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- Quiet family-friendly Mersea Island site, family-run since 1923
- Wildlife haven, woodland walks, games field and two play areas
- Close to the beach and with a pub a few minutes' walk away
There are many special things about award-wining Fen Farm, points out its friendly family team… and you'll see just how many when you arrive to pitch up.
This peaceful and family-friendly site on Essex's Mersea Island is five minutes' walk from the beach and surrounded by scenic fields making up a wildlife haven for local critters and plants. Pitches are properly spacious and there's loads of room to spread out with your kit, whether you're pitching up with friends or just want your own privacy.
Fen Farm is a place for those who shudder at the thought of noisy and flashy clubhouses and who are looking for a quiet retreat in the countryside. It has two play areas, a field for rounders and cricket, and a woodland area for hide and seek to keep you entertained… or you could go wildlife watching with the kids around the site, at the country park next door, or at the nature reserve within a mile and a half.
A pub is a few minutes' walk away and a shop is next to the site. Bigger shops as well as takeaways and famed seafood restaurants are 10 minutes' drive away in West Mersea.
Open from 04/12/2021 to 10/31/2021
Open from 03/18/2022 to 10/30/2022
Tourist board rating
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Group bookings of 7 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
The park caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
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Electric optional grass pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
Pitch size : Max 8.0m width x 4.0m depth (26.2ft width x 13.1ft depth) Calculated area: 32.0m² (344.4ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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Wait until they open the showers!
Better than expected, less than 5 minutes walk to the …
A good mixture of tents and caravans; a really clean and great site.
Very helpful and friendly Wardens Toilets clean and warm. Pitches …
Excellent clean site , very well spaced , friendly helpful staff.
Will definitely be going back, just what we needed. Thanks Fen Farm
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Dog walk nearby
Large (51-200 sites)
Horseback riding nearby
Touring and motorhomes
- Coach stations
Thorrington (Essex): Crossroads Coach Stop
— 6.5 kilometres
6.5 kilometres St Osyth: Kings Arms Coach Stop — 6.6 kilometres
6.6 kilometres St Osyth: Shangri La Caravan Park Coach Stop — 6.8 kilometres
- Train stations
Alresford (Essex) Rail Station
— 7.1 kilometres
7.1 kilometres Wivenhoe Rail Station — 7.6 kilometres
7.6 kilometres Great Bentley Rail Station — 8.8 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Point Clear Ferry Landing
— 2.9 kilometres
2.9 kilometres Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 3.2 kilometres
3.2 kilometres Burnham on Crouch Ferry Landing — 21.7 kilometres
London Southend Airport
— 31.4 kilometres
Mersea Island's a spectacular little place to roam around and to use as a base for venturing around the Essex and East Anglican coast: spend your whole hol here or alternative beach and nature days with sightseeing in Colchester 25 minutes' drive north.
The country park next door is Cudmore Grove, on Mersea's eastern side. This a top spot for family days, with a beach, grassland, meadows and a coastal-themed play area all on a 102-acre site that's crammed with history too: look out for World War II pillboxes and gun emplacements as well as the remains of the 16th-century fort.
And did you know, vino fans, that Mersea has a vineyard? Have a tour of the family-owned vineyard and brewery in Rewshall's Lane on the east of the island, before a taster of its wines and ales then a cream tea, lunch or another wine/ale at the tearoom.
Round off your stay with a look at the history of this handsome and ancient isle at the Mersea Island Museum (15 minutes' drive), telling the tale of local fishing, oystercatching and boat building.
- firstsite (12.3 kilometres)
- Colchester Castle Museum (12.5 kilometres)
- Colchester Zoo (13.1 kilometres)
- Bourne Mill (10.8 kilometres)
- Flatford: Bridge Cottage (18.9 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||1 p.m. –||9 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Fen Farm Caravan and Camping Site cancellation policy
No refunds within 5 weeks of arrival date.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Fen Farm Caravan and Camping Site will debit the balance from your card 5 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 5 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkVisa
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Fen Farm Caravan and Camping Site have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Fen Farm Caravan and Camping Site dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Fen Farm Caravan and Camping Site? Mersea Island's a spectacular little place to roam around and to use as a base for venturing around the Essex and East Anglican coast: spend your whole hol here or alternative beach … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Fen Farm Caravan and Camping Site?
Camping and touring Arrive: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Fen Farm Caravan and Camping Site? From R376,18 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability