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Feeling down-harted? Isle guarantee a mood-lifting time for the whole family at Harts Holiday Park on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent’s own tourist island, where you can pitch up in your own static caravan with all mod cons only a short stroll from the beach and promenade.
Harts is a Park Holidays site, so is packed with things to do for caravanners big and small: as well as the standard amenities and facilities including a launderette and mini mart, there’s an entertainment complex on site with evening entertainment, a kids’ club for the small people to run wild, an adventure playground and a family bar with free wifi and Sky TV.
Although Harts Holiday Park’s location at Leysdown has one of the lowest rainfalls in the UK, there are lots of opps to get soaked on site, with a heated indoor pool, a paddling pool for the tinies, and a sauna and spa bath. We can feel our harts lifting already…
Tourist board rating
Open from 3 Mar to 3 Nov
As it’s an island, beaches abound on Sheppey. There’s the sandy stretch nearby at Leysdown-on-Sea, which also has a naturist beach, and a pebble beach at Minster for fossil-hunting among the London Clay.
A mile away from Minster is Sheerness, the biggest town on Sheppey and the main seaside resort on the island; there’s a busy pier here complete with seaside amusements and easy access to sailing and watersports. For stunning views of the Kent countryside, climb to the battlements 200ft above sea level at the Minster Abbey Gatehouse Museum; there are countless relics including fossils and Roman coins among the museum exhibits.
Also in the area, the Sheerness RSPB reserve Elmley Marshes is teeming with native birds and wildlife and has the highest density of wading birds in southern England; take a walking trail around the reserve or burrow into one of the five hides to spot species including marsh harriers, short-eared owls and golden plovers. Naturalists can also take their notebooks around the National Nature Reserve of the Swale to spot rare butterflies and plants.
The fishing town of Whitstable is three miles across the Shale and is where James 2 was collared by William 3 in 1688; it’s known more nowadays for its oyster festival and seafood, and has a yacht club to lament enviously at as well as oodles of watersports and fishing to try.
Further into the county is the historic city of Canterbury with its famous cathedral (now plague free), and Leeds Castle, where there are events, mazes, a Go Ape! centre to swing about at and hot air balloon flights over the Kent countryside. The Port Lympne Wild Animal Park near Hythe is the spot to go on an English safari, and the kids should also go wild for playing at Hop Farm Family Park in Tonbridge and Diggerland near Rochester.
Holidaymakers into their history and culture will find the area rich in pickings: for starters there are the historic dockyards at Chatham (make a stop here at Dickens World too), steaming along on the Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway or the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, and pootling around the Victorian mansion and landscaped grounds of Doddington Place Gardens near Sittingbourne.
Water quality at nearby bathing waters
|West Beach, Whitstable
- Whitstable Museum and Art Gallery (5.3 miles)
- West Gate Towers Museum (10.4 miles)
- Canterbury Heritage Museum (10.5 miles)
- Stoneacre (17.8 miles)
- Cobham Wood and Mausoleum (21.9 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
- ELMLEY MARSHES (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 08/07/1998) (4.2 miles)
- BLEAN WOODS (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 10/11/2004) (7.8 miles)
- Canterbury Cathedral, St. Augustine's Abbey and St. Martin's Church (10.8 miles)
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Horse riding nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Herne Bay: Town Centre Coach Stop — 9.0mi
Canterbury: Kent Uni. Keynes Coll. Coach Stop — 9.4mi
Canterbury Bus Station — 10.8mi
- Train stations
Whitstable Rail Station — 5.6mi
Faversham Rail Station — 5.9mi
Teynham Rail Station — 6.5mi
- Ferry ports
Burnham on Crouch Ferry Landing — 16.4mi
Wallasea Island Ferry Landing — 16.6mi
Ramsgate Ferry Terminal — 21.9mi
London Southend Airport — 15.2mi
Kent International Airport — 19.3mi
* Follow the M2 (signposted M2 Dover, Channel Tunnel, Canterbury, Chatham).
* Leave the M2 at junction 5, then at roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A249.
* At the Junction with A2 on roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A249 (signposted Sheerness).
* Pass over the Kingsferry Bridge and at the roundabout take the second exit onto Lower Road - B2231 (signposted Leysdown).
* At Thistle Hill Roundabout take the second exit onto Lower Road - B2231.
* At roundabout take the second exit onto Rowetts Way - B2231 on entering Eastchurch, continue forward onto Leysdown Road.
* Entering Leysdown On Sea, turn right opposite the Leysdown Parade; you have reached Harts Holiday Park.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Arrive:||4 p.m. –||11 p.m.|
For arrivals after 6pm please contact the park direct who will advise where keys can be collected.
Refunds not given.
Cancellation by you
Should you need to cancel your booking, you must advise us using the telephone number in your confirmation email and then confirm this cancellation in writing to us, by post, fax, or email quoting your booking reference number. Your cancellation will only be effective as at the date we receive your written confirmation. Our cancellation charges are those detailed below unless you have taken out our ‘Cancellation Protection Plan’ (available when paying your balance):
Cancellation charges as a % total cost:
Period before arrival date (excluding credit card charges)
More than 30 days: loss of deposit
30 - 22 days: 50%
21 - 15 days: 60%
14 - 8 days: 80%
7 days or under: 100%
If you need to cut short your holiday after it has commenced, we regret that we are unable to refund any monies paid.
Cancellation by us
In exceptional circumstances, we may have to cancel or change some aspects of your booking. If we do so, we will tell you as soon as possible prior to your holiday date and you may choose to either:
a) Accept the changes offered by us
b) Receive a full refund
c) Accept an alternative holiday with us at the same price
We do not pay compensation in circumstances where we have to cancel your booking including those arising from Force Majeure. Force Majeure means circumstances beyond our control including (but not limited to) industrial disputes, natural disasters, fire, technical problems, bad weather and acts of government.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Payment of balance
The balance is due 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance should be paid within 3 days of booking.
Harts Holiday Park will contact you to arrange payment.
If payment is not made by the due date then we will assume that your holiday has been cancelled and we may resell the holiday to another customer. We reserve the right to pass on any costs or bank charges we incur if we have to re-submit a cheque for payment or a cheque is declined for non payment. If you need to contact Park Holidays UK please allow up to 24 hours for your booking confirmation to come through. An administration fee of 2% will be applied to all balance payments made by credit card (minimum charge £1.00). This charge will not exceed £5.00 per transaction. There is no charge for debit card payments.
Payment methods accepted on the parkMaestro