Hatfield site is a tent peg above the rest

Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre
Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre
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A campsite by an outdoor activity centre in Doncaster is pitch-perfect, judging by how many people choose to stay there.

The Hatfield campsite has been named the top-selling holiday site in South Yorkshire for 2016 by outdoor accommodation specialist, Pitchup.com.

It is shown to have led the way for visitors to South Yorkshire in 2016, bringing an impressive 641 bookings to the region, 1065 per cent ahead of its nearest regional competitor.

These figures were compiled from Pitchup.com’s bookings for 2,600 camping and caravan sites across 34 countries worldwide. Early bookings show Hatfield is likely to maintain its popularity this year,

Just 10 minutes’ walk from the old town of Hatfield, the Outdoor Activity Centre and Campsite offers both land and water-based pursuits that include canoeing, kayaking, climbing, cycling trails and fishing.

Nearby are old town restaurants, mini markets and bakeries. The site offers a spread out range of grass and motorhome pitches with optional electric hook-up, and has facilities such as playgrounds, party areas, shower blocks and washing-up areas.

Dan Yates, founder of Pitchup.com, said: “South Yorkshire attracted 3.5 million searches by our customers in 2016 and is a very strong destination.

“This campsite is ideally geared towards lovers of outdoor pursuits and activities, which is undoubtedly why it has come up top among our users.”

One typical reviewer of Hatfield’s campsite said: ‘It was a lovely, clean site and staff were very helpful and welcoming. We will definitely return as the activities are great too!”