Oaklands Holiday Park

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A Peaceful Holiday Park close to Clacton-on-Sea

Oaklands Holiday Park in Essex offers peace and tranquillity for those seeking a more restful break. With a beautiful lake at the heart of the park, you can spend your days enjoying the fishing (subject to availability and rod licence), or relaxing on the banks of the lake.

Stunning countryside surrounds the park, and Clacton-on-Sea is just a short drive away. Clacton-on-Sea, known as the jewel of Essex’s Sunshine Coast, is a bustling seaside resort that beckons with its golden beaches and a historic pier. This charming town not only offers traditional seaside amusement but also serves as a gateway to exploring the natural beauty of the Essex coastline.

For those wanting to explore the area, the park is ideally situated a short drive from the historic town of Colchester which is known as Britain’s oldest recorded town. It is steeped in rich history dating back to Roman times. It serves as a cultural nexus, celebrating a tapestry of artefacts and historical sites, such as the Colchester Castle and the Roman Walls. The town’s vibrant heritage is complemented by its dynamic arts scene and bustling market, making it a focal point for both history enthusiasts and those seeking a lively community atmosphere.

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Please note – all photos are for representative purposes only and are not necessarily actual photos of the park or area.

Please note Oaklands Holiday Park facilities operate seasonally and at the park’s discretion. Your booking is for accommodation only and 2cHolidays cannot be held liable for the provision or any disruption to these facilities. If using third party services are integral to your holiday plans, please check with the provider directly. Park entertainment passes to use the onsite facilities are NOT included in the cost of your holiday and 2cHolidays are not responsible for their availability.

  • Family Bar
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Children’s Play Park
  • Entertainment Venue
  • Fishing Lake (Rod Licence Required)
  • Launderette

Nestled on the east coast of England, Oaklands Holiday Park is a gateway to a realm of natural beauty and leisure. A short walk from the park’s serene bay is the magnificent Clacton Pier, where the sea’s story meets modern-day amusements. Families and thrill-seekers indulge in the gaiety of the fairground, or take a spin on the vintage carousel, feeling the rhythm of the ocean’s waves beneath them. The Princess Theatre, stands as a beacon of entertainment, offering a diverse array of performances to captivate audiences of all ages. With its rich history and splendid architecture, the theatre has become a cultural landmark within the community. Brightlingsea harbour is a must visit destination when staying at Oaklands Holiday Park. It serves as a charming nucleus for seafaring activity. With its traditional fishing boats and leisure vessels bobbing gently in the water, Brightlingsea Harbour is not only a hub for maritime endeavours but also a picturesque retreat for nature lovers and yachting enthusiasts.

Brightlingsea Harbour

Brightlingsea Harbour

4 Copperas Rd, Waterside Marina, Brightlingsea, Colchester CO7 0AP | View website

The picturesque Brightlingsea Harbour beckons with its history-steeped charm, where masts sway in the breeze and fresh seafood wafts from quaint waterfront cafes. Just a leisurely stroll along the promenade will lead you to the glistening waters of Brightlingsea Creek, inviting you to dip your toes or hop on a ferry for a delightful escapade. Whether you’re after a spot of birdwatching, nautical romance, or simply a spectacular sunset, these coastal gems promise a tableau of delights for the inquisitive explorer.

Princess Theatre

Princess Theatre

Clacton Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 1SE | View website

The theatre is also an essential part of the community, hosting events and activities that cater to all ages. Princes Theatre’s annual Christmas pantomime is a highlight for families in the area, with its interactive storytelling and hilarious characters. The theatre also offers workshops, classes, and rehearsals for aspiring performers, giving them a chance to hone their skills. Whether you’re a theatre lover or just looking for a night out with friends or family, Princes Theatre will not disappoint. It’s no wonder why it continues to enchant audiences after 80 years of existence!

Clacton Pier

Clacton Pier

1 North Sea, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 1QX | View website

Clacton Pier offers a host of fantastic value family fun in Essex. Always a popular seaside destination for the weekend Clacton Pier boasts a variety of indoor and outdoor fun and activities. Choose from a host of all weather activities such as our indoor fun rides area, an excellent family entertainment centre with all your favourite arcade and video games. Visit our awesome aquarium and meet a wide range of sea life creatures from the deep or visit our amazing indoor bowling centre “The Lanes”.

Oaklands Holiday Park

Oaklands Holiday Park is lovely holiday resort in Essex, surrounded by beautiful countryside and lots of local wildlife. If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend away, it doesn’t get much more peaceful than Oaklands Holiday Park. Whether you’re looking for a quiet weekend away to spend some quality time with the family or a fishing weekend away, Oaklands Holiday Park is the place to go!

Embrace the Tranquillity of Oaklands

Unlike other holiday resorts in Essex, Oaklands Holiday Park is a quieter site and boasts a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. The holiday park features a beautiful fishing lake which is kept well stocked with carp, tench and roach. It is the perfect holiday destination if you’re looking for a fishing break! Or to sit back and relax by the bank of the lake enjoying the stunning countryside around. Oakland Holiday Parks welcomes dogs too and due to the location of the holiday park, there are so many brilliant dog walking areas, so your pooch can enjoy a holiday too. Caravan holidays in Essex are extremely popular because who doesn’t love a seaside holiday?

Only 10 minutes away from Oaklands Caravan Park is the traditional seaside resort of Clacton-on-Sea. Booking caravan holiday at Oaklands Holiday Park is fabulous as it means you can enjoy the best of both worlds. You can spend the day enjoying the hustle and bustle at Clacton-on-Sea town centre but retreat back to the holiday park for a relaxing evening. Despite if you’re looking for a weekend away with the kids or a relaxing holiday with your significant other, Oaklands Holiday Park is great for all.

Oaklands Holiday Park is close to Clacton-on-Sea

Clacton-on-Sea is a fabulous seaside town and there is everything you could possibly need for the perfect beach holiday. Clacton offers miles of glorious sandy beaches and welcomes doggies too. The seaside town has so much to offer with great amusement arcades, delicious ice cream parlours and of course fish n chip cafes. During the summer holidays, younger children can enjoy donkey rides on the beach whilst the teens play a game of ten pin bowling on the pier. Clacton Pier is loved by not only the holiday makers but locals also, due to the family friendly atmosphere and there is so much fun to be had at the pier.

From crazy golf to go karts, there is a huge variety of activities the pier has to offer! Not to forget the funfair rides, Seaquarium, arcade machines and soft indoor play. Furthermore, Clacton has brilliant pubs and restaurants, its own theatre as well as an escape room.

Things to do near Oakland Holiday Park

Colchester is a beautiful historic town home to Roman monuments such as the Castle and being famous for one of the best Zoo’s in the UK. You can visit Colchester within 25 minutes from Oaklands Holiday Park, another reason why the location of the caravan site is great. Whether you’re looking to spend an afternoon having some family fun or a bit of retail therapy, there is certainly something that everybody will enjoy at Colchester.

Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo is famously known for being one of the best in the UK and is it perfect if you’re looking for a wild day out! There is a huge variety of animals to see and even over 250 different species in total. Visit exotic animals such as tigers, elephants, komodo dragons, lions and giraffes. Or perhaps walk through beautiful ‘The Butterfly Galde’ exhibition and see the delicate butterflies in their habitat. For the animal enthusiasts, you can get even closer to the animals with the incredible experiences that the Zoo has to offer. You can become a keeper for the day working closely with a member of staff caring for the animals and evening feeding them their dinner!

There’s a huge variety of animals you can choose from including elephants, giraffes, lemurs and much more. No matter which experience you choose, you are guaranteed to have a one in a life time experience! Aside from visiting the animals, children can get involved with the interactive areas of the Zoo, face painting or having a climb on the outdoor play areas. After a day of activities, you will have worked up an appetite and you have a huge selection of over 15 eateries to choose from! Or alternatively, bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy a picnic in the sunshine. A day at the Zoo is fantastic for everyone of all ages and definitely worth a visit!

Family Fun Whatever the Weather

Colchester is a beautiful town with numerous activities to engage in, even on a rainy day! Families can enjoy a time of bonding indoors by visiting family-friendly attractions such as the Colchester Castle. The castle is a beautiful historical monument that is both educational and fun for children! For couples, a romantic stroll or coffee date at Greyfriars House & Garden can make for an enjoyable time. The beautiful garden is a unique place to take a scenic walk or sit and enjoy nature’s calming ambiance. Whatever the age or preference, there’s always something enjoyable to do in Colchester, even if it’s raining outside!

Colchester town is unique in the fact you can explore Britain’s only Roman Circus Theatre! You can visit the lovely gardens and walk around the circus site. You will be able to see how the circus was discovered and find out about Roman chariot racing too. Throughout the summer months, you can experience a superb tour by a volunteer who works at the circus followed by a slice cake and cup of tea at the Roman Circus Café. Overall, exploring the circus is a brilliant afternoon out when the sun is shining.


Instead of learning about history or having an energetic afternoon in Colchester, you might want an extra holiday treat of afternoon tea. The Rose & Crown is an outstanding pub which serves a variety of food. Only 15 minutes away from Oaklands Holiday Park you will find the pub and it will certainly not disappoint. You can indulge in a variety of homemade sandwiches and delicious sweet treats or alternatively enjoy a meal of traditional pub food. The Rose & Crown boasts a friendly atmosphere and hosts events throughout the year also. The entertainment at the pub ranges from comedians, magicians and of course tribute bands. Not to forget, on the last Thursday of every month the brilliant pub quiz takes place too.

Lovely Reviews of Oaklands Holiday Park

We receive some lovely reviews from guests who have stayed at Oaklands Holiday Park, for example John said; “Lovely caravan. Beautiful spot, love the colours! We had a very tranquil stay.”

If you are interested in booking one of our accommodations at Oaklands Holiday Park then click on “book caravans & lodges at this park” or call our bookings team on 01362 470888, Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm.

Oaklands Holiday Park, St Osyth, Clacton-on-Sea CO16 8HW
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