Waveney River Centre

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  • Riverside glamping, lodges with hot tubs and boating in the Broads
  • Indoor heated pool, family-friendly pub and restaurant
  • Perfect for exploring Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve
Waveney River Centre is the Broads' multi-award winning Holiday Park & Marina, set in the beautiful surroundings of South Norfolk's Waveney Valley, with stunning south and west facing views across marshes and river. The Park is a wildlife haven, where you can spend hours watching birds, insects and other wildlife from the peace & quiet of your holiday lodge, or venture further along the river by day cruiser or canoe. The Park features a family-friendly pub, indoor heated swimming pool & café, children's play areas, large convenience store, launderette and information centre. Our touring & camping area is small and family-oriented, with room for 14 touring caravans and 25 tents - plus our 7 yurts and 6 Pods. It occupies an idyllic south-facing location overlooking the marina and river, with leisure centre, showers, toilets & wash up area all immediately adjacent. Our Escape Pods feature double bed, 2 single beds, heating, double glazing, TV, power point and plenty of storage space - and our yurts include a double bed, sofa bed, wood burner, electric hookup and radiator. Use of the showers and toilets are included in the price of your pitch, and there are no extra person charges. There is also a launderette, with commercial grade coin-operated washing machines, tumble dryers & iron. Our individual wet rooms feature shower, basin, WC, hairdryer and underfloor heating. Now you've no reason to stay tucked up in your sleeping bag - your bathroom awaits! Our refurbished pool is open year round, and the adjacent café is open April to October and weekends in winter. Waveney River Centre was judged Best Broads has received David Bellamy's Gold Conservation accolade every year for the past 9 years.

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 15
Motorhome pitches 3
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 42
Tent pitches 26
Rent a tent 7
Open all year

Tourist board rating

Languages spoken


Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA Holiday Centre

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Games room Hot tub Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Play area TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Local produce Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Tents for hire Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Rallies welcome Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome


Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches


Lake and/or mountain Luxury Peaceful Remote location Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise Wildlife haven


Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby


Medium (26-50 pitches)


Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Sailing nearby Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers Motorhome service point Seasonal pitches Tourer storage facilities Water hook-up points for tourers


Waveney River Centre

Staithe Road

Burgh St Peter



NR34 0DE



Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)



Route directions

Follow the A143 to Haddiscoe and turn at the village hall into Wiggs Road, signposted Waveney River Centre (left when travelling from the east and right when travelling from the west). Continue to follow the brown signs, turning left into Burgh Road after 2 miles and proceed for another 2.5 miles until you arrive at the Centre. Please note that the route is narrow and passes through a small village so please drive carefully having regard for our neighbours. If your Tom Tom tells you to go a different way, please ignore it and follow the brown signs instead. The route usually suggested by satellite navigation systems features a number of blind bends and is completely unsuitable for holiday traffic.

Nearest transport

3.5 mi Gordon Road
4.8 mi Old Market Place
5.8 mi James Paget Hospital
1.8 mi Oulton Broad South Rail Station
2 mi Oulton Broad North Rail Station
2.1 mi Somerleyton Rail Station
7.2 mi Reedham Ferry South
7.3 mi Reedham Ferry North
11.5 mi Southwold Ferry Landing
21 mi Norwich International Airport

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

No Broads holiday is complete without a trip on the river to explore the famous Norfolk & Suffolk Broads. We have a range of vessels to suit most budgets and requirements, from rowing boats and canoes to luxury day cruisers with galley, WC and cabin. Directly opposite the Park is Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve and the Angles Way long distance footpath. A 1 minute trip on our pedestrian ferry (dogs welcome) delivers you to Suffolk, right on the edge of the nature reserve. Angling is a perennially popular sport with all ages and our riverside location is the ideal spot for pike, roach and bream - either from the bank or a boat. Rods, bait, starter fishing kits and other accessories are all available from our shop. Let the kids play in our adventure play area, or take them to Eddie's secret garden, where they can play hide & seek in willow huts, climb on the oak-osaur and check out the bugs in their hotels and stumpary. Walking & cycling are other popular activities, or you could visit the parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, with its unusual Ziggerat tower. If you'd like to see more of the local wildlife, we can arrange a bird tour or wildlife safari, or you can try out some of the other local attractions on offer in Norfolk & Suffolk.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Lowestoft (South Of Claremont Pier) 3.4 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Lowestoft (North Of Claremont Pier) 3.5 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Gorleston Beach 6.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Great Yarmouth South 8.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Great Yarmouth Pier 9 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Somerleyton Hall and Gardens 2.6 mi

Fritton Lake Country World 4.2 mi

Pleasure Beach 8.3 mi

BeWILDerwood 18.1 mi

Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery 18.6 mi

National Trust

Elizabethan House Museum 8.8 mi

Horsey Windpump 18.4 mi

Orford Ness National Nature Reserve 27.6 mi

Blickling Hall, Gardens and Park 29.3 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.


Carlton Colville 1.3 mi

Somerleyton 2 mi

Blundeston 2.3 mi


North Cove 3.2 mi

Local events

  • Latitude Festival (Thursday 25 July 2024 – Thursday 25 July 2024)

    Beccles, Suffolk 9.8 mi

  • Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival (Saturday 28 September 2024 – Saturday 28 September 2024)

    Aldeburgh, Suffolk 23.2 mi

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.


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