Thetford Forest Caravan Club Site

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Excellent site for Covid-19 lockdown!

We found ourselves - “vulnerable over seventies” in a predicament when the club closed its sites in late March as part of the coronavirus lockdown. Our UK residence was unavailable because our daughter, a speech therapist, was on front-line duty at St Thomas’ Hospital treating Covid-19 positive patients. The site wardens, Keith and Sarah, were magnificent and took up our case with club management who confirmed that we could, along with others in a similar predicament and key workers, stay on site. And so we’re writing this review as the lockdown is being lifted after fifteen weeks of continuous stay on site - surely a club record! We’re able to look back and agree fully with all the other positive reviews about how relaxing this no-facility site is with its forest location and opportunities for walking, cycling and taking in the flora and fauna. The peace here is only shattered from time to time by RAF and USAF fighters taking off from the nearby bases towards the North Sea to keep their skills up to scratch. We found Sarah and Keith, the experienced site wardens, to be professional, friendly and helpful. We noticed their attention to the small details around the site as well as their knowledge of the surrounding forest and its flora and fauna. Through this review we’d also like to express our thanks to the club for its key worker and vulnerable people policy that allowed us to maintain isolation here during this unprecedented time.

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A pleasant stay - good to be back in our van

We stayed here in March as our first outing of the year but had to leave early because of the Coronavirus shut down. So we decided to come here as our first visit out after lock down! We had a pleasant couple of nights despite poor weather. Booking in was welcoming and safe. The site was pretty much full but we didnt feel crowded in any way. Facilities 3 star simply because no loo block - a positive from our perspective. For families - well you have a whole forest on your doorstep - when we were camping as a family this would have been great - who needs playgrounds? Site clean and well kept - obviously been looked after during lock down.
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Sadly today we have been asked to leave this lovely site. Due to the Coronavirus the Caravan club is having to close all their sites. We would like to thank the wardens at Thetford for their support at what must be a difficult time for them and hopefully we will be able to return after all this is over. It is a beautiful location

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One with nature.

We have visited this site on many occasions and really enjoy its peaceful location. There is a choice of pitches hardstanding on the main sections and some grass pitches in smaller wooded glades. Within just a few paces of your caravan you can be out walking in the forest and there is a good chance of seeing lots of different animals and birds. Take a walk at dusk and you are likely to see deer quietly grazing or a tawny owl or two. It is located not far from the towns of Brandon, Thetford and Swaffham. Just down the road is Mundford which has a beautiful arboretum and some lovely walks. If you are a Dad's Army fan then the Dad's Army Museum in Thetford is a must. If you love nature then a trip to RSPB Lakenheath Fen is great but don't forget your binoculars!
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Back to nature

This is our second visit here , this time instead of grass we were on a hard standing ,( ***Tip The hard standings are HARD , make sure you bring rock pins to secure your awning ***) but just as enjoyable The pitch was well drained , had to be , a couple of torrential rain storms passed through . With the forest a few steps away , the site is ideally placed for walking solo or with your dog , and our young dog had the time of her life sprinting around , and I had some much need exercise , bringing my blood pressure down significantly. A real testament to the calming atmosphere if the site . Nearby in the forest were sloe bushes so we now have enough sloes for 3 or 4 ltr sloe gin . As said before , very friendly and helpful wardens. An added bonus was the USAF on exercise and a night time display of a rarely seen Osprey VTOL aircraft with its illuminated rotor discs looking like an UFO passing over, never have my camera to hand when I need it !! Had to dock one point of peace and quiet on account of a pair of noisy families who seem unable to converse at normal levels and keep their dogs under control. Shame And there STILL members who think the dogs on a lead rule does not apply to them. Visited 25/29 September
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Sixth stop of our September tour one night 26th September

After a change in our direction for our tour this year and going to The Sandringham Estate we could not come home without a memory lane trip back to Thetford. We spent two weeks here when we had our caravan in 2013 and loved the site and had a wonderful holiday! A few changes since then security barrier and a change of access for the grass pitches near the storage facility no walking offsite by there as before and an updated reception. The wardens were lovely and welcoming. We arrived about 4pm after an on route visit to the brilliant RSPB Lakenheath Fen. Good walks off site and interesting info on the Desert Rats and some amazing aircraft overhead! Well recommended site!
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Heaven..

We went here mid September and really needed a complete break and rest with peace and quiet. We could not have chosen a more perfect site. Even as you just drive a short distance down the forest road and enter the site you feel at peace straight away. It is pretty and welcoming, we wanted a grass pitch and had three areas we could choose from. Within 20 minutes we had pitched up, cup of tea and were surrounded by squirrels playing up and down the trees - although we drew the line when one tentatively poke its nose through the open door!! Everywhere was clean and tidy, and unlike many sites that state walks from the site, this one really did - there were several gates leading direct into the forest, and although the same forest each time (obviously!) each one meant you could go a slightly different route for a walk. The wardens were very friendly and helpful. My only disappoint was to find out that the site would be closing for the winter - I would dearly have loved to have come back in the frost! We will definitely be visiting again.
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Thetford Foest idyll

This is the fourth time staying here and it’s just a wonderful non facilities site to stay at. The wardens were not only efficient but friendly and informative. Since our last visit there are now security barriers installed. If your a bird watcher there are plenty of sites with in a 15 mile radius.
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Fantastic site for a relaxing break perfect for walks and if you have dogs it’s ideal. trails through the woods if it’s hot plenty of shade and the bonus of seeing deer close up and also watching them come on site early in mornings from the forest also rabbits.Birds singing really back to nature..Very quite site not much to do for children as no play area but there are acres of wood to explore and make dens .ideal spot for days out. staff very friendly lots of advice when needed can’t fault them very helpful.Even when nearly full it’s quite so if you want to relax unwind can’t think of anywhere better get a book and chill out. No toilet or shower block so have to have your own
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We said we'd be back

They say the proof is in the eating, and for the second weekend in succession we spent nights here. This being where The Desert Rats trained, on the Sunday there was a special commemoration of the 75 years since the Normandy Landings, old vehicles and tanks, jeeps whatever, lindy-hop, stalls selling memorabilia, a parade and service of thanks and commemoration. There is an annual commemoration here and you might like to put it in the diary for next year. I spoke before about the excellence of this site and do not intend to repeat myself, all was confirmed this time too. There is a trough herb garden, members are invited to help themselves if desired and as we were leaving I exchanged the suggestion, very much tongue in cheek, that it would be good to have a vegetable garden too!! Well a man can dream.
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