Whitlingham Broad Campsite

UK England East Anglia Norfolk Norwich

  • 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.


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The Owner Says

Run by Linda Robey and her dog Mr Murphy, it's The Broads-Lite, if we're honest, but that's no reason not to come here – it'sWashing facilities are good and include 3 ladies and 2 gents loos with washbasins, and 2 shower rooms, one male, one female, each containing 3 showers and a communal changing area with benches and clothes pegs. The country park's Outdoor Education Centre provides a host of activities including kayaking, sailing and windsurfing on the Broad, but if you'd rather keep your feet strictly on the the ground there's countless scenic walks and bike rides to enjoy. Or you could nip into Norwich for the day and visit its lovely old centre and grand cathedral. 

The local area

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.

Why stay with us?

3 ladies loos and 2 gents loos plus urinals. 2 shower rooms (1 male, 1 female) – each containing 3 showers and a communal changing area with benches and clothes hooks. 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 shepherds huts include: solar lighting, bedding, log burning stoves, a BBQ and a firepit.

Accommodation

Grassy pitches with a 10 x 7m allowance, set over 2 fields (one welcomes campervans and cars, and the other car free). 6 furnished bell tents, 2 shepherd's huts and 1 yurt also available.

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Price

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. 

Opening Times

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

Location

Contact Website 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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