Family caravan holidays and camping in Essex

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Winter Special – 2 night midweek stay including Breakfast £129*

Book a 2 night midweek stay in one of our Gold Grade holiday homes for only £129 + breakfast included!  

Discover a stunning coastal landscape and sample a slice of island life with a great value 2 night midweek break. Offer valid on selected dates January, February, March, October, November and December. We only take telephone bookings for this offer, subject to availability, Breakfast includes a maximum of 4 guests. Food choices from our ‘2 Night Special’ Breakfast Menu. This offer is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or as a consecutive stay within the same week. T’s & C’s apply.

Gold Holiday Home Range

The Gold package holiday homes have everything you need for a great value holiday. Our holiday homes comfortably accommodate 6 people, with a master bedroom and two twin bedrooms. There is also a pull out sofa bed in the lounge. There are two bathrooms, one with a modern shower unit. The holiday homes feature a fully equipped kitchen with a gas oven, microwave, kettle and toaster. It has a full central heating system and double glazing throughout, with radiators in every room and an additional fireplace in the lounge. There is also parking next to your accommodation. All holiday homes include a gated sundeck and WiFi.

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The pictures shown are for illustrative purposes only. We have a number of varying models across the hirefleet.


Why choose short breaks in Essex at Waldegraves?

There is so much to see and do nearby, even if you can only spare a few days for a stay with us. To help you work out how to spend your time, we’ve put together a handy guide for three days of events and activities!


colchester-castleDay 1

10am: Start your day with a trip to Colchester, which is just 9 miles away. Here you can visit the fantastic Colchester Zoo, home to hundreds of rare and exotic creatures. And when you’ve finished why not head over to Colchester Castle, the largest Norman Keep in Europe! Colchester is also a great place for some shopping and lunch
2pm: After a spot of lunch head back to Mersea Island and get ready to explore! A visit to the island’s Cudmore Grove nature reserve is a must for anyone staying at Waldegraves. The whole family will love this wilderness with plenty of walks available along the coast too.
6pm: West Mersea is a great place to grab some food and, in particular, seafood. The Company Shed and West Mersea Oyster Bar are two of our favourite places to eat . If you love shellfish then you won’t be disappointed!


beth-chatto-gardensDay 2

10am: No holiday in Essex is complete without a visit to the legendary Tiptree Jam Factory Visitor Centre and tea room . Learn all about the history of this famous jam-making family – and enjoy a cuppa and some tasty treats too!
2pm: Head over to Beth Chatto Gardens and wander around this glorious garden paradise. The garden was rescued from an overgrown and un-cared for wasteland into the beautiful garden that it is today. Well worth a visit!
6pm: Enjoy an evening of great food without leaving our holiday park! There is a great range of fantastic dishes at the on-site Granary Restaurant.


granary-bar-restaurantDay 3:

10am: Head over to nearby West Mersea and take a morning walk along the beach. Watch the wildfowl and boats out on the water – a relaxing way to start the day
2pm: If the sun is out why not visit one of Essex’s popular beach resorts? But rather than head to Southend or Clacton why not try somewhere a little quieter? Frinton-on-Sea is one such resort that is well worth a visit on a sunny day! In the later afternoon why not head back to our holiday park and make the most of the afternoon by enjoying our leisure facilities.
6pm: Spend the evening at one of the many top quality restaurants nearby. If you want fine dining or just great food then you really will be spoilt for choice!