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Waldegraves Holiday Park

General

  • Family-friendly site on Mersea Island
  • Plenty of activities in the park and nearby area
  • Heated swimming pool

Wahey, it's Mersea Island! One of the (admittedly many) favourite places of Pitchup.com on the south-east coast, Mersea and its oysters have been known for centuries and the place has been popular with visitors since pre-Roman times.

And wahey, it's Waldegraves Holiday Leisure Park, a spiffing family option for Mersea Island holidays. There's heaps to do here for when you're not out exploring the island: a heated outdoor pool, clubhouse with licensed bar, family games room, playground and sports area are just for starters – and best of all, the park has access to its own private sandy beach...

Park characters Sammy Seagull and Bonnie Boxer are on hand along with the human members of the Waldegraves team to entertain guests, with other entertainment on site coming in the form of a coarse fishing lake, all-weather sports court, crazy golf, foot golf, pitch and putt and a driving range. The Granary restaurant and The Wheatgrain shop will sort foodie supplies.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA 5 pennants

Please note

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

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.

Group bookings of 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

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

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Facilities/activities including crazy golf, foot golf, pitch and putt and the driving range are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 04/30 and 09/05 (subject to weather conditions).


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9.2

Overall rating based on 157 reviews

 

96% would recommend this park to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  44% described as Peaceful ?

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Excellent site, highly recommend09/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDaniel B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • FHU grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Facilities were very clean, staff very friendly, very quiet at night allowing us to sleep well.

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Good site for the kids. Everything you need.09/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • FHU grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Good facilities, the kids loved the pool. Location was great - just a short walk to the beach. Security was good so the noise levels were kept down.

    Staff were good.

    Disliked: 

    There was a couple of occassions when the toilets could have been cleaner and the pool got busy but it was a busy time of the year. There were a group of kids being a bit of a nuisance riding about on bikes in the dark each night. Not sure why their parents let them run wild.

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback about us. Cleanliness is very much a priority and our housekeeping department consistently monitor our facilities, however, should you have reported any to be unsatisfactory, we would have rectified the matter immediately.

We hope that your experience does not prevent you from visiting us in the future.

Kind regards, Waldegraves Team

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great for young children09/02/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNatasha N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    pool and shop on site

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Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback about us and we look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards, Waldegraves Team

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great for young children09/02/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNatasha N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    pool and shop on site

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback about us and we look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards, Waldegraves Team

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Would definitely return to this site!!!09/01/2019

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

  • FHU grass site
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    The pitch was lovely. Request listened to when we asked to be close to toilets due to having a young one, hedges to separate each pitch which was great for a little extra privacy. Toilet and shower block were clean and cleaned regularly. So much for the children to do. Pool was warm and clean and lifeguards on top form with supervising the pool. Children’s entertainment good and activities throughout the day & evening to keep them occupied. Park, trampolines, hire of bikes:go karts for the children. We were never stuck for things to do. Nice beach with in walking distance, but stoney. Mini golf also available.

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From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback about us and we look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards, Waldegraves Team

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Excellent for all ages, very clean and today.09/01/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKimberly R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    We really enjoyed this camp site. We chose here as it was close to family and and we are so glad we did. It had everything you needed and more. The shop was well stocked lots of choice like a mini supermarket.
    Shower block and toilet blocks were always immaculate. Considering the amount of tents and touring caravans. Not a piece of litter in sight.

    The park was amazing for older ones and younger, space to play football.
    Crazy golf, football golf, golf!
    Go crab fishing, hire bikes.

    Out door swimming pool is heated plenty of roomTo play and relax.

    Recycling facilities were there.

    The staff just lovely always smiling.
    We didn’t get to stay as long due to family commitments.

    But we will be returning next year. And considering this to be our annual place to visit on our camping trip to see family.

    Just over all had a wonderful time and can’t wait to head back next year.

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From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback about us and we look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards, Waldegraves Team

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9 out of 10, good site.09/01/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWayne R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • FHU grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Clean and well maintained site, lovely outdoor pool, well thought out amenities 2 minute walk from a beautiful beach, plenty of showers, toilets and sinks in washing up area.

    Disliked: 

    Only critisisum although no issues myself, security compared to other sites seemed too keen and some of their duties would have been best delighted to a site warden.

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback about us and we look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards, Waldegraves Team

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Great camp . Will definitely be going back and recommending08/31/2019

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

  • Primitive grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Campsite was amazing . Kids loved using the boating lake .
    Toilets , showers and washing up area extremely clean.
    Security staff we very helpful and liked to see them around the camp during day and evening.
    Already planning to come back next year

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback about us and we look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards, Waldegraves Team

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A brilliant visit with great facilities, a very clean well kept site.08/30/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCassie P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • FHU grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    How clean everything was.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback about us and we look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards, Waldegraves Team

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Very clean lovely staff pitches fantastic08/29/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJennifer P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass site
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  • Liked: 

    I liked every thing I have nothing bad to say I love this place

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback about us and we look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards, Waldegraves Team

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Features

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

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal sites

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Location

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  • Mersea Island, Colchester, Essex, England, CO5 8SE
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.7779°N 0.9487°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Thorrington (Essex): Crossroads Coach Stop — 5.6 miles
St Osyth: Kings Arms Coach Stop — 5.8 miles
Alresford (Essex): Main Rd Coach Stop — 5.9 miles
Train stations
Wivenhoe Rail Station — 5.4 miles
Alresford (Essex) Rail Station — 5.7 miles
Great Bentley Rail Station — 7.1 miles
Ferry ports
Point Clear Ferry Landing — 3.6 miles
Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 3.7 miles
Burnham on Crouch Ferry Landing — 12.0 miles
Airports
London Southend Airport — 17.9 miles

Directions


Join the B1025 to Mersea Island. Cross the Strood Channel via ‘The Causeway’ and then take the left fork to East Mersea. Take the second turning to the right and follow the brown and cream Tourist Board signs to Waldegraves.

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

Mersea is the most easterly inhabited island in the UK and although it's only about seven square miles has quite a bit to do among its unspoiled landscape.

Exploring the local village from Waldegraves Holiday Leisure Park and sitting with a picnic taking in the fab views over the Blackwater Estuary should see you sorted to start with, then we'd suggest a bit of crabbing, wandering among the native wildlife of Cudmore Grove Country Park to the island's east, and a meal in one of the many eateries overlooking the harbour Mersea Hard... The foot ferry across to nearby Brightlingsea and Point Clear near St Osyth is on the island's east side.

Off the island, another Pitchup.com fave Colchester is only nine miles away – zoo and castle a must – or you could trek around other nearby parks like Colchester's Highwoods Country Park and Hadleigh Castle Country Park in Suffolk.

Must see

  • Colchester Zoo (7.6 miles)
  • firstsite (7.9 miles)
  • Colchester Castle Museum (8.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Bourne Mill (7.0 miles)
  • Coggeshall Grange Barn (12.8 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

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  1 p.m.

Waldegraves Holiday and Leisure Park cancelation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

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

Modifications are subject to a £15.00 ($19.41) fee.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

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 cancelations 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. Waldegraves Holiday and Leisure Park will debit the balance from your card 10 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Sites: a £10.00 ($13.90) 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 at the park

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £15.00 ($19.41) fee.

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 leashes 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.

Extras
Facilities/activities including crazy golf, foot golf, pitch and putt and the driving range are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No bachelor/bachelorette 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.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 04/30 and 09/05 (subject to weather conditions).

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Sites
Sites: a £10.00 ($13.90) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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