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General

  • 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.


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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • Lower Lacon Caravan Park, Soulton Road Wem, Shropshire, England, SY4 5RP
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.8640°N 2.7011°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Shrewsbury: Bus Station Raven Meadows — 10.8 miles
Nesscliffe (Shrops): Coach Stop — 11.2 miles
Ford (Shrops): A458 Coach Stop — 12.5 miles
Train stations
Wem Rail Station — 0.9 miles
Prees Rail Station — 2.5 miles
Yorton Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 38.9 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 33.4 miles

Directions


If you are using GPS, Lower Lacon Caravan Park post code will take you to the farm next door. Head south west on B5065 for 350 yards and you will find the park.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Lower Lacon Caravan Park is a mile from the village of Wem and less than ten miles from the Shropshire towns of Shrewsbury, Whitchurch and Ellesmere: ditch the car and use the decent local bus and train services if you don't fancy driving.

Stroll through the medieval shuts of Shrewsbury to reach its shops, ye olde pubs, abbey, castle and Theatre Severn; at Ellesmere, have more of a watery time with a punt on the Mere or Ellesmere Canal.

Whitchurch is walking territory: five tramping trails start from its Jubilee Park including the 139-mile Shropshire Way on its run to Wem in one direction and Ellesmere in the other. (Or start at Wem and wend your way north to Whitchurch on a first hike, then south to Shrewsbury on another.)

Shropshire's a pretty peaceful and uncrowded place, so take full advantage of a holiday here with a few placid pursuits too, like floats on the Shropshire Union and Llangollen canals or the River Severn, and a peer at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge, celebrating the Industrial Revolution and the work of Mr Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Must see

  • Darby Houses (Ironbridge) (17.6 miles)
  • Blists Hill Victorian Town (17.9 miles)
  • Ironbridge Gorge Museums (18.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Attingham Park (12.5 miles)
  • Attingham Park Estate: Cronkhill (13.5 miles)

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
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 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/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
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.
Items like fireworks, air or soft air guns, water guns or bloons, under 18's with knives are not permitted.
Quiet hours must be respected between midnight and 8am.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/03 and 15/11 (Weekends only in low season).
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.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 4 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
Pitches: a £10 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
Only park 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
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.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
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.

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