The Shingler family welcomes you to Lower Lacon Caravan Park, situated just one mile from the attractive market town of Wem, North Shropshire. Excellent train and bus services mean that many local attractions are also easily accessible, such as the historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ellesmere and Whitchurch, all within ten miles of the campsite.
Lower Lacon Caravan Park started life as the back entrance of the Aston Park American Army Camp (which was a munitions and distribution depot) built in the 2nd World War, on land compulsory purchased from Clive's paternal grandfather. When they were developing the area they lost a D8 Bulldozer (it sank in the soil) so the Americans covered most of the Park with hard-core up to a depth of 3 feet, brought from local foundries, (which makes pegging in most places quite difficult) but this means we have never had to turn any customers away due to bad weather as our pitches stay hard all the time. Our hardstanding pitches were originally large Nissen huts in the Army Camp, so they are the original concrete floor bases (some are now tarmac topped) which makes them perfect for a Motorhome, American RV or Caravaners who don't like the grass.
Supermarket with Off Licence, Caravan Accessories, Calor gas and Camping Gaz dealer, Cash machines x 2 (Shop is free and J.A.K.K.S. Barn is £1), Windmill Lounge Bar (adults only in summer) with adjoining childrens marquee, J.A.K.K.S Barn Family disco's with licensed bar* (summer), J.A.K.K.S Café & Take - Away* (weekends only low season & closed in winter), New Play area by the Orange Area & Top Field Area and a new climbing frame in the play area by Family Area & Tent Field, Crazy golf, Indoor amusements*, Tourist information, Outdoor heated swimming pool with Toddlers' paddling pool* (opens end of May to mid September, weather permitting), (*Limited Facilities winter season Sep-Mar)
Facilities for motor homes, tourers and tents open all year round, Grass and hard standing pitches available, Two toilet blocks, Free showers, Two laundry rooms, Entry barrier system, 24 hour emergency cover, Resident warden/owners on site, Rallies welcomed low season (must be booked in advance), Caravan storage area.
Alpacas, Kune Kune Pigs, Ducks, Chickens, Plus lots of Wild Life