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East Anglia is a great destination at any time of year offering vibrant cities, historic market towns, beautiful countryside and a stunning coastline – you will be spoilt for choice during your stay! Please visit Park Reception for more information, we are always on hand to help with some local knowledge and advice!

Our Events

Friday Night Pizzas

17:30-21:00 Friday 28th July

Norfolk’s original pizza wagon, The Wood Kitchen will be at the campsite serving delicious wood fired pizza from inside a retro Citroën van – how cool! It is cash only, so please bring your pennies with you!

Friday Night Hot Dogs

17:30-21:00 Friday 18th August

Friday night is Hot Dog Night! Dogzillas Streetfood will be onsite serving delicious gourmet hot dogs from New York inspired Chilli Dogs to the traditional German Currywurst – there’s something for everyone!

Motorbike Fun

17:00-23:00 Saturday 19th August

The legendary Honda Goldwing motorbikes and their owners will be returning for their annual visit to the Park. Grab your chance to see these magnificent bikes up close as they line-up to show off their custom paintwork and decorated lights. Then join the Norfolk Goldwings for an evening of live music at Applewood Hall.

Friday Night Burritos

17:30-21:00 Friday 25th August

To get the August bank holiday off to a cracking start we’re planning a visit from another pop-up foodstall. This time it’s Mexican. Arriba! The guys from Chihuahuas will be serving a range of delicious burritos, tacos and nachos all from their beautiful vintage campervan.

Gin Tasting Experience

18:00–19:30 Saturday 27th August

It’s the August Bank Holiday Weekend so why not come and enjoy a gin tasting experience led by the very knowledgeable and entertaining Johnny Wyndham of VanVino. During your 1.5hr gin experience you will learn about the fascinating and frequently tainted history of gin, get to sample four wonderful gins and finish with a gin and tonic cocktail – all for just £25.00 per person.

 

Members’ BBQ

18:00-23:00 Friday 8th September

A great opportunity to catch up with your fellow members and enjoy the last of summer, come and join us for a complimentary welcome drink and BBQ. We are offering a discounted rate of just £12.00 per night/ per pitch for this special weekend*.  To book, please contact Joe Treece on 01953 715318. If you’re interested in Park Membership and would like to know more, please click here.

*Conditions apply

Local Events To Check Out

British Superbike Championship

Friday 30th June – Sunday 2nd July

Snetterton Circuit, Norfolk, NR16 2JU

The MCE British Superbike Championship makes its annual pilgrimage to Snetterton this July, with thrilling motorcycle races starring the crème of the riding crop. With mouth watering motorcycles from Ducati, Yamaha, Kawasaki, BMW, Suzuki, and more, this really is the country’s best show on two wheels!

Dino’s at Night

Saturday 1st July

Dinosaur Adventure, Weston Park, Lenwade, Norfolk, NR9 5JW

Enjoy an evening of fun as Dinosaur Adventure comes to life at dusk! With a treasure hunt, fun fair alley, live music, face painting, deer safari along with a licensed bar and BBQ, there’s something for all the family!

Photography Workshops at Banham Zoo

9th July & 10th September

Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk, NR16 2HE

Led by experienced professional photographer James Neale, learn how to get the most from your camera and improve your wildlife photography with this 5hr workshop using Banham Zoo’s beautiful animals as your inspiration!

Zoo Do

Saturday 15th July

Banham Zoo, Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk, NR16 2HE

A great chance to see some of the zoo’s inhabitants as they emerge at twilight! As well as entertainment from the Mighty Zulu Nation Dance Troupe, animal encounter sessions, face painting, live music, a bird of prey display and much more!

Appleyard Fayre

Saturday 22nd July

The Appleyard, Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk, NR16 2HE

Appleyard Fayre brings together all the joy and fun of a country fayre. Traditional arts and cottage crafts sit wonderfully alongside traditional and not so traditional games for all the family to enjoy! With great food on offer to compliment the excellent ciders and ales, all topped off with fantastic local music and entertainment!

Old Buckenham Airshow

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July

Old Buckenham Airfield, Old Buckenham, Norfolk, NR17 1PU

The biggest Airshow in Norfolk & Suffolk, the world famous Old Buckenham Airshow has an amazing line-up of pilots and aircraft confirmed for this year’s air and aerobatic displays. There are also experience flights, trade stands, a classic car rally & parade, military vehicle displays, live bands and a fairground.

Things to See and Do

Banham Zoo

Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk, NR16 2HE

Make your stay a little more exciting and spend the day at Banham Zoo, Norfolk’s award-winning family attraction. Discover 2,000 animals from around the world and enjoy lots of fun activities including daily animal feeding talks, a free Safari Roadtrain and one of the most exciting ‘Birds of Prey’ displays in the UK!

Banham Car Boot

6.00am to 1.00pm, every Sunday

Banham Zoo car park, Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk, NR16 2HE

Banham Car Boot is well established and has been in operation since 1984, with up to 200 stalls each week including bric-a-brac, food, plants, antiques and clothing. Come and explore hundreds of stalls and grab a bargain!

Bressingham Steam & Gardens

Low Road, Bressingham, Norfolk, IP22 2AA

With nearly 20 acres, four linking gardens and 8,000 species, Bressingham Gardens are renowned worldwide for their horticultural excellence. Why not take a trip on one of the four railways, the collection of working locomotives will take you round the magnificent gardens and woodland.

River Wensum

Pull’s Ferry, 29 Ferry Lane, Norwich NR1 4DZ

A hand-in-hand walk along the River Wensum is one of the most romantic ways to spend your day in Norwich. Take in some history including the Cathedral, Pull’s Ferry and Lollard’s Pit before reaching Elm Hill quay, where you can hop in a boat for a picturesque river cruise through the city.

Dinosaur Adventure

Weston Park, Lenwade, Norfolk, NR9 5JW

Explore this amazing world of dinosaurs! Discover DINOMITE, a prehistoric paradise of climbing nets, bridges and ball pools and new for 2016, get wet and wild at Dippy’s Splash Zone, a water play park filled with jets, fountains and slides – all just a 40mins drive from Applewood Countryside Park.

High Lodge Thetford Forest

High Lodge, Thetford Forest, IP27 0AF

Discover a forest adventure at High Lodge Thetford Forest where you can walk, cycle, play, picnic, barbecue or simply relax. Unwind with beautiful forest trails or try the excitement of bike trails, Go Ape and adventure play.

Knettishall Heath Country Park

Knettishall Heath, Thetford, Suffolk, IP22 2TQ

Knettishall Heath Country Park offers acres of heathland and woodland for you to explore. Perfect for picnics and some lovely, well signed walking trails along the Little Ouse River. It’s also the start point for Peddars Way.

St Georges Distillery

Harling Road, Roudham, East Harling, Norfolk, NR16 2QW

St Georges Distillery, home of The English Whisky Co. is the first distillery in England in over 100 years and part of Norfolk’s heritage. Do a tour to see the gleaming copper stills or just browse the shop where you can also find over 200 different whiskies for sale and a wonderful selections of gift ideas.

Local Pubs

The Banham Barrel

The Appleyard, Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk, NR16 2HE

A family run pub, The Banham Barrel has won several CAMRA awards and is the premier place to see local groups and hear some great music whilst enjoying some great real ales and local ciders. It is also open during the day for good quality, homemade food.

The Garden House

Overcross, Banham, Norfolk, NR16 2BY

Serving real ales, craft lagers, traditional ciders and 100’s of imported spirits, The Garden House is home to a pool table and a traditional jukebox. It’s American food menu offers gigantic portions and is all smoked in-house.

The Inn on the Green

Chapel Street, New Buckenham, Norfolk, NR16 2BB

Nestled in the centre of picturesque New Buckenham village, The Inn on the Green offers the real pub experience where people can wander in with walking boots and dogs to enjoy good company, fine ales and a cosy table by the roaring log fire. The food menu is definitely worth a look too!

Ox and Plough

The Green, Old Buckenham, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 1RN

Famed for hosting Two Wheel Tuesdays, a weekly meet that has grown into the second biggest bike venue in Norfolk, attracting many bikers from across the county to the village’s pub and large open common, perfect for alfresco beers in the sunshine!