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Fed up with being so far down the pecking order? Colleagues ruffling your feathers? Boss driving you quackers? Duck out of your daily grind for a break at Wild Duck Holiday Park, a Haven site with great facilities, set in a tranquil oasis of woodland near Great Yarmouth and the Norfolk Broads.
Wild Duck Holiday Park is a few miles inland, so you can escape the madding crowds of the coast, yet still be within a few minutes’ drive of the beach and other tourist destinations nearby. Amidst the lush greenery on site you’ll find indoor and outdoor pools, sporty pursuits ranging from fencing to crazy golf, and family-friendly food served all day at the Oasis café bar and grill (there’s also a takeaway).
Although the vibe is quiet and relaxed, Wild Duck Holiday Park nevertheless offers a good schedule of evening entertainment, including magic and science shows, performances from Haven’s professional FunStars, plus visiting bands and acts from the club circuit.
Similarly, there’s plenty of opportunity for fledgling campers to spread their wings in the free children’s clubs, which offer a fun range of experiences for all ages, from circus skills to creative cookery sessions designed by kids’ food hero Annabel Karmel. Young Bear Grylls in the making can get stuck into the wildly entertaining Nature Rockz activities run at the park. Learn all sorts from bushcraft skills to building shelters and making campfires, kids could even get the chance to try pond dipping, beachcombing or go on a bug safari. Most activities are free but a small charge may apply to some.
Open from 23/03/2017 to 27/10/2017
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
- Coach stations
Gorleston: James Paget Hospital Coach Stop — 2.9 miles
2.9 miles Gorleston on Sea Coach Stop — 2.9 miles
2.9 miles Great Yarmouth: Town Centre Coach Stops — 4.4 miles
- Train stations
Berney Arms Rail Station — 2.0 miles
2.0 miles Haddiscoe Rail Station — 2.7 miles
2.7 miles Somerleyton Rail Station — 3.7 miles
- Ferry ports
Reedham Ferry South — 4.3 miles
4.3 miles Reedham Ferry North — 4.3 miles
4.3 miles Southwold Ferry Landing — 17.1 miles
Norwich International Airport — 17.4 miles
Take the A47 to Great Yarmouth, at the Asda roundabout take the third exit, proceed over two roundabouts, then turn left off the bypass and pick up the A143 to Beccles. At the traffic lights, turn right and follow the road for 2 miles until you reach a dual carriageway, then turn right to Belton. Head straight over the mini roundabout. Follow this road to a T-junction and turn right. Follow this to another T-junction and turn left. The park is on the right.
Just three miles down the road from Wild Duck Holiday Park is Pleasurewood Hills, a large theme park with screamingly good roller coasters, white water thrills, family rides and shows.
Nearby Great Yarmouth is a fave family seaside destination, thanks to its beach-based frolics and attractions such as the Pleasure Beach and Sea Life Centre. The town also has its own bijou racecourse, if you fancy a fun day out and a bit of a flutter.
On the outskirts of Great Yarmouth is Thrigby Hall Wildlife Park, where the creature features include big cats, gibbons and macaques, as well as many birds, reptiles and small mammals.
If you like getting steamed up, you can tour the enchanting Bure Valley via its heritage railway (free for kids under 5), which stops off at various pretty villages on its 18-mile run.
Alternatively, take to the water for some messing about in boats on the Norfolk Broads - there are various types of craft for hire, and it’s definitely the best way to explore these winsome, windmill-clad waterways. Plus there are plenty of gorgeous riverside pubs that make for excellent pit stops...
The picture-perfect prom, beach huts and whitewashed pier at Southwold will capture your heart; this chi-chi seaside town also has a great beach and lots of interesting shops, pubs and restaurants.
Further south into Essex, the city of Colchester offers cultural attractions including a smart new contemporary art gallery, a castle and Roman remains, plus a zoo, vineyards and more.
- Fritton Lake Country World (1.5 miles)
- Somerleyton Hall and Gardens (3.1 miles)
- Pleasure Beach (4.1 miles)
- Elizabethan House Museum (4.2 miles)
- Horsey Windpump (12.7 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.