The county of Essex is the sunniest county and has one of the longest county coastlines in England. A pretty rural county with scenic countryside and spotted with charming villages, Essex has some real gems for visitors to discover; picturesque coastal walks, craggy coves and long stretches of gorgeous sandy beaches. The Waterside Holiday Park is located in St Lawrence Bay in the town of Maldon, sitting in beautifully landscaped grounds that meander down to the water’s edge, and is a perfect base for exploring the county.
The kids will simply love the indoor pool that offers a wide variety of activities to enjoy, including hydrodomes, sea scooters, and snorkelling, as well as hosting sessions for babies and toddlers. There are Aqua Team Games to take part in, such as water polo and volleyball and if you prefer to wade in the water outdoors, the nearest beach is just a 10 minute drive away.
The Waterside holiday park has a sauna and spa, so visitors here can really kick-back and chill out during their stay. If you’re a sporty kind, then you can get signed-up to take part in the Track & Field events – introduced to celebrate the 2012 Olympics being hosted here in Great Britain. There are a range of events to enjoy from serious competitive activities to daft races and then there are the Triple ‘A’ Afternoons where you get to take part in the Retro Sports Day, Knock Your Block Off and range of other fun-filled events. If that’s not enough to keep you going, then how about a game of darts or pool or the Ready Steady Bow competition where you get to fire a crossbow and aim to complete a series of tasks.
The park’s Kids Clubs will keep them busy from morning to night. The Little Sparks is suitable for younger children under the age of 5, while the 5-11 year olds can join Sparky’s Krew for a host of activities, games, crafts and sporting challenges. There is also a children’s playground and amusement arcade on site. Evening entertainment at Waterside is plentiful with family games and competitions to take part in, comedy acts, live cabaret shows, themed party nights and classics such as karaoke and bingo to enjoy.
For breakfast, lunches and dinners, the Water’s Edge Tavern offers a wide variety of dishes to choose from, including a range of healthy options and a separate menu for the little ones. There’s a takeaway too, so you can grab a quick bite and take it back to your holiday home, or bag a picnic lunch for a trip to the beach, while the Costa Coffee kiosk is the perfect place to pick up a steam hot cappuccino or latte.
For all your essential food and non-food requirements you’ll find that the Park Shop stocks all you will need during your stay, competitively priced and really convenient. They even have a range of gifts and souvenirs for you to take home. Visitors can connect to Wifi in communal areas (for a small charge) and there’s a launderette on site too.
The range of accommodation at Waterside has something to offer all budgets, from the centrally heated, double glazed Gold Plus standard that come with flat screen TVs and DVD players, through to the well priced Bronze range that provide all your home comforts at a great value price. Dogs are welcome in the Bronze standard caravans for a charge, but you must specify that you are bringing your pet when you book.
There are touring and camping pitches available for hire at Waterside too, with the option of staying on an electric or non-electric grass pitches that are 6×8 in size. The touring area has WC and shower blocks, a covered dishwashing area, drinking water taps, with facilities for disabled guests and baby changing. Dogs are welcome for small supplement and there are seasonal pitches available to rent too.
Waterside Holiday Park has the following types of accommodation.
- Static Caravans
The following facilities are available at Waterside Holiday Park. Some facilities may not be available low season and some may be subject to a small fee.
- Indoor Pool
- Children's Playground
- Kids Club
- Children's Entertainment
- Regular Evening Entertainment
- Take Away Food
- Pool Table
- Water Sports
- Pets Allowed