My childhood holidays were spent in Norwich as I have a number of relatives based there, so I can strongly recommend camping in Norfolk. From the sandy beaches to great family-friendly campsites, this is a top spot for a summer break. I have highlighted the top areas in Norfolk for camping that I know about but if you feel any are missing, please do get in contact.
Right along the coastline, making it great for a beach trip, this site is open from March to December. The nearest village is Heacham, where you can gather supplies or find a cheeky pub for a Sunday roast.
Caister On Sea Holiday Park
This one shuts a bit earlier, around the end of October, and is based near Great Yarmouth. As you can imagine by the name, its most local village is Caister on Sea. They also have some deckhouses in case you want to stay in something a bit more luxurious, but availability does go quick.
Happy Valley Norfolk
This one definitely falls into the ‘glamping’ section. The best one you could want is the King Nutkin, however if you still want to be in a tent then you might want to try the King Bell Tent.
Washpit Cottage, Massingham Road, Norfolk PE32 1DN
Tin Can Camping
Ever wanted to feel like a sardine? Well, ummm, this is the one for you I guess. A bit of a more weird one, but the pictures are always pretty cool, this is for those that love metal.
Birchway Farm, Birch Way, Mundham, Norfolk NR14 6EW
Apologies if you are looking for something more traditional, I will include plenty more, but glamping is great! Brambells is actually based on a family farm rather than in a random field, while they grow crops such as barley and beans.
Buildings Farm, Pit Road, Burgh St Peter, Beccles, Norfolk, NR34 0BG
Burgh Hall Holiday Park
Very close to Great Yarmouth, this holiday park covers a huge set of land (around 11 acres) and offers the perfect mix to please everyone, from tent spots, caravans and glamping, as well as brick chalets.
Lords Lane, Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 9EP
Thompson Hall Retreat
This is the epitome of a shepherds hut, offering a wood burning stove heating up some soup, a beautiful little kitchenette, plus huge beds. This isn’t quite camping, but it seems worth including as the three huts are amazing, albeit its adults only, so not one for the family.
Thompson Hall Retreat, Hall Lane, Thompson, Thetford IP24 1QA
Based near Dilham, Canal Camping is peaceful and is very much dog friendly. Fires are allowed on-site and the area has its own waterway, completely private for people staying on the campsite. This can also be privately booked for events, but if you’re thinking for an office Christmas party then forget it as it shuts at the end of September. It’s also worth pointing out it doesn’t actually open until May.
Honing Road, Dilham, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 9PL