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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

The Orchards Holiday Village
The Orchards Holiday Village, St Osyth, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO16 8LJ
Telephone No:
01255 820651 (calls charged at standard UK rates)
Park open dates:
16 March
29 October 2018

Check-in/out times


Late arrivals:
Keys can be collected from reception

Touring & camping

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

Not allowed

Fun Passes, Activity Bundles and day passes

Fun Passes
Fun Passes allow you access to our entertainment complex. With these you can use the pools, participate in the kids' activities, and use the leisure and entertainment facilities - which includes our bars, restaurants, and some sports and leisure activities. Some activities are subject to an additional cost. Fun Passes are included in the total cost of your holiday when you book directly with us, either on our website or through our contact centre, and when you book through a travel agent. But don't forget, if you are one of our promotional customers, you can add your Fun Passes on My Haven Holiday when you amend your optional extras. You will be given a Fun Pass for each guest listed on your booking. If you have booked your holiday privately with an owner, you will need to purchase a Fun Pass to access all of the facilities - you can do this by calling the park direct on 01255 820651.
Activity Bundles
If you enjoy doing lots of activities and planning your holiday before you arrive, then our Activity Bundle is just the thing for you.
When you buy an Activity Bundle, you get a bundle of either 10 or 20 passes that you can redeem online before you get here against a whole range of activities. Remember, should you need them; you can always book and pay for any extra activities when you're on the park.

If you have already booked a holiday and wish to take advantage of this great offer please go to www.haven.com and log into 'My Account'. Once you have logged into your account click on 'view current holiday bookings', select your booking and click on 'add optional extras'. If we still have Activity Bundles available, you can select either a 10 or 20 bundle depending on your preference. Activity Bundles must be purchased at least 7 days before your holiday arrival date. And with our online booking system open up until midnight the day before you arrive, you can book your activities last minute, subject to availability.

After you have made your booking and purchased your Activity Bundle, simply visit www.myhavenholiday.com where you can see all of the activities and times available to book. Some activities may require more than one pass. Activities do vary by park.

Don't worry if you don't buy your Activity Bundle before you get on holiday - you can still buy your activities on park on a pay-as-you-go basis, subject to availability.

Early booking offer

Activity Bundle 1 includes 10 passes for £45.
Activity Bundle 2 includes 20 passes for £90.
These offers expire Monday 5 February 2018 and are available online only.

Prices from Tuesday 6 February 2018

Activity Bundle 1 includes 10 passes for £50.
Activity Bundle 2 includes 20 passes for £100. 

Available online only.

How can I book activities before I arrive?

Once you’ve booked your holiday and bought your Activity Bundle online, simply visit My Haven Holiday where you can see all of the activities and times available to book.

Day passes
Day passes are available at some of our parks and allow entrance in to the park to use the facilities. The price for each park varies and only a limited number of passes are available on the days that day passes are available. Please contact the park you would like to visit to find out about cost and availability.

Common FAQs

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 you can – we love a BBQ. But for safety reasons, please keep barbecues away from the caravan holiday homes, and use a non-disposable barbecue.
Garden furniture:
Not available
Most breeds of dogs are allowed. Please make sure that dogs are kept on leads at all times, and don’t find their way into any facilities (with the exception of guide dogs). Please clean up after your dog – we have bins all around the park especially for this.
Direct beach access:
Direct access
Parking is available next to caravans or nearby
Size of park:
Is there WiFi on park?
FREE WiFi is available in the Mash and Barrel bar and restaurant.
Sky TV:
Available in Mash and Barrel bar and restaurant
Cash machine on site?
Our cash machines can be found in the arcade and in the Live Lounge. Cashback is also available in our Mini Market and all bar areas (minimum spend applies).

Fun 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 per child and £10 per adult.
I have booked privately and need Fun Passes for my holiday
If you have booked your holiday privately with an owner, you will need to purchase our Fun Passes to access all the facilities. You can do this by calling the park direct on 01255 820651.

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

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

Haven Holiday Protection
£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)
Up to £60 extra for a maximum of 2 pets for up to a weeks stay. We've reserved a number of our Standard, Deluxe and Prestige caravan holiday homes if you would like to bring your pet with you (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 coarse 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 and 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 hour, green usage is free - Fun Pass taken as deposit

Park facilities

Peak opening time
Off-peak opening time
Mini Market (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)
9.30am - 12.45pm and 2pm - 5.45pm
9.30am - 12.45pm and 2pm - 5.45pm
Outdoor swimming pool (Children under 8 and non-swimmers under 14 must be accompanied by an adult)
10am - 5.45pm
10am - 5.45pm

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.

Reception opening hours

Peak (20 July - 30 August):
Mon and Fri 7pm; Tue-Thu, Sat, Sun 6pm
Off peak (All other dates):
Mon and Fri 7pm; Tue-Thu, Sat, Sun 6pm

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
  • Gas, electricity & hot water may incur an extra charge

Wheelchair facilities

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