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Swim, Fish, Eat, Enjoy – There’s so much to do at Waldegraves Holiday Park

Essex holiday park with swimming pool

Swimming Pool

Our outdoor heated swimming pool is open May to September, weather permitting. There is 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 to pool and enjoy refreshments from the poolside bar.

Fishing Lakes

Waldegraves’ four lakes are stocked full of top quality Carp, Bream, Tench, Roach, Rudd, Perch and Gudgeon which are guaranteed to meet the expectations of the keenest angler. Managed by a permanent fishing wardens, fish and their environments are maintained to the highest standard. Sea fishing from our private 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, Mersea Island, Essex. View our fishing ticket prices.

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??


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.
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. 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. 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, 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.

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 and windsurfers. 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. Policies must contain a 3rd party liability limit minimum of £3,000,000. Bathing from our private 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 large, grassed area which is perfect for organised team games or a fun kick-about.

Family Games Room

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.

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 Handmade Pies, Wick Farm Steaks, superb fresh Fish & Chips, Aberdeen Angus Burgers and a Vegetarian selection. 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. Why not take a closer look by taking a virtual tour.

The Wheatgrain Supermarket

Priding itself particularly on fresh produce, The Wheatgrain Supermarket bakes its own fresh bread every morning just in time for breakfast! Stocks of other local produce are also available together with a large range of foodstuffs, children’s play toys and souvenir gifts. A wide selection of fishing tackle for both freshwater and sea fishing along with camping accessories and bottled gas are also stocked. For your convenience, the shop is open from 8am everyday. Take a closer look at our supermarket by taking a virtual tour.

The Barn & Wheatsheaf

The Barn & Wheatsheaf are open every day during peak season for all to enjoy. Open until late, The Barn is friendly and relaxing, the perfect place to enjoy a quiet drink inside or out in the courtyard. The Wheatsheaf offers entertainment for all the family (see entertainments programme for details). The Wheatsheaf has pool tables for the over 18’s only and a seating area overlooking The Barn. At the side of The Wheatsheaf there is a family games room with a pool table, air hockey, tennis tables and much more…Please note that the Barn & The Wheatsheaf are only open for limited periods during quieter times. Why not take a closer look by taking a virtual tour.