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Brockford Sidings Campsite

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General

  • Quiet rural campsite on the track of the old Mid-Suffolk Light Railway
  • In central Suffolk, half an hour's drive from Bury St Edmunds
  • Simple campsite in the grounds of a farm; half a mile from the A140

Take the little ones to stomp through the Suffolk countryside or find a peaceful plot for a catch-up with friends at Brockford Sidings Campsite, a quiet rural site on the trackbed of the old Mid-Suffolk Light Railway.

Although no trains have passed this way since the 1950s, it's still possible to see what the line known affectionately as the 'Middy' was like if you walk five minutes over the road to well-preserved Brockford station, where there's a volunteer-run museum and part of the track is still open to visitors.

This low-key campsite is set on a large arable farm in central Suffolk in a convenient location half a mile from the A140 road and the small village of Wetheringsett. The larger town of Stowmarket and the A14 dual carriageway are a 15-minute drive away to the west, meaning almost all of East Anglia is within easy reach.

This is a dog-friendly site that's very close to a good number of cosy country pubs. The nearest are about a mile away, but the site owners recommend bringing a bicycle for the full Suffolk pub crawl experience.

Please note

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Minimum spacing of 6 metres between pitches.

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

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

A cable measuring at least 8 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Onsite entertainment will not be offered due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 111 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

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Great stay with family would 100% come again25/09/2022

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice big pitches and the large pitches are massive toilets and wash room very clean great water and waste area

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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We'd stay again. It's the kind of quiet basic camping site we enjoy.20/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChristine B.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Its a well laid out, well kept basic campsite with new toilets, showers and washing up facilities.
    The pitches are clearly marked out and a good size so you are not too close to other campers.
    There is a small children's play area too.
    It's quiet too, which is preferred.
    Close to lots of local Suffolk attractions but feels very rural.
    There are electric hook up pitches if you need one.

    Disliked: 

    There is some traffic noise at night from the A140

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Site owner is a delight.05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMatthew H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nice size site for small family, generous pitches. The reception area is quirky!
    Clean and looked after facilities.

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Clean and charming.04/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMatthew H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Super simple, very clean and well presented. Nice size climbing frame for little ones.

    Disliked: 

    1 small broken slat on climbing frame is sharp

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A good location, nice setting but small non-private pitches05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Ease of check-in, quality and convenience of facilities

    Disliked: 

    Not so much of a 'dislike' but the pitches were fairly small and very close together to the other visitors which meant there wasn't much of a sense of privacy or serenity.

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Quiet friendly site, with great size pitches and very good …04/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKevin S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (large)
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    Quiet friendly site, with great size pitches and very good toilets and showers

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Excellent site with clean facilities, very friendly staff, felt safe30/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the site. The showers and washing facilities were extremely clean. The owner of the camp site greeted us during our stay and we felt well looked after. I would recommend staying here to anyone who is seeking a quiet site that is clean and extremely friendly.

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very quite and tidy sight. Would stay there again.30/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    very quite and tidy sight. Would stay there again.

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Lovely little site. Perfect for a couple of nights. Owner …30/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJOY B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (large)
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    Lovely little site. Perfect for a couple of nights. Owner very friendly and approachable. Very quiet at night. Toilet and shower block clean and well maintained. Would definitely return.

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Excellent23/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (large)
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    All of it

    Disliked: 

    None

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Location

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  • Knaves Green, Wetheringsett, Stowmarket, Suffolk, England, IP14 5NN
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.2505°N 1.1132°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Station Road West — 6.6 miles
Bus Station — 8.5 miles
Jacobs Close — 11.2 miles
Train stations
Stowmarket Rail Station — 6.4 miles
Needham Market Rail Station — 7.2 miles
Diss Rail Station — 8.5 miles
Ferry ports
Shotley Point Marina Ferry Landing — 21.4 miles
Shotley Point Marina Ferry Landing — 21.4 miles
Felixstowe for Bawdsey Ferry Landing — 21.6 miles
Airports
Norwich International Airport — 29.8 miles

Directions


Please approach via Park Green or Wetheringsett. Entry turn from Brockford Green not advised due to sharp left-hand turn into site.

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

After taking the kids to learn about old-fashioned travel at the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum (five minutes' walk), take them off for animal encounters, agricultural insights and pony rides at Easton Farm Park (30 minutes' drive), or venture in the other direction towards Framlingham Castle (30 minutes) for family-friendly adventures on a medieval theme.

If you liked that, then Henry II's unusual polygonal tower at Orford Castle (50 minutes) should be right up your street too. While here, make time to take in Orford village's pretty traditional cottages and welcoming pubs, or follow the sound of the waves and explore the wild wetlands of Orford Ness National Nature Reserve (50 minutes).

More coastal capers await at spectacular spots such as Aldeburgh (55 minutes), Thorpeness (an hour) and Southwold (an hour), all of which are located within the gorgeous Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Birdlife abounds in this biodiversity haven – your hosts particularly recommend grabbing a pair of binoculars and heading to the well-camouflaged hides at RSPB Minsmere (an hour) and Walberswick (an hour).

Must see

  • Bressingham Steam and Gardens (9.5 miles)
  • Framlingham Castle (10.0 miles)
  • Christchurch Mansion (13.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Sutton Hoo (14.5 miles)
  • Lavenham Guildhall (16.6 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:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Brockford Sidings Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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. Brockford Sidings Campsite 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.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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  • Does Brockford Sidings Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Brockford Sidings Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Brockford Sidings Campsite? After taking the kids to learn about old-fashioned travel at the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum (five minutes' walk), take them off for animal encounters, agricultural insights and pony rides at Easton Farm … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Brockford Sidings Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Brockford Sidings Campsite? From £20 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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