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'TEXAS' School Bus @ Suffolk

· Barrow, Suffolk, England
8 acres hosted by Weird & Wonderful ..
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Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
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Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Texas School Bus – an authentic, beautifully converted American School Bus for a memory-filled and Insta-worthy stay on a welcoming Suffolk site full of fun and adventure. Freshly retired from the highways of Houston, Texas School Bus is the iconic split-screen American Yellow School Bus – or ‘Skoolie’ for aficionados – lovingly converted into a truly unique Glamping retreat. Gloriously spacious, there’s plenty to delight couples, families, and groups of friends alike. For starters, you’ll have a proper kitchen to whip up your own school dinners complete with a gas oven, hob, grill, sink, and cooking equipment galore (There’s even a seriously cool fridge freezer, to help you chill those essential holiday tipples!) Enjoy gastronomic delights at the dining table while enjoying the views through the panoramic windows, or outside enjoying a sizzling sunset supper on the barbecue. With toasty underfloor heating and a clean-burning wood stove you’ll be gorgeously snug. There’s a thoughtfully-chosen selection of books and games on board, and if music’s more your thing, remember to bring your Bluetooth speaker and choose your own groove. You could even plonk yourself down in the driver’s seat if you like…with the original cab fully intact, you can travel anywhere your imagination cares to take you! When it’s finally time to turn in, you’ll discover a king-sized John Lewis bed to the rear dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and a gorgeous duvet. Flanked by windows, you’ll wake up to stunning scenery. If you miss out on claiming this for yourself, you’ll also find two comfy, John Lewis full-sized singles, and a really good sofa bed too. Freshen up with a shower and fluffy towels (there’s even an illuminated mirror and a plug socket for your hairdryer!) then it’s on with the important business of planning your day. Parked at Church View Campsite @ the Suffolk Academy your cosy bus couldn’t be in a better spot for all kinds of adventure - from archery and karate to boot camp and an assault course! Here you’ll also find a fully-licensed bar, a shop, and delicious food at some walkable pubs if you don’t feel like self-catering. Set within easy reach of Cambridge, Newmarket and Ipswich too, your epic school trip starts here! At a glance An authentic, lovingly converted American School Bus sleeping up to six - couples, groups, and families in top-class comfort. Well-equipped kitchen and shower facilities on board. Thoughtful ‘extras’ include an illuminated mirror and a plug socket for your hairdryer, a selection of books and games, toasty underfloor heating, an eco wood burner, power points. Fire up the barbecue on sunny evenings and enjoy a sizzling al fresco supper at your outdoor dining table (there’s an indoor table too!) A kingsize bed, two full-size singles and a sofa bed sleeping up to 6 guests. Texas Yellow Bus is parked at Church View Campsite @ Suffolk Academy, a popular adventure and fitness site packed with games and activities with a licensed bar on site. Things to note; Check in from 3pm, check out by 11am. Pets are not permitted. Facilities Authentic American School Bus, sleeps 6 guests. Original driver’s cab area, kitchen with gas oven, grill, hob, fridge freezer, sink, cooking and dining equipment, storage and surface space, dining table and chairs, sofa bed, selection of books and games, power for charging all your stuff, lighting, underfloor heating, eco wood burning stove, kingsize bed, two full-sized singles, storage. Shower, towels, 240v sockets, illuminated mirror. Outside: firepit, barbecue, garden table and chairs.
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13 Ratings · 10 reviews
Sam H.recommends
November 28, 2022
TEXAS the American School Bus!
Texas is great!
Texas is great, would highly recommend a stay. The site is in a lovely spot, Texas was very comfortable and cosy. Absolutely perfect fir a quiet weekend away.
Katharine S.recommends
November 6, 2022
TEXAS the American School Bus!
School bus glamping
Lots to do on site even though visiting out of season. The campsite was well maintained and welcoming. The school bus was amazing. Well-equipped, warm and cosy. Perfect for a weekend away with friends!
Lauren C.recommends
October 30, 2022
TEXAS the American School Bus!
Family glamping In style
Great glamping experience! The bus is kitted out to a comfortable and high standard with all the amenities you need. The beds are comfy and with underfloor heating and the log burner, super warm even at the end of October. The site itself is small and friendly with great additional activities and small animals for the kids to enjoy. Great weekend stay !
Lucie D.recommends
October 23, 2022
TEXAS the American School Bus!
Staying in this bus was soooo much fun. The underfloor heating and little woodburner were such treats. The beds and pillows were very comfy and it didn't feel stuffy at all. We're hoping to return next year all being well as we loved the location too, great pub a 10 minute walk away and the escape room on site was awesome.
Jenny H.recommends
October 17, 2022
TEXAS the American School Bus!
Fantastic stay with lots of happy memories made and a wonderful surprise for my husband. Good facilities on site and very helpful Julie. Thanks for a great stay, would recommend.
Amie W.recommends
September 14, 2022
TEXAS the American School Bus!
Really cool experience
I booked this as a pre school treat, and it was a huge hit with the little ones. It’s been done up to a high standard inside and the beds are so comfy you might not want to leave
Barrow, Suffolk, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Weird & Wonderful ..Joined in September 2021
Nearby attractions

There's a small play area for younger kids on site and rabbits and chickens to meet. The campsite is part of the Suffolk Academy which has a gym and various activities, some of which are available to campers and the general public, including an escape room. There's horseriding at Barrow Hall Stables (01284 811995) just next door to site and Go Karting at WildTracks (01638 751918), six miles away. The edge of Thetford Forest is 11 miles away and Go Ape Theford (01603 895500) a few miles further in. Bury St Edmunds is seven miles away and Cambridge is just over 20 miles from site.

Food and drink
There's food available on site from a Thai-fusion restaurant and takeaway. The nearby village of Barrow has two lovely pubs The Three Horseshoes (01284 811467), which has a beer garden and is dog friendly less than half a mile from site and the 16th-century Weeping Willow (01284 771881), which is a tiny bit further in the heart of the village, and also has a nice garden. Barrow Chippy (01284 811795) on Brittons Road serves great takeaways too. There are two convenience stores in the village and local produce is available at E&G Butchery and Farm shop at Denhan or Wilde & Greene at Tuddenham. For more head to Bury St Edmunds, seven miles from site, where there are supermarkets.

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