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Riverside Holiday Park

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General

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

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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6.9

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69% would recommend this site to a friend.

69% would stay here again.

 

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Needs upgrade for the prises of pitches should be a lot better 31/10/2017

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

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

    Shop on site

    Disliked: 

    Pitches are a mess caravan and car full of mud water logged areas been on lots of sites when it’s rained and they are not like this one.toilet block very old fashioned and needs a refit and get rid of gravel to touring pitches and use tarmac when it rains no mud and makes site look cleaner.also site having lots of building work done to put new statics in but they don’t tell you when you book it’s like living on a building site

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Clean, modern caravan, dog and child friendly site. 29/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Emma R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Caravan clean, modern and good heating system.

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Avoid this site 29/10/2017

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    Nothing

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    Everything. place was like a building site we were not told about this when we booked. our pitch was supposed to be a super pitch nothing super about it. We set up and another camper told us he had been moved from our pitch the day before because of flooding then lo and behold the next morning our awning was flooded.Went to reception they couldn't have cared less just said they couldn't help the weather and told us to move to another pitch. The tap from the pitch behind us was constantly running and making the drain overflow on to our pitch when I told reception they said it was ok as it wasn't sewage. We wasted most of the first day of our holiday taking awning down and putting it up on another pitch only for that to flood the next night. Never had a holiday like this. We had our daughter and grandchildren with us and couldn't spend the time we wanted with them.The touring site is very neglected think they are concentrating on the statics.Worst place we have ever stayed on

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Good site, Clean facilities 29/10/2017

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

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    I liked the clubhouse and the park was fab for the kids.

    Disliked: 

    Showers a bit dated although nice and clean and same for the toilets. The site was also very muddy as there has been flooding before we stayed. A quick email to state this would've been appreciated as some people might not have been prepared with wellies and playing out clothes for the kids.

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We liked the caravan very much very special warm and ... 28/10/2017

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

  • Gold 2 bedroom static caravan
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  • Liked: 

    We liked the caravan very much very special warm and comfortable

    Disliked: 

    Just the building work but that can't be helped

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very enjoyable stay. Good facilities. 21/10/2017

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

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely site. Very relaxing. Close to Southport attractions.

    Disliked: 

    No dislikes.

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Lovely clean camp, it was quiet due to the time ... 17/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Gina M. Confirmed

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

    Lovely clean camp, it was quiet due to the time of year but we didn't mind. Shower/toilet block very clean. Lovely clubhouse staff very friendly. Great areas for the kids to play. Very good price paid for 4 of us for 3 nights. Great location for getting the bus to Southport/Preston. All payments at the bar are card only.

    Disliked: 

    No lighting around the touring area.

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The bus stop outside 01/10/2017

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

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

    The bus stop outside

    Disliked: 

    .it being part of a fixed mobile home site with kids doing wheelers on bikes .the toilets were disgusting nearly half were out of order main doors going into toilet and shower block had smashed locks surrounded by building site no builders just a messy fenced off large area no lighting at all at night if no torch cannot get out would not stay here even for free

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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
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    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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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 GMT (GMT+00:00)   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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