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- Peaceful and scenic countryside park on the outskirts of Rotherham
- Stately homes, castles and Peak District walks within half an hour
- Trout fishing, soft play, kids' bike trail, two-mile footpath and café
Townie with a touch of country spirit? A wilderness type sometimes tempted by the big city? On the edge of Rotherham in South Yorkshire, Thrybergh Country Park Campsite hits the sweet spot: city attractions amid scenic surrounds, with walks on peaks and parklands a short trip away.
Based inside a large, wooded recreation area managed by the local council, Thrybergh Country Park Campsite has nature trails for exploring and a 35-acre reservoir for trout fishing. There’s a bike trail for the under-12s and a soft play area if there’s any excess energy to burn.
Barbecues are permitted on site and shops and supermarkets for all your essential feasting and snacking requirements are a 10-minute drive away in Rotherham. Should you feel like a break from self catering, there’s a café and an ice-cream parlour in the park and a handsome spread of eateries and takeaways in town.
Near as you are to the urban attractions of South Yorkshire, you’ll feel right out in the woods at Thrybergh Country Park Campsite: a top tip from visitors is to take the two and a half-mile trail round the lake at sunset, when there’s a chorus of birdlife bedding down for the night.
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Beautiful open spaces fab walk around the reservoir. Icecream palour
Our favourite place to go great friendly staff couldn’t fault anything
Not sure this place should be an all round yearly site .. very poor
Lovely site, clean facilities and staff friendly
Nicely placed site with good clean facilities
Liked the peace and quiet, the area was very central …
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Public transportation nearby
Small (11-25 sites)
Horseback riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
- Coach stations
Rotherham Bus Station
— 5.4 kilometres
5.4 kilometres Sheffield: Meadowhall Interchange — 9.7 kilometres
9.7 kilometres Doncaster: Frenchgate Interchange — 12.2 kilometres
- Train stations
Swinton (South Yorks) Rail Station
— 3.1 kilometres
3.1 kilometres Mexborough Rail Station — 3.4 kilometres
3.4 kilometres Conisbrough Rail Station — 4.8 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal
— 74.1 kilometres
Sheffield City Airport
— 9.6 kilometres
9.6 kilometres Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 18.5 kilometres
18.5 kilometres Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 18.7 kilometres
For further adventures in birdland, it’s a 15-minute drive to the RSPB Dearn Valley Old Moor nature reserve, a mix of meadows, reedbeds and grasslands inhabited (or visited) by the likes of lapwings and kingfishers, barn owls and egrets.
The history’s not all of the natural kind: Rotherham’s Clifton Park Museum (10 minutes) gives an entertaining overview of the town’s industrial heyday, topped off with a park containing rollercoasters and other family attractions. It’s a similar distance to 11th-century Coningsbrough Castle, easy to imagine as the inspiration for Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe; Wentworth Woodhouse, 15 minutes away, is a mere 350 years old but newly open for guided tours and with 82 acres of garden for wandering.
Many of the area's big houses were built thanks to big business and heavy industry: Kelham Island Museum (25 minutes) tells the story of Sheffield and its steel; you can discover the science behind it at the Magma Science Adventure Centre back in Rotherham, described as a ‘hands-on, feet-in, full-on’ science experience and aimed at younger visitors.
After all that industry, clear lungs and heads by heading out into the wilderness, Yorkshire’s other great resource. It’s half an hour to Langsett, its reservoir and the many footpaths leading around it and up into the hills, where the peaks meet the dales.
For further peak explorations, and the classic stuff like trips up Mam Tor and down the Blue John Mines, it’s an hour to Castleton.
- Magna Science Adventure Centre (8.0 kilometres)
- Brodsworth Hall and Gardens (11.4 kilometres)
- Wentworth Castle Gardens (16.9 kilometres)
- Mr Straw's House (19.9 kilometres)
- Nostell Priory and Parkland (22.3 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
- How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
- Does Thrybergh Country Park Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Thrybergh Country Park Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Thrybergh Country Park Campsite? For further adventures in birdland, it’s a 15-minute drive to the RSPB Dearn Valley Old Moor nature reserve, a mix of meadows, reedbeds and grasslands inhabited (or visited) by the likes of … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Thrybergh Country Park Campsite?
Arrivals are between 12pm and 5pm from March to September and between 12pm and 4pm at all other times of the year. Check out by 12pm.Read more