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- Woodland setting with two well-stocked fishing lakes
- Heated outdoor pool, sauna, steam room, fitness suite and 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 heated outdoor pool and steaming gently in the sauna 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).
The roomy pitches at Carlton Meres are grouped in camping and touring areas, all with their own shower and loo block, waste disposal points and fresh water points. The touring shower blocks, swimming pool shower blocks and entertainment complex have all been fully refurbished in 2015.
Open from 16/03/2018 to 28/10/2018
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 04/05 and 12/09 (subject to weather conditions).
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.
There is currently (September 2017) pitch development work on the park: minimal disruption and all fenced off.
Check availability at Carlton Meres Holiday Park…
Many sites set a maximum occupancy of 6/8 people per pitch, so try breaking your booking down into smaller groups to generate more results. For example, if you’re a group of 10, enter 5 people in your initial search and then book 2 pitches.
However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
To book multiple pitches or accommodation, use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together. Complete the booking form for the first booking (you can add a password and save your card so that we remember your details). Then click "Make another booking like this" at the top of the confirmation page to make the next booking.
Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Electric grass touring pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
Pitch dimensions: Max 6.0m width x 6.0m depth (19.7ft width x 19.7ft depth) Calculated area: 36.0m² (387.5ft²)
Ground type: Grass
Gazebos, pup tents and awnings must fit within the boundary of the pitch.
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Won’t be going back.....
Staff friendly and helpful
We all really enjoyed our stay, will be back soon !
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Tourer storage facilities
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Leisure/theme park nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
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 campsite 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 (seven miles) or Southwold (14 miles) for days on the beach, buying freshly caught fish on the sands and enviously eyeing up the beach huts.
Walberswick's 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 to Southwold; you might spy some celebrity residents in this popular town too...
Both Felixstowe and Lowestoft are within 19 miles 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 and the rest of the Norfolk coast or the Suffolk and Norfolk Broads.
Closer to home, take a trip to fab Framlington Castle five miles away – where Mary Tudor was proclaimed queen, fact fans – and to Orford Castle ten miles from camp, both managed by English Heritage and both rather spectacular.
See also, for wildlife-loving sprogs, the 2,000+ residents at Norfolk's Banham Zoo, and walking among the parrots, mammals and reptiles of African safari park Africa Alive! at Kessingland, 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. –||6 p.m.|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||6 p.m.|
Reception is unmanned after 5pm. Please call the park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email if you are arriving after this time.
Carlton Meres Holiday Park cancellation policy
No refunds within 30 days 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
Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £20.00 fee.
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. 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.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash