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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

2020 Events

We are busy planning a whole host of events, food pop-ups and fun activities for this year’s season. Don’t forget we’re open from 1st February right the way through December and booking is already open!

Easter Weekender

Friday 10th April – Monday 13th April

Come and celebrate the Easter weekend with lots of fun and games! We will be hosting an Easter Egg hunt on Easter Sunday with enough chocolate eggs hidden throughout the campsite to share with everyone, as well as a colouring competition and much more! For full details, visit Park Reception or our Facebook event.

Local Events To Check Out

Children’s Wildlife Activity Day

Wednesday 8th April

Peter Beales Roses, London Road, Attleborough, NR17 1AY

A fun packed day full of wildlife themed crafts, activities, face painting and more. Explore the wildlife gardens and see what you can discover! FREE entry and parking – no need to pre-book.

East Anglian Game & Country Fair

Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th April

Euston Estate, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2QH

From rural traditions to exhilarating entertainment, the full spectrum of East Anglia’s great outdoors is put on show at this country fair. With everything from falconry, ferret-racing and fly-fishing to dog agility shows and high-speed horse-boarding – there is something for all the family to enjoy!

Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Friday 8th – Sunday 24th May

This flagship arts festival for the East of England transforms public spaces, city streets, performance venues, parks, forests and beaches, bringing people together to share the same brilliant and inspirational events. Its world-class programme spans music, theatre, literature, visual arts, circus, dance and free outdoor events.

Run For Wildlife

17:30-21:00 Friday 22nd May

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

Now in its 9th year, the Zoological Society of East Anglia’s Run for Wildlife is an evening of fun at Banham Zoo. Have an unforgettable experience as you spring, stomp, slither or run past some of the world’s most endangered animals whilst helping to raise vital funds for wildlife conservation.

British Superbike Championship

Friday 19th – Sunday 21st June

Snetterton Circuit, Norwich, Norfolk, NR16 2JU

The Bennetts British Superbike Championship is the world’s leading domestic motorcycle racing series and it returns to Snetterton in June, providing lots of two-wheel fuelled excitement.

Dinos at Night

Saturday 27th June

ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure, Lenwade, NR9 5JW

Enjoy an evening of fun as the park comes to life at dusk with entertainment, activities and events for everyone to enjoy! This annual evening event promises a fantastic family night out.

Royal Norfolk Show

Wednesday 1st – Thursday 2nd July

Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, Norwich, NR5 0TT

The Royal Norfolk Show is the county’s biggest event of the year. The celebration of agriculture past, present and future is at the heart of the Show and representation from all walks of county life combine to celebrate all that is great about Norfolk.

Great Yarmouth Fireworks

Every Wednesday between 22nd July – 2nd September

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3AH

Every Wednesday evening the skies over Great Yarmouth are illuminated by a fantastic summer firework display. The evening starts off with fun and music entertainment from 8pm at the Sea Life Centre Gardens followed by the fireworks which start at 10pm. A fabulous free weekly event not to be missed!

Old Buckenham Airshow

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd August

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.

Cromer Carnival

Saturday 15th – Friday 21st August

Promenade, Cromer NR27 9HE

With a week full of competitions, market stalls, displays and fairs all over the town from early in the morning till late at night this will definitely be worth checking out if you’re staying with us over this week! With far too many events to list, check out their website and see what might interest you!

Things to See and Do

Bamboozled

Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk, NR16 2HE

Two mind-bending escape rooms to test your brain power. You’ll need to solve the clues and beat the clock to get out in time! If you’re looking for something a bit different to do, Bamboozled is the challenge for you. Our unique form of entertainment will appeal much more than the usual tour bus, boat ride or cinema trip – we are taking entertainment to a whole new level!

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.

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.

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!