8 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Lovely site, shame about service
"The caravan was very nice and clean, the site as quiet and peaceful not too much to do for the children but it was out for season. Found it really relaxing, the bar area was clean and tidy and the food reasonable both price and taste wise. What let the site down was we reported that the television wasn't working on three occasions but no one came to look at it so it wasn't working at the end of our stay or at any time during our stay. This gave us the impression that the staff either weren't bothered or couldn't be bothered to deal with problems. Because of this we will not return to the site again."
- Travel date: Fri 8th of April 2016
"Used to be a great site, but went downhill last season, and is now even worse (2010). Lots of noise until the early hours (2am), security unable to take action, as it is a group of the the owners themselves who are the cause of the problems. Won't ever go back."
- Travel date: Thu 19th of August 2010
"We had such a brilliant time at Weeley Bridge.We stayed in a lovely gold caravan complete with ensuite. The site was clean and well laid out. The children enjoyed the pool and the play park. The pool was small, but quite adequate for our needs and it was good to have a life guard on duty. The children loved the entertainment; there was always something being organised for them. There was also family entertainment every night at the club house. Weeley Bridge is a small and quiet site, but it gave us the opportunity to have a thoroughly relaxing holiday.
There is a train station just outside the park which runs a service into Clacton and Colchester. A local baker and grocer are also within walking distance of the site."
- Travel date: Wed 9th of June 2010
Beautiful holiday park
"After reading the reviews about Weeley Bridge I wasn't really looking forward to my holiday but I can honestly say we really enjoyed the holiday. We booked 2 x 12ft silver caravans as there was 13 of us althogether (childrens ages ranged from 2 - 10yrs). The caravans we're very clean and one of them even had a decked area outside which was very useful. The site itself is absolutely beautiful with lots of grass, trees and a fishing lake. We went in half term holidays and the entertainment was ok (school holiday time is supposed to be the best entertainment). Not much for the really young children to do but there was a disco on every evening for an hour and there was supposed to be other activities for the older children but when 1 of our group went he was told it wasn't on that day so we didn't bother going any other day.It is only a small site so there wasnt always enough children turning up for the events. The play park, although small, was well looked after and my 2yr old daughter loved it (not really good enough for older children to play on though). We only went to the show bar twice and the comedian was excellent. The heated outdoor pool (when working) is nice and they make sure there isnt too many people in the pool. The site is nextdoor to a railway station which is very handy for visiting the nearby towns. Everybody had told me that there wasnt much to do in Clacton on Sea but I have to disagree. Theres the beach, a fairground, golf, shops, places to eat and its all very clean. The site may be too quiet for some people but I enjoyed the quietness. I have visited busy sites before and I much prefere Weeley Bridge. The only down side were the staff. The bar staff didnt smile, were very rude and insisted on seeing your pass every time you bought a drink even if the recognised you. The reception staff, although friendly, weren't very helpful, didnt have much knowledge of the local area and appeared to be a bit dizzy but none of this bothered us too much. I would definately recommend this site and going as a group (even just 2 couples with kids) makes it more enjoyable. "
- Travel date: Mon 1st of June 2009
On the plus side, the staff were friendl...
"On the plus side, the staff were friendly and the site is picturesque.
On the downside, the security on the site is a joke, we were issued with club passes that were never checked, and the barrier onto the site was left raised.
In the evening it was difficult to park near to the caravan due to locals parking on the site to use the club.
The caravan was nice but the bed was unstable, the toilet seat was broken and the lock on the shower room had fell off, there was a repair helpline but I couldn't be bothered, I was on holiday and didn't want to be hassled.
- Travel date: Sat 23rd of August 2008
We had a great holiday at Weeley, I took...
"We had a great holiday at Weeley, I took my 3 boys with me ages 11,14,19yrs.
We were made to feel very welcome on arrival,the platinum caravan we stayed in was lovely.
The fishing lake and the people staying in caravans were great. Will definitely go there again, peaceful at night and the only thing that let the site down was that it had no shop on the site, but there was one just outside the site."
- Travel date: Wed 15th of August 2007
What a letdown! We were really looking f...
"What a letdown! We were really looking forward to our break, but were sorely disappointed.
There wasn't anything for the children to do (our children are 1, 7 and 14), the unheated outdoor swimming pool was closed and there weren't any changing rooms.
There is a 'clubhouse' if you can call it that, a large smoke filled room, reminiscent of a working mans club, with one pool table. There was no entertainment in the evenings, other than a game of bingo.
The small play area is designed for children 6+ and with just a climbing frame, kept them occupied for about 10 minutes.
There isn't a shop, or anywhere within walking distance to get a pint of milk.
On the plus side, the park itself is pretty, there's a nice little lake, and there are lots of ducks roaming around the caravan park waiting to be fed!
If you need to do any washing the small launderette is good value. There's also a large Tesco and a Morrisonâs 10-15 minutes drive away if you need shopping.
Personally, I would not return to this park, and would not recommend it anyone else."
- Travel date: Wed 4th of July 2007
We paid a premium for our caravan to be...
"We paid a premium for our caravan to be made u to the gold standard (the highest). Our caravan was lovely. It was big, clean and well equipped. The park grounds were well kept and the staff very polite.
Activities were minimal. There is no shop on site.
There was meant to be entertainment on. That consisted of a rubbish comedian, terrible magician, a lone singer (karaoke style) or a reps show; this consisted of the 2 reps doing awful miming to awful songs.
Apparently there was bingo on in the club-house every night but this was the regulars 'best kept secret!'
Food was also available to eat in the club-house. There was a small hatch at one end with no opening times displayed.
There was no childrenâs club or anything for them to do. The small unheated outdoor pool was closed off for the week we were there too.
All in all a very boring time was had. In fact, we left on the Thursday afternoon instead of on the Friday.
Would only recommend this site for retired people or those who have simple tastes.
- Travel date: Tue 25th of July 2006