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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

Campsite Photographer of the Year

1st February – 31st October

Calling budding photographers of all ages! Get snapping in and around the campsite and WIN A FREE 2 NIGHT STAY for you and your family. Whether it’s a shot of the Glamping Pods at sunset, your family getting tangled up trying to put up the tent or your dog having a snooze in the sun – just something that really captures a fun stay at Applewood. Complete our entry form and submit your photograph today!

Halloween Spooktacular

14:00-21:00 Saturday 27th 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.

 

Festive Fun

Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd December

Get in the festive spirit and decorate your caravan. Get your tree up, your lights out and your baubles hanging to make a stunning display to wow our judges! No Christmas would be complete without a festive jumper, so dig out your best one – unusual, funny, silly, light up – anything goes! With prizes to be won, you have to be in it to win it.

Local Events To Check Out

Oktoberfest Norwich

Friday 5th & Saturday 6th October

Eaton Park, North Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7EF

Taking place inside what is set to be Europe’s largest bier tent for a Bavarian style festival including a showcase some of the best and authentic oompah bands from around the world across all three sessions. Plus a large selection of traditional German foods plus those all important steins!

Porkstock 2018

Saturday 13th October

Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, Norwich, NR5 0TT

This award-winning festival celebrates everything that is fantastic about local food and drink. During the day Porkstock is a free family festival for food, music and fun-lovers of all ages. As the sun goes down the Porkstock Party comes alive for an over-18s, ticketed event where music takes over from food as the main attraction.

PrimEVIL

12th October-3rd November

Dinosaur Adventure, Norfolk, NR9 5JW

Norfolk’s biggest scare experience, the nationally acclaimed PrimEVIL is back – and this year promises to be the most frightening ever! As well as six frightening attractions, there will be entertainment throughout the night, including a manic gang of Street Performers, an augmented reality experience “Zombie Holomaze”, live music, a BBQ and so much more!

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.

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 live music most weekends, home cooked specials served every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and a large selection of beers, ciders and speciality gins, it’s the perfect place to while away an evening.

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!