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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

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

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.

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

Due to the hot weather (July 2018), the site is currently under a ban of charcoal barbecues. Gas or electric barbecues are allowed.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 414 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

 

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Very friendly staff nice site 22/07/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Very friendly staff nice site

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Clean bathroom and washing up area. Beautiful peaceful location with ... 22/07/2018

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Clean bathroom and washing up area. Beautiful peaceful location with excellent access to walks in the countryside.

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Wonderful site, brilliant for disabled, did not want to leave, level, 18/07/2018

mavis_a

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    Everything!

    The staff were brilliant when we arrived, even though I definitely had my 'blonde' head on! I could not do anything but a lovely guy named Steve sorted us out.

    The walks in the forest with the dogs was, for me, simply wonderful. Peace quiet and what more could we have asked for.

    We will return, probably towards winter when you nasty bugs don't bite! Now why don't they bite the ever loving? xx

    Disliked: 

    Watching people catch fish. I am, oh, so, squeamish!!!

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Love it here, we come back time and time again. ... 18/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jane_c339084 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Love it here, we come back time and time again. Feels very safe for kids we can watch them in the play park while we relax. Facilities great and staff very friendly

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Friendly helpful staff, clean facilities and nice surrounding walks 17/07/2018

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

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

    Friendly helpful staff, clean facilities and nice surrounding walks

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    Constantly barking dogs!

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Excellent site with clean facilities, very friendly and helpful staff ... 16/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom karen_c217601 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Excellent site with clean facilities, very friendly and helpful staff and fantastic large sized pitches. The onsite shop is well stocked and all at reasonable prices.

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Great site with large pitches, friendly staff and lots to do nearby 16/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andrew C. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    When we arrived we found friendly and helpful staff/owners. The pitches were large and there was lots of space for kids to run, cycle, play ball games etc. The toilets and showers were clean and showers were hot!
    Friday fish and chip van visit was great for quick and cheap food when we had not long arrived.
    We had fabulous weather, and loved cycling in the nearby lanes and forest, and would definitely consider visiting this campsite again.

    Disliked: 

    Only downside, that couldn't be helped were lots of flies and mozzies.

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Overall we were very pleased with this campsite incl amenities & staff 16/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Florence I. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Very nice campsite, clean amenities which were close to our pitch, lots of drinking water spots, lovely and helpful owners, good location!

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    None

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Cleanliness of the toilets, wide open spaces, facilities and park ... 16/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sarah D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod (large)
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    Cleanliness of the toilets, wide open spaces, facilities and park area.

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    Sad that some of the campsite is being used for more permanent dwellings / holiday homes. It changes the atmosphere.

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The owners were very friendly and welcoming and couldn’t do ... 16/07/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    The owners were very friendly and welcoming and couldn’t do too much for us. The tent plots were huge which was great for our two large dogs, and they have a fenced off section to allow them to run off the lead for a little while.

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    Nothing

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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

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


The site recommends that customers use Google Maps as some satnavs do not recognise the site postcode.

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.

Modifications are subject to a £2.00 fee.

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

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

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.

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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.

Due to the hot weather (July 2018), the site is currently under a ban of charcoal barbecues. Gas or electric barbecues are allowed.

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