Clumber Park Caravan Club Site (REF : CLU)

Lime Tree Avenue, Clumber Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3AE

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

A great feeling of spaciousness can be found at Clumber Park Club Site, which is settled on 20 acres within a generous 4,000 acres of lush parkland, where you can walk, cycle or ride. The caravan site has a popular play area and enjoys an attractive setting surrounded by woodland. Children will enjoy Clumber Park as it is part of what was once Sherwood Forest and the reminders of the area's most famous resident, Robin Hood are plentiful. Clumber Park was once the estate of the Dukes of Newcastle, and is now owned by the National Trust. The house was demolished in 1938 but there is still evidence of the historic buildings that once stood to be explored. 

The Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre is a mere 10 miles from Clumber Park Club Site and offers many attractions to entertain and educate about this legendary figure. The Major Oak is a must as it is said that he had hidden here, along with his merry men. The Clumber Park food festival, held in the heart of the forest, is a great opportunity to experience culinary delights and sample local beverages. The city of Nottingham is within easy reach of the caravan park.

Things to do on site ...

  • Bike hire
  • Play area
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: poor
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Gold

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

Supplements

Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)

Yes

Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)
Serviced (electric & hardstanding)
Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

Nearby

Walking notes:

The park is a great place to explore direct from the site, with signposted wide, flat paths, wildlife and great views.

Supermarket notes:
The closest is Sainsbury’s on the A57/A60 roundabout, about 5 miles from the site.

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Directions

At the junction of A1/A57/A614 continue onto A614 (signposted New Ollerton). In about 0.5 mile turn right through the stone archway into Clumber Park. In about 1 mile at the crossroads turn right and immediately left into site entrance. Please only use these recommended directions to the park as there are National Trust booths at other entrances that at times will charge for entry into Clumber Park or may be locked.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
S80 3AE
GPS:
Lat 53.28223 / Lon -1.06113
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OS field ref:
SK628768
OS map ref:
120
Handbook map ref:
J8

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Worksop and New Ollerton
  • Car hire on site
  • Nearest train station: Worksop
  • Train station within 5 miles

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NIce site, needs some tlc

We spent over a week here in beautiful weather. The Clumber Park area is impressive, probably one of the grandest entrances to a site, through a 200 year old archway and driving down the longest double avenue of lime trees in Europe. Our welcome onto the site was fine. There were plenty of pitches to choose from. Not having any children with us the warden advised us that we would probably not want to go near the playpark area - how right she was! We pitched a good way away from it and the noise even from our pitch was loud and went on late at night. (I love to hear children happily playing but why do they need to regularly emit high-pitched screaming??) On the subject of children playing, playing is one thing but being allowed by parents to go off unsupervised around the site running round others' pitches and riding bikes at speed the wrong way is not acceptable. So, the site itself. It's a large site with, obviously, many trees. Some pitches get little or no sun but with a bit of careful sun-checking, there are also plenty of pitches that do get the sun. A mix of hard standing and grass pitches. The hard standings did look quite messy with lots of the stones going across the roadways but also very much in need of tidying up from the weeds and grass encroaching into the stones. There are 2 washblocks both of which felt 'tired'. True they get a lot of use (and not everyone leaves the facilities clean after them). Fittings are very worn eg wash basin plugholes have no chrome left on them so look rusty, screw fittings in showers rusting, hairdryers didn't fully work on the different heat settings or nozzles were loose. The shower temperatures fluctuated widely regularly going from cold to scolding hot. All the time we were there the sign said that the wifi was either very poor or not working at all - very glad I didn't pay the £10 fee for the week. (On one occasion when a visitor did pay the £2:50 for a day, despite the 'not working' notice, it was working but very slowly. There are plenty to places to go to from the site. Clumber Park National Trust grounds are lovely to walk around and the history of the site is really interesting. If you're a cyclist there are numerous cycle tracks around the Park. Lincoln is under an hour's drive and well worth a visit. The Thursday Flea Market at Chesterfield was really busy. In summary, this is a lovely area but the site was in need of some much needed care and attention, especially as for 2 adults the cost is over £30 per night.

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Nice site, busy at the weekends

We spent 5 nights at Clumber Park at the beginning of August. We arrived on a Friday around 4pm and the site was already very busy, especially around the playground area, this was fine for us as we were happy to head to the other side of the site. The site did seem to clear on the Sunday/Monday while we were there making the weekdays on the site a little quieter. If you are looking for a quiet pitch I would suggest heading away from the play area it can remain busy into the late evening and with children in our van a quieter area means a more reasonable bedtime for everyone and less arguments about there still being other children allowed to play! There is a Fish and Chip Van that visits the site on a Friday and a Pizza Van on a Saturday (I think this comes another day as well but cannot be totally sure). We didn’t have a Pizza so cannot comment on them but the Fish and Chips were lovely. Plenty of chips and the fish was lovely. The site is lovely and the staff helpful and welcoming. Our children did the tourer explorer treasure hunt around the site, which they thoroughly enjoyed. The site facilities were lovely and clean but looking a little tired but this is a very busy site so I would imagine this happens very quickly and didnt stop us using them. While we visited there was a power cut and also some problems with the sewerage system following some impressive storms. The wardens did a fantastic job of getting it all back working again. The WiFi is not great and with no phone signal on the site either for us it made some of our planning for the days out a little frustrating. It did get better during the week when the site was a little less busy however it was still very slow and at time totally unusable. While we were there we visited the National Trust side of Clumber Park. We walked over and found it a lovely place to visit with the kids. The play area kept them entertained, they were also offering some seasonal events such as the Summer of Sport which had the kids doing events and for a £1 donation they got a medal (all kids love a medal), and "50 things to do before you are 11 3/4" unfortunately we didn’t get the opportunity to have a go at this but it looked like a lot of fun with den building, making mud pies etc. All of this was lead by someone at the park and was free. We also took a longer drive and went to Wollaton Hall, it is only an hours drive away but has a lovely Natural History Museum, nice walks around the park, some nice gardens and a large children’s play area. You pay for parking but entry to Wollaton Hall itself is Free. We had a lovely time at this site and we will definitely be visiting again in the future.
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Excellent long weekend

we arrived to a polite efficient and check in we found a pitch overlooking the children's play area so we could keep an eye on the grandchildren. when i went back to inform the warden on the desk of the pitch number i told her i could not find a point to plug the electric hook up cable in, she got on the radio to another warden who was there when i arrived back at the pitch, he found someone had plugged into the wrong point and it was sorted in no time to everyone's satisfaction. There had been a storm the day before we arrived and a lightning strike damaged the sewage treatment plant but the wardens arranged for tankers to pump out the waste twice a day and kept the toilets running as normal. There was a power cut to the camp and surrounding area for a couple of hours the wardens gave as much information as they had. The site was well kept all the facilities were clean and pleasant. the location is spectacular with fabulous walks and cycle rides on the door step. we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and Clumber park has become on of our favorites cant wait to return. Thanks to all the wardens for making our stay so special
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Have stayed here a lot of times over few years

We have been member or Caravan club for 11 years. Stayed lots of sites every year Clumber Park was our favourite until this year! They say they have Gold standard WiFi now but after paying £10 for my tablet & £10 granddaughters it was still hit and miss if we could log on and often very low signal. Also there were the leads to electric and TV hook up trailing for a long way to next pitch so children were tripping over them, we had to put small carpets and groundsheets over leads! Also having to pay to park car at lake or go near cafe was not good. As I'm partially disabled we cannot walk all that way so had to pay £3 each every day! No if we go Clumber again it will be on day trips. Its a beautiful place but Not staying again on site because there is nothing to do there if your elderly or disabled. Young and fit it's perfect for bike rides but there is nothing on site except for young children! Disappointed we had to pay an extra £3 each every day!
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We keep trying - not sure for how much longer 😢

We have been to the site on quite a few occasions as it is close enough for us to have a weekend away in beautiful surroundings. However nothing ever seems to improve in fact this time things were worse! On arrival I noticed different wardens from the last time we visited - to be fair they were ok but nothing to shout Home about - not pleasent and pleased to see you - just run of the mill “can I have your membership card?” “That’ll be £70 please” “let us know where you’re parked “ end of chat ! We parked up following the correct club rules however noticed that 2 caravans opposite us were parked front end up to the peg? This confused us as in previous visits we have been requested to move our van due to not having the back corner directly on the peg? We had our 2 small grandchildren with us this time and owing to the none existent phone signal I needed to log onto the new GOLD WiFi in order to let their parents know we had arrived safely ! What a joke I couldn’t even log on - this again is worse than last time - last time I could log on but it was VERY hit and miss ! I approached 2 wardens who laughed it off saying “try when the kids have gone to bed “ and “ there’s too many vans on this weekend” - absolutely shocking that in this day and age it is not possible to have some form of contact with the outside world - we are after all in Nottinghamshire not the Outer Hebrides! Oh and following the brushing off of the concern of the WiFi the female warden went on to inform me that I needed to move my 1 year old grandsons trike from the pitch next to ours as people would be arriving on that pitch ! I’m not sure what she expected from us ? That we would prevent someone from pitching there by the use of a toddlers trike? Ridiculous - ooo and to boot no one came on either of the pitches at the side of us! The site was busy (to be expected as it’s been hot and it’s the school holidays) On the Sunday morning we woke to no electricity and no shower/toilet/washing facilities! We also woke to no information as to why? No wardens came to explain and no notices of apologies ! After all we had paid for these services and now couldn’t use them ! Owing to this the site became a mass exodus (along with ourselves!) We have one more long weekend booked on the site - however this will be the last if things don’t improve ! Come on caravan and motorhome club get your act together - this is the first site that we’ve ever had problems on !
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