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Puddledock Farm Caravan and Camping Site

9.5
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General

  • Spacious family-friendly site on the edge of Thetford Forest
  • Easy access to Norwich, Bury St Edmunds and the Norfolk coast
  • Fishing pond, play area, wifi and well-stocked shop

Duck down here if you seek a peaceful and friendly park with immaculate amenities, loads of scenic green space, fine fishing, roomy pitches and a family-friendly vibe – all on the edge of a forest with easy access to days out of all flavour.

Directly on the edge of Thetford Forest (Britain’s biggest manmade lowland forest, woodland fact fans), Puddledock Farm Caravan and Campsite is well placed for the Broads and the Norfolk coast at Cromer, Great Yarmouth and Holkham, and Norfolk’s towns and cities like Norwich and Bury St Edmunds. It's prime hiking and cycling territory too: the Peddars Way passes close to the site and 26 trails are around to hike in Thetford Forest.

The tree-lined park is spacious and well laid out, with its own fishing pond stocked with carp, tench and roach; a dog walk directly off site; a play area in a secure fenced field, and excellently-kept and warm amenities including a parent and child bathroom and a disabled bathroom.

Wifi is available across the park and is included in the accommodation price: please contact the park office on arrival for more information and connection.

Please note

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

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

A small park home development on site may cause minimal disruption to some areas of the caravan park.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 525 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

 

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Excellent site and very good facilities very clean 18/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stephen H. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    This site never disappoints very friendly staff lovely setting very very clean facilities
    Lovely nature walks near by. Good pub a short distance away would highly reccomend.

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we had a great stay and will be going back ... 17/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom paul b. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    we had a great stay and will be going back soon
    very clean and all the staff were very helpfull

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I will definitely be returning ... soon :-) a lovely site 17/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Diane C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Amazing forest trails, beautiful clean site, great park for children (I'll be back with my grandchildren) fantastic enclosed dog exercise area, a great little shop...

    Disliked: 

    Absolutely nothing :-)

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Friendly people, nice location (beautiful clear sky at night), and ... 17/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stephen P. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Friendly people, nice location (beautiful clear sky at night), and a little shop with the bits you probably forgot. Plot a good size and a one way system for vehicles, which is a great idea!!

    Disliked: 

    Not their fault.

    A common problem with exit barriers and motorbikes - they don't see you so had to remove panniers go through the side gap and put them back on.

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Peaceful quiet good sized pitches 17/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kevin H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding pitch
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    Peaceful quiet good sized pitches

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Great site good clean showers and toilets very clean and well kept sit 14/09/2018

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

  • Camping pod
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    Beautiful settings peace and quiet. Facilities lovely and clean and well stocked. Pods were warm and cosy. Friendly staff

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Excellent camping pod with electricity over looking field, private area. ... 11/09/2018

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  • Camping pod
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    Excellent camping pod with electricity over looking field, private area.
    Well thought out with shelter and picnic area.
    Dog friendly, perfect for walking.
    Relaxed approach and super friendly staff.

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Pitch was clean and flat 11/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sheila c. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Helpful staff, cleanliness,facilities,peace and quiet ....

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    Nothing

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Excellent site in fantastic location 10/09/2018

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very enjoyable stay. Fab location on the edge of the forest with lots of walks and wildlife to enjoy. 2 pubs within walking distance and both dog friendly.
    Facilities on the site were great, adequate number of showers with hot water.
    Site manager really helpful.
    Will definitely go back 😁

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We arrived Friday night and was greeted by very friendly ... 10/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We arrived Friday night and was greeted by very friendly staff. We had our tea via the visiting fish and chip van, very nice and reasonably priced. Site was very clean, tidy and quiet. We only stayed one night as we were meeting friends at High Lodge the following day. Will definitely arrange another visit next year.

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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

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant 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

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Location

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  • Puddledock Lane, Great Hockham, Thetford, Norfolk, England, IP24 1FJ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.4957°N 0.8588°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Attleborough: Queens Square Coach Stop — 6.9 miles
Thetford Bus Station — 7.4 miles
Mundford (Norfolk): Memorial Coach Stop — 8.6 miles
Train stations
Harling Road Rail Station — 3.6 miles
Eccles Road Rail Station — 5.0 miles
Attleborough Rail Station — 7.0 miles
Ferry ports
King's Lynn Ferry Landing — 26.6 miles
West Lynn Ferry Landing — 26.7 miles
Reedham Ferry North — 29.5 miles
Airports
Norwich International Airport — 21.4 miles

Directions


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

For local ambles, the 46-mile Peddars Way, following the ancient route of a Roman road, passes near the site on its run from Suffolk's Knettishall Heath to where it joins the Norfolk Coast Path at Holme-next-the-Sea. For the energetic, both paths combine to form the Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path National Trail, covering 97 miles.

Thetford Forest has 26 trails of varying length and for all levels of ability, alongside a Go Ape! and play equipment and sculpture trails for kids at the High Lodge recreation centre; 700 years of rabbity expertise at Mildenhall Warren, and the peaceful and colourful setting of Lynford Arboretum.

Other nearby attractions include the gardens and pleasure grounds of Euston Park, 12th-century manor house Weeting Castle, Isleham Priory Church, the Great Eastern Pingo Trail and descending 30 feet into the Neolithic flint mine of Grime’s Graves.

For kids, there's Banham Zoo, adventure park BeWILDerwood, and Dinosaur Adventure near Norwich, with dinosaur trails, play areas and animal encounters.

Must see

  • Banham Zoo (7.8 miles)
  • Grimes Graves (7.9 miles)
  • Bressingham Steam and Gardens (11.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Oxburgh Hall (13.5 miles)
  • Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds (18.7 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:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Puddledock Farm Caravan and Camping Site cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Modifications are subject to a £2.00 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. Puddledock Farm Caravan and Camping Site 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.

Hired accommodation: £50.00 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.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £2.00 fee.

Dogs
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.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Drones are not permitted.
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.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The grocery shop is open between 01/01 and 31/12.
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: £50.00 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
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 4:30 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.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
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 10 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

A small park home development on site may cause minimal disruption to some areas of the caravan park.

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