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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

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 05/05 and 29/09 (subject to weather conditions).

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.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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.

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


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5.5

Overall rating based on 155 reviews

 

50% would recommend this site to a friend.

45% would stay here again.

 

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Noises and dirty. Washing came out of laundry still dirty and soaking 23/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom cherylbradley3511 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pool and vicinity to Portsmouth
    Kids enjoyed entertainment

    Disliked: 

    Noisy Geese and Road.
    Dirty shower and toilets
    Awful food in restaurant
    Over priced and rubbish laundry facilities

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Lots of actuvities to do Food was great Staff are ... 22/08/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass touring caravan or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lots of actuvities to do
    Food was great
    Staff are polite and welcoming

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facilities, location 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michael A. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring caravan or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    facilities, location

    Disliked: 

    entertainment programme for kids was not interesting and poorly organised. Customer service (reception) was not friendly

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Very clean pool was fantastic for kids really enjoyed our ... 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ashleigh S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring caravan or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very clean pool was fantastic for kids really enjoyed our stay

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The toilet/shower block and washing up facilities. Yes, the toilets ... 21/08/2017

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

  • Electric grass touring caravan or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The toilet/shower block and washing up facilities. Yes, the toilets and showers were not always very clean but this is camping! Not sure how you can keep it clean 24/7!
    The ladies in reception were so helpful. We asked about a good Chinese take away and they suggested a good all you can eat buffet! It was amazing! The best Chinese we had had in a long time!

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Would never return to this poor excuse of a camp site, holiday ruined! 21/08/2017

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

  • Electric grass touring caravan or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nothing!!!

    Disliked: 

    The cleanliness of the toilets
    Most of the games in the arcade were either broken or turned off
    The play area is completely unsuitable for children under the age of 10
    The evening entertainment was an absolute joke, my children were completely disappointed, no effort was put in by the staff to engage the children.
    The paddling pool next to the big pool was freezing and completely unusable

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Don't go if you like a shower 20/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Heidi c. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The lake by the pool

    Disliked: 

    Toilets disgusting throughout complex I had to complain within one hour of arriving. The showers had no hot water (luckily I had my caravan shower as a fall back).
    The play area for the size of the site was so small.
    The swimming pool could be great but too many children were allowed in at a time and the water appeared murky. My eldest son 9yrs usually loves swimming but he was put off by the shear amount of people in the pool (lifeguards on duty were very good though).
    I can't comment on the food or entertainment as we did not go to the club house. Arcade machines not all working and the shop next door was very over priced and little in stock. I could be a lovely campsite but some drastic measures need putting in place.

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Size of pitch, flat area for tent, friendly staff, large ... 17/08/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass touring caravan or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Size of pitch, flat area for tent, friendly staff, large area for children to play, able to choose own pitch.

    Disliked: 

    Showers and toilets could of been cleaner, pool water tasted funny not sure why, close to main road so very noisy.

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Never again! 17/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom lee_e271913 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring caravan or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The geese

    Disliked: 

    Everything especially the disgusting cleaning area, no hot water, very noisy,

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Good site - very large But needs facelift 16/08/2017

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

  • Electric grass touring caravan or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Kids entertainment for little ones
    Good pool
    Generally clean showers/ facilities
    Large pitch

    Disliked: 

    Camping grounds next to busy A27 - noisy all night
    Cars coming on site at night
    Some noisy groups (though their music drowned out the noise from A27! So not all bad)
    Facilities became more shabby through the weekend - women's showers often cool/ cold
    Play area a bit basic

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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 BST (GMT+01:00)   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

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.

Modifications are subject to a £20.00 fee.

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 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.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

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 29/09 (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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