Little Oak Camping is a tranquil and secluded Nottinghamshire campsite. Tucked away near the market town of Retford, deep in the heart of Robin Hood country, enjoy your stay with camping, glamping and self-catering rooms available. You will feel at home in a charming spot surrounded by fields, a wild garden and a brilliant family play space, for hide-and-seek, football and fun. Accommodation at Little Oak Camping can be booked as a whole for groups, parties and weddings, or on quieter weekends, it can act as an intimate romantic space. With the best of Nottinghamshire glamping and camping available, there is something for everyone here!

Camping Season – Easter To October Half-Term

Glamping Season – Open All Year


Our tranquil Nottinghamshire campsite is set at the foot of our 2 acre property, surrounded by fields and a wild garden. It’s a beautiful, peaceful space suitable for up to 15 pitches. We limit the number of campers so we can offer generous pitch sizes so you can enjoy a bit more space. We want your stay to be special and offer a number of features which we think make a big difference.

  • Glamping available in cosy Romany style caravan.
  • Family Room available in the house.
  • Brand new shower and toilet facilities.
  • Campfires allowed on our 4 fire sites.
  • BBQ’s allowed.
  • Dogs allowed.
  • Free pick up from local transport (with notice).
  • Option to book the whole site, great for parties.
  • Bedding & cooking packs available to hire.
  • Fresh local produce available.

There is no electricity for the pitches. Camper vans, caravans, commercial and twin-axle vehicles are not allowed.


Half the fun of camping is taking the chance to enjoy some great food. As well as a lot of local produce available in the area we have our own veg garden and fruit trees and you can buy seasonal vegetables and home-made jams and chutneys on site. If you book ahead, we may be able to sort out a loaf or two of Andy’s delicious homemade bread.


Looking to travel light? Don’t worry, bring your tent and you can rent everything else you need! We can provide sleeping mats, pillows, and sleeping bags. Do let us know in advance though please. If you turn up and our kit is already hired out it could be a cold night.

We also have cooking and drinks packs for you to rent. You just need to bring the food!

Drinks Pack: Tea/Coffee/Milk/Kettle/Mugs. Cooking Pack: Stove/Cooking Pots/Utensils/Cutlery/Plates/Oil/Spices.

BBQ Pack: Same as cooking pack but with BBQ instead of stove.

Please book ahead as these go quickly.


From our spot in North Nottinghamshire there is so much to see and do! The campsite is surrounded by beautiful countryside for you to explore. For foodies, there is a great gastro-pub within an easy walk, and a cheap and cheerful alternative for when you are in the mood to save some pennies. And you are in easy walking distance (1.5m / 3km) of Retford , a charming Nottinghamshire market town, with its many independent shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and canal!


There are lovely walks around our Nottinghamshire campsite. Also, Sherwood Forest is just 20 minutes away by car. There you can wander among the trees, or view the forest from up high with Go Ape! For something a little different you can go see Ice Age rock art at Creswell Crags. For the more adventurous walkers, the peak district is just over an hour away.


City lovers will be spoilt for choice with great road and rail access to Lincoln, York , Sheffield, Nottingham, Doncaster, and Leeds. Lincoln is stunning with its beautiful Cathedral and Castle which contains a copy of the Magna Carta. York is a beautiful historic town, suitable for young and old with family attractions like the Viking Centre, York Dungeons, Railway Museum and the Chocolate Story. Sheffield has some beautiful gardens and an excellent art gallery. Nottingham is an hours drive away and there are caves under the city!


If you love history, then you will be in your element from our base in North Nottinghamshire. There are 3 castles to visit  (Lincoln, Bolsover, Conisbrough) and wonderful stately homes and parks to roam (Newstead Abbey, Rufford Abbey, Hardwick Hall). Chatsworth is just over an hour away if you want to see where the BBC Pride and Prejudice was filmed or more recently The Duchess played by Keira Knightley.

For more ideas of great things to do near our Nottinghamshire campsite, please check out our Things To Do List

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Nottinghamshire Campsite Reviews

'Great little campsite, will definitely return.'

'Great little campsite, campfires allowed which was a bonus.'

'Very friendly and helpful owners, close to nearby attractions.'

'The site has an Orchard, you can buy homemade chutneys made from the fruit!'

'Level pitches, nice and quiet.'

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We await your visit. Whether you’re looking for the best of glamping in Nottinghamshire, a peaceful Nottinghamshire campsite or a room to rent in Retford, Little Oak Camping could be ideal for your getaway. Contact us now to find out more about camping, glamping and self-catering rooms in Nottinghamshire.