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- Family-friendly site on Mersea Island
- Plenty of activities in the park and nearby area
- Heated swimming pool
Wahey, it's Mersea Island! One of the (admittedly many) favourite places of Pitchup.com on the south-east coast, Mersea and its oysters have been known for centuries and the place has been popular with visitors since pre-Roman times.
And wahey, it's Waldegraves Holiday Leisure Park, a spiffing family option for Mersea Island holidays. There's heaps to do here for when you're not out exploring the island: a heated outdoor pool, clubhouse with licensed bar, family games room, playground and sports area are just for starters – and best of all, the park has access to its own private sandy beach...
Park characters Sammy Seagull and Bonnie Boxer are on hand along with the human members of the Waldegraves team to entertain guests, with other entertainment on site coming in the form of a coarse fishing lake, all-weather sports court, crazy golf, foot golf, pitch and putt and a driving range. The Granary restaurant and The Wheatgrain shop will sort foodie supplies.
Open from 01/03/2021 to 26/11/2021
Tourist board rating
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 30/04 and 05/09 (subject to weather conditions).
At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Facilities/activities including crazy golf, foot golf, pitch and putt and the driving range are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
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Electric grass pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
One Trailer tent or Tent or Touring caravan or Motorhome or Campervan allowed per pitch
Pitch size : Max 7.3m width x 7.3m depth (24.0ft width x 24.0ft depth) Calculated area: 53.5m² (576.0ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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Booked for the week, left early due to mud/water outside of caravan
Brilliant staff too
Large site with all facilities you could want Saturday music excellent
Lovely peaceful site
I stayed with my niece and our 3 dogs for …
Love it, great camping, great location, well organised, clean, lots …
A gem of a find and can't wait to return on 2022
Will definitely be returning in the near future.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Tourer storage facilities
Water hook-up points for tourers
- Coach stations
— 5.6 miles
5.6 miles Brightlingsea Road — 5.6 miles
5.6 miles Colchester Road — 5.7 miles
- Train stations
Wivenhoe Rail Station
— 5.4 miles
5.4 miles Alresford (Essex) Rail Station — 5.7 miles
5.7 miles Great Bentley Rail Station — 7.1 miles
- Ferry ports
Point Clear Ferry Landing
— 3.6 miles
3.6 miles Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 3.7 miles
3.7 miles Burnham on Crouch Ferry Landing — 12.0 miles
London Southend Airport
— 17.9 miles
Join the B1025 to Mersea Island. Cross the Strood Channel via ‘The Causeway’ and then take the left fork to East Mersea. Take the second turning to the right and follow the brown and cream Tourist Board signs to Waldegraves.
Mersea is the most easterly inhabited island in the UK and although it's only about seven square miles has quite a bit to do among its unspoiled landscape.
Exploring the local village from Waldegraves Holiday Leisure Park and sitting with a picnic taking in the fab views over the Blackwater Estuary should see you sorted to start with, then we'd suggest a bit of crabbing, wandering among the native wildlife of Cudmore Grove Country Park to the island's east, and a meal in one of the many eateries overlooking the harbour Mersea Hard... The foot ferry across to nearby Brightlingsea and Point Clear near St Osyth is on the island's east side.
Off the island, another Pitchup.com fave Colchester is only nine miles away – zoo and castle a must – or you could trek around other nearby parks like Colchester's Highwoods Country Park and Hadleigh Castle Country Park in Suffolk.
- Colchester Zoo (7.6 miles)
- firstsite (7.9 miles)
- Colchester Castle Museum (8.0 miles)
- Bourne Mill (7.0 miles)
- Coggeshall Grange Barn (12.8 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||10 p.m.|
|Depart by:||1 p.m.|
Waldegraves Holiday and Leisure Park cancellation policy
No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.
Modifications are subject to a £15.00 fee.
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Waldegraves Holiday and Leisure Park will debit the balance from your card 10 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
Pitches: a £10.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Waldegraves Holiday and Leisure Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
- Is Waldegraves Holiday and Leisure Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Waldegraves Holiday and Leisure Park? Mersea is the most easterly inhabited island in the UK and although it's only about seven square miles has quite a bit to do among its unspoiled landscape. Exploring the local village … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Waldegraves Holiday and Leisure Park?
Camping and touring Arrive: 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Depart by: 1 p.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Waldegraves Holiday and Leisure Park? From £20 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability