Clippesby Hall Camping, Norfolk
Clippesby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Broads
An exceptional award winning camp site with everything a family could possibly want - lots to keep the kids amused and a perfect base in which to tour the Norfolk Broads.
The campsite is set within the grounds of Clippesby Hall across 30 acres of a wooded country setting. Opens from Easter to end October it is beautifully maintained and made up of 8 different camping/touring areas all with their own distinctive features and spacious pitches.
You are met on your arrival by the friendly staff and are shown to your spacious pitch set around the perimeter, which leaves large open areas in the middle for impromptu games of cricket or rounders. Cedar Lawn area is popular with families as together with ample space it is also close to the Tree House, the Bewilderwood-style Zip Wire and adventure play area, therefore making it is easier to keep an eye on your kids gallivanting about.
The toilet facilities have been upgraded to a very good standard with a family bathroom also available. There are 3 blocks with unlimited hot water dotted around the site which are all within easy walking distance. Baby baths are there to borrow free of charge from reception. Baby changing facilities are available in both the shower blocks and in the family restaurant. There is also a launderette facility with washing machines, tumble driers and ironing facilities available free of charge. There are large sinks with draining area for washing up, adjacent to each shower block.
Children's Play Facilities at Clippesby Hall
Of these there are many and the kids will have a ball camping at Clippesby. The newly installed adventure play area was designed and built by the Bewilderwood team. It is a huge wooden play frame with cargo net, monkey bars, fireman's pole and climbing wall. You can launch yourself off the platform along twin 30m zip wires. And even little ones can join in the fun on the toddler zip wire. The tree house is tucked away in the woods and is the ideal spot for a mini-picnic, while on the main play area there is a football pitch, climbing frame, swings and a sandpit; located away from the camping pitches little ones can shriek with delight without fear of upsetting fellow campers.
The park has an 18-hole mini putting course suitable for the whole family. A small additional charge applies for this. There are also 2 grass tennis courts, usually open from May until the end of September, weather conditions permitting. These are free of charge and if you haven't got room in the car to take your own rackets, you can hire them from reception for a nominal charge.
The outdoor swimming pool is open from May to end September is solar heated and boosted by an oil fired boiler to maintain the pool temperature between 70 and 76 degrees, and this is posted daily by the poolside. Although compact it is just the job to cool off on a hot sunny day and of course will get busy in the height of summer. It has an attractive seating area in which to enjoy those precious rays and little ones can enjoy a splash in the separate toddler's pool.
The local area is ideal for family cycle rides - quiet country lanes with little traffic. Cycle hire is available on-site which includes children's bikes, tag-a-longs and kids trailers.
Other on-site facilities include, family friendly bar & restaurant, coffee shop (serving thick shakes -yum,yum!!), books and colouring sheets are available from reception, games room and wildlife centre - which will show children's films on wet days. There is fantastic family entertainment on a Tuesday evening with a family disco and a children's party night on a Friday.
Whilst you are welcome to bring your pets, Clippesby are aware that some children do not like them and so they provide a ‘dog free' area in the Pinewoods.
Days Out for Families in Norfolk
Clippesby Hall is in a perfect location to explore the Norfolk Broads National Park, as well as the delights of the Norfolk coast, with its range of beaches to suit all tastes. Clippesby have complied together a handy brochure entitled ‘Discover the Broads' which provides loads of exciting but practical ideas to help you make the most of your holiday in Norfolk. You will get a free copy of this informative guide on your arrival. There is a beach nearby - Winterton-on-sea (5 miles). It is sandy with gentle slopes great for paddling. Great Yarmouth is 7.5 miles which is a big seaside resort with lots of entertainment for the kids.