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General

  • Well-kept, landscaped pitch and wigwam park on the edge of Croston
  • Set out in green meadows with a well-tended garden and play area
  • Excellent location and surrounded by traditional pubs/restaurants

Score! Royal Umpire Caravan Park at Leyland in Lancashire hits quite a few goals if you're looking for a holiday park in England's north-west that's close to the sands at Southport, and within easy reach of ringing the tills/partying in Preston or lighting up the kids' faces in Blackpool.

It's rather ace on site too at this neatly kept and prettily set out park, with peaceful green meadows and a sunken garden to sink into with a book and a cuppa. There's a mini football pitch for mini Ronaldos (there might be quite a few of these given the park's location near Liverpool and Manchester), and a well-equipped play area with a soft wood bark surface, swings, slides and a climbing frame if the kids want to make a bit of a racket. The shower blocks are centrally heated and have free hot water, baby changing and disabled access.

Several reasonably-priced and family-friendly pubs and restaurants are in the area: check out the Highfield, serving breakfast from 8 until 11am, two-for-one deals on mains and a Sunday carvery; the Wheatsheaf, with an excellent range of real ales (hurrah!), freshly prepared meals and events (quiz night on Tuesdays, live music on Saturdays and karaoke once a month); the Bangladeshi restaurant Panshi and the Italian restaurant Fresco Fresco.

Dogs will find Royal Umpire right in their league too, as it's dog-friendly and has a big area set aside for canine constitutionals – result.

This site is a member of Harrison Leisure UK group.
Silver David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

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


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8.8

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89% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

 

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Highly Recommend. Excellent site! 15/01/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Elaine L. Confirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch (2 adults and 3 children, superior)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We love this site. Quiet and peaceful, friendly staff, an ideal getaway for us at the weekend. Perfect pitches, toilet/ shower blocks are spotlessly clean and warm. Lovely pub just across the road serving fab food. What more do you need. We plan to visit Royal Umpire regularly.

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Dear Guest

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us here at Royal Umpire, found your stay quiet and peaceful, facilities clean and warm, staff friendly and liked the local pub just over the road
Thank you for your lovely review
We hope to see you again
Kind regards
R.Rust

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Very clean and peaceful site, the pub at the end ... 15/01/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Susan H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch (2 adults and 3 children, superior)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very clean and peaceful site, the pub at the end with play area was very good, wash rooms very clean

    Disliked: 

    None

From the manager...

Dear Guest
Thank you for your review we are happy to hear you found our site peaceful and clean overall and liked the local pub and what it had to offer
We hope to see you again
Kind regards
R.Rust

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Great site with helpful staff and good facilities. 03/01/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom robert_d224870 Confirmed

  • Classic electric gravel touring pitch (2 adults and 3 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Helpful staff on arrival. Map of site with your numbered plot marked on it. Shower and toilets clean and piped music into the facilities is a nice touch. Pub for good meals just across the road. On site warden for out of hours is helpful.

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From the manager...

Dear Guest
Thank you for your lovely review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, found our staff helpful, liked out facilities and the local pub
We hope to see you again
Kind regards
R.Rust

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Great stay here large pitches and clean site no problems ... 02/01/2018

keith_w395086 Mobile phone icon

  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great stay here large pitches and clean site no problems at all apart from the weather but stayed through Christmas until new year . Friendly people pleasant stay nice local pubs all within walking distance 10 out of 10 and will stay here when the weather better

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Dear Guest
We are happy to hear your enjoyed your stay with us here at Royal Umpire, liked our pitches found everyone friendly and liked what facilities were local to the park.
Thank you for your review
We hope to see you again
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R.Rust

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Lovely site for couple of nights 31/12/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Carol L. Confirmed

  • Classic electric gravel touring pitch (2 adults and 3 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly reception staff and welcome pack. Well stocked shop and fresh eggs. Nice size pitches site clean and tidy. Three pubs in walking distance. Toilet block clean and spacious. Pitches level

    Disliked: 

    Could not control water in showers and tiling in showers and general appearance of showers a bit grubby(( not due to cleaning just general wear and tear)) dog walking enclosure very poor and very small square area and laid with gravel .

From the manager...

Dear Guest
Thank you for your review we are happy to hear you found our staff friendly, liked our small essential shop, welcome pack, pitches and what the surrounding area had to offer. We are looking at making plans to develop and update certain areas of the park over the next 1/2 years we will Put these points forward to management.
We hope to see you again
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R.Rust

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The staff were very friendly and helpful. Facilities clean. 05/12/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lynda H. Confirmed

  • Classic electric gravel touring pitch (2 adults and 3 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The staff were very friendly and helpful.
    Facilities clean.

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From the manager...

Dear Guest
We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us here at Royal Umpire, found our staff friendly and facilities clean
Thank you for your lovely review
We hope to see you again
Kind regards
R.Rust

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Shower block nice and clean plenty of hot water. children's ... 07/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom lynne b. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch (2 adults and 3 children, superior)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Shower block nice and clean plenty of hot water. children's park looked nice site well maintained

    Disliked: 

    Bus ride to Preston haha

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Dear Guest
We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, found our facilities clean and site well maintained
Thank you for your review
We hope to see you again
Kind regards
R.Rust

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Nice clean site we'll set out. 04/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Susan B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch (2 adults and 3 children, superior)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice clean site we'll set out.

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From the manager...

Dear Guest
We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, found our site clean and well set out.
Thank you for your review
We do hope to see you again
Kind regards
R.Rust

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would stay again. good site. 02/11/2017

wesley_o Confirmed

  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    nice quiet peaceful site at this time of year. toilets and shower block kept very clean. good park for kids. classic pitches fine no issues. Kids loved the chickens roaming round the site

    Disliked: 

    not a complaint but we arrived in the dark and would of been nice if we had a map included in the welcome pack so I knew where things were like water etc rather than walking around in the dark. Maybe an idea to include a small map of site in pack / envelope.

From the manager...

Dear Guest
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us here at Royal Umpire, found our site quiet and facilities clean. All check in through reception usually get a welcome pack and an A3 map showing them where to go, we are not to sure why on this occasion a map was not provided, our wardens if you were a late arrival do have an A4 map as well we will make sure we have those in place as well to hand out. Apologies for any inconvenience upon arrival.
Thank you for your review
We do hope to see you again
Kind regards
R.Rust

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Nice clean at time of visit but it was quite empty. 01/11/2017

joeegg52 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    All the extras heater,utensils,tea towel,toaster,fridge,microwave.

    Disliked: 

    Could maybe add a shelf under utensils shelf for any food items brought,tins.Maybe a light switch at top of bed,crawling out of bed to seitch of.The draft excluder round the door worn and wind come through,door trim on bottom of door worn so let rain in when wind blowing towards door.Towel placed on floor..music 24/7 in toilet/shower block annoying.

From the manager...

Dear Guest
We are happy to hear your liked how our pods were kitted out within the kitchen area and the heater.
We are looking at getting different types of pods for the future so more shelving or storage could be something we can possibly look at. We have had our cleaners take a look at the door area, items such as drafts excluders/doors matts etc. are something which we replace through the out the year we have ordered some more to replace so this.
Thank you for your review
We do hope to see you again
Kind regards
R.Rust

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Outdoor swimming pool

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Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

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

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Location

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  • Southport Road, Croston Leyland, Lancashire, England, PR26 9JB
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.6640°N 2.7509°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Chorley Interchange — 5.1 miles
Preston Bus Station — 7.1 miles
Freckleton Coach Stop — 7.9 miles
Train stations
Croston Rail Station — 1.1 miles
Rufford Rail Station — 3.1 miles
Euxton Balshaw Lane Rail Station — 3.2 miles
Ferry ports
Liverpool Belfast Ferry Terminal Bootle — 18.5 miles
Liverpool Isle of Man & Dublin Terminal — 20.5 miles
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 20.6 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 23.0 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 2 — 28.3 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 1 — 28.7 miles

Directions


From the M6 south:
Come off the M6 at Junction 27. Up the slip road turn left and immediately move to the right hand lane, turn right towards Chorley, Eccleston. Stay on this road for about 15 minutes (mind speed camera as they are active). You will eventually pass a Citroen garage on your right. Go over the bridge and follow road A581 Croston/Southport to the left. At the end of this road turn left. We are on the right, just after Leyland Garden Centre (approximately half mile).

From the M6 north:
Leave the M6 at Junction 28. Down the slip road turn right at the traffic lights. Turn right at the next traffic light into A49 (opposite Hayrick pub). Stay on the A49 until you come to a mini island and go straight across. At next mini island, turn right onto the A581 signposted Southport, Euxton Mills Pub. Follow this road for a couple of miles and we are on the right, just after Leyland Garden Centre.

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

Royal Umpire Caravan Park's location is right on the ball if you're game for exploring the north-west: it's easy to get to all the region's main towns and cities from here as well as the Lancashire coast just to the west and the Forest of Bowland to the north-east.

Manchester, Liverpool and Blackpool don't need much of an intro from us and should probably have at least a day/night out spent in each, as should Preston, which includes the biggest gallery space in Lancashire at the Preston Free Public Library, and Bolton, found by boffins to be England's friendliest town.

Back at base, Croston is a comely, and quirky, little village: they celebrate Bastille Day here every 14 July, for example – ooh la la. Eat/drink your way around town or, for more substantial shopping, take your readies to the five floors of the Botany Bay Mill in Chorley. Cedar Farm at Mawdesley sells crafts, clothing and gifts and has a monthly farmers' market.

If the kids need mollifying after a morning at the shops, take them to Worden Park in Leyland to let off steam: it has open meadows, mature woodlands and a hedge maze to run around in, a miniature railway, nine-hole golf course and lots of wildlife to see.

Must see

  • Camelot Theme Park (3.1 miles)
  • WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre (5.5 miles)
  • Forest of Bowland (6.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Rufford Old Hall (3.1 miles)
  • Formby (15.3 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

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

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Reception is unmanned after 5pm. If arriving out of office times there will be a warden on call to check you in. His number can be found on the reception window.

Royal Umpire Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 12 weeks of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

Modifications are subject to a £5.00 fee.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Royal Umpire Caravan Park will debit the full amount from your card immediately. This includes a 15% non-refundable deposit.

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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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £5.00 fee.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 a.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £50.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 01/01 and 31/12.

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

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

Please note, rate includes up to 2 adults and 3 children. Occupancy cannot exceed this number with no exceptions made. Additional adults must book a separate pitch.

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