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Shaw Hall

7.7

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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 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.

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7.7

Overall rating based on 311 reviews

 

76% would recommend this site to a friend.

76% would stay here again.

 

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Clean and friendly people 02/11/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Debbie B. Confirmed

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

    It was beautiful and quiet, the people were so friendly, I would recommend staying there anytime, we’re going again next year 😁

    Disliked: 

    Mmm nothing it was all good

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Lovely well maintained site, excellent pitches. 25/10/2018

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

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

    Lovely and quiet. Nice park for kids, easy access for walks along the canal. All facilities close at hand. Showers, toilets if required were nice and clean. 5 minutes drive from Southport.

    Disliked: 

    Little shop on site never seemed to be open, but as we drive it wasn’t a problem to us. Teenager wasn’t happy as there was no WIFI.

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Nice friendly site, toilets need to be moved away from bin area 12/09/2018

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  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
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Everything was as stated excellent site 03/09/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Brilliant and even got to choose our own pitch

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Overall nice site and will be visiting again 04/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Amanda O. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly staff, plenty of space on the field so very comfortable stay, and dog friendly, grounds well kept.

    Disliked: 

    Distance to shower blocks and shower blocks could be a little cleaner

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quiet clean club house childrens play park 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    quiet clean club house childrens play park

    Disliked: 

    toilets not cleaned NO TOILET PAPER ALL WEEKEND

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Not a very good site and needs to address cleanliness issues 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jill S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Children loved play area

    Disliked: 

    No toilet roll in toilets when asked reception was this normal yes it was as the children were blocking sinks and toilets. So you can ask at reception for some ?!!!! No signs to inform of this. Surely Iam paying for facilities. Washrooms dirty. Very slow poor service at the bar.

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Was geared up for caravans/statics, campers an afterthought 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom paul d. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location

    Disliked: 

    No hot water to wash dishes,

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Good site with lots of space and decent pub 02/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Chris W. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Big field in which to pitch-up
    Good pub on site. Also has entertainment on in busy periods
    Large children's playground
    Toilet/Shower facilities clean
    Only 15 min drive to Southport

    Disliked: 

    No running hot water in the dish washing sinks for some reason

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No hot water 1 day. No lights 2 nights. No toilet roll ever. Dirty!!!! 02/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Zoe W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Disliked: 

    Toilet block

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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, 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.

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

Balance refunds: 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.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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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.

Due to the recent dry weather, no fires will be allowed until further notice.

Pennants will be issued as confirmation of payment. A £10 cash deposit will be required on checking in which will be refunded on leaving when the pennant is returned.

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