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Plum Camping at White House Farm

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· Rackheath, Norfolk, England
5 acres hosted by Henry G.
25 tent pitches
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Best in East Anglia / East of England: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
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Family camping with campfires on a fruit orchard near Norwich, with a farm shop, café and butchers

Think farm, farm shop and campsite and you probably think of the open countryside. So it’s fair to be surprised when you learn that this campsite, set near a secluded fruit orchard surrounded by plum and apples, is actually secreted away on the outskirts of Norwich. The result is a prime location not just for exploring the Broads and rural Norfolk but also for hopping on a bus and venturing into the historic city centre. You can visit a cathedral and busy market by morning and be padding the beaches with an ice-cream by the afternoon.

Three miles from the city centre and four miles from Wroxham (the unofficial ‘capital’ or the Norfolk Broads), White House Farm is a farm shop, butchers and café that’s been a popular pick-your-own location for generations. The new campsite, set in a meadow just beyond the public farm shop area, is home to around 30 camping pitches, along with a clutch of bell tents you can hire if you’re too lazy to pitch your own. Facilities consist of all the basics – flushing, hot gas powered showers and washing-up stations – while campfires are very much allowed and offer a rustic way to cook the fresh produce you buy in the shop.

A bus stop near the farm entrance makes for a handy way to reach the city centre but, if you don’t mind paying for parking, it’s also a very easy five-minute drive. In the opposite direction, meanwhile, adventures in the Norfolk Broads await. Hire boats in Wroxham for a day out on the water or head to Horstead and Cotishall where there are good pubs and a nice riverside walk upstream and, at Horstead, the site of a former watermill where you can swim in the old mill pond. Further afield, it’s a half-hour to the coast, with good beaches at Sea Palling, Happisburgh and Cromer, to name but a few, with National Trust properties en route including Blickling and Felbrigg Hall.

A beautiful, small parcel of land to pitch a tent with a maximum capacity of 6 per pitch. Cars are included in the price with a maximum of 2 per pitch. Campfires, barbecues, campers' kitchen, lanterns/fairy lights, smoking, picnic tables - all welcome here at Plum Camping. The campsite has the benefit of super duper all singing, all dancing, flushable toilets, gas-powered showers, washing-up stations, taps for drinking water and a communal barn area with fridges and freezers. Take a short walk over to the public farm shop area and you'll find a great selection of other facilities, including a farm shop, butchers, coffee shop, a fenced picnic area, beautician’s, as well as a dance studio!
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Rackheath, Norfolk, England, United KingdomTraditional, ancestral territory of various First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Henry G.Joined in September 2020
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89 Ratings · 64 reviews
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Bianca P.recommends
October 8, 2023
Plum Camping Pitch
Brilliant campsite! Our 3rd visit, thought we try some late season camping. Friendly staff. Great facilities and clean. A little camping oasis in front of the orchards. The cider is lovely!.. well worth purchasing to enjoy around the camp fire.
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Elizabeth H.recommends
September 5, 2023
Plum Camping Pitch
Great campsite, would recommend!
Henry’s campsite was great, it was nice and spacious, not too noisy. Clean toilets and hot showers. There is a fridge/freezer on site and plugs to charge your electrics. Farm shop and butchers on site and a cider shop next door. Good location for nearby towns and also the beach is about a half hour drive. Highly recommend!
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Philip H.recommends
September 2, 2023
Plum Camping Pitch
Excellent stay as we have done before. Great space, good facilities and location.
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Tracey W.recommends
August 31, 2023
Plum Camping Pitch
Love this site!
Fantastic site, with clean facilities. As it is nice and basic, when I visited, it was not crowded and had attracted old-school campers rather than noisy groups. Perfect for chilling out and visiting other attractions in Norfolk. Also, for EV users, it's five minutes from the Electric Forecourt, which is brilliant!
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Jenny J.recommends
August 30, 2023
Plum Camping Pitch
Such a lovely campsite, so peaceful and lots of space for kids to run around in. Good facilities including bonus freezer for ice blocks, sockets and a communal fridge. Campfires and picnic benches were much appreciated and well used! Lovely farm shop and cafe on site, though a shame they aren't open sun/mon. We caught the bus into Norwich a couple of times which was really easy and spent a day at Wroxham messing about on the water which is only 10 mins away. We'll definitely be back!
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Elizabeth W.recommends
August 29, 2023
Plum Camping Pitch
Perfect patch of flat land with clean facilities, lovely stay.
From the host
Camp within a secluded and stunning fruit orchard at Plum Camping, White House Farm. Set within 250 acres of fields and woodland, a hop, skip and a jump away from Norwich city, close to Norfolk's award winning North and East coastline and plenty of attractions. Plum Camping has several unfurnished bell tents available to hire too, so all you need to worry about packing is your bedding and sense of adventure. The campsite has super duper all singing, all dancing, flushable toilets, gas-powered showers, washing-up stations, taps for drinking water and a communal barn area with fridges and freezers for use, and if you walk over to the public farm shop area there's also a host of other facilities, including a farm shop, butchers, coffee shop, a fenced picnic area, beautician’s, as well as a dance studio.
Nearby attractions

A lot of people come to Norfolk for the coast and it's a 30-minute drive to the nearest beaches around Walcott, Sea Palling and Happisburgh and a little further to the likes of Cromer and Mundesley but, from White House Farm the two major options are actually far closer. Firstly there's Norwich, a compact city with a castle museum (01603 493625) and grand cathedral (01603 218300) and, along with plenty of well-known shops and big names, a host of good independents in the Lanes portion of the city. You can take bus number 11 from a stop near the entrance to the farm and get into the city centre in half an hour. Secondly, you can skip the city in favour of the watery countryside and explore the Norfolk Broads. It's a 10-minute drive to Wroxham where you can hire day boats or canoes and explore the waterways – take a picnic and motor along to Wroxham Broad where you can enjoy food on the boat as you watch the sailing boats race on weekends. Those with kids should also try BeWILDerwood (01692 633033), a famed Broads family attraction with tree bridges, boat rides and all sorts of creative mysteries.

Food and drink

Grab food to cook over the campfire from the farm shop or have a bite to eat in the café. Off site, take the bus in to Norwich where there are endless options – Frank's Bar (01603 618902), Café 33 (01603 626097) and Harriet's Tearooms (01603 614848) are particular favourites if you can get a seat or try something from the market. For a good pub, book ahead for The Recruiting Sergeant in Horstead (01603 737077), 15 minutes' drive away.

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