Welcome to every angler’s paradise. With 6 fishing lakes, a river, and an idyllic location nestled between a nature reserve and Sherwood Forest, Hall Croft Fishery and Caravan Park is one of the UK’s premier fishing break destinations.
The lakes range from intimate ponds to one of the largest fishing lakes of its kind in the country, which has twice hosted the Fish-O-Mania Final. Each offers a different fishing experience and contains a unique selection of fish. Whatever your experience, ability, and preferred style of fishing, Hall Croft will cater for you. There are extra large platforms perfect for older and disabled anglers, shallows for beginners, the fast-flowing waters of the River Idle, and plenty of exciting options for those with experience.
You’ll find lots of great walking and cycling trails just beyond the park under the leafy canopies of Sherwood Forest and in the Idle Valley Nature Reserve, where you are likely to catch sight of magnificent birds including mallards, grebes, herons, kingfishers and woodpeckers. The Georgian elegance of Retford, a market town with two theatres, a museum and a great selection of independent shops and restaurants, lies just down the road.
Onsite, the Kingfisher Cafe & Bar is ready and waiting with tea, toast and cooked breakfasts in the morning, snacks whenever you’re peckish throughout the day, and cold beer, hearty meals, a dartboard and a pool table when you are ready to dine and unwind in the evening. The fully stocked Hallcroft Tackle Shop is open 7 days a week. Keep yourself connected using the free wi-fi available in the café and tackle shop.
Hall Croft Fishery and Caravan Park welcomes tents, tourers, caravans, and offers a fantastic selection of static caravans available for rent and purchase. The spacious 70 acre site includes a wonderful choice of lakeside touring pitches complete with electric hook-ups.
Things to do in Nottinghamshire
Today, the ancient home of Robin Hood and his Merry Men is a renowned cycling destination. Its trails range from gentle, family-friendly woodland pathways to technical mountain biking trails for experienced riders. If you haven’t brought your own bike, you can hire one from a centre in the forest. Sherwood is also home to an art and craft centre and the mighty Major Oak, an ancient tree that has stood within the forest for 1000 years.
Idle Valley Nature Reserve
Idle Valley’s lakes, wetlands, grasslands and scrub make up one of the richest and most diverse areas of birdlife in the Midlands. Take in the wonderful sights as you explore the reserve on foot and learn more about the area and its amazing animal inhabitants at the onsite education centre.
The landscaped gardens and gothic chapel of this country estate are open to the public all year round. Thanks to the rare wildlife that lives there, Clumber is also a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. Keep an eye out for English Longhorn Cattle, Jacob Sheep, nightjar, woodlark, redstart, hawfinch, water rail and gadwall.
If you’ve got little ones to entertain make a bee-line for Sundown Adventureland. This fun-filled theme park is specially designed for under 10s. Its rides, attractions and play areas will keep your kids smiling all day long.
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