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Lower Lacon Caravan Park

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  • A mile from the town of Wem and less than ten from Shrewsbury
  • Outdoor swimming pool, two play areas, two bars, a café and takeaway
  • Animals, alpacas, pigs, goats, ducks, chickens and chipmunks on site

Atten-shun! Wem you're next pondering where next to pitch up in Shropshire, we'd like you to have a look at Lower Lacon Caravan Park, on the grounds of a World War II American army base a mere mile from the village of Wem.

Family-run as a caravan park since the early 1970s, Lower Lacon has a lovely – and almost accidental – chequered history as a camping site: its landscape was changed when the 'Mericans smothered most of the park in hardcore after sinking a bulldozer in the soil (Majorly careless), and the hardstanding pitches on the park today are the original concrete floors of Uncle Sam's Nissen huts.

Since getting the land back, the Shingler family has made sure that Lower Lacon has risen up the ranks to its shipshape look today as one of the biggest caravan parks in the region, with 52 acres, over 200 electric points, two loo and shower blocks, a fully-stocked shop with off-licence, two launderettes and an outdoor heated pool. A café and a takeaway have also been added to base to take care of mess essentials.

Small sorts have two play areas on site to march around, while all ranks and ages should enjoy the rest of the Lower Lacon drill: a crazy golf area to test shots at, wildlife to stalk all around, and a troupe of animals to meet including alpacas, chipmunks, pigs, kunekune pigs, pygmy goats, ducks and chickens.

And two more most saluteworthy ideas: a barn converted to a family bar for discos and live entertainment in summer, and the adults-only Windmill Lounge bar with a separate marquee for the kids. Majorly smart.

Open from 2 Jan to 30 Dec

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the campsite/park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds for late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Fouling must be cleaned up immediately.
We do not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

A motorbike can be brought instead of the car included.
All: access to the swimming pool is included in the rate.

All damages must be paid for.
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Entertainment and activities are available between 01/03 and 15/11.
Guests are asked to avoid any noise or nuisance that may disturb other clients.
Items like fireworks, air or soft air guns, water guns or bloons, under 18's with knives are not permitted.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The grocery shop is open between 02/01 and 23/12.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The restaurant is open between 01/03 and 15/11 (Weekends only in low season).
Total silence must be respected between midnight and 8am.

Group bookings of 4 or more units are not permitted via
No hen/stag parties permitted via
Occupancy cannot exceed the number stated on the booking form.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people are not permitted via

A £10 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass.
Dirty water, rubbish and any waste must be disposed of in the indicated areas.
Please be considerate of the natural surroundings, plants and trees. It is forbidden to put nails/tent pegs in trees and to cut any branches.
Please keep your pitch and the facilities tidy and clean.
The establishment is not liable for any damages to guests’ equipment. Guests must have civil liability insurance.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Only campsite guests are authorised to use the pool.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between End of May and Mid September (subject to weather conditions).

Reception is open from 8am to 8pm between 15/07 and 30/09.
Reception is open from 9am to 6pm between 01/10 and 14/07.

Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Children must be supervised by their parents at all times.
Fire extinguishers and first aid kits are available on site.
No rough or disturbing games are allowed at the campsite.
Open fires are prohibited and any electric appliances used on site must not be faulty.

This area is not subject to city tax.

Commercial vehicles are not permitted on site.
The speed limit is 5mph.

Hosts are responsible for their behaviour.
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms
Reception is unmanned after 6pm (open until 10pm in summer holidays) but there is a 24 hour warden so please call using the number in the confirmation email before 6pm, or call the 24 hour warden phone number that is by the shop door on arrival.

We do allow fire logs and pre-packaged wood plus gas or charcoal barbecues on site but we don't allow the burning of rubbish or wood taken from our woods. This is due to acrid and possible poisonous smoke plus the damage to our trees.

No commercial vehicles will be allowed onto the park; this includes sign written cars and non-sign written commercial-style and commercial vehicles. Anyone trying to enter the park will be asked to leave. Leaving your vehicle in the car park is also prohibited. We allow full-glassed and half-glassed with four or more seats.

After 10pm, children under 18 are not allowed unaccompanied anywhere on the park. This includes J.A.K.K.S. barn. They must be supervised by their own parents or legal guardian.