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Best campsites in the Broads National Park

Here are our expert-recommended campsites and attractions in and around the Broads National Park

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The Broads National Park is one of England's most popular national parks. The park is mainly located in Norfolk, England and covers an area of 117 square miles. It comprises over 60 open areas of water known as Broads, which were dug out of the underlying peat by the medieval monks who used it as fuel. These workings subsequently flooded to create the landscape that we see today. There are a total of 125 miles of navigable waterways within the park, including seven rivers.

Found in the East of England, The Broads is a lowland region characterised by fens, marshland and, of course, the broads themselves.

Like many of the UK's National Parks, The Broads have long attracted pleasure seekers. Tourism peaked in the mid-1800 with the arrival of the railways, and the area remains a firm favourite with holidaymakers of all ages.

Camping in Norfolk can be very popular in the high season, and with over 7 million visitors a year, we recommend booking well in advance, especially in the summer.

Top Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Attractions

A Norfolk wherry
A Norfolk wherry

Several other habitats within the park include woodland, heathland, grassland and farmland. The park is a haven for wildlife and an important habitat for many species of birds, mammals and insects. The fens of the park are also home to one of the largest populations of bitterns in the UK; its distinctive booming call can be heard from up to 2 kilometres away.

If you visit the Norfolk Broads with children, there are plenty of natural activities to keep them entertained, such as boat trips along the broads and birdwatching from the hides in the park. There are also plenty of places to walk or cycle through the park, including the National Trust's Blickling Hall or the picturesque village of Ludham.

From the Hippodrome Circus in Great Yarmouth to the Wildlife Gardens at Thrigby Hall, the Broads has something to entertain the entire family. The Wind Energy Museum re-opens in 2023 following refurbishment and will feature over 200 years of energy generation history with hands-on displays designed to inspire youngsters.

Top 10 Broads National Park Campsites

Best campsites in the Broads National Park

Norfolk Broads Caravan and Motorhome Club site is an open and tranquil holiday destination set amid the scenic Norfolk Broads. These combine over 200 miles...

Set in the heart of the Broads National Park this is a spacious, high quality site where you can be sure of a warm welcome...

This is a large caravan park alongside the sandy dunes bordering the sea. There are 270 reasonably level grassy pitches with 150 for touring, 9...

Scratby Hall Caravan Park, touring caravan and tent site. The perfect base from which to explore the stunning countryside, beaches and Broads of Norfolk. It...

This family touring site has a pleasant atmosphere and visitors are given a warm and friendly welcome by the resident wardens. There are 70 level...

Grasmere Caravan Park in the Roman town of Caister is a quiet, family-run site which, whilst maintaining a personal and friendly service is looking somewhat...

Owned by the Parkdean Resorts group, these well established holiday parks (formerly Liffens Holiday Park and Welcome Holiday Centre) are in a semi-rural area on...

Haven’s Wild Duck Holiday Park is a large welcoming holiday village with an area set aside for touring units. There is a wide range of...

Set in the Norfolk Broads adjacent to the River Waveney, this site has something for everybody but will particularly suit those interested in boating. There...

Great Yarmouth Racecourse Caravan and Motorhome Club site is located in an excellent position next to the racecourse should you fancy a flutter and the...

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