Conkers Camping and Caravanning Club Site is a new location for the club set in the beautiful heart of Derbyshire. Open throughout the year, we welcome motorhomes, touring campers, and tents onto our site, with electric hook-ups and a range other facilities available for our guests to take advantage of and enjoy.
We are situated a short distance away from the award-winning Conkers national attraction, which has activities and fun available for all ages. Among the things to do at Conkers are nature discovery zones, which are loved by all ages, waterways that offer water sports as well as relaxing pursuits such as waterside walks and fishing, a sculpture trail, and an adventure assault course aimed at teenagers. In addition to the Conkers attraction, outdoor activities can be enjoyed across the local area, with miles of countryside, woodland, and nature trails accessible from the park location, including the Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail, which is accessible on foot or bicycle.
Our park is a short drive from the world famous Donington Park Grand Prix circuit, which is worth visiting even when there isn’t a motorsport event taking place, as it has the world’s largest collection of racing cars for enthusiasts to go along to and admire. You can also book experience days at the circuit where you get to drive the track in a powerful sports car under the tutelage of an experienced driver.
Twycross Zoo is one of the best zoos in the United Kingdom when it comes to its primate collection and the care it gives. As well as seeing some of the best animals in the world here, you can also learn about their successful captive breeding programme and any plans they have to restore these animals to their natural habitat.
Alton Towers theme park is also close to the park, perfect for getting there early and enjoying the best rides before the queue times start to rise! The nearest town to the site is Burton-upon-Trent, although you can also travel to Tamworth and Loughborough reasonably quickly. All three towns offer a quaint mix of old and new, as well as a further range of outdoor attractions as well as sports grounds and leisure centres. Anyone who wants to head into one of the nearby cities to enjoy shopping and cultural experiences can choose from Birmingham, Derby, or Nottingham.
Our park is a great place to base yourself for exploring Derbyshire and beyond, whatever the time of year.
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Conkers – the award-winning attraction in the centre of the National Forest – includes nature discovery zones, a sculpture trail and an assault course for teenagers.
The 19th century blast furnace at Moira has interactive displays and guided tours.
Burton upon Trent is home to the White Shield Brewery, possibly Britain's oldest microbrewery.
The world’s largest collection of Grand Prix racing cars is at Donington Park.
Calke Abbey is an example of a great country house in decline.
Twycross Zoo is famous for its collection of primates. It also runs a successful captive breeding programme.
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park tells the story of the medieval battle.
The Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail is accessible to walkers and cyclists from the Club Site.
Hough Windmill is open to visitors on Sunday afternoons in summer.
Snibston Discovery Park is on the site of a former colliery. It tells the story of transport, mining and quarrying, engineering and the fashion industry in the area.
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West Midlands 12 May 2011
Lovely clean site and toilets, pleasant wardens. Dozens of footpath available into the country park from the site and a dog friendly pub a few hundred yards away down one of these paths. The only downside is strangely the "youth" of the place, non of the trees have reached maturity so it is very open. The Conkers attraction is very close, again walkable down one of the paths. Also some interesting industrial architechture in the Moira Furnace. Would definately go again and so would the dogs.