Breckland Meadows Touring Park Swaffham, Norfolk, East England, PE37 7PT (Location map)
Open all year
Breckland Meadows Touring Park is a small, charming, four-star, adults only campsite close to the historic market town of Swaffham, in the heart of Norfolk.
Open all year, this park welcomes guests with touring caravans, motorhomes and tents. There is also a selection of caravans available for hire, with some available for sale, great for those looking to make Breckland Meadows Touring Park their permanent holiday retreat.
This is also a dog friendly campsite. Pets are welcome to stay with their owners, and a designated dog walking area is close to the park, with miles of countryside and woodland trails also available for those looking to take a relaxing stroll.
This campsite has hardstanding pitches and electric hook-ups, while Calor and Camping Gas can be supplied and canisters exchanged at the site. Other on-site facilities include heated shower and toilet blocks, recycling points, a laundrette, washing up facilities and Wi-Fi. A small on-site shop here at Breckland Meadows Touring Park enables guests to stock up on holiday essentials and offers a newspaper delivery service to their caravans, motorhomes, campervans or tents.
If you're spending your camping and caravan holidays in Norfolk, there's plenty to see and do. If you love walking, you'll be pleased to know that there are two walking trails heading off in opposite directions from the park itself. This campsite is on the edge of Swaffham and it will take less than five minutes to drive and only around 15 or 20 minutes to walk into the centre of this town from Breckland Meadows Touring Park. This historic market town is a lovely place to spend a day. While Saturday is market day in Swaffham, there are plenty of local businesses and a true community spirit that guests can partake in whenever they’re in the town, and it’s also worth just having a look around the place on foot.
Further afield there are plenty of places for tourists to discover, whether they want to spend time outdoors or in the towns and cities of East Anglia. Thetford Forest Park is nearby and is a wonderful location to explore, whether looking for a romantic stroll and somewhere to enjoy a picnic or for somewhere different to take the dog for a walk – or maybe both! Hire bikes and head off on two wheels, or enjoy spotting the local wildlife. There is also a handy visitor centre, or you could take a segway ride.
Oxburgh Hall is one of the area's main historic attractions, while you could get lost for hours in the beautifully landscaped gardens – all this within 20 minutes of Breckland Meadows Touring Park. Or head to Cockley Cley, a small village found only about a 10-minute drive from this campsite, where there is a stunning 7th century church as well as a country pub famed in the area for its top class food and ales.
Guests preferring to head somewhere larger should make a point of spending the day in Norwich – it's less than an hour from this campsite by car, along the A47. A historic city with a wide range of museums and art galleries, along with leisure and entertainment attractions, mean it has something for everyone. The combination of cobbled streets and modern developments make it a fun, diverse place to spend time. There's a vibrant market to visit, as well as the castle and cathedral.
If you'd like a day beside the seaside, if you've pitched at Breckland Meadows Touring Park, visit Great Yarmouth, which is a little over an hour away by car, or how about Lowestoft, about a 90-minute drive from this campsite. At just half an hour away, King's Lynn is within easy reach, too, or go seal spotting in Wells-next-the-Sea, a 40-minute drive away.
Visit Norfolk on your camping, motorhome and caravan holidays, and if you use Breckland Meadows Touring Park as your base, you'll be able to explore the whole area with ease – and all year round.
3.5 miles from Swaffham. Medieval Iceni Village and Saxon Church dated 620 AD
Just 3 miles away has a magnificent Cliniac Priory founded in 1089 and restored in 1929. Also Castle Mound.
The grass covered hollows resembling bomb craters are in fact about 4000 years old Neolithic Flint Mines.
The Hall was built in 1482. The magnificent Tudor Gatehouse rises 80ft from the moat. Embroidery by Mary Queen of Scots is on display in the house whose rooms demonstrate the development of interior styles. House and moat are surrounded by lawns, fine trees and colourful borders.
Beautiful city, a blend of old cobbled streets and modern shopping arcades and the Castle
Local Cycle routes. A website showing various cycle routes around Swaffham.
Day trips could include:
North Norfolk seaside resorts including Hunstanton.
Wildlife parks and bird sanctuaries including Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park & Nature Reserve. One of the largest collections of waterfowl in the world.
Various steam railways and museums including Thursford Organ Museum. See the fabulous steam collection. Re-live the age of steam and listen to the organs.
Various houses and gardens including H.M. The Queen's Estate at Sandringham. The house grounds and museum are open April to September. You can wander along the nature trails or pick your own fruit in the Royal Fruit Farms.
Discover the Norfolk broads and enjoy an afternoon boat trip
Based on 1 review(s)
north east 30 Jul 2009
Smart, well laid out little park within walking distance of the town of Swaffham. It has a nice landscaping with trees and bushes breaking up the aspect of the park and affording a little privacy. Adults only, it has a nice blend of residents and visitors. The pitches are hardstanding and nicely spaced with easy access to all services. Toilets were small but very clean and warm with free showers and dishwashing facilities. There is also laundry at an additional charge. Good reception area with basic provisions and lots of local info. The wardens were friendly but inobstrusive. Well located within Norfolk for all major attractions around. Drawbacks - we found the town itself was a little soul-less, but thats hardly the parks fault. Breckland Meadows Touring Park, Norfolk