Teversal Camping and Caravan Club Site is an established medium sized site with grass and hard standing pitches, electric hookup and a selection of self-catering mobile homes and Ready Camp tents available.
We opted for a basic grass pitch with electric hook-up, it was big, so big in-fact that I wish the chap who showed us to it had given me the heads up as to where to put our tent on the pitch to ensure the electric cable would reach the supply!
As with all Camping and Caravan Club Sites we’ve experienced the washing up, showering and toilet facilities were brilliant – really clean, modern and well maintained. The showers are on auto-sensors, the family change has a baby bath in it and there is even an outdoor shower for any furry friends you have travelling with you. There’s a small children’s play area on site, the woodchip is a bit old and could do with a bit more laying but it has a couple of fab pieces of equipment which certainly entertained Isabella my 6 year old.
The wardens onsite were warm, friendly and helpful from the moment we arrived and nothing was too much to ask. The reception doubles as a shop which stocks some camping essentials such as gas and matches and other useful items including milk, bread, free range eggs and ice-creams! There’s also a local farmers market in Mansfield which is roughly 15 minutes drive or a Cooperative and 24 hour Asda within a few minutes drive.
The best thing about Teversal Camping and Caravanning site for us was its location, ideally placed in middle England and surrounded by the beautiful Teversal Trails and Silverhill Wood Country Park that are literally over the road from the campsite. As members of the National Trust, English Heritage or the RSPB you will more than get your money’s worth at Teversal. The National Trust property of Hardwick Hall is a 13 minute drive away and although we didn’t get chance to visit this time (our itinerary was full already) frankly the National Trust have never let us down before and I can’t see how an Elizabethan masterpiece with a rooftop tour could.
The Teversal site in Nottinghamshire could not be better serviced, not only by membership places but, also by the local councils who own a a number of family orientated activity parks and services including Rufford Abbey Country Park, Newstead Abbey and the Sherwood Forest Arts and Craft Centre. The home of Robin Hood is also home to the RSPB’s brand new Nature Reserve where my girls has a fab time geocaching (searching for treasure with Maid Marion headbands on), den building and playing on the beautifully crafted woodland play ground.
There are even places to go on a rainy day, the Camping and Caravanning Club recommend Water Meadows Leisure Pool in the centre of Mansfield, a flume and wave paradise. Part way through our stay the heavens opened we quickly hid inside the tent and decided to sit it out playing Monopoly, safe in the knowledge that if things got wet we had the Camping and Caravanning Clubs laundry facilities to fall back on. They did of course get wet and wow is their tumble dryer more efficient than mine!
All in all, we had a fabulous stay at Teversal Camping and Caravanning Club Site and have come away with a longer list of places to visit than we started. We’ll definitely go back, but perhaps for us we might look at staying in the Ready Camp tents incase it rains again!
Ad/#Gifted Sarah and her children were given 3 nights accommodation at Teversal Camping and Caravanning Club Site in return for this review, but all views and opinions remain her own.