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Lower Lacon Caravan Park

Wem, Near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

To make a booking contact our friendly staff

Telephone: 01939 232376 Email: info@llcp.co.uk

WiFi caravan & camping park

SY4 5RP - Lower Lacon Caravan Park Wem


GPS for Caravan Park Entrance

(52.863949, -2.701056)

+52º 51' 50.22", -2º 42' 3.80"

Alpaca cria called BessAlpaca cria called Rocky

Mini Golf

Open June to August

Swimming pool is now closed for winter.

Kune Kune Piglet

SiteGas bottles stocked by us

Calor gas and Camping Gaz dealer, free local delivery available.

COVID-19 Updates page

Responsible Visitor Pledge & Lower Lacon NHS Test and Trace form


11th of April

We are pleased to confirm that we will be open on 12th of April and with the new government guidelines issued on the 8th of April we are now able to open the toilet blocks and laundry facilities except the showers.

And to conform to the new rules to support track and trace every customer over the age of 16 will need to register before entering the caravan park, sadly this is a compulsory so if you’re not willing to register we would have to turn you away. To register we will need full name and then either telephone number or email address or full postal address. You can register with the NHS COVID-19 app but this has to be witnessed by a member of staff. This is something we thought was restricted to bars to start with but with the latest update to be able to open we have to comply. Lower Lacon NHS Test and Trace form


Robert Shingler

23th of February  

We think we’ll be re-open on April 12th , as self-contained accommodation for members of the same household that do not require shared use of facilities (so no toilet blocks).   

But until we get guidance from the government and our trade association confirms it’s meaning and rules we cannot be 100% sure, what the new rules will be. And if you have a booking before the 12th of April and you would like it to be moved back to a later date if you could please email us to do this and we will send an an updated receipt when it is done but please bear with us as as you can imagine it is very busy now.


Robert Shingler


5th of January 

National lockdown 3.0   

This means the caravan park is now closed. 

The shop and reception will remain open (10am to 4pm) daily, to serve the local community with gas and other essential items from our shop. 

You can still visit if you are a holiday home owner, season pitch owner or your caravan is in storage (for an hour or two) if deemed essential by your local authority, between 10am to 4pm. Please book this a minimum of the day before and in office hours (10am to 4pm). Also, while on site you can’t leave your pitch or socialise with any other customers/household. And please spend the shortest time possible on site, less than 1 hour ideally. We would not recommend bringing children and if you do they must remain in the car.

This obviously may change. Some of our rules are in addition to the government rules and guidance and you must also abide by any new or additional government rules as they are put in place. The Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish governments also have different or additional rules. Please check your government website for the latest restrictions and updates.

We are taking bookings for the coming year. But if you cannot come for any reason, your booking could be moved to a later date or refunded. Please read the responsible visitors pledge before booking.


Robert Shingler


Lower Lacon Caravan Park                    

Great Family Holidays Since 1974

  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.

Touring Park - Open All Year
(with limited facilities from November to March)

  • AA: 3 Pennants

Members of:

  • B.H. & H.P.A.
  • N.S.T.A.
  • A.D.A.C
  • A.C.S.I

Brief History of Lower Lacon Caravan Park Shropshire

  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.

  In 1971 Clive's parents bought the ground back and decided to develop a caravan site in Shropshire. We opened in 1974 with permission for 60 Touring caravans, motorhomes & tents / camping pitches. In those days, there was 30 acres, no electric and only a small shop and one toilet block, which was smaller than it is today and we charged 66p per night. Clive, Judy and Clive's Dad continued to Market Garden, on land across the road, to fund the development of the Caravan Park. Clive, Judy and their two sons Richard and Robert now own the Caravan Park following the retirement of Clive's mother and later the death of his father.

  Things have moved on a lot since those early days. We now have 57 acres of land, and accommodate caravans, tents, motor homes, seasonal pitches and static holiday homes, making Lower Lacon one of the largest caravan and camping sites in the Midlands.
We have 230 electric points, 2 toilet and shower blocks, 2 laundries, an outdoor heated swimming pool and a fully stocked shop with an off licence.

  J.A.K.K.S Barn, which is a family bar holding discos & live entertainment during the summer months and the Windmill Lounge Bar a adult only bar with a marquee for the children, also has live entertainment throughout the season (Check Events Tab).

  For the children we have two play areas one by the Orange Area (G units) & Top Field Area (A units) and the other play area by Family Area (F units) & Tent Field (A+ units). Also for young at heart we have a crazy golf course. Finally, why don’t you come and meet our wide variety of animals, such as our Alpacas, Sheep, Kune Kune Pigs, Ducks, Chickens, Plus lots of Wild Life.

Spacious 57 acre site in the heart of the North Shropshire countryside.

Downloadable Brochure as pdf

Meetings, Events & Rallies

   The two entertainment centres which we hire out to off site customers. We can accommodate 10 to 200 people seated, or more if you don’t require seating for your event. We can supply catering, entertainment, licensed bar and stage area. As everything is in house we can offer very competitive rates for either venue and we also hire out Holiday Homes if you wish to stay.
If you wish to hold an open event you could attract people from all over Shropshire and beyond but if you wish to hold a private party or wedding receptions the venue can just be for you.
No matter how large or how small your event we can accommodate you and make your event a success.
Here at Lower Lacon we pride ourselves as the people who can make it happen.

J.A.K.K.S. Barn setup with a marquee for a function

J.A.K.K.S. Barn setup with a marquee for a function

We also have a number of areas that could be used exclusively for a rally non electric areas from 40 to 100 plus units, electric areas from 20 to 60 plus units the larger the group the larger the discount and we would always recommend coming to see the areas prior to booking.

If you are interested in this offer please ring on (01939)232376 and put your future event plans in our hands.

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