The Orchards Holiday Park is a popular family destination situated in Newbridge on the West side of the Isle of Wight. We are open from 28th March to 3rd November. It offers spectacular views of and access to, some of the most stunning countryside you can imagine, and also has a number of excellent discount deals that you can take advantage of in local restaurants as well as special offers.
We have 160, marked out, touring pitches for tents, motor homes or touring caravans. 22 are water serviced, 52 are hard-standings and 86 are grass. They are arranged in 3 paddocks, on terraced, flat or gently sloping land. Most of them have magnificent views.
We have 64 holiday caravans (static’s). They are in a separate, spacious, area, with trees and shrubs around and pathways in between. We have 4 and 6 berth caravans, all fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, fire, fridge, shower and toilet, microwave DVD player, and TV. One caravan is an accessible caravan for wheelchair user or those with walking difficulties..
You can't fail to be impressed with our Facilities Centre. It was built in 2009 and houses all of your touring needs. It has a very spacious washing up/ironing/laundry area, with amazing views. a walkers drying room, full accessible facilities, campers prep area, baby changing and bathing room, ladies vanity area, as well as shower and washbasin cubicles and toilets. All with the luxury of under floor heating, to make your holiday more comfortable.
Our other facilities are a heated indoor pool, with poolside coffee shop, open all season, a heated outdoor pool and baby's paddling pool, open, late May to early September, a large well stocked shop, take-away, play areas, table-tennis, pool room and dog walking area.
The Orchards is only 10 minutes drive from Yarmouth and the Wight link ferry terminal. Yarmouth is a quaint little town with shops, art galleries and cafes to enjoy. We are close to Chessell Pottery, where you can make your own pot and enjoy the best cream tea on the Island. Also nearby are Carisbrooke Castle, The Needles, Coleman's Farm, Freshwater and the beautiful sandy beaches of Compton and Colwell Bay. We are close to Newtown Creek; the only National Nature Reserve on the Island. Brook, where you can hunt for fossils and Osborne House is 20 minutes away. There are more than 500 miles of marked footpaths and cycle tracks on the Isle of Wight, so there is something suitable for everyone.
We are the only Best of British Holiday Park on the island. We have 17 gold, David Bellamy awards for our conservation efforts and we have 5 pennants from The AA.
The Isle of Wight is a treasure trove of beautiful beaches, exciting festivals, historic buildings and numerous sports and past times and should not be missed.
Shop. Take-away. Pool table. Indoor heated pool and poolside coffee shop. Outdoor heated pool and children's play pool. Dog walking area. Children's play areas. Orchard House, a 4 bedroom house to rent. (sleeps 10) see own website for details. WiFi available. Online booking available on own website.
In the sanitary block:
24 spacious showers, 24 toilets, 12 private sink cubicles, Ladies vanity room, Accessible shower/toilet, Separate accessible toilet, Baby bathing/changing, 2 Unisex Shower rooms, Bathroom, Laundrette, Clothes/hand washing sinks, Dishwashing sinks, Veg Prep Area, Hikers and bikers clothes drying room.
There is something for all interests on the Isle of Wight, from discovering dinosaurs and fascinating history to fun parks. On land, sea and air you can enjoy walking, bird watching, cycling, riding and golf, swimming,sailing and windsurfing - paragliding and hang-gliding - the Isle of Wight is a haven of outdoor activities. We also have many Festivals on the island. Look out for the walking festival and the Isle of Wight cycling festival, as well as the pop festival and the jazz festival. See visitisleofwight.com for more things to do.
The Orchards Holiday Caravan and Camping Park is within easy distance of an excellent network of footpaths, bridle paths, coastal paths and cycleways that would be difficult to match anywhere else in the UK.
Excellent for walking and cycling with trails from the park. West Wight beaches of Compton Bay and Colwell Bay 5 miles away. Chessell Pottery, 5 minutes by car, it has the best cream tea on the island and you can decorate your own pot! The Needles is only 10 minutes by car. There is also Carisbrooke Castle, Golf, Birdwatching at Newtown Creek and exploring the quaint town of Yarmouth with it's bustling shops, art galleries and harbour. Osbourne House is 20 mins away.
We visited the park in our tourer in Feb and had a lovely stay. Building has started on a huge new facilities block with showers and toilets, campers kitchen, dry room for walkers and much more. This will be finished next year. Will definitely go back to see that. The weather was good so we could sit out and relax in the sun. Everywhere was spotlessly clean and tidy. Staff very friendly and helpful. Great site for walkers, beautiful countryside everywhere you look. We would recommend it to anyone.
We have stayed on this site 3 times and have found it to be fantastic. The staff are really friendly and the site is beautiful. It has a lovely swimming pool and the facilities are kept really clean. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a good central park on the Island.
This reviewer is a family with children, a tourer/motorhomer
An excellent site with good facilities, and friendly staff.
Both pools are good and there are many things on site to keep kids occupied, pool tables, arcade, tv room etc.
You will probably need levelling blocks on your pitch as the site is stepped on a hill and some pitches are not 100% level.
A piece of advice, as the site does not have a clubhouse if you want to go out for a drink in the evening the nearest pub is a few miles away, however there is a local club in Newbridge where the site is situated, the people there are very friendly and it is within walking distance of the entrance to the site. You do however have to apply for membership to this club before you can use the club facilities. This has to be done at least 2 days before you want to use the club and membership lasts for one month for £2.50 (as of 2006) Ask at the site reception for details.
Had a fantastic time at The Orchards. Caravans were lovely and clean. Facilities for the children were great and location is perfect for accessing anywhere on the island. Great service by the team. Would stay again and would thoroughly recommend10 Aug 2013
Practical Caravan Top 100 Parks Award 2008
The Orchards Holiday Caravan and Camping Park, South-East England
If you are looking for a quiet stay on the Isle of Wight, this site will provide a peaceful base.
Located near the village of Newbridge on the west of the island, it is away from the busy seaside resorts, but still just a short drive from the beach. Country walks leave from the site, or you can use the indoor and outdoor pools to relax. All of the pitches have electric hook-up, and some also have water points. A mixture of hardstanding and grass pitches are available. Washroom and washing-up facilities are also provided on site.
1 Mar 2008
Practical Caravan Top 100 parks Award 2007
T his impressive site is set on
a gently sloping hillside with marvellous views east over the Isle of Wight. The nearest village is Newbridge, which is easily accessible from Yarmouth and the Lymington ferry.
It is evident the site owners take immense pride in the upkeep of the site; it is spotlessly clean and very well cared for.
The site’s excellent amenities include an attractive indoor swimming pool, and a pretty outdoor swimming pool and children’s paddling pool.
There’s a licensed coffee shop adjoining the indoor swimming pool so you enjoy a relaxing cuppa or glass of wine while watching the swimmers. The takeaway restaurant and well-stocked shop provide snacks and groceries at very reasonable prices.
The site is set in 15 acres of beautiful countryside, with plenty of country walks leaving from the site grounds.
The caravan pitches are set in six paddocks, some of which are flat and terraced, a few of the pitches are gently sloping and require levelling blocks.
There is easy access from the site to the beaches of West Wight, and you can see the Needles. If you want to see them close up it’s a long walk, but there is a regular bus service to the Needles that runs from the car park at Alum Bay.
Nearby there are pubs where families are welcome, in Calbourne, Ningwood and Shalfleet, all offering top-notch pub grub.
The site is open 11 months of the year, so if you feel like spending Christmas on the Island, the staff there will help you celebrate in style.
19 Apr 2007
Practical Caravan Top 100 Parks Awards 2005
The Orchards is one of those rare sites that provides a quiet and restful holiday for couples while at the same time accommodating families looking for action-packed fun.
The entrance is easy to spot and wide enough to allow two caravans to pass. The site sits on a gentle slope, with rows of terraced pitches overlooking the beautiful, rolling countryside.
Dogs are welcome; you’ll find two walking areas where they can get their exercise. There are no limits applied to your canine companions as long as they behave and you clean up after them.
There are two pools from which to choose. The attractive indoor pool has an upper patio served by the Orchards coffee shop. There is also a take-away, which offers tasty food at reasonable prices, and a shop selling groceries, ice creams and holiday items.
One of the toilet blocks contains four unisex cabins, each with a shower, toilet, washbasin and hairdryer. These are well-designed and are in pristine condition, though the disabled toilet would benefit from its own shower. They are heated when necessary, usually from September to May.
The crossing to the Isle of Wight is one of the most expensive ferry journeys in Europe, but the site thoughtfully offers travel packages that offset the cost.21 Apr 2005
Practical Motorhome Independent Site Reviews.
The Orchards is one of those rare sites that can offer a quiet, restful holiday for couples as well as being able to accommodate those in search of action-packed fun. It is a private site, on the Isle of Wight, managed under contract for the Caravan Club. Rows of terraced pitches overlook lovely, rolling countryside.
The attractive indoor pool has an upper patio served by The Orchards restaurant. There is also a take-away, offering food at reasonable prices, and a shop selling groceries, ice creams and holiday items.
One of the toilet facility buildings houses four unisex cabins, each with a shower, toilet, washbasin and hairdryer. It is well-designed and in pristine condition. The disabled toilet would benefit from having its own shower, though.
This is one of the Caravan Club’s best sites. Set among trees and pleasant walks, it is also an excellent family park with plenty of space and many attractions within easy reach. The park has 130 numbered pitches, all with 16A hook-up, and nearly all are hardstanding. Pitches are clearly divided by grass, gravel and tarmac roads.
A friendly welcome is always forthcoming and a useful map of the site is provided when you check in. There are three pristine sanitary facility buildings with free hot showers. Mops and buckets are provided and users are asked to mop up after themselves as this helps maintain the buildings to the high standards for which the club is famous. No pitch is further than 50 metres from these facilities.
As for other recreational activities, Sandringham House and its museum are close by. And, within five miles you’ll find golf, fishing, and horse riding available. Boat trips can be taken around the coast.
The Country Park is open to visitors with its train ride, country walks, adventure playground, Royal Gardens flower stall and tea room.
Last year, there was a minor problem with some of the grassed areas but the park’s staff have worked hard to re-seed the area.
l Save money: the ferry crossing to the Isle of Wight can be costly but the park offers travel packages which help offset this cost. 18 Nov 2004