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Visitor Reviews - Sandringham Camping And Caravanning Club Site

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Sandringham Camping And Caravanning Club Site
The Sandringham Estate
Double Lodges
Norfolk   (Browse area)
PE35 6EA   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01485 542555

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Pitches: 275
Open: 13 Feb - 17 Nov

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 128 Reviews
              9/10 from 128 Reviews

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Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Millym 5 reviews from this member

Having read other fab reviews of this site I had high expectations. The site is good but sadly it didn't live up to my expectations. Lovely forest settings with loads of great walks through the estate.

Like the previous reviewer, we were disappointed with the shop. It has all the basics but I'd been expecting loads of local produce which just wasn't there.

Reading early reviews about the toilets and showers I wonder if I was staying on the same site? Lots of children were allowed to use the toilet/shower block unaccompanied and didn't bother to clean up after themselves. On many occasions we found the floor and washbasins to be filthy. There were only 3 washing up points on our part of the site with frequent queues to wash up. The floor in there was filthy too with no mop to clean up. Bins seemed to be constantly full and we didn't see any recycling facilities.

We walked to Sandringham for the flower show on 30 July. It was a very hot day and proved too far for our 3 year old to walk there and back. One of us had to sit with him whilst the others walked back to site to get our car.

Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Scarymamma 5 reviews from this member

This site is quite large and lovely and flat, and the units are all well spaced out so even when full it didn't feel crowded. There were also lot's of EHU points. It is a long thin site with 3 spotlessly clean facilities blocks spaced evenly along the length. There are 2 small children's play areas (1 baby swing, 1 normal swing and small slide / climbing platform), near the first 2 facilities blocks.

The site has a lot of trees - mostly pines, which are great for shade but drop sap on your tent! Plus there are loads of noisy (pooping) wood pigeons. The site is surrounded by either strips of trees or woodland. NB, One side of the site does border a road favoured by late night boy racers and several people pitched in this area complained of late night road noise.

The facilities block nearest the entrance seemed to be recently refurbished with better showers than the other blocks.

Children tended to play in big gangs (including our two) until about 9.30 - 10pm, especially around the play areas. If you have small children that need to go to bed earlier or would prefer to not hear children playing, the site seemed to be quieter on the side towards Glucksburg wood and the shop and further down on the site. The site was silent by 10.30pm latest every night we were there.

The shop is 10 metres off site in the wood. It has a huge choice of tat (sorry, souvenirs and pocket money toys) but quite a disappointing food selection. There are all the basics food wise and quite a big selection, but it's not very inspiring and it would be great to see it stocking at least some local fresh produce bearing in mind it's location. (Unless you count Coleman's of Norwich Chilli con Carne packet mix local produce!)

There are some fantastic farm shops (try Walsingham) and local shops in nearby towns (Holt and Wells next the Sea were both good) for locally produced fresh fruit / veg / meat / seafood and bread etc. There are also some really great small independent breweries. (Norfolk is the main UK area for barley malting!) The Norfolk Ale shop on the Fakenham to Wells Road is a must for CAMRA devotees.

There is a big choice of beaches catering for all requirements. Our favourite (and the Queen's) is Holkham beach, opposite Holkham Hall, about 45 mins drive away. The beach has miles of soft golden sand, you have to pay £3.50 to park and there aren't any facilities except one posh burger van owned by the Holkham Hall estate. It can be quite a trek, about 15 mins walk from where you park to the beach. NB Beach is not well sign posted!

Sandringham House and gardens is about a 20 - 30 min walk from the site and worth a visit. The House/gardens are closed at the end of July for a couple of weeks. Sandringham flower show is at the end of July and is a great day out with lots of shows in the main arena for those that aren't garden fanatics. Also HRH makes an appearance - but beware of scores of 'mature' women handbagging you to get to the front to see Charles and Camilla! (I joke not).

BeWILDerwood (near Wroxham) is a great day out if you have kids in the 4 - 10 age range. Basically it's a giant adventure playground, with a story / quiz trail to follow. Lot's of slides, tree houses and zip wires. Also, lot's of wasps and crying younger children because they'd fallen over / off something!

Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Briggers 2 reviews from this member

I would just like to repeat the sentiments left by others - what a great site! We took our 7 month old daughter camping for the first time and really enjoyed our stay (extending it by 3 days).

The site is beautifully laid out with very good facilities, including a parent and baby room in each (very clean) toilet block which was great for us.

Some very nice places to visit, particularly along the norfolk coast line (Thornham, Brancaster, Wells & Sheringham)

Would certainly highly recommend this site.

Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: EssexCampers 1 review from this member

An 5* site! There really isn't much I can fault and we're pretty fussy campers. Here's our review of the campsite:

Loos - Excellent! I've never stayed in a campsite with such immaculate toilets. The showers have a little dressing area with a seat / shelf where you can leave your stuff and it won't get wet. Very handy! There is a mop by the door and everyone (almost) mops the shower when they are finished. The toilet and showers were never grubby when we were there.

My only gripe is that they close them from 10.30 - 12 for cleaning so we needed to make sure breakfast was done and we were all showered and had been to the loo. I'm not going to moan too much because we soon got used to it and were rewarded with spotless facilities.

Shop - Again excellent! They stock pretty much anything you would need although it's quite expensive so we made sure we got the bulk of the stuff in Budgens in the village nearby. The name escapes me but it begins with a D!

Staff - Very friendly and efficient. The whole place runs like clockwork.

Pitches - Perfect! We had a lovely woody site and never felt as if we were in a campsite with 200+ pitches. We had masses of room, unlike other places where you are often on top of each other. It rained heavily every night when we were there but you would never have known in the morning. The soil drainage was amazing!

Play area - There was just one swing, one baby swing and a slide. My kids were not very impressed at first but it soon became the place to be. The site hang out joint! The kids all met there and some great friendships were made.

All in all a truly wonderful campsite. We loved it so much, we're going back in a couple of weeks.

GO! You won't regret it :-)

Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Lolly731 2 reviews from this member

We arrived in the rain and the pitch was a little soggy but we managed to get sorted, luckily it is well draining soil. The facilities were immaculate and the water hot. Can't fault it really. The shop was good. Could have BBQs if you wanted. Pitches were well spaced out and quiet.

Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Canvasquivers 20 reviews from this member

What a perfect site! Absolute heaven! Although this is a large site (250 Pitches it think) you certainly do not feel it. You have such a good choice of where to pitch. Out in the open, under the trees, in a little glad all on your own. You name it you have the choice. On arrival as all sites you check in. This was easy and quickly done with a warden on a bike waiting outside for you to show you where to go. Three large amenity blocks all spotless and well looked after. A great childrens play area in the middle which seemed to get well used. Always someone around if you needed advice. Did not go to the shop but heard it was good. A perfect location for travelling the local area. We visited Sandringham house, gardens and church. Wonderful! being just up the road from Hunstanton and you have the benefit of being near to the sea too. Over all a great site and one we will certainly choose for many weekends away through the season. I think the best we have stayed on so far!

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