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Waldegraves Holiday and Leisure Park: General view of site and its pitches

General

  • 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.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA 5 pennants

Please note

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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Reviews

9.2

Overall rating based on 98 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

  50% described as Peaceful ?

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Booked for the week, left early due to mud/water outside of caravan24/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great walks, fishing lakes available

    Disliked: 

    No WiFi, toilet block needs an update, Edison point very user unfriendly and dirty. Pitch was muddy and large puddle after rain fall

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Clean facilities, well kept site22/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Clean facilities, well kept site

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Brilliant staff too22/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomZoe H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Amazing camping site, lovely clean and friendly park

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Large site with all facilities you could want Saturday music excellent19/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDebra P.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Gluten free menu in Granary Restaurant was extensive, superb and gluten free fish and chips the best.
    Good dog walks and easy access to beach.
    Facilities very clean,
    Staff very friendly

    Disliked: 

    Slight mix up with booking

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Lovely peaceful site12/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely warm pool, on site shop, clean showers, crazy golf on site

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Loved it!08/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Cleanliness, proximity to beach, range of amenities

    Disliked: 

    Pitches were very close together Wifi was non existent

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I stayed with my niece and our 3 dogs for …07/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSiobhan C.Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    I stayed with my niece and our 3 dogs for a few days. We loved everything about the park, especially the outdoor swimming pool. All the staff were so helpful and friendly. We had some lovely meals in the restaurant, could not fault that in any way. We had fun in the arcade, the shop was well stocked. The toilets and showers were lovely and clean and there were plenty of them. The washing up area was great. The laundry room was so useful and the ladies working in there could not have been more helpful.

    This is definitely one of our favourite places to stay.

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Love it, great camping, great location, well organised, clean, lots …30/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKarolina K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Love it, great camping, great location, well organised, clean, lots of facilities, fun for kids

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A gem of a find and can't wait to return on 202227/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean facilities. Friendly staff. Lovely pitches and great amenities

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Will definitely be returning in the near future.26/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGavin B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Cleanliness and staff were fantastic. All facilities were great and the kids loved the pool.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Mersea Island, Colchester, Essex, England, CO5 8SE
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.7779°N 0.9487°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Brightlingsea Road — 5.6 miles
Brightlingsea Road — 5.6 miles
Colchester Road — 5.7 miles
Train stations
Wivenhoe Rail Station — 5.4 miles
Alresford (Essex) Rail Station — 5.7 miles
Great Bentley Rail Station — 7.1 miles
Ferry ports
Point Clear Ferry Landing — 3.6 miles
Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 3.7 miles
Burnham on Crouch Ferry Landing — 12.0 miles
Airports
London Southend Airport — 17.9 miles

Directions


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.

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

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.

Must see

  • Colchester Zoo (7.6 miles)
  • firstsite (7.9 miles)
  • Colchester Castle Museum (8.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Bourne Mill (7.0 miles)
  • Coggeshall Grange Barn (12.8 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:  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.

Payment

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.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Bank transfer
Cash
Cheque
MasterCard
Visa

Terms and conditions

Site 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.
    Read more
  • 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

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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.
At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.
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.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £15.00 fee.

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 (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Extras
Facilities/activities including crazy golf, foot golf, pitch and putt and the driving range are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
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 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
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
Pitches: a £10.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
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.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 30/04 and 05/09 (subject to weather conditions).

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 register at reception and pay their fee.

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