Discover the Essex coast this September and October with a relaxing Autumn break
Banish those post summer season blues… and book yourself an Autumn getaway on stunning Mersea Island!
Autumn is a fantastic time of year to visit the region. This quieter but no less beautiful time of year is ideal for those seeking a short break or longer stay out of season, when there’s less traffic, congestion and queues. And it’s also a great time of year to save money on your stay too, with some great deals to be had at our Essex holiday park.
Pack up your tent or hook up your caravan and come touring or camping at our coastal park, with pitches starting from just £25 per night in September and £20 per night in October. Take a closer look at our Essex campsite here…
Or why not treat yourself to a stay in one of our luxury holiday caravans? Choose from either our Gold or Platinum caravans, which come fully equipped with everything you need for the perfect self-catering holiday this Autumn! All come with central heating and double glazing so you can stay warm and cosy! Take a closer look at our caravan range here…
So much to see and do this Autumn
The peak summer season may be over but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to see and do. Waldegraves is a fantastic destination for year-round holidays and there’s a range of local attractions on our doorstep. There’s also a huge range of on-park activities, including fishing and golf and a great mix of live entertainment too!
Here’s our top 10 things to do this Autumn in Essex…
- Visit Colchester Zoo: Come rain or shine, Colchester Zoo is definitely worth a visit and a is a great family day out. It is regarded as one of the finest zoos in Europe with over 270 species to see in 60 acres of parkland and lakes.
- Explore Cudmore Grove Country Park: Anyone who stays with us simply must take the time to visit this stunning area of natural beauty and wildlife, situated in the far east of Mersea Island
- Beth Chatto Gardens is only a short distance from our park and is a lovely family day out. Transformed from an overgrown wasteland started in 1960, to the immaculate garden with beautiful countryside that it is today.
- See the Essex coast from a different perspective! Get out onto the water with a Lady Grace Boat Trip. These 20 minute harbour trips run every day and are available for special trips and on request.
- Hook a monster! We’re extremely proud of our 4 coarse fishing lakes and, whether you’re an expert angler or a complete beginner you simply have to give it a go! Waldegraves’ four lakes are stocked full of top quality Carp, Bream, Tench, Roach, Rudd, Perch and Gudgeon. Tackle and bait for both freshwater and sea angling are available from on-site Wheatgrain shop.
- Have you ever tried FootGolf? Waldegraves is the First holiday park to have FootGolf in the UK opened in season 2015. FootGolf is played on a golf course using a size 5 football. The object of the game is to get the ball into the hole using only your feet in the fewest number of shots possible. FootGolf is a very ‘addictive’ sport – it combines the best of football and golf, two of the most popular sports in the world.
- No visit to Essex is complete without a trip to the Tiptree Jam Shop and Tearoom, which is located nearby. Visit the place where the world famous Tiptree conserves are made and learn about the history of this renowned brand!
- See the Battle of Britain Air Show at Duxford on September 23rd or 24th. The show brings to life Duxford’s finest hour as an important Second World War fighter station defending Great Britain from aerial attack in 1940. Witness the majesty of a mass Spitfire flypast over the skies of IWM Duxford, where history was made during the Second World War, and get close to historic aircraft.
- Coggeshall Food & Drink Festival takes place on September 30th and October 1st and sees cookery demonstrations, a range of food and drink on offer and wine and beer tasting. And there’s a children’s area too!
- Aha Me Hearties! Head over to Harwich for the International Sea Shanty Festival, which takes place at various locations across the town. For three days Harwich becomes the sea shanty centre of the world, with many groups of shanty singers arriving and performing in a wide range of locations, pubs, clubs, al fresco, and on the deck of a ship that takes to the sea, and at the Redoubt Fort, where costumed re-enactors provide skirmishes and drill displays.