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Visitor Reviews - Waveney River Centre

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Waveney River Centre
Staithe Road
Burgh St Peter
Norfolk   (Browse area)
NR34 0BT   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01502 677343

Facilities:  (Key)

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Featured Site

Pitches: 52
Open: All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 100 Reviews
              8/10 from 100 Reviews

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Date of Visit: March 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Landauman 9 reviews from this member

Motorhomes beware! I'm sorry to say this is the first time I have ever had or felt the need to leave a negative review. We booked this sight for four nights over the phone after looking and reading the reviews from this sight this was a last minute booking arriving the next day, the reason we had to book over the phone was, the sight seemed to have a slight problem with their web booking system. All went well until we turned up at the sight. We followed their arrival instructions to the letter, this took us down a sometimes very narrow single road track that is approximately 4 miles long, as you enter the sight their is a large dip, for motorhomes on low chassis you will probably bottom out so beware. As we turned onto the site the first pitches along the hedge they call heron, were in our opinion very small, with little space between pitches, also each pitch was very uneven. On the plus side the out look was quite nice overlooking the marina, The rest of the pitches all looked either to close together or on uneven ground. When we went to reception we found out that the clubhouse was closed, so we would be unable to get a meal or a drink, this was important as this sight is remote for people with motorhomes (you are advised to use the one route in and out of the sight 8 mile round trip) then the nearest town Beccles, is approximately a further 7 miles, with no bus service near the site and a round trip of about 16 miles on bikes, with our bad backs this was a non starter, we explained the situation to the people at reception and asked why they had not warned us about the club house at the time of booking, they replied it was on the confirmation email, I showed them the email as I had it with me and their was no mention of the club house on it at this point their attitude seemed to change and become very unpleasant. They had no argument but still only offered us three nights money back as a good will gesture. We took this and could not get of the site quick enough, we went onto a very nice site in Bungay. We all like different sites but this I would not recommend to anyone, however Caravans have flexibility of a car, were as motorhomes have a long bumpy round trip.

Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Tecnikal 4 reviews from this member

'This was our first experience camping and we wanted to choose somewhere that had good reviews. We were not disappointed. The toilets and shower blocks were lovely. A very good standard. The water was nice and hot and there is a hairdryer, shower seat, your own toilet sink and shower unit big enough for two. Even in the middle of the night the toilet blocks are warm and well lit. Pub was closed due to refurbishment but we made were aware of that and stocked up before we came. Saying that it looks great and can't wait to come back next year once it opens in March. Lovely shop and play area. Laundry facilities. Pretty much everything you need. On arrival we were met by the warden who was really friendly and extremely helpful. The lady in the shop was running the shop and reception and was the friendliest person you could meet. Always had time for us whatever we wanted to talk about. Every person we met stopped to say hello. Wonderful surroundings, peaceful and great views overlooking the water. If you are looking for a clean, friendly park with great standards then you absolutely come here. This was our first ever camping trip so it was important to choose the right venue as we didn't really know what we were doing. After visiting Waveney, we can only hope that every campsite we visit from now on is up to this standard. We will definitely visit this place again. '

Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mrlovellfarm 1 review from this member

Selected the WRC to stay at for 5 nights during the school autumn half term break. On arrival the staff were very helpful and we were given a very clear and informative brochure and shown to our pitch. We had a Kingfisher Super Pitch and I must say I could find no fault with the pitch and its facilities. If I had to pick up on anything it was just a little struggle reversing the caravan into position, but it was damp and it was traction being the problem. Water, electric and T. V. Point (a must for the kids in the evening!) all functioning perfectly. In fact the T. V. Reception was better than I have at home! WIFI was fantastic too, again faster internet than I have at home.

Being fairly high up you had fantastic views over the marina and beyond. My family consists of 2 adults and 5 children these being aged 15, 13, 9, 3 and 2, and there was plenty to do for all of them. The adventure play area suited all ages and the pool was fantastic. We purchased the family pass when we booked so this offered excellent value to the holiday.

Showers and toilets were clean and of great quality, the family wet rooms were excellent for us with 2 little ones.

The pub was closing at the end of our stay for a refurb and wasn't very busy so it was quite nice to be able to take the whole family in and not worry to much. Being Halloween the landlord had provided treats for the children and you could tell that this a warm and friendly family environment.

The shop was good too with many gifts as well as the essentials. Hired a boat for half a day and the staff gave great instructions on operation etc.

Can't understand why people have referenced being too far away from main roads, supermarkets etc. Its really not that far from Beccles, 7 miles I believe.

All in all I highly recommend the Waveney River Centre and will definitely be booking up next year. Looking forward to the refurbished pub and new shop!

Well done WRC the best short break I've been on.

Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Simalie74 1 review from this member

We started this mini break by having to change our arrival date due to weather forecast. This was met by very helpful staff, who even moved our pitch to higher up as I had drainage concerns. Needless to say considering the amount of torrential rain and wind, when we arrived the pitch was good. As a family we used the pool and loved it, the laid back atmosphere and the key card meant we got some very quiet time in a lovely warm pool with great changing facilities before we had to head back out into the cold night. The shop and reception were well stocked considering the time of year we were able to find all we needed. We booked a boat out and had a lovely trip up a very quiet river, the information we were given prior to setting off was great for us as we have no knowledge of boating. The general mood on the campsite was very friendly, helpful and happy, facilities were clean and warm ( a must at the end of October) and the play park a big hit with our 9 and 11 year olds. We will definitely return. It was a lovely stay.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: XSASSx 12 reviews from this member

In short it's a nice enough site but very expensive. It's very rural which I don't mind but it's in a sort of peninsula surrounded by river which means you have to drive several miles to get out and to civilisation such as supermarkets or the coast which doesn't make it a great base to explore from. Saying that we had a lovely day out on Oulton Broads and another at Gt Yarmouth but I did about 80 miles of driving around once we there in just a Sat / Sun stay without actually really doing much. There is a minimum 2 night booking policy which seems daft for how few pitches were actually occupied. I liked how you can look at the site plan on the website and pick your pitch but we were still over budget on a tiny pitch.

The facilities were great in terms of a sizeable shop and pub on site, an indoor swimming pool, a great kids play area and massive new wet rooms. However the pool was tiny, expensive unless you got a weeks pass and with limited opening hours of 9 - 5 minus Sat swimming lessons and parties. The place generally had a bit of a 'business hours' approach to it as the shop / reception closed at 5. 30 and reopened at 9am which wasn't much use for buying milk for breakfast. I never saw any staff outside those hours, the warden I did chat to was lovely though.

The kids play area was great and kept my two occupied for a good while. The layout is good for the kids although there's nowhere for ball games. For so few people the site was quite noisy as the pub kicked out at 11pm and again at around 3am and then the day started with noise around 6am. I won't complain about the ducks' share in that noise but could've done without the humans singing though.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Norfolkgrays 1 review from this member

Just returned from our first visit to WRC and loved every minute.

I am sure the weather helped but there is very little we could fault.

We booked for next year before leaving!

We had a Coot pitch for our giant Outwell Florida 8 (only 4 of us though!)and there was plenty of space.

The Coot pitches are the largest and overlook the marina. The other pitches looked a little tight so if you have a 4+ berth tent I would opt for a Coot to be sure you have plenty of room and a great view.

The showers are brilliant - a wet room which has loo, sink and shower so you can get everything done in one go.

Entry is gained by a keypad and I only had to queue on one morning.

There is a pool and adjoining café which serves all day breakfast. We didn't use the pool as the weather was so good.

We went fishing in the marina and also took the ferry across the river so we could walk through the nature reserve to Oulton Broad.

We also hired a canoe but probably went too far as the children were struggling on the way back.

The pub is handy and served a reasonable choice of food at acceptable prices.

We found the shop a little limited on fresh food but it was fine for emergency milk/bread etc and saved the long slog to Beccles Morrison for a full shop.

The only real pain is the access road which is single track for the last mile or so. It can take 20-25 minutes to get onto the main road but thankfully we didn't need to venture far while we were there.

It would also be tricky if you are towing a trailer and caravan.

We may have been lucky but noise and behaviour was excellent with everybody respecting the post 9pm quieten down and there seemed to be an unwritten rule that meant nobody was up much before 7am.

On the whole an excellent site and as already mentioned - we have booked the same pitch for the same week next year!

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