Essex has a great range of holiday resorts from the bright lights of Clacton to the peaceful coast around Maldon further south - there are four Park Holidays caravan parks to choose from.
The region has one of England's longest coastlines, with beaches that have been given the Blue Flag award for cleanliness and quality, and traditional seaside resorts that will fill you with nostalgia.
Clacton has everything you could want from an English seaside resort - there's a giant sandy beach, a pleasure pier with rides and amusements and blooming seafront gardens - follow the trail along the bay, past the pier and to the colourful display of plants and flowers.
For farm style fun head to Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park at South Woodham Ferrers. This is the official home of Shaun the Sheep, and every weekend they host Championsheeps with suitably silly games including wellie throwing, cabbage keepy-uppy and fit with the flock.