Plum Camping at White House Farm

UK England East Anglia Norfolk Norwich

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
Family camping with campfires on a fruit orchard near Norwich, with a farm shop, café and butchers

Think farm, farm shop and campsite and you probably think of the open countryside. So it’s fair to be surprised when you learn that this campsite, set near a secluded fruit orchard surrounded by plum and apples, is actually secreted away on the outskirts of Norwich. The result is a prime location not just for exploring the Broads and rural Norfolk but also for hopping on a bus and venturing into the historic city centre. You can visit a cathedral and busy market by morning and be padding the beaches with an ice-cream by the afternoon.

Three miles from the city centre and four miles from Wroxham (the unofficial ‘capital’ or the Norfolk Broads), White House Farm is a farm shop, butchers and café that’s been a popular pick-your-own location for generations. The new campsite, set in a meadow just beyond the public farm shop area, is home to around 30 camping pitches, along with a clutch of bell tents you can hire if you’re too lazy to pitch your own. Facilities consist of all the basics – flushing, hot gas powered showers and washing-up stations – while campfires are very much allowed and offer a rustic way to cook the fresh produce you buy in the shop.

A bus stop near the farm entrance makes for a handy way to reach the city centre but, if you don’t mind paying for parking, it’s also a very easy five-minute drive. In the opposite direction, meanwhile, adventures in the Norfolk Broads await. Hire boats in Wroxham for a day out on the water or head to Horstead and Cotishall where there are good pubs and a nice riverside walk upstream and, at Horstead, the site of a former watermill where you can swim in the old mill pond. Further afield, it’s a half-hour to the coast, with good beaches at Sea Palling, Happisburgh and Cromer, to name but a few, with National Trust properties en route including Blickling and Felbrigg Hall.

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Facilities

The campsite has super duper all singing, all dancing, flushable toilets, gas-powered showers, washing-up stations, taps for drinking water and a communal barn area with fridges and freezers for use, and if you walk over to the public farm shop area there's also a host of other facilities, including a farm shop, butchers, coffee shop, a fenced picnic area, beautician’s, as well as a dance studio.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, kids, dogs (on leads) – yes. Caravans, larger motorhomes and noisy groups – no.

Nearby

A lot of people come to Norfolk for the coast and it's a 30-minute drive to the nearest beaches around Walcott, Sea Palling and Happisburgh and a little further to the likes of Cromer and Mundesley but, from White House Farm the two major options are actually far closer. Firstly there's Norwich, a compact city with a castle museum (01603 493625) and grand cathedral (01603 218300) and, along with plenty of well-known shops and big names, a host of good independents in the Lanes portion of the city. You can take bus number 11 from a stop near the entrance to the farm and get into the city centre in half an hour. Secondly, you can skip the city in favour of the watery countryside and explore the Norfolk Broads. It's a 10-minute drive to Wroxham where you can hire day boats or canoes and explore the waterways – take a picnic and motor along to Wroxham Broad where you can enjoy food on the boat as you watch the sailing boats race on weekends. Those with kids should also try BeWILDerwood (01692 633033), a famed Broads family attraction with tree bridges, boat rides and all sorts of creative mysteries.

Food & Drink

Grab food to cook over the campfire from the farm shop's very own in-house butcher or have a bite to eat in the farm shop. Off site, take the bus in to Norwich where there are endless options – Frank's Bar (01603 618902), Café 33 (01603 626097) and Harriet's Tearooms (01603 614848) are particular favourites if you can get a seat or try something from the market. For a good pub, book ahead for The Recruiting Sergeant in Horstead (01603 737077), 15 minutes' drive away.

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The Owner Says

Camp within a secluded and stunning fruit orchard at Plum Camping, White House Farm... set within 250 acres of fields and woodland, a hop, skip and a jump away from Norwich city, close  to Norfolk's award winning North and East coastline and plenty of attractions ...

Accommodation

Six pre-pitched bell tents and around 25 grass camping pitches.

Plum Camping Bell 1

Bell tent Sleeps 5
Unfurnished Bell Tent - 2 Adults and 3 children capacity

Plum Camping Bell 2

Bell tent Sleeps 5
Unfurnished Bell Tent - 2 Adults and 3 children capacity

Belle de Louvain Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 5
Unfurnished Bell Tent - 2 Adults and 3 children capacity

Czar Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 5
Unfurnished Bell Tent - 2 Adults and 3 children capacity

Opal Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 5
Unfurnished Bell Tent - 2 Adults and 3 children capacity

Jefferson Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 5
Unfurnished Bell Tent - 2 Adults and 3 children capacity

Mirabelle de Nancy Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 5
Unfurnished Bell Tent - 2 Adults and 3 children capacity

Avalon Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 5
Unfurnished Bell Tent - 2 Adults and 3 children capacity

Camping Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 11 Available
A beautiful, small piece of land to pitch a tent - capacity of 6 per pitch

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Location

Contact Plum Camping at White House Farm, White House Farm, Wroxham Road, Rackheath, Norwich, Norfolk NR7 8RN

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Getting There

NR7 8RN will get you to the park and ride roundabout. The access to White House Farm has recently changed and is now located off the Wroxham Road, Park&Ride Roundabout, just near Tesco, Sprowston. It will soon connect to the Salhouse Road.

There are two regular options for public transport. Bus 11 stops at the entrance to White House Farm (you'll still need to walk down the entrance driveway) and takes about 30 minutes to reach the very middle of the city centre and the train station. Or you can head over to the Sprowston Park and Ride Station (a couple of minutes by car or a 25-minute walk) and then go on the number 502 park-and-ride service.

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