The Orchards Holiday ParkEssex CO16 8LJ
Why you'll love The Orchards...
The Orchards is an action-packed Holiday Village with activities such as Archery Coaching and Junior Segways for the whole family to take on! There’s two coarse fishing lakes and a challenging 9-hole golf course to take a swing at too. If you fancy exploring the local area, the maritime town of Brightlingsea is nearby with daily boat trips and a sandy beach.
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What's at The Orchards
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Accommodation at The Orchards
Comfortable caravans for a great getaway
Make a Bear
Pic 'n' Paint Pottery
Food and drink
Mash and Barrel
Cook's Fish & Chips
Things to do near The Orchards
There’s plenty of things to do at The Orchards, from splashing about in the outdoor pool to strolling along the sea wall surrounding the park or down to the sand and pebble beach close by. The park has a variety of Nature Rockz activities to encourage outdoor exploration and learn new skills in a coastal location! These include Pond Dipping, Bug Hunt and Den Building.
Beth Chatto Gardens
- There’s always the chance to go for a splash or swim, whatever the weather with our indoor and outdoor options at The Orchards.
- The Orchards’ magnificent entertainment venue is on hand morning, noon and night to keep all generations satisfied. The FunWorks amusement arcade is the icing on the cake.
- Golf course
- We’re a favourite holiday provider amongst golf enthusiasts, and when you see the nine-hole course at The Orchards, it's understandable why.
- Play areas
- With four separate play areas alongside an all-weather sports court, The Orchards is great place for the kids to get away, play some sport and stretch the legs
- Mash and Barrel
- Haven's signature restaurant, Mash and Barrel, can be enjoyed at The Orchards. Mash and Barrel offers a delicious range of breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes, snacks and a wide array of hot and cold drinks.
- Outdoor pool
- Nothing says summer like splashing away under the sun in our outdoor pool
- Coastal views
- Chill out to the sound of the sea gently lapping against the beach
- The Jump
- Experience a thrilling rush of adrenaline as you take one big jump onto an airbag below.
- Lake views
- Relax on the deck with tranquil views of the lake
- Dogs welcome
- We welcome dogs with open arms! There's a dog-friendly beach, and restaurant terrace; and nearby areas to walk that'll make your pooches' tails wag.
- Papa John's
- Enjoy a tasty Papa John's pizza takeaway on park
- NewBurger King® Pod
- Pick up mouth-watering burgers and more signature menu items from our Burger King® "walk-through" Pod
- The football-golf combo comes together here to guarantee fun!
- Fishing lake
- Enjoy a day fishing on our one-acre lake trying to catch bream, carp, perch and trench
- NewClimbing wall
- Got a head for heights? See if you can scale our mighty climbing wall
- Firelighting Techniques
- Young explorers can get to grips with this age-old technique in a structured session
- NewMake a Bear
- This creative activity lets little ones choose and design their own cuddly friend to take home
- Junior Segways
- Kids can master our junior Segways and show off their skills
- Pic 'n' Paint Pottery
- Grab a paint brush and get creative with your little ones
- Bike Hire
- Explore the coast on two wheels with bike hire at this park.
- Bug Hunt
- Let kids get closer to creepy crawly nature at our bug hunt
- Box Bar
- Enjoy a refreshing drink while watching some outdoor entertainment or just watching the kids tackling an activity.
- Cook's Fish & Chips
- Enjoy the unmistakable taste of the coast with delicious fish & chips from Cook's
- Mini Market
- For your everyday essentials, meals and hot snacks to last minute souvenirs.
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Other parks nearby...
Allhallows is ideal for slipping away from the city to recharge, relax and run about. Sitting right by the coast in Kent.
- Adventure Village
- Marina Bar and Stage
- Coastal views
- Slough Fort nearby
At Hopton holiday park you’re right on the doorstep of beautiful Norfolk from the tranquil waterways of the Norfolk Broads to soft sandy beaches.
- Mini Aerial Adventure
- Great Yarmouth Beach
- Beach access
Haven’s only woodland park makes Wild Duck holiday park something special. Glorious forest trails and hidden clearings are here to be explored.
- Woodland setting
- Trips to Gt. Yarmouth
- Cashless arcade
The beautiful Great Yarmouth beachfront plays host to Seashore holiday park where top Norfolk attractions such as the Pleasure Beach and Golden Mile await.
- Shore Water Park
- The Coast House
- Direct beach access
All you need to know
See everything that makes the staycation experience so special. We've put activities, entertainment, and food all in one place for you to explore.
Our Haven package gives access to swimming pools, restaurants and entertainment shows, as well as access to book free and paid for activities, subject to availability. If you just want to use the park as a great base to explore the area, opt for a Haven Hideaway package.
Our Haven Promise is part of every booking and you don't need to do a thing. From booking flexibility to our super high cleaning standards, we've got you covered.
Immerse yourself on the classic British Seaside holiday with the Victorian pleasure pier and soft sandy beaches right from your own holiday home.
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When booking your holiday, choose the Haven package to access and enjoy 14 swimming sessions per holiday booking at the park's swimming pool facilities. Booking the Haven package will grant you access to all of the entertainment shows at this park. This package will also allow you to book any of the free and paid for activities on park, subject to availability.
2023 and 2024 breaks
Offers are for the whole family based on selected nights staying in selected grades at selected parks.
All offers are subject to availability, apply to new bookings only and cannot be used with any other voucher, discount or offer (unless otherwise stated).
These offers may be reduced or withdrawn without notice.
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*When booking your holiday, choose the Haven package to access and enjoy the swimming pools and the entertainment shows at this park. This package will also allow you to book any of the free and paid for activities on park, subject to availability.