50+ Campsites in Norfolk
Camping in Norfolk
A low-lying county in the East of England, Norfolk offers miles of unspoilt coastline, spectacular wildlife, bustling market towns, and traditional seaside resorts.
Norfolk camping FAQs
What are the best campsites in Norfolk?
Can I wild camp in Norfolk?
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Can I camp on the Norfolk Broads?
Yes. We have several member-only campsites on and near the Norfolk Broads. To book your stay, join the club and become a member today.
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Are there any family-friendly campsites in Norfolk?
Yes. We have multiple family-friendly campsites in and near Norfolk. Just filter through the Norfolk campsites by selecting 'Family Friendly' or keep an eye out for the family-friendly icon at the bottom of the campsite page.
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What Norfolk campsites are open all year round?
More about camping in Norfolk
Whether you're planning a family holiday, a romantic getaway, or a weekend of adventure, camping in Norfolk is a perfect choice. All campsites in Norfolk offer plenty of activities and major attractions within easy reach. From medieval churches, country parks, and gardens to zoos, museums, and galleries, Norfolk has something for everyone.
Things to do when camping in Norfolk
Norfolk is well known for its man-made Broads that cover over 300 square miles of East Anglian countryside. They comprise of rivers, lakes, and stunning wildlife that can be appreciated all year round.
While camping in Norfolk, you can climb aboard a boat, hop on a bike or put on your walking boots and navigate the meandering rivers and glimmering lakes. Perhaps even pack a lunch, find a comfortable spot to sit on the riverbank, and enjoy your food whilst watching boats float past.
The Broads are also surrounded by quaint villages and market towns that add a special unique factor to the incredible county.
Since 1977, visitors have been allowed to enter the late Queen's magnificent private estate, Sandringham House. The house has been home to four generations of British monarchs, and with over 60 acres of gardens, and 600 acres of woodland, it's no surprise that Sandringham House is the Royal Family's favourite country retreat.
To make your camping trip to Norfolk extra special, our Sandringham Club Site is located on a secluded spot on the grounds of the late Queen's Royal Estate. So you can enjoy camping while exploring Sandringham House's rich history.
Norfolk Coast Path
Running from west to east, from Hunstanton to Sea Palling, the Norfolk Coast Path explores the uncovered beauty and drama of Norfolk's coastal landscape. Stretching for over 129 miles through the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the path passes panoramic beaches, rugged cliffs, a diverse collection of wildlife, and our spacious West Runton Club Site.
North Norfolk Railway
If you don't fancy walking or driving along the coastline, hop onto the North Norfolk Railway.
Also known as The Poppy Line, the railway journeys for ten miles between seaside Sheringham and the market town of Holt. Dogs are welcome, and drivers can park at any three of the following stops; Sheringham, Weybourne and Holt.
If you're feeling peckish, you'll find catering facilities at each of the station stops, and depending on the time of year, a real ale bar will operate on the train itself, also selling hot drinks and refreshments.
Situated close to the quaint village of Upper Sheringham, Sheringham Park is a landscape park and woodland garden offering a fantastic day out for the whole family. Explore the park's vast collection of rhododendrons and azaleas and climb to the top of the towers to experience breathtaking views of the Norfolk coastline.
If you're looking for a family fun activity to do while camping in Norfolk, BeWilderwood makes for a great day out. It's only a short drive from our Norwich Club Site, and you and your family can enjoy climbing up treehouses, walking on rope bridges, and zip wiring. You can either take a packed lunch or grab something to eat at one of BeWilderwood's locally-sourced eateries.
Whilst camping in Norfolk, another wonderful historical escape is Holkham Hall. It's surrounded by 3,000 acres of scenic parkland rich with wildlife. You can take a leisurely stroll through the 18th-century country house that displays a diverse collection of art, including paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck and Gainsborough.
St Benet’s Abbey
Take a trip to the rocky ruins of St Benet's Abbey and soak up the local area's fascinating history. More than 1,000 years ago, this isolated spot on the River Bure was a thriving and important monastery.
The best thing about camping in Norfolk is being close to nature. Snettisham Park is a working farm that consists of 329 acres of stunning farmland. If you're looking for a fun day out while camping, this farm and its surrounding area can be great to explore. On a typical day, you can travel through a deer safari, or witness lambs being born. You can also get involved in feeding the lambs, collecting fresh eggs, and more.
RSPB Snettisham Nature Reserve
Just a 10-minute drive away from Snettisham Park is RSPB Snettisham Nature Reserve. This diverse nature reserve consists of various coastal habitats, including lagoons, pebble beaches, tidal mudflats, and salt marshes.
If you love birdwatching on your camping trips, this nature reserve has its fair share of spectacular birds. Keep an eye out for avocets, godwits, knots and shelducks.
No camping trip is complete without fishing. The award-winning Victorian Cromer Pier is famous for crabbing. All you have to do is grab some crab fishing gear from the local shop and drop a line over the edge of the pier.
For those who want to do something a little different, the pier also has a bar, restaurant, theatre, and gift shop. If you're looking for some fun entertainment, you can also book tickets for the famous Cromer Pier Show, which provides an evening of family-friendly entertainment.
If you're looking for picturesque views on your camping trip to Norfolk, the pier is a great hotspot for spectacular coastline views.
A must for every animal lover when camping in Norfolk is Banham Zoo. There's so much to see and do, and always something new to discover. Banham Zoo homes a variety of animals including,
- Sea lions
- Sloths and more
The zoo has a daily animal feeding talk called 'Amazing Animals!' and one of the most exciting 'Birds of Prey' displays in the UK. Whilst visiting, everyone can enjoy meeting the animals and the free Safari Road train. Banham zoo also has great facilities for children, including an indoor and outdoor play area and an interactive educational session held in their Activities & Education Centre.
Hunstanton beach is a popular sandy beach that's part of a busy seaside resort town. The beach itself offers access to a host of facilities, including toilets and disabled facilities, cafeterias, pubs and restaurants, and beach huts to hire. There's so much to do when visiting the beach, including,
- Boat rides
- Donkey rides and
- Watersport activities such as kitesurfing, windsurfing and paddleboarding
There's also a leisure centre and Sea Life Centre that's super fun for all the family.
For a peaceful and picturesque escape while camping in Norfolk, visit Norfolk Lavender fields. With over 100 variants of lavender, you'll be sure to return home enamoured by its natural beauty. You could bring a picnic basket and enjoy the beautiful lavender aroma whilst feasting on your favourite foods.
The lavender field is both family-friendly and animal friendly. With an indoor soft play area, kids can have a ton of fun.
Muckleburgh Military Collection
For campers that love a bit of history, why not visit one of the UK's largest private collections of military artefacts on the former Royal Artillery Anti-Aircraft training camp at Weybourne? At the Muckleburgh Military Collection, you'll find wartime tanks, armoured vehicles, guns and weapons, a collection of uniforms, and old photographs.
Not only can you browse the museum and its artefacts, but you can also drive tanks, go on a military lorry ride, enjoy the onsite cafe and store and have a lovely picnic while the little ones play around the play area.
Whether you're a history buff, adrenaline seeker, animal lover, avid walker, or a beach bum, you'll always find something to do all year round when camping in Norfolk.
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