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
Laid-back camping and glamping a stone's throw from Norwich and at the gateway to the Norfolk Broads

A pebble’s throw from a beautiful lake, this is a campsite with traditional and luxury accommodation, plus bundles of outdoor activities, and all just a leisurely stroll from one of England’s prettiest cities – what more could you want?

Whitlingham Broad Campsite is a family-orientated place in a county with no shortage of magnificent spots to pitch. Situated on the spacious 80-acre Country Park, this is 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 inside the Whitlingham Broad Visitor Centre (01603 617332) and there’s a good vegan restaurant, River Green Café (01603 622448), at the entrance to Whitlingham Lane. Norwich is a treasure trove for small bars and cafés. We particularly recommend Frank’s Bar (01603 618902) for relaxed Mediterranean-accented dining, Wild Thyme (01603 765562) for vegetarian food and St Andrews Brew House (01603 305995) for a pint.

Open

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

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The Owner Says

Simple boutique camping with Norwich on the doorstep and the Broads in the back garden. We are a peaceful site situated within the 80 beautiful acres Whitlingham Country Park. Within a few minutes walk you will be able to hire canoes and kayaks to explore the Broads, enjoy woodland and waterside walks. We have pre-erected accommodations in the form of boutique woodland dens (treehouse accomodation) railway carriages, bell tents and a yurt - or bring along your own tent or campervan.

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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

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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).

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.

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Location

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Getting There

From A47 (Norwich Southern Bypass) exit signposted Norwich, Lowestoft, Trowse A146. At traffic lights at bottom of slip road turn left and at the end of dual carriageway get in the right hand lane. From here on in follow brown signs to Ski Club and Country Park - this will mean a right turn at the roundabout, over the rail bridge and a left into Whitlingham Lane. Come down into the country park and we are on the right just after the Visitor centre

If you are following Sat Nav postcode is NR14 8TR - Whiltingham Lane TROWSE

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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