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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

Queen’s Jubilee – Street Food Weekend

17:00-21:00 2nd June – 5th June

It’s the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend and we are celebrating with a feast of Street Food vendors joining us on the campsite.  Put up the bunting, layout the table and let’s celebrate the first British Monarch for over  70 years of service to our country.

 

 

Tail-Wagging Weekender

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th June

Introducing our NEW Tail-Wagging Weekender – two days of doggylicious delight from guided walks, dog agility obstacles to try, stands and stalls to browse, and our Fun Dog Show for your chance to win a rosette with your pooch.

Summer Holiday – Street Food WK1

16.00 – 20.00 – 21st July to 23rd July

Three days of tasteful foods for you to try and enjoy from our Street food vans and stands.

Lots to choose from and a different menu each night.  We have buckets of chips with homemade toppings and hand-stretched pizza, scrummy donuts with dipping sauce, delicious handmade chocolate bars and flavoured coffees.  So what will you go for first!

Summer Holiday – Street Food WK2

16.00 – 20.00 – 26th July to 30th July

Delicious foods from our Street food vans to tantalize your taste buds and enjoy.

From fresh hand-stretched pizza, big dirty burgers, buckets of chips with lashings of toppings, waffles, dirty popcorn & sweet cones and delicious milk shakes are just some of the things on the menus.

Summer Holiday – Street Food WK3

16.00 – 20.00 – 2nd August to 6th August

This week we have a feast of Street Food vans and stands for you to indulge in and enjoy. From tasty sweet treats, delicious thick shakes with deluxe toppings, Middle Eastern filled pitta breads,Buckets of Chips with homemade toppings and build your own cheesecake with naughty toppings.  So much to choose from you’ll keep going back for more.

 

Summer Holiday – Street Food WK4

16.00 – 20.00 – 9th August to 13th August

Our popular Street Food stands and vans are back again from Tuesday and will be serving up some really tasty treats and offering an array of all-time favourite foods as well as some more unusual dishes.

 

 

Local Events To Check Out

GARDEN HOUSE CIDER & MUSIC FESTIVAL

12.00 –  23.00 – Thursday 2nd June to  Sunday 5th June

The Garden House, Banham, NR16 2BY – just a 15-minute walk from the campsite

To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, you’re royally invited to enjoy four days of live music, street food from across the world and a choice of 30 ciders from around Britain.

BANHAM’S – QUEEN’S JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS

Saturday 4th June –  11.00am till 17.00pm

Banham Village Green – just a 10-minute walk from the campsite

Celebrate with the Banham community, there are games, Happy Feet Ceilidh band, bar & food, rodeo bull, face painting, magician, treasure hunt, craft stalls & best (homemade) crown competition and more!  Plus from 7pm family disco & BBQ at the Community Centre.

Dinos at Night

Saturday 25th June

ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure, Lenwade, NR9 5JW

An annual evening of games, food and live music returns this year, alongside everything the Park already offers get ready for more Roarr-some fun! a great night out for the whole family.

Royal Norfolk Show

Wednesday 29th  & Thursday 30th June

Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, Norwich, NR5 0TT

Enjoy celebrating summer the Norfolk-way with an impressive selection,  700 trade stands, over 3000 animals, a packed Grand Ring Programme, Norfolk’s biggest food and drink experience and hundreds of attractions there’s something for everyone. Whilst immersing yourself in a variety of music, heritage and culture.

Lord Mayor’s Celebration

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd July

A weekend of free entertainment for all ages.

Extending the jubilee commemorations, this year’s theme is ‘kings and queens’, with a right royal knees-up planned to celebrate all things regal, from Norwich’s very own Queen of Iceni to Bimini Bon Boulash, and Elvis Presley to Queen Elizabeth II herself.

 

Weeting Steam Engine Rally & Country Show

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th July

Fengate Farm, Weeting, Norfolk IP27 0QF

A fun family day out filled with nostalgia of steam. From the large range of steam engines to the fairground, gundogs to chainsaw carving, there’s something for everyone, whatever your age – across a 170 acre site!

Dippy’s Christmas Celebration

Christmas returns to Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure on selected dates through November and December

Father Christmas has teamed up with Dippy to bring some magic to the Park. There will be the usual dino filled day out, alongside the dinosaurs you will find Christmas decorations, a Christmas themed movie and Christmas show in Dippy’s Theatre.

Things to See and Do

Banham Zoological Gardens

Just a 5-minute walk from the campsite. As guests of Applewood Countryside Park, save £5.00 per person on day entry tickets!

If you’ve not visited Banham Zoological Gardens before, there is so much to see and do! It’s the ultimate fun filled day out for all the family. From your pitch in the evening as you settle down for the night, you can often hear the tigers roar, the sea lions bark and the siamangs sing – we really are that close!

Africa Alive! Zoological Reserve

Kessingland, Whites Lane, Lowestoft, NR33 7TF

As a guest staying at Applewood Countryside Park you SAVE £5.00 per person on day entry tickets to Africa Alive!

Explore the sights and sounds of Africa and discover lions, giraffes, meerkats, hunting dogs and many more animals from the African continent!

 

ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure

Weston Park, Lenwade, Norfolk, NR9 5JW

Unleash your adventure at East Anglia’s largest all-inclusive family day out! With over 20 ROARR-some attractions, including Predator High Ropes, Dippy’s Splash Zone, Dinomite Indoor Adventure Play, Dinosaur Trail and Secret Animal Garden, fun for all the family awaits! With over 110 life-sized dinosaurs to discover, isn’t it time you came-n-saurus™.  All just a 40mins drive from Applewood Countryside Park.

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.

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.

Walk: Old Buckenham to New Buckenham

4.1 miles from the campsite.

Enjoy a walk with the family and discover the local area. From an ancient castle and a massive mill, two of the highlights on this walk from Old Buckenham to New Buckenham with Norfolk Ramblers.

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 White Lodge

The White Lodge, London Road, Attleborough, NR17 1AY

A family friendly dining experience just off the A11.  Serving high quality freshly cooked food and offering cask ales, an extensive Wine Menu as well as an ever-increasing Gin collection to be enjoyed in the snug or the large beer garden.

 

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 Roydon White Hart

The Roydon White Hart, High Road, Roydon, Diss, IP22 5RU

A warm welcome, wonderful food, a friendly ‘local’ bar and a beautiful country setting are waiting for you at the Roydon White Hart.  It’s the perfect pub to visit any time of the year!

Attleborough Pub Walk

7.1 miles from the campsite.

Attleborough is a small busy market town with a variety of local shops, restaurants and some great pubs.  The first pub on your walk is the Mulberry Tree Bar and Restaurant, which serves an expansive choice of alcoholic and soft drinks, including fancy cocktails, speciality gins and mature vintage malt.  They also have an excellent menu, which changes daily to maximise the availability of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.