Orchard Park is situated on the outskirts of the small village of Tuxford, and takes advantage of its central placement in the beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside. This family and pet friendly park is open from March to January every year, and welcomes motorhomes, caravans, and tents to its pitches.
Despite the tranquil location in unspoilt surroundings, the park is under two miles from the A1 trunk road, making Orchard Park a great overnight stop off or a base for exploring many of the attractions nearby. The site itself is set on a mature fruit orchard, with the pitches arranged so that some degree of privacy is assured for guests. There is an area of the park that remains untouched, and has been left to grow over a number of years, and serves as a great nature walk for those looking to relax in stunning outdoor surroundings.
Orchard Park houses a well-stocked convenience store, so there is never any need to leave the park should you be looking purely to escape from society from a few days. Open spaces and a children’s play area mean that there is plenty for youngsters and your household pets to do around the park.
There are a number of popular towns and tourist attractions within easy reach of the site. Mansfield is a modern town and is home to a brilliant open-air market, as well as having a number of first class leisure facilities including sports centres and a new cinema, shopping, and eating multiplex.
The city of Nottingham and the famous Sherwood Forest visitor centre are also reachable within a 30-minute drive, with the whole area an emerging centre of vibrancy yet still holding onto its heritage and historic connections.
Explore the best of the Nottinghamshire countryside with a stay at Orchard Park, as well as some of the best towns and leisure facilities anywhere in England.
The facilities at Orchard Park have been designed with great care to provide our visitors with many modern day caravanning and camping facilities, whilst retaining as much of the old fruit orchard as possible. The facilities include : electrical hook up points (for all pitches), several water taps and a specially designed spacious centrally heated amenities block with free showers, free hair dryers, 24 hour hot water and a separate disabled shower room.Also a well equipped laundry room and a separate vegetable preparation area. There is also a site telephone, and dog walk. Calor Gas, Dairy Products, Ice Cream and general day to day needs are available at reception.
Mansfield (15 miles)- At the heart of "Robin Hood Country", this bustling modern town boasts one of the largest open-air markets in the country. Entertainment ranges from the sub-tropical fun pool at Water Meadows Swimming Complex to the Multiplex cinema or shows at the Palace Theatre.
Newark -(13 miles) A maze of narrow old-fashioned streets, the towering spire of one of England's largest parish churches, and a cobbled square lined with Georgian buildings are amongst the sights of Newark. The town was a Royalist stronghold during the English civil war, and the ruined castle by the river still bears the scars of battles past. Newark's speciality is antiques. There are numerous dealers in town and the famous Newark International Antiques Fair is held at the nearby showground six times a year.
Nottingham -(28 miles) Think of Nottingham and chances are, you will think of Robin Hood - the world's most famous outlaw. But, there is much more to Nottingham than Robin Hood! Often described as one of the country's 'best kept secrets', Nottingham is proud of its historical heritage but it is also fast developing a reputation as an exciting, vibrant, go-ahead European city of style.
We are sure you won't be disappointed and we hope you will be encouraged to visit and receive the warmest of welcomes here in Nottingham.
Retford -(8 miles) Handsome Georgian buildings and open air markets in the square add character to this north Nottinghamshire town, deep in "Pilgrim Fathers Country". To the south west lie the parks and forest of The Dukeries.
Southwell -(15 miles) This charming rural town has many elegant Georgian buildings and historic pubs, but its undisputed centrepiece is Southwell Minster. With its honey coloured stonework and unusual twin towers, the 12th century cathedral is one of the architectural gems of the Midlands.
Inside, visitors can admire "the leaves of Southwell", a series of fine medieval stonecarvings, and ponder over the mysterious "Green Men" faces hidden amongst the carved foliage.
Also visit 'The Workhouse' a superb National Trust refurbishment of the original workhouse.
Worksop -(15 miles) This busy little town in the north of the county is a local centre for shopping and entertainment, but what most visitors come to see is the splendid Norman Priory church, complete with ornate 14th century gatehouse.Visit 'Mr Shaw's House' National Trust
Our first time camping was at this site and if all sites are this good then we are in for some good times. It is absolutely spotless and so are the facilities. It is well layed out with big pitches. Play area for the kids and the orchard has been left in it's natural state with paths cut through it for a short walk, dog owners have thier own short dogwalk to the side of the site. Owners very helpful and friendly. Will definitely go again
This reviewer is a couple, a tourer/motorhomer