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Osea Leisure Park

From £12/€14.10/A$20.29/US$15.17/CA$20.08/CHF15.29/kr138.09/kr105.36/kr126.85/kr1,667/$244.90/$10,000/PEN51.77/NZ$21.09/R205.13/zł62.66/R$51.37/Kč382.17/RSD1,739 (for 1 night, 4 people)

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  • Award-winning nature site family run since 1933
  • Less than ten miles from Colchester Zoo
  • Restaurant and bar with play area and large screen TV

Oh, see this for a wondrous wildlife haven…Family-run since 1933, edged by Essex countryside, the Blackwater Estuary and miles of coastal walks, Osea Leisure Park is one for naturalists of all ages to retreat to. And would you Adam and Eve it, it’s only about an hour from London too.

The Osea family take the site conservation seriously and have picked up a Gold David Bellamy Award for their endeavours; they also work with Natural England and the Essex Wildlife Trust to re-establish the local saltmarsh grazing, and use Osea Meadows to graze rare-breed cattle and sheep. It all makes for a splendidly secluded and natural spot for family hols, but with coastal villages, Essex attractions, museums, boating and sailing all close by, and Colchester Zoo less than ten miles away.

Barbecues are allowed on site; you can pick up supplies in two main supermarkets about a mile away, and fast food and pizza takeaways close by. Or follow in the footsteps of most guests to the Deckhouse restaurant and bar, a short walk through the caravan park and with landscaped grounds, play area, live weekend entertainment in high season, and a large screen TV to follow all-important football matches and sports fixtures (limited open hours apply at off-peak times).

There's no shop on site, but one is at the park next to Osea a short walk away, and there are vending machines for snacks and drinks on site as well as a freezer for refreezing ice packs.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

Please note that the clubhouse and restaurant are only open on Friday night, all day Saturday and all day Sunday during low season and outside school holidays.

Bookings from single-sex parties of more than three people, or from unaccompanied persons under the age of 18, are not accepted.

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Party: 2 adults


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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

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The pitch is let to you with the expectation that you will follow the usual customs of good camping and caravanning. You must leave the pitch in a clean and tidy state.

1. The person who books is responsible for the booking and warrants that they are over 18 years of age and that the party will not exceed the numbers stated in the booking. No refunds are given. This includes adverse weather conditions.

2. The site is not able to accept bookings from single-sex parties of more than three people, or from unaccompanied persons under the age of 18.

3. If a group forms, they will be asked to leave and no refund of monies will be paid.

4. You must pitch as directed by the ground staff, not encroach upon any other pitches and consider fire risk limitation, safety and access as specified on the entrance sign which is 3m apart. If you pitch outside the boundaries of your pitch or your unit is judged to pose a risk to the safety and comfort of others you will be asked to move.

5. We will always try our best to allocate you a pitch in your preferred area. However, we cannot guarantee that you will not be moved due to unforeseen circumstances.

6. Osea Leisure Park operates a no-noise policy between 10pm and 9am.

7. Osea Leisure Park will not be liable to any person visiting, for any personal injury, fatal or non-fatal unless caused by a negligent act or omission by the company or its employees. Osea Leisure Park will not be liable for any injury, loss or damage to any property including, motor vehicles and personal effects, howsoever caused or sustained.

8. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that all advertised facilities are available, it may be sometimes necessary to close or limit a facility for safety or improvement reasons.

9. You must ensure children in your party are properly supervised at all times, in all areas of the park, including the play area and all amenities and when cycling around the park.

10.The speed limit is 5mph. Please drive slowly. This includes bicycles and any other wheeled conveyances. Drivers must hold a licence and have tax and MOT as appropriate. No recreational vehicles such as motorised scooters or quad bikes are allowed.

11. The use of generators is not permitted on site. Cutting or damaging trees and other vegetation is strictly prohibited and the natural conditions are not to be disturbed. This includes tying ropes to or driving nails into trees.

12.Transfers are at the discretion of the management and incur a £15 administration charge. No transfers will be made to any booking within 14 days of the arrival date or once your booking dates have passed.

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15. All touring pitches can be occupied after 12pm on the day of arrival and must be vacated before 12pm on the day of departure unless prior arrangement is made with reception, subject to availability.

16. Late arrivals should check in at the Deckhouse restaurant when reception is closed. No arrivals after 10pm without prior permission.

17. Please note that the clubhouse and restaurant are only open on Friday night, all day Saturday and all day Sunday during low season and outside school holidays.

18. Customers are requested to leave their cars on their pitches to reduce traffic flow on the park.

19. All visitors must leave their cars in the car park opposite and walk to the pitch they are visiting. There is a parking fee of £5.

20. Dogs are permitted on site on the condition that they are kept on leads except in designated dog walking areas. All animals should be cleaned up after immediately.

21. There is a strict no smoking policy in the Deckhouse and reception.

22. Whilst every effort is made to provide the facilities advertised, we regret that we are unable to accept any liability for the lack of any facility or accommodation due to a technical breakdown or circumstances beyond our control.

23. Staff have the power to confiscate all alcohol or tobacco products from underage people and to request the name and address of any person acting in an anti-social manner. You and the people who occupy the pitch as your guests (including children) will act in a courteous and considerate manner towards us and other customers of ours, and supervise children properly so that they are not a nuisance or danger to themselves or others. You further agree that you will not commit any criminal offence on the park, commit acts of vandalism or nuisance, keep or carry any firearm or any other weapon on the park, use any unlawful drugs. If breached you and your party will be asked to leave the park immediately and the police will be alerted if necessary.

24. If you are making multiple bookings we require the full details of each pitch. This includes full name, address, telephone number and car registration.

25. Fishing on the Blackwater Estuary is only permitted when a permit is purchased from the River Authority

26. Boats or jet skis will not be permitted to use the park’s slipway prior to payment of a daily fee and providing proof of current insurance details.

27. If there is a problem or dissatisfaction with any matters under our control, please notify us immediately so we may have the opportunity to rectify issues. We cannot accept liability in relation to any claim of whatever nature if you fail to notify us within seven days from the end of your stay with us

28. Osea Leisure Park reserves the right to vary these regulations at any time and the final decision is at Osea Leisure Park’s discretion.

29. Fires can spread very quickly in tents, and can destroy a tent in just 60 seconds. In particular we would urge people to take care when cooking - always cook a safe distance away from your tent and ensure flammable liquids and gas cylinders are kept outside of the tent and away from children.