Just 90 minutes outside London you’ll find the Haven Orchards Holiday Park. Located in a pretty Essex tidal inlet, St Osyth, with direct access to the beach and nature reserve, this caravan retreat is a great escape from the big smoke, yet only 15 minutes from the fun-filled seaside resort of Clacton-on-Sea. Boasting coarse fishing lakes, a par 32 9/18 hole golf course, an all-weather bowling green a much more besides, The Orchards is an idyllic get away from the city’s concrete jungle.
There are heated indoor and outdoor pools to splash around in and the little ones will love the paddling area that’s especially for them, and there are bookable Water Confidence sessions that will help them to build self-assurance and have fun in the water. We’re sure that the kids will love the inflatables that they get to climb on and mess around with. For those that are a little braver and like a bit of action, there are a range of water activities available for hire, including Aqua Jets and Water Walkerz.
If you like the outdoors, then there’s plenty to keep you and the kids busy throughout your stay. You can enjoy some free football coaching that’ll help raise your game and improve your skills, or how about trying something different like archery or fencing. There are also fishing and golf coaching sessions to join. Get the family to head over to the sports court for a game of rounders or touch rugby, hire a kart and explore the park, or have a bounce around on the bungee trampolines.
There are daily Kids Clubs too, run by the Haven staff, who arrange for suitable sports, activities and adventures for children of differing ages, as well as free mini archery, fencing and football sessions to take part in. For early risers, there are the B Fit exercise sessions with Rory the Tiger and a fun time will be had by all at the wacky Character Sports Day.
Accommodation at The Orchards is so wide and varied, there’s something for all tastes and budgets from the superior Platinum range that offer flat screen TV’s and private parking, to the most affordable Standard variety that is comfortable and well-equipped but lets you save more of your pennies to spend while you’re away. If you have your own caravan, or prefer camping, then The Orchards has 69 pitches for hire. The electric pitches have spaces next to them for awnings and car parking while the camping pitches have parking nearby. Dog are welcome at the touring site, which has a heated shower block and facilities for disabled guests.
Facilities on site include the brand new SPAR convenience store that stocks a wide choice of food and non-food essentials for your stay. So if you’re deciding whether to pack a picnic for a trip to the beach, or have a sizzling barbecue dinner, you’re bound to find it right here. The SPAR store also features an take-away parlour which provides snacks such as toasted sandwiches, jacket potatoes and cakes as well as a range of hot foods such as whole roast chickens. There are also gifts, souvenirs and character merchandise on sale, along with local craft items too.
Eating at The Orchards offers a varied choice too; the Mash & Barrell is a modern-style lounge where you can get together for a relaxing drink or a family dinner. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a separate menu for the kids and you can connect to Wifi here. The Ferryboat Inn offers a range of snacks and bar meals, while the Papa John’s Pizza parlour will deliver a tasty hot pizza or pasta dish right to your caravan door. And, if you fancy something from the orient, there’s a Chinese take-away on site as well. Guests will find other conveniences such as cash machines, a launderette, post box and telephones all within the park.
After dinner you can sit back, relax and enjoy the fun programme of shows, games and parties in the Live Lounge, where you can watch performances such as Soapstar to Popstar, the Zoo Troop Character Show, the brand new Rock ‘n’ Roll Bingo and much more, which will keep you entertained and laughing throughout the evening.
The Orchards Holiday Village has the following types of accommodation.
- Static Caravans
The following facilities are available at The Orchards Holiday Village. Some facilities may not be available low season and some may be subject to a small fee.
- Indoor Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Kids Club
- Children's Entertainment
- Regular Evening Entertainment
- Take Away Food
- Water Sports
- Pets Allowed
- Direct Access To Beach