Campsite Reviews

Bainland Country Park

For my first night of motorhome ownership I thought it a good idea to stop somewhere close to the dealer and somewhere with all the facilities just in case something didn’t work or I’d forgotten something from the pre delivery inspection hours earlier. I’d driven to collect the motorhome in my Toyota Estima and my ex girlfriend Jen had offered to join me for the trip to help by driving the Toyota back to London.

The campsite that appealed to me when I googled ‘Lincolnshire Campsites’ was Bainland Country Park in Woodhall Spa. I’d decided to go for their super pitch which gave me an electrical hookup point, water point and drainage and cost £19.00 for two adults. Jen and I arrived late afternoon, checked in and then headed out in the Toyota to get something to eat. Following a recommendation from Guy in the local petrol station we decided to eat at a Chinese restaurant called King’s Treasure in Horncastle. We then headed back to Bainland Country Park, watched a DVD on the laptop and then went to bed, Jen sleeping on the pull down double bed and me sleeping on the converted dinette bed.

Bainland Country Park – The Facilities

The park has indoor swimming pool, bistro restaurant, arcade, putting green, crazy golf, trampolines and much more to keep people of all ages occupied. There is even an 18 hole golf course next door! As well as pitches for tourers and tents there are also lodges and chalets. Close to Bainland Country Park is an interesting looking cinema called Kinema in the woods which we did not have time to visit but I would like to one day. The site is also one of the Go Active sites featured on the Hoseasons website which offer a number of activities such as Archery, Fencing, Waterwalkerz and BodyZorbs. For youngsters they offer Wild Wild West, Pirates Paradise and Robin Hood Jrs.

Bainland Country Park also offers an entertainment programme that includes pub quizzes, bingo, disco / karaoke and movie nights. In the high season they have live singers and children’s entertainers.

In the morning we pulled back the blinds to find we’d had snow overnight. Jen, being Australian still has a childlike fascination about snow and could not wait to get outside to take a few photos to send some. Normally I also love the snow but after the amount we’ve had this winter I’m quite frankly bored of it now!

Snow at Bainland Country Park
Snow at Bainland Country Park

Since this site had a modern looking heated shower block there seemed little point in using the shower in the motorhome. I found the gents toilet block to be first rate. The shower cubicles were large, there was plenty of space for clothes and a number of hooks and most importantly the water was lovely and hot. Jen was less complimentary about the ladies block, apparently it contained a motion sensor that controlled the lights which would go off every minute and no amount of arm waving seemed to turn them on again.

Gents shower at Bainland Country Park
Example of Gents shower at Bainland Country Park

Bainland Country Park – Summary

All in all I found it a good value place to spend my first night in the motorhome. With a large number of activities and entertainment aimed at all age groups it is likely to appeal especially to families in the high season. I’m not a regular visitor to Lincolnshire so I’m not sure if I will get a chance to stay at Bainland Country Park again.

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  1. Hi Gary

    Great website name and a really well worked out site.

    As you write more a style will come and you will be able to make everything more entertaining.

    Sounds like you had a number of different pictures you could have put up. Not sure a picture of the gents was the best one to go for.

    In the Gallery part I think you should make it clear that YOU took all those great photos.

    Hope this is the start of a very happy adventure for you.

    Best regards

    Chris Andrews

  2. Hi Chris,

    Thanks for the comment! Agree the shower photo not of interest to people who like photos but I intend to have lots of campsite reviews over time and other motorhomers might be interested in seeing what the facilities are like.

    Have spent a few nights on the site in Chertsey which is close to you. In South Wales this weekend but happy to meet up one day next week if you are free.



  3. Hi.
    Good to see you are out and about now. Looking at your picture of the snow covered van, you may have checked this out, but exterior window blinds are by far the best motor homing thing we have bought second to the van. From Taylormade Blinds,(click on the tag in our blog and they are really nice people) they keep us so snug in the winter, it was -8 when we were in Edinburgh and you don’t get condensation on the inside of the windscreen and side cab windows. In the summer they help keep the inside cooler.They were £150 incl storage bag. Waiting for the set to fit our new van to arrive next week.

    Happy Camping!

    Mike and Anneli

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