General park related questions

How near to the, nearest village, shops and restaurants is the park?

We have a café on-site (please see café page on this website), the park is situated 1.5 miles from the village of Doddington, (it can be walked to by public footpath), which has two pubs (of which one is dog friendly), two convenience shops, a post office and a fish & chip shop. March is the nearest town, which is 6 miles away, and has major supermarkets, pubs and restaurants.

Are dogs welcome?

Of course, a maximum of 4 dogs on a touring pitch and maximum of 2 dogs in a lodge and 1 dog in a glamping pod. We have an excellent "dog off the lead area" too. Unfortunately we don't allow XL Bully type dogs, (Dogs that need an exemption certificate). 

Is the park open all year around?

No, the touring and glamping closes in December, January & February. The Lodges are open all year round and so is the fishing, except for Christmas Day. 

Can we have our grandchildren come and visit us?

No, sorry we are an adult only park, we only allow children around the lakes if they are fishing and accompanied by an adult.

Is there a bus service nearby?

Yes, we have 3 buses a day (No 56) pass the entrance to the site, these buses go to Doddington, March, March train Station, Tesco’s & Wisbech. There are connecting services from Doddington, but there can be a bit of a wait or walk/drive to Doddington for the departure times.

Caravan park related questions

Do you have a toilet and shower facility?

Absolutely, the Main Park has a lovely facility with male and female rooms, each have a cubicle with a shower, toilet and basin in, plus separate showers and toilets. The Caravan & Motorhome Club’s certified location, also has its own separate well presented block with a self contained cubicle. We also have an excellent key card operated disabled building. Waterside has a excellent modern facilities block with 4 fully self contained rooms.

Do you allow Vans towing caravans on your park?

I am afraid we don't allow vans or sign written vans or commercial vehicles towing caravans, sorry. 

What time can I arrive, and when do I need to vacate my pitch?

Between 12.15pm and 8pm from April – September and 12pm - 6pm in October November and March, departure is by 11am sharp please, if you wish to stay until 5pm, and there is no arrival on your pitch, then you may for an extra £5.

Is there a park and ride for Cambridge?

Yes, there are a couple of options, we recommended this option too, as parking is expensive in Cambridge.

Is the fishing price included in the pitch?

No I am afraid not, please see fishing prices. Fishing is free for residents pitched on Waterside. 

Do you offer seasonal pitches?

No, sorry.

Can I choose my own pitch?

If you are an existing customer, you can request a pitch or a section of the park, and if it is available, we will do our best to keep it for you, we just can’t guarantee it. You are guaranteed your pitch type (e.g Fully serviced grass pitch). We have recently introduced "Pick your Pitch", for 4 night or more stays, you can now pick your pitch for an additional £20 fee, and you are guaranteed that pitch on arrival. 

Do I have to pay for showers?

No completely free showers, no buttons to push to keep the water flowing either.

What is the TV Signal like?

No problem here luckily.

Do you sell Calor Gas on-site?

No sorry, Calor won’t supply small retailers anymore.

How much hose might I need to connect to the services?

It does depend quite a lot on which pitch you are on, where the services come out of your unit, and the direction you park your unit in (e.g tow bar in first or reverse in), but worst case scenario, you may need up to 14 meters of waste, a lot less in many cases. We do sell extra pipe and joiners in the reception.

Do you allow RV’s and 5th Wheelers?

We allow 5th wheelers in the April through to October, but sorry we can’t accept RV’s or motorhomes over 28ft/8.5 metrs long, there is an additional £2/night for 5th wheelers.

Is there wi-fi, if yes, is it free?

We do have very good wi-fi onsite, it is out sourced to another company and you buy it from your device, and there is a charge for it.

Pod related questions

What time is check in & check out?

Check-in is from 3pm, but if you wish to book and early arrival from 12pm, you may, for an additional charge, subject to availability. Check out is strictly 9.15am. 

What do I need to bring with me?

The Pods are well equipped, all you need to bring is your clothes, wash bag, and your food and drink, we supply a mattress and cover, so you will need to bring bedding and cutlery and crockery (you can book a utensil pack at the time of booking) for an extra charge. 

Is the fishing price included in the price of the pod?

Fishing is free for anyone staying on Waterside, you will need to dip your landing net, to gain a free permit to fish. 

Is there wi-fi, if yes, is it free?

We do have very good wi-fi onsite, it is out sourced to another company and you buy it from your device, and there is a charge for it.

Is there a shower in the pod?

No, the showers are in the facilities block, seconds walk away, the pods do have a toilet and a wash basin in. 

Why do we have to pay £100 pre-authorisation swipe?

We take this as a deposit, held against damage to the lodge or for excessive cleaning, the £100 is held to one side in your account until approximately 4 working days after your departure.

Can we bring our own logs?

No, we supply all the logs.  

Fishing related questions

Can I take my car on to the bank of the fishing lake?

Strictly only if you have a valid blue disabled badge, and the signs aren’t up saying “too wet”. Strictly no dropping off of fishing kit and returning to the car park either. 

What time can I go on the bank to start fishing?

March – October inclusive, from 7am, November – February 8am.

Can I night fish?

No, you can fish up until dusk or 9.30pm, whichever comes first.

Can we hire fishing equipment?

Sorry, we don’t have tackle to hire, we do sell most tackle and bait on site though.

Can I have my dog sat with me on the fishing bank?

If you are a resident, that’s not a problem, obviously your pooch would need to be on a lead, we don’t allow dogs with day fishermen, sorry.

What fish do you have in the lakes and how big are they?

We have Carp to 27lbs, Barbell to 10lbs, Tench to 10lbs, Perch to 3lbs, Cruchian Carp to 3lbs, Chubb to 4lbs, Ide to 6lbs, plus various other species shapes and sizes.

Can I fish in the winter?

From December 1st and February 28th, you can fish the lakes but you do need to purchase a winter seasonal ticket, this gives you unlimited fishing for the 3 months.