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Chichester Lakeside Holiday Park

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General

  • Family site with ten fishing lakes
  • Also with heated pool, kids' club, bar and bistro
  • Less than five minutes from the centre of Chichester

Ten terrific fishing lakes, 150 acres of succulent West Sussex scenery, and less than five minutes from the historic centre of Chichester: pretty impressive vital statistics for Chichester Lakeside Holiday Park, which is also just a few miles from the beaches of the south coast.

The site offers mucho family fun with its heated outdoor pool and paddling pool, lovely lakeside nature trails, and Loopy kids’ club sessions that run from morning until early evening.

Later in the day, you can watch the sun go down over the sparkling lake from the decked terrace of the bar; inside you’ll find a bistro and entertainment venue for a lively night of bingo, karaoke, competitions and live acts. There’s also a brand-spanking new shower block, a small shop, a launderette and a children’s playground.

Silver David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

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.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 05/05 and 22/09 (subject to weather conditions).

The site will not accept bookings where half or more of your party is aged between 17 and 25.


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5.6

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50% would recommend this site to a friend.

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Disgusting site..filthy facilities..would never camp there again . 14/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rena g. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Absolutely nothing .

    Disliked: 

    No hot water in shower block all week 3 days with no hand towel ,the whole block is held together by cobwebs and spiders after reporting this and a light fitting just hanging on a wire ,only the light was fixed ,the toilets were left filthy after cleaners had been in for the most of 6mins a time and not one web or spider was removed in the whole week bloody disgusting place.
    We went to arcade and asked if change machines were going to be refilled to be told no and that we have to go and queue at the bar every time we need any these were left empty all week , toilets there also filthy ,in the so called entertainment area the chairs and benches are absolutely disgustingly stained and filthy .
    I have never been to such a awful place as this before and will be reporting to higher sources as people don't pay to stay in pigs sty like that.disgusting

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I wouldn't stay here again and nor recommend the place 10/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom richard w. Confirmed

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

    nothing

    Disliked: 

    dirty
    noisy as too close to the motorway
    toilets always flooding
    pool was a poor quality

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Would never stay again 05/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom karah_s150382 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Close to goodwood festival of speed.

    Disliked: 

    Being right next to the main road
    Facilities were disgusting
    Facilities tired and run down
    Toilets all in one place
    No map with welcome pack

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Would not go back, dirty facilities. Terrible traffic noise 06/06/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andy H. Confirmed

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

    Proximity to Chichester albeit traffic to get anywhere was bad.

    Disliked: 

    Dirty facilities, washing up area was a disgrace
    Right by the side of the A27 duel carriageway, very noisy at all times.

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Dissapointing 09/06/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sue F. Confirmed

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

    The patio area by the lake was very nice.

    Staff were friendly.

    Disliked: 

    The facilities were very dirty and littered. Showers were on a ten second timer that gave no time to wash before it turned off.

    Some WCs were blocked and some showers were not working.

    No soap in dispensers and no lighting in cubicles. Had to search for loo rolls.

    Cleaning took place only once in three days

    The touring field was littered.

    Road noise was very high.

    Difficult to gain access to site due to barrier not being manned.

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Never again near a busy duel carriage way 07/06/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom mark C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The only goid thing entertainment was good

    Disliked: 

    Near a busy road cannot sleep with noise and toilets very dirty

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Disgusting toilet facilities and filthy shower block 04/06/2016

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  • Liked: 

    Nothing.....

    Disliked: 

    Filthy shower block and toilet facilities. Not clean and outdated. Chemical disposal point not emptied, full and smelly. Leaking urinals. Toilets smelt, not sure how regularly they were cleaned. Would not recommend this site to anyone and definitely will not be returning.

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Very good site and amenities. Level and safe. 12/07/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom john_s186294 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Lakes. Club. Facilities

    Disliked: 

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Not a safe environment for young children 01/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Richard M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The swimming pool

    Disliked: 

    On the Second night a bunch of young travelers decided to rip all the guy ropes out for the tent causing it to collaspe on my young children and for them to be extremley frieghtend by this event and wake up in tears scared and then on me exiting the twnt to try and stop it from collasping any further they try and start a fight with me 6 of them and all i am trying to do is get the tent safe for my young children. No Security seen at all on the site and even when it happened no securtity.
    Then again another incident of a gentleman being aggressive to his partner in a tent on the site 3 police cars 5 officers and an Ambulance and still no Security present.

    Not recomended for familys full stop and individual adults camping be careful.

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Horrendous 01/08/2016

amber_w188550 Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    none of it

    Disliked: 

    Put us on the grass when we paid for an electric pitch so our caravan didn't have any electric etc as we don't have a generator!

    The shower block was absolutely disgusting the new one on the field was closed on the Friday and Saturday and had major works being done, stunk like a sess pit the older block was covered in dirt stunk like ammonia and had 6 toilets to cater for the whole site 4 of which you couldn't pay me to go in. They had cancelled all the kids clubs due to it being high season. Doesn't make sense. My kids went to the pool which was well over the limits of chlorine. The machines in the arcade were all broken took the kids money and didn't get refunded.

    This was our 3rd stay here and I will never bring my family back here ever again absolute disgrace! I want my money back!

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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

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Location

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  • Vinnetrow Road Chichester, West Sussex, England, PO20 1QH
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.8234°N 0.7520°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Chichester Bus Station — 1.4 miles
Bognor Regis: High Street Coach Stop — 4.4 miles
Bognor Regis: Butlins Reception Coach Stop — 4.8 miles
Train stations
Chichester Rail Station — 1.4 miles
Fishbourne Rail Station — 3.0 miles
Bognor Regis Rail Station — 4.2 miles
Ferry ports
Bosham Hoe Ferry Landing — 5.0 miles
West Itchenor Ferry Landing — 5.1 miles
Hayling Island Ferry Landing — 12.1 miles
Airports
Shoreham Brighton City Airport — 20.2 miles
Southampton Airport — 28.0 miles

Directions


At Chichester on the A27, continue forward.

Entering Havant, at the Fishbourne roundabout take the third exit onto Chichester bypass - A27 (signposted Brighton).

At Stockbridge roundabout take the second exit onto Chichester bypass - A27 (signposted Brighton).

At Whyke roundabout take the second exit onto Chichester bypass - A27 (signposted Brighton, Worthing).

At Bognor Road roundabout take the fourth exit onto Vinnetrow Road (signposted Pagham), you have reached Lakeside.

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

The walled city of Chichester is within walking distance if you feel like a day without the car. It’s a fab place to while the hours away, with architectural gems including a stunning Norman cathedral and Tudor Market Cross; a twentieth century art gallery; great shopping, restaurants and pavement cafés; and a lively programme of festivals and cultural events.

Bring your buckets and spades for a visit to unspoiled West Wittering beach; other seaside options include the family favourite of Bognor Regis, and Littlehampton, home to the flumes, fun rides and flashing lights of Harbour Park.

Nearby Portsmouth has a great aquarium, and you can also make the short ferry hop across the Solent to the Isle of Wight from there.

Nature lovers will be in their element roaming around the undulating hills of the South Downs and the coastal wetlands teeming with wildlife; the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust site in Arundel has boat safaris, pond dipping and lots of other fun activities for children.

Alternatively, you’re on the doorstep of classic country houses such as Parham and Petworth; magnif Arundel Castle, crammed with artistic treasures; the ancient mosaics at Fishbourne Roman Palace; motorsport and horse racing at historic Goodwood; and the delectable Denmans gardens - the list of potential day trips goes on and on...

Must see

  • Chichester Cathedral (1.6 miles)
  • Fishbourne Roman Palace (2.7 miles)
  • Goodwood House (3.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Uppark House and Garden (10.8 miles)
  • Petworth House and Park (12.9 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 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Reception is unmanned after 6pm. Please call the park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation so information about your pitch can be provided.

Chichester Lakeside Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

30 - 22 days: 50% balance of payment
21 - 15 days: 60% balance of payment
14 - 8 days: 80% balance of payment

Modifications are subject to a £20.00 fee.

Bookings cannot be amended within 30 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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Chichester Lakeside Holiday Park 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.

If you need to contact Park Holidays UK please allow up to 24 hours for your booking confirmation to come through.

Pitches: a £10.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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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.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £20.00 fee.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
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 and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
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.
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
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.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

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.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 05/05 and 22/09 (subject to weather conditions).

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 cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

The site will not accept bookings where half or more of your party is aged between 17 and 25.

Many of the holiday homes offer specific accommodation suitable for holidaymakers with wheelchairs or who may have mobility difficulties.

You and other members of your party are requested to smoke only in the areas which have been clearly designated as such.

Maximum pitch size on all parks is 6m x 6m including guide ropes/pegs.

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