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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.

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.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 38 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

 
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Excellent site, friendly helpful staff, 20/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom anne r. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything was just right, had no problem with anything. Am looking forward to returning.

    Disliked: 

    nothing

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Excellent site with fantastic facilities and friendly staff. 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Angela S. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The whole site is lovely.
    While we were there we attended a sausage making workshop, then sausage, beer and cider tasting. There are loads of hidey holes for children to play in - we didn't see ours apart from mealtimes.
    There's also an enclosed dog exercise area for the pooches.
    Every pitch has a fire pit and the shop is very well stocked with firewood and everything else you need for an evening of campfire cooking.
    The owners were lovely and friendly.
    Can't wait to come back next year.

    Disliked: 

    The only thing I'd change is the toilets. The showers and toilets are combined, with only one separate toilet. On a morning there could be a bit of a queue to use the toilets whilst waiting for everyone to finish in the showers too.

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We had a brilliant weekend and hope to return next year. 11/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Enna P. Confirmed

  • Tipi
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Layout of campsite - spacious and green, lots of places for children to explore
    Lovely showers
    Very friendly owners
    Amazing tipi
    Campfires!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Will be revisiting again. 08/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom alan_d134022 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    I liked this site. clean, pretty, nice staff, great little shop.

    Disliked: 

    none

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The location was lovely and the pitches were really nicely ... 06/07/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location was lovely and the pitches were really nicely set out
    - with a few tweaks this place could be really good

    Disliked: 

    Toilets smelt - need to look at septic tank
    Shower pressure was poor
    No clear control of noise in the evenings - some families staying up late with kids making noise whilst others tried to sleep

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lovely 05/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kate T. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We liked everything.

    Each pitch was beautiful.

    Amazing site, we will be back. This is the best site we have ever been too! Facilities are clean. Staff are friendly. Local produce in the shop is amazing! The cider, sausages and honey are all fabulous!!

    Oh and the sausage and beer sampling on Saturday afternoon was lovely!!

    The maze was nice surprise.

    Bush craft course for the adventurous, son can't wait to come back and do that!

    Already looking at dates to come back!

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Really is a Secret Garden. Farm shop is even better ... 05/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jacqui S. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Really is a Secret Garden. Farm shop is even better with an on site Micro brewery you could definitely stay here for a week!

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great site, friendly helpful staff, good size pitch, shop on site, 02/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Georgina T. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    The secret garden is one of the top site i have been to so much so we booked two more times for later this year and we will be back again next year. the shower and toilet blook is clean and there is a seating area while you do the washing etc.

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Excellent site 17/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Neil E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great site nice and quite shower bloke was clean and tidy. All staff on site were friendly and very helpfull

    Disliked: 

    Not a dislike but when campsite is full might need more shower facility's

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Loved staying in the pod. The rest of the family ... 11/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Helen M. Confirmed

  • Camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Loved staying in the pod. The rest of the family had tents around us and it was lovely. Camp fires at sunset!

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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.

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The Secret Garden Touring Park will debit the full amount from your card immediately. This includes a 15% non-refundable deposit.

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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.

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