90 Pitches - Non Members welcome
"Explore Suffolk’s beaches and Broads"
A mile and a half from the beach, our Kessingland Club Site is ideal for exploring the coast of Suffolk and Norfolk. Inland there are plenty of places to visit and you will be surrounded by wildlife, including the lions at the wildlife park next door.
Please note: There are only Club Service Pitches on this site, therefore the fee of £3.55 per night applies at all times.
Africa Alive, a wildlife park, is next to the Site. It makes a great family day out, with lions, giraffes and rhinos.
Walk through the village to Kessingland Beach, 1.5 miles from Site. Seals can often be seen on the sand banks.
The RSPB reserve at Minsmere is home to more than 300 species of birds, 100 of which breed on the reserve.
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens has a great tiger compound and a treetop walk to view the animals.
The ancient town of Dunwich sank beneath the waves in the Middle Ages. Its history is told at the local museum near the beach.
The pretty, unspoilt town of Southwold is to the south. Its lighthouse is open to visitors.
Pleasure Wood Hills theme park has over 30 attractions, including roller coasters and a miniature railway.
Bewilderwood claims to be the UK’s first environmentally-friendly adventure park.
The picturesque Somerleyton Hall and village are owned by Lord Somerleyton.
Bressingham is home to the Bressingham Gardens with over 8,000 species of flora and fauna on display.
The Bressingham Collections includes four railways, a Victorian steam carousel and the National Dad’s Army collection.
Oulton Broad is the southern gateway to the Broads National Park.
Dinosaur Adventure makes a good family day out, with fossil digs, a scavenger hunt and secret animal garden
: July in 2010
We have just returned from a week long stay at Kessingland. The park is located on the site for Africa Alive - and it's interesting at night to hear the animals. There is a little noise from the site during the day - African drumming and some microphone noise, but this wasn't overly obtrusive. If you show your receipt upon entry to Africa Alive, you can buy a passport ticket, allowing you entry whilst you're staying on site. This is a good idea for rainy days, as there is an indoor play area in the park - and the outdoor play area is much better than that found on the campsite itself.
Site as you would expect from C&CC is perfectly maintained, with ample pitches and spotless facilities - these are closed around mid-morning to noon for cleaning, but you can use the disabled facilities in this time.
What wasn't so good, was that we were told no ball games, meaning our son couldn't play football with his new friends, and with only a small park there isn't much to entertain the children. We felt quite restricted in this way.
The reception sells a limited amount of things, but bread, milk etc is not stocked, which means a car drive/bike to the village to purchase these items, I would also say the beach is quite a distance away especially with small children, so you'd probably need to take the car there as well.
Lots to do in the local area, a visit to Oulton Broad is recommended.