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General

  • Small and friendly family-run site in the Nottinghamshire countryside
  • A 10-minute drive from Retford town centre or the river Trent
  • On-site mountain biking skills area; pets welcome on leads

Don't you just love it when a plan comes together? For many years the family behind Badgers Retreat Retford had notions of opening up a little site and sharing the simple pleasures to be had in this part of Nottinghamshire. In 2020, they fenced off a green and grassy acre of their 15-acre patch and opened their gates to folk looking to settle down for stays between Retford and the river Trent.

There's a fair bit to big up about this part of the county – kids will likely appreciate its proximity to Sundown Adventureland (10 minutes' drive), while travellers who like to stretch their legs are within easy reach of Clumber Park and the Creswell Crags (both 20 minutes). There's also a mountain biking area on site where you can put your off-road skills to the test.

After all that gallivanting around, Badgers Retreat Retford does its best to be a place where you can relax and unwind. Things are by and large quiet at this rural spot (that means no amplified tunes or generators, ta), with views over neighbouring farmland giving a further boost to its laidback vibes. You may also spot the owners' horses grazing nearby (dogs are welcome here, but as there are animals about you'll need to keep them on leads).

Feel free to get cooking on a raised barbecue – let the owners know in advance and they'll drop off a concrete slab for the occasion – or head down to the communal firepit. Supplies can be easily sourced in Retford town (10 minutes) with its vast array of independent business and supermarkets.

Please note

At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

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

Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time so that the team can provide information about your unit/site.

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

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Bookings must not be for more than 7 consecutive nights.

A cable measuring at least 20 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

Please note that only green eco-friendly fluids are to be used in the toilet disposal point.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 79 reviews

 

100% would recommend this park to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

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Lovely site, quiet and friendly owners and other caravan era.10/14/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSophie B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass site
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    Welcome on site, horses next door, facilities very clean.

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Nice area, has some horses nearby. Bathroom and shower facilities …10/05/2021

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

  • Powered grass site
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    Nice area, has some horses nearby. Bathroom and shower facilities very clean and well kept.very helpful owners as my pole snapped and they fixed it. Meaning I didn't have to pack up and go home.

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    Weather was windy and raining...but I think that goes with camping, but the sun was out the following morning...

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We had a lovely stay and it was nice and safe for kids to play10/04/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass site
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    Lovely shower facilities, big bathrooms, hot water for showering and washing up.
    Friendly and helpful staff

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    Nothings

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great10/03/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAbi L.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass site
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    Great toilet/shower facilities. Staff super friendly and helpful. Budget price. Ideal setting. Not sure what else you could want really!

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Very clean facilities, Toilets, showers etc. Instant hot water and …10/03/2021

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

  • Primitive grass site
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    Very clean facilities, Toilets, showers etc. Instant hot water and very friendly & welcoming owners. Great sized pitch for tent and enough room for car too.

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Gem of a site, Quirky amenities, with lovely hosts.10/01/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndy H.Confirmed

  • Powered grass site
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    Gem of a site, Quirky amenities, with lovely hosts.

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very level dry pitches09/28/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIan R.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass site
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    Great little site, toilets clean and showers are HOT !!! very easy to find, and plenty of great dog walking country very close by... great prices too .. definitely one for my "good campsite" notebook... Hosts are friendly and helpfull ... will be returning in 2022 for sure.

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    couldn't fault anything during my time there.

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Very friendly beautiful little site09/27/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTim E.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass site
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    Very friendly beautiful little site

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This campsite has a gorgeous atmosphere and we will be back09/20/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass site
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    The vibe

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Great site09/13/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIan H.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass site
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    Nice friendly welcome from the site owners. Good sized pitch. Novel toilets in a converted horse box which were very clean. Site was fairly full but lovely quiet and peaceful by 10. Site is a new venture for the owners and had only been open for 12 weeks. Will definitely return when next in the area.

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Features

Coronavirus

More frequent emptying of bins

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

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Utilities

Charging facilities

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

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Greenfields, Grove Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, England, DN22 0RN
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.3037°N 0.9149°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 1.6 miles
Hardy Street — 8.7 miles
Hetts Lane — 11.8 miles
Train stations
Retford Low Level Rail Station — 1.4 miles
Retford Rail Station — 1.6 miles
Gainsborough Lea Road Rail Station — 8.3 miles
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 40.3 miles
Airports
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 12.9 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 13.2 miles
Sheffield City Airport — 20.4 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

Some seriously scenic walks can be had in this part of the Midlands – the rather grand grounds of Clumber Park (20 minutes' drive) are apt for fancy forays through landscaped parkland, while the limestone gorge on display at Creswell Crags (20 minutes) has prehistoric caves you can seek out among the greenery.

Badgers Retreat Retford is about a 10-minute drive from the rivers Trent and Idle, where the waterside paths are likely to prove a favourite for any dogs you've brought along. There are lots of angling spots about as well, like Wetlands Lakes (15 minutes), a 10-peg fishery that's kept well stocked with carp.

Young kids who are down for some thrills may well catch wind that Sundown Adventureland is a mere 10 minutes away and try and steer you in the direction of its rip-roaring rides. Once that's out of their system, take them to other family-friendly spots like the Bassetlaw Museum (10 minutes) or Newark Castle (25 minutes).

Must see

  • Sherwood Forest Country Park (9.3 miles)
  • Mansfield Museum (16.2 miles)
  • Lincoln Castle (16.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Clumber Park (6.7 miles)
  • Mr Straw's House (8.3 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 –  7:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Badgers Retreat cancelation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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

Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.

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 cancelations 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.

The remainder is payable direct to Badgers Retreat on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted at the park

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Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Badgers Retreat have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Badgers Retreat dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Badgers Retreat? Some seriously scenic walks can be had in this part of the Midlands – the rather grand grounds of Clumber Park (20 minutes' drive) are apt for fancy forays through landscaped parkland, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Badgers Retreat?
    RV, trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  noon –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Badgers Retreat? From $20.55 (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.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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

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

General
Bookings must not be for more than 7 consecutive nights.
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.
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
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.
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.
The park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time so that the team can provide information about your unit/site.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the park are unlit.
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

Sites
A cable measuring at least 20 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.
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.
The car is only included in the rate if you are traveling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when traveling with a motorhome/RV.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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