Kingsbury Waterpark Camping & Caravanning Site, Warwickshire

Nick Whelan from the Outwell Owners (Midlands) Facebook page reports back from this Midlands campsite gem.
After a short game of car Tetris (camping style) and with our new Outwell Smart Air Hornet XL packed, off we go on our short journey to Kingsbury Water Park Camping and Caravanning site...



Nick Whelan from the Outwell Owners (Midlands) Facebook page reports back from this Midlands campsite gem. 

After a short game of car Tetris (camping style) and with our new Outwell Smart Air Hornet XL packed, off we go on our short journey to Kingsbury Water Park Camping and Caravanning site. This serene hidden treasure of a campsite sits down a small country lane and over a narrow hump bridge. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside full of wildlife – this campsite will always remain a favourite for the Whelan Family. Situated in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands it is hard to believe when sat under the stars that you are just a few miles away from England's second largest city. 

THE SITE 
Upon arrival a warm welcome awaits all visitors to this mid-size Club site. It has 150 mainly flat serviced and non-serviced pitches. 

The shower blocks are immaculately clean with underfloor heating. Although not expected this was most welcome on those late night trips to the shower block. As a family with two small children the family bathroom area, complete with bathing facilities for little ones, was well used and much appreciated.

The reception area has a small supply of essential items such as bread, milk and plenty of ice creams for the children (and adults). 

The Local Farmers Market in Coleshill is a short car journey away and worth a visit if you want to stock up on those barbecue supplies. But should you like a night off from cooking, Friday evening welcomes the local chip shop van that always proves popular amongst campers.

The children's on-site play area will keep the young ones entertained and more adventures can be found at the Children's Activity Centre immediately opposite the campsite where, for a fee, older children can enjoy activities such as abseiling, climbing, canoeing and kayaking during weekdays and school holidays. 

It is worth noting the site is situated close to the M42 and can suffer from occasional road noise in the evening. I must stress this is minimal and should not spoil your time here. Also, if taking an additional car or being joined by any day visitors, the small site car park does not accommodate that many cars. However, there is a car park at Broomey Croft Children's Farm next door, although there will be a charge to park there. 

THE AREA
Kingsbury Water Park is a 600 acre country park with 15 lakes, outdoor activities, train rides, play grounds, gift shops and café so there is plenty to do straight from the tent. However, the surrounding area is also filled with things to see and do. 

• Tamworth Castle and grounds
• Drayton Manor Theme Park and Thomas Land
• Broomey Croft Children's Farm
• Aston Villa Football Club Training Ground (Bodymoor Heath) which is free and open to visitors daily.
• Bassetts Pole Car Boot (weekends only).
• Birmingham City Centre

EATING OUT
A short afternoon stroll along the famous Birmingham and Fazeley Canal brings you to the nearest Gastropub, The Dog & Doublet. Serving everything from home-made pies to the mighty mixed grill they have a good selection of food and local ales. 

DETAILS 
Kingsbury Water Park Camping and Caravanning Club Site
Bodymoor Heath Lane
Sutton Coldfield 
Warwickshire
B76 0DY
Web campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk
TEL: 01827 874101

FACILITIES
• Members and non-members welcome
• Dedicated disabled facilities
• Dishwashing Facilities
• Showers with underfloor heating
• Dedicated Family room with bathing facilities
• WiFi (small charge applies)
• Pets Welcome
• Small shop
• Children's play area
• Caters for larger tents

TOURIST INFORMATION
visitbirmingham.com  

Eat Local
There is a farmers market at Coleshill and the country park shop sells local crafts

DID YOU KNOW?
Kingsbury was a small hamlet until the 19th century and the main land owner was the former Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel.

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Scenic entrance to the Kingsbury Water Park campsite


3 Children can enjoy the campsite’s play area



4 Pitches are mainly flat and well drained



The Dog & Doublet is a great local pub



The pub backs onto the Birmingham & Fazeley canal



Activities at Kingsbury Water Park for adventurous kids



The Aston Villa training ground is open to visitors



Kingsbury site was fairly quiet during our visit