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General

  • Woodland camping with nature trails and wildlife
  • Directly opposite the stately home Kelham Hall
  • 44 acres of landscaped grounds

Now this is scenic camping… Kelham Hall and Country Park campsite near Newark in Nottinghamshire is within the country park of the former Victorian mansion of Kelham Hall: pile the family to this country estate for a look at how the other half lived.

Entrance is free to the (fab) hall itself and there are tearooms open daily serving breakfast, lunch, snacks, cakes drinks and Sunday lunch; an outdoor bar available most weekends during the summer months (subject to weather.)

But you might spend most of your time at Kelham roaming around the acres of landscaped grounds, woodland walks and pretty paths along the River Trent...There are nature trails for children, a playground, a riverside meadow to wander in, loads of space for ball games, and yet more places for private picnics or sitting and watching the wildlife.

Fishing and tennis are both available on site for an extra charge, as is a trailer tour (also fab) around the 44-acre estate's woodland, riverside meadow, sculpted gardens and secret monks' graveyard.

Kelham Hall and Country Park takes tents, tourers and motorhomes on its good-sized pitches, and has a shower and toilet block with refurbished shower cubicles. The campsite office sells drinks, ice cream and vending machine snacks; if you're not eating at the hall, a pub serving food is just outside the campsite gates.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Access to Kelham Hall and its state rooms, restaurant and bar, is usually free. During special events and private functions, however, the site is unable to guarantee access, or an entry fee may be applicable.

Please note that on busy periods such as bank holidays, you may be sited in the events field. This will be in a Rally format.


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6.5

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65% would recommend this site to a friend.

65% would stay here again.

 
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All in all a good weekend and will use again. Great staff!! 07/26/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Laura B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass site (large, 2 adults and 4 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    I loved the size of the site and the hall and grounds are fantastic to explore. The site is very clean and pitches are well spread out. There are a couple of small play areas for the children and everywhere is a long way from the road. The maize maze is excellent for the money (£15 for the whole family) and there is also a laser tag game thing on site for £10 for an hour which our 9yr old son loved.

    Disliked: 

    The toilet and shower blocks were ok, but I'm used to caravan club standard so I was a little out out. The doors were left open all night (by campers granted) so the moth and fly situation was ridiculous. The walls were moving. The toilets and showers were92nd dirty, however, the cobwebs and spiders etc had obviously been there a very long time so surely this goes hand in hand with the cleaning of the toilets?

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Little dissapointed as standards dont seem as good as last year 07/25/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Karen H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Primitive grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Plenty of space and lovely walks by the river

    Disliked: 

    Dirty toilets and no shop

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over priced for the facilities on site. 07/25/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Raymond C. Confirmed

  • Electric grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    location to Newark town ,decent access roads on site good open areas nice setting.

    Disliked: 

    very basic facilities ,elsan just a hole in ground, toilet block grubby never used showers so cannot comment over all a bit disappointing.

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Great site and kids loved it. Lots to do 07/25/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Emma M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Primitive grass site
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    Great site and kids loved it. Lots to do

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We had a lovely pitch 07/25/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Gail M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Primitive grass site
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  • Liked: 

    The proms in the park was fantastic evening

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Love Kelham! Clean site 07/25/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom lesley_w265243 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass site (large, 2 adults and 4 children, family)
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    Love Kelham! Clean site

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Needs attention 07/25/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Carrie F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass site (large, 2 adults and 4 children, family)
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  • Liked: 

    Ease of access, hook up and water facilities. The warden was great!

    Disliked: 

    Toilet facilities were dirty. No light in ladies shower facility (also dirty). Site shop wasn't open.

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Lovely place. Greeted by a lovely chap in a buggy. ... 07/18/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tracy W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass site (large, 2 adults and 4 children, family)
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely place. Greeted by a lovely chap in a buggy. Gave us lots of choice where to pitch up went through everything and left us to it. Clean toilet and showers. Designated dog walking area which was good and plenty of open space.

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Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was a pleasure to have you with us. I look forward to hopefully welcoming you back with us in the near future.

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Lots of space for our little boy to run around, ... 07/18/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tracy T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass site (large, 2 adults and 4 children, family)
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  • Liked: 

    Lots of space for our little boy to run around, nice and quiet. Lovely colourful park.

    Disliked: 

    The toilet and shower facilities REALLY let this campsite down!! For £30 a night you really think they would have a proper facility block. This is the only thing that would stop us coming again!!

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Nice site staff very helpful plenty to do lots of space 07/18/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lisa H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass site (large, 2 adults and 4 children, family)
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    The walks very dog friendly parks for the children lots of space nice grounds very helpful warden very peaceful and relaxing lovely stay

    Disliked: 

    Nothing I was very pleased

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Thank you for your recent review of Kelham Hall campsite. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon.

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Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

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Playground

Recreation room/arcade

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Golf nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 sites)

Location

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  • Main Road Newark, Nottinghamshire, England, NG23 5QX
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.0900°N 0.8475°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Newark on Trent: The Wharf Coach Stop — 1.7 miles
Bingham: White Lion Coach Stop — 10.7 miles
North Hykeham (Lincs): Station Road Coach Stop — 12.4 miles
Train stations
Newark Castle Rail Station — 1.6 miles
Newark North Gate Rail Station — 2.1 miles
Rolleston Rail Station — 2.8 miles
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 51.0 miles
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 27.1 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 27.8 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 28.2 miles

Directions


From the A1 south
Exit the A1 at the A46 Newark/Lincoln turnoff. At the top of the slip road turn left and drive 100 yards to the roundabout. Take the second exit at the roundabout, then drive half a mile down the bypass to another roundabout. Take the third exit onto the A617 Mansfield road. About a mile and a half further on, in the little village of Kelham. The site is on the left, well signposted.

From the A1 north
Exit the A1 at the A46 Newark/Lincoln turnoff. At the top of the slip road turn right. Drive 100 yards to the roundabout. Take the second exit at the roundabout, then drive half a mile down the bypass to another roundabout. Take the third exit onto A617 Mansfield road. About a mile and a half further on, in the little village of Kelham. The site is on the left, well signposted.

From the M1 north and Mansfield
Exit the M1 at Junction 28. Take the A38 into Mansfield, then pick up the signs for the A617 Newark. About 18 miles on is the village of Kelham (about 2 miles before Newark). The site is on the right, at the beginning of the village and well signposted.

From the M1 south and Nottingham
Exit the M1 at Junction 21a (just north of Leicester). Follow the signs for Newark A46. On the approach to Newark, take the A46 Lincoln road (modern bypass), not the town centre signs. One mile along at the big roundabout, take the first exit, for the A617 Mansfield Road. About a mile and a half further on, in the little village of Kelham. The site is on the left, well signposted.

Near Newark look out for yellow roadside Partizan signs.

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

If you're feeling swottily historical after mugging up on the history of Kelham Hall, piles more historic houses are around Newark, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, like Newark Castle, the country estate of Rufford Abbey and much-recommended The Workhouse at Southwell, the most complete Victorian workhouse still left in the country.

At Lincoln, about half an hour's drive from Newark, most visitors make for Lincoln Castle, Lincoln Cathedral and the Medieval Bishop's Palace – joint tickets are available for the castle and cathedral, or you can buy a ticket to see the castle and Magna Carta exhibition, or one to have a walk along the massive Norman walls.

Back at Newark, a nicely eclectic mix of regular shows and events are among the 500 annual events at Newark Showground, such as antiques and collectors' fairs, vintage vehicle days, concerts and the Nottinghamshire County Show.

Must see

  • Sherwood Forest Country Park (11.9 miles)
  • Belvoir Castle (13.8 miles)
  • Belton House (13.9 miles)

National Trust

  • The Workhouse, Southwell (3.8 miles)
  • Grantham House (14.8 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

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  noon –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Kelham Hall and Country Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Kelham Hall and Country Park will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

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.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
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.

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

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

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Access to Kelham Hall and its state rooms, restaurant and bar, is usually free. During special events and private functions, however, the site is unable to guarantee access, or an entry fee may be applicable.

Dogs are allowed in the outside areas only, with the exception of guide dogs which are also allowed into the main building.

Please note fishing is not available between 15/03 and 15/06.

Wifi is available at hotspots throughout the site and grounds.

If you wish to keep your pitches together, it is highly recommended that you book all pitches under one name. Booking under the same name allows a speedier checkin at busy periods for larger groups.

Please note that on busy periods such as bank holidays, you may be sited in the events field. This will be in a Rally format.

Also, it is not always possible to pitch a non-electric and an electric pitch next to each other.

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