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Colchester Holiday Park

8.9

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General

  • Well-maintained park within walking distance of ancient Colchester
  • Easy access to London, East Anglia, Suffolk and Essex
  • Three facility blocks: never queue for the toliet or shower

Excellent excellent Essex... an easy hour from London, a comely coastline, and close to East Anglia, Constable Country and the Sussex coast for day trips – it's all very excellent indeed. And then there's Colchester, the ancient town settled by the Romans way back when and full of superb sights, museums and leisure opps – all very excellent too.

If you're visiting Essex for any of the above, a march along to high-quality Colchester Holiday Park should be an excellent option, as it's within walking distance of Colchester city centre and close to the coasts of Essex and Sussex. Arrange a day trip to London from here or use the park as a base to or from ferry ports: but a day or two in Colchester should surely be had too...

The park is set in pretty parkland with roomy pitches and spacious fields. Facilities are plentiful – no queueing here – and include three spotlessly kept amenities blocks with private cubicles and free hot water. There's also a dedicated disabled unit, dishwashing and laundry areas, a large play area and a shop.

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8.9

Overall rating based on 122 reviews

 

89% would recommend this site to a friend.

85% would stay here again.

 

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All of it 06/12/2017

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

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    All of it

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Close to the town good central base for Southend/Clacton 05/12/2017

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

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Close to the town good central base for Southend/Clacton

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excellent site, will be going back next wee 06/11/2017

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

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Nice park, feels like your in the countryside but everything is close by, friendly staff and very clean facilities.

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Great site and I will definately be returning next year. 05/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul M. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Location was great, pubs and takeaways close by, great dog walking fields nearby, showers good. All staff friendly and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble.

    Disliked: 

    There is road noise but you soon don't hear it, the wifi is only around the reception area. I knew about both of these before travelling so not too much of a problem.

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Good pitches very clean heated shower block. 02/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Richard T. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Clean tidy site. Helpful staff. Rated excellent as it was.

    Disliked: 

    Lack of WiFi

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Excellent site with good facilities welcoming staff. 31/10/2017

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  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Facilities were clean and well maintained. The park area was fantastic for my four year old son. Location is very central and accessible by cycle for lots of activities zoo, swimming and the countryside.

    Disliked: 

    Traffic noise

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Friendly , helpful staff clean facilities and a bbq laid ... 30/10/2017

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

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Friendly , helpful staff clean facilities and a bbq laid on with pumpkins for halloween

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Very lovely place to stay. 28/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Hannah D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Staff friendly, shower blocks kept clean, grass areas kept well cut and looked after.

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    Nothings

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Good clean site,facilitys well looked after,heated well,good showers,park well lite,good ... 15/10/2017

Reviewer's country: Ireland Andrew E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Good clean site,facilitys well looked after,heated well,good showers,park well lite,good security

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Lovely well maintained complex and at a good price 14/10/2017

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

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Shower blocks were spotless pitch was great

    Disliked: 

    Only small downside was the on-site shop was very sparse

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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

Motorhome service point

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

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

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

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Cymbeline Way, Lexden Colchester, Essex, England, CO3 4AG
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.8922°N 0.8615°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Colchester Bus Station — 1.8 miles
Marks Tey: Rail Station Coach Stop — 3.5 miles
Colchester: University of Essex Bus Stop — 3.6 miles
Train stations
Colchester Rail Station — 1.5 miles
Colchester Town Rail Station — 1.9 miles
Hythe (Essex) Rail Station — 2.9 miles
Ferry ports
Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 9.2 miles
Point Clear Ferry Landing — 9.2 miles
Harwich International Ferry Terminal — 17.2 miles
Airports
London Southend Airport — 23.4 miles
London Stansted Airport — 25.7 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

Classic Colchester is a popular pick for holidaymakers in the area, who come to see Colchester Castle and Castle Museum with its extensive exhibit on Roman Colchester; the social history Hollytrees Museum and the Natural History Museum in the city's former All Saints' Church.

Plenty of restaurants, pubs and shops are here too, as well as decent leisure options like a leisure centre, ten-pin bowling, roller skating, the Mercury Theatre, the Arts Centre and the Minories Gallery.

If you're on holiday with kids, Colchester Zoo is always a hit, as is the East Anglian Railway Museum at Chappel which has heaps of activities for young explorers. The Colne Valley Railway's mile of track is at the old village of Castle Hedingham, also well worth a look for its Norman Hedingham Castle and timber-framed medieval buildings.

The area surrounding Colchester Holiday Park is excellent walking, cycling and nature spotting land with miles of nature reserves, footpaths and bike trails: head from Colchester to Alresford a mile and a half away or join up with the 81-mile long Essex Way from Epping to Harwich.

Must see

  • Colchester Castle Museum (1.7 miles)
  • firstsite (1.8 miles)
  • Colchester Zoo (2.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Bourne Mill (2.4 miles)
  • Thorington Hall (6.8 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:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Colchester Holiday Park cancellation policy

No penalties

Group bookings of 6 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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.

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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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 6 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 8 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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