Family caravan holidays and camping in Essex

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Summer holidays in Essex – Join us where the fun shines all day!

HLP-summerSun, Sea, Sand, Swimming Pool, Sammy Seagull and Bonnie Boxer… There is no end to the family fun on offer at Waldegraves in the summer time! Make the most of our family activities all day long including kids clubs, crazy golf, pitch & putt, outdoor pool, fishing lakes evening entertainment and much more! Whether you are looking for a fun filled camping break or a relaxing holiday in the comfort of a home from home holiday caravan, there is something for everyone this summer!

ELP-kidsSummer holidays in Essex

From the start of the summer in early June, there is so much going on in the local area, you would be mad not to make the most of what Mersea Island and nearby Colchester have to offer by making a break of it at Waldegraves. Why not treat dad to a weekend away for Fathers’ Day in June and book in for a Sunday Lunch at The Granary Restaurant.

In July, School is out for Summer marking the start of 6 whole weeks of fun. Spend the day splashing about in our outdoor swimming pool, kids club, family fun days and much more.

Make use of our boat slipway with your boat or jetski. Launch from our safe beach for hours of fun in the water at high tide.

Whether the weather is hot & sunny or your typical British Summer time, you can guarantee a holiday to remember with Waldegraves Family Holiday Park!



Our Mersea Island holiday parkDiscover the local area with a stay at our holiday park

Visitors to Mersea Island can enjoy exploring the local village and relax in one of the many eateries overlooking the harbour, known locally as Mersea Hard, or even have a go at a spot of crabbing. On the East side of the Island you will find Cudmore Grove Country Park which is home to native wildlife. Here you can also take the foot ferry across to nearby Brightlingsea and Point Clear St Osyth.

Mersea Island has a reputation for great food- and seafood in particular. And for those who like nothing more than fresh fish or oysters, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a local eatery! One of the most popular is the Company Shed, which has gained a reputation for exquisite locally caught seafood.


colchester-castleClose to great family attractions

Our Mersea Island holiday park is only a short distance from the busy town of Colchester, which is just 9 miles away. Here you can find an almost endless supply of amenities from shops, bars and restaurants to great family attractions, including Colchester Zoo and Colchester Castle. The town is also home to First Site, a contemporary art gallery, and Beth Chatto Gardens is also nearby. Nearby there are so many other places and attractions worth a visit, from Fingrinhoe Wick nature and Layer Marney Tower to the busy seaside resorts of Southend and Clacton.

So discover holidays in Essex with a stay at Waldegraves and explore all this popular region has to offer. For more information, take a look at our Mersea Island guide here.