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Forest Camping - Tangham Campsite

Woodbridge, Suffolk

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Forest Camping, Tangham Campsite is a beautiful caravan and camping park found in the heart of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The park is open from early April until early November every year, and has 90 pitches for motorhomes, touring caravans, and tents set across a spacious and level seven acre site. Tangham Campsite is a family park and well behaved dogs are also permitted to stay at the site. The park offers wonderful views of the surrounding woodland and is close to the coast.

Most of the pitches found at the Tangham Campsite offer electric hook ups, though guests will need to bring their own hook up lead in order to use them. Additional facilities available on the site for guests to use include heated showers, washing up sinks, laundrette, chemical and water waste disposal points, fresh water taps, and toilets. The park also stocks Calor Gas and Camping Gaz as well as taking a daily delivery of fresh milk, which can then be subsequently delivered to guests’ pitches. An on-site shop stocks ice cream and cold drinks, along with other grocery essentials. Barbecues are permitted on site for guests looking for an authentic outdoor experience during their stay.

The Suffolk coast and heathlands feature a wide range of walking trails and cycling routes, many of which run right past or close to the park. If you enjoy cycling holidays, we recommend that you should bring your bicycles and prepare to spend a lot of time exploring this beautiful piece of the United Kingdom during their stay.

Guests with younger children can let them loose on the park’s climbing frame at the end of the day if there is still plenty of excess energy to be run off.

There is much to do in the local area, with Rendlesham Forest offering a range of activities and pursuits throughout the year. If the name Rendlesham Forest rings a bell, it may be because a UFO was once spotted landing here.

Visit Dunwich, a major town that was swallowed up by the sea. Take a tour of the magnificent Framlingham Castle, which has a car park and overspill field parking plenty big enough even for large motorhomes. See Orfordness with its pagoda shaped buildings.

If you enjoy classical music the name of Aldeburgh will be familiar for its world famous music festival.

Just along the coast, do take your bucket and spade for the sandy beach when you visit the seaside resort Southwold. Park near the pretty white pier and you’ll be able to enjoy the brightly coloured rows of beach huts and boating lake.

For guests who wish to do their own thing, in addition to exploring the woodland and countryside on foot or bicycle there are plenty of things to do in Suffolk. Ball games are encouraged in the many open spaces found in the area. A trip down to the beach is also a definite must, while the River Alde, close to the coast itself, is a brilliant destination for leisurely walks as well as for fishing.

If you're looking for seaside holidays in Suffolk, the popular seaside resort of Felixstowe is just a short distance from the park. In this town you will find an array of shops as well as attractions such as arcades, beachfront cafés, and much more.

If you really enjoy city breaks, visit Ipswich to discover the finer aspects of city life. Here you will find entertainment and cultural attractions aplenty. A little further away, Colchester Zoo is a favourite among families.

To the north, guests will find another popular coastal town in Lowestoft, with Great Yarmouth further up the coast.

Inland, don't miss the opportunity to visit Bury St Edmunds and Norwich for busy days out. Meanwhile, countryside lovers will love Thetford – famous for its beautiful forest and the family-friendly Go Ape treetop adventure-packed activity centre.

Tangham Campsite is a stunning location, doubling as a wonderful base for all your camping, motorhome and caravan holidays in Suffolk and Norfolk.

Open from:
1st April to 4th November

Disabled access, Pets allowed, Children's play area(s), Chemical disposal point, Electric hook-ups, Laundry, LPG stockist, Sanitary block(s), Shop, Washing up facilities

Drinking water taps
Ice pack freezing facilities

Motorhome pitches, Tent pitches, 90 Touring pitches

Nearby attractions:
Beach, Boat launch, Fishing, Golf, Horse riding holidays, Sailing, Swimming (Indoor), Tennis

If you are young at heart you might want to go to Pleasurewood Hills, which is within easy driving distance, to experience the latest hair-raising rides. For those with a desire for peace and quiet, there are plenty of spots on the coast or by the rivers Deben, Ore and Alde to get away from the crowds.

There is also:
Sutton Hoo
Orford Castle

Forest Camping - Tangham Campsite

Rendlesham Forest, Butley
Suffolk, East England
United Kingdom
IP12 3NF
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Overall rating

3.5 stars

Based on 2 review(s)


5.0 stars

Another great stay with the added bonus of newly refurbished shower block! Our kids love this site, great place and only a 40 min drive from Colchester. Boys learnt to ride their bikes here and build dens for hours in the forest. The forest centre has bikes for hire and a brilliant play park. The shop on site is well stocked and ice creams to keep the boys quiet especially with the weather we've had this April. Highly recommend the site and great for just getting away from it all.


2.0 stars

We've just returned from a one night stay at Tangham Campsite near Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk. What can I say, it was not the best experience we've had.

We arrived at 1pm, the site was busy and it was a beautiful sunny day. We located our pitch, which was lovely and whilst the children rode their bikes and played in the forest, we unpacked and put up our tent. Some friends came to join us, for a couple of hours and they paid the warden the required fees for parking etc as requested.

We set up the BBQ, put on some quiet music and started to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Before I could even bite into a burger, the warden arrived to tell us that the couple who were camping next to us had complained, demanded a refund and left the site because of us!

The site was full of children, people and dogs and with that comes the general noise you would expect, so I was confused as to what we had done wrong? The warden told us to turn off our music as it was not permitted, and to make sure we did not move beyond our pitch, which was marked (not so clearly in our case) by some buried bricks. Other than that he was happy with where we had our BBQ, table etc and he promptly left.

So we started to settle down again. Less than an hour later a female Warden arrived to tell us that infact our BBQ needed to be moved immediately to a more appropriate place, which we did and she asked when our visitors would be leaving? This was early afternoon and the website states visitors need to leave by 9pm.

We were all beginning to look confused as we were not being loud, abusive or disruptive in anyway. Our only vice was that this was our 2nd camping trip ever and maybe this was obvious to the more hard core campers?

We did not use the shop but the toilet facilities were very clean and the site itself was gorgeous. Table hire for £1 was also worth while.

After cooking our dinner on the BBQ, we kept it alight to keep warm. Someone nearby had a chiminea going so we thought it would be ok, but then we received our 3rd Warden visit. He told us to put water on the BBQ immediately or he would call the fire brigade and get them to charge us. So we put the lid on it!

The children were moaning because having been on some amazing camping trips with scouts they felt all they could do was go to bed, so we did just that. Music was blaring out from a nearby pub, dogs were barking, people were having fun and all we could do was lay in our tent thinking about the days bizare events.

Finally morning came and we packed up. My friend commented on hearing people around our tent in the night and that she had walked around in the dark making sure our bikes etc were safe. We did not think anything of it really until my car would not start and someone had left a towel hanging on the wing mirror. My friend then saw that the passenger door of her car (which was next to our tent) had been keyed in several places).

So although this site had beautiful scenery, was family friendly, allowing dogs (which is ideal I think) for us two women on our own, with four children, it proved to be more stress than it was worth.
Tangham Campsite, Woodbridge, Suffolk