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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

Street Food Pop-up Night

17:00-21:00 Friday 26th July

It’s the start of the School Summer Holidays and we have a feast of street food vans and stands for you to try – you don’t even have to leave the campsite! Mexican tacos and quesadillas from The Pulpo Pop-up Co and fresh mini doughnuts with naughty toppings from Yumeez Donuts.

Charity Coffee Morning

10:30-12:30 Saturday 13th July

Bring a chair, bake a cake or bring a treat and join us for a chinwag, a cup of tea and a slice of something tasty! All proceeds go to our chosen charity of the month – East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice. We will be holding a competition for the best decorated homemade cake with a prize for the winner.

Street Food Pop-up Weekend

17:00-21:00 Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd August

This weekend sees Mexican tacos and quesadillas from The Pulpo Pop-up Co and fresh mini doughnuts with naughty toppings from Yumeez Donuts on Friday night. Pan *fried* thai-style ice cream rolls from TFI will be available on Saturday night.

Street Food Pop-up Weekend

17:00-21:00 Friday 9th and Saturday 10th August

This weekend sees Mexican tacos and quesadillas from The Pulpo Pop-up Co and fresh mini doughnuts with naughty toppings from Yumeez Donuts on Friday night. Spanish street food from Churros & Chorizo will be available on Saturday night.

Street Food Pop-up Weekend

16:00-20:00 Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August

It’s the August Bank Holiday weekend and we have a feast of street food vans and stands for you to try – you don’t even have to leave the campsite! Gourmet burgers and hot dogs from Meat & Eat, fully loaded nachos from Gringos Nacho Factory and naughty thai-style ice cream from Real Rolled.

Local Events To Check Out

Royal Norfolk Show

Wednesday 26th – Thursday 27th June

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.

Dinos at Night

Saturday 29th 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.

British Superbike Championship

Friday 19th – Sunday 21st July

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 July, providing lots of two-wheel fuelled excitement.

Banham Fest

Friday 26th – Sunday 28th July

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

Banham Fest is a new family festival with music as its heart; a mix of international and local artists, and a platform for rising stars through BBC introducing. There will also be plenty of activities for young people to do including the Forest School, Banham Zoo pop-up, Bamboozled Escape Room.

Old Buckenham Airshow

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th 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.

Cromer Carnival

Saturday 17th – Friday 23rd 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


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!

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!