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Plum Camping at White House Farm

· Rackheath, Norfolk, England
5 acres hosted by Henry G.
5 glamping pitches · 25 tent pitches
Henry is a Star Host
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Best in East Anglia / East of England: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
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.

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101 Ratings · 72 reviews
Anna ?.recommends
July 1, 2024
Plum Camping Pitch
Picturesque field with really great facilities. Love going to a campsite without hundreds and hundreds of rules. Very relaxed, no-one there, FREE fire pits. Excellent.
Darren S.doesn't recommend
June 28, 2024
Plum Camping Pitch
Pleasant but over
Pleasant enough site but very basic and I think expensive for what you get. Didn’t see a single person to show us around so just had to get on with it. If I was returning to the area I would look for an alternative.
Eye Spy S.recommends
June 23, 2024
Plum Camping Pitch
Best campsite in Norwich.
Had another brilliant stay here, pleasantly surprised to have the first day to ourselves. Facilities where clean as always,and the uncut parts of the meadow grass were beautiful to watch swaying in the breeze. Raider Cider next door is worth a cheeky look,or Pop over the field to the farm shop for local produce,or a just a coffee...I'd definitely recommend,and no doubt will stay again. Thanks Henry 👍🏻
Sophie F.recommends
June 8, 2024
Plum Camping Pitch
Lovely campsite. Good facilities which were nice a clean.
Jeanette F.recommends
June 2, 2024
Plum Camping Pitch
Very good experience - at no point will you see a human being who works for this site, but the essentials are all there; decent toilets (some functioning locks would help), sufficiently hot showers, washing up station, fridge and freezer for blocks, good portable fire pits with brushes and plenty of firewood should you need to buy any. The pitches are flat and as big as you like, the drainage is good (and it was VERY wet), you're in excellent proximity to Norwich and all that Norfolk has to offer. It's a little weird to essentially be tacked on to the side of a giant housing development, but once you round the corner from the farm shop you could be in the middle of nowhere. The farm shop is nice enough but essentially a life-support system for the cafe, also very pleasant but accordingly priced. Even with appalling weather, we had a great time
Jessica B.recommends
May 6, 2024
Plum Camping Pitch
A beautiful site and we had it almost to ourselves! Hot showers, clean toilets, firepits and wood on-site...what's not to love!
Rackheath, Norfolk, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Henry G.

Joined in September 2020
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. The campsite even benefits from sharing a site with the award winning White House Farm Shop and Butchery. 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. 10% OFF BANK HOLIDAY DISCOUNT CODES: Easter Bank Holiday: NZLKZA3H Early May Bank Holiday: DSUWLWXV May Spring Bank Holiday: IKVHBCNG August Bank Holiday: NH9Z9MQ1
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.

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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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