Royal Umpire Caravan Park

Croston, Lancashire

2.5 stars out of 7 reviews

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Croston, Lancashire, North of England, PR26 9JB
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Last updated
02 Apr 2024
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Motorhome pitches
(£18.00 - £32.00)
Touring pitches
(£18.00 - £32.00)
Tent pitches
(£15.00 - £25.00)
Serviced pitches
(£20.00 - £35.00)
Seasonal pitches
(£910.00 - £990.00)
Motorhome pitches£18.00-£32.00
Touring pitches190£18.00-£32.00
Tent pitches£15.00-£25.00
Serviced pitches67£20.00-£35.00
Seasonal pitches£910.00-£990.00

Camping pods3£30.00-£45.00

The Royal Umpire is a beautiful landscaped park and is dedicated to high quality touring and motor home pitches, but if glamping is more your scene then why not try one of our wigwams, that are deceptively spacious. The onsite facilities include an extensive children's play area, relaxing garden area, mini football pitch and dog exercise area, all which reflects the parks four star rating.

Royal Umpire is set in the relaxing village of Croston, just 45 minuets from the bright lights of Blackpool. Set in 60 acres of peaceful countryside surrounded by a good number of traditional pubs and restaurants, country walks, and regular local craft and food markets, making this location a hit if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of busy life, but still be in driving distance of attractions that will suit everyone.

Motor homes, Touring Caravans, Tents and Trailer Tents are all welcome at Royal Umpire, with pitches to suit every requirement from traditional grass pitches, standard pitches grass with electric hook up, classic pitches which offers hard standing with electric hook up and finally our superior pitches which offer hard standing, with electric and water hook up.

Adjacent to the caravan pitches is our large camping field capable of holding over 300 tents. We do have limited availability of tent pitches with electric hook up, these pitches are advised to be booked in advance as they do get booked up quickly in season.

The play area and playing field(including mini football pitch) provides adequate space for the children to play all day.

Royal Umpire is also able to cater for large rally bookings.

There is plenty to do in the area for people of all ages, at Royal umpire our aim is to provide the best guest experience for our customers from start to end with our onsite facilities making it home from home and what our surrounding area has to offer.

More about the parkHide
  • Allow rallies
  • Disabled access
  • Family park
  • Pets allowed
  • 3 Camping pods
  • 1 Wigwams
  • Children's play area(s)
  • 2 Chemical disposal point
  • 195 Electric hook-ups
  • 2 Laundry
  • LPG stockist
  • Sanitary block(s)
  • Shop
  • Visitor parking
  • Washing up facilities
  • 67 Water hook-ups
  • Wireless internet
  • Glamping accommodation

Hard standing area for tourers and motor homes
Landscaped garden
Children's adventure play area
Mini Football pitch
Dog exercise area
Freezing facility
2 Superb pubs and restaurants within 100 yards of the site


Royal Umpire Caravan Park (www)

Southport Road
Lancashire, North of England
United Kingdom
PR26 9JB


Easy Route from M6 North / M65:
Leave M6 at J28, sign 'Leyland' turn right off slip road sign Euxton B5256. Turn right at traffic lights A49 sign to Wigan. 2.5 miles turn right A581 Croston / Southport. Royal Umpire is 3.5 miles on your right as you approach Croston (after Auldene Garden Centre but before The Highfield and The Mill Hotel.

Easy Route from M6 South / M58:
Leave M6 at J27, B5209 'Parbold'. Turn left at top of slip road then first right at garage. Sign to Wrightington / Eccleston, continue for 5 miles then fork left immediately after hump back bridge. Sign to Croston / Southport A581, to T-junction, turn left. We are 3/4 mile on the left.

Easy Route from M61:
Leave M61 at J8 follow Chorley, at second roundabout turn right following signs for 'Southport'. Stay on this road until joining A581. Tuen right onto A581. Stay on this road for 3.5 miles, we are on the right as you approach Croston.

Nearby attractions

  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding holidays
  • Sailing
  • Swimming (Indoor)
  • Tennis

The park is ideally situated between Southport, Liverpool, Manchester, Preston and Blackpool so there are plenty of attractions to visit.

The North West has so much to offer with more than 100 miles of coastline with traditional seaside resorts, from the North Wales coast to Southport, famous for its tree lined boulevard and Royal Birkdale Golf Course while Lytham St Annes and Blackpool with its famous tower landmark, broad sands, funfair and glittering illuminations, proves an ever popular family favourite.

For those yearning for wide open spaces, see the splendour of the Yorkshire and Pennine moorlands and countless rolling hills of the Peak District.



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Overall rating

2.5 stars

Based on 5 review(s)


1.0 stars

Stayed last week in our tourer for 5 nights. I needed to be in the area and could not leave earlier or I would have. So many permanent "tourers" it was like holiday on a residential housing estate. On arrival had to remove 5 dog poops off resident's grass next to our van. Was a mini heatwave all week and the smell and flies! Had to repeat this action several times as the resident worked all day and dogs where left in his "tourer" all day, no windows open. I did tell reception but made no difference. Others let their dogs roam about pooping on our grass and peeing on the awning. Could not use the dog exercise area for the heaps of full poop bags under the 2 overflowing bins. The only place to put rubbish was in skips near reception where at least 6 bags of rubbish lay in a corner all the time I was there. Can't comment on the shower block as I didn't use after I saw a man (not a cleaner) coming out of the ladies. Went worse at weekend! Cars parked everywhere, even on the grass of our "superior" pitch, party next door until 1.30am and others later than that. Feels like this site is being neglected and is just a free-for-all! Wish I had read the reviews before I booked.


1.0 stars

I have driven past this site for years due to nearby work and have always wanted to go there with my young family, with the need to road test a new van, the time was nigh!

Booking - no issue
Finding pitch - no issue

Everything seemed fantastic, until the cracks started to appear. This is in all honesty a site that caters for stored and permanent tourers and unfortunately for the less salubrious members of our society. Every single adult appeared to be carrying a bottle of beer,which to be fair can be a given on some sites, especially of the weekend.
Then the music started, not quiet in the background music, but full on drum and bass. I had to check we had not stumbled into Glastonbury festival by accident! This was followed by grown men watching groups of children fighting on the floor, not sure what to make of that, draw your own conclusions. This was followed on the second night by the same music/alcohol/child fighting but with the added mix of the unmistakable smell of cannabis wafting through the air. This was mentioned to the warden who was aware, but did not seem to be too perturbed.The persons involved even had loud conversations regarding the purchase of cannabis, with not a care for the world. On both nights the music thundered on, well into the small hours. Wardens when contacted seemed quite happy for this to continue, more a case of I can't hear it so you are on your own.
I didn't think that the situations could get and more convoluted until 1.30 am on the Saturday night, the Police arrived in force, 2 vans and a patrol car.
In the morning the fog cleared. The site around the offenders van and pod was covered in empty beer cans and bottles, with plenty of small children running through the detritus. Upon leaving the girl at the desk was unconcerned with what had happened and even admitted that the staff were aware of the use of illegal drugs on the site, but as I was told 'it's hard to tell what people are going to be like before they turn up'. As knowledge of the drug use was known, but nothing was done, it lead me to believe that this was a common occurrence, almost a collusion if you like.
I left quite saddened due to the site being quite lovely, the facilities being adequate with the showers being the push button variety with lashings of hot water. The bins were overflowing in the morning due to the amount of people on the site. Lots of nice flowers though....
All in all, if drugs, alcohol and music to the wee hours (with the potential of being arrested) are your thing, the Royal Umpire is for you. If not stay well clear, I know we will ......


4.0 stars

Ideal location situated betweenSouthport /Preston towns.I found the staff very helpful and the site was quiet at this time of the year.There are many Seasonal Pitches(some of these vans are looking very dirty and untidy,in my view spoiling the look of the site)
The toilet blocks are very clean and tidy and with plenty of hot water in the showers and other facilities.There is an excellent area for dog walking and space for children to play in a seperate area.Note, that some pitches only have 10Amp supply,this caused tripping and a callout for the Warden on my first night. I enjoyed my stay here but i had one serious complaint....most mornings we were disturbed about 5 am with hens and cockrels crowing outside my caravan.Overall an ideal Park for a short or long stay.

3.0 stars

Having been going to Royal Umpire for the last six years, staying most bank holidays and a lot of weekends during the summer months its a great site,
clean and friendly with great staff who are allways ready to help


3.0 stars

We have used this site for every Spring Bank Holiday for the past 20 years, we have seen many changes but consistantly throughout we have been well treated by the staff, we came when our youngest daughter was 6 months old she is now 18 and as recently as last Spring Bank Holiday we bought our grandson who was at the time 3 months old. I find the park to be wonderful for families with children or couples on their own. We will here again this Spring Bank too. I highly recommend this site

Greater Manchester

this park is excellent, we used it for our first caravan holiday, facilities were good, very clean, highly recommend it..

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