Banham Zoo – Applewood Countryside Park Banham, Norfolk, East England, NR16 2HE (Location map)

***** 5/5 based on 5 user reviews of Banham Zoo – Applewood Countryside Park

12th February to 1st November

Applewood Countryside Park is located in the beautiful area of South Norfolk and offers some great facilities to make for a relaxing break in the countryside. The park is adjacent to one of the country’s most exciting wildlife attractions, Banham Zoo with over 2,000 animals from around the world, and is ideally situated to explore the many attractions and picturesque landscapes of Norfolk and Suffolk.

A quiet, family-friendly caravan park and campsite we cater for touring caravans, motor homes, tents and offer six cosy glamping pods. Our facilities include a Park Reception, spacious pitches, electrical hook-ups and exclusive disabled hook-up points, free WiFi, modern high standard shower and toilet facilities, together with laundry and washing-up facilities. Dogs are also welcome!

Just short walk from the park is the Appleyard shopping courtyard which provides all the amenities you may need during your stay, including a licensed grocery shop, craft shop, family run butchers, fast food takeaway restaurant and hairdressers, not to mention an award winning cider producer and local pub, the “Banham Barrel”. Every Sunday we also have one of the largest car boots in the area starting at 6am with hundreds of stalls and thousands of bargains.

· Exclusive disabled hook-up points, shower and toilet facilities
· Free WiFi
· Special benefits and concessionary rates for clubs (full details on request)
· Preferential admission rates to Banham Zoo
· Site Club Membership


Kenninghall Road, Banham
Norfolk, East England
United Kingdom
NR16 2HE

Nearby attractions

Applewood Countryside Park is adjacent to Banham Zoo.

Come eye to eye with some of nature’s magnificent predators at one of the most exciting wildlife attractions in the country.

The Zoo's wildlife spectacular will take you on a journey around the globe to experience at close quarters some of the worlds most exotic, rare and endangered animals. Set amongst 35 acres of beautiful Breckland countryside and landscaped gardens, you will discover over 2,000 animals ranging from big cats to birds of prey and siamangs to Shire horses.

Throughout the day there are plenty of feeding talks, displays, animal encounter sessions and presentations, soft play, Tarzan Towers adventure play area and much, much more.



Other facilities


Why not become a member and benefit from the following:
• Stay 7 Nights and get 2 Free
• Discount of £2 per night excluding electric hookup
• Storage at £25 per month
• Recommend a friend to join the club and get a FREE night stay (forms are available from the Park Office)
• Special Members Weekend
• Special 'Pay once Passport' allowing unlimited access to Banham Zoo, during opening hours, throughout the duration of your stay!
• Senior Citizens' Special Week
• Get updates on Special Events
• Get updates on Banham Zoo events

Membership Prices

Family - £25.00
Senior Citizens - £20

Motorhome pitches£18.50-£23.95
Touring pitches£18.50-£23.95
Tent pitches£9.50-£13.50
Seasonal pitches
Serviced pitches (touring)
Holiday homes
Residential homes
Owned / buy
Holiday homes
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Special offer

FULL WEEK DISCOUNT – Pay for 5 Nights and Get 2 Nights FREE
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1 May 2013: kerry.boreham1 from ESSEX reviewed Banham Zoo – Applewood Countryside Park

We love Applewood Campsite. We visit atleast twice a year. It is excellent for the children, wide open space, a pub, takeaway and a shop within 5mins walking and of course Banham Zoo its the only time we truely relax can't wait for our next visit, thank you Applewood.


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27 May 2012: JayJ from NORFOLK reviewed Banham Zoo – Applewood Countryside Park

A truly fab site, really relaxed, the kids can safely ride their bikes, playing in the park etc. while the parents relax. Always very clean with helpful friendly staff. We went last year that the kids want to go this year and have booked again and dont know why anyone would want to go anywhere else. The best part was paying a extra £2 on top of the entry price for the zoo and could go in everyday anytime for the whole stay of our holiday, which the kids loved as they could collect the different medals to show their friends. Has a shop at the enterance that has all the essentials for everyday, and a fanastic fish and chip shop too
Happy Camping

: August in 2011


25 May 2011: tinadevlin from norfolk reviewed Banham Zoo – Applewood Countryside Park

a truly fab site, really relaxed, the kids can safely play making dens, riding bikes, playing in the park etc. while the parents relax. Always very clean with helpful friendly staff. we go most weekends and dont know why anyone would want to go anywhere else.

: May in 2011


18 Mar 2011: padget.raymond from essex reviewed Banham Zoo – Applewood Countryside Park

we came to applewood for our freinds birthday as a treat and she enjoyed
herself immensly, we have been three times before and we were impressed by the cleanliness of both the site and the facilitys plus the arrangments with the zoo my grandson did like that, we will be back.
ray and family

: August in 2010


3 Aug 2009: swanny65 from Suffolk reviewed Banham Zoo – Applewood Countryside Park

Went here as part of a Caravan Club Rally.

Excellent well maintained site with plenty of room around all pitches.

Two shower blocks one a bit dated but ok, the newer one had no seats to use after showering.

Banham Zoo next door with special rates for user of the site.

Lovely site
Applewood Caravan & Camping Park, Banham, Norfolk

: July in 2009


This reviewer is a family with children, a tourer/motorhomer

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The facilities were excellent and the staff were very friendly. Access to Banham Zoo was an added bonus and its right next door so you don't have to drive there.

Robert Theobald2 Sep 2013