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Imagine a tent of magically massive size, all ready for you when you arrive, with luxury furnishing including carpeted floors, lighting to read Harry Potter by, and you lounging among luxury bedding on cosy comfy beds… our crystal ball says you’ll have a spellbindingly charmed time at Magical Camping.

Accommodation at Magical Camping is in luxury bell tents furnished to beguilingly high standards, all snuggled in meadows surrounding the working Park Farm at Swanton Morley near Dereham in Norfolk. Each tent has all you need for your hol from shabby chic furniture to pots, pans and utensils – and an open dining area with barbecue outside each one. It’s all rather enchanting really…

Say ‘abracadabra’ and open your eyes to have more good fortune right at hand: Magical Camping is among four acres of wide open Norfolk space, has five miles of farm walks direct from the site and comes with two pubs, butcher, deli and post office a simple and scenic saunter away. Fancy some fishing? Turn on the charm from Magical’s own private stretch of the River Wensum.

All guests have free access to the on-site solar heated modern shower block and laundry room, and the friendly team don’t miss a trick in making guests as comfy as poss – they’ll even provide a fire bowl for you to conjure your own flames on a nippy eve.

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away



Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed



Remote location


Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Restaurant nearby


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  • Park Farm, Swanton Morley, Dereham, Norfolk, England, NR20 4JU
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.7095°N 1.0017°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Market Place — 3.2 miles
Victoria — 3.7 miles
Millwrights — 4.0 miles
Train stations
Wymondham Rail Station — 11.1 miles
Spooner Row Rail Station — 12.6 miles
Attleborough Rail Station — 13.5 miles
Ferry ports
Reedham Ferry North — 25.3 miles
Reedham Ferry South — 25.4 miles
King's Lynn Ferry Landing — 25.8 miles
Norwich International Airport — 11.9 miles


From the A47, follow the signs for Swanton Morley. Enter Swanton Morley on the B1147. When you reach Darbys pub, turn right into Elsing Lane. Follow this road until you see the signs for Park Farm Campsite. Follow these signs and you will find the campsite on the left of the track.

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

Shoppers and sandy sorts rejoice: both the city of Norwich and the north Norfolk coast are within 30 minutes’ drive of Magical Camping. Norwich city centre should be known for more than Alan Partridge: we challenge anyone not to find a needful thing in the Chapelfield shopping centre or The Lanes and Royal Arcade with independent shops (Norwich is ranked among the top ten shopping cities in the UK).

If shopping’s not your bag, the captivating Norwich Cathedral, started in the eleventh century and with one of the biggest cathedral closes in Europe, is easy to spot from most places around the city centre and has regular events and free guided tours. Norwich Castle and Norwich market, one of the biggest outdoor markets in the country, are also popular with visitors, as is the library, the most visited in the UK by the well-read populace. Ah ha!

Closer to home are the shops and restaurants of ancient market town Dereham; if it gets drizzly, roll along to the cinema, bowling or to dive into the pool at the well-equipped leisure centre. On kindly weather days, the area around Magical Camping and Dereham has miles of walks and bike rides – pick up some leaflets and maps at the Park Farm reception – or take a sightseeing trip from Dereham to Wymondham on the heritage Poppy Line of the North Norfolk Railway.

The beaches and seaside towns of the north Norfolk coast are worth at least a few days: upmarket Wells-next-the-Sea and Burnham Market for feeling posh; Cromer for crabbing and its historic pier; and Great Yarmouth for its racecourse, Pleasure Beach and Golden Mile with amusements and sandy beaches. Great Yarmouth is also a gateway town to the Norfolk Broads, worth at least another day trip for messing about in boats.

The Coasthopper bus goes from Cromer to King’s Lynn along the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but if you do want to walk, the North Norfolk Coastal Path, 45 miles of beauty from Hunstanton to Cromer, passes through Wells-next-the-Sea and Blakeney. Naturalists can stop off at the Stiffkey salt marshes of the Blakeney National Nature Reserve along the coast path; look out for carpets of lavender in summer.

If you have small people on your trip (or even if you don’t), a trip to Dinosaur Park at Lenwade, ten minutes’ drive from Magical Camping, is a mighty good choice; tiddlers can also try Great Yarmouth’s Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, Hunstanton’s Sea Life Sanctuary or getting wild at the adventure park BeWILDerwood.

Must see

  • Blickling Hall, Gardens and Park (11.8 miles)
  • Mannington Gardens (11.9 miles)
  • Castle Acre Castle (13.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Blickling Hall, Gardens and Park (11.7 miles)
  • Sheringham Park (16.6 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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Terms and conditions

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

Additional terms

When booking accommodation with Magical Camping, you are agreeing to enter into a binding contract with us. References to ‘us’ and ‘we’ in these Conditions relate to Magical Camping and references to ‘you’ or ‘your’ relate to the person making the booking and all members of that person’s party. When we email confirmation of a reservation to you, we enter into a contract with you, which is subject to these Booking Conditions.

General booking information

1. Payment: The balance is due four (4) weeks before your arrival date. Non payment of the balance when due will constitute cancellation of the booking and your deposit will be forfeit.

2. Cancellation or changes by you: it is essential that you let us know immediately if you need to cancel your booking. Please telephone us and confirm in writing. If you cancel:
- more than 4 weeks before your arrival date you will be charged 50% of the total payment.
Any other payments made will be refunded.
- less than 4 weeks before your arrival date you will lose 100% of your payment, however
we will attempt to relet your bell tent. If we are able to relet for the whole period originally booked we will refund 50% of your payments. If we are unable to relet your bell tent we will not return any monies paid.

3. Cancellation or changes by us: Once we have issued you with a confirmation, we will do our very best not to make any changes or cancellation to your booking. Sometimes changes do occur before or after bookings have been confirmed and very occasionally confirmed bookings have to be changed or cancelled. We promise to do all we can to avoid changes and cancellations but must reserve the right to do so. In the unforeseen event of us having to cancel your booking, we will refund the full amount of money that has been paid by you.

Your safety

We trust that you appreciate we can take no responsibility for the weather conditions at the time of your visit. We recommend that you come prepared with suitable clothing and footwear, so that you can enjoy the charm of the natural environment in all its diversity. Adults are responsible for ensuring their own safety and the safety of any children in their care.


Well-behaved dogs are allowed, but there must be no sign of them having stayed when you leave your bell tent.


No smoking is allowed inside the bell tents.

Cooking equipment

Please make yourself aware of the way in which to operate your provided equipment. We will not accept any responsibility for incorrectly used equipment, that has caused damage to any property due to your negligence.

Arrival and departure: from 11am.

General agreements

1. You agree to look after the bell tent. This means you must keep all furniture, fittings and effects, (inside or outside) in the same state of repair and condition as at the start of your booking, and you agree to leave it clean and tidy. If you break these conditions we may make an additional cleaning charge and/or make a claim against you for repair or loss as a result of damage caused.

2. You are expected to show due consideration for other people, including other guests, local residents and our staff. If you abuse the property or display dangerous or offensive behaviour towards the owners or any third party, we may refuse to allow you access to the bell tents and property or ask you to leave before the end of the holiday. If this happens we will treat your booking as having been cancelled by you and you will not be entitled to any refund.

3. You are in a natural environment and as such you agree to respect all local flora and fauna. Any damage, wilful or negligent, will be taken seriously and may result in you and your party being requested to leave the campsite. In such cases we will treat your booking as having been cancelled by you and you will not be entitled to any refund.

4. You must allow us access to the bell tent at any reasonable time during your stay.

5. The number of people using the bell tent may not exceed the number agreed when booking.

Special requests

If you have special requests or needs, you are responsible for telling us at the time of booking. If you have a disability that may affect your stay with Magical Camping please tell us before we confirm your booking. We will do our best to accommodate you but will let you know if we are not able to meet your needs.

Travel insurance

We recommend insurance to cover cancellation, loss, damage or injury.

Your happiness and satisfaction!

It makes us happy if you enjoy your stay with us! If you have any problems during your stay, please let us know immediately so we can try and sort them out whilst there. If you have any complaints, please address them to -
Magical Camping, 2 Gooches Cottages, Mowles Road, Etling Green, Dereham, NR20 3HA

This contract will be governed by the laws of England & Wales.

The owners shall not be liable for any loss or damage to visitor’s property, however caused. We accept no liability for injury sustained to any party whilst staying within our bell tents.