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General

  • Peaceful and remote park 15 minutes' drive from the coast at Southport
  • Under 10 minutes' drive from the market town of Ormskirk
  • Adventure play park, bar, restaurant and bowling

Secluded, well set up for kids and only a 15-minute drive from the fine sands and seaside town of Southport – sounds like a sure thing for a tiptop family holiday in England's north west.

Under 10 minutes' drive from the market town of Ormskirk, Shaw Hall is a family-oriented site among acres of countryside near the small west Lancashire village of Scarisbrick. It's within easy driving distance of the Martin Mere wetland centre for nature spotting, birdwatching, and canal boat tours, and a few miles from more of the same via canal rides (and cream teas) on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

As a family site, Shaw Hall is well set up for kids, with an adventure playground, a bowling green, pitch and putt, plenty of room to play, and air hockey and pool tables in the bar. A restaurant with beer garden and takeaway around for food and drink, kids' activities and evening entertainment a couple of times a week for grownups. (Please note that some entertainment may incur a charge.)

Among the amenities are an accessible sanitary block with toilets, hot showers and a parent and baby bathroom; a washing-up area and a launderette with washing machines and tumble dryers.

Bronze David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

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

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

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.

Some entertainment may incur a charge.


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7.5

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70% would recommend this site to a friend.

70% would stay here again.

 

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Not good enough. 22/02/2018

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

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice staff

    Disliked: 

    Toilets and showers were awful. In need of a good clean and a refurb. No hot water so had to find alternative options for a shower, not great.

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Pub but wasn't a full half off coke that I ... 21/02/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ricky G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pub but wasn't a full half off coke that I asked for

    Disliked: 

    Dog poo on pitch 3 piles which I had to clean up no barrier working that I had to pay £20 deposit for no showers and pitches small so wasn't able to put awning up so certainly not worth £30 a night would pay £20

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Very clean n very friendly madeup with site brilliant place 20/12/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Karen K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Luved it here everyone was very helpful n so friendly the couldnt do enough for us made us all very welcome we would recommend u to all r friends n family

    Disliked: 

    None nice location cant fault it

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Pleasant, quiet site close to Southport 14/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom richard_s280131 Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff, easy pitch with plenty of space - especially liked the playground which is one of the best we have come across. It's also very close to Southport.

    Disliked: 

    The toilet block is a little dated but it was clean and tidy - the site was quiet though. The electric tripped several times which is the first time we have really experienced that. The bar was unwelcoming (we had a young child with us and didn't feel comfortable). Not the fault of the staff at all though, more the regulars. The clubhouse is very dated inside - reminded us of a 1990s bowling alley!

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Will definitely go back, friendly staff and nice pitches. 02/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lynne N. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly campsite, lovely pub and really good playground. All pitches are serviced which is brill. Everyone is really lovely on the site, most of the site are statics but it didn't make us feel out of place.

    Disliked: 

    Toilets weren't really clean. Went in a morning and no toilet roll and dirty. The cleaner was more bothered about having a cigarette. The touring pitches did need a little TLC.

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Everything couldn’t do enough for us! The park & walks ... 31/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sally C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Everything couldn’t do enough for us! The park & walks was lovely, very quiet & peaceful at night. Enjoyed the Halloween entertainment in the bar...

    Disliked: 

    The toilet & shower blocks could do with updating that’s the only thing we disliked everything else was perfect.

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Was a great weekend the entertainment for Halloween night was ... 30/10/2017

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

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Was a great weekend the entertainment for Halloween night was fantastic would definitely recommend it.

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Dirty pitch, dirty facilities 29/10/2017

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

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nothing much

    Disliked: 

    The muddy pitch, the cold dirty toilet/shower facilities, the pub/restaurant shut at 10.00 the only night we used it and wasn’t serving food, the security barrier was up constantly for the majority of our stay.

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Friendly staff 24/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom nicola w. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The pub was ok

    Disliked: 

    The toilet and shower were not good not clean

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would visit againf 17/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jill_f147093 Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    friendly large site next to canal reasonably priced on site bar. the site has had mixed reviews particularly with regards the cleanliness of the facilities. we did find them to be a little dates but they were clean, basic and usable, certainly on a par with other sites we have used. There were some issues with them being clean but this is purely down to other users and not the site. we often find the same thing where there are a number of children on sites and the site does cater well for families.

    Disliked: 

    little updating needed.

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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

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

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • 155 Smithy Lane, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England, L40 8HJ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.5967°N 2.9107°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ormskirk Bus Station — 2.3 miles
Southport: Pontins Holiday Centre Coach Stop — 4.7 miles
Southport: Eastbank Street Coach Stop — 5.3 miles
Train stations
Bescar Lane Rail Station — 1.9 miles
New Lane Rail Station — 2.0 miles
Ormskirk Rail Station — 2.3 miles
Ferry ports
Liverpool Belfast Ferry Terminal Bootle — 11.3 miles
Seacombe Ferry Terminal — 13.6 miles
Liverpool Isle of Man & Dublin Terminal — 13.7 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 18.1 miles

Directions


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

You might want to get straight to the sands first from Shaw Hall, so pile the kids into the car and drive along to the seaside town of Southport, 10 to 15 minutes away, for its beach, botanic gardens and the famed (in some circles) lawnmower museum, the only such establishment in the country. You can also whirl around the fairground rides and attractions of Southport's amusement park, or have a promenade along the town's pier, where views stretch along the coast to Blackpool and north Wales.

Elsewhere around the region, have afternoon tea on a scenic 90-minute canal boat tour along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, departing three miles from the site in Halsall, or drift around Marine Lake via pedalo or motorboat rides, seven miles away next to the coast in Southport.

Four miles away is the Wetland and Wildlife Trust's Martin Mere reserve for birdwatching, wildlife spotting, boat rides and regular events including toddler days and nature ranger experiences. At nearby Ruff Wood, you can take the circular walk through 19 acres of mixed woodland filled with oak and silver birch trees.

A little further afield are the salt marshes and sandflats of the Ribble Estuary National Nature Reserve, home to more than 250,000 ducks, geese, swans and wading birds; redshanks, skylarks, meadow pipits and linnets during summer; and 16 species of wintering birds.

Climbing, abseiling, canoeing, kayaking, archery, rifle shooting, raft building and high ropes are all available within about half an hour's drive, at the big outdoor pursuits centre in Mawdesley.

Must see

  • WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre (2.5 miles)
  • Beacon Country Park (7.3 miles)
  • Camelot Theme Park (9.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Rufford Old Hall (4.9 miles)
  • Formby (7.4 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Shaw Hall cancellation policy

No penalties

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Pitches: a £20.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

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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
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
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.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Pitches
Pitches: a £20.00 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.

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.
Firearms are not permitted.

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

Some entertainment may incur a charge.

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