Kelvedon Hatch

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £6.80 to £11.60* Per person/night
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Overview

A secluded campsite in rural Essex, near both the coast and the city.

Our pretty Kelvedon Hatch Club campsite in the heart of leafy Essex serves those campers seeking the excitement and attractions of the capital as well as those looking for a relaxing break on the Essex coast.

This 90-pitch campsite is secluded and peaceful and has a really rural feel. All forms of camping is catered for here with a range of facilities including a parent and child room, children’s play area and an excellent dog walk.

The pretty village of Kelvedon Hatch – best known for its once-secret nuclear bunker, now a museum, is close by. Also close is Brentwood, with Mountnessing Windmill – a restored, working post mill – and Old MacDonald’s Farm, a leisure park aimed at children. You can also catch a train from the town to London – buses to the station stop half a mile from site with trains leaving every 10 minutes to the city.

For some beach action, head to Southend. Three Shells, the town’s most central beach, offers easy access to Adventure Island, the Pier and numerous shops, cafes and amusements. Also try the Blue Flag, dog-friendly Canvey Island Beach in the Thames Estuary and the Blue Flag Sandy Shoebury East and Shoeburyness Beaches.

Ready Camp is available at this campsite. (Please note that, although we welcome dogs on this site, in the interest of all guests we do not permit pets to stay within the Ready Camp tents).

Worth Noting

Some grass pitches are sloping. If coming in from Brentwood do not use satnav. Follow A128 to Ongar then follow brown camping signs.

WiFi

100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.

Eat Local

The Farm Shop in Lyne sells a range of homegrown fruit and vegetables as well as goose eggs, fresh bread, chutney, jams and more.

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Facilities

Kelvedon Hatch has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Seasonal Pitches

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Parent and baby room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Shop

  • Ball games

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

  • Public house within one mile

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • Storage facilities

  • A well-sheltered site

  • Showers

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Childrens play area

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Battery charging facilities

  • Ready Camp tents on site

Reviews

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5

I arrived at the site pretty flustered as it was my first ever time towing and setting up a...

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I arrived at the site pretty flustered as it was my first ever time towing and setting up a caravan. Shawn and Sandra could not have been more welcoming and helpful. I was a bit panicky but Shawn calmly sorted met out and set me up. The following morning he got me out of a right old pickle when the caravan pitched forward because of my rookie mistake with the jockey wheel. Thank you so much guys

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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5

My husband and myself stayed in August and find the assistant manager�s fantastic they helped...

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My husband and myself stayed in August and find the assistant manager�s fantastic they helped us with the set up of a caravan as this was our first trip out. We find the site very clean. The location is very peaceful. We�re returning for the bank holiday weekend.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Groups,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.3

If looking for a quiet site this is not one. Other campers make noise right up till 11pm.

This review is for Kelvedon Hatch

If looking for a quiet site this is not one. Other campers make noise right up till 11pm. That's bearable but I was not aware I'd be woken up at half 4 every morning from planes. This site is on a Heathrow flight path so contact noise from planes. Kept coming across dog poo from disrespectful dog owners and a constant smell of sewage from where we were was a bit off putting. The site wardens are lovely. The assistants at the start of holiday lacked customer service skills but the new assistants were much friendlier. The amenities are great. Play area nice. We enjoyed our stay and is close to a lot in the area. Must give bunker a visit, walk to it we did and really nice. Old Macdonalds farm great for kids but really must take a picnic. Not great experience of restuarant and so many undercover picnic areas would of been better. Overall we enjoyed our time here.

  • Location: Town
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 3
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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2.3

We were placed in a nice quiet corner of a large camping field-seemed idyllic and we requested...

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We were placed in a nice quiet corner of a large camping field-seemed idyllic and we requested another 5 nights. The welcome pack states very clearly that there were to be NO BALLGAMES, or ENERGETIC PLAY, NO SKATE BOARDS OR HOVER BOARDS apart from in the PROVIDED CHILDRENS PLAY AREA, no dogs off leads or on long leads-DOG WALKING AREA PROVIDED. We accept that families use the Club Sites as a weekend or holiday retreat and expect the fact that kids are able to run free and without worry, however-we saw a dog off the lead defaecating on the camping area-even when cleaned up will leave residues-2 girls whizzing around on hover boards, skate boards galore, football games, and a volley ball net. Screaming and shouting in the toilet block, campers unable or unwilling to use the toilet brush after themselves, even though the facilities were cleaned on schedule every day it was still difficult to find a stall that did not require a clean up with loo brush and wet wipes on the seat before use. All of these things are to be expected when you have a lot of people using the facilities and we understand that there are allowances to be made in a shared space. However, what finished us was when a 2 week old MacBook Pro was stolen from our car which I had forgotten to lock the previous night. We were disappointed that apart from the usual expressions of sympathy when the theft was reported, there was no follow up from the staff as to how we felt or how we were. We felt so insecure we packed up and left after spending a restless night with all our valuables inside the sleeping compartment of the tent. We were disappointed that we could not guarantee our own safety or security so we left 3 days early, without asking for a refund.

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Groups,Active break
  • Friendliness: 1
  • Cleanliness: 1
  • Facilities: 5

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 0.5 mile from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Brentwood-Liverpool Street – 6 miles

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*Members adult price only, additional charges may apply

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