Review for Kings Forest Caravan Park, West Stow, Suffolk

Country:                                    England

Co-ordinates:                           N 52 18 48.17, E 0 38 24.4

Address:                                  Icklingham Road, West Stow, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6HE

Good for visiting:                  Cambridge, Ely, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, Lakenheath Viewing Area, Thetford (for the Dad’s Army museum)

Phone & e-mail:                      01284 729657


Date Visited:                           June 2017

Questions:-  (This review is from the point of view of motorhomers driving a Swift Kontiki 669 tag axle – 8.56m)

What are the pitches like?                

Good sized pitches.  Grass with a sandy base so very well draining.  Well maintained.  Room for 15-20 units

Is there water on each pitch?            

No  – but taps are easily accessible. There is a service point with numerous rubbish bins and CWD.

What is the electric like?           

25A – excellent


Yes – in the motorhome service area and behind toilet blocks

What’s the site access like?        

Excellent.  The entrance is immediately off of Icklingham Road opposite the entrance to the West Stow Anglo Saxon Village

What are the Sanitary facilities like?    

Toilets:                              Excellent –  3 individual cubicles + 1 disabled (not dirty by any means, but could be cleaned a little more often..)  Hand sanitiser provided.

Toilet paper provided? Yes                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Showers:                          Good, decent size (as above, not dirty, but could be cleaner).  2 ladies and 2 gents.  The wash basins were also in the shower area.

What other facilities are there?    

Washing up area.

Bins, CWD.

Horse-riding possible

Forest walks

No.  Occasional 4G signal, but often nothing.

Welcoming and friendly.  Very easy-going.  Pitch up and Lee or Jane will come find you.

How much is it?     

£16 per night including electric

What’s the area like?            

Lovely – on a riding school at the edge of the Kings Forest.  Lots of walks and cycle paths.  A walk along the river and around the lake in the West Stow Country Park opposite.

Very close to Bury St Edmunds, which is lovely


More detail:

We liked:-

The facilities

The location & the area

The owners (& the chickens 😉 )

The walking to be had

We didn’t like so much:-

We just would like to see the facilities cleaned a little more often

We hated:-


Moving On:

We moved back to West Norfolk.