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General

  • Family-run and friendly site within a mile of Lydd
  • Fishing lakes and nature trails on site; watersports next door
  • Well maintained showers and toilets, washing-up hut and shop

What do you reckon about pitching up at an amiable and family-friendly place with fishing on site – and a watersports centre right next door? Land a stay at Romney Marsh's Herons Park, a family-run and friendly site welcoming guests (and dogs) for Kent-based stays.

Juniors are most welcome too – and if your small sort isn't enamoured with fishing or watersports, you'll likely catch their interest with a mention of the go-karting circuit also next door; the beach at Camber Sands within five miles or the critters of Port Lympne Wild Animal Park within ten or so miles… The Herons Park team can supply info on bike hire and local hikes too.

The park has fairly level, marked out grass pitches, a toilet and shower block updated in 2016, a chemical waste point and waste disposal bins within the camping field, and a small shop stocking camping staples such as firewood, disposable barbecues, some boozy drinks and the essential marshmallows. Firepits are on site for guests' use, but please note these are allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Barbecues are allowed on all pitches.

If you're here for the angling, you can add a fishing pass to your stay as an extra. (You'll need a current fishing licence if you want to fish two rods; pick one up at the post office.)

The town of Lydd and the nearest offsite shop are within a mile.

Please note

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Group bookings of 8 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).


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9.1

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85% would recommend this site to a friend.

80% would stay here again.

 
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Warm, friendly site with clean facilities 25/07/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The flat pitches
    The size of each pitch
    The welcome from the owners
    The cleanliness of the site
    The shop on site
    The toilets and showers
    The views
    The friendly feel of the site

    Disliked: 

    The face that some people were playing very loud music very early in the morning- around 7am

    The noise from the Go-Kart track nearby

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Nice place to stay all family with a tent and ... 25/07/2017

jelena_s202982 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice place to stay all family with a tent and enjoy fresh air, relaxing.
    Toilets, shower, fridge,shop all make your holiday easy

    Disliked: 

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Good clean facilities, in a good location, but can be noisy 20/06/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good clean facilities and location.

    Disliked: 

    The noise from a private function in the restaurant in the evening and also from another camper playing really loud music until late. Eleven pm is too late for the "quiet period" to start on a family campsite.

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. All guests were advised that we had a private party upon arrival, we would usually have the venue doors closed to ensure minimal disruption from the music- however, it was hotter than Spain on that particular day and so we simply could not have the doors closed, which was unfortunate and we do apologise. I am also sorry to hear that another camper kept you awake. You are the first customer in 4 years to our knowledge that has felt 11pm is too late for quiet time, but we thank you for your comments. Kind regards Hannah

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lovely clean site. very friendly.would go again 06/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tonicox Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    friendly warm welcoming staff. clean toilets showers. plenty of hand towels, soap, loo roll and best of all hot water. fire pits where cute idea too.good size pitches.

    Disliked: 

    didn't dislike anything. however not much to-do on site which was fine for us, but would recommend bringing games etc to keep kids entertained.

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback- we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards Hannah

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A lovely cheap family holiday. Kids loved the wildlife & running about 04/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jo_f Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely location away from main road. Flat large clearly marked pitches. Friendly helpful owner. Nice little shop with a great deal on the flavoured cider! Large open space in the middle for kids to play around in. Fire pits and a buzzing atmosphere during early evening but all quiet by about 10.30. Near to Dungeness with steam railway and the Pilot Inn which does delicious food. Beautiful beach at Dymchurch and Camber Sands close by. Stayed 2 nights, will definitely be returning.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Wow! What a lovely review! Thank you for taking the time to leave it- we already look forward to your return visit, looks like the kids had a great time! Kind regards Hannah

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on the hole good 19/04/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom paul_w413573 Confirmed

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

    pitch was good nice and flat

    Disliked: 

    waste disposal to far away,and not very clean,found no grey water disposal,for older people this site is to far away from facilities

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for your comments, we will address the cleanliness of the disposal point and ensure it is frequently checked. In regards to location though, from the furthest camping pitch the walk to the disposal/showers is approx 3 minute. We are sorry to hear that you wouldn't return and once again, thank you for your feedback. Kind Regards Hannah

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Everything top draw 18/04/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom adam_r228197 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Absolutely perfect, no faults at all.

    Very friendly staff which it made the whole atmosphere extremely relaxed and comfortable.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review- I am pleased to hear you had an enjoyable stay. Kind Regards Hannah

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We love this site it's very friendly , able to have a fire pit , 30/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jane L. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Just love its quite very friendly clean facilities , able to have a fire pit , it seems that every body looks out for you ,

    Disliked: 

    None

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Very well kept site, level pitches, and very friendly helpful staff. 30/08/2016

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peaceful location, well kept site and shower block and extremely helpful friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really to dislike, although as a cyclist a bit of pothole filling on the approach road wouldn't go amiss!

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well placed for rspb visit, 27/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom paul f. Confirmed

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

    good facilities

    Disliked: 

    noise from go-kart track and waterpark speed boats

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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

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Dengemarsh Road Lydd, Kent, England, TN29 9JH
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.9352°N 0.9099°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Newingreen (Kent): Ashford Rd Coach Stop — 11.7 miles
Hythe (Kent) Coach Stop — 12.0 miles
Sellindge (Kent): Ashford Rd Coach Stop — 12.3 miles
Train stations
Appledore (Kent) Rail Station — 7.9 miles
Rye Rail Station — 7.9 miles
Winchelsea Rail Station — 9.1 miles
Ferry ports
Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal — 14.4 miles
Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal — 21.7 miles
Dover Eastern Docks Ferry Terminal — 22.5 miles
Airports
Lydd London Ashford Airport — 1.7 miles

Directions


From London take the M20 to Junction 10. At the J10 roundabout turn off towards Brenzett/Lydd A2070. Following the signs to Lydd Airport on the A2070 until you arrive at the roundabout, turn left on to the A259 follow brown signs for camping/racing leading to the B2075 to Lydd.

As you enter Lydd you come to a hump back bridge, take the slip road to the left, then go straight across at the next roundabout, eventually the road bears sharply right and a slip road goes straight ahead. Take the slip road ahead and after a mile or so you will see Herons Park entrance on your right.

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

A go-karting circuit and a watersports centre are right next door to Heron Park, each with a shop and with expert tuition and courses available for visitors.

The Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, an award-winning reserve set over 600 acres near Hythe, is also recommended if you're on hol with the offspring, as is the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway steaming along for 13 and a half miles from Hythe to the National Nature Reserve of Dungeness. Lathe Farm at New Romney and the Rare Breeds Farm at Ashford should also be popular picks.

For beaches, clamber the dunes or go kite buggying at Camber Sands, the only sand dune system in East Sussex, and tackle more fishing (for mackerel) at Dymchurch, like Camber Sands also a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its insect and plant life. Fish, chips and Kent coast views can all be had at the Dungeness headland.

Several bike routes are nearby, including the National Cycle Network 2 running through Lydd on its Romney Marsh route from Hythe to Rye; along the four or so miles of the Royal Military Canal, and circular routes around the marsh from New Romney or Snargate.

The cobbled streets and afternoon teas of ancient Rye are about ten miles from the site.

Must see

  • Camber Sands (5.1 miles)
  • Port Lympne Wild Animal Park (10.6 miles)
  • Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway (11.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Lamb House (7.8 miles)
  • Smallhythe Place (11.7 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:  12 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Herons Park Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Up to 7 days before arrival - 50% refund.

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. Herons Park Campsite will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

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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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

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 14 consecutive nights.
Fireworks and air rifles are not permitted.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10pm and 8am.
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.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Occupancy
Group bookings of 8 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
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.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No vehicle movement between 9pm and 8am.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10pm.
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Ball playing and throwing games are not permitted near to motorhomes, or vehicles.

The site's fishing areas are only available to users that hold a valid rod licence. Non-angling club members must purchase the appropriate ticket from the Herons Park office. No night fishing allowed by campers. The site issues a permit for two rods after seeing the rod license (can be purchased at the local Post Office). Fishing equipment is not provided.

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