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Thornton's Holt Camping Park

Radcliffe-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire

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Thornton's Holt occupies 14.5 acres of attractive pasture land at Stragglethorpe - a scattered hamlet of farms and cottages situated about 3 and half miles south east of Nottingham, between the villages of Radcliffe-On-Trent and Cotgrave.

The location is ideal for campers wishing to enjoy the charms of the Trent Valley, the Vale of Belvoir and Sherwood Forest, or the cultural and recreational attractions of Nottingham.

Open all year.

Allow rallies, Disabled access, Family park, Pets allowed, Children's play area(s), Chemical disposal point, Electric hook-ups, Laundry, LPG stockist, Sanitary block(s), Shop, Swimming pool(s), Washing up facilities, Wireless internet, Bar, Restaurant

155 Motorhome pitches, 155 Tent pitches, 155 Touring pitches, Swimming pool(s)

Nearby attractions:
Golf, Horse riding holidays, Sailing, Swimming (Indoor), Tennis, Water Sports

Sherwood Forest
Belvoir Castle
Newstead Abbey

Pub and restuarant which caters for children only 100m away
Extensive childrens play area, including the famous Stragglethorpe death slide!
Golf driving range and 27 hole golf course within 400m
National Watersports Center within 3 miles
Cotgrave Country Park within 1 mile

Thornton's Holt Camping Park

Nottinghamshire, Central North England
United Kingdom
NG12 2JZ
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Overall rating

3.0 stars

Based on 8 review(s)

5.0 stars

Stayed here for 2 nights whilst taking part in Outlaw 70.3 triathlon , with my wife, 2 children and dog. I could not fault the park. From start to finish i thought the service and staff were exceptional. Our motorhome had a huge pitch. The site was very clean and tidy and the modern new toilet blocks were worthy of toilet block of the year without any doubt. The lovely fresh croissants in the morning as well as accommodating a late arrival and early departure made for a memorable stay - we will be back and will recommend without hesitation. Thank you


2.0 stars

Visited for a long weekend with 2 grandchildren.First impression OK but soon changed. Reception staff were abrasive and not helpful.We're caravanners and were put in a large field in a tight corner amongst mainly tents.The field was large and well drained.Chickens wander around freely but do make the paths dirty.The toilet block was well past its sell-by date, dirty, and cost 20p per shower.The sinks were equally dirty with hardly any water appearing from the taps. The swimming pool was booked for the 3 days we were there which disappointed the children.The noise from the adjoining road kept us awake at night. We have no wish to go back there.


2.0 stars

Rang left messages to confirm pitch booking no return calls, staff very rude and abrupt on arrival. Just wanted your money and be off with you attitude. The grounds are kept very well, toilet are in a bad way there has been talk of a new toilet block about 2 years ago|!!! Lots of other campers were not happy with the staff either and wont be returning. We have been camping for many years never meet felt like a cash point machine till this site


5.0 stars

We booked this site after reading a review in Practical Motorhome magazine. Upon arrival we met a nice lady at reception booking in was easy and we got a great little handbook. Despite being out of season the site was clean and well maintained. The water had frozen the day before so the owner was busy repairing this, all was soon sorted.

The site has a great atmosphere with a good play area that our Children enjoyed.There are various animals, mainly hens around the reception area.

The bus service into Nottingham is amazing and very cheap. Lots to do in Nottingham. There is a pub close by the campsite, must be the cheapest meal we have had for a while, the food was not great but at £4 per person I was very happy !

We will definitely return when time allows.

south Yorkshire

3.0 stars

Hi me and my husband visited Thorton's holt park in november the pitchers were large enough to fit on our estate car as well as the caravan it was very quite at night i like that it was a very cold weekend and the water froze in the tap but we have had very cold tempertures so it was expected the bus service was very good outside the camp running every 20 minutes and a great bus was a red one that only cost 50p each adult into nottingham which took 25 minutes the staff are very friendly i would go again in the summer The only downside for me was the pub outside the camp the carvery was not good uncooked beef i did complain and we got a free pudding but the manager keep comming to our table i dont think he like it course i complained we did not go in again regards ann


3.0 stars

Potentially a nice site with good play space for kids. On arrival we asked did they get our phone message inquiring about the site, the answer we got was, they don’t answer calls or check messages on a Saturday as they work all summer long (so why are they open then?). At about 21:00 hours the alarm on the caravan on the pitch beside us sounded and continued to do so stopping and starting every 10 minutes or so. We decided to speak to the site owners to see could they turn the alarm off. The site was pitch dark, no lighting around the park, except on the toilet blocks, we were greeted on the site reception intercom by a less than helpful person, and when asked could the site lighting be turned on, we were told that they do not have flood lighting.
Thornton's Holt Camping Park, Nottinghamshire


3.0 stars

We arrived with our 26ft caravan and after negotiating some pretty tight bends, told to pitch in a field right in front of someones tent! On querying this I was given short shrift by the owner so first impressions were not good.
However, the pool was lovely, the shop was well stocked and the rest of the staff were very friendly and helpful. The play facilities have seen better days but the kids absolutley loved them. We spent most nights sitting in the awning watching the kids playing on the big grassed area in the meadow having a ball and its nice to see kids being kids. THey'll love the variety of animals on the site too. Great fun although be prepared for a really old fashioned camping holiday as I agree with the other reviewer that the facilities left a lot to be desired and we were glad we had a caravan!
Thornton's Holt Camping Park, Nottinghamshire


1.0 stars

Well spaced pitches with play area for children. The shop sells all the essentials.
The pool we couldn't try out because it had shutdown (early) for the end of season.
The toilet block is clean but there is gaps between floor and walls so can't be all that hygenic.
The chemical disposal area is in the stable area and leaves a lot to be disired.