Whitlingham Broad Campsite

UK England East Anglia Norfolk Norwich

  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
A truly peaceful waterside camping experience plus the delights of one of England's nicest cities on your doorstep.

This Broadland campsite has been tacked onto the spacious Whitlingham Country Park on the edge of Norwich, and is a great place to stay, offering a truly peaceful waterside camping experience, plentiful activities, plus the delights of one of England's nicest cities on your doorstep. It's both a useful gateway to the Broads and a perfect base for exploring the medieval delights of Norfolk's county capital.  There are spacious grass pitches spread over two – upper and lower – fields. You can park up tent-side in the lower field while the upper is a car-free haven with plenty of room for a run and a play. Dogs are welcome, and there are also a couple of fully furnished bell tents and two cute and cosy shepherds huts, with views overlooking the Broad.

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at Whitlingham Broad Campsite with the Cool Places Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 30 days before your holiday
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
  • This guarantee supersedes any other policies

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Seperate male/female washblocks with four toilets (three and urinals in the mens), four showers and four basins apiece, plus two family washrooms (private toilet, shower and basin with lots of room for changing), one of which is fully accessible. Bell tents come with firepits for use. Campfires are allowed at all other pitches in raised firepit only – these are available to hire if required. Bell tents sleep up to 6 people and include: soft furnishings and fairy lights. The Whitlingham yurt includes: log burner, beds, sort furnishings, a gas BBQ and a hammock. The shepherd's hut includes: solar lighting, bedding, log burning stoves, a BBQ and a firepit.


The neighbouring Outdoor Education Centre offers plenty of broad-based aquatic activities including canoeing, dragon boat hire, sailing, windsurfing. The site is right on the Wherryman's Man and national Cycle Route One path. Norwich has attractions galore as well plenty of places to eat and drink.

Food & Drink

There’s a café in the Country Park (Barn Café), and nearby Trowse (15 minute walk) hosts an excellent coffee shop (Kofra), a lovely vegetarian restaurant  (River Green Café) and two good pubs (The White Horse & The Crown Point).

Norwich is a treasure trove for small bars and cafés: we particularly recommend Frank’s Bar for relaxed Mediterranean-accented dining, Wild Thyme for vegetarian food and St Andrews Brew House for a pint.


All year (pre bookings recommended at all times, and pre booking only in the winter season).


Camping pitches £4–£8.50, children £2.50–£4.50, depending on season. Bell Tents £55–£75, Shepherds Huts £40–£80 for 2 people, £50–£100 for 4 people, including enough kindling and firewood for one fire.

The Owner Says

We started our campsite 9 years ago and always work hard to make sure our facilities and service do this amazing location justice.  Our modern washrooms are spacious, airy and clean, our little shop sells all the essentials and we are always happy to offer advice as to the best places to go and things to do.

Offering family-friendly accommodation is important to us, so we keep our Upper Camping meadow car-free, have a great play area (for kids and adults!) reserved for guests only, and ask guests to respect others by not playing music and keeping noise to a minimum after 1030pm.

We love a good campfire, so firepits can be rented and wood purchased from our shop: most of our glamping units come with either a woodburner, a firepit or both.

In the summer we welcome a selection of quality street food caterers to our site - please ask for details and availability.

New for 2021 are our Woodland Dens: a touch of luxury in the tree tops, with great views into historic woodland and across the Yare Valley.

Social Distancing Measures

We continue to follow govement advice, we have lowered our on site capacity to make sure there is plenty of space between pitches.
Our facilities are fully open however we are lmiting the number of guests into the block at any one time. Hand sanitizer is provided.  We are regularly cleaning and deep cleaning our facilities. Our full covid statement can be found on the website

This site offers our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee


Around 80 grass pitches set over two fields (the upper field is vehicle-free). Also, a small range of glamping options, including bell tents, a shepherd’s hut, converted railway waggons, a yurt and two all-new woodland 'dens' on stilts (a bit like sleek modern treehouses).

Upper Field tent pitch (car free)

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 3 Available
Lovely large grassy pitch for one tent in our upper car free camping field

'Flint' the woodland den

Tree house Sleeps 4 2 Available
An elevated woodland hideout, a snuggly bespoke space sleeping up to 4 people in woodland luxury

Berney - converted Railway Carriage

Cabin Sleeps 4 2 Available
NEW for 2021 Our gorgeous converted railway carriage with Sleeps 4 in cosy comfort with a log burning stove

The Whitlingham Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 6
Our Mongolian yurt set on its own timber platform and complete with furnishings

'Lola' Shepherds hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 3
A beautiful cosy Shepherds hut, sleeping up to 3 people

Bell Tent 1 HAWTHORN (Platform and porch)

Bell tent Sleeps 6 3 Available
Huge furnished 5m Bell tents sleeping up to a family of 6 or 4 adults.

Bell Tent 4 - SPINDLE (field pitched)

Bell tent Sleeps 6 3 Available
Huge furnished 5m Bell tents sleeping up to a family of 6 or 4 adults.

Upper Field tent pitch (car free)

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 29 Available
Lovely large grassy pitch for one tent in our upper car free camping field

Lower Field camping Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 28 Available
Flat grass pitch (non electric) for your campervan, tent and car or trailer tent

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Contact Website  07794 401 591  Whitlingham Broad Campsite, Whitlingham Lane, Norwich, Norfolk NR14 8TR

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Getting There

By public transport, Norwich train station is approx a 35-minute walk away; the site is also reachable by taking bus 58 or 58a from Castle Meadow in the city centre to Whitlingham Lane, from where it's a 15-minute walk. By car, from the  A47 around Norwich, take the A146 exit and turn lef at the traffic lights. At the end of dual carriageway get in the right hand lane and from here follow the brown signs to 'Ski Club and Country Park', making a right turn at the roundabout, over the rail bridge and a left into Whitlingham Lane.

Norwich train station is approx 35 mins walk (2.5 miles away). Book a ticket in advance and you can travel from London for as little at £8.

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