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- Woodland setting with two well-stocked fishing lakes
- Indoor pool, fitness suite and family-friendly bar on site
- Seven miles from the Suffolk Heritage Coast at Aldeburgh
This isn't Merely a Suffolk holiday park – it's a Suffolk holiday park with a whole heap to do. If the two fishing lakes at Carlton Meres Holiday Park in Suffolk don't have you wriggling in anticipation, all manner of other options are on site to lure you in.
Free activities and entertainment are held in high season (weekends from March to October), or there's splashing in the indoor pool for relaxed types, and a fitness suite and tennis court for the energetic. Or might you prefer wandering peaceably around the park's splendid woodland setting and woodland walk...?
The kids are sorted too – always an amicable option on holiday – with an adventure playground to keep them swinging about for hours, and the arts and crafts, karaoke, disco and outdoor activities of the kids' club which runs on weekends and during school holidays (small charge applies).
Guests of the roomy pitches at Carlton Meres have access to shower and toilet blocks, waste disposal points and fresh water points.
Open from 04/07/2020 to 01/11/2020
Entertainment and activities are available between 05/04 and 02/11.
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 16/04 and 15/09 (subject to weather conditions).
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The indoor swimming pool is open between 05/04 and 02/11.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
The restaurant is open between 05/04 and 02/11.
The grocery shop is open between 05/04 and 02/11.
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
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.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Group bookings of 5 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex parties of three or more people under 25 are not permitted on site.
The heated indoor swimming pool will be open from Easter 2019. Please show your entertainment pass (included in the price) for free swimming pool access.
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- Choose the 'Multiple units per pitch' filter in the search results.
- Break your booking down into smaller groups and book multiple pitches.
- Click the button ‘Make another booking like this’ on the confirmation page to easily rebook.
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Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
|Max. persons||4 x
|Year of manufacture||2018|
(1 x bunk bed, 1 x double bed)
Based on a 2 night stay for 2 adultsAvailability by arrival day (British Pound (£), extras not included) (Euro (€), extras not included) (Australian Dollar (A$), extras not included) (US Dollar (US$), extras not included) (Canadian Dollar (CA$), extras not included) (Swiss Franc (CHF), extras not included) (Swedish Krona (SEK), extras not included) (Danish Krone (DKK), extras not included) (Norwegian Krone (NOK), extras not included) (Icelandic Króna (ISK), extras not included) (Argentine Peso (ARS), extras not included) (Chilean Peso (CLP), extras not included) (Peruvian Sol (PEN), extras not included) (New Zealand Dollar (NZ$), extras not included) (South African Rand (ZAR), extras not included) (Polish Zloty (PLN), extras not included) (Brazilian Real (R$), extras not included) (Czech Koruna (CZK), extras not included) (Serbian Dinar (RSD), extras not included) (Hungarian Forint (HUF), extras not included) (Russian Rouble (RUB), extras not included) (Chinese Yuan (CN¥), extras not included)
Clam and peaceful , clean and friendly
Excellent clean pods and lovely site
Booked a camping pod 2 weeks prior and everything was lovely
Lovely welcoming holiday
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Gas cylinders available
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Touring and motorhomes
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Large (51-200 pitches)
- Coach stations
Harleston (Norfolk): Broad St Coach Stop
— 13.5 miles
13.5 miles Bungay: Earsham Street Coach Stop — 15.3 miles
15.3 miles Beccles: Old Market Coach Stop — 16.0 miles
- Train stations
Saxmundham Rail Station
— 1.9 miles
1.9 miles Darsham Rail Station — 3.7 miles
3.7 miles Wickham Market Rail Station — 6.5 miles
- Ferry ports
Walberswick Ferry Landing
— 10.3 miles
10.3 miles Southwold Ferry Landing — 10.4 miles
10.4 miles Bawdsey Ferry Landing — 17.2 miles
Norwich International Airport
— 31.0 miles
On the A12: the site is signposted (Carlton Meres Holiday Park) in both directions. Do not follow your satnav for the last part of your journey as it will lead you to Lonely Farm campsite behind the park. Make sure you follow the signs for the park and turn right at the entrance for Carlton Meres Holiday Park.
After they've whirled around on site for a while, take the kids to the coast at Aldeburgh (20 minutes' drive) or Southwold (25 minutes) for days on the beach, buying freshly caught fish on the sands and enviously eyeing up the beach huts.
Walberswick (25 minutes) is also well worth a look, to birdwatch among its heath and marshlands, catch crabs on its beach or to take the ferry across the Blyth back to Southwold; you might spy some celebrity residents in this popular town too...
Both Felixstowe and Lowestoft are each within 45 minutes for additional Suffolk seaside trips; some time should be spent at Lowestoft for the Pleasurewood Theme Park too – and from there one can move onto the seaside at Great Yarmouth, an hour from the site, and the rest of the Norfolk coast or the Suffolk and Norfolk Broads.
Closer to home, take a trip to fab Framlington Castle (15 minutes) – where Mary Tudor was proclaimed queen, fact fans – and to Orford Castle (25 minutes), both managed by English Heritage and both rather spectacular.
See also, for wildlife-loving sprogs, the 2,000+ residents at Norfolk's Banham Zoo, just over an hour away, and walking among the parrots, mammals and reptiles of African safari park Africa Alive! at Kessingland (30 minutes), a colourful day out sure to have them squawking.
- Framlingham Castle (5.0 miles)
- Orford Castle (10.2 miles)
- Orford Ness National Nature Reserve (10.4 miles)
- Orford Ness National Nature Reserve (10.4 miles)
- Sutton Hoo (11.2 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||5 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
|Arrive:||4:30 p.m. –||11 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
Carlton Meres Holiday Park cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
29 - 22 days before arrival : 50% of the balance will be kept
21 - 15 days before arrival : 60% of the balance will be kept
14 - 8 days before arrival : 80% of the balance will be kept
Modifications are subject to a £20.00 fee.
Bookings cannot be amended within 30 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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Carlton Meres Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
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- Does Carlton Meres Holiday Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
- Is Carlton Meres Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Carlton Meres Holiday Park? After they've whirled around on site for a while, take the kids to the coast at Aldeburgh (20 minutes' drive) or Southwold (25 minutes) for days on the beach, buying freshly caught … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Carlton Meres Holiday Park?
Camping and touring Arrive: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: 4:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Carlton Meres Holiday Park? From £30 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability