Family campsite with heated outdoor pool just 20 minutes from Alton Towers

The separate paddling pool
Callow Top Holiday Park -Credit:Callow Top Holiday Park

An award-winning family campsite located just 20 minutes from Alton Towers is the perfect destination for those seeking a bit of outdoor fun. Callow Top offers both camping and caravan options, as well as self-catering accommodation.

One of its main attractions is the heated outdoor swimming pool, open from May to September, which is free for guests to use. There's also a separate paddling pool for the little ones and a play area complete with climbing frames and a slide.

For those who enjoy fishing, the park - just over the county border in Derbyshire - boasts a lake stocked with a variety of fish including rudd, roach, tench, perch, crucian and mirror carp. The lake also features a bird hide for wildlife enthusiasts.

The site is dog-friendly, with an enclosed field for your furry friends to run around in. In addition to the park facilities, there are plenty of local attractions to explore.

The park, featured in Practical Caravan's Top 100 Sites Guide for 2024, is a stone's throw away from the bustling market town of Ashbourne and conveniently located near Peak Wildlife Park, Leek and Buxton, reports the MEN.

From the site, visitors can embark on scenic walking routes or access the Tissington Trail cycle route directly.

Callow Top Holiday Park
Callow Top Holiday Park

Guests can enjoy leisurely walks around stunning gardens or take a cable car ride up to The Heights of Abraham. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, Alton Towers is just a 20-minute drive away.

Tent pitches start at a modest £21.50 per night for low season, accommodating a car and two people, with prices rising to £39.50 during peak season. Self-catering short breaks are priced at £475, while weekly stays range from £595 to £790.

More information can be found on their website.

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