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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 bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the park 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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9.2

Overall rating based on 94 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  97% described as Bush ?

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Anonymous user

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
  • Liked: 

    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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Anonymous user

By far the best camping site we have ever stayed at07/12/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The whole holiday was amazing.

    Staff *****
    Activities *****
    Value for money *****

    My self and my 2 boys aged 5 and 7 stayed for the wknd in a camper van and have already booked back for August..

    If your thinking about a wknd of adventures or even just a wknd of sitting doing nothing this has it all covered

    Disliked: 

    Toliets/showers were a little dated but still clean enough

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Anonymous user

Wonderful07/11/2021

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  • Non-electric grass pitch (pet friendly)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything!

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Very enjoyable stay thanks07/11/2021

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

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

    Quiet campsite, friendly helpful staff and great activities

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Good site, good facilities. Nice for a weekend break07/05/2021

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

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

    Friendly staff members, the lovely tent pitches, location, animal life to see.

    Disliked: 

    Pool was freezing, other holidaymakers playing music till after 1am

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Anonymous user

Everything07/05/2021

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  • Non-electric grass pitch (no pets)
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    Everything

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Will definitely return, lovely pitches with good clean facilities.07/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Lovely clean showers and toilets in our block. Great activities for the children at a cost of only £15 a day to do as many as they like. Lovely setting in woods and fields with plenty of space between pitches.

    Disliked: 

    The on-site shop needed to be better stocked, was a little empty. The activities need to be a little more organised in regards to kids helping themselves pushing in before others that have been waiting and on site staff just letting them do it. Ended in a little girl that had been waiting then told that the activities had come to an end due to the time so she couldn’t get on.

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Staff were lovely, everywhere was clean, pitches were excellent!07/05/2021

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

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

    Absolutely loved the pitch sizes, freedom, activities and value for money. Definitely be back!

    Disliked: 

    We just thought a few more washing stations would be helpful for pots.

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Anonymous user

Peaceful setting with lots of space. Kids s hours the …07/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Peaceful setting with lots of space. Kids s hours the activities.

    Disliked: 

    Toilets and showers basic. Quite expensive for what you get.

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Anonymous user

Excelent, very friendly Staff, lovely place07/05/2021

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  • Non-electric grass pitch (large, no pets)
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  • Liked: 

    Huge area , very clean and peacful

    Disliked: 

    Long distance to the toilet

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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 sanitizing stations

More frequent emptying of bins

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

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

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

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

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Pop-up campsite

Very large (over 200 sites)

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
Warsop (Notts): Coach Stop — 10.4 kilometres
Retford Bus Station — 11.5 kilometres
Worksop: Hardy Street Coach Stop — 12.3 kilometres
Train stations
Retford Low Level Rail Station — 10.6 kilometres
Retford Rail Station — 10.7 kilometres
Worksop Rail Station — 12.7 kilometres
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 75.2 kilometres
Airports
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 28.5 kilometres
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 29.1 kilometres
Sheffield City Airport — 31.8 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

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 (4.9 kilometres)
  • Mansfield Museum (16.1 kilometres)
  • Bolsover Castle (19.6 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Clumber Park (6.5 kilometres)
  • Mr Straw's House (12.6 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:  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 park 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
Visa
MasterCard

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 $47.32 (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 leashes 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 park 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
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.

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

Pool
Only park guests are authorized 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 trunks 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 behavior 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 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 28 day(s) before your arrival.

General
This park 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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