Fen Farm Caravan Site

Colchester, Essex

4.5 stars out of 8 reviews

Offers available
7 nights for the price of 6 (not high season)
4 nights for the price of 3 (Sunday - Thursday, not high season)
Open from
17th March – 29th October 2023
Colchester, Essex, East England, CO5 8FE
(Location map)
Last updated
08 Aug 2023
You enquired
Motorhome pitches
(£20.00 - £50.00)
Touring pitches
(£20.00 - £50.00)
Tent pitches
(£20.00 - £50.00)
Serviced pitches
Seasonal pitches
(£2,500.00 - £2,700.00)
Motorhome pitches50£20.00-£50.00
Touring pitches50£20.00-£50.00
Tent pitches50£20.00-£50.00
Serviced pitches
Seasonal pitches80£2,500.00-£2,700.00

To buy
Holiday homes90£3,890.00

For holidays on Mersea Island in Essex, Fen Farm Caravan Site is a peaceful retreat for the whole family, established in 1923.

Located on the North Sea coast, not far from the ancient town of Colchester and famous seaside resorts like Clacton-on-Sea, if you want to get away from it all, this campsite is perfect for doing just that.

It’s a family owned campsite. Since 1918, it has been in the hands of the Lord family with the first tents pitched on site in 1923. Today, Fen Farm Caravan Site boasts 90 fully serviced static caravans with ample space for motorhomes, tents and touring caravans of all sizes.

This really is a place to get away from it all. There is no club on site, no swimming pool either. This is one of the best campsites for sheer tranquillity. Let the children discover the campsite’s play areas which have climbing frames, see saws and swings. They can also get out there and explore ‘crabbing’ in the creeks, or have fun on the beach. In addition, the site has two fields, perfect for ball games, frisbee, kite flying and much more.

This is also a dog friendly campsite, with dog walks and dog waste bins around the caravan park. There is also a dog friendly beach nearby, as well as plenty of places for those after a walking holiday, with or without their four-legged friend.

You will be pleased to learn that this campsite also has award winning loos. This environmentally friendly site has solar powered water heating (with gas back up). There’s a wheelchair accessible shower and toilet, and also a family shower room and toilet. Coin operated washing machines are located in the on site laundry room, as well as tumble dryers and an iron. Fen Farm Caravan Site’s guests can also have use of a freezer and washing up sinks.

In recognition of the work done by the Lord family to protect and sustain the local environment, the site has been given a David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award.

If you really want to get back to nature on your camping holiday in Essex, the Blackwater Estuary National Nature Reserve is not far to the west of Fen Farm Caravan Site and the Essex Wildlife Trust’s Abberton Reservoir is nearby too. Another Essex Wildlife Trust site at Fingringhoe Wick, overlooking the Colne Estuary, is also nearby with a good visitor centre to engage visitors of all ages.

Historic Colchester with its Roman roots, famous castle, great shopping and other handy amenities such as swimming pools, great restaurants and a zoo is only about a 30-minute drive away. But, of course, if you are leaving Mersea Island during your stay at Fen Farm Caravan Site, be certain to check the tide times to make sure you can cross The Strood upon your return!

This is one of the quietest campsites in Essex and a wonderful place to reconnect with your family. Please enquire now to book your holiday in Colchester at Fen Farm Caravan Site.

More about the parkHide
  • Disabled access
  • Family park
  • 3 Pets allowed
  • 2 Children's play area(s)
  • Chemical disposal point
  • 3 Drainage hook-ups
  • 95 Electric hook-ups
  • Laundry
  • LPG stockist
  • Sanitary block(s)
  • Shop
  • Visitor parking
  • Washing up facilities
  • 3 Water hook-ups
  • Wireless internet

Pub which serves food within walking distance
Ice pack freezing facilities
Information centre
We also have an electric car charging point.


Fen Farm Caravan Site (www)

Moore Lane, East Mersea
Essex, East England
United Kingdom


To reach Fen Farm, the B1025 brings you to the island (the road is liable to flood sometimes when the tide is high, but not usually more then an hour or so) take the left fork to East Mersea and follow the road to the Dog and Pheasant public house. Take the first turning on the right, carry straight on to Fen Farm.

Nearby attractions

  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding holidays
  • Sailing
  • Swimming (Outdoor)
  • Internet Access

Colchester Zoo 8 miles
Fingringhoe Wick 5 Miles
Colchester - oldest recorded town 8 miles
Constable country 12 miles
Abberton Reservoir 6 Miles

Bird watching
Enjoying the countryside



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Overall rating

4.5 stars

Based on 7 review(s)

5.0 stars

This site is a real hidden gem, if you want to get away from it all this is the site you should choose. Lots of open space right next to the beach with good old fashioned entertainment for the kids with 2 play areas and a huge open field for games, kite flying and dog walking as well as colouring completions and geocaching. There is Wifi so they won't be totally cut off but you may find they are too busy to bother. Award winning toilet blocks with disabled & family facilities. Wardens on duty all day and night to deal with any problems or disturbances from other visitors. I think the person referring to noise and jet skis must have stayed elsewhere as they are not allowed at Fen Farm. Staff are all helpful and friendly and all dogs welcome at campsite, beach,nearby Country Park and in local pub restaurants. There is loads to do in the surrounding area and the fabulous Colchester Zoo is just a short drive away. Get booking to avoid disappointment.

5.0 stars

We come at least once a year, usually more - in fact we're coming tomorrow for Easter. Its my favourite site! Really easy - relaxing, clean, and with fab shower facilities! Best of all for me is the lack of amusement arcades! There are fantastic walks, as well as access to a beach. We did once have a bit of a noisy group near us, but a word in the wardens ear - and it was dealt with immediately! Also, they don't allow it to be rammed either - at full capacity it doesn't feel too busy! 😀 x

5.0 stars

Absolutley love this little gem in Essex, It has everything you need for a stress releasing break, the site is immaculately kept, the shower block is spotlessly clean and checked on constantly, the wardens, staff and owners are wonderful, helpful and full of local knowledge, I cant praise this gem enough, we came in 2014 and loved it so much we have a seasonal pitch here, what more canI say, get booking, you will not regret it.

Property manager response (24 Mar 2016)

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review

5.0 stars

Love this place. Been coming here 7 years now during the school holidays. All staff are fantastically helpful. Park is kept immaculately clean. The shower blocks are great with music too. Never had a problem with noise. The wardens are always on hand if you have a problem and it is dealt with very quickly. My son is 15 and still chooses Fen Farm over any other campsite. Lots of lovely walks to have with the dogs. Beach is good. Again we have never had a problem with jet skis. Looking forward to coming back again in August.

Property manager response (24 Mar 2016)

Thank you for leaving us a review, we hope to see you again in the summer.

5.0 stars

This is a lovely site, staff are very friendly and helpful. Wardens keep the site quiet after 11pm and the toilet block is fantastic! Kids had space to play and we made use of the grass field to fly their kites. We will be returning :)

Property manager response (24 Mar 2016)

Thank you for leaving us a review, we hope to see you again soon

5.0 stars

My grandparents had a static caravan on this site. Since then they have made it a touring and camping site and myself and 3 children (1 disabled) and my parents have been camping here.
Very spacious and child friendly. The amenities are clean and in excellent condition.
The beach is a short walk and there is a pub opposite but it's a quiet site.
We have been spending 2 weeks here every summer holiday for the past few years and our children are always asking when we are going back.
Simple to book and friendly staff.
Suits old and young. And disabled friendly.

Property manager response (24 Mar 2016)

Thank you for leaving us a review, we look forward to seeing you again in the summer


1.0 stars

Monday to Thursday, quiet and OK, Friday to Sunday it is dreadful, full of unsupervised kids playing between the caravans at cricket, football, frisbies etc. There are gangs of adults boozing and shouting till early hours. Dont bother to report them! Jet skis revving up all day and being driven in and out.

Property manager response (24 Mar 2016)

We are very sorry you had a bad experience at our site. Our wardens are always on hand to help with any issues including other campers and keep a tight check on our quiet after 11pm rule. Also, we do not allow Jet Skis on our camping site.

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