Suffolk: seven campsites perfect for a family holiday

4:00 PM 10 April 2022

As the sun begins to shine over Suffolk in spring, families across the county will be looking to make the most of the weather after what seemed like an endless winter.

The Suffolk countryside is home to many campsites where families can enjoy their rural surroundings and reconnect with the beautiful, flower-filled county.

Here are seven campsites perfect for a family vacation.

King’s Forest Caravan Park, Bury St Edmunds

King’s Forest Caravan Park, near Bury St Edmunds, has great walking routes
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Near Bury St Edmunds, King’s Forest Caravan Park is set against the vast King’s Forest, which is a perfect place for long walks.

In Icklingham Road in West Stow, families can explore the Anglo-Saxon village at the historic site on their day trips.

Alde Garden Campsite, Saxmundham

Alde Garden campsite has an eclectic range of rustic and quirky accommodation plus a handful of smaller tent pitches.

The site is a 20-minute drive from the coast, but also has plenty of rural trails nearby to immerse yourself in the Suffolk wilderness.

Kessingland Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Lowestoft

Kessingland Beach stretches over 200 meters offshore

The Kessingland Camping and Caravanning Club site is a stone’s throw from Kessingland beach
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The Kessingland Camping and Caravanning Club site is just south of Lowestoft and offers quick access to the seaside.

It is also close to the Africa Alive Kessingland Zoological Reserve, allowing families to get up close to magnificent animals such as giraffes, lions and more.

Suffolk Cozy Campsite, Ipswich

Cozy Camping Suffolk in Bucklesham caters to all types of campers.

Whether you’re a die-hard tent fan or want a more sheltered stay in a wooden pod, this campsite near Ipswich is a great place for all families.

Newbourne Woodland Campground, Woodbridge

Julie Foster feeding in Newbourne Springs Nature Reserve.

Campers at Newbourne Woodland Campground can explore the many great walks in the area, including a stop at Newbourne Springs Nature Reserve.
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Near the idyllic market town of Woodbridge in Suffolk, Newbourne Woodland Campsite is a peaceful little retreat with just 20 pitches available.

There are pitches in the woods and in the meadows as well as quality showers and toilets for guests.

Search for Beach View Holiday Park

Located just off the beach between Minsmere and Thorpeness, the Beach View Holiday Park has camping pitches for caravans and motorhomes and camping pods available.

For families who want the most luxurious stay possible on the Suffolk coast, the park also offers holiday apartments and lodges with sea views.

Bright Meadow Caravan Park, Bury St Edmunds

Bright Meadow Caravan Park in Thurston, near Bury St Edmunds

Bright Meadow Caravan Park in Thurston, near Bury St Edmunds
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Situated between the villages of Thurston and Beyton just outside Bury St Edmunds, Bright Meadow Caravan Park opens out onto miles of Suffolk’s finest fields.

Whether you choose to arrive by caravan, motorhome or tent; for a long weekend, a week or just a midweek break, Bright Meadow is a very accommodating and desirable vacation destination.

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