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Conkers Camping And Caravanning Club Site
50 Bath Lane
Derbyshire   (Browse area)
DE12 6BD
Tel: 01283 224925
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Pitches: 100
Open: 01/01/2022 to 31/12/2022

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

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 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 No Shop   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <5 miles 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: October 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Lindsa 1 review from this member

 Lovely clean campsite

Great facilities

Fantastic wardens very helpful.

Perfect spot for woodland/canal walks

Visited the beautiful town of Moria, enjoyed a camel boat ride 
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Date of Visit: September 2021 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Buttershap 12 reviews from this member

 My first visit for over three years. Much as I remember which was good as I'd always liked coming here.

I had a quiet spot in a corner of the site, but was close enough to the facilities block and fresh water.

Staff very friendly, as always.

Surrounded by footpaths leading to more open spaces, Felt very Covid secure, too.

I will return soon. 

Date of Visit: August 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: Philshaz 4 reviews from this member

 Steamed like a nice site

We knew all toilet were closed

Don't know why we had used 4 campsites in 12day this was the only site the toilet were closed

Very good dog walks 
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Date of Visit: April 2020 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Rwswilson 7 reviews from this member

 Great site and location.

Clean facilities and shop on site.

Close to villages and conkers centre

Lots of walks nearby and in the conkers centre there lots of things and activities to do

Conkers centre donít allow dogs. 
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Date of Visit: March 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 8 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Jendaw 1 review from this member

 Excellent site - clean facilities and very welcoming staff.

Ideal location for National Trust properties and Uttoxeter Races.

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would

Stay again. 
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Date of Visit: February 2020 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Pablo1308 18 reviews from this member

 My wife and I were left without a pitch following a booking at a not very good campsite. We arrived at Conkers with no booking, just hoping. We were greeted by a very friendly and helpful young lady who help us with our booking. We had planned to stay 3 nights, however storm Caria put pay to that.

The site is large, however it feels open and spacious, it is well kept. The site benefits from having a motor-home service point, a huge plus for us, which allows filling and draining of the on board tanks.

The pitches are mainly hard-standing and most seemed to be fairly level, large with easy access. Both ladies and gents toilets were always clean and warm, although the showers are understandingly push button the curtains were a little to close for my liking.

There is a disused railway line offering walking/cycling/dog walking directly from the site towards Donisthorpe and castle Greasley. Onsite is a well stocked shop and a short walk to the YHA where there is a small cafe with a selection of foods on the menu and on Saturday evening the site a mobile fish 'n' chip van visit the site.

Overall this is a lively surprise site and we will be back. 

Date of Visit: July 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Babyfish 11 reviews from this member

 Having stayed at Conkers many times before but not able to tour in 2018 I was really excited to be back there. Still the same lovely place - very clean facilities and lovely, friendly wardens.

Unfortunately we had about a months worth of rain in two days and our hard standing pitch plus the pitch next to us (numbers 44 and 45) were completely flooded. Both pitches had to remove awnings before the end of the stay as they were completely flooded and the water was higher than our shoes when we were packing up to go home. Have never had that problem before and wonít pick either of those pitches in the future.

My other gripe was the dog walk is now half full of old grass cuttings which were very stinky (the dog loved it, not so much the bath needed after a good roll) and is now unfortunately not secure.

Both my dogs were able to escape through the gate and took themselves off across the campsite. Not great. Other than that all was good and definitely wouldnít put me off going back but please put some chicken wire across the dog walk gate or itís pointless even having it there. 

Date of Visit: July 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Extended family
Reviewer: K100rsblack 4 reviews from this member

 Here was a problem with the booking when we arrived. It seems that for whatever reason two reservations have been made for our party so strictly speaking conkers could have charged us twice. Instead they moved one of the deposits from one booking to the second booking and confirmed that as a single reservation.

Excellent customer service for which we were very grateful. The site is meticulously managed, the facilities ie toilets washing etc were spotless, plenty of hot water wherever it was needed. Disposal points where very well located and had all that you would require for grey water and cassette toilet waste disposal.

Small range of essential groceries available on site. From the site is access to many and varied national forest paths for either walking or cycling. Adjacent is the youth hostel which allows conkers residents into the bar so you could have a drink if you wished without having to drive.

We had to change your plans on or day of departure which meant it was going to be difficult for us to vacate the pitch by 12 noon. I asked for the small extension to this and the management said that as they were not requiring the pitch immediately we could stay until late afternoon if that helped. Again wonderful service which we were grateful.

Just one slightly negative comment, I wonder whether the washing, toilet etc facilities could cope if the site was completely full. Highly recommended. 
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Date of Visit: March 2019 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Campingkings 1 review from this member

 Me and my wife have been coming to Conkers CCC for years now, we love the area and the site, over the last year we have noticed the standards start to slip and had started looking at other sites in the area.

However we gave it another try this weekend and met the new wardens, although very young, the enthusiasm they have is fantastic and we can see changes to the site already! The site as a little shop which sells the basics, milk, bread, ice cream, camping essentials etc.

The chippy van that attends site on Saturdays is very good and reasonably priced. Loads of walks from site and the Conkers visitors centre is worth a look. 
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Date of Visit: October 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: 664DaveS 41 reviews from this member

 We have just returned from this peaceful site.

We booked a hard standing and were offered a choice by the very friendly wardens.

The hard standings are level and a good size, around the edge of the site. Grass pitches are in the centre, pretty level and well drained, (it was raining hard when we arrived!).

The toilet facilities were very clean, with plenty of hot water.

They are in a wooden hut and in need of updating, I suspect if the site is full would be stretched with waiting required.

The site is surrounded by forest with lots of walking trails to nearby lakes and the canal, there are a couple of pubs within walking distance. Directions at reception.

The Halfway House pub at Donisthorpe does good real ale and food!

At the entrance to the site there is a YHA hostel with a bar and restaurant, you are advised to check for availability. We had afternoon coffee and cake there which was nice.

Conkers centre itself has lots for kids, a mini train, 4D cinema adventure park etc.

There are restaurants at the visitor centres too.

There is a Coop shop in nearby Moira but Burton on Trent is only 7 miles with a choice of shopping.

Its a peaceful site good for relaxing, or walking or cycling in the National Forest. There is some aircraft noise from East Midlands Airport, but its not excessive or intrusive!

TV and phone reception is good, pay for wifi is available. 

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