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Harts Holiday Park

Isle Of Sheppey, Kent

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Harts Holiday Park can be found on The Isle of Sheppey, on the northern coast of Kent, only 46 miles to the east of London. Connecting the island to the mainland are two bridges, including a railway, allowing easy access for everyone, meaning the rest of Kent and the south east of England are at your mercy.

The beach and seafront promenade at Leysdown are just a short walk from Harts Holiday Park, which is owned and operated by the Park Holidays UK franchise. Enjoy great views across the sea while sipping your morning coffee and watch numerous yachts, ships, and pleasure craft in the bay. When you’re looking for the perfect weekend escape away from the busy nature of life, but still close enough to everything going on, this is the place to go.

At Harts Holiday Park the facilities and holiday home accommodation are of excellent quality. The heated indoor leisure pool provides children with hours of fun, and a great entertainment venue and a family bar won’t disappoint you.

There is also much to enjoy on the Isle of Sheppey with its rich history. It is considered the birthplace of aviation in Britain, as the first flight in Britain happened here in 1909. The island is well known for its vast marshes on which numerous flocks of sheep can still be found grazing. The island is also a plentiful source of fossils. Sheppey is known for its high population of marsh harriers, some say the highest, and bird watchers will be excited to see lapwings, redshanks, and oystercatchers, to name but a few.

Elsewhere, the rest of Kent is on your doorstep, including the famous coastal towns of Whitstable and Herne Bay, or the popular shopping centres of Maidstone, Ashford, and Bluewater.

Open from:
6th March 2020 - 2nd November 2020

Family park, Pets allowed, Children's play area(s), Laundry, Shop, Swimming pool(s), Take away food, Wireless internet, Bar, Restaurant, Cafe, Club house

- Family-friendly Bar with Sky TV
- Kids Club for 5-14 year olds

Holiday homes (for rent), Swimming pool(s), Holiday homes (owned)

Nearby attractions:
Beach, Swimming (Indoor), Swimming (Outdoor), Organised Entertainment, Sports Ground, Water Sports, Internet Access, Games Room, TV Room

Nearby Sheerness with its modern shopping centre and Port. Take a drive out to 'Leeds Castle' at Maidstone or to The Historic Dockyard at Chatham, birthplace of Britains Fighting Ships. Nestled alongside the River Medway is Rochester where Charles Dickens spent much of his childhood and made it the background for many scenes in 'Great Expectations'

Other places worth visiting include:
- Canterbury Cathedral
- Old Macdonalds Farm
- Kent Life
- Howletts Wild Animal Park
- Diggerland
- Canterbury Ghost Tours

There is also a lot event going around every month, for example various food and music festivals, car boot sales and markets.

Harts Holiday Park

Leysdown Road, Leysdown on Sea
Kent, South East England
United Kingdom
ME12 4RG
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Overall rating

2.5 stars

Based on 3 review(s)

1.0 stars

Absolutely disgusting! Dirty smelly caravan, broken arcades, litter left everywhere. Strong smell of cannabis throughout the park and blatant drug deals taking place in the park entrance. DO NOT STAY HERE!


Heating - When we initially arrived at the caravan we discovered the heating had been set to the highest setting and left on. We then attempted to turn the heating down, at which point we realised the heating settings weren't working and had to contact housekeeping for them to resolve the issue. When the gentleman arrived to deal with this he explained that the heating controls had been bypassed and so we had to control the heating manually via the boiler. It was only once we'd unpacked and sat down that we recognised the reason why the heating was set on in the first place. The window in the living space was broken slightly so that it was constantly left open.

Cleanliness - Considering we are within the height of a global pandemic the state in which the Caravan was upon arrival was absolutely shocking. The seating area had numerous stains, there was grime on every windowsill, the floor had not been cleaned properly with remnants of food from the previous guests. To top it off there was a sock left in the bedside cabinet of one of the rooms.

Quality - The beds were very poor quality. The sheets used were an incorrect size for the double beds. The mattresses were clearly well past their use by date and as a result led to poor night sleep.


Hygiene - The caravan we stayed in had cigarette •••••• scattered all over the entrance outside. After the first night we awoke to discover beer bottles had been thrown on the grass outside our caravan from the previous night. We also discovered people were smoking cannabis inside the park by the entrance as we walked past to enter/exit with my 3 year old daughter. The fact that there is a sign in the clubhouse toilets regarding the misuse of drugs gives the impression that this isn't uncommon. The arcade machines in the clubhouse also had food left all over them.

Quality - When attempting to book attractions (pottery, etc.) we were told to use the Park Holiday's Entertainment app. We found that when attempting to use it the application contained bugs and wouldn't allow us to register or login. Reviewing feedback for the application from others we found that we were not the only ones who faced these issues. When discussing with reception they explained that this was an issue outside their control with head office.

Booking Tables - Upon arrival at the caravan park we visited the clubhouse where we had a drink prior to checking in. The staff member there explained that we'd be required to book a table for the evening, but the following day would be first come first serve and require no booking. When arriving at the clubhouse the following day we discovered almost all of the tables were then booked. We explained to the member of staff what we were told previously, at which point she explained that those people must have booked the previous day and when further questioned said she was "just doing what I've been told". As a result we had to venture off site to eat.

east sussex

5.0 stars

We stayed for our first time at Harts for a long weekend, Accomidation was excellent. Staff was friendly and helpful at reception and the holiday park couldnt be located better. We loved it that much we have decided to buy our own caravan at Harts with the helpful sales man, Eric. I am looking fowards to many peaceful, relaxing breaks away.

west midlands coventry

1.0 stars

This holiday park was horrible is an understatement I have never been soo bored, the swimming pool is like a paddling pool, the entertainment consisted of 1 person on the microphone, leysdown on sea is one line of amusements and some burger bars, there is nothing around until Sheerness which is a good 20 minute drive away and that is just a high street, you are greeted at the start of the holiday park by sheds (suppose to be holiday homes i think) the reception is the amusements and the clubhouse and the swimming pool rolled into one, found the staff unhelpful and if you dont think that's bad we had a 4 night stay there and we left the 2nd night in. I am absolutely mortified about this as this is the only holiday we will have this year.