The Pretty Thing Touring, Camping & Glamping in Essex

Welcome to The Pretty Thing

CoVid 19 Lockdown July update

We are now open and operating with some important changes.

The good news is that our first week open went really well and our guests have been really supportive in helping us maintain our cleaning regime.

We opened up our larger caravan field to allow extra spacing between tents, and are creating wildlife corridors at least 2 metres wide between pitches. We expect all our guests to respect social distancing measures (1 metre + now)

We ask that everyone books in advance, we are so busy at the moment that this is a sensible precaution anyway, and we will advise all pitch numbers in advance. These will be posted clearly, to ensure that you can go straight to your pitch on arrival. 

Where booked, fire pits and wood will be left for "no contact" collection and these should now be booked in advance to ensure that you are not disappointed.

Showers and toilets are open and steam cleaned 3 times daily. We ask our guests to respect the well being and safety of others by wiping down any areas touched with the antiseptic wipes provided. Also use the sanitiser in the Toilets, showers pods and bell tents after washing hands. Thanks so much for your help.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know on 07549 316301 or 

(if you prefer we are also available on facebook or twitter)


We look forward to seeing you all soon and hope you have a great summer.


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, Antham 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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