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General

  • Traditional family site near Dereham, in meadows around a working farm
  • Wildlife haven with woodland and plenty of space, away from main roads
  • Heated shower and toilet block, launderette and hairdryers

Your fledglings will love this farm site – and those in charge of the flock are very likely to agree. Park Farm Camping near Dereham in Norfolk is simple, affordable and no-frills – but doesn’t skimp on the amenities either: the heated shower and toilet block even has free hairdryers in the ladies for those of us who like to keep barnets shipshape at all times.

Owners Julie and Derek have set up Park Farm as a traditional and safe camping experience for small fry and their tribes: it’s in meadows around a working farm, with wildlife all around and farm animals to see in the next field. There’s heaps of space even in the height of summer for all the herd (including the dog) to run around, a wood to explore and a small play area to swing around – with everything secluded away from main roads for chicks to be safely free range. All this, and campfires are allowed too.

The farm is partially sheltered and has roomy grass pitches for tents, tourers and motorhomes. Other creature comforts at Park Farm include a launderette, free wifi, public phone and a shop to pick up essentials.

Off site, there’s a pub, deli, village shop, bakery, post office, grocer’s and butcher’s in Swanton Morley a couple of minutes’ drive away.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

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

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/06 and 31/08 (subject to weather conditions).


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Yes it's child freindly and rural setting but it's noisy in a tent 19/05/2018

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Rural area level pitched firm ground made pitching easy

    Disliked: 

    Noisy radios constantly blaring out, noise from entrance road from campers leaving and coming and farm traffic, we were disturbed by an unruly kiddy on his bike the afternoon we arrived he rode round and round the tent coming into the canopy area he did not care we asked him not to do it he just kept on until we told him we were going to get his dad only then he left, with this marring the settling in period and the constant noise from the approach road and constant radios playing we packed up and left sat pm although we booked sat night and we would not return

From the manager...

We are somewhat shocked by this review and hurt quiet deeply on a 2/10 review. Why do clients who have a problem not contact reception or a member of staff to try and rectify the problem.
With regards to noise at no time were radio's playing loudly as we have a very strict rule about this and is enforced with rigorousness, The only thing that may have offended these clients was the commentary being played of the Royal wedding in the Marque where most of the guest staying on site were gathered to celebrate the Wedding Ceremony
With regards to Road Noise this is a working Farm as stated in the description on both our website and on Pitchup.com so noise from the occasional tractor is something that we have no control over and these guests did in fact choose there own pitch and I hasten to add they pitched up on an electric pitch which they had not booked. but we over looked this at the time so as not to cause any disruption or Upset.
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welcomed on site by friendly cheerful staff. we had a ... 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom david_r332413 Confirmed

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

    welcomed on site by friendly cheerful staff. we had a small problem that they quickly solved. the site was clean and well managed, will hopefully return in the very near future. well done to all concerned. thanks

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From the manager...

Hi David_r332413
Thank you so much for your 10/10 rating and your review so glad we could help you out with a glitch which were not known to us prior to your visit. Look forward to seeing you in the Future. D&J + The Team

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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

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking 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

Farm

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • Park Farm, Swanton Morley, Dereham, Norfolk, England, NR20 4JU
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.7095°N 1.0007°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Dereham: Eckling Grange Coach Stop — 2.5 miles
Dereham: Market Place Coach Stop — 3.2 miles
Hockering: The Street Victoria Coach Stop — 3.7 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 — 25.4 miles
Reedham Ferry South — 25.4 miles
King's Lynn Ferry Landing — 25.8 miles
Airports
Norwich International Airport — 12.0 miles

Directions


From Norwich, take the A47 towards King's Lynn or the A1065 Fakenham, and take the B1147 to Swanton Morley. At Darby's Free House, take the Elsing Road. Take the second right to the junction, then turn left for Hunter's Hall.

Warning: do not follow satnav directions if you are in motorhomes or touring caravans or if towing any trailer. Do not use Norwich Road - use only Elsing Road from junction with B1147 (Darby's pub).

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

Use Park Farm Camping as a base to explore north Norfolk and Norwich, or stay close to home and explore the paths and lanes for walking and pedalling around the Wensum Valley: there are leaflets and brochures on acres’ worth of visitor attractions at the Park Farm reception.

The River Wensum is on the edge of the farm estate with free fishing for Park Farm Camping guests on the two miles where the river flows through nearby Castle Farm (not available during season from 16 March – 16 June), or cast off at the Norfolk coast about half an hour away to try your luck at landing mackerel, bass and cod.

You could pick a beach or seaside town to drive to every day of your holiday at Park Farm: the Pleasure Beach (and racecourse) at Great Yarmouth; the crabbing, funfair and zoo at Cromer; seal spotting boat trips from Morston and Blakeney, and the somewhat swanky Wells-next-the-Sea and Burnham Market, aka Chelsea-on-Sea. From Great Yarmouth, you can reach the Norfolk Broads for boating and several good golf courses.

Or just pack a picnic and explore parts of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its miles of paths for all abilities, bridleways and cycleways. The North Norfolk Coastal Path passes through Wells, Blakeney, Cromer and Hunstanton on its 45-mile stretch from Hunstanton to Cromer, and the award-winning Coasthopper bus goes from Cromer to King’s Lynn for those who prefer to save their feet.

Inland, the city of Norwich is within about 25 minutes’ drive and worth spending at least a day at: shoppers should make their way to The Lanes, Royal Arcade and the biggest six day indoor market in England, while history fans will find plenty to see (including a peregrine falcon) at the spectacular Norwich Cathedral, voted Norfolk’s favourite building and one of the ‘Norwich 12’ – the listed buildings in the city.

Take some time out too to see the Grade II-listed Plantation Garden with huge Gothic fountain: it’s known as the Secret Garden as not many people find it (beside the Catholic cathedral on Earlham Road, but don’t tell anyone). To fill up afterwards, the Animal inns, Raffles restaurants or The Wine Cellar and The Lawyer pubs should hit the spot.

Other eclectic options within accessible reach of Park Farm Camping include many more historical highlights such as padding around Liz II’s pad at royal Sandringham and other old houses like Holkham Hall, and exploring old Norfolk settlements like the Georgian market town of Holt, seventh century Dereham, Nelson’s birthplace Burnham Thorpe and Fakenham (there’s a nicely modern racecourse at Fakenham too).

For family fun, take the critters to the county’s animal attractions at Hunstanton’s Sea Life Sanctuary, Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens, and the Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens at Great Yarmouth. Award-winning BeWILDerwood, a wild park for adventurous sorts, has zip wires, treehouses and jungle bridges to whirl around.

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 (16.7 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Park Farm Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Modifications are subject to a £5.00 fee.

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. Park Farm Camping will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Changes to your holiday
Modifications are subject to a £5.00 fee.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Chinese sky lanterns. are not permitted.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Occupancy
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.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/06 and 31/08 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. between 01/04 and 30/09.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 01/10 and 31/03.
Reception is unmanned after 5 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 8 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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