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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

Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

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

The bar is open between 02/01 and 22/12.

Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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

Entertainment and activities are available between 02/01 and 22/12.

Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

No hen/stag parties permitted 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 4 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.

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


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9.1

Overall rating based on 103 reviews

 

94% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

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Poor facilities and cleanliness08/01/2021

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

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

    Plenty to do in the local area, zero tolerance on noise after 11pm so peaceful sleep!

    Disliked: 

    The lack of an accessible children’s play ground seems short sighted. Offering a free focal point for young people would make your site so much more attractive to families. When I asked why there was not one, I met with the reply that it is primarily a adventure camp for schools and groups, and they brought their own.

    Other observations are that the toilet blocks opposite the shop and bar seems difficult to clean, and I noted your diligent staff struggling to clean these facilities. This job is made all the harder when your toilet systems do not allow campers so ‘second flush’ toilets without a ridiculous amount of time waiting for the system to refill. Clearly people don’t wait, I am sad to say I didn’t, and this makes it all the harder and unpleasant for your staff.

    Lastly I noted that in the male shower room off the swimming pool the hand sink in there is totally unregulated and dangerously hot. Given that this is in the toilet for under 18’s is not in my opinion safe for use. The shower in the ‘over 18’s’ section blocks up. I got it cleared but it needs attention.

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Lovely campsite near some great days out07/31/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKaren W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Really friendly team on arrival. Lots of space at the tent pitches. Beautiful views from the tent pitch. Swimming pool was a really nice facility to have on site. Lots of water points. We visited both Rufford abbey and Sherwood pines and had a great time at both, we didn’t use the on site camp activities as son is too young but it was a great base location

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Big site, well spaced out, clean amenities. We were on …07/31/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Big site, well spaced out, clean amenities.
    We were on a field with 2 other tents so was lovely and quiet.
    The site is so big you don't feel cramped in at all.
    I would so the majority of activities are more suited to younger kids rather than teenagers.
    The pool is lovely and clean and the kids loved it.

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Fantastic couple of days, would definitely recommend.07/30/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Staff all very friendly and helpful, site very clean, kids loved all the activities

    Disliked: 

    Electric pitches not near the toilets/showers. Food not served til 12.30 tho activities stop 12pm - 1pm.

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Very nice site with plenty going on.07/29/2021

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

  • Electric optional grass pitch (pet friendly)
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  • Liked: 

    The pitches were a really good size loads of room to set up.

    Disliked: 

    The lake was a bit of a trek for the water activities if walking.

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Pitch pretty level and unmade up which was lovely. Toilets clean.07/28/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBev G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (no pets)
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    Vast open spaces and peace. We were here for a wedding so didn’t use any of the activities

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Staff were brilliant07/28/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSamantha W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Activities and all of the space!

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Friendly staff, great pitches.07/27/2021

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

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

    Very friendly helpful staff, great size pitches, good facilities, handy shop on site, bar food and drinks reasonably priced. Would recommend to families and will be back soon.

    Disliked: 

    Changing areas and toilet blocks could be abit cleaner. Should state when booking activities are for ages 5 and above as we was told something for all ages, my son is four and was only offered one activity but would still have to pay full price, not the end of the world and that's just me being picky, overall great time and would definitely recommend and be back again soon.

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Excellent site for keeping kids entertained and clean facilities07/26/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVikki W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (pet friendly)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Activities were brilliant to keep kids entertained.

    Disliked: 

    Lack of activities for under 5 years old and also lack of supplies in shop.

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We only scratched the surface here and will definitely be back07/13/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The amount of space - the site is huge. The range of activities available and how cheap they were. The fact there was a free swimming pool. That there was a bar and also cooked meals available to purchase on site. The list is endless.

    Disliked: 

    The on-site shop is poorly stocked. It doesn't contain camping essentials. Could do with a few more washing up points, water points, toilets blocks/showers around the site as it was a long walk to any

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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

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

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

Communal fridge

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

Pop-up campsite

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 +0100 (GMT+01:00)   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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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 €28.12 (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.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Entertainment and activities are available between 02/01 and 22/12.

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

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

Coronavirus
Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Reception
If the reception is closed on arrival, please check in at the call the duty manager at the number provided.

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

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

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

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.

Coronavirus
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

General
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.

Reception
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.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

General
The bar is open between 02/01 and 22/12.
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.

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

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

Arrivals and departures
The site will send you further check-in information 28 day(s) before your arrival.

General
This site does have a catch-and-return fishing policy in place.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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

Dogs
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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