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Whitlingham Broad Campsite
97%
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142 reviews
· Norfolk Nr14 8 Tr, England
5 acres
72 units
12 Glamping
28 Motorhome/tent
32 Tent
Laid-back camping and glamping a stone's throw from Norwich and at the gateway to the Norfolk Broads
A pebble’s throw from a beautiful lake, this is a campsite with traditional and luxury accommodation, plus bundles of outdoor activities, and all just a leisurely stroll from one of England’s prettiest cities – what more could you want? Whitlingham Broad Campsite is a family-orientated place in a county with no shortage of magnificent spots to pitch. Situated on the spacious 80-acre Country Park, this is both a useful gateway to the Broads, and a perfect base for exploring the medieval delights of Norfolk’s county capital. The spacious grass pitches are spread over the upper and lower fields, with a magnificent play area built on the slope in between. You can park up tent-side in the lower field while the upper is a car-free haven meaning there’s plenty of room for a run and a play (pooches are welcome too). There’s also a couple of fully furnished bell tents, a yurt, a shepherd’s huts and a converted railway waggon, plus brand new, luxury tree-house-like structures nestled against the trees, with views over the country park towards the Great Broad. The lure of the Broads is inescapable in this part of the world. With scores of visitors flocking to enjoy the wet and wild delights of Norfolk’s many navigable rivers and waterways, Whitlingham Broad is ideally situated to join in the fun. The park’s award-winning Outdoor Education Centre provides a host of activities including kayaking, sailing and windsurfing. And if you’d rather keep your feet strictly on terra firma there are countless scenic walks and bike rides to enjoy. Why not nip in to Norwich for the day to walk the café-dotted lanes and visit its grand Gothic cathedral?
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Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Natural features
Beach
Forest
Lake
River, stream, or creek
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Norfolk Nr14 8 Tr, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Linda R.Joined in July 2015
97%
95 Ratings · 142 reviews
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Louise P.recommends
August 8, 2022
Upper Meadow TENT pitch (vehicle free field)
Lovely campsite; plenty of space, friendly staff, and very rural considering it’s proximity to Norwich. Fab little play area for kids. Fire pits to hire at a reasonable price. Would happily stay again.
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Anita M.recommends
August 8, 2022
9 - Bell Tent 3 - HAZEL (Platform and Porch)
Perfect camping stay. Whole family enjoyed and great area for walking and water sports.
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Claire M.recommends
July 26, 2022
Ronnie - converted Railway Carriage
Best Sleep Ever
Bloody loved it. Quite easily the best nights sleep I have had on holiday ever. I simply did not want to get out of bed even with the kids and dog jumping on me. Beautiful campsite, immaculate and with excellent facilities. I would highly recommend. The converted train cabin was delightful, thoughtfully converted with clever use of space. Its well stocked and has everything you need. 5 out of 5 happy big stars.
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Ian T.recommends
July 17, 2022
Lower Meadow camping pitch (1 tent or 1 van)
Calm relaxed place, not too many rules, good facilities. Attracts a good, varied crowd of people
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Leilani ?.recommends
July 11, 2022
Lower Meadow camping pitch (1 tent or 1 van)
So close to town but feels far away
A great site with friendly staff and clean facilities. We stayed in the lower field which was a simple field where you could pitch your tent or camper van wherever you wanted. No one felt too close. The site was really close to the lake for the dogs to swim in, a cafe with great coffee just across the road and several pubs just a short walk away. We would happily stay again.
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Jane D.recommends
July 8, 2022
Lower Meadow camping pitch (1 tent or 1 van)
Brilliant stay at Whitlingham
Lovely campsite. Not sure why it is described as back to basics camping because the showers were roomy, powerful, everywhere beautifully maintained and clean, (free). I guess that if the campsite was very full then there may be a queue (4 loos and showers in ladies). Extras were available at very reasonable price (50p to freeze 2packs, phone charge x £1). The only this 'missing' was electricity to pitch (clearly stated in advance) and marked pitches, which is great but causes a slight dilemma when you have to make a choice and it's cloudy... In the lower field, shadows in the evening on the left hand side so pitch accordingly. Short stroll into the town for pub / pizza (about 15 - 20 mins). Barn cafe just a couple of mins off-site. About 5 mins to activity centre to rent canoes etc. Brilliant place, friendly (and hardworking) people running it. And brilliant price.
From the host
Simple boutique camping with Norwich on the doorstep and the Broads in the back garden. We are a peaceful site situated within the 80 beautiful acres Whitlingham Country Park. Within a few minutes walk you will be able to hire canoes and kayaks to explore the Broads, enjoy woodland and waterside walks. We have pre-erected accommodations in the form of boutique woodland dens (treehouse accomodation) railway carriages, bell tents and a yurt - or bring along your own tent or campervan.
Nearby attractions
The neighbouring Outdoor Education Centre offers plenty of broad-based aquatic activities including canoeing, dragon boat hire, sailing, windsurfing. The site is right on the Wherryman's Man and national Cycle Route One path. Norwich has attractions galore as well plenty of places to eat and drink.
Food and drink
There’s a café inside the Whitlingham Broad Visitor Centre (01603 617332) and there’s a good vegan restaurant, River Green Café (01603 622448), at the entrance to Whitlingham Lane. Norwich is a treasure trove for small bars and cafés. We particularly recommend Frank’s Bar (01603 618902) for relaxed Mediterranean-accented dining, Wild Thyme (01603 765562) for vegetarian food and St Andrews Brew House (01603 305995) for a pint.
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