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 lies within 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. 

The spacious grass pitches are spread over the upper and lower fields, with a magnificent play area built on the slope in between. You can park up tent-side in the lower field while the upper is a car-free haven meaning there’s plenty of room for a run and a play (pooches are welcome too). There’s also a couple of fully furnished bell tents, a yurt, a shepherd’s huts and a converted railway waggon, plus brand new, luxury tree-house-like structures nestled against the trees, with views over the country park towards the Great Broad.

The lure of the Broads is inescapable in this part of the world. With scores of visitors flocking to enjoy the wet and wild delights of Norfolk’s many navigable rivers and waterways, Whitlingham Broad is ideally situated to join in the fun. The park’s award-winning Outdoor Education Centre provides a host of activities including kayaking, sailing and windsurfing. And if you’d rather keep your feet strictly on terra firma there are countless scenic walks and bike rides to enjoy. Why not nip in to Norwich for the day to walk the café-dotted lanes and visit its grand Gothic cathedral?

Details

Facilities

Our loos are modern and spacious and boast 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.

We have a small adventure play park with balance beams cargo net and a whizzy side. The site is surrounded by established woodland and in a country park setting with lots to explore in all seasons. The country park has a cafe, watersports centre and a dry ski slope just a stones throw from site.

Campfires are welcome in raised pits at all pitches. during the summer months we host a variety of pop up caterers including wood fired pizza and churros. There is a great calender of events ran by local buisnesses within the country park and city for you to enjoy

Suitable For

Campervans (max 6.5m)  are welcome in our lower meadow on our grassy pitches to camp among tents also, our upper meadow is for tents only and is vehicle free for you to enjoy the site without cars (dedicated parking provide). Our glamping options are around the upper meadow - check out our site map for details.

 Your friendly pooches are always welcome to site, just add your furry friend to your booking - there are some great sniff spots and walking trails to enjoy. If you can arrive to site by cycle - we are right on national cycle route 1 we are happy to offer you a cyclists discount!

We welcome all guests of all ages to site, well behaved grandparents, your newbies, old and friends and new friends alike to site - we cant wait to meet you!  school leavers and groups are welcome - we do ask you contact us with your requirements before booking. We have a countryside camping code for all - a camping or glamping break of a quiet countryside nature is the order of the day here at Whitlingham

Nearby

We are surronded by 80 acres of gorgeous country park within the Coleman estate - there are walking trails a plenty - we are in the Bodicca way and  Wherryman's Man way footpaths plus national Cycle Route One path. Whitlingham Adventure just a 3 minute walk away from site offers plenty of broad-based aquatic activities including canoeing, dragon boat hire, sailing, windsurfing. You can hire hand made canoes from Thorpe Island boats and paddle through the city, Self drive boats from Bishy barnebees, paddles boards from Norwich Paddleboard hire for water based activities. Borrow a Beryl bike from the park or head out on foot.

The Broads will be your back garden for your stay with us - you can hit the beach within 20 minutes, explore mashes and nature reserves or check out the tourist attractions such as BeWILDerwood, Wroxham, Or Great Yarmouth for seaside fun and world class circus. A must see is a trip to Winterton on Sea or Sea Palling so see our seal colonys

Norwich has attractions galore as well plenty of places to eat and drink. A vibrant and arty city - you can wander the lanes for independent shopping, catch an arthouse movie or theatre production akin to the west end, drink a rooftop cocktail or storm the castle for your fill of local history - birdwatches may be intrested to see the resident Pergrine Falcon in the catherdral tower


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.

Open

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

Pricing

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.

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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

Offers & Deals

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Accommodation

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
Lovely large grassy pitch for one tent in our upper car free camping field

'Chalk' 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 Meadow tent pitch (vehicle free)

Grass pitch Sleeps 10 32 Available
Lovely large grassy pitch for one tent in our upper car free camping meadow (car parking provided next to meadow)

Lower Meadow camping pitch (1 tent or 1 van)

Grass pitch Sleeps 10 28 Available
Flat grass pitch (non electric) for your campervan, tent and car or trailer tent

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Location

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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