From our tranquil corner of North Nottinghamshire, you are perfectly placed to enjoy everything Robin Hood country has to offer. There is so much to see and do that you will be spoilt for choice.

Forests, Castles, Cathedrals, & Adventure!


At Little Oak, we are surrounded by stunning countryside. If you enjoy whiling away the hours exploring you will love it around here. There are many charming independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs in the delightful market town of Retford which is within easy walking distance. There are also 4 different supermarkets where you can buy your BBQ essentials.


With Sherwood Forest only 20 minutes’ drive away, you really are in the heart of Robin Hood country here at Little Oak Camping. The forest is ideal for wandering around in the trees.

If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can view the forest from above at Go Ape! For walkers, the Peak District is just over an hour away. The Ice Age Rock Art at Creswell Crags is a really interesting historical site if you fancy taking in some history and culture. If all that isn’t enough, there are also some lovely walks around our campsite itself, so you don’t actually need to leave us at all to enjoy beautiful countryside, peace and tranquillity, and the fresh country air.


With easy road and rail access to cities such as Lincoln, York, Sheffield, Nottingham, Doncaster and Leeds, Nottinghamshire is the ideal glamping base for city lovers. Little Oak is tucked away in Retford, near Nottingham, which is under an hour’s drive away.


Little Oak glamping is ideally situated for those who love a bit of history and culture. With three castles in the vicinity, Lincoln, Bolsover and Conisbrough, you will be spoilt for choice. We are also within easy travelling distance of wonderful stately homes and parks to roam, Newstead Abbey, Rufford Abbey, Hardwick Hall. Chatsworth is just over an hour away, the filming location of the BBC’s Pride and Prejudice, and more recently, The Dutchess.


Check out our fabulous 'Things To Do' listing for even more to do. And for info on local dog friendly places and spaces have a look at our 'Dog Friendly Retford' page.

These places and spaces were all open pre-lockdown and we hope as many of them as possible will be able to reopen over the coming months.