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Whitlingham Broad Campsite

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General

  • Norfolk Broads site in 80 acres of country park
  • Watersports centre less than five minutes’ walk away
  • Shop, bike storage and café next door

Say Pah to the passport, avoid the airport and don’t go a-broad for a holiday overflowing with activities and attractions – go to the Norfolk Broads instead.

You’ll find a wide range of all-weather things to do around Whitlingham Broad Campsite once you’re there: the Broads are in its back garden with a watersports centre less than five minutes’ saunter from your pitch; the city of Norwich is an easy 15 minutes by bike or bus, and the site is in 80 acres of country park with masses of room for kids to run around and with a network of walks stretching directly from it.

All the site is grass, but the country park landscape also takes in rivers, water meadows blooming with wildflowers, and wildlife-laden woodland with trees young and old. Sturdy (not disposable) barbecues are allowed on all pitches, or some firepits are available to hire from the Whitlingham team.

Just steps away from the accommodation fields are the three large lakes of the Great, Little and Conservation Broads: take a canoe out here or fish, picnic and wildlife watch from the banks. The Outdoor Education Centre a few minutes’ walk away has kayak and dragonboat hire and sailing and surfing courses as well as landlubber activities like archery and rock climbing.

Family washrooms are available at Whitlingham Broad for guests and other amenities include an onsite shop and cycle storage. A café is right next door, but local companies will deliver to your pitch if you fancy a takeaway for dinner: ask the team for their broad list of recommendations…

Please note

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of people under 16 are not accepted through Pitchup.com.

Campfires are allowed, in raised controlled firepits (which are also available for hire on site on arrival). Sturdy barbecues are also allowed, but not disposables.


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8.9

Overall rating based on 31 reviews

 

87% would recommend this site to a friend.

84% would stay here again.

 

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Beautiful site, well presented and clean. Professional yet friendly 😊 30/05/2018

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    Everything! The campsite atmosphere was so relaxed and organised. All facilities were cleaned frequently and signage around the site kept you well informed; from where to put the bins/recycling/ashes from the fire pit, to the weather forecast for the weekend! The on site shop was well stocked with things forgotten and the simple but very useful hire of ice packs while yours refroze was brilliant.
    The pizza van on Sunday was a welcome treat, the kids loved the play park and we all loved the nearby water activities, walks and pub with park over the road.
    The staff were very helpful and informative ... and Fergus the dog was very welcoming too.
    Thank you for having us! 😊

    Disliked: 

    Unfortunately the showers weren’t always at a comfortable temperature.

    The hairdryer was also unfortunately set to only last a very brief amount of time for your money but I think the staff rectified this.

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Our stay at this campsite, was one of the best ... 30/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom marilyn s. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Our stay at this campsite, was one of the best sites we have stayed at over many years of camping. facilities were clean and regularly checked. The owners are very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed watching families playing football etc..children seemed very happy. We will definitely be staying there again.

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Lovely site and family friendly. Owners very helpful and gave ... 29/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jackelyn_b Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely site and family friendly. Owners very helpful and gave great info on the local area

    Disliked: 

    Hot water ran out

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Excellent site with clean facilities in a great location. 29/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Steven H. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Brilliant location, in a country park with walks and lake on doorstep, and yet only 5-10mins drive from local anemities including a large supermarket.
    Site was well maintained, with good shower and toilet facilities, and small on-site shop.
    Had a nice play area, though it is a bit more aimed at older children than my 2yo.

    Disliked: 

    The hot water for the washing-up area could do with being set a bit warmer.

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Lovely site .really relaxed and clean . facilities great.staff great . 21/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sue T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Space / washrooms / play area / fergus was really welcoming.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Fabulous location, excellent pitches for tents (in the dry sections) ... 22/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John H. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Fabulous location, excellent pitches for tents (in the dry sections)
    Fergus was helpful with the local area etc.
    Very new shower facility in excellent condition and plenty of warm water for showers

    Disliked: 

    It is difficult to see how the facilities available would cope with lots of users.
    The wash-up facilities have one sink for warm(ish) water and a few cold water sinks.
    We were there for 3 nights - with a few others - and the w/c block was not cleaned during that time.
    More needs to be said on the advertising about vehicle access
    Signage says no vehicles in top main field - we use the track to drive up and offload.
    There are vehicles allowed in bottom field - the one which floods.
    If we had realised this we probably would have booked elsewhere.

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Lovely site, very clean 26/02/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicola B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Beautiful hut, clean and cosy. Log burner in the hut kept it wonderfully warm which was great considering the outside temperature was below freezing for our stay. Site owner was helpful, friendly and welcoming. Perfect location for exploring that part of Norfolk, and situated inside a country park. Good for wildlife spotting too.

    Disliked: 

    My only single teeny complaint is that I wish the huts were a bit closer to the toilet block, but it’s sych a small thing, it did not detract from our stay in any way.

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Very modern clean facilities , quiet location 24/10/2017

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  • Geltrude shepherd's hut
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    Very clean facilities , friendly staff , quiet location . Loved the cosy shepherds hut 😀

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Fab site beautiful surroundings shower rooms clean had a fab ... 25/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lisa M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Bell tent (4 adults and 2 children)
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    Fab site beautiful surroundings shower rooms clean had a fab weekend

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From the manager...

thank you for taking the time to review us - we are glad you enjoyed your stay

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Great site that we've used several times, great facilities and lovely 21/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Claire A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Shower block is great and really clean, great facilities, helpful staff and fab location.

    Disliked: 

    The bottom field gets rather water logged, having to pitch before 7.30pm in summer is abit awkward if traveling long distances after work on a Friday for instance.

From the manager...

thank you for your review

We take on board your comments - it is sometimes possible for a later check in if you contact us before arrival - the reason we have this rule as in the past we have found late setting up to be disruptive to the evening atmosphere, which is generally very peaceful and relaxed, we have also changed out check in policy to allow Saturday arrivals also to avoid late night travel and traffic problems on a Friday

the lower field does now have extra drainage so will only become waterlogged in extreme circumstances, but the upper field should remain dry at all times

We are glad that overall you had an enjoyable stay

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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

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

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Gastronomic delight

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Jumbo tent pitches

Shepherd's huts

Location

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  • Whitlingham Lane, Trowse, Norwich, Norfolk, England, NR14 8TR
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.6194°N 1.3262°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Norwich Bus Station — 1.4 miles
Eaton (Norwich): Newmarket Road Coach Stop — 2.1 miles
Norwich: University of East Anglia Coach Stop — 3.8 miles
Train stations
Norwich Rail Station — 1.0 miles
Brundall Gardens Rail Station — 3.9 miles
Salhouse Rail Station — 4.8 miles
Ferry ports
Reedham Ferry North — 10.3 miles
Reedham Ferry South — 10.4 miles
Southwold Ferry Landing — 25.4 miles
Airports
Norwich International Airport — 4.0 miles

Directions


By bike
Just use National Cycle Route 1 – this will drop you right into the country park.

By train
Norwich train station is approximately 35 minutes' walk/2.5 miles away – with excellent links to all over the UK. Book a ticket in advance and you can travel from London for as little as £8.

By car
Just follow the signs to Whitlingham Country Park or use your satnav. Please check that your satnav is bringing you in to Norwich via the A146 or you may end up on the wrong side of the river! (NR14 8TR will deliver you to the Flint Barn visitor centre, directly opposite the campsite.)

By bus
The nearest bus stop is approximately 15 minutes' walk away – and Norwich's bus/coach station just under 3 miles.

By foot
Wander down the Wherryman's Way which snakes right through the country park.

By piggyback
We really hope someone in your group has been eating their porridge!

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

Sticking to the Broads – just at first – you’ll have the pick of waterside walks, watersports, cycling and wildlife spotting on the Whitlingham Broad doorstep.

The café next to the campsite has a visitor centre with interactive info on the Broads to help you narrow things down a bit, and you can also catch the river boat here into Norwich city centre. For something a little more unusual, a ski club is a smooth ten minutes away.

Walks with a view are all around the site and within easy dandering distance: kids might like to monkey around on the child-friendly low ropes course through the nearby woods, in a spot where there’s also a play pirate ship to batten down the hatches at and an old lime kiln to have a peek at (be careful not to disturb the bats that roost there).

The Wherryman’s Way path along the Yare in the Yare Valley is also a Wherry good walk (and ends at a Wherry good pub); the 12 circular walks along its route are handy for those who don’t fancy following it all the 35 miles to Great Yarmouth.

Bring your bike if poss: apart from the accessible Broads by Bike trails, Whitlingham Broad Campsite is on the Norwich – Lincoln section of National Cycle Route 1, taking in Fakenham, King’s Lynn, Wisbeach, Holbeach and Boston.

From King’s Lynn, the Norfolk Coastal Cycleway winds towards the sea to Great Yarmouth via Cromer, Hunstanton and Wells-next-the-Sea. (If not bringing your own wheels, the Broads have several bike hire shops, including one near Whitlingham Broad.)

Bike or boat into Norwich city centre for a couple of days’ worth of attractions young and old such as shopping in The Lanes (Norwich is one of the top ten shopping destinations in the UK, fashion fans), eyeing up the stupendous cathedral (with resident peregrine falcon) and Norman Norwich Castle, or browsing the covered market to pick up some fresh local produce to cook up back at base. Pubbing, clubbing, cinema, live music and award-winning restaurants are all here for the evenings too – ah ha.

Norwich train station, 35 minutes’ walk from Whitlingham Broad, has excellent links to the Norfolk coastline a half hour puff away. Visitors will always have great expectations met at Great Yarmouth, but another popular local attraction is the National Trust-managed Horsey Windpump a short distance away, with views over Horsey Mere and seals to spot on a coastal walk below.

Must see

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (1.4 miles)
  • Norwich Cathedral (1.4 miles)
  • Colman's Mustard Shop and Museum (1.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Blickling Hall, Gardens and Park (13.8 miles)
  • Horsey Windpump (15.8 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:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Reception is closed between 11am - 2pm. Please do not arrive before check in at 2pm. There are parking restrictions on site - your parking charges are not covered by us until you have checked in.

Whitlingham Broad Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

- For any cancellations made more than 28 days before the date of arrival: 80% of the amount paid will be refunded
- For any cancellations made less than 28 days but more than 14 days before the date of arrival: 50% of the amount paid will be refunded

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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. Whitlingham Broad Campsite will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 12 a.m. and 12 a.m..

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Group bookings of people under 16 are not accepted through Pitchup.com.

This is a chilled out, relaxed site, not a party site.

Campfires are allowed, in raised controlled firepits (which are also available for hire on site on arrival). Sturdy barbecues are also allowed, but not disposables. Firepit hire availiable on site.

Awning, gazebo and pup tent must fit within the allocated pitch.

Our car park is shared and also operates a pay and display scheme.

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