Tin Can Camping

UK England East Anglia Norfolk Norwich

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Staggered showering times
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Good walks nearby
1950’s Americana tucked away in the wilds of South Norfolk

The beautifully polished finish of the 1950's Airstream Bubble trailers say a lot about Tin Can Camping. For starters there’s its glimmering authenticity. The metal work has been wonderfully cared for, reflecting the fact that throughout this site everything has been restored to match the same classic, vintage standards. Then there are the more literal things the metal work reflects: the greens and browns of the surrounding trees are distorted by the mirror-like surface, but the setting – in a small Norfolk orchard – is divine. Above all, the shiny surface shows the real attention to detail that has gone into this campsite. The whole place has a thoroughly polished finish. If you want luxury done right, then don’t be fooled by the name. Tin Can Camping has everything you need.

At the end of a long single lane, with the nearest neighbours over a mile away, Tin Can Camping hosts just three vintage trailers, each bedecked in retro furnishings and containing everything you could possibly need. Though they exude a vibrant 50's style it’s all still subtly equipped for the 21st century camper. There’s a digital radio with a connector for your i-pod, for example and a small new hairdryer in each caravan, while just a stroll down a gravel path leads you to a farm building that has been specially converted for the campsite. The interior leaves the 1950's style behind, instead offering a contemporary kitchen space, where you can prepare food, and a pool table where you can pot shots on rainy days. The tiled bathroom even boasts a hotel-style double rain shower. They don't do things by halves.

For all its luxuries, however, what really sets Tin Can Camping apart is the privacy it affords. Each of the three trailers sleeps two, making the site a romantic couples retreat, while there is also a small farm cottage next to the campsite that sleeps a further pair of people. By car you can head to the Suffolk coast, the Broads or a number of quaint market towns and villages but it’s equally easy to spend hours simply lounging around in your trailer instead. If you’re anything like most who come here you’ll light the BBQ on the first night and find you're still relaxing around it by the end of the week. Or maybe you’ll branch out and light the campfire instead. Either work for us.

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Facilities

All 4 vintage glamping units have been beautifully restored and have many retro Americana accents and furnishings along with modern essentials. Each has electric sockets, a small chemical toilet, fridge, hob and oven or grill on board, tea, coffee, sugar, pans, utensils, crockery and cutlery, electric heater, radio, hairdryer, linen and towels, plus a £10 voucher for the local farm shop. In the 'Camp HQ' and Cart Shed the bathrooms boast super clean luxury hotel style showers and facilities. Outside there are charcoal BBQs, fire pits (logs and charcoal available to buy) and picnic benches.

We continually assess the Covid19 situation and adjust our practises and processes accordingly. For example - increased cleaning and disinfecting of communal areas, allocated showers to reduce sharing of facilities, hand washing and sanitising stations outside communal areas, disinfectant sprays for guests to wipe down facilities before and after use.

NB. The Bubble is a compact trailer. The bed is not a full double so if you are 'well built' this may not be the van for you. The Caravanner bed also loses a small amount of area as the mattress sits in the curve of the Airstream's 'tail' so we have cut down the edges of the memory foam to fit. If you are happy to cosy up to your bed partner then you'll be fine!! If you want a full double bed then book the Jewel or Sovereign. If you are coming as a parent and child duo then The Jewel may suit you best unless the child is under 5 years old.

Suitable For

Couples, families and groups who book-out all the accommodation are welcome. Unfortunately tents, campervans, caravans and dogs are not.

Nearby

Although in a peaceful and rural location Tin Can is well placed for exploring the expansive waterways of the Norfolk Broads, the stunning Norfolk and Suffolk coastlines, and the historic City of Norwich - car essential! Guests are sent a welcome pack brimming with local info before their stay, here are a few of the local highlights...

Water: Our guests love to hire kayaks, paddle boards and day boats from various outlets nearby and while away some relaxing time on the quiet rivers.

Seaside: Southwold is a 45 minute drive away and boasts excellent beaches, fabulous food, crabbing off the quayside for kids, cute beach huts and fantastic independent shops. There is a wonderful beach just 30 minutes away at Gorleston where you can also take in some Banksy artwork.

Kids: Bewilderwood, Roarr Dinosaur Adventure park and The Maize Maze are firm favourites with our younger guests as is crabbing at Southwold and Walberswick.

Swim: Beccles Lido is a wonderful outdoor pool for all ages and beautifully heated n the summer time.

Food & Drink

Each caravan receives a £10 voucher for a fabulous farm shop, Old Hall Farm, Woodton just a 5 minute drive away. They have a delicious selection of their own and other local meat, cakes, bread, deli goods, raw milk, locally made frozen pizzas, fruit and veg. There is a great cafe onsite serving locally sourced breakfasts, lunches and coffees plus the resident Jersey cows, cheeky goast, peacocks, hairy pigs etc keep the kids amused during your visit.

Other Tin Can Foodie Favourites:

Earsham Street Deli, Palfrey & Hall butchers, Giddens and Thompson green grocer (all in Bungay)

Tindall Brewery (over the field from Tin Can), Flint, Winbirri and Chet Valley Vineyards - three local vineyards.

Pubs & Restaurants:

The Wildebeest, Stoke Holy Cross. The Waters Edge, Bramerton. The Wheatacre White Lion, Wheatacre. Sole Bay Fish Company, Southwold. The Swan, Loddon. Earsham Street Cafe, Bungay. The Sail Loft, Southwold. The Ship, Dunwich. Farmyard, Norwich. Jive, Norwich. Redwell Brewery, Norwich. Norwich Market - many wonderful food stalls. The Fig Bar & Grill, Gorleston.

Open

May–October (cottage available all year).

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The Owner Says

Situated on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, tucked away at the end of a no through road you will find a taste of Retro Americana at Tin Can Camping. Nestled in a little wood are our four beautiful American trailers, 3 Airstreams and 1 Jewel, waiting to capture your heart. The trailers sleep between 2-4 people and have the added bonus of a purpose built Camp HQ with luxurious bathrooms, (modern kitchen, comfy sofas and pool table). And for those who prefer bricks and mortar to aluminium and rivets there is our little boutique cottage, The Nook.

During the winter months between October and May we offer just one caravan, our Airstream Sovereign with its toasty wood burner. As well as the caravan, guests who stay during these months also get full and exclusive use of the Camp HQ, including the luxury bathroom, pool table, kitchen, dining table, games and sofas. So if the weather is particularly 'British' you can hide out in the underfloor heated Camp HQ shooting some pool or just chilling!

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Social Distancing Measures

  • Hand washing stations outside communal areas – guests must clean hands before entry
  • Shared facilities will be cleaned and monitored throughout the day
  • Guests will be asked to clean down touch points in shared areas before and after use
  • Guests are asked to strip their own beds after each stay
  • Doors on communal areas kept open at all times when possible
  • The communal kitchen and pool table will no longer be available and facilities will be split between caravans with time slots given.

Accommodation

A small, 1956 bubble Airstream, a full-size 1957 Airstream and a vintage 1957 caravan (each sleeping 2).

1956 Airstream Bubble

Vintage caravan Sleeps 2
A small but perfectly formed Airstream, lovingly restored with comfy bed, dining area, hob, grill, sink & chemical toilet.

1957 Jewel

Vintage caravan Sleeps 2
A gorgeous retro American trailer with awesome interiors, comfy bed, dining area, hob, oven, shower & toilet.

1957 Airstream Caravanner

Vintage caravan Sleeps 4
A beautiful and very rare American Airstream with plenty of space and oodles of charm. Situated in a little wood with three other vintage American trailers, the Caravanner has been beautifully restored and lovingly furnished offering guests a comfortable and memorable stay.

1976 Airstream Sovereign

Vintage caravan Sleeps 4
A huge and stylish 1970's American Airstream. This beast sleeps two adults and two kids and it's log burner makes it cosy for winter retreats too. Situated in a little wood with three other vintage American trailers, the Sovereign makes a great base for exploring South Norfolk, The Broads and the Suffolk coast.

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Getting There

An address document and concise directions are sent out to guests upon booking. 

Trains from London Liverpool St to Norwich are direct and take 1 hour 50 minutes. Taxi's can be taken from Norwich station to the campsite (20-25 mins) and cost around £20 if pre-booked however we do advise coming by car as we are in a rural location.

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Chilled out retreat

TinCan Camping was a wonderful find, booked last minute to get out of London for the bank holiday weekend. The site is located in an amazingly tranquil area surrounded by the beautiful Norfolk countryside so lots of pheasants, rabbits, hares and deer to be spotted. The caravan was beautifully restored with everything you needed and Emma and her husband were incredibly kind and welcoming. The facilities are beautiful and well kept and clean. If you’re looking for a base to unwind and potter around the countryside this is the place to go. Also visit the Old Hall Farm shop nearby which has some of the best porridge I have ever tasted we went back twice!
May 28, 2019 by Liz

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  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
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  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

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