Family caravan holidays and camping in Essex

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With so many on park facilities, there’s fun and enjoyment day and night!

There is so much to do at Waldegraves – there’s no time to get bored. Alongside our fun packed family entertainment programme, there are activities to suit the whole family including Crazy Golf, Pitch & Putt, UK Foot Golf, Golf Driving Range, Family Games Room, Kids Fun Zone, Coarse Fishing Lakes, Table Tennis, all weather sports court, access to our own private beach and outdoor heated swimming pool during the summer months.



Fishing Lakes

Waldegraves’ four lakes are stocked full of top quality Carp, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Perch and Gudgeon which are guaranteed to meet the expectations of the keenest angler. Managed by a permanent fishing warden, fish and their environments are maintained to the highest standard – making our park the No1 choice for fishing holidays in Essex. Our lakes have recently been improved with new swims added! Sea fishing from our beach is also very popular with our guests. Tackle and bait for both freshwater and sea angling are available from The Wheatgrain shop at Waldegraves. View our fishing ticket prices.

Essex holiday park with swimming pool

Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool

Our outdoor heated swimming pool is open May to September, weather permitting, with a separate toddler pool for the little ones to enjoy splashing in the water. You can relax in the sun on a deckchair in the garden overlooking the pool and enjoy refreshments from the poolside bar. Entry to our swimming pool is free for the holiday makers however, visitors are admitted only at the discretion of the park management and an additional charge will apply.

Swimming Pool Day Visitors

As Waldegraves is entering the busier season, a decision has been made in regards to day visitors using the swimming pool. Please see the opening times below.

Monday – Thursday – TERM TIME ONLY
9.30am-10.00am Adults Only
10.00am-6.00pm – General Admission

Adult £6
Child £5
Under 2’s – FREE

Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Closed to all day visitors
School and Bank Holidays – Closed to all day visitors


Crazy Golf

Our 9 Hole Crazy Golf is suitable for the whole family and the only one in our local area. Master the course and send your golf ball through the Dolphin, Octopus, and straight into the crocodile’s Mouth. Who Will Win?? Open all year round and only £4 per person.


Pitch & Putt

Waldegraves has both an eighteen hole pitch and putt golf course and an undercover, 10 bay, golf driving range for those who need their daily golfing fix! The course offers challenges to both experts and beginners alike. 18 Hole Pitch & Putt Golf Course (£4 per person) and an undercover, 10 bay, Golf Driving Range (from £2 for 25 balls). Contactless payment on machine.
Waldegraves was the first holiday park to have FootGolf in the UK, opening in 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. The beauty of the game lies in your being able to strategically combine power and precision every time you play Footgolf. And, of course, it is open to everyone for £4 per play. Click here for more information on our UK FootGolf course in Essex.


Boating Lake

Especially designed for you to bring your own rowing boats, inflatable boats and model boats, the Boating Lake is surrounded by picturesque trees and mown, grassy banks. It offers hours of fun for children and families who just like messing about in boats.

Bike Hire

On site bike hire and repairs, please contact Rob on 07956 192507 for all enquiries. Check out the best cycle routes on and around Mersea Island by clicking here.

Beach and Slipway

Water, for most craft, is deep enough approximately two hours either side of high water and is suitable for sailing dinghies, jet skis, speedboats, windsurfers, kite surfers and paddleboarders. Buoyed zones ensure that speedboats and jet skis do not stray into bathing areas. Proof of insurance must be presented & lodged with Reception on arrival, an additional charge will apply. Policies must contain a 3rd party liability limit minimum of £3,000,000. Our park is located right next to the beach so our guests can soak up the sun, explore the rock pools and build sandcastles all day long. Bathing from the beach is safe, however, we recommend that all children are supervised by an adult when playing or swimming in the sea.


Playgrounds & Sports Areas

Children’s outdoor play areas are available at Waldegraves. These are fully equipped with cargo netting, slides and bridges so your little ones can really enjoy a mini adventure!
Waldegraves has an all-weather, multi-purpose playing surface which offers young sports people plenty of room to practice their basketball, and football skills. Alongside the all-weather area is a grassed area which is perfect for organised team games and our 6m Activity Net provides a challenging experience for everyone! We also have a trim trail located behind the ball court.


Family Games Room – Amusement Arcade

Alongside of The Wheatsheaf there is a family games room with a full selection of gaming machines from racing cars to slot machines for light-hearted family fun. Tokens can be collected from most machines and exchanged for various prizes.
Please note, the arcade is run by an external company, opening times vary over the season. You can contact the owners via their Facebook page

Sammy and Bonnie Shop

Kids will love to take home a unique memento of their holiday at Waldegraves. Packed full with great value gifts, souvenirs and our Sammy and Bonnie soft toys which are a must for the little ones!


Food, Drink & Nightlife

Guests can take advantage of the extensive entertainments programme which runs at Waldegraves throughout the year. For full entertainment information please click here.

The Granary Bar & Restaurant

The Granary offers a superb selection of Hot and Cold meals taking advantage of the masses of quality fresh produce local to Mersea Island. Eat in the superb comfort of the Restaurant or on the decking overlooking the Swimming Pool. The Granary has a fully licensed bar with a great selection of draught & bottled beers, soft drinks for adults & children & fine wines from around the world. The menu selections include Pies, Steaks, superb fresh Fish & Chips, Aberdeen Angus Burgers and a Vegetarian and Vegan selection. Gluten Free is available upon request, please speak to your server on the day. Children are well looked after with their own menu plus a selection from the main menu in smaller portions. Fresh Homemade Daily Specials and a range of special offers to take advantage of The Granary is a must for all visitors to Waldegraves. There is also Free WiFi.


The Wheatgrain Shop

Our supermarket has an in store bakery and stocks various local produce together with a large range of grocery items, off licence, children’s play toys and souvenir gifts. No need to leave the park to get your everyday essentials. We also stock a wide selection of fishing tackle along with camping accessories and bottled gas. For your convenience, the shop is open from 8am every day.


The Barn & Wheatsheaf Clubhouse

Open every day during the peak season for all to enjoy. The Barn is friendly and relaxing, the perfect place to enjoy a quiet drink inside or out in the courtyard. Here you can find pool tables, air hockey, table tennis and darts.
The Wheatsheaf offers entertainment for all the family. Our Entertainment Manager Glen and the Teamstars have created a variety of entertainment options to ensure everyone has something to enjoy during their holiday. You’ll be able to enjoy live music, visiting acts, party bands, one-off special events, play bingo, get involved in the game shows and other in-house productions. PLUS there’s free WiFi in the club so you can stay connected! When you arrive, make sure to ask Reception for all the details about our Kids Club, Clubhouse opening times (reduced throughout non-school holidays) and what’s on during your stay. You can also check the “What’s On” wall in the Wheatsheaf entrance for the entertainment programme or check our entertainment facebook page.