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Visitor Reviews - Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes

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Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes
Derbyshire   (Browse area)
DE12 8HZ   See Map
Tel: 01283 763981
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Pitches: 50 +
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 90 Reviews
                8/10 from 90 Reviews

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Date of Visit: March 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Altory 2 reviews from this member

Beehive Farm is an excellent site, very well located with loads to do, Fishing, Walking, Play area for kids and large playing field for families. Site also looks after the adults that require a bit more peace and quiet with their adult only area. Staff are always pleasant and welcoming, in fact they do what ever necessary to make your stay a pleasurable one. Facilities are cleaned daily and there are a number of water points conveniently positioned throughout the site and a clean waste facility.

We highly recommend this site.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: JuliaNeil 3 reviews from this member

A large site with some great open areas for children and good walks for dogs direct from the site. The shop stocks basics and the facilities are good, however on our visit they seemed to only be cleaned twice during the week we were there.

We spent a week at this site in the Paddocks, the Adult only section. The units are very close together and we could here all the dialogue on our neighbours TV.

A warning - day visitors are allowed and the unit next to us had children during the day, every day (remember this is the adult only section).

This was drawn to the managers attention, he was very co-operative and did say they should not have been allowed in the adult only section, but in spite of this, the children returned the following weekend.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lovepeakdistrict 3 reviews from this member

A spacious family friendly site with lots of space for the kids to play. Nearby you can walk into Rosliston where there is a local pub, fish & chips, Co-op with the Rosliston Forestry Centre on your door step which is a great location for kids. Plus the National Arboretum in Alrewas is not far to visit. The toilets can be a long walk depending on where your pitch is. Apart from that - a good site!

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Pablo1308 13 reviews from this member

My wife and I stayed at Beehive for a long weekend, 3 nights. We found the site to be very friendly and the staff were very helpful. We stayed in The Paddocks, the adult only section. This was lovely and quiet, although don't be mislead, as children do access this area if only to take advantage of the lovely woodland walks around the site. The facilities were clean and well maintained and we never had a problems using toilets or showers, the showers are charged at 50p which we felt was rather steep and the could be reduced, along with the running time of the shower, as I manged to shower, brush my teeth, dry myself and there was still plenty of hot water.

The site is located in a lovely little village and there are buses running into Burton and Swadlincote, so no need to drive. The village has a couple of pubs and a general store (Coop). Do be aware the buses are not very frequent and do not run very late.

The site is surrounded by several fishing lakes and there are numerous woodland walks where the children can play and those of us who are slightly old can enjoy the huge variety of trees and plants.

The site has all the usual facilities fresh water, showers, toilets, potwash, some recycling, chemical toilet disposal and grey waste disposal, unfortunately the grey waste is not suitable for motorhomes as it is 2 to 3 meters from the driveway and raised, so you cannot drain an on board water tank, this is something I would like to see improved on many sites.

Overall we found this was a lovely site and even though it is bigger than we usually stay on it did not feel it. The prices are at the upper end of good value, as you have to add on the cost of a shower every day (or 2 if you're a couple) and we probably would not stay over a bank holiday weekend.

All in all this was a lovely site and we will be back.

Date of Visit: October 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Susanj 14 reviews from this member

Just returned from a stay at Beehive. There are positives and negatives:


It's a lovely quiet secluded site in the National Forest, good walks, well situated, nicely laid out, lots of space, flat, wildlife, friendly and knowledgeable staff. They are obviously keen to encourage an interest in wildlife, especially for children. The site is unlit, so it's great for star gazing. There is a barber next door, and a tearoom, and it's a short safe walk into the village where there is a co-op which would deal with all food needs. Also a fish and chip shop with 5 stars. 2 pubs within 5 minutes walk.

There is a small petting zoo.

There are family shower rooms, and although these are in rather ramshackle buildings, they are perfectly nice inside, and very clean.


1. Unheated facilities- You have to pay 50p for a shower, and I don't have a problem with that necessarily, but none of the toilets and showers were heated. The weather was cold for October, so we ended up showering in our van. We paid (17) off season- equivalent to the Club sites- and I think it's reasonable to expect heated facilities for this price. This would probably put me off coming again, especially in the off season, which is a real shame.

2. Hard standings - these are very narrow and only fit a motorhome or van. You have to park your car on the grass, or have your awning/sitting out area on the grass too. This isn't necessarily a problem, so long as you know to bring a groundsheet etc.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lyns 23 reviews from this member

Friendly welcome from the staff on arrival and they continued to make us feel welcome throughout the duration of our stay. We had to camp amongst the caravans as the site was hosting an event on the campsite while we were there, but having had a good look around the camping field looks great with lots of space for the kids to play, although no play area as such, but lots of wooded areas for the kids to explore.

There are 3 lovely fishing lakes within walking distance, with a few pitches almost overlooking one lake. The lakes make for a great evening walk as the sun goes down and me and my son even bagged a few nice fish.

Toilets and showers were clean and well stocked with family rooms available. These however are a bit of a walk from some of the pitches.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will certainly be back.

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