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Visitor Reviews - Lower Lacon Caravan Park

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Lower Lacon Caravan Park
Soulton Road
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 139 Reviews
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Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bournster 12 reviews from this member

Having been our second visit to this site we were very pleased by the reception/shop/bar staff being as helpful as they could be and these alone would make us return for that reason but.

Some areas of the park do seem to of been 'let go' since last year. Although the staff did their best to keep the toilet blocks clean you can not stop some peoples behaviour.

The caravans that are sited for 12 months (as mentioned in another review) really do need to be thrown off as some of them are a disgrace to look at (some owners do look after theirs but they are sadly in the minority),

Paying for hot water to wash your dishes is still an issue with us as we visit plenty of sites and this one is unique for us and it was pointed out last year but the management see fit to keep this charge. The washing up sinks are also too close to the elsan disposal point and at one time this point had spilt/overflown and the dirty water had gone down onto the pathway to the sinks!

The play area is a decent size for the kids and it does keep them good but again it is in need of updating.

There are two clubs on site (the windmill and jakks), there is 'entertainment' in the form of what is called a disco and groups on sporadically but at best this is a very poor attempt and in need of a good review by site management, especially seeing as we were there in the main school holidays so it is assumed that this is also the best entertainment of the year! We noted that on certain days (even on school holidays) that Jakks was closed, the problem here is that children are not allowed in the windmill in the evening so where are families supposed to go then! luckily this did not happen to us but did happen to friends of ours who stayed on for a couple more nights!

The pool area is in need of maintenance but does serve it's purpose although once again the owner was too strict to rules and on the one day we had bad weather while their it did not open until late on (about 3ish), the weather brightened up so we took our little girl down, she enjoyed it but the pools closing time is 5pm, the warden at the time left it open longer but then the owner came in, promptly told the kids that were in to get out and put the covers on straight away! I can assume that the warden got a bit of a roasting for that one.

Now after all that, I appreciate times are difficult but if you run this kind of business then you do have to make the extra effort to make people want to come back, thankfully there are plenty of eateries in the town which is only 20/30 min walk from site.

There is a large co-op in town and parking is free for the first hour. The train station in town is the best way to get to shrewsbury as two adults and a child (with railcard) is less than £8 return and less than 15 min journey.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Blodwyncamper 1 review from this member

We are new to our campervan and the staff could not of been more helpful, felt safe (only me and two children aged 5 and 9) as a warden drove around in evening/day time.

The Children loved the swimming pool and play park, found the loos always clean and was happy to use them.

We defo go back again in fact the children are begging to !

The animals were lovely, even the dog enjoyed the dog walk around the edge

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Fatface12 1 review from this member

We stayed at this site for 3 nights at the end of July due to us being let down by another site at the last minute. We booked the day before arrival and the service offered on the phone by the friendly reception staff was a reflection of the standard of service offered by all the staff we encountered during our stay.

All staff were an absolute credit to the park from the reception staff, shop staff, wardens and cleaning staff in the toilet facilities. On arrival we were booked in quickly and shown to our pitch by a warden and briefed on site layout and rules etc.

We were staying with 2 other families and we were all located together without being charged extra which some sites do. The field we stayed in was very well drained considering the rain fall in the previous weeks and there was no issues pitching all 3 tents.

The excellent shop is very reasonably priced and offers a good range of goods including very fair priced beers and wines.

The toilet facilities were clean but basic my only complaint being that there was no mop and bucket for campers to clean up after themselves which always creates a better environment as it is impossible for the cleaners to keep on top of the facilities especially with large amounts of kids on the site.

The site has plenty of activity for kids of all ages and plenty of open space for ball games.

My only real gripe would be that on entering the site and driving around to the tent field you pass some long term stay caravans with dirty awnings which are quite off putting on first sight and spoil the look of a very pleasant site which we will certainly be visiting again.

One final point is the excellent warden service that patrols day and night to maintain a quite site when it gets late. Our party stayed up until late each night to enjoy the good weather and noticed anybody that was noisy after 11 was approached and reminded of the noise rule which made for a busy but quiet site for all to enjoy.

We stayed on site for most of our say but anybody who likes a barbecue should visit the excellent butchers in wem high street for some outstanding sausages and burgers.

Well done Lower Lacon we will be back later in the year.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Shazzle-dazzle 1 review from this member

We visited Friday 13th July, two families, one in a tent one in a folding camper.

On arrival we were told due to bad weather they had moved us from the Purple area to the Red area as our original pitch was water logged due to the horrendous July weather. The new pitch was also fairly water logged and took some moving about on it to find a decent 'not too water logged' part in order to put the awning up (due to recent changes for breathable only groundsheets it means the damn water just seeps through on wet ground!).

We were allowed to 'spread' over our two pitches which was great - but ground very hard - several pegs broken - however, wardens on hand to give us a couple of spares from their buckets.

Electric hook up point was located near the bushes - which was a worry that our extension wouldn't reach - luckily it did but I do think you need to bear in mind you may have to trail your leads a bit of a distance.

Staff were lovely - very very very helpful and friendly.

We simply cannot praise the people on this site enough - absolute credit to the park.

The park - we did find areas of the park needed tidying up a little. It would look better if the bins were enclosed behind some fencing / wooden enclosures to keep them out of site of public view, the grass edges towards the bushes needed proper strimming down, just very overgrown and 'weeds & nettles' in lots of areas which kinda spoilt it a little.

Agreed with the comments on the 'seasonal' pitches too - some of the vans here look like they have been left standing for too long and they DO let down the overall impression of the park - many owners have gone to lots of trouble with their 'areas' with pot plants & lovely outside spaces and others don't appear to have been back for months on end - I do think it would help if they was a 'set' level of upkeep required on these pitches - and if they start to fall into dis-repair then something should be done.

Overall we found the showers to be clean and warm - under floor heating wouldn't go amiss though.

The take-away we used on the Friday was ok.

The pool we used on the Saturday morning - again areas here which needed attention - some small amounts of maintenance works on the missing tiles. Cracks and general weeding of the area (it was mowed while we were there) would make a real difference.

Crazy golf - looked like a bit of a pressure washer on here would make a real difference as it looked 'dirty' and unwelcoming, hence our kids didn't want to use it.

Play area - small but adequate.

Animals - a nice touch for the kids - smaller ones loved them and paid them frequent visits.

10p for hot water - we have never had to pay for hot water before - and were a little 'put out' by this - and you only just get a sink full for your 10p too - I would suggest that in this day and age in order to bring it inline with other sites that this is looked at and hot water given free of charge.

The washing up area would benefit from a bit of cleanup too - cobwebs and general 'debris' around the rafters etc - something we wouldn't have noticed had it not dropped down into the washing up - but generally these areas are a tad neglected (although sinks kept clean enough).

Overall we will use this park again - hope for better weather next time so we don't suffer with wet ground as much (not the parks fault) - But once again a HUGE well done to the staff for their very pleasant and helpful approach to everything.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: NickyJ 1 review from this member

Just returned from a 2 night stay on a non electric pitch. Went with a large group of friends and stayed on the Family area. As the ground was very waterlogged at the rear of the family pitches, we could pitch our tent wherever we wanted and take up as much space as we needed and not stick to the marked spaces which was good for us as we had just bought a porch for our tent and wanted to try it out but weren't sure whether it would all fit into the space provided.

Upon arriving at the site we were greeted by very friendly reception staff and were directed to our pitch by the warden, again a very friendly chap. You have to pay a £10 deposit for a parking barrier key.

When going round the site to our pitch, we did have to pass a 'variety' of caravans, some with really dirty awnings which did make the site look very tatty. These could really do with being cleaned or tidied up as initially it did put us off. We were pitched right next to the playground which was ideal for my little girl as she was on there all of the time we were there and we could see her from our tent.

My little girl also regularly fed the sheep and alpacas, which the shop sold food for at 30p a bag. The wardens also take the children round showing them the animals. We weren't too far away from the toilet block either which was kept very clean.

Showers were free but were luke warm but this didn't really bother me. Washing up facilities were OK but again, luke warm water which you had to pay 10p for. We didn't eat at the cafe or go to the entertainment on site so cannot comment about that. Shop was very reasonably priced.

We ordered a chinese and indian meal and had it delivered to the site which was brilliant. Would use site again but only if going in a group.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Tonitoni 2 reviews from this member

We arrived at the site for a weekend and decided not to let the weather put us off. Arriving at the site we were checked in by friendly staff and shown to our pitch near the 1st toilet block.

We set up and had a cuppa and then decided to take a walk round the park. A great deal of seasonal caravans with the most stained awnings and decrepit caravans, why let your staff and site down with this is beyond me.

The park had animals dotted all around around the site. It was nice to see the children feeding them and they were very well kept. You could buy feed at the shop for 30p a bag.

We did not use any of the bars as we are non drinkers.

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