As you sweep into this former airbase, you see a model propellor plane and an airman with a cup of tea in his hand outside reception. There is the 'Yoxford Boys' Bar' at the rear of this, the campsite's own bar, which overlooks the play area and pitches. It might not be the most conventional welcome to a campsite, but this is a very tranquil place to enjoy your holidays in Suffolk.
Established in the 1960s, Cakes & Ale Holiday Park is a family run campsite set in 45 acres on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. It is a family friendly campsite but it has an adults only area too, for those visitors after a little more peace and quiet.
Touring caravans, motorhomes and tents are welcome at this campsite in Suffolk, and the owners are keen not to cram too many people on site at one time, preferring to give guests a good amount of space in which to enjoy their camping, motorhome and caravan holidays. All the pitches boast water, electric and grey water connections, plus guests can enjoy the use of Wi-Fi for a modest fee.
Visitors also have the use of a refurbished amenities block, with individual wet rooms, showers, toilets, an indoor washing up area, washing machines and tumble dryers.
There are also two static, log cabin style holiday homes to rent at Cakes & Ale Holiday Park – both are double glazed, have free Wi-Fi and all the linen is provided. The Blyth sleeps four, with a double room and a double/twin room. With a bathroom, a fitted kitchen and Sky TV, this could be your holiday getaway from £420 a week. Or how about the five-berth option? Again, prices start at £420 a week at The Minsmere.
Or you could buy a holiday home. Create your own home from home that you can visit almost all year round – the campsite is closed from mid January until the end of February. You can design your own holiday home to suit your taste, wallet, size, specification and colour scheme.
We said this campsite was on a former airfield – and you can find out more about this during your stay. The airfield in question was Leiston Airfield, which at one time was occupied by the 363rd Squadron, 357th Fighter Group USAAF. Much of the airfield is now farmland, but why not spent some time at Leiston Airfield Heritage Centre during your motorhome, camping or caravan holidays at Cakes & Ale Holiday Park, to learn more about where you're staying.
The Suffolk Heritage coast is on your doorstep if you're pitched at this campsite, while the pretty, arty town of Aldeburgh with its Blue Flag shingle beach is only about a 15-minute drive away, the small, seaside town of Southwold about a half hour drive away.
There are plenty of things to see and do on your holidays in Suffolk, quite apart from the stunning natural beauty of this county. The predominately 14th century remains of Leiston Abbey are very near this campsite, RSPB Minsmere just a 10-minute drive away, plus the famous Anglo-Saxon royal burial site of Sutton Hoo is about half an hour away by car.
We have a 5 acre recreation field with tennis courts and golf practice range.
Please note bar opening hours vary across the season