Campsites near Thetford

Family-friendly woodland cycling trails, vast, flat Breckland countryside, big starry skies and wild swimming opportunities… there’s a lot to recommend camping in Thetford.

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12 top campsites near Thetford

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Penn Meadow Farm

100 units · Motorhomes, Tents145 acres · Beaconsfield, England
Penn Meadow Farm is a beautiful 145 acre, family owned farm, nestled perfectly into the chiltern hills area of outstanding natural beauty. We’re just a 5 minute walk across our grassy fields to the oldest free-house pub in England (The Royal Standard of England) Say hello to our resident alpacas, sheep, pigs, pigmy goats, flock of 250 sheep and of course our lovely boarder collies. We aim to be a very relaxed spot to be able to rest for a few nights and maybe enjoying a nice camp fire in the evening.
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Daisy May’s Farm

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents20 acres · Bishop's Stortford, England
Our pop up campsite is set in 20 acres on a not for profit community farm. Come and join us in the great outdoors! Help collect the eggs, feed the chickens and milk the goat! There is always lots going on at Daisy May’s Farm! Children’s play areas, paddle stream, woodland walks and lots more! PITCH FEE INCLUDES ENTRY TO THE FARM & ALL ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS! Open 7 days a week. Coffee Cabin and Ollie’s Food Hut also serving hot food (Weekends & school holiday 10-3pm) Local pub - 5 mins walk Golf Course (crazy golf, top golf, 9 hole course, bar and food) - 5 mins walk Shop/post office/chip shop - 10 mins walk Toilets & shower ; hot gas shower available but we are a basic wild, mostly off grid site. No concrete heated toilet blocks I’m afraid! (Showers unavailable in Winter months) There will be mud. Bring your wellies! Drinking water and bins available. Bring a torch for walking around the site at night. The site is off grid and the toilet lights are solar operated! CARAVANS - ONLY BOOKABLE MAY - SEPTEMBERTENTS - CAMPER VANS - MOTORHOMES WELCOME ALL YEAR (all pitches are the same. No need to specify which type of unit you are booking) We look forwards to welcoming you soon!
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Four Winds Camping and Canoeing

13 units · Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia
A small, friendly riverside campsite in Cambridgeshire – with campfires allowed
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Fleets Paddock Glamping & Camping

22 units · Glamping, Tents5 acres · Canterbury, Kent, South East England
Pitches, bell tents and a gypsy caravan on the outskirts of Canterbury
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The Barn KT9

21 units · Glamping, Tents3 acres · Greater London, South East England
A unique rural campsite in Surrey, a stone's throw from London's Zone 6
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Holistic Woods Campsite WILD

33 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents20 acres · Woodbridge, England
We are a WILD campsite with character and history. Our most popular pitch is our beautiful SSSI woodland. There are only 25 pitches available. We have a mid wild pitch on the outskirts of the woods, lovely grassed area between trees. Our top field is perfect for motorhomes & caravans. Plenty of space to breath and relax. Located on the stunning heathlands of the Sutton Heath. We are surrounded by beautiful woodland walks, including the Sandlings walk and just 10 minutes from the river Deben. We have a bus stop at the top of the track and Melton train station is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive. There are access points onto public footpaths, leading to Rendlesham Forest. A famous site for UFOs! Sutton Hoo is a stone's throw away. Bring your bikes and explore the area on wheels. There is water access and portaloos. We do not have showers yet. Blue/grey waste must be taken away. LEAVE NO TRACE
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Mad Hatters Campsite

20 units · Glamping, Tents12 acres · Ely, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia
Cosy year-round glamping and seasonal camping in a fenland meadow with views of Ely cathedral
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Thamesview Camping

25 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents12 acres · Essex, East Anglia
Meadow camping in a riverside village – 45 minutes from central London
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Pitchcott Farm

11 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents15 acres · Aylesbury, England
Pitchcott Farm is set among the rolling hills of the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside. The farm is a total of 150 acres and campers have access to a 15 acre meadow with vibrant wild flowers in spring and summer. The farm prioritises the protection and expansion of biodiversity so camping pitches are limited to retain the wild nature of the site. Look out for wild deer in the meadow, and you might hear the hoot of owls at night.
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Pigs in Blankets

26 units · Glamping, Tents8 acres · Southwold, Suffolk, East Anglia
A campfire-friendly country campsite on a farm in walking distance of seaside Southwold
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Coxhill Camping

45 units · Motorhomes, Tents7 acres · Dover, England
Relaxed camping in a field close to Dover and Canterbury
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Canal Camping

39 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · North Walsham, Norfolk, East Anglia
Paddle the waterways, read among the reeds and bask beneath the big, blue skies of the Norfolk Broads at this family-friendly, tent-only campsite
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It’s a great place for a family holiday in Norfolk with a focus on the outdoors. We’ve been out on the road camping, mapping and holidaying to bring you our well-researched collection of the very best campsites in the area.

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Camping and glamping in Thetford

The shade of Norfolk’s Thetford Forest provides a complete contrast to the vast, flat and open Breckland that surrounds it and camping or glamping in the area gives you the opportunity to experience both. Thetford Forest is the UK’s largest manmade lowland forest with 19,000 hectares to explore. It’s a peaceful, place where you can enjoy back-to-nature camping and active days of walking, cycling and wildlife watching. Naturally, it’s a fantastic place for active family camping holidays and, as with the rest of Norfolk, campsites are not hard to find in Thetford. There are farm-based sites and woodland sites where you can camp among trees, back-to-basics sites with rustic facilities and places with electric hook-up and modern conveniences. For truly luxurious camping, try glamping in Thetford. Norfolk is a particular highlight on the glamping scene and there are shepherd’s huts, cabins, safari tents, yurts and more tucked away in the Brecks, The Broads by the coast and in woodland. We’ve sought out the very best camping and glamping sites in Thetford for the Hipcamp collection so whatever type of camper you are, there should be something to suit you.

Things to do in Thetford

Things to do in Thetford during a camping holiday in the area naturally revolve around Thetford Forest. A great place to start your exploration of this lowland pine forest is at High Lodge where you’ll find a café, bike hire, Go Ape! tree-top adventure and the start of walking and cycling trails. It’s also a great place to discover on horseback. And there’s wild swimming on offer in the Little Ouse at St Helen’s Picnic Place.

The market town of Thetford is just outside the forest and has modern shops for picking up camping supplies and a museum dedicated to TV comedy show, Dad’s Army, which was filmed there. The town was the birthplace of Thomas Paine who wrote on the abolition of slavery and was instrumental in helping America achieve independence. You can learn about him and the history of the area at the Ancient House Museum. There’s older historical sites here too, including Grimes Graves – a prehistoric flint mine that’s looked after by English Heritage. Located between the historic cities of Cambridge and Norwich and close to the market town of Bury St Edmunds, Thetford is a great base for a camping holiday if seeing the headline sights of East Anglia is on your holiday wish list. For more information on things to do in the area, take a look at the Cool Places guide to Norfolk.

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