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The Secret Garden Touring Park

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General

  • Secluded setting in a carefully managed wildlife haven
  • Bushcraft classes in fire lighting, shelter building and more
  • Communal firepit area and bacon/sausages for sale

Ever been to a site which is so good you just want to keep it under wraps? Wend your stealthy way to exceedingly popular The Secret Garden Touring Park in Cambridgeshire’s Fenlands, with accommodation in a green countryside setting within a two-acre garden.

You'll spy all sorts of little touches that keep guests coming back: like the local and migrant wildlife regularly flutters to the flowers and shrubs of the garden, all meticulously developed over years by owners Neil and Lesley to draw in nearby birds, butterflies and beasts like jays, woodpeckers, stoats and hares.

The site also has its own herd of Gloucester Old Spot pigs and a ‘pig cam’ for guests to spy what goes on, as well as cameras tuned to the site TV service showing the bird table and nest boxes placed around the garden.

Not quite undercover enough for you? Take one of the site’s bushcraft and survival classes to pick up skills in fire lighting, shelter building and other crafty activities; show off your skills later in the communal firepit area by cooking up some locally provided bacon and sausages for sale in the site shop.

Other little touches at The Secret Garden include regular sausage and beer tasting sessions, an onsite microbrewery, a games room and a ‘hobbit hill’ for the kids to hide in. All guests have access to the modern shower and toilet block with three washrooms and the kitchen with laundry facilities.

Please note

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).


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9.5

Overall rating based on 53 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

 

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excellent site toikets clean and staff very helpful. would go again 21/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Bob C. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Each pitch was private and secluded

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    None

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Friendly staff, level pitches, clean toilet block 16/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Claire M. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    A lovely secluded sight with nice, roomy private pitches. Friendly staff, very welcoming & accommodating. Kids loved naming the pigs on the site! Kids loved playing in the field on the other side of the campsite to the side we stayed on. Fantastic beer & sausage tasting on Saturday afternoon! Lovely shop selling lots of local sourced produce.

    Disliked: 

    We arrived after almost 1 1/2 week’s of daily rain so the site was extremely muddy and wet, this was made worse by the lack of gravel tracks/road around the pitches. The site would benefit from a gravel road. That said, the owner helpfully pulled our friends out of the mud with his tractor so there was no concern that you would ever be stuck.

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This place would be great in dry summer-like months. 12/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Elizabeth C. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The animals

    Disliked: 

    Jut bad time of year to stay, very very muddy.

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It was a lovely sight but it was spoilt by ... 03/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom ursula_f Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    It was a lovely sight but it was spoilt by the rain, which was continuous all weekend. Hence it was extremel Muddy everywhere. We had to be towed off the pitch. There was beer and sausage tasting which I thought was a great Idea, also an Easter egg hunt for the children. I would think it will,be lovely to go there in the summer once it is dry and the bushes between the pitches have flowered

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A great site, superb facilities and lovely staff! Will defo stay again 02/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Cat C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    The toilets and showers were brilliant-really clean and lovely hot showers!! The staff were super helpful. The pitches were nice and secluded and very peaceful. The sausage and beer tasting was fab, as was the Easter egg hunt! A great site with lovely helpful staff, some great facilities and brilliant activities! Would love to come stay again!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing. Everything was brilliant!

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Owners were very welcoming. Kids enjoyed helping to feed the ... 25/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Elizabeth S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Owners were very welcoming. Kids enjoyed helping to feed the pigs. Totilets and showers were clean. Was impressed with quality of toilet roll and heated underfoor heating in the showers,

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Fantastic site- clean, tidy and well run! 24/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Hilary H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Hedges and trees around pitches gave everyone privacy. Having a huge fire pit was excellent and wood was good value at £4.
    Sausage and beer tasting was fantastic and everyone was so friendly. The shop sold the essential marshmallows as well as great chutney and jam.

    Disliked: 

    A few more pegs would have been handy in showers as when showering with young kids we were little short of hanging space.

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Brilliant 23/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Richard H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Brilliant site, facilities were really good nice who were and toilets. The way the camp is laid out with little secluded glades made it feel really private.

    Owners were brilliant really nice and welcoming and the little shop stocked a range of local and interesting stuff.

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Excellent site with clean modern facilities. will definitely return. 02/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tracy S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Lovely secluded pitches.
    Modern clean toilet block.
    Fire pit for personal use.

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Lovely, quiet site very posh facilities! 25/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom harry q. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely, quiet site surrounded by trees & shrubs of various types, reception staff were very helpful,toilets/washing facilities were the best I remember ever seeing on a campsite-large individual rooms in a pre-fabricated cabin with plenty of hot water and heated floors! (yes really!).
    Grass areas were a bit muddy where churned up by vans/cars, (september) but gravel had been laid down on every pitch.
    A fire pit was provided for every pitch, & a big bag of logs could be purchased from the small camp shop which proved very popular in the evenings.
    A very friendly site that we will be sure to visit again.

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    none

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Location

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  • Mile Tree Lane, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England, PE13 4TR
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.6547°N 0.1264°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Wisbech: Horsefair Bus Station — 1.7 miles
West Walton (Norfolk): Lynn Road Coach Stop — 4.3 miles
Walpole Highway: Main Road Coach Stop — 5.8 miles
Train stations
March Rail Station — 6.7 miles
Downham Market Rail Station — 10.7 miles
Watlington Rail Station — 10.9 miles
Ferry ports
West Lynn Ferry Landing — 13.1 miles
King's Lynn Ferry Landing — 13.1 miles
Airports
Cambridge Airport — 30.8 miles

Directions


The Secret Garden Touring Park is on Mile Tree Lane, between Wisbech and Wisbech St Mary, off Barton Road (B1101).

Please enter Mile Tree Lane from the Wisbech direction. If travelling from the direction of Wisbech St Mary/Barton Road it is advised to go past the entrance of Mile Tree Lane and make a U-turn at the next junction (Panswell Lane on the next corner), in order to avoid this dangerous turning.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Wisbech, Cambridgeshire’s biggest town, is two and a half miles from The Secret Garden Touring Park and has a good selection of museums, shops and Georgian architecture to start off at (Dickens fans might recognise some of the town’s buildings from the Beeb’s adaptation of David Copperfield from 1999).

Octavia Hill's birthplace house and museum, celebrating the many good deeds of this Wisbech woman, is also in the town, or you could reach heady heights at the Fenland and North Norfolk Aviation Museum to see aircraft and displays from World War I up to the conflicts of the Falklands and Iraq.

The National Trust’s Peckover House in Wisbech has great gardens (and croquet on the lawn), as does local brewery Elwood’s, with four acres of greenery as well as a maze to get lost in. Prefer to gently soak your troubles away? Bubble away at the local Hudson Leisure Centre’s swimming pool, steam room and sauna.

Both the RSPB reserve at Ouse Washes in Manea and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Welney in Norfolk are within 15–20 miles if your whistle has been whetted by the wildlife watching on site at The Secret Garden; the RSPB reserve has free entry, a visitor centre and ten viewing hides, and the WWT at Welney has guided walks and nocturnal viewings among its regular activities. Or take a trip around the lakes of the Fens or east to the Norfolk Broads for more species spotting from boat and shore.

Flowers, sausages and local produce at spiffing farmers’ markets can be picked up at Spalding, to the north-west of The Secret Garden and with many a nursery and plant centre nearby, water taxis along the river and shopping at Springfields and the Festival Gardens.

Within driving distance for day trips you can also reach Cambridge and Ely to the south, Norwich to the east and the scenic seaside towns of Hunstanton, Wells-next-the-Sea and Sandringham to the north, or drive a little further to reach Skegness and Great Yarmouth.

Must see

  • Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens (14.6 miles)
  • Peterborough Cathedral (16.4 miles)
  • Ely Cathedral (18.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Peckover House and Garden (1.4 miles)
  • St George's Guildhall (13.2 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11:30 a.m.

Reception is unmanned after 8pm. Please call using the number in the confirmation email if you are arriving later.

The Secret Garden Touring Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 6 weeks of arrival date.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. The Secret Garden Touring Park will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10pm and 8am.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Additional terms

Please familiarise yourself with our site safety guidelines displayed and clearly labelled on the main notice board in the amenity block.

A small paddock is a provided as an enclosed off-lead exercise area for dogs.

Please use only breathable groundsheets.

There is a fridge freezer available for campers to use in the shower and toilet block.

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