Dower House Touring Park
- 01953 717314
‘The Touring Park in the Heart of the Forest’ continues to be a favourite holiday destination amongst you. The success of our ‘fewer but larger pitches’ has been overwhelming and we are pleased to continue to offer you freedom, peacefulness and ambience, in keeping with The Dower House location, allowing you the feeling of being close to nature and further away from the day to day bustle of everyday life.
FacilitiesUp to overview
- Pets allowed
- Disabled access
- Family park
- Children's play area
- Electric hook-ups
- LPG stockist
- Sanitary block(s)
- Wireless internet
- Chemical disposal point
- Washing up facilities
- Swimming pool
Travellers Rest Pub and Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool.
AccommodationUp to overview
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Nearby attractionsUp to overview
For those wishing to be close to nature the 20 acres of grass land in which the park is set give you plenty to explore. There are walks and cycle paths that lead from the park into the heart of the forest in all directions, allowing the chance of glimpses of deer and other wild life in their natural unspoilt habitat.
Nearby recreationUp to overview
- Cycle hire
- Fishing [3 km]
- Golf [10 km]
- Horse Riding [3 km]
- Swimming (Indoor) [10 km]
- Swimming (Outdoor)
- Tennis [5 km]
- Sports Ground [5 km]
- Internet Access
- TV Room
- Leisure Centre [10 km]
There is so much for everyone to do in the area. Why not visit the Thetford Forest Centre, where you can Go Ape!!! For the anglers amongst you there is fishing close by and an Equestrian Centre for those of you who like to ride. The Dower House acts as the perfect base for cyclists, especially in combination with the 30 miles of marked cycle tracks offered at the Thetford Forest Centre
Dower House Touring Park ReviewsUp to overview
User rating: (4.7/5.0)
As a family we have been visiting Dower House Touring Park every year for over 35 years, with our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The owners and staff are all so very friendly and go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable.
The children just love to play all day swimming in the pool, making dens , riding their bikes or just meeting friends on the adventure playground.
This is a great place to enjoy a happy carefree holiday.
as always we had a brill holiday, everything you need and want. the only time we saw our daughter was when she was hungry and at bedtime!. nice to catch up with old and meeting new friends and knowing the kids are safe. always a very warm welcome on arrival and through out our stay.: August in 2011
This is a fab site for any style of camper.
it seems miles away from anywhere being secluded in the forrest.
we visit regularly throughout the year and althopugh we have ventured to other sites we keep coming back here.
the facilities are fantastically clean and never have to queue for the toilets or showers.
we lose our son everytime we are here as he is off tree climbing and having a whale of a time, the dog loves it too!
we would highly recommend it to anyone.
Dower House Touring Park Norfolk
This reviewer is a family with children, a tourer/motorhomer
Absolutley fabulous campsite situated deep in Thetford forest. Ideal for families who want a good balance between good, clean facilities and family friendly activities. As most caravan pitches surround a superb adventure play area, we could sit outside and keep an eye on them. We never left the campsite! Also has a lovely large grassed area for ball games, a heated outdoor pool, a bar and a great little shop open till 5pm.
Will definately be going again soon. Highly recommended. The kids will love it...
Sterckeman Starlett 420 CP , Norwich, Norfolk
This reviewer is a family with children, a tourer/motorhomer
This is the perfect campsite for a family who are looking for a weekend away with friends or on their own. Situated in the heart of Thetford Forest at least a 5 minute walk away from any major roads,with a reasonably new play park and a clean, but cold pool. I have been to this campsite on numerous occasions with my friends and family and have had a brilliant time. The site also has its very own bar so there's no need to treck to the nearest town just to have a drink.Also, i'll warn you now, you will not see your children all weekend, they will be climbing trees, building dens, swimming in the pool or playing football on the green.Just what kids are supposed to be doing. A must do.
Dower House Touring Park, Norwich, Norfolk
21 Apr 2006
Practical Caravans Top 100 Parks Awards 2006
Are you are looking for peace and quiet without feeling as if you’re cut off from civilisation? Then this is the site for you. Set amid 20 acres of grassland, the Dower House Touring Park provides all the tranquillity you need to recharge your batteries, yet it’s conveniently close to all the amenities of the Norfolk coast.
The forest surrounding the site is home to lots of birds and wildlife: keep your eyes peeled as you walk and cycle around the edges of the site and through the woods. In autumn, you can even roast sweet chestnuts, fresh from the trees around the site.
Children are well catered for here with sturdy play apparatus and a swimming pool, all sited away from the caravan pitches. There is also a television room for those that do not have their own set, while the on-site bar provides tasty meals to eat in or to take away. Touches such as a mobile phone charging service and a freezer for the use of all caravanners demonstrate that this site is a cut above average. Disabled facilities are very good, and five pitches have been specially arranged for the use of the disabled.
There are occasional themed weekends with music and dancing, but the site’s layout means that you won’t be disturbed even if you want
an early night.
20 Jun 2005
Practical Motorhome Independent Site Reviews.
This peaceful site, set in 20 acres of grassland, is centred on the Dower House, which is occupied by the owners David and Karin Bussell, who have concentrated on large, good quality pitches rather than quantity. The forest surroundings provide plenty of birds and wildlife, seen from the tracks around the edges of the site and through the woods.
Dogs are welcome but some breeds may need to be muzzled: ring ahead to check.
Children are well catered for, with good play areas and swimming facilities sited away from the caravan pitches. There is a television room for those that do not have their own sets or who want channels other than the choice available in their motorhome.
You'll find more good facilities on site, including a bar which provides meals to take-away or to eat inside. In season, you can even roast chestnuts, fresh from the forest around the site.
There are five pitches specially arranged for the disabled. These, and touches such as a mobile phone battery charging service and a freezer for all to use, make for a relaxed and friendly site. That is not to say that it is too quiet; there are occasional theme-based weekends, with dancing – but their noise does not disturb campers wishing to get an early night.
There is much to do in the surrounding area: motor and motorcycle racing at nearby Snettisham, boating on the Broads and the Norfolk coast, with delights for seafood lovers.
This site is not really off the beaten track, and all the better for it, as so much is within easy reach. The Dower House does not try to be all things to all people; it does not need to – its friendly and helpful staff, its setting and the surrounding area make it a great base for an extended stay.
21 Apr 2005
Practical Caravan Top 100 Parks Awards 2005
This is a very peaceful site, set in 20 grassy acres of land. Owners David and Karin Bussell have concentrated on providing large quality pitches, rather than just packing them in. The forest surroundings are a haven for wildlife, and many birds and animals can be seen from the walks and cycle tracks that wind around the edges of the site and through the woods.
Children are well catered for here, with a play area filled with sturdy apparatus and indoor and outdoor swimming pools; all of which are located well away from the pitches. Dogs are welcome but some breeds might need to be muzzled: ring ahead to check with the site.
There is a TV room for those who do not have their own sets, while other good quality facilities include a restaurant and a bar that serves take-away food.
There are five pitches that have been designed to meet the needs of disabled guests. This is just one example of how the site owners are really prepared to go the extra mile. Other nice touches include a freezer service and a mobile phone battery-charging service.
You won’t be at a loss for things to do either on-site or off. The Dower House arranges occasional themed weekends with dancing, well in the immediate vicinity there is motorcycle racing at Snettisham and boating on the Norfolk Broads. You would not describe this site as being off the beaten track and it’s all the better for it, since it means that so much is within easy reach.
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