Famous for the wonderful Norfolk Broads and a coastline of wonderful beaches on the North Sea, Norfolk is a historic county with plenty of attractions for families and couples. The attractive town of Kings Lynn features an interesting 18th century park, the ruins of an ancient castle, and many fine shops, restaurants and bars, while Great Yarmouth remains one of the East Coast’s premier traditional seaside towns, with amusement parks and a very fine, long beach.
Inland you can explore many wonderful old villages and towns, visit the canals of the Norfolk Broads and much more, and there are many excellent places for walking, bird watching or simply relaxing and enjoying one of the most unspoilt and quiet counties in England.
Norfolk is the perfect place to take the family on a proper family holiday, and there are plenty of caravan parks in locations that are convenient for the major towns, beaches and other attractions. We’ve looked at a few of the best caravan parks in Norfolk for you, so you can find the one that has the best facilities for your holiday in this charming part of the country.
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Best Caravan Parks in Norfolk (Some Choices to Consider)
Wild Duck Haven
The Wild Duck is a holiday park, complete with plenty of things to do for the children and adults. An outdoor play area is on the site, as well as a fun shop where you can get you or your little one a stuffed animal, a light-up wand or even a water pistol. Several beaches are near this wonderful park in Norfolk, including the Gorleston Beach which is only three miles away. Although fishing is not available, you can go to several pubs near the site or enjoy the club on site. An indoor heated swimming pool is also available for your enjoyment, as is a complete indoor area with a mini-mart, fun activities during the day, a shop and loads more. For all of this for three nights, it will cost you £135 usually, but during the Easter Break, you can save 10% with it only costing you £121.50 to stay at a caravan at the Wild Duck for three days.
This holiday park is complete with facilities for children, including clubs for children and an adventure playground, where you can relax as the children run jump and play and burn off all their energy. You can go swimming in either the outdoor or indoor pool, enjoy the Boathouse Bar and Restaurant, Costa or the Entertainment Venue, play some games at the amusement arcade, or enjoy any of the full weekend programmes or the relaxed programmes during the week.
Near Manor Park is Hunstanton, where you can go see the Sea Life and Seal Rescue Centre, or you can go to see the such as Snettisham Park. Unfortunately, we could not find any fishing near the park or in the park, but there is still plenty of things to do on the site or at Hunstanton. No shop either, so you will have to bring your own supplies.
Our next park from Haven is packed with things to do such swimming in the heated indoor swimming pool, plenty of stuff for children and adults including the outside play area, zip wire, the indoor play area, crazy golf course, all-weather multi-sports court and the waterslide. Food options are available, such as the Mash and Barrel, Cook’s Fish and Chips, Papa John’s Pizza and the Live Lounge, where you can enjoy music and other fun acts. Direct beach access is available, and many pubs and clubs are near the holiday park if you want to grab a beer or have a quick meal with your family.
If you have forgotten something you can go to Mini Market, and if you want to get something for your little one or to appeal to your inner child you can go to the Funshop available on site. No fishing available, and for four nights you and your family can stay at a caravan at Caister-on-Sea for £79 for spring break, which is £50 cheaper than the usual price of £129.
Kelling Heath is right in the middle of the woodland, with plenty of nature activities available, including trails for both children and adults, such as the nature trail, the history trail showing the history of Kelling Heath, the anniversary commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Timewell family owning Kelling Heath, even a Trim Trail is available which works as an eco-gym with apparatuses to help you get fit while you are on your holiday.
A fun pool is available for both the children and adults to enjoy and the shop has newspapers, groceries and gifts for all your friends and family at home. You can enjoy any of the pubs or restaurants, the tennis courts so you can keep fit and the adventure playgrounds which are sure to keep the kids happy.
Old Brick Kilns
Another caravan sight packed with things for nature lovers to see and do, the Old Brick Kilns holiday park has plenty of things for all the family. The shop has basic foodstuffs, toiletries, home-made produce and fresh bread, and you can even order hot croissants and morning papers in the afternoon and get them the following morning. Caravan accessories are available, as well as sweets, ice-cream, maps, stamps, crafts and gas.
Barney’s Restaurant and Bar is available on site, with fish and chips, fish, steak, a children’s menu and vegetarian options.
You can pay £3 for one day of fishing, £7 for three days and £15 for one week of fishing. Carp, bream, Rudd and trench are all supplies, just pay at the reception and you are good to go. A television room, pool table, table tennis, chipped bark and games room are all available at the children’s play area, so you know that they will be occupied and will have a good time. If you get bored with all we have mentioned, you can always go to any one of the beaches that are half an hour drive away. The prices deposits required are £15 for three days, £30 for 4-7 days and £60 for 7-14 days, and no swimming pool is on sight.
Laburnum Caravan Park
Laburnum Caravan Park is a fun place to go for all the family. Plenty of activities that do not encroach the caravans so you can have a good time if you just want some peace and quiet. A small shop is available on site which supplies toys, groceries, ice-cream, and anything else you might need. You can observe the sunsets and sunrises and view the seas at any of the beaches. A playground is available with swings and slides as well as a large recreational field and a hard tennis court, perfect for the children. Plenty of places to eat are available at the West Runton Village, from cafes to bars. Pitches for touring caravans range from £25 per night during low season or £28 per high season.
King’s Lynne Caravan and Camping Park
Our final caravan park has about ten miles of beautiful parkland and is sited on the edge of the village of North Runcton. Fishing, clay pigeon shooting, bowling, riding and golf are all available as well as stock cars and speedway meets that are held a mile away at the Norfolk Arena. There is a great variety of pubs and restaurants, local shops and a Tesco just over a mile away. The prices are £15 to £25 per caravan for two people, £5 for each additional adult and £3 for each child.
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