There is a lot to see and do in and around The Dower House. Here’s a list of some things we think you may enjoy.
Within 15 Miles
Step out of the campsite and into the forest; it’s truly on our doorstep and has so much to offer. A mixture of pines, heathland and broad leaf managed by the Forestry Commission, and there for you to enjoy. Take a relaxing walk, it’s so peaceful and the nature is good for the soul. Or in contrast explore with the children, it’s an adventure playground for them. A picnic will make it even more memorable. From the trees to fungi and wild flowers or the deer to squirrels, rabbits, there are an abundance of things to discover.
(5 miles) Owned by Suffolk Wildlife Trust, this is a gem of a place. Set off on marked trails or just wander by the river, across the beautiful heathland and through the woods – Both dogs and children will love it as well, especially with a chance for the children to paddle and the dogs to swim. Add to your day by taking a picnic with you. On site toilets provide relief.
(4 ½ miles) 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. Take a tour to see the gleaming copper stills or just browse the shop where you can find wonderful whisky shop and a wonderful selections of gift ideas. Book your tour online to guarantee availability.
Enjoy a forest adventure at High Lodge in Thetford Forest. Go for a walk along beautiful forest trails, explore the forest by bike, have an adventure in wild play areas or see the forest from the canopy with Go Ape. The new Heritage Trail is open at High Lodge, built with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to give everyone the opportunity to enjoy the forest!
(7 miles) World Horse Welfare is a leading international horse charity dedicated to the caring of horses. Hall Farm is the largest of the charity’s four Centres and can house up to 120 horses. There is lots to see and do plus a café to recharge in. The gift shop offers a chance to solve those present problems. I’m sure Gran would love a rubber with the picture of a horse on it. Entrance to the Centre is free.
(4 ½ miles) Not only is it Norfolk’s largest aquatics accessory centre, but they have a truly amazing collection of fish and reptiles on display. So even if you’re not looking bits and pieces for your pond, it’s a free aquarium that can be enjoyed by all the family. They have an in shop café and an adjacent garden centre.
(9 miles) Founded in 1912, Thetford Golf Club is set in the Forest amongst the pine, oak and birch trees.
There is an abundance of scented gorse, broom, heather and wildlife that greets those who venture too far from the fairways! With its spectacular tree lined fairways this superb free draining course is reputed to be one of the finest and most challenging courses in East Anglia.
(13 miles/approx. 25mins) – Monsters soft play offers a great indoor soft play for the children up to the age of 10 years old. There is also a diner to grab a snack or a coffee while the little ones are off playing.
(12 miles/approx. 20mins) – Set on the beautiful grounds of the Eleven estate here you can grab some local produce, peruse the shops, or have a bite to eat. They also offer a selection of different activities from a 4×4 experience to clay pigeon shooting.
(7 miles/approx. 15mins) – A popular family attraction just a stones throw away. There are a host of different animals set out in the 50 acres of land. You will find plenty to do for the whole family.
(7 miles/approx. 15mins) – Plenty of top races are held here as well as several opportunities to test the track out yourself on track days.
Further a field
CAISTER-ON-SEA (46 MILES/APPROX. 1HR)
Grab some fish and chips by the sea. There are a vast variety of beaches on the Norfolk and Suffolk coast but this is the closest.
SOUTHWOLD / WALBERSWICK (40 MILES/APPROX. 1HR 15MINS)
Venture into Suffolk and walk the streets of Southwold, a popular beachside town. It also boasts an old pier with some very interesting art and old school games to be played.
A stately home and gardens dating back centuries. It gas a total of 22 tenanted farms and approximately just under 8000 hectares. There is lots to see around the grounds, with bikes available for hire too. Several live events are held here each year. The restaurant and cafe offers food and there are shops to look around within and around the grounds too.
Hire a boat for a trip on the broads or you can even be meow adventurous and go kayaking or paddle boarding. There is plenty to see on the broads, including a wide host of different wildlife and fauna.
All our grass touring fields are ideal level land for touring, caravan, motorhome and camping, designed especially for you – within tree lined areas of the park.
‘OAK’ – area is centrally located to all the parks facilities ideal for families – child friendly touring pitches.
‘ASH’ – area is located just beyond our onsite pub, with our main washroom facilities nearby, also child friendly touring pitches
‘MEADOW’ – area is our non-electric field, away from the main areas of the park, child friendly camping and touring pitches.
‘PINE’ – area is our adult only location, for those wishing for a quieter time, to sit and relax and unwind on an adult only site.
‘SEASONAL PITCHES’ – we are able to offer seasonal pitches so you can come and go as you please – without the need to tow your caravan and without the worry of storing, with our onsite storage facility.
‘CARAVAN STORAGE’ – our onsite storage compound is safely tucked away within the park, ideal for those not wishing to tow back and forth and without the space at home, let us store for you.
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