The Pretty Thing Touring, Camping & Glamping in Essex

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CoVid 19 Lockdown May update


After Boris's announcement on Sunday, whist there is no firm guidance on a date that holiday parks will reopen, there is a feeling in the industry that the Governments phase 3 for hospitality businesses is most likely to apply, which means early July. 

We will obviously keep you posted if this changes as we are ready to go.. Grass is cut, Bell tents and Pods are ready and caravan pitches are sitting empty and waiting. 

Our online booking software has been opened from 1st of July so that you can start planning but we would urge caution in booking at the moment as the companies we use will transfer, but not refund, deposits.

I'm sorry that there isn't any good news yet and until then I hope you all stay safe and alert.

CoVid 19 Lockdown update

Along with the rest of the holiday industry we are still closed until further notice. As you can imagine, this is as frustrating for us as it is for you, but everyones health and safety must come first.

Rest assured we are ready and waiting as soon as we receive a go ahead from the government and we will announce dates as soon as we know.


The Pretty Thing has never looked so quiet, lets hope we are all back together soon...

Come & visit The Pretty Thing, our beautiful, peaceful, Glamping, camping and touring park. Teeming with wildlife, perfect for bird watching by day and star gazing at night. If you like animals, you can also meet our horses, Anthem and Shamrock...

Relax, unwind & enjoy our friendly park close to the historic town of Colchester and the beautiful seaside resorts of Frinton, Walton, St Osyth and Clacton.  The Pretty Thing is a perfect base for exploring all that the area has to offer.

There is something to see throughout the year and we are especially popular in August to enjoy Clacton Airshow & the CAMRA real ale & cider festival, as well as many other attractions. We can also tailor theatre breaks through the Westcliff Theatre.

We offer you, your family and pets a very warm welcome, don’t just take our word, come & see for yourself, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Phil Sharlott

We welcome all pets and responsible owners

Please keep your pets on a lead

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