Kessingland Camping and Caravanning Club Site is a beautiful park a short distance south of the famous Suffolk town of Lowestoft. Only a short distance from the coast and within easy reach of all local amenities and a range of activities, Kessingland Camping and Caravanning Club Site is one of the most popular caravan parks in Suffolk.
Open from late March until the end of October, this popular site has 85 pitches that welcome motorhomes, touring caravans and campers, and tents onto the site to enjoy a stay with us. Electric hook-ups and Wi-Fi internet access are both offered to all guests for the duration of their stay, while you’ll also find convenient facilities including those for laundry, washing up, and chemical waste disposal, to be used as and when you need them.
We welcome all members of the family, including pets, onto the site here, and have a children’s play area and loads of wide open spaces to be enjoyed, while the access you’ll enjoy to the rolling countryside of Suffolk is second to none.
There are two major attractions right on the doorstep of the park. The main one you’ll notice straight away is the wildlife park that is adjacent to the site, and houses lions among other popular and fascinating animals. You can often hear them from the site, but don’t need to worry about them roaming free through the night as they’re very well kept and looked after. A mile and a half away you’ll find the famous Suffolk coastline, which has some very busy and popular beaches as well as opportunities to walk along cliff tops and discover many local caves and coves for yourself. Who wouldn’t want a private beach for the day?
Away from the immediately obvious attractions, you’ll find the beachfront town of Lowestoft, which has a great combination of old and new, meaning you can find local community shops and businesses, including cafes and restaurants, as well as national chains where you can eat, buy fashion, or stock up on your travel essentials.
Lowestoft also offers great access to the Norfolk Broads, where you can try out a riverboat cruise, go fishing in one of the designated areas, or simply walk or cycle with your family and enjoy the beautiful fields and woodlands; a picnic here is a definite must!
The Pleasurewood Hills theme park is a great day out for the whole family, and can be found to the north of Lowestoft Town Centre.
Grass pitch with electric hook-up,Flushing toilet,Showers,Washbasins,Electric shaver sockets,Dedicated accessible facilities,Family shower room,Chemical toilet disposal point,Drinking water taps,Washing Machines,Dishwashing facilities,Ice pack freezing,Childrens play area,Gas cylinders,Payphone,Pets welcome,Designated dog walk,Coastal,Wi-fi(Wicoms Ltd),Grass only pitch for larger tents
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
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Norfolk, UK 01 Aug 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.