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Royal Umpire Caravan Park

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General

  • Well-kept, landscaped pitch and wigwam park on the edge of Croston
  • Set out in green meadows with a well-tended garden and play area
  • Excellent location and surrounded by traditional pubs/restaurants

Score! Royal Umpire Caravan Park at Leyland in Lancashire hits quite a few goals if you're looking for a holiday park in England's north-west that's close to the sands at Southport, and within easy reach of ringing the tills/partying in Preston or lighting up the kids' faces in Blackpool.

It's rather ace on site too at this neatly kept and prettily set out park, with peaceful green meadows and a sunken garden to sink into with a book and a cuppa. There's a mini football pitch for mini Ronaldos (there might be quite a few of these given the park's location near Liverpool and Manchester), and a well-equipped play area with a soft wood bark surface, swings, slides and a climbing frame if the kids want to make a bit of a racket. The shower blocks are centrally heated and have free hot water, baby changing and disabled access.

Several reasonably-priced and family-friendly pubs and restaurants are in the area: check out the Highfield, serving breakfast from 8 until 11am, two-for-one deals on mains and a Sunday carvery; the Wheatsheaf, with an excellent range of real ales (hurrah!), freshly prepared meals and events (quiz night on Tuesdays, live music on Saturdays and karaoke once a month); the Bangladeshi restaurant Panshi and the Italian restaurant Fresco Fresco.

Dogs will find Royal Umpire right in their league too, as it's dog-friendly and has a big area set aside for canine constitutionals – result.

This site is a member of Harrison Leisure UK group.
Silver David Bellamy Conservation Award

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.

Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

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

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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


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8.8

Overall rating based on 149 reviews

 

88% would recommend this site to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

 

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would recommend and use again 02/14/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom westmare2015 Confirmed

  • Classic electric gravel touring pitch (2 adults and 3 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    pitches were level good access to park, clean toilet block, under cover washing up area

    Disliked: 

    no path to reception from pitches had to walk on road and no path to main road path no wifi

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If you have a van as your transport do not go to this site you will be 02/13/2018

mark_c206217

  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nothing to like after been told of site policy regarding a van as a means of transport

    Disliked: 

    If you have a van whether it be a small van or large van, you will be asked to leave site straight away, even if you want to visit some one.. DO NOT BOTHER WASTING YOUR TIME HERE GO ELSE WHERE, you may be appreciated more there....

From the manager...

Dear ?
Due to the fact that you did not even have a reservation with Royal Umpire and that you were visiting a customer on the park, we are not at liberty to answer your review, BUT just to clarify if you had of made a reservation onto Royal Umpire then it would have been made clear to you that we do not accept transit vans, work vans, commercial vans and so on, as we are a holiday park and not a car park for work vans.

Kind regards
Stacie Bridges

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Would stay again 02/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom kate_r106042 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Classic electric gravel touring pitch (2 adults and 3 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean peaceful site. Clean and warm toilet blocks. Close to two local pubs that serve good food.

    Disliked: 

    Can’t have a fire in a pit but can have a bbq

From the manager...

Dear Guest
We are happy to hear your enjoyed your stay with us here at Royal Umpire, found our site and facilities clean and site overall peaceful.
Unfortunately we don't accept fire pits for health and safety reasons but as stated your BBQs are fine as an additional cooking appliance.
Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again
Kind regards
R.Rust

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Excellent site 02/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom deborah_a395912 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch (superior, 2 adults and 3 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely site with big pitches.you have a key to the shower and toilet block which are lovely and clean,the pub right across the road also does brilliant meals i would definitely recommend this site

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Dear Guest
Thank you for your lovely review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, found our facilities clean, liked the size of our touring pitches and the local pub
We hope to see you again
Kind regards
R.Rust

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lovely site lovely clean warm facilities friendly staff level pitches 02/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom louise a. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Classic electric gravel touring pitch (2 adults and 3 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    very clean and lovely camp staff very helpful

    Disliked: 

    weather lol x

From the manager...

Dear Guest
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, found our site clean and staff helpful
Thank you for your review
We hope to see you again
Kind regards
R.Rust

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Lovely clean site toliets shower block spotless liķed music in them . 01/29/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom rose_b188694 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Classic electric gravel touring pitch (2 adults and 3 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Play area

    Disliked: 

    No wifi

From the manager...

Dear Guest
Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear you liked our play area on site. We don't advertise that we have Wi-Fi on site but we do have it around the office area, some holiday makers site on the benches outside the office to use the Wi-Fi.

We do hope to see you again
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R.Rust

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Very helpful we’ll be visiting again. 01/23/2018

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

  • Electric gravel touring pitch (superior, 2 adults and 3 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very helpful we’ll be visiting again.

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From the manager...

Dear Guest
Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear your found our staff here very helpful.
We look forward to seeing you again
Kind regards
R.Rust

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Nice big pitch but slightly odd campsite 01/23/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John B. Confirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch (superior, 2 adults and 3 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice big fully service pitch. Good hot showers

    Disliked: 

    It seems a very odd 'touring site' as good majority of the pitches where seasonal ones, further more it appeared people were "living" there rather than just holidaying. Many large caravans with equally large awnings which were set out as living rooms, judging from plants etc around caravans they have been there a few years. The one opposite where we pitched had a large TV, which was quite loud until 11pm, living gas fire, sofa and dinning table and chairs

From the manager...

Dear Guests
We are happy to hear you liked the allocated pitch and liked our shower facilities.

We are sorry you found our park more seasonal than holiday, this time of year we are fairly quiet the touring season itself will start to get a lot busier and the atmosphere will get a lot more holiday orientated around the Easter period onwards as this is when our peak season starts. At present we do have more seasonal customers than holiday makers due to time of year, a lot of customers just come up at weekends and half term or are retired and may spend the majority of their week here, but changing how the park feels as a whole in terms of making it feel as holiday orientated as it should is something we can definitely look in to.
Thank you for tour review, we take on board all feedback
Kind regards
R.Rust

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Highly Recommend. Excellent site! 01/15/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Elaine L. Confirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch (superior, 2 adults and 3 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We love this site. Quiet and peaceful, friendly staff, an ideal getaway for us at the weekend. Perfect pitches, toilet/ shower blocks are spotlessly clean and warm. Lovely pub just across the road serving fab food. What more do you need. We plan to visit Royal Umpire regularly.

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From the manager...

Dear Guest

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us here at Royal Umpire, found your stay quiet and peaceful, facilities clean and warm, staff friendly and liked the local pub just over the road
Thank you for your lovely review
We hope to see you again
Kind regards
R.Rust

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Very clean and peaceful site, the pub at the end ... 01/15/2018

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

  • Electric gravel touring pitch (superior, 2 adults and 3 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very clean and peaceful site, the pub at the end with play area was very good, wash rooms very clean

    Disliked: 

    None

From the manager...

Dear Guest
Thank you for your review we are happy to hear you found our site peaceful and clean overall and liked the local pub and what it had to offer
We hope to see you again
Kind regards
R.Rust

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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

FHU sites

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal sites

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis 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)

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Location

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  • Southport Road, Croston, Leyland, Lancashire, England, PR26 9JB
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.6640°N 2.7509°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Chorley Interchange — 8.2 kilometres
Preston Bus Station — 11.4 kilometres
Freckleton Coach Stop — 12.7 kilometres
Train stations
Croston Rail Station — 1.8 kilometres
Rufford Rail Station — 5.0 kilometres
Euxton Balshaw Lane Rail Station — 5.2 kilometres
Ferry ports
Liverpool Belfast Ferry Terminal Bootle — 29.8 kilometres
Liverpool Isle of Man & Dublin Terminal — 33.1 kilometres
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 33.1 kilometres
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 37.0 kilometres
Manchester Airport Terminal 2 — 45.5 kilometres
Manchester Airport Terminal 1 — 46.1 kilometres

Directions


From the M6 south:
Come off the M6 at Junction 27. Up the slip road turn left and immediately move to the right hand lane, turn right towards Chorley, Eccleston. Stay on this road for about 15 minutes (mind speed camera as they are active). You will eventually pass a Citroen garage on your right. Go over the bridge and follow road A581 Croston/Southport to the left. At the end of this road turn left. We are on the right, just after Leyland Garden Centre (approximately half mile).

From the M6 north:
Leave the M6 at Junction 28. Down the slip road turn right at the traffic lights. Turn right at the next traffic light into A49 (opposite Hayrick pub). Stay on the A49 until you come to a mini island and go straight across. At next mini island, turn right onto the A581 signposted Southport, Euxton Mills Pub. Follow this road for a couple of miles and we are on the right, just after Leyland Garden Centre.

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

Royal Umpire Caravan Park's location is right on the ball if you're game for exploring the north-west: it's easy to get to all the region's main towns and cities from here as well as the Lancashire coast just to the west and the Forest of Bowland to the north-east.

Manchester, Liverpool and Blackpool don't need much of an intro from us and should probably have at least a day/night out spent in each, as should Preston, which includes the biggest gallery space in Lancashire at the Preston Free Public Library, and Bolton, found by boffins to be England's friendliest town.

Back at base, Croston is a comely, and quirky, little village: they celebrate Bastille Day here every 14 July, for example – ooh la la. Eat/drink your way around town or, for more substantial shopping, take your readies to the five floors of the Botany Bay Mill in Chorley. Cedar Farm at Mawdesley sells crafts, clothing and gifts and has a monthly farmers' market.

If the kids need mollifying after a morning at the shops, take them to Worden Park in Leyland to let off steam: it has open meadows, mature woodlands and a hedge maze to run around in, a miniature railway, nine-hole golf course and lots of wildlife to see.

Must see

  • Camelot Theme Park (4.9 kilometres)
  • WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre (8.9 kilometres)
  • Forest of Bowland (10.2 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Rufford Old Hall (5.1 kilometres)
  • Formby (24.6 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 touring
Arrive:  noon –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Reception is unmanned after 5pm. If arriving out of office times there will be a warden on call to check you in. His number can be found on the reception window.

Royal Umpire Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 12 weeks of arrival date.

Modifications are subject to a <strong>£5,00</strong> (R82,62) fee.

Bookings cannot be amended within 2 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

Royal Umpire Caravan Park will debit the full amount from your card immediately. This includes a 15% non-refundable deposit.

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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.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

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

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.

Changes to your holiday
Modifications are subject to a £5,00 (R82,62) fee.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 a.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 01/01 and 31/12.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

General
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.

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

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £50,00 (R829,54) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Additional terms

Please note, rate includes up to 2 adults and 3 children. Occupancy cannot exceed this number with no exceptions made. Additional adults must book a separate pitch.

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