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Visitor Reviews - Lower Lacon Caravan Park

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Lower Lacon Caravan Park
Soulton Road
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 127 Reviews
              7/10 from 127 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bournster 11 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.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jonjo12 2 reviews from this member

Lacon is situated in Wem which in itself is a nice town. It is ideal for a base for Whitchurch or Ellesmere. We had a great pitch with electric which was close to the toilet and shower facilities.

We arrived on the Saturday of the Bank Holiday and the Park was very full which proved a problem with keeping enough toilet roll in the toilets and keeping the facilities clean.

The wardens regularly patrolled up and down the site which was very reassuring. The swimming pool and club are fine and the cafe did takeaways as well as all day breakfast inside which were ok.

Reception were very helpful and the shop was adequate. After paying quite a high price compared to other sites paying 10p for hot water to wash up with I felt was extreme.

As the site was full we did have to queue for washing up and also for toilets and showers at times and it seemed the Park could not cope with so many people.

Once the majority left on the Monday the Park was peaceful and If we did go back again we wouldn't go when it was a Bank Holiday unless more facilities were provided to cope with the masses.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Doggylover 1 review from this member

I visited this campsite as a family of 5. Great first impression, got shown to our pitch by the very helpful and friendly wardens. The campsite was very busy but people all around were very friendly. Jakks barn was a very good family friendly club, children's bar was very well priced and the staff were unfaultable, it was also very clean. The cafe we used frequently, very well priced and was good tasty food, the staff were also welcoming. The children used the pool and were very happy. The toilet blocks were very clean, thought they cleaned them at an unreasonable time (11. 00am-12. 30pm) The shop on site is small and suitabley priced and stocks a good range of products. The pitch was a good size and had plenty of room. As being a dog lover the dog walk wasn't suitable for that amount of people. I would highly recommend you visit this site as it is a very family friendly site.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Andjoco 3 reviews from this member

Nice site. Plenty of space and very rural, lots of wooded areas, etc. However I think it needs some money investing in it to make it more of an appealing site.

The swimming pool area was very 'tired'. The Patio slabs were uneven and there were weeds growing in-between the gaps. The grass around the edges of the pool and slabbed area was quite unkempt and the chairs and tables placed around the pool, had certainly seen better days.

I also thought that there could have been more toilet and shower blocks for a site that is fairly spread out. We were in the purple area of the site and the nearest block was a good 3 minute walk away.

In addition, the block never seemed to be that clean, even after I visited the showers which was about 15 minutes after the daily 9. 30 to 10. 30am time when the block was closed for cleaning, each day.

On the plus side, all of the staff were very pleasant and helpful, however I wouldn't rush to go back there again.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Gingerbread 5 reviews from this member

Just spent a few days at this site. It is very easy to find and in a lovely area but definitely will not go again. The Wardens were very helpful and we like the barrier system. Several things let this site down which is a shame as it has good potential.

1. On entering the site you first see a section with old used motorhomes and caravans for sale which looks a very rough and neglected area.

2. Before we got to our pitch we passed several rough and run down areas that contained seasonal caravans and also rough tarmac areas for touring caravans and motorhomes where no awnings are allowed.

3. By the end of the day the toilets give the appearance of being dirty and run down.

4. Swimming Pool - apparently this area is fairly new but you would not think so.

5. Jaks Barn is OK and also the cafe by Jaks Barn - cannot fault these.

Overall the site could do with a good clean up. A lot of the seasonal caravans and their awnings were very dirty. The site should impose a rule that the owners must keep the outside of their caravan/awning clean and presentable. Many of these seasonal pitches had long grass and large weeds surrounding them.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Vodkapizza 2 reviews from this member

We managed to get a booking at Lower lacon at fairly short notice for a Bank Holiday - everywhere else was booked up.

Our first impressions were 'oh no, what have we done' - the first part of the site with the Motorhome sales area really gave a bad impression. Then we were confronted by a barriage of kids on all sorts of bikes, scooters etc who seemed to continuously ride from one end of the site to the other.

After passing the camping pitch (which to be honest looked a bit like a music festival site - there didn't seem to be much room between the tents) we were directed to our hardstanding pitch by a very friendly warden.

Unfortunately, the pitch was right next to the main road through the site, so there was no real privacy from the constant passing of groups of kids and teens, and a few seemed to like to congregate just outside our van for some reason.

But we thought 'at least it's a weekend away' and battened down the hatches. Things went nice and quiet before midnight, and we managed to sleep well.

The procession and gathering continued throughout the weekend, but to be honest, in the end it didn't really bother us. I stuck my head around the door of Jakks barn, but didn't bother going in.

Showers were very grubby in the morning, and there is only one hook to hang your clothes on - so they inevitably fell in the mud at the end of the cubicle - and I was a little surprised to see that the shower blocks were closed from 11-12:30 for cleaning - surely they weren't cleaned just once a day?

We managed to catch the train from Wem to Shrewsbury on Saturday, and walked into Wem on Sunday - both very nice.

In all, an ok weekend, where we sort-of got used to the hustle and bustle - but I doubt we'll go back, and I certainly wouldn't recommend it if you fancy a peaceful break!

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