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Park FAQs for The Orchards

All the information, facts and figures you need to plan your stay at this holiday park.

Basic information

Orchards Holiday Village
St Osyth, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO16 8LJ
Telephone No:
0871 231 0861 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras)
Park open dates:
20 March
02 November

Touring & camping


Electric pitches

Tents/trailer tents:
Electric pitches
Check-in time:
Check-out time:
Pup tents:

Not allowed

Check-in/out times


Deluxe Plus:
Standard Plus:
Late arrivals:
Keys can be collected from reception

Common FAQ's

Park terrain:
The whole park is flat.
Will there be an iron available in my accommodation:
Irons are not provided, but available to hire from reception (Subject to availability)
Can guests bring their own BBQ:
Yes - away from gas supply
Garden furniture:
Not available
Dogs allowed (except on Lakelands area and the entertainment complex)
Direct beach access:
Direct access
Parking is available next to caravans or nearby
Size of park:
Sky TV:
Available in Mash & Barrel bar and restaurant
Cash machine on site?
Yes, we have 3 ATM machines

Funworks passes

Do we take day guests?
We do accept day guest if they are coming to visit a holiday maker or owner. Subject to a moderate charge of £5.00 per child and £10.00 per adult.
Entertainment passes (all website prices inc. passes)
Please contact the park direct on 0871 231 0861 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras)

How to get here

By car

From Clacton-on-Sea take the B1027 towards Colchester. Turn left after the petrol station, then over the crossroads in St Osyth. Follow signs to Point Clear and the park is 3 miles further on.

If programming your SAT NAV device, please use Postcode: CO16 8LJ. This will guide you directly to The Orchards where you will be able to follow the signs for directions to the park. You can also use Google maps for a door to door route planner.

By train

The nearest train station is Clacton, which is 8 miles from the Park. To plan your train journey to and from The Orchards, please search using the official National Rail Enquiries online planner and timetable. Alternatively, call National Rail Enquiries helpline on 0845 748 4950.

By coach

Haven has negotiated a 10% discount with National Express, please call 0871 781 8181 for details to plan your journey by coach. Open 7 days a week 8am - 8pm. Payment can be made by credit or debit card - please allow 4 working days for tickets to arrive. Drop Off points must be checked with National Express.

Optional extras

Holiday Protection Plan
£24 per holiday home for 6-9 nights or £16 per holiday home for 5 nights or less.

£12 per 6-8 nights or £7 per 5 nights or less (subject to availability)

Please note, our travel cots are designed to fit in the main living area only and not in any of the bedrooms.

£12 per 6-8 nights or £7 per 5 nights or less (subject to availability)
2015 model caravans
For guaranteed double glazing and central heating throughout. Only £5 extra per holiday home per night. These are subject to availability.
Bed linen
£10 per bedroom. Only applicable to Standard and Standard Plus caravan holiday homes and Supertents.
Pets (each)
£40 extra per 8/7/6 nts or £20 extra per 5/4/3 nts (a maximum of 2 pets are accepted, we reserve the right to refuse certain breeds). Pets are not permitted at Riviere Sands, Burnham-on-Sea or Lydstep Beach.

Park activities

Fishing (on park):
2 Course fishing lakes on park, Additional charges to fish and guests must have an Environment Agency rod licence - available on park
Golf (nearest to park):
9-hole, 18-tee golf course and 9-hole pitch & putt on park, additional charges apply. Clacton Golf Club is 15 minutes drive away
Horse riding (nearest to park):
Saddlebrook Chase Riding School - 01255 474554
Bike hire:
Available for hire
All-weather bowling green
Bowls hire £5 per set for 1 Hours, green usage is free - Entertainment pass taken as deposit

Park facilities

Peak opening time
Off-peak opening time
SPAR convenience store (with off licence)
8am - 8pm
8am - 6pm
8am - 8pm
8am - 8pm
Indoor swimming pool (Children under 8 and non-swimmers under 14 must be accompanied by an adult)
9am - 6pm
9am - 6pm
Outdoor swimming pool (Children under 8 and non-swimmers under 14 must be accompanied by an adult)
9am - 6pm

Reception opening hours

Peak (19 July - 1 September):
Off peak (All other dates):

Surrounding area

Nearest town:
Clacton (10km)
Nearest city:
Colchester (22km)
Nearest port:
Harwich (36km)
Nearest train station:
Clacton (10km)
Nearest bus station:
Clacton (10km)
How often do buses run from the park?
Every 30 mins
Local taxi number:
01255 222250
National Express - Nearest drop off:
Kings Arm pub, st Osyth

Useful links

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Utilities provided

Self-catering accommodation

  • Fully equipped modern fitted kitchen with full size fridge 
  • Shower and toilet
  • Colour TV
  • Pillows & duvets
  • Free gas, electricty & hot water

Wheelchair facilities

Wheelchair hire:
Can be hired from Marks Mobility Centre and delivered to the park (01255 435566).
Wheelchair friendly:

Park terrain

Park terrain:

The majority of the park is flat. The Orchards is a suitable park for wheelchair users and guests with walking difficulties. You can request to be near the complex, however this is not guaranteed.