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Visitor Reviews - Lower Lacon Caravan Park

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Lower Lacon Caravan Park
Soulton Road
(b5065)
Wem
Shropshire   (Browse area)
SY4 5RP   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01939 232376

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Pitches: 270
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 132 Reviews
              7/10 from 132 Reviews


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Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Dobson04 7 reviews from this member

Just returned from the Jubilee bank holiday weekend camping trip. 3 night stay at lower lacon caravan park, overall we had a pleasant stay, however there are some ground issues when pegging your tent or awning, due to the rock hard ground, be prepared to purchase rock pegs before you arrive.

A £10 payment is required on arrival for the car barrier pass (refunded on leave). On arrival the site looks a little tired around the edges and some areas could do with an uplift e. G. Kids playground and crazy golf section. Privately owned areas are dilapidated and run down which spoils the look of the park.

A warden arrived shortly after finding the pitch which wasn't very well signposted, he informed us of the rules of pitching as to avoid the children being run over by the cars leaving and entering the park. The access points for cars are straight past the children's playground (go figure) some of the public areas are overgrown and need tending (nettles are an issue) along the main route.

The facilities were just adequate, although queues formed for showers on the 2 days we were there (at least a 30 min wait) it was bank holiday though. Showers were lukewarm at best and the tiled floor was freezing. There were limited facilities for the amount of people on site, another toilet and shower block is required. There is one family bathroom available which we used to bath our 2 small children (20p for lukewarm water) which we thought was cheeky when you have already paid the site fees (£76. 50 for 3 nights, non-electric). There is also a charge for washing up (10p) for lukewarm water.

We didn't sample the food or entertainment when we were there so couldn't comment, we did pop into JAKKS Barn for a quick drink, a revamp is required, looked like a school dining hall.

The on-site shop was reasonably priced and you could purchase your basic essentials there. Tried to purchase replacement gas from the shop, to find they had only limited stock, however their is a texaco garage about 2 miles away which sells replacement gas in wem.

All in all we did enjoy our stay, it was convenient for us (39 miles) ok for a short break, but wouldn't visit for an extended holiday. Wem is a quiet village, with limited activities locally. May return in the future.

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Kevinw58 6 reviews from this member

This is quite a large site with a mixture of tents and tourers in the same areas. We arrived during what looked like a quite busy period, there were vehicles backed up to the main road waiting to be booked in.

When we finally got to reception we were dealt with quite quickly but there was a large queue that had formed, so how long other guests had to wait I can only guess. We were given a map guiding us to our pitch and were told that someone would be waiting there to help us. There wasn't! The grassed pitch was quite uneven and the water point was directly behind us so there was a constant stream of people for water.

There seems to be quite a lot of seasonal/ semi-static tourers their with the awnings left up. Many of them were covered in algae and had long grass surrounding them which, along with the somewhat haphazard arrangement of the pitches gave the park a bit of a scruffy 'refugee' feel.

The camp, and entertainment is definitely geared for young families and the children's play area could do with a bit of maintenance. One of the swings was broken, and the see-saw was stiff and brayed like a donkey due to lack of oil, which scared the grand-daughter; small things like this make the difference in my opinion.

We went to Wem for some food, a nice little town but didn't seem to be a lot to do there, just a few streets of shops and fast food outlets.

Still, the showers and toilets were very clean in spite of the crowds and our 4 year old enjoyed the 'agadoo/superman' disco cheese. All the staff we spoke to were friendly too.

Definitely not one for those seeking a relaxing break as it's rough and ready, and made for the loud crowd; there are gangs of teenagers roaming around till all hours as well, but it is what it is and if peace and quiet is not a priority, it does have something to offer.

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Wein 3 reviews from this member

Well we stayed at this site from Friday till Sunday. Check in was ok. The toilet and shower facilities on the site were spot on.

We went for breakfast to the cafe on site and have been ill since. They seem to use very old chip fat and fry the eggs in it and our clothes smelt bad of stale fat. Many people complained about the standard of food sold. We were warned by some seasonal caravan owners to steer clear of the cafe we should have listened to them.

The Barn where the children could go in was reasonable. While walking round some of the touring caravans which are seasonal could do with a good clean as it lets the site down.

The outdoor pool area needs a good clean and the umbrellas have seen better days.

The animals are well kept.

One thing I will say is the owners may make a lot of money so why let standards slip? They could make this site so good. They leave very very old caravan falling apart for all to view.

Would I go back. Hell no. The health inspectors need to look into the kitchens.

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Chickpea757 4 reviews from this member

Stayed over Jubilee week, so it was extremely busy.

Good points:

Kids liked seeing the sheep, alpacas, pigs etc.

Large pitches.

Not so good points:

Very boggy top field (not their fault as it rained continuously!)

As a result of the weather, the toilet blocks were very muddy and constantly covered in grass.

Bad points:

Freezing cold showers!

Whole site needs a good clean and tidy up, could be really nice if a bit more effort was put in to sprucing it up.

A lot of the season pitched caravans were covered in green algae which just made it look scruffy.

Not the best layout to the site either, with a road throughout it.

Didn't see any members of staff around the site after check in - we couldn't even find out pitch at first as it was sprayed on the grass and had come off. Luckily other campers helped us work it out.

Overall, I don't think we would return to this site.

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Terryhelen 2 reviews from this member

Just spent a weekend there with the Grandsons.

The toilet facilities were clean and good hot powerful showers although you had to keep restarting by pressing the button.

We chose hardstanding but we ended up moving to the grassed area as the hard standing needed a good sweep, you couldn't help but walk it in, the grassed area was lovely and spacious.

Friendly Ducks walking around and fenced animals on the site, lovely countryside, we would visit again but like previous reviews. The permanent stay caravans at the beginning of the site loked run down and untidy

We visited the castle and regimental museum in Shrewsbury which was only £2. 50 admission and kids free

Shop was very well stocked and staff very friendly.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bournster 12 reviews from this member

Hi all, just had a three night stay at this park and it can be summed up in one word really, excellent.

To put this word into context, it will not be everyone's view but as we saw it, the staff were knowledgeable (and if not sure knew someone who was) polite and friendly (even down to ground keeping staff!),

the shop was well stocked with more than sufficient provisions at a reasonable price too,

there is a crazy golf course on the way into the site, this is not fantastic but a deposit (refundable on return of clubs) is all you pay so free.

The outdoor swimming pool is a little on the cool side but relaxing and has a paddling pool for toddlers, it is situated next to one of the bars and drinks from the bar can be taken to poolside which has a grassed area around it, the bar itself is pleasant with pool table and tv.

Further into the park is 'JAKKS' bar and cafe which is spacious and had a disco each night we were there, the food at the cafe we found to be ok and a good price.

Dotted around the park are fenced off animal enclosures (mostly Llamas) with a variety of other animals too (pigs, sheep, etc).

The shower blocks are decent and regularly cleaned with enough space in the shower block we used to hang your clothes and had a wall hung seat separated from the shower with a curtain.

Although the site was not full plenty of the 'static owners' and 'season caravan owners' were on site, and they all seemed a friendly bunch which makes the park feel like you belong. The rules are quite strict but seem to be adhered to which made this site nice and relaxing.

If anything was to let the site down it would be the fact that there is not a lot to do within walking distance, the town of Wem is approx 1 mile walk and has plenty of 'eateries' (take-away and pubs) also a large co-op, parking is free for 1 hour and 10p for 2 hours!

If you don't mind the drive there are other attractions that are reachable but on the other hand if you just want a nice relaxing break then this is an excellent site.

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