Woodhall Spa Camping and Caravanning Club Site – updated August 2019

Our camping season for 2019 began with a short break to Woodhall Spa Camping and Caravanning Club site to test out Coleman’s new for 2019 tents, the Coleman Pinto 5 Man Plus XL and the Kobuk Valley 2. Will is 17 now so it’s time for him to have his own space when camping. We visited the site again in August 2019 so this post has now been updated.

FINDING THE SITE

Woodhall Spa Camping and Caravanning Club Site

We chose the Woodhall Spa site as it is only an hour’s drive from Peterborough making it perfect for a short camping break. The site is situated just outside of Woodhall Spa but beware there is another Camping and Caravanning listed site in Woodhall Spa. The club site is set in the countryside away from the hustle and bustle of the popular village. The sat nav finds the site easily when coming from the South but when coming back from Woodhall Spa itself it takes you to a farm just a short drive down the road. It would appear that the farmer is a little fed up with people stopping to ask if they have arrived at the campsite because he has a sign on his gatepost saying “not a campsite”. If you continue driving along the road for another 5 minutes the campsite is on your right.

CHECKING IN

Woodhall Spa Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Upon arrival, we were behind another family checking in but we were still processed within 10 minutes. We received a warm welcome from the Reception team who advised us on the best place to camp with the children. Together we decided on a pitch next to the enclosed ball area and play area so the children could play in plain sight of the tent.

The lovely lady on reception asked whether we had camped at Kelvedon Hatch last year. When I responded that we had, she said she recognised me as they were the management team at Kelvedon last year. How lovely that they remembered us. The site managers generally serve three years at a site before moving to a new site so regulars will get used to seeing familiar faces which is really nice

FACILITIES

Woodhall Spa Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Amenities Block

They have a brand new purpose-built amenities block which houses the men and ladies WC/Shower rooms, a family bathroom, disabled access bathroom, chemical toilet sluice, laundry room and washing up facilities. At the time that we stayed the site was having a few teething troubles with workmen on site so I was unable to get photos of the family room since they were working in it.

August 2019

I am delighted to say that the problems with the drainage have all be fixed and the bathrooms were working perfectly when we visited for a weekend break. The facilities were kept beautifully clean and were in good working order.
Woodhall Spa Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Note, if you need access to the family bathroom then you will need to obtain a key from Reception. The family bathroom is unlocked when the main washrooms are being cleaned but only for use of the toilet, not for showers.

Water Points, Refuse Disposal and Fire Points

Woodhall Camping and Caravanning Club Site

There were three main camping areas at Woodhall Spa club site and each area had it’s own water and fire point. They are all dimly lit at night but you would be recommended to carry a torch as the site can be quite dark. The refuse disposal area is situated next to the Reception block, refuse did not require separating into recycling and general waste.

Play Areas

Woodhall Camping and Caravanning Club Site

The adventure playground is situated behind the pond in the centre of the site inside a fenced playground. There are also fences around the edge of the pond closest to the play area. Access can be gained by walking around the back, across the bridge or along the bank from the far left back section of the camping site.

Woodhall Spa Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Next to this is also an enclosed ball area which the Beans loved, very often campsites do not allow ball games so this was a very welcome sight and kept them occupied until the light of the day had gone. Just be wary of those with an over-zealous kick. Twice our football ended up flying over the fence and landing in the pond. Luckily there is a filter in the middle of the pond which eventually pushed the ball to the side of the pond where the Dads were able to retrieve it.

Information Area

Woodhall Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Local information leaflets are displayed in the Reception office during opening hours.

Night Lights

Woodhall Camping and Caravanning Club Site

We did find this site to be particularly dark in the evenings, perhaps because it is away from the local town with no residual light? Walking from our pitch to the amenities block after dark meant crossing the bridge (if you were too lazy to walk around the pond) and this was quite difficult without a torch as the lights from the amenities block obscured your view of the bridge. There is running water into the centre of the pond at all times so you know when you are getting close. You will definitely need to take a torch with you.

Dog Walking Area

Woodhall Spa Camping and Caravanning Club Site

The dog walking area runs along the back of the children’s play area and offers a large open area of land which is secure enough for you to let your dog off the lead. It is accessible from both the front and back of the site and has dog bins at both ends so no excuses!!

Wi-fi – NEW for 2019!

This year all club sites will offer free access to the wifi for their guests. The access code was shown on a noticeboard just inside the washroom door. There are Wifi boosters situated around the site so I found the signal to be very good wherever I went on site. This was a big plus point for our stay at Woodhall Spa as it meant that I could keep up with emails and the children could listen to music at bedtime without using up my data allowance.

GENERAL THOUGHTS

Woodhall Spa Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Woodhall Spa Camping and Caravanning Site consisted of three main camping areas, two of which offered hard-standing pitches and two grass pitches (with or without electric). There are more than 90 pitches available and all pitches felt spacious and offered a different vista. The whole site was very well maintained with new roads as well as the new amenities block, you could see that a lot of work had gone into the site in recent months. Although I was initially worried about the pond, I needn’t have worried at all, it added to the beauty of the site and thankfully the children all adhered to my rules about only viewing the pond from the safety of the bridge

NOISE LEVEL

Woodhall Camping and Caravanning Club Site
At the time that we visited I would say the campsite was more than half full on the two main camping areas and very quiet on the third grassy field. In all honesty, I think the only noise on the site came from my spirited little darlings and these little fellas pictured. During the evenings the site was very quiet indeed apart from the odd duck fight. The children slept until just after 7 am which is pretty unheard of for them.

STAFF/CLEANLINESS

Woodhall Spa Camping and Caravanning Club Site

The staff were super friendly and helpful, they would often stop to say hello as they were doing their rounds. They were naturally very worried about the effect of the drainage problems and did all they could to keep disruption to a minimum. It didn’t affect us at all so we had no complaints. The site is impeccably well maintained and is already on our list to revisit for a longer camping break.

LOCAL AREA

Woodhall Spa

The site was just a five-minute drive from the Woodhall Spa where there are small shops, cafes, the Kinema in the Woods, golf courses, places to eat and the Jubilee Park with outdoor swimming pool. The largest supermarkets in Woodhall Spa are Budgens and Co-op. We needed to find Tesco for our brand-specific fussy eaters which we found at Horncastle, a 20-minute drive away.

On both of our visits, we ate at The Inn at Woodhall Spa which has a fantastic choice of food, excellent customer service and a large enclosed children’s play area in the back garden.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Set in the rural Lincolnshire, Woodhall Spa Camping and Caravanning Club Site offers campers the close proximity to the City of Lincoln or the coastal towns of Skegness and Mablethorpe.

Tattershall Castle
  • Tattershall Castle
  • Tattershall Lakes
  • Jubilee Park
  • Kinema in the Woods
  • Lincoln Castle
  • Lincoln Cathedral

When we visited in August 2019 we travelled slightly further afield to Skegness stopping at National Trust Gunby Hall and enjoyed a lovely afternoon exploring the house and gardens. We topped off our afternoon at the Fairy Dell open-air paddling pool in Skegness. A perfect day out for the whole family.

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12 Comments

  • Helen

    May 29, 2019 at 8:07 am

    My husband’s family live near Woodhall Spa, so it’s an area we visit a lot. I love that there is a children’s play area within the camping site and it will be good once the cleaning facilities are all sorted 🙂

    1. Sabina Green

      June 1, 2019 at 1:18 pm

      The children’s areas are always really good at the Camping and Caravan sites, helps to wear them out 😉

  • clairelomax2018

    May 29, 2019 at 10:24 am

    This sounds like a great site. My big worry with bigger sites is that they’ll be overrun and really noisy.

    The toilet facilities look fantastic as well.

    I’ll be checking this site out for sure. Thank you x

    1. Sabina Green

      June 1, 2019 at 1:19 pm

      It was pretty busy when we were there but they space you out quite well so you don’t feel like you are on top of each other.

  • oddhogg

    May 29, 2019 at 10:29 am

    We used to visit caravan sites all the time when I was a child, but it’s clear they have come a long way since then! I can’t believe there is wifi on site – how amazing is that!

    1. Sabina Green

      June 1, 2019 at 1:19 pm

      I know, it is a welcome addition although it’s also good to switch off for a bit too.

  • Mandi Morrison

    May 29, 2019 at 11:27 am

    It looks like a lovely clean camp site with good facilities. Great that they have a dog walking area too and it is not too far from home.

  • Anita Faulkner – Brazen Mummy Writes

    May 29, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    My in-laws are keen caravan types, so will let them know about it. Sounds like a good one. I’m intrigued by the duck fights! Xx

  • Lyndsey O’Halloran

    May 29, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    We used to go camping here when I was a child. Brings back memories!

  • Tracey Kifford

    May 29, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Free wifi?? Wow! Didn’t see that coming! The times I’ve stood out in the middle of campsites with my laptop trying to pick up a signal! This really is good news

  • Jenni

    May 30, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    I have to confess, I’ve never been camping in my life. It’s really not my kind of thing, though now I have two boys who keep begging to go so I may need to reconsider.

    1. Sabina Green

      June 1, 2019 at 1:21 pm

      Oh definitely give it a go, it’s not as bad as you might imagine x

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