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The Dower House, ‘The Touring Park in the Heart of the Forest' where most of the "extras" are free and large pitches come as standard. Tucked away in one of the most beautiful corners of England, with the forest on your doorstep, you will find it easy to relax. The success of our ‘fewer but larger pitches has been overwhelming and we are pleased to continue to offer you freedom, peacefulness and ambience, in keeping with The Dower House location, allowing you the feeling of being close to nature and further away from the day to day bustle of everyday life.
We are pleased to have received, for the fourteenth consecutive year, the David Bellamy Gold Award. This award is very important to us, not only for its value in the conservation of our surrounding countryside, but also as it is based on the opinions of our customers and reflects their experiences whilst staying at The Dower House, making the award an honour we are proud to accept.
We offer a free heated swimming pool (opens end of May). A childrens' activity area with badminton/volley ball net, cricket area & goals for those football fanatics in the Summer.
Our onsite pub, The Travellers Rest caters for all your drinking requirements on a daily basis in busier periods.
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However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
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Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Very family friendly Not disco or club house, bliss! Quiet ...
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
Tourer storage facilities
Commercial vehicles allowed
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Large (51-200 pitches)
- Coach stations
Thetford Bus Station — 6.4 miles
6.4 miles Stanton (Suffolk): Old Bury Road Coach Stop — 7.2 miles
7.2 miles Attleborough: Queens Square Coach Stop — 8.1 miles
- Train stations
Harling Road Rail Station — 1.9 miles
1.9 miles Eccles Road Rail Station — 4.3 miles
4.3 miles Thetford Rail Station — 6.4 miles
- Ferry ports
Reedham Ferry North — 29.1 miles
29.1 miles Reedham Ferry South — 29.1 miles
Norwich International Airport — 23.2 miles
Our postal code is NR16 2SE. Please beware as this covers quite a large area of forest so do not turn off the tarmac road onto a forest track unless our roadside name board is at the head of the track. Your Sat Nav may tell you otherwise.
For those with itchy feet The Dower House provides an ideal jumping off point from which to explore one of the country's most beautiful regions.
· Local towns/cities - Norwich, with its magnificent Cathedral and cobbled streets. Cambridge, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds offer much for the visitor, excellent shopping and amenities and plenty to see and do
· Historic buildings and sites - the Neolithic flint mines known as 'Grimes Graves'
· Great Days out - Bressingham Steam Museum, Snetterton Race track & Sunday market, Banham Zoo, Norfolk Broads - the Brecks, North Norfolk Coast, Go Ape , Peddars Way, Knettishall Heath
- Banham Zoo (5.6 miles)
- Bressingham Steam and Gardens (7.5 miles)
- Grimes Graves (10.2 miles)
- Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds (15.0 miles)
- Oxburgh Hall (17.3 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.