! We're delighted you had a good time with us and are glad you enjoyed the tents.

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Wouldn’t stay again, was ok for the night, staff were great06/01/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAngela T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Was close to bar for food and drinks and was very clean and comfortable and warm inside tent

    Disliked: 

    Toilets were not very well lit for night, was a disabled cabin but I struggled to get up the steps and I’m not disabled

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Features

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

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

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

Type

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Location

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  • 48 Bath Lane, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, England, DE12 6BD
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.7380°N 1.5487°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Woodville (Derbys): Swadlincote Road Coach Stop — 3.6 kilometers
Swadlincote Bus Station — 4.1 kilometers
Newhall (Swadlincote): Coach Stop — 5.2 kilometers
Train stations
Burton-on-Trent Rail Station — 9.8 kilometers
Willington Rail Station — 12.9 kilometers
Polesworth Rail Station — 13.2 kilometers
Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 122.1 kilometers
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 17.8 kilometers
Birmingham International Airport Terminal 1 — 34.0 kilometers
Birmingham International Airport — 34.0 kilometers

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

You’re in the National Forest, so at least a little bit of walking or bike riding must be on the cards? Walkers may like to set out on the four-mile Ashby Trail, which runs through the village, while biking types should seek out the Hick’s Lodge Cycle Centre two miles away, for a family-friendly trail (or the 113-mile National Cycle Route 63 for rather more of a challenge).

Not content with sticking to ground level? Head over to Conkers adventure park a five-minute walk away, to tackle high and low ropes, a zipwire and climbing walls (or a less intimidating fairy labyrinth and maze for the small sorts). If it’s one of those damp Derbyshire days, retreat to the Enchanted Forest play area and other indoor bits.

Other options for family outings might include Twycross Zoo, or trying to tire out the tiddlers at Rebound Trampoline Park (both 10 minutes’ drive). If you’ve managed to grab a bit of grownup time, perhaps a round at the local golf course (10 minutes) or a round of a different kind at National Brewery Centre (15 minutes).

Must see

  • National Forest (0.4 kilometers)
  • Conkers Discovery Centre (0.7 kilometers)
  • Calke Abbey (9.3 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Calke Abbey (9.0 kilometers)
  • Staunton Harold Church (9.4 kilometers)

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.

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does YHA National Forest have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is YHA National Forest dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near YHA National Forest? You’re in the National Forest, so at least a little bit of walking or bike riding must be on the cards? Walkers may like to set out on the four-mile Ashby Trail, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of YHA National Forest?
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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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.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 16 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Following any stay of 14 nights, guests may not stay in any other YHA accommodation for at least seven nights.

Site-specific licensing conditions mean that alcohol cannot be consumed on the site. Alcohol purchased from the hostel bar may be consumed within the building and designated patio area.

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