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General

  • Luxurious glamping with everything provided
  • Small friendly site with acres of space to run around
  • Flushing loos and plenty of hot water

How to sleep under the stars in cosy comfort isn't a puzzle at Riddlesworth Park... it's a family-friendly glamping site on a working farm, with bell tents spread over a five-acre field and secreted securely and safely in a car-free space well away from the main road.

Snoozing among nature is no conundrum either: Riddlesworth is set on the old parkland of Riddlesworth Hall Estate, in the Breckland area of the Norfolk.Suffolk border and surrounded by farm and woodland.

It's run by Lou and Ben, who took the area over when it was still used for agricultural production and now are returning it to its original parkland. They've sown a native wild grass mix and replanted hedges and trees to encourage the natural diversity of local plants and wildlife and to create a changing landscape for guests throughout the seasons – all sounds bloomin' good.

Each bell tent at Riddlesworth Park sits in its own one-acre space. The site facilities include flushing loos and hot showers, an undercover area with dishwashing sinks, and camping provisions and a few extras for sale in The Shed. Optional breakfast hampers using fresh local produce are available on request.


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Glamping at its finest! 14/08/2016

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

  • Hod-medod bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We thouroughly enjoyed our stay at Riddlesworth, the bell tents are just beautiful, we had so much room inside and outside! The facilities are lovely and clean, they really have thought of everything here, glamping at its finest!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

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Fantastic experience on the camping site. Very nice couple. 14/06/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom ka wai f. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Hod-medod bell tent
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  • Liked: 

    Excellent shower room. Really like it.

    Disliked: 

    No signals. Not much activities to do in the site.

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Idyllic location, perfect for young families 01/06/2016

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    Ben & Lou have created a beautiful site, where they have thought of everything. It is perfect for young families; the car free site ensures children are safe and the sandpit and games on offer mean they always have something to play! The beds are comfortable, toilet and shower facilities are excellent and the honesty shop is well stocked. There are lots of days out for little ones nearby. There are a variety of cooking options, but the fire does take some beating! We cannot wait to return.

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Thank you for your lovely review. We were so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, even with the lovely British weather!!

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Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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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

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Location

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  • Home Farm, Riddlesworth Diss, Norfolk, England, IP22 2TD
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.4002°N 0.8788°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Stanton (Suffolk): Old Bury Road Coach Stop — 5.2 miles
Thetford Bus Station — 5.7 miles
Ixworth (Suffolk): Bus Stop — 7.4 miles
Train stations
Harling Road Rail Station — 3.9 miles
Thetford Rail Station — 5.8 miles
Eccles Road Rail Station — 6.2 miles
Ferry ports
Reedham Ferry North — 30.4 miles
Airports
Norwich International Airport — 25.1 miles

Directions


Find us off the A1066 Thetford to Diss road. Turn in at the Riddlesworth Equestrian Centre sign and follow the wooden signs.

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

As it's niftily set on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, Riddlesworth Park is in nifty locale to scout around both counties. The acres of farmland and countryside walks nearby include Knettishall Heath less than a mile away, which gives access to the Peddars Way, the 46-mile footpath from the Heath to the Norfolk Coast Path at Holme-next-the-Sea and following the ancient route of a Roman road.

Townwise, nearby medieval market town Bury St Edmunds's comely cathedral, Greene King brewery and Abbey Gardens are good options for a day trip – if you're off Burywise for the day, be sure to take the opportunity for cryptic Facebook messages telling all back home that you're off to see a pillar of salt. (You'll see what we mean when you get there.)

Among the many many other items to include on an East Anglia holiday agenda, consider boating on the Broads, marketing in Norwich, seeing the beach chalets at Southwold, wandering around Mildenhall, Little Saxham and Ickworth from Bury St Edmunds, and dressing up in period costume at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village.

Must see

  • Banham Zoo (6.9 miles)
  • Bressingham Steam and Gardens (7.6 miles)
  • Grimes Graves (10.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds (13.0 miles)
  • Ickworth House, Park and Gardens (15.5 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

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Riddlesworth Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

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

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

The balance is due 6 weeks after booking, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks after booking the balance should be paid as soon as possible.

Hired accommodation: £100.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

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.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 7 consecutive nights.
Naked flames except in kit provided by Riddlesworth Park are not permitted.
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.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £100.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 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.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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