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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

Halloween Spooktacular

14:00-21:00 Saturday 31st October

We have lots of spooky fun planned to celebrate Halloween! From a fancy dress competition and pumpkin carving to a Halloween walk and campfire. For further details, visit Park Reception or take a look at our Facebook page.


Local Events To Check Out

PrimEVIL Presents Route 666

9th October to 1st November

Dinosaur Adventure, Norfolk, NR9 5JW

PrimEvil presents Route 666, a different Halloween experience for 2020 with some of the PrimEvil scares and attractions that you are used to with the same terrifying scares. You will be sent off on a continuous journey lasting between 1 to 1.5 hours in your group (4-8 guests).

Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular

5th December 2020 to 10th January 2021

The Hippodrome, St. Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR302EU

With outstanding lighting, sound and special effects which has been dubbed by the Daily Mail as one of the 7 wonders of the British seaside, the iconic Hippodrome with its Edwardian splendour and Las Vegas style family blockbuster show is not to be missed, a Christmas treat for all the family.

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!

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.

ROARR! 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 welcomes children, dogs and drinkers! With a large meadow perfect for socially distanced drinks, and a great selection of beers, ciders and speciality gins, it’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon.

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.

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!

The Stag Bar & Restaurant

Breckland Lodge, London Road, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 1AY

Having built an enviable reputation over the years for quality and value, The Stag offers a varied menu to suit all tastes. From excellent breakfasts, to a traditional carvery (which we consider to be the best in the area) or something more exotic, you won’t be disappointed!

The Kitchen at St George’s Distillery

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

Set in the grounds of St George’s Distillery, home to The English Whisky Co., enjoy all-day breakfast, brunch, lunch or simply coffee and cake. In addition to the restaurant, they also have outside seating on the terrace to enjoy those warm summer days.