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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

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Pitches: 52
Open: All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 96 Reviews
              9/10 from 96 Reviews


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Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: XSASSx 11 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!

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Andy and kids 1 review from this member

First visit and just for a short break (added an extra night in the end as well) but enjoyed by all. Stayed on the 'pintail' area which is opposite the pub. Just had to lug the gear there but an excellent spot, really quiet and right on the river so the kids could fish.

Showers etc excellent, staff really friendly

Pub OK, usual pub grub and all that but reflected in price so fine

Decent shop and they freeze your ice blocks for you which is unusual, most places try and make a turn on that

Took advantage of the canoes and had an excellent day out, middle of summer but river was not too busy, plenty of places to stop off.

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

We have just returned from a fantastic 10 day holiday at waveney river centre. We have a large tent and the pitch size was great and level. (we were on Mallard). The shower rooms with lovely hot water all the time and separate toilet block were outstandingly clean, being cleaned frequently. All the showers had a squeegee in as well just in case. The shop was well stocked and the play area was fantastic for my 3 children. We did go in the pool which was nice and warm and a great size. (which we had to pay separately for) Also used the laundry which I thought was very reasonably priced. All in all we had a great time and will be returning to this site. I will say If you are in a tent make sure you have heavy duty pegs or the ones that are like nails as the ground is very gravelly where it is terraced.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Stuart1973 3 reviews from this member

I have just returned from waveney and all I can say is wow, to start the site is a good mile and half away from any main roads so no sound of traffic through the night or early morning. Our pitch was a fantastic size and coped with our tent, canopy, wind breaker and we still had room for our car and trailer. The only downside was the hard ground due to the nice weather we have had, a few tent pegs damaged. On arrival we were greeted by friendly staff at the reception which is located in their shop, which was well stocked with essentials and for a camp site the prices were reasonable. The showers were of a good standard as was the family room and was always reasonably clean even at busy times. The swimming pool was also great to have on site and my children loved it and was never overcrowded and the café inside was also of a good standard. We ate out at the waveney arms on a couple of occasions and the food was fantastic and the service was great, we never had to wait long for our meals and the staff were very friendly indeed. Also the site is within 30 minutes of beaches and large supermarkets, so even though it was away from the main roads you don't feel isolated. The children's play area is of a good standard but was not really suitable for my 2 year old. The only downside to the site I felt was that there was no where for the children to play any ball games as there was no playing fields, but that was my only niggle

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Dave and Wendy 6 reviews from this member

Our first visit to this site in our folding camper, our pitch was at the top to the left of the pool not quite big enough would go for one lower down next visit.

This all grass site needs some work on it's grass as most pitches appeared to have patches of bare soil, however the site was very good and nicely laid out, the on site facilities are very good the shower block, separate toilet/dish washing areas are all spotless, we noted they are cleaned am & pm.

The shop is a good size and very well stocked, the pub is ok, the food is basic pub food always hot (we felt it may be reheated as it was served up very quick) but enjoyed what we had.

We did not use the pool so can't comment on it, the cafe at the pool doe's a great little fry up along with other foods.

We found this to be a great little site for touring, be aware of narrow approach roads from & to the main road.

We will put this on our return to site list for future visits.

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