Just a few tips if it's a last-minute getaway, or there are a few provisions you need to pick up on your way.
If you're anything like us you'll think you have packed everything you need for your break - then on your way you'll remember that the chicken is still in the fridge and the dog food has been left behind!
You're likely to be driving past either Oakham or Melton Mowbray, both towns are well provided with supermarkets but some have limited parking and tight access, so please have a read of the below.
If you need caravan or motorhome spares, then Melton Mowbray has a great little stop-off but it's tricky parking close-by. (If you've forgotten basics like a hook-up cable, hose pipe etc then we'll usually have something we can lend you. Give us a ring to make sure)
We generally have plenty of fresh milk, eggs, sweets and snacks in the campsite shop, and don't forget that there is a great village store selling food & essentials (including alcohol) - open 'til 7pm on weekdays and 2pm on Sunday.
Supermarkets in Melton Mowbray
Either Sainsburys or Tesco are your best choices if you have a caravan or motorhome. If you are in a campervan then Aldi is a good bet:
Good size car park usually with plenty of spaces
Open 'til 10 on weekdays
Situated on the A606 to the North of Melton Mowbray centre
Traffic-light controlled entrance and exit (so easy right turn)
Situated on the A607 to the North of Melton Mowbray centre (It's quite difficult to spot you'll find it where the speed changes from 40 to 30MPH as you enter Melton Mowbray on the A607 from the North.
Address: Thorpe Road, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1SQ
Good size car park which is often quiet. It's worth a try if you are travelling North on the A606. The traffic aisles are very wide and the parking spaces pretty big.
Open 'til 10 on weekdays.
Situated on the A606 to the South of Melton Mowbray centre
The right turn out of the carpark (to continue on your way to Greendale) can be a nuisance as it's a busy road.
Address: Leicester Road, Melton Mowbray, LE13 0DA
Supermarkets in Oakham
The Co-op is your best bet if you have a caravan or motorhome as it has a huge car park and fuel station. Tesco is tricky to get to in the centre of town and the small carpark is always very busy and has titchy parking spaces. Aldi is worth a try, though the carpark is small and often very busy. There is a M&S at the filling station next to Aldi too, It's expensive but OK for essentials.
Good size car park which is often quiet and has has plenty of space for larger units.
Open 'til 9 on weekdays.
Fuel is available.
Situated on Burley Road (B668) just off the A606 Oakham bypass.
Easy to get in and out.
Address:Burley Road, Oakham LE15 7AA
Smallish car park which is often busy so can be tricky for larger units. There is an HGV layby on the approach road which may have a space or two.
PLEASE SEE OUR DIRECTIONS PAGE - DON'T USE YOUR SATNAV FOR THE LAST PART OF YOUR JOURNEY.
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