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Riverside Holiday Park

7.2
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General

  • Close to the beaches and dunes of Southport
  • Within easy reach of Liverpool and Blackpool; bus outside to Southport
  • Indoor heated pool with pool, licensed shop and 80 acres to wander

If you want to get to the beach from Riverside Holiday Park in Merseyside, just jump on the bus... Directly in front of the park is a bus stop with a daily half hour service straight into Southport – step off bus, find sands and sand dunes, spread blanket on sand, sorted. (You might also like to hear about the very lengthy pier at Southport too.)

And if you want to get to the museums and nightlife from Riverside Holiday Park, also jump on the bus: just across the road from the park is another bus stop with well-priced day tickets to the sights of Liverpool – step off bus, find museums, find nice old pub, sorted.

For the days mooching about on site in between beach bathing and city sightseeing, Riverside has 80 acres to wander over as well as a stream of facilities to investigate: a heated indoor pool with spa open from March to November; fishing on site (bring your rod licence); and the Riverside Bar and Cafe from which to contentedly contemplate the countryside.

There's also an modern play area for the kids (plus plenty of places for them to run around), a licensed shop, a launderette and a large area for exercising dogs. The toilet and shower blocks are centrally heated with free hot water, disabled facilities and baby changing.

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

Please note

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.


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7.2

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72% would recommend this site to a friend.

72% would stay here again.

 

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DUMP. The touring site needs a visit from Health and Safety Exec. 23/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Marjorie A. Confirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Getting a full refund after complaining about the disgusting and hazardous state of the touring pitches.

    Disliked: 

    No lighting at night (dangerous) Waterlogged pitches. Filthy facilities. Heavy plant and machinery travelling between caravans at 7.30am. Roads between vans potholed and mud covered. Staff not interested.

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We will rebook in the near future. 19/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Brian A. Confirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff,dog exercise area,cafe,regular bus route at camp entrance.

    Disliked: 

    Toilet block needs updating although kept very clean.

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Lovely site with clean facilities and friendly stafg 11/09/2017

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

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Loved everything about this site. Staff are brilliant, pool was good and park is lovely.

    Disliked: 

    Only take card payments in the cafe

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Booked holiday for bank holiday weekend the lodge was beautiful ... 08/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tony G. Confirmed

  • Gold 2 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Booked holiday for bank holiday weekend the lodge was beautiful the people were friendly and staff were very helpful would defenatly stay there again.

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Liked the caravan site 03/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jon H. Confirmed

  • Platinum 2 bedroom static caravan
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    Liked the caravan site

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Overall liked it and will probably be back some day 30/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom geraint_o299349 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good park,water park food was ok what we had

    Disliked: 

    Pitches a little to close together couldn't let the children go off at all around the pitch as cars in and out all the time

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Location was nice and spacious. Playgound good. Good collateral when ... 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stewart M. Confirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location was nice and spacious. Playgound good. Good collateral when we arrived. High tech setup. Water and electricity well situated

    Disliked: 

    Lots of building work (not that it was noisy). Gave the impression of the pool being kind of an open deal, but was more structured and needed slots booking.

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Bring plenty of bottled water! 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Robin F. Confirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Reception check in and the security gate worked well, giving us a site map and bus timetables.

    The Children's play area and pool looked new and was very busy.

    Motorhome/caravan/camping pitches are quite a way from the reception and club so it was quiet in the evening

    The bus stop is right outside the Park gates

    Disliked: 

    Toilets and Showers: Not clean, and we could not use them. There was graffiti on the walls, rubbish everywhere and no sign of any cleaners over the 3 days.
    The pitches were next to a building site, metal fences and diggers were the views we had.
    The water supplied from the pitch tap was not good, undrinkable and had to be boiled before we could use it.
    There is a club/bar which looked dated, but very busy being bank holiday time.
    No Wi-Fi on the Park at all.

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Very good site shame everything is done to suit static caravans 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Robert U. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    New park and outdoor water park

    Disliked: 

    Toilets not clean showers only cold water Shed were you clean toilets absolutely disgusting

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It's location to southport & formby could be a good ... 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Chris A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    It's location to southport & formby could be a good site it just felt dirty

    Disliked: 

    Toilets disgusting & not very clean
    Old fashioned unmodern, very noisy at night teenagers running around till late, other tourers staying up late drinking in to the night, will definitely not going back to this site.

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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

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Leave the car at home

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports 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)

Location

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  • Southport New Road Southport, Merseyside, England, PR9 8DF
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.6671°N 2.9012°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Southport: Eastbank Street Coach Stop — 4.6 miles
Southport: Pontins Holiday Centre Coach Stop — 5.3 miles
Lytham: Central Beach Coach Stop — 5.4 miles
Train stations
Bescar Lane Rail Station — 3.0 miles
Meols Cop Rail Station — 3.4 miles
New Lane Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Ferry ports
Liverpool Belfast Ferry Terminal Bootle — 16.0 miles
Seacombe Ferry Terminal — 18.4 miles
Liverpool Isle of Man & Dublin Terminal — 18.5 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 22.9 miles

Directions


From the north
Travelling down the M6, leave at Junction 32 to join the M55. Immediately keep left then at the roundabout take the first exit onto the A6 signposted Preston. At the traffic signals, turn right onto the A5085, at the following traffic signals turn left onto Woodplumpton Road (signposted Town centre). At the next set of traffic signals, turn left onto Tulketh Brow B6241 (signposted Town centre) and then at the next set of traffic signals turn right onto Water Lane A583.

When you reach the next traffic signals bear left onto the A5072 signposted Liverpool, Southport and at traffic signals bear right (signposted Liverpool A59, Southport) and turn left onto the A59. Remaining on the A59 at first roundabout take the first exit, at the second roundabout take the second exit, at the third roundabout take the third exit and at the fourth roundabout take the second exit. At traffic signals continue forward onto the A565 signposted Southport and at roundabout take the second exit. We are approximately 0.75 miles on the left.

From the south
Travelling up the M6, exit at Junction 27. At the roundabout take the first exit on to the A5209 signposted Parbold. Continue forward on the A5209 over 3 mini roundabouts; at the main roundabout take the second exit on to the A5209 signposted Burscough. At the Ring O' Bells continue forward on to the A5209 signposted Burscough.

At the mini roundabout turn right on to Junction Lane B5241 signposted Preston, Burscough. At the traffic signals turn right on to the A59; continue forward on the A59 over 2 mini roundabouts. At the next traffic signals, turn left on to the A565 signposted Southport and at the roundabout take the second exit on to the A565 signposted Southport. We are approximately 0.75 miles on the left.

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

The Victorian town of Southport has been one of the most popular seaside destinations in the UK since the times of Queen Vic, when the population decided seaside holidays in the region were the way to go.

Highlights include the smashing sand dunes, which roll out all the way between Birkdale and Woodvale to the south – part of the dunes are a National Nature Reserve and the keen-eyed should see sand lizards and Natterjack toads.

In town, take a promenade or tram ride along Southport Pier, one of the longest in the country, then wander regally around the shops of tree-lined Lord Street – and did you know that Napoleon 3 once lived here...?

Southport's lovely Victoria Park is the venue of both the Southport Flower Show and the intriguing-sounding British Musical Fireworks Championships: if you're not around in August (for flowers) or October (for fireworks), roll along to the two bowling greens or the picnic spots aplenty. If it's a family theme you're after, you can go bowling, spend the day at Splash World or visit the theme park Pleasure Land and its rides to suit all ages.

Golfers go here too: Southport is the centre of England's 'Golf Coast' and home of Royal Birkdale Golf Club, once host to the Open Championship – several other courses are within 15 minutes' drive of town, so bring your clubs.

The Ribble Estuary edges Southport to the north and is very much worth a wander for wildlife fans, as it has a big wildfowl population in winter and is also a National Nature Reserve. Also nearby for nature lovers, the WWT's site at Marton Mere is fab for families with its play area and child-friendly events like den building, pond dipping, arts and crafts and canoe safaris.

And finally, take time in Liverpool, for attractions like the Museum of Liverpool and International Slavery Museum, the Beatles Museum, and the pubs and clubs around Concert Square and Mathew Street.

Must see

  • WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre (3.4 miles)
  • Camelot Theme Park (8.7 miles)
  • Forest of Bowland (9.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Rufford Old Hall (4.1 miles)
  • Formby (10.3 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. –  10 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Riverside Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 12 weeks of arrival date.

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

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

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Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

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.

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