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Carlton Meres Holiday Park

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Carlton Meres Holiday Park: Swimming pool

General

  • Woodland setting with two well-stocked fishing lakes
  • Indoor pool, fitness suite and family-friendly bar on site
  • Seven miles from the Suffolk Heritage Coast at Aldeburgh

This isn't Merely a Suffolk holiday park – it's a Suffolk holiday park with a whole heap to do. If the two fishing lakes at Carlton Meres Holiday Park in Suffolk don't have you wriggling in anticipation, all manner of other options are on site to lure you in.

Free activities and entertainment are held in high season (weekends from March to October), or there's splashing in the indoor pool for relaxed types, and a fitness suite and tennis court for the energetic. Or might you prefer wandering peaceably around the park's splendid woodland setting and woodland walk...?

The kids are sorted too – always an amicable option on holiday – with an adventure playground to keep them swinging about for hours, and the arts and crafts, karaoke, disco and outdoor activities of the kids' club which runs on weekends and during school holidays (small charge applies).

Guests of the roomy pitches at Carlton Meres have access to shower and toilet blocks, waste disposal points and fresh water points.

This site is a member of Lifestyle Living Group group.

Please note

Group bookings of 5 or more units (e.g. tent, caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 16/04 and 15/09 (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.

Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

The campground/park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

The restaurant is open between 05/04 and 02/11.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

The grocery shop is open between 05/04 and 02/11.

Reception is unmanned after 5 p.m.. Please inform the campground while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time so that the team can provide information about your unit/site.

The indoor swimming pool is open between 05/04 and 02/11.

Entertainment and activities are available between 05/04 and 02/11.

No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Single-sex parties of three or more people under 25 are not permitted on site.

The heated indoor swimming pool will be open from Easter 2019. Please show your entertainment pass (included in the price) for free swimming pool access.


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Reviews

8.6

Overall rating based on 92 reviews

 

85% would recommend this site to a friend.

85% would stay here again.

  78% described as Peaceful ?

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The camp was clean and quiet, the staff were helpful …29/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGary W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The camp was clean and quiet, the staff were helpful and friendly

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Camping pod was warm and clean. Really quiet and cosy. …10/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Camping pod was warm and clean. Really quiet and cosy. Indoor pool was very warm and had separate pool for little ones only 0.5m deep. In the evening went to the seaside to watch the sunset and it was only 20 min drive from the site. Really enjoyed our holiday. And staff was so nice to give us 2 pods next to each other as we went with another family.

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Really family friendly site, with lots for kids to do.03/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLee C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pod, entertainment, scenery

    Disliked: 

    Sausages

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Anonymous user

Good resort but not dog friendly20/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The park facilities

    Disliked: 

    Dogs not allowed in any facilities

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Clean facilities but staff was rude20/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDebbie M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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  • Liked: 

    The pods overall were lovely just what they said they was.

    Disliked: 

    Staff were rude we asked on three occasions before coming to be put together with our friends and we was told they would put it on our note but when o spoke to reception they said we hadn’t ever asked and there wasn’t anything on our notes to say we had asked. Also the toilets in the bar area was very dirty under the rim and around the basin it was also dusty and cobwebs around the bottom of the cubicle.

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Anonymous user

Pool and activities and pod r lovely. Very clean19/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Pool and activities and pod r lovely. Very clean

    Disliked: 

    Reception closed when we arrived at 8 pm. Had to go to the bar but no sign to say where to go. I did email to say we would arrive at 7.30. Also asked for our friends pod to be next to ours twice on email and one verbally but didn’t happen. No sign on bar door advising no dogs and several chairs outside of bar were torn. Couple of staff weren’t very helpful but some were lovely. A bit of training on customer services required.

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The facilities were clean and tidy, the pods were sited …17/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    The facilities were clean and tidy, the pods were sited in a nice a quiet area of the lakes and the staff were friendly and polite. The addition of coupons was really pleasant surprise and catered well for a range of guests potential likes e.g. food or drink

    Disliked: 

    It would be nice to be able to have tapped into the Wi-Fi at the pod.

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Wonderful surroundings beautiful pod lovely staff13/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomlouise e.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Anonymous user

Cabin and setting was beautiful12/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Cabin and setting was beautiful

    Disliked: 

    Facilities: no hot water in the showers/ no coffee or coke at the bar, food very limited and no milk alternatives/ no ice cream in the shop/ staff seem to have been lobotomised.

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Anonymous user

We a very lovely stay very dog friendly and the staff was very lovely09/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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  • Liked: 

    Everything it was quite and very friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Features

Coronavirus

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Digital food/drink menus

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitizing stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Swimming pool entry quota

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

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  • Rendham Road, Carlton, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England, IP17 2QP
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.2359°N 1.4623°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Broad Street — 21.6 kilometres
School Lane — 21.8 kilometres
Chaucer Street — 24.6 kilometres
Train stations
Saxmundham Rail Station — 3.0 kilometres
Darsham Rail Station — 5.9 kilometres
Wickham Market Rail Station — 10.4 kilometres
Ferry ports
Walberswick Ferry Landing — 16.6 kilometres
Southwold Ferry Landing — 16.7 kilometres
Bawdsey Ferry Landing — 27.7 kilometres
Airports
Norwich International Airport — 49.9 kilometres

Directions


On the A12: the site is signposted (Carlton Meres Holiday Park) in both directions. Do not follow your satnav for the last part of your journey as it will lead you to Lonely Farm campsite behind the park. Make sure you follow the signs for the park and turn right at the entrance for Carlton Meres Holiday Park.

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

After they've whirled around on site for a while, take the kids to the coast at Aldeburgh (20 minutes' drive) or Southwold (25 minutes) for days on the beach, buying freshly caught fish on the sands and enviously eyeing up the beach huts.

Walberswick (25 minutes) is also well worth a look, to birdwatch among its heath and marshlands, catch crabs on its beach or to take the ferry across the Blyth back to Southwold; you might spy some celebrity residents in this popular town too...

Both Felixstowe and Lowestoft are each within 45 minutes for additional Suffolk seaside trips; some time should be spent at Lowestoft for the Pleasurewood Theme Park too – and from there one can move onto the seaside at Great Yarmouth, an hour from the site, and the rest of the Norfolk coast or the Suffolk and Norfolk Broads.

Closer to home, take a trip to fab Framlington Castle (15 minutes) – where Mary Tudor was proclaimed queen, fact fans – and to Orford Castle (25 minutes), both managed by English Heritage and both rather spectacular.

See also, for wildlife-loving sprogs, the 2,000+ residents at Norfolk's Banham Zoo, just over an hour away, and walking among the parrots, mammals and reptiles of African safari park Africa Alive! at Kessingland (30 minutes), a colourful day out sure to have them squawking.

Must see

  • Framlingham Castle (8.0 kilometres)
  • Orford Castle (16.5 kilometres)
  • Orford Ness National Nature Reserve (16.8 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Orford Ness National Nature Reserve (16.8 kilometres)
  • Sutton Hoo (18.0 kilometres)

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 caravan
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Carlton Meres Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

29 - 22 days before arrival : 50% of the balance will be kept
21 - 15 days before arrival : 60% of the balance will be kept
14 - 8 days before arrival : 80% of the balance will be kept

Modifications are subject to a GBP20.00 ($34.16) 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. Carlton Meres 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.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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  • Does Carlton Meres Holiday Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Carlton Meres Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Carlton Meres Holiday Park? After they've whirled around on site for a while, take the kids to the coast at Aldeburgh (20 minutes' drive) or Southwold (25 minutes) for days on the beach, buying freshly caught … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Carlton Meres Holiday Park?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Carlton Meres Holiday Park? From $65.83 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Single-sex parties of three or more people under 25 are not permitted on site.

The heated indoor swimming pool will be open from Easter 2019. Please show your entertainment pass (included in the price) for free swimming pool access.

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