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The best holiday parks and resorts near London for the perfect short break or weekend getaway

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With bustling city life, it can be easy to forget the tranquillity and beauty nature has to offer. So getting out to the coast or countryside can be transformative. Parkdean Resorts has several locations near London where you can escape the hustle and bustle for a short break or weekend getaway.

From stunning coastal views to lush countryside landscapes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And the price is undoubtedly a selling point, starting from £99 for two nights.



There is also a great range of kid-friendly activities and amenities on site, making the resorts ideal for families too. So here’s a list of all the Parkdean resorts in Sussex, Kent and Essex to help you plan your next holiday.

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Camber Sands, Sussex

Camber Sands Beach is the perfect spot for exploring, picnics and walks among the sand dunes(Image: Parkdean Resorts )

Camber Sands Holiday Park near Rye is the perfect destination for beach lovers, with seven miles of golden sand right opposite the park. On site, you’ll find a wide range of activities, including Bear Grylls Survival Academy, Adventure Bugz, high ropes course and much more.

Camber Sands Holiday Park is located at Lydd Rd, East Sussex TN31 7RT. Find more information about the destination here.

Romney Sands, Kent

Opposite one of Kent’s finest sandy beaches and close to the wildlife-filled Romney Marshes, Romney Sands Holiday Park offers endless indoors and outdoors adventures. Close to both the Greatstone Dunes and the Dungeness Nature Reserve, there’s plenty to do nearby too.

Romney Sands Holiday Park is located at The Parade, New Romney TN28 8RN. Find more information about the destination here.

St Margaret’s Bay, Kent

The beautiful cliffs of Dover(Image: Parkdean Resorts )

Discover a quieter pace of life amidst beautiful landscaped grounds at St. Margaret’s Bay Holiday Park. Located on Kent’s south coast and close to Dover’s famous white cliffs, this park has an enviable position, with plenty to do both on and off the park.

St. Margaret’s Bay Holiday Park is located at Reach Rd, Dover CT15 6AG. Find more information about the destination here.

Coopers Beach, Essex

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Nature lovers and beach enthusiasts will be in their element at Coopers Beach Holiday Park on Mersea Island. Enjoy traditional seaside activities such as crabbing or nature walks to the Blackwater Estuary to watch the migrating birds.

Coopers Beach Holiday Park is located at Church Ln, Colchester CO5 8TN. Find more information about the destination here.

Highfield Grange, Essex

Highfield Grange Holiday Park features heated indoor and outdoor pools, a 200ft flume and a multi-sports court(Image: Parkdean Resorts )

Highfield Grange’s location in Clacton-on-Sea makes this the ideal place to enjoy a traditional seaside holiday. Paddle by the beach only a short drive away, walk the long pier at Walton-on-the-Naze, or take in the quaint seaside town of Frinton-on-Sea.

Highfield Grange Holiday Park is located at London Rd, Clacton-on-Sea CO16 9QY. Find more information about the destination here.

Naze Marine, Essex

Naze Marine Holiday Park is a great destination for all families in search of a fun, energetic and thrilling holiday. From laser quest to archery and arts and crafts, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Naze Marine Holiday Park is located at The Poplars, Walton on the Naze CO14 8QA. Find more information about the destination here.

Valley Farm, Essex

With beautiful beaches and fun-filled seaside resorts, Valley Farm Holiday Park has all the ingredients for the perfect holiday on the Essex Coast(Image: Parkdean Resorts )

Valley Farm Holiday Park is situated just a five-minute drive from the much-loved Clacton Beach and Pier. It’s also perfectly located for discovering the nearby attractions of Brightlingsea and beyond.

Valley Farm Holiday Park is located at Valley Rd, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 6LY. Find more information about the destination here.

Weeley Bridge, Essex

If your idea of a perfect holiday means total relaxation, you’ll be right at home at Weeley Bridge Holiday Park, near Clacton-on-Sea. Set in the countryside, it’s ideal for rejuvenating getaways, yet is close enough to the coast when you want to enjoy all the fun of the seaside.

Weeley Bridge Holiday Park is located at Weeley ByPass, Clacton-on-Sea CO16 9DH. Find more information about the destination here.

Potters Resorts – Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk

Potters Resorts Hopton-on-Sea is the perfect fun-filled destination for every generation(Image: Potters Resorts)

Elsewhere, Potters Resorts also offers destinations close to London. And their Hopton-on-Sea all inclusive resort, nestled on the Norfolk and Suffolk border, has a 4.5 rating from across 6,615 reviews on Tripadvisor, as well as being ranked 11 for best value family resorts in the UK.

A customer said: “Another excellent break at Potters. The staff are friendly and very helpful, and the entertainment is first class.”

Potters Resorts Hopton On Sea is located at Coast Rd, Great Yarmouth NR31 9BX. Find more information about the destination here.

Center Parcs – Woburn Forest, Bedfordshire

Center Parcs also has resorts close to the capital, such as Woburn Forest. Just an hour from London in rural Bedfordshire, it’s one of their newest and most modern villages.

There, you’ll find a range of activities, restaurants and accommodation types within a compact 300-acre site that’s ideal for young families.

Center Parcs Woburn Forest is located at Fordfield Rd, Bedford MK45 2HZ. Find more information about the destination here.

Cove – Medmerry Park, Sussex

The holiday park has direct access to the beach and is located just minutes from the glorious Witterings(Image: Cove UK)


Medmerry Park is another great destination for a short break away from the city. Located in the heart of a conservation area near the Witterings, the holiday park has direct access to the beach, making it perfect for self-catering holidays in West Sussex.

Cove Medmerry Park is located at Stoney Ln, Chichester PO20 7JP. Find more information about the destination here.

You can browse all Parkdean Resorts destinations here, all Potters Resorts destinations here, all Center Parcs destinations here and all Cove destinations here

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