Steeple Bay Holiday Park

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A rural, quiet park for those looking for some peace and quiet in the Essex countryside

Steeple Bay Holiday Park is located on the Blackwater River surrounded by stunning countryside and views out on to the river. Steeple Bay is a small, rural park, for those seeking the slower pace whilst on holiday. 

You can enjoy the clubhouse, which serves food and drinks and has daily entertainment for kids and adults. The amusement arcade, outdoor heated swimming pool and well stocked Steeple Bay fishing lake will keep everyone busy, and the private slipway can launch boats next to the small sandy beach. 

With its idyllic waterfront location and plethora of activities, Steeple Bay Holiday Park is the perfect destination for families seeking a coastal getaway. And while the park offers endless fun and relaxation within its boundaries, it also serves as an ideal base for exploring the surrounding areas.

Take a short drive to the charming town of Burnham-on-Crouch, famous for its sailing heritage and quaint cobbled streets lined with independent shops and cafes. Or venture further afield to discover the lively seaside resorts of Southend-on-Sea and Clacton-on-Sea, both offering a vibrant mix of amusement parks, beaches, and local attractions. From tranquil strolls along the estuary to thrilling rides on a rollercoaster, there’s something for everyone at Steeple Bay Holiday Park and its surrounding areas.

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Please note Steeple Bay 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.

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Amusement Arcade
  • Launderette
  • Sun Terrace
  • Family Bar
  • Entertainment Venue
  • Mini Mart Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Fishing Lake (Rod License Required)
  • Children’s Pool
  • Adventure Playground

Steeple Bay Holiday Park is surrounded by a plethora of exciting attractions, perfect for a fun-filled day out. For some splash-tastic fun in the sun, head to Maldon Splash Park, equipped with thrilling water slides and shallow pools for younger kids. If you’re an animal lover, the Maldon Promenade Petting Zoo is a must-visit, giving you the chance to get up close and personal with furry friends such as alpacas and rabbits. And for those craving a bit of mystery and adventure, the Maldon Escape Room offers a thrilling experience where you can put your problem-solving skills to the test. With so much to do nearby, you’ll never be bored while staying at Steeple Bay Holiday Park.

Maldon Escape Rooms

Maldon Escape Rooms

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Step into a world of excitement and mystery at Maldon Escape Rooms, where the thrill of the unknown awaits your discovery. Nestled in the picturesque town of Maldon, Essex, this unforgettable adventure is perfect for families and day-trippers seeking an immersive challenge. Work together to unravel enigmatic puzzles, solve elaborate riddles, and unlock the secrets that hold you captive. With themed rooms that will transport you to different eras and environments, it’s an hour of pure escapism that will test your wits and teamwork. As the clock ticks, the pressure mounts, creating an electrifying atmosphere that’s perfect for creating lasting memories with friends and loved ones.

Maldon Promenade Petting Zoo

Maldon Promenade Petting Zoo

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Situated within the idyllic grounds of Maldon Promenade by the serene banks of the River Blackwater, Maldon Promenade Petting Zoo offers a heartwarming escape for families in Essex. Here, the sounds of nature blend with the laughter of children as they stroke the soft fur of rabbits and learn about life on the farm, all under the watchful eyes of the welcoming zookeepers. Visitors engage in an array of hands-on encounters, from feeding chirping chicks to leading a procession of inquisitive goats, sure to kindle joy and a sense of wonder.

Maldon Splash Park

Maldon Splash Park

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Nestled in the heart of Maldon, Essex, the acclaimed Maldon Splash Park promises a tidal wave of fun for visitors of all ages. As one of Essex’s top family destinations, the park features an array of water features that delight children and provide a refreshing retreat on warm summer days. Vastly entertaining, the Splash Park is a haven for little adventurers, boasting a range of fountains, slides, and splash pads in a safe, supervised environment. The natural and nautically inspired design of the park seamlessly blends with the coastal town’s charm, ensuring the attraction is not just an aquatic playground, but a community icon.

Steeple Bay Holiday Park

Located on the Essex Creeks and inlets of the River Blackwater is Steeple Bay Holiday Park – a true hidden treasure! Escape the chaos of everyday life and escape to this waterside retreat. Surrounded by stunning countryside and views out to the river, you can truly relax in the atmosphere of the heritage coast.

The small, rural park has something to offer everyone, from family friendly breaks to those seeking the slower pace on whilst on holiday – the choice is yours. You can do as little or as much as you please. On-site, the park boasts great facilities including an outdoor swimming pool which is perfect for a rejuvenating morning or swim or perhaps a relaxing afternoon soak. Meanwhile, the younger children can enjoy splashing around in the children’s pool.

Riverside Bar

Afterwards, head to the Riverside Bar which is a popular during the day. Moreover, on those hot summer days, a relaxing drink can be enjoyed outdoors. Whilst you enjoy a well-deserved drink let the kids burn of some steam on the adventure playground where they can run wild as they clamber through the equipment. Furthermore, don’t forget to start saving you pennies for the amusement arcades on site – hours of fun can be had here!

Many Activities

Undoubtedly, there are amazing activities at Steeple Bay Holiday Park. Why not test your balance of the two-wheeled, self-balancing people transporter also known as Segway’s. Without a doubt, Segway’s are a unique way to explore the park and surrounding areas. Another way to explore Steeple Bay is by Go Karts known as the Dino Kart hire which provide great family fun for all ages as you navigate your way through the holiday park.

Le the kids try out something new on site with a game of hover archery. Hover archery, is just like normal archery but with a twist. The target is a row of balls that hover jet of air. Played with foam-tipped arrows, this activity is perfect for all ages! Undoubtedly, the kids are bound to love it, especially any keen fans of robin hood! Conversely, unleash your creativity with arts and crafts at craft pottery. Simply, choose a piece of pottery to decorate, finish it off with a glaze and take it home as the perfect holiday memorabilia. After unleashing your creative skills on pottery, head to teddy mountain with the kids to customize your very own teddy bear! Unquestionably, kids always love choosing their very own teddy bear making this a wonderful snuggly park activity.

A well Stocked Fishing Lake

Steeple bay holiday park boasts fantastic facilities including a well-stocked fishing lake. Whether you’re a keen angler or a complete novice to fishing, all experiences and skills are welcome at Steeple Bay. Undoubtedly, fishing is a great way to relax. It has been said fishing is truly therapy for the soul, being outside where you can truly appreciate nature and the peace to made. Not to mention the anticipation and excitement as you feel a bite through the rod.

Alternatively, take to the nearby waters for boating and an array of water sports. Moreover, you don’t have to be an experienced boatman to enjoy the water though. Sitting back and watching the boats sail by can be the perfect therapy for the stresses of everyday life.

Don’t worry if you forget any of your holiday essentials as there is a well-stocked convenience store on-site ensuring that all guests never have to leave the park when it comes to topping up on everyday essentials.

Bingo!

Make sure to bring your bingo dobbers to Steeple Bay for a game of link up Bingo whereby guests play against guests at other holiday parks for big cash prizes. One recent lucky holiday maker scooped £12,000! After an anticipating game a bingo, the park provides great entertainment for all. In the early evenings, you can expect the kids to be kept entertained by the children’s entertainment team. Be prepared for lots of laughs and giggles with the whole family as the park provides all-round great family entertainment. On weekends, you can enjoy cabaret acts, along with live music and top shows during busier periods.

Southminster

Nearby Steeple Bay Holiday Park is the historic town of Southminster, once famous for its horse markets. Today Southminster is fortunate enough to have its own railway station on the Crouch Valley line. If you fancy a day out in the capital, simply take a train from South minster to London city to take in all its sights. Alternatively, visit the renowned yachting centre of Burnham-on-Crouch which was once a former oyster port. Visitors can enjoy the town historical surroundings and its attractive quayside full off old-world charm with listed buildings, boat-building yards and sailing clubs.

Maldon

The medieval town of Maldon is just 40 miles away from London but a world away from the bustle. Swap the fast-paced life to discover the charm and beauty of Essex in the Maldon district. Not to mention, there’s activities for all members of the family, even those with little legs…Promenade Park is the ultimate family friendly destination all year round. The Park features a water splash park, beach huts for hire, sandpits, galleon play ship and aerial zip-wire, model boating and crabbing lake. Moreover, you can find plenty of great picnic spots. Not to mention, its amazing sea views over blackwater estuary.

Alternatively, take to the water on a boat trip operated by several riverboat companies. From a relaxing boat trip exploring the length of River Blackwater to a hands-on day sail experience where guests can learn how to set the sales themselves! Conversely, hop on one of the vintage barges at Maldon Quay for a two-hour cruise whilst enjoying quintessential British Afternoon Tea. Come rain or sunshine, there is plenty to do in Maldon. On those rainy days, let the kids burn off their energy at Madison Heights Monkey Puzzle indoor soft play centre based in Maldon. Let the kids run wild on the 4 levels of soft play covering 200 square meters. Whilst the kids play, parents can enjoy a well-deserved hot drink and food at Alfie’s Café.

Alternatively, why not have a go at Maldon’s #1 Escape Room Experience. In teams of 2-10 people, you can test your ability to work as a team, think logically and with common sense to escape the room in 60 minutes! Conversely, any keen historians must take a trip to the combined military services museum which is also Maldon’s no1 attraction. The museum is home to one of the finest collections of operational spy equipment in the world. Moreover, the museum displays an amazing collection of special forces of equipment. Not to mention the museums vast array of uniform and equipment from Victorian times through to gulf wars across all three services.

Discover the Dog-Friendly Delights of Maldon District

For those looking for a peaceful getaway with the pooch, Maldon District is the place to bring your four-legged friends for a great day out. From great walks along the coastline to exploring the many countryside paths of the Maldon District, there are plenty of stunning landscapes for you and your pooch to discover. Moreover, there are lots of great pubs, cafes, and eateries to refuel for the day. Many of these places offer a dog friendly pace to eat and drink in the relaxing environment.

Museums

Fancy exploring further afield. Southend Museums makes for the ultimate day out with 5 venues in the museum. From Beecroft Art Gallery to Central Museum, Prittlewell Priory, Southchurch Hall and Southend Planetarium. Unquestionably, there is something here for all members of the family to enjoy!

Near to Steeple Bay Holiday Park and just under 12 miles away is Marsh Farm Animal Adventure. Without a doubt, kids are bound to love Marsh farm, especially with its children’s festival bursting with fun running typically in the school holidays. Enjoy a fun-packed day of family festival fun! From adventure play to meeting adorable animals, sand pit fun, crazy golf, trillions of bubbles, carousel and teacup rides, walk in foam machine, outdoor play, bouncy pillows, dinosaur fun, outdoor animal areas, circus show time and much more! Undoubtedly, this is the ultimate kids day out! Meanwhile, over Christmas you can expect to enjoy its Father Christmas Experience. Unquestionably, Christmas is a magical time of year, especially for children. This 2 and a half hour magical experience is just thing thing you need to get into that festive spirit! For those visiting over the easter holidays be prepared for Marsh’s Farm Great Easter Extravaganza. During this time, you’ll get to enjoy their fantastic Easter Egg Hunt, meet fun characters and their adorable bunnies. Not to mention, Marsh’s Farm Spring Spectacular providing an exciting spring day out packed with family fun!

Adventure Island

Just over 50 minutes away from Steeple Bay Holiday Park is Southend number 1 theme park known as Adventure Island. Undeniably, Adventure Island is famed far and wide for its incredible selection of rides and attractions. Whether you’re after a thrill seeking roller-coaster or simple pleasures of the Helter Skelter, there’s something for everyone.

Zooquarium

Alternatively, take a trip to one of the greatest zooquarium experience in Southend. Sealife Adventure situated on Southend-on-Sea is the UK’s very first zooqaurium. Undoubtedly, there is so much to explore more so than just a regular aquarium. Immerse yourself into the Deepwater Worlds Ocean tank home to a number of species of tropical sharks. The tank contains 195,000 litres of water where you’ll be surrounded by a variety of tropical fish as you walk through the tunnel. Moreover, you can truly broaden your horizons and knowledge by experiencing some amazing interactive talks and feeds too! With interactive talks with recue monkeys, to meerkats and even penguins, there’s plenty for the whole family to choose from! Undoubtedly, sea life adventure makes for a mesmerising day out for all the family.

If a holiday at Steeply Bay Holiday Park sounds appealing to you, why not take a look at our great range of accommodation that we have to offer? Moreover, with our range of accommodation including pet friendly, all members of the family can enjoy a holiday Steeple Bay Holiday Park.

Lovely Reviews of Steeple Bay Holiday Park

We receive some lovely reviews from guests who have stayed at Steeple Bay Holiday Park, for example Pauline said; “If you’re looking for a truly relaxing getaway then look no further than a holiday park like this one Steeple bay. Really liked the area and so did all the family. Organised breaks, great customer service and beautiful caravans, we got much more than expected with 2cHolidays”

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

Steeple Bay Holiday Park, Park Holidays, Southminster, Essex, CM0 7RS | VIEW PARK MAP