10 Best Campsites in Norfolk


Norfolk is known for its golden sandy beaches, spectacular network of waterways and traditional brick windmills. When you’re camping in this county, you’re never far away from iconic sights. Book a pitch right by postcard-worthy market towns, thick wildlife-rich marshes or handsome stately homes – the options are varied when it comes to holidays in this pretty East Anglian county. 

You can also choose campsites in Norfolk based on facilities. Select from dog-friendly spots leading to fenland walking trails, family-orientated holiday parks with play areas and adults-only sites featuring outdoor bars, among other things…

10 of the Best Campsites in Norfolk

Reedham Ferry Touring and Camping Park

Ferry Road, Reedham

Norwich NR13 3HA

Why here? Lucky enough to own a boat? Reedham Ferry Touring and Camping Park allows free use of its slipway. And even if you’re not visiting by vessel, it’s still worth booking a pitch for the spectacular riverside location in the Norfolk Broads. While relaxing by the water, keep an eye out for herons and kingfishers among the marshes. The site also has a private fishing lake stocked with carp, bream and rudd and you can fish for free from the banks of the River Yare. 

Key facilities: Pub meals, fishing, shower, toilet block, launderette, washing-up area, dogs allowed 

One more thing This campsite is in the grounds of The Arches pub, so you can order tasty meals to eat by the fire, or grab a pint at the end of a day. 

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Park Farm Camping

Park Farm, Swanton Morley

Dereham NR20 4JU

Why here? If you’re seeking simplicity, Park Farm Camping will suit you down to a tee. It’s a classic dog- and family-friendly site surrounded by trees and meadows. Let the kids roam free here – there’s plenty of outdoor space – or whisk them into the adjacent woodland to build dens and pick up twigs for the campfire. A small play area keeps young campers busy and, as the site’s on a working farm, there are plenty of resident animals and passing wildlife to see. While this park is set blissfully away from main roads, it still has excellent access to a selection of amenities. Swanton Morley, a couple of minutes’ drive away, has a pub, deli, village shop, bakery, grocer and butcher. 

Key facilities: Play area, launderette, wifi, shop, heated shower/toilet block with free hairdryers, dogs allowed

One more thing  As a guest of Park Farm Camping, you can fish for free on the two miles of River Wensum flowing through nearby Castle Farm (except for the period 16 March to 16 June). 

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Rectory Farm Fishing and Camping Site

Rectory Farm, Watton Road

Hingham NR9 4NN

Why here? Pack a rod and licence, because you can fish for carp, rudd, bream and more at Rectory Farm’s two pretty lakes. Look around as you wait for a catch; previous guests have spotted hawks, red kites and muntjac deer in this wildlife haven. While children aren’t allowed on site, dogs are welcome and have areas specially reserved for walks. They’re also permitted at the White Hart Inn in Hingham, a 10-minute wander away. Make a beeline for this village to stock up at the shops, bakery and butcher too. 

Key facilities: Fishing lakes, toilets, showers, wifi, fridge-freezer, waste disposal, dogs allowed

One more thing Nearby Hingham is nicknamed Little London for its Georgian houses – said to be the most attractive selection in Norfolk. 

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The Old Brick Kilns

Little Barney Lane,

Fakenham NR21 0NL 

Why here? This calm campsite surrounded by wildflower meadows is an award winner – and no wonder. From washrooms with underfloor heating to a fabulous fishing pond, The Old Brick Kilns has plenty of features to impress guests. Kids particularly love the playground, table tennis facilities and games room. Travelling with a pram or wheelchair? The pitches and amenities are accessible, with thoughtfully placed ramps and level paths to help you get around. Speaking of getting around, the park is just 15 minutes from Fakenham market town and half an hour’s drive from Norfolk’s spectacular coastline. 

Key facilities: Play area, games room, fishing, launderette, tourist info point, shop, bar, heated bathrooms, dogs allowed

One more thing… The bar opens up on certain nights, so you can enjoy local ales and ciders in the fresh country air. Order warm bread and fresh croissants in advance at the shop to eat the following morning. 

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Two Jays Farm

Buxton Road,

Horstead NR12 7EX

Why here? This campsite on a family-friendly farm is a brilliant base for making the most of Norfolk's standout waterways. Hire a paddleboard or kayak from staff and take it to the River Bure, around a 15-minute wander away, or organise boat rides around the nearby Norfolk Broads. You can also stick to dry land if you prefer, taking the dog for walks on paths leaving straight from the site or setting off on cycling trips through lush woodland and along riverbanks. Sustain yourself for all these activities with meals at a pub 10 minutes' walk away. There are also takeaways and a supermarket in Coltishall (20 minutes away) and you can cook on the barbecue and campfire under Norfolk's big skies. Got a car? From Two Jays Farm you can reach Norwich in 20 minutes and the coast in half an hour.

Key facilities: Paddleboards and kayaks for hire, shower, toilet block, washing-up area, charging facilities, dogs allowed. 

One more thing This campsite is on a working farm, so your neighbours will include adorable animals like alpacas and goats. 

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Breckland Meadows Touring Park 

Lynn Road,

Swaffham PE37 7PT

Why here? This is a quiet campsite for an adults-only break close to market town amenities. It’s just 15 minutes’ walk from the centre of Swaffham along the Swaefas Way for sourcing supplies at the three local supermarkets or dining at the pubs and restaurants. Rural walks are also possible right from the grounds of Breckland Meadows Touring Park, and you can bring the dog as four-legged campers are welcome too. Wander or cycle along the 46-mile Peddars Way through thick woodland and open countryside, ending up at Holme-next-the-Sea on the north Norfolk coast. 

Key facilities: Laundry room, wifi, washing-up area, toilet block with heated showers, dogs allowed

One more thing  Local highlights include Castle Acre Priory, an impressive monastic site, and the leafy greenery of the Gooderstone Water Gardens & Nature Trail. Both are under 15 minutes’ drive from the campsite. 

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King’s Lynn Caravan and Camping Park 

New Road, North Runcton

King's Lynn PE33 0RA

Why here? There’s lots of space at this campsite – 10 acres of it, in fact – all in pretty parkland. Other motivating reasons to book at King's Lynn Caravan and Camping Park include the well-kept glamping accommodation, spacious pitches and excellent location on the edges of King’s Lynn. Visit this lovely Norfolk town to admire the 12th-century buildings, stroll along the river and learn about local maritime history at True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum. You can eat at one of the upmarket restaurants or cook for yourself at your pitch using ingredients from the on-site shop (or the 24-hour supermarket less than five minutes’ drive away). 

Key facilities: Play area, TV room, washing-up area, laundry, wifi, food shop, eco-friendly toilet block with hot showers, dogs allowed

One more thing  Birdwatchers will be in their element here – this campsite in Norfolk’s north west is around five minutes’ drive from the Watatunga Wildlife Reserve, where the 170 acres of woodland, grassland and lakes serve as habitats for 20 types of land animals and rare birds.

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Bylaugh Country Park 

Dereham Road, Bylaugh

Dereham NR20 4SZ

Why here? The sunsets are gorgeous at this south-facing campsite set conveniently in the middle of Norfolk. And the local landscape is stunning, too. Explore it via the Marriott’s Way footpath, cycle path and bridleway, 10 minutes’ drive from Bylaugh Country Park. This campsite is also popular with cyclists as the red route of Norwich’s Pedalways bike path network is within easy reach. Whether you're pedalling through the countryside or taking in the Wensum Valley views from your pitch, it's tricky to believe you’re just 15 minutes’ drive from the urban amenities in Dereham market town.

Key facilities: Wifi, showers, toilet block, launderette, disabled facilities, washing-up area, communal fridge-freezer, dogs allowed

One more thing Norfolk’s cute and compact capital, Norwich, is just half an hour’s drive from this campsite. Check out the cathedral's opulent cloisters and view vintage fighter jets in the Aviation Museum. 

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Walnut Tree Meadow Camping

Centre Paws Norfolk, Barnards Farm, Barnham Broom Road

Wymondham NR18 0RR

Why here? You'll be hard pressed to find a better campsite in Norfolk for dogs than this park with a resident groomer and classes ranging from canine first aid to agility sessions. Book a slot for a runaround on the two-acre fully fenced dog walking meadow or stroll along nearby footpaths amid Norfolk’s rural greenery. While your pet tucks into dinner, consider what you'd like to eat. Perhaps a meal at your spacious pitch made with produce from the on-site farm shop or food at the on-site café? The park is conveniently located a 20-minute drive from Norwich’s top dining scene and half an hour from the sparkling waterways of the Broads. 

Key facilities: Dog-friendly amenities, café, farm shop, toilets, shower, washing-up area, fridge-freezer

One more thing  Always wanted to take an alpaca for a walk? You can do just that at this campsite. It's also home to cute pygmy goats, chickens and lambs. 

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Manor Caravan Park 

North Walsham Road, Happisburgh

North Walsham NR12 0AN

Why here? Stay just a 10-minute walk from Happisburgh beach and enjoy views of the area's red-and-white-striped lighthouse at this family-run park. Once camp wardens Barbara and Mike have settled you in at Manor Caravan Park, stroll down to the pale golden sand or explore further afield – the seaside resorts of Cromer and Great Yarmouth are about half an hour's drive away. Alternatively, stick to the campsite and rest in a calm atmosphere while the kids mess around in a play area located far enough away from the pitches to preserve the peace. Hungry? The nearest pub, five minutes’ walk away, serves food or you can order takeaway fish and chips at a local café (a five-minute drive).  

Key facilities: Disabled facilities, launderette, parent and baby washroom, showers, toilet block, washing-up area, dogs allowed

One more thing Norfolk has a selection of outstanding beaches, but Happisburgh is one of the best. In summer, it has a popular food van selling crab and burgers.

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More campsites in Norfolk 

If you’re still seeking your ideal campsite in Norfolk, we have lots of options to choose from across this East Anglian county, including glampsites and places to park a motorhome or caravan. Simply use the filters on Pitchup to find just what you want, from child-focused holiday parks to adults-only getaways.

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