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Visitor Reviews - Conkers Camping And Caravanning Club Site

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Conkers Camping And Caravanning Club Site
50 Bath Lane
Moira
Swadlincote
Derbyshire   (Browse area)
DE12 6BD   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01283 224925

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Pitches: 90
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 80 Reviews
              8/10 from 80 Reviews


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Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jonk 14 reviews from this member

A warm and friendly greeting, we were shown to our well maintained pitch. We chose a grass pitch, although there was a lot of rain (mainly at night thank goodness) the pitch drained well and did not become muddy. Good 4G signal (on BT) and television reception. Ideally placed for the Conkers National Forest facilities looked like plenty to do for kids at the waterside and discovery centres. Plenty of walking nearby, a disused railway line walk just outside the site entrance. National forest walk leaflets available online, found it difficult to fine them otherwise. Small supermarket less than a mile away in Moira. I think the shower block may get a bit busy in peak season but it was spotless and well maintained. I'd certainly recommend this site.

Date of Visit: February 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Itsyum 99 reviews from this member

This is a lovely well kept site with immaculate facilities and very friendly wardens. We stayed during a very snowy weekend in February and ok. The grass was pretty soggy but with a hardstanding pitch we had no problems. There is a nice little kids play area. The Conkers Adventure centre is a 5 minute walk and has loads and loads for kids and adults to do (you get a discount if you show your C&CC receipt - we got a family day pass for 19). The site is also in an ideal location for those who enjoy cycling or walking as there are loads of easy cycleways, some on disused railway lines in the area. We are planning to return in the summer! Nice place !

Date of Visit: November 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Sue ec 3 reviews from this member

We stayed here on Bonfire Night based on their website which said words to the effect of 'bring your sausage sandwiches and join the camp managers, who will provide the night's entertainment'. We were given a very friendly welcome when we arrived and shown where the water fill up was and to drive round and we'd be shown where to park. All good. We were shown on to a grass pitch. No mention was made of any fireworks or entertainment until we asked about them. The gentleman seemed surprised that there was a fairground and somewhat shocked that we'd want to visit it. He also said we'd have to pay full entry in, which seemed a bit rich when we'd paid to stay there. He said that Conkers was 'over there' but we didn't get shown or see any signs. So we gave up and watched the (late) fireworks from our van, along with everybody else - not sure what the 'camp managers' entertainment' was. The facilities looked very good, although we didn't use them. A fish and chip van turned up at 4, which seemed a bit strange, and on our walk round later that evening we saw a sign saying the fish and chip van visited between 6-7 every Saturday. We didn't see any sign of anything to walk to, so we only stayed the one night. We would go back, as they were very friendly, but I think we'll wait till the weather is warmer so we can just sit and chill.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Cegriffy 2 reviews from this member

What a wonderful site. We stayed for 4 nights over may half term in our folding camper. It was easy to find and the access into the site was excellent. Having arrived early at 12pm we weren't sure if we would have to wait in the car park but had a really warm welcome. The site wardens were so friendly and helpful. The warden took us to our pitch and made sure we were ok to get set up.

Our pitch was grass electric and we had tons of space, it was a little unlevel but not so we needed levels etc.

Wonderful park and playing field for the kids - set far away to not be noisy but within distance to supervise them. They both made friends and loved playing out.

Great facilities, super clean, never queued or waited and heaps of hot water. The family room was really handy.

The site was really quiet at night - no club or people chatting, playing music to the small hours (perfect!) Just peace and quiet.

Lots of lovely walks and trails accessible from the site entrance and conkers discovery centre is right on the doorstep.

We will definitely return again to explore more of derbyshire.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Wetwellies 5 reviews from this member

Very neat and tidy site with nice small play area. Very calm atmosphere despite frequency of planes overhead. Some of the pitches right near the reception looked a bit cramped where the caravans were but quite spacious in other areas. Shower nice and warm and no queues, it's push button not coin operated. One disadvantage if the site is that the family shower room is rather cramped.

There is a cafe next door serving food and beer which is nice. Conkers activity centre is a five minute walk from the site and great if you have kids under five you can really spend a long day there. Good value for the ticket price and my two year old went free. You also get twenty per cent off if you are staying at this camp site. My husband enjoyed the brewery tour at Burton? About twenty minutes away from site.

This site had a lot of dogs, more than any other site I've ever stayed at which didn't bother us but might be something other people want to consider.

There is a Co op shop nearby, a few minutes away in car.

Ashby de la zouch castle is small but great if there is a themed event on and for a picnic. Staff there really lovely and car park five mins walk away at toddler speed.

Nice pub nearby called Masons Arms. Again, staff very obliging and helpful with our toddler and not busy.

I would recommend this site for doggy people or those with small children.

Date of Visit: April 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Chris5mph 22 reviews from this member

Immaculately maintained as usual by the Camping Club. A well designed site with hard standing pitches well spaced around grassy areas, leaving space for tents to be near the facilities and room for kids and others to breath. The occasional plane overhead was not enough to spoil this site, which is convenient for visiting the National Memorial Arboretum. A pity that I was the only driver on site keeping to 5mph (or less).

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