Review for Woodlands Caravan Park, Sheringham, North Kent

Country:                                    England

Co-ordinates:                           N 52 55 14.751, E 1 10 20.408

Address:                                   Holt Road Upper Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8TU

Good for visiting:                  Cromer, Fakenham, Wells next the Sea, Blickling Hall, Fellbrigg Hall

Phone & e-mail:                      01263 823802       info@woodlandscaravanpark.co.uk

Website:                                  http://www.woodlandscaravanpark.co.uk/

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?                

Small, but well maintained, pitches.  All grass.  These are very ‘crammed’ in.  Everyone must park the same way around (caravans with their jockey wheel on a stone marker, motorhomes central to this), awnings to the left, cars to the right.  There are no gaps between the pitches.

There is then a narrow space behind (and in front) of each pitch to drive along.  Some caravans use this to pitch their awnings making it quite awkward to drive along.  It is also a little difficult negotiating a path to the toilets without encroaching on anybody else’s pitch…

Interestingly we were told that the owner has been told he must ‘lose’ 1 1/2 pitches per row to comply with the current law.  So next season what I have described above may well have changed.

Is there water on each pitch?            

No  – but taps are easily accessible. There is a motorhome service point with numerous rubbish bins and CWD + waste water disposal.

What is the electric like?           

10A – good

Drainage?     

Yes – in the motorhome service area

What’s the site access like?        

Excellent.  The entrance is immediately off of the A148 between Cromer and Kings Lynn, shortly after the road for Upper Sheringham.

What are the Sanitary facilities like?    

Toilets:                              Excellent –  2 blocks (right next to each other!), each with 7 cubicles + 1 large disabled toilet.  (Gents are slightly different of course!)

Toilet paper provided? Yes, but not particularly good quality; 1 ply and a bit harsh…                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Showers:                          Good, new and clean.  4 in each block plus a separate disabled shower.

What other facilities are there?    

Washing up area.

Washing machines – £3.  Driers – £1 for 10 minutes

Bar with occasional live entertainment.

Well stocked shop – but only open between 8.30am and 11am.

Good information provided in reception.

Onsite leisure centre with 25m pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and gym – discounted entry for campers

Yes, free and not good!  We couldn’t get either 3 or 4g or any signal on our mobile internet.  Occasionally a signal was found but it never lasted for more than 30 minutes.  We wouldn’t recommend visiting here if you actually NEED the internet.

Very welcoming and friendly for the most part.  The older lady who was occasionally on reception was not so friendly.

How much is it?     

£21 per night including electric, but an offer of 4 nights for 3 brought our nightly cost down to £16.66 per night.                                    

What’s the area like?            

Nice.  Lovely views from the site.  Lots of walks.  The site has 3 access points to Sheringham Park next door, with it’s numerous walks and possibly cycle rides.

Close to some lovely beaches and towns and a couple of National Trust sites.

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More detail:

The Good:-

The facilities

The leisure centre

Availability of the washing machine and driers

Well stocked little shop

The Bad:-

For us – the site is too big.  We suspect that we would hate it in the school holidays!

The pitch size (although apparently this will be addressed before next season

The shop only opens between the hours of 8.30am and 11am

 The Ugly:-

The lack of any reliable internet signal.  TBF the owner is looking for ways to improve this.

Moving On:

We moved on to Cambridge.

 

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