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Bosworth Water Park

UK England West Midlands

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
It might be in the landlocked Midlands, but it has a beach

If you and your brood fancy an action-packed trip, head for Bosworth Water Trust campsite, on a 50-acre country park with 20 acres of water sports. Probably pretty uniquely for a campsite – particularly in this neck of the woods – it has kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and canoeing. And you don’t need to splash out on any fancy kit.

The campsite will hire out everything you need in the way of tackle and togs, and runs sailing, windsurfing and powerboating courses. If you are feeling less adventurous (or energetic), you will find rowing boats and pedalos, and you can fish from dawn to dusk. A small sandy ‘beach’ next to the lake’s roped-off swimming zone should keep younger bods happy building sandcastles, and in keeping with the seaside theme (if not strictly Cool Camping-style) the park has a pirate-ship playground, crazy golf, dodgems and bungee jumping. After all this, if you’re still in the market for more, the campsite has a volleyball net.

When you’re finally ready for a sit-down, the café has tables overlooking the lake, and as the campsite only takes families and couples the absence of groups means you get a well-earned good night’s sleep come shut-eye time.



At the pay-and-play Saturday Kids’ Club (10am–12.30pm) (book a week in advance on 01455 291876) kids aged 8 and over get the chance to try sailing, kayaking and windsurfing. There is a small swimming area roped off, a sandy area for sandcastle-building and fishing (£2 for a day ticket). The country park has pirate-ship-theme play equipment, dodgems (operating at busy periods), bungee jumping and crazy golf.

The site has marked hook-up pitches, and unmarked pitches for tents without hook-ups over 2 large, flat fields, with plenty of space around pitches. There are 2 toilet/shower blocks, one of which is on the campsite, and the other near the shop (also for day-trippers using the lake). The campsite block has 3 showers and 3 toilets each for men and women. A further toilet and shower block next to the shop also has a disabled toilet with shower and basin. The shop is open from 8.30am to 7pm or 10pm (depending on season) and sells toys, games, ice creams, crisps and bits and pieces you might have forgotten – like batteries and toothbrushes.


Twycross Zoo (01827 880250) is about 20 minutes down the road, or visit Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park (01455 290429; ) for the story of the 1485 battle of Bosworth. The Battlefield Line Railway (01827 880754) runs from Shackerstone station (15 minutes away).

Bosworth Battle Field, Battle Field Line Steam Railway, Conkers, National Space Centre.

Food & Drink

Onsite, Bruschetta’s Café Bar (01455 292685) serves up big breakfasts, jacket potatoes, sandwiches and daily specials. Market Bosworth is within walking distance and has a fish-and-chip shop, cafés (including Café Torte selling local ice cream, ciabattas and cakes) and the Black Horse Inn (01455 290278) with home-made gastro-style food.

Red Lion, Dixie Arms. 1 Mile away in Market Bosworth


Open all year round

Family Friendly

You need to supervise children swimming, as lifeguards may be attending other parts of the lake.

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Contact Bosworth Water Park, Far Coton Lane, Wellsborough Rd, Nr Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV13 6PD

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Getting There

Half a mile west of Market Bosworth, on the B585, the country park entrance is signed from the road.

Catch a train to Sheringham or Kings Lynn, then a Coasthopper bus (no 35) to Stiffkey. Hop off opposite the post office, and walk down Bridge Street.


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Rated ★☆☆☆☆ over 1 reviews


Don't bother.

My family spent 5 days there early August and I must say it's the first time we were happy to leave and not extend our stay. We couldn't depart because we had an other campsite booked in Wales and what a difference it was. Our pitch was big but a part from that. We had litter on the pitch and 6 old pegs from previous campers. The showers and toilets were horrible , filthy all the time, clean "sort of" only twice a day. After 3 days we had only one shower door closing out the 3. Social distance was impossible in the block and by the lake well it was rammed. Again litter everywhere and the lake isn't attractive at all. We didn't bother to use our kayak. During this pandemic I can't believe the state of the place. Some serious campsite owners have made so much sacrifice this year to be able to open safely, Bosworth is a slap in the face. As the campers behind and next to us I wish we could have depart earlier. Thankfully our following days in Wales made for this disappointment. I am surprise that Cool camping is mentioning and supporting this place. Don't bother
Aug 22, 2020 by Myriam

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