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Guide to Xmas events in Essex

Planning a caravan or touring holiday in Essex this winter? Looking for things to do over the festive period? Read our guide to festive feel-good Xmas events in Essex Christmas Markets in Essex Everyone loves a Christmas Market! Traditionally filled with sumptuous goodies and great gift ideas, these pop up markets are a lovely way


Restaurants in Essex: Enjoy great food nearby

Our holiday park is located close to some top local restaurants, meaning there’s plenty of choices. Take a break from the self-catering lifestyle and go out to enjoy some good food nearby instead. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite local restaurants:  The Company Shed, West Mersea – 3 miles from Waldegraves Holiday


Special £99 2 night midweek stay offer 

Book a 2 night midweek stay in one of our Gold Grade holiday homes for only £99 + breakfast included!   Discover a stunning coastal landscape and sample a slice of island life with a great value 2 night midweek break. Offer valid 1st – 20th December 2019, 24th – 28th February, 2nd – 31st March,

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Guide to the best summer events in Essex

Mersea Island and its surrounding area is jam-packed with events and activities during the summer making it a great place for a caravan holiday in Essex with the family. The island itself is a great place to explore, with its small but thriving fishing port, winding creeks, nature reserves and picturesque beach. Plus, here are


“Certificate of Excellence 2019” award from Tripadvisor to Waldegraves Holiday Park

We have received the “Certificate of Excellence 2018” award from Tripadvisor! Thank you so much for your support. The certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor is now a very well established award. It is an achievement based award solely around the hospitality businesses that work hard enough to receive great customer reviews. If you take the


How to encourage wildlife into your garden

Increasing the biodiversity of your plot doesn’t have to be hard, or compromise the way your garden looks. Here are a few small changes you could make to the way you manage your garden that can bring major benefits for the creatures that call it home. Choosing the right flowers Flowers provide pollen and nectar for bees, butterflies


Thank you from St Helena Hospice

Today Waldegraves received a thank you from St Helena Hospice. We are pleased with our contribution and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for your donations.


Our Commitment to the Environment and Community Engagement

PROUD OF MERSEA David and Chris continue to support local communities and charities. This year, alongside other sponsorships, Waldegraves is a Lead Sponsor of the “Proud of Mersea” program which aims to achieve a totally litter-free environment on Mersea Island. There is a “Proud of Mersea” notice board outside Reception with the information about the


Waldegraves signs up again for Essex Big Weekend

Excitement is building for Visit Essex’s Essex Big Weekend! Residents will be able to visit some of our county’s finest tourist attractions for FREE! Waldegraves, along with other attractions across the county, have donated FREE tickets for residents to use on 6th and 7th April 2019. Residents can bid for available tickets to as many


Mersea Island Lions Club Presentation Evening 2019

At Waldegraves, we understand the importance of supporting small local businesses and the local community. Waldegraves offer the perfect opportunity for this by hosting some great events and our entertainment/facilities are open to the public. Each year, we provide support to the local charities and communities we work within via a wide range of sponsorships

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