Family Camping

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At Callow Top we’ve been providing family holidays for over 40 years and offer a safe and secure environment for your family’s next camping adventure.

  • Family Camping in Ashbourne, DerbyshirePlenty of open space and room to play
  • Barrier controlled entry
  • Fully enclosed play area (height restriction applies)
  • There’s no need to worry about our fishing lake. It’s 1/4 mile down our drive, well away from the pitches and main facilities
  • Baby baths available from reception for a small refundable deposit
  • Baby changing facilities available in the ladies & gents toilets in the main amenity block, in the Callow Inn & in the swimming pool changing rooms
  • Field for ball games with football goal posts, cricket nets and volleyball court
  • Swimming & paddling pools
  • Cycle Hire including buggies & tag-alongs
  • Pool tables
  • Table Tennis Table
  • Amusement arcade
  • Lots of new friends to make!

During peak season there’s regular entertainment including our very popular family discos.

We’ve so many facilities at Callow Top that you needn’t leave the site if you don’t want to. If you do fancy a day out during your family holiday though you’ll be spoilt for choice. Click on the following links to Day Out with the Kids Derbyshire or Staffordshire or here’s some of our own suggestions……….

Younger Children  (toddlers to age 10)

Family theme park for families with children between the age of 2 – 13 years. Over 50% of attractions are indoor to cater for our unpredictable weather.

Chatsworth Farmyard & Adventure Playground
Spectacular woodland adventure play area, milking demonstrations and animal handling

Peak Wildlife Park
See penguins, lemurs, wallabies, ornamental birds, meerkats, goats, chickens and more. There’s also a large play area, bouncy castle, sand pit and space hoppers. You can buy sandwiches & stone baked pizzas in the cafe or take your own food to enjoy in the picnic area.

Sudbury Hall & Museum of Childhood
Something for all the family. Explore the childhoods of time gone by. Be a chimney sweep or Victorian maid, play with toys or make your own stories.

Drayton Manor
Family Theme Park with Thomas Land, Zoo and 4D cinema.

Older Children  (age 10+)

Alton Towers
The UK’s largest theme park, just 20 minutes drive away

Go Ape Buxton or Aerial Extreme at Trentham Estate
Can you handle 3 hours of tree top adventure? Zip wire through the trees, crawl through tunnels and tackle high wire bridges.

Wildpark Leisure
Paintballing, Lazer Tag & Quad Biking in the Derbyshire Countryside

Heights of Abraham
Cable car ride, play area, visitor’s centre and cavern tours

Monkey Forest
60 acres of beautiful Staffordshire woodland where 140 monkeys live in total freedom.
Good blog article about Monkey Forest and Trentham