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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.

Bronze David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

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

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.

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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7.4

Overall rating based on 210 reviews

 

69% would recommend this site to a friend.

70% would stay here again.

 

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Nice site recommend you take a portaloo. 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom christopher R. Confirmed

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

    Situation of the site,and friendly staff.

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    Toilets and showers were not cleaned often enough and my partner and myself were discussed at the state they were in.

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Nice big play area for kids. Overall Cheap site. Pub ... 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom charlotte c. Confirmed

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

    Nice big play area for kids. Overall Cheap site. Pub on site. Quiet. Beautiful beaches close by.

    Disliked: 

    Toilets were blocked alot although were cleaned out and fixed everyday.

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Lovely stay, kids had a great time. Toilets weren’t very ... 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Chris S. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely stay, kids had a great time. Toilets weren’t very clean, but this didn’t spoil the stay. Pitched up next to friends, would stay agaon

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Overall good stay. Would stay again but facilities need a good clean. 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom rebecca_r150771 Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Nice friendly site in a good location. Staff were great and Tommy couldn’t do enough always out and about on the site.

    Disliked: 

    Dirty toilets and shower blocks.

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excellent site, clean, lovely staff 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lauren T. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Friendly helpful staff good facilities

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Friendly staff will use again 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul S. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Clean and tidy quite peaceful

    Disliked: 

    Toilets were dirty

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cracking little site, kids loved it and will be booking ... 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom john k. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    cracking little site, kids loved it and will be booking again for a few more visits

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Good site but overcrowded 07/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lauren D. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Campsite and shower area was clean, staff were friendly and helpful.

    Disliked: 

    We had booked for two nights but only stayed for one as the site was overcrowded and people where smoking cannabis around young children acting anti social so we had to leave early.

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Overly cramped camping field, blocked toilets & very noisy at night. 07/05/2018

rachel_s127334 Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    We liked the bacon sandwiches in the shop/cafe, which were cooked fresh each morning.
    The man who drove the tractor was very helpful and friendly, and couldn't do enough for you.
    There lovely picturesque walks along the canal.

    In the daytime, when most of the campers were still asleep from their night out before, the campsite and static home area was lovely and peaceful.

    Disliked: 

    There were no allocated pitches, so it was a free for all. There were approx 70 tents squashed into a small field. You were camped almost on top of each other. Within 3 minutes of arriving, our car got bogged in, in the mud, because the ground was too soft. Fortunately, we were rescued by the friendly tractor driver.
    Quiet time was supposed to be from 11.30pm, but this rule was disregarded and there was loud music from car stereo's, and people shouting and making lots of noise until 3am. Also, several people had their car stereo's on during the day, so there was lots of really loud music, all of the time.
    I know that the campsite can't vet who they have come to stay, but with quiet time not being enforced, there was gangs of children running wild until 11pm.
    The toilets, although cleaned daily, need to be inspected more frequently, because there was a point when 5 out of the 6 ladies toilets were blocked, the floor was muddy with soggy loo roll scattered across the floor, and the toilets weren't cleaned until about 9am the following morning. The 2 porta loos in the camp field were also disgusting.

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We had an excellent time at shaw Hall. The park ... 07/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom joanne b. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We had an excellent time at shaw Hall. The park itself is beautiful well maintained and very clean and very tidy. There is a lovely therapeutic walk down the canal when you can go fishing and view the barges. All the staff were very friendly especially the owner who went out of his way to chat to people and make conversation. The kids loved the park and made lots of new friends and went off exploring for most of the weekend, we hardly saw them, and we also met some lovely people while camping to and had a really good laugh. The atmosphere on the camp site was very calm and relaxing, we couldn’t of picked a better place to spend the weekend. The pub is a brilliant little pub not over priced at all and the food was lovely. The shower rooms were clean and tidy and had nice hot showers. We will definitely without a doubt be going back next school holidays.

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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 BST (GMT+01:00)   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.

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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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