Riddings Wood log cabin review: A Christmas break we all need

When looking for a way we could all get away to let our hair down, this UK weekend break is perfect.

Riddings Wood Holiday Park is the kind of place you want to visit to feel home away from home- and what better way to do it than with the girls you have grown up with.

My friends and I try to do trips like this every couple of months (mainly to get away from the kids and have some girl time), and it is the best refresher.

The park has 26 hard standing pitches – 10 Fully serviced, including water and a grey waste point and 16 standard hard standing pitches, both with 16 Amp electric meters.

These are pre-loaded with £6 electric per night for the duration of stay and units using more than this can purchase additional electricity from the office on site.

Riddings Wood Holiday Park

Riddings Wood offers the best of both worlds, being peacefully located in the countryside but with quick and easy access from the park to Derby, Nottingham and Mansfield.

Here is what we got up to and everything you need to know about this lovely park.

Just a short distance from the Peak District, the park is the perfect location for exploring- so we enjoyed a night of catching up once we dumped our bags and having a couple of drinks, then the next day we arranged to go and visit the local Heights of Abraham site.

Riddings Wood Holiday Park

Of course, one of the first things we all did was enjoy the hot tub- what a great little addition to the cabin- situated in a hut just outside each cabin we could sit, chill and enjoy the outdoors with a glass of bubbles.

The great thing about the log cabins are they are extremely cosy, BUT on the flipside of this, make sure that you don’t take too much luggage as space is pretty limited for anything more than a bag/ hand luggage size case each.

The lounge area was so spacious, nice enough kitchen with everything we needed and the sleeping situation was great for the 6 of us.

And let’s face it, as long as those things are covered- anything else is a bonus!

We loved the outdoor seating area too, and hopefully we weren’t too rowdy for our neighbouring lodgers (we tried to keep the noise as minimal as possible but as already stated, this was a mums on the loose kind of weekend!)

The verdict

Other than the space being slightly limited- there is not much bad to say about the cabins and what they have to offer.

If it’s just a getaway you are after and you don’t need to be entertained as such with too much activity nearby then this is a great mini break.

We decided on doing the heights of Abraham tour for a laugh and to get outdoors (and in the old mines) but apart from that we just out our feet up, went out for some food and just relaxed.

I would say that the break on a whole was a 4/5 rating just because of the location and we struggled to find nice pub food in the area which we wanted to book without going too far- other than that the stay was amazing and we would certainly book it again.

Take a look here on the Booking.com website and see if this is somewhere you would potentially book with loved ones.

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