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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: 8/10 from 103 Reviews
              8/10 from 103 Reviews

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Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: J0NN0 1 review from this member

Oh my god! What an amazing site. From the beautiful view from our pitch, to the immaculate toilet and shower blocks, to the incredible food served in the on site bar and restaurant, right up to the wonderfully friendly and helpful staff. We stayed at the Waveney River Centre for a week and when our stay was over, we wished that we had booked a longer trip.

The site was great for our two children who enjoyed the swimming pool, the park and the boating. (We hired a boat for a day from the on site marina) This was not only reasonably priced but an extremely fun day out on the Norfolk Broads.

The only negative for this site is the slightly scary access when towing a touring van. We were lucky enough that, having stuck to the arrival and departure times to the letter, that we did not encounter any oncoming tourers upon arrival or exit. Please be sure, if you are towing, to make sure you follow the online instructions on navigating to the site, and ensure that you arrive after 12. 00 midday and exit before 11. 00 am. Wonderful site though and well worth the nail biting last ten minutes of the journey.

Date of Visit: March 2014 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Folkestonegirl 4 reviews from this member

Read the reviews on this site. The site is great and the staff are friendly. The on site pub had just reopened and the food was reasonable and their breakfasts are well worth the visit, so much we went twice. It was not a busy time of year so using the pool was fantastic as had it to ourselves at times but we would not want to be in it in the summer as it is small. We stayed in a pod which was fantastic and kept us warm with the heater. There were no tents just a few tourers. I would visit this place definitely in off peak times but not peak as it all feels tightly packed together If all the spaces were in use. The tent pitches had a lot of stones on it so we would not camp here but definitely will be back to stay in a pod between march to April or sept to oct.

Date of Visit: February 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Bestieboy 21 reviews from this member

Very nice site. To risk repeating what has been said before the site is part of a larger complex centred around a Marina on the river Waveney, part of the Broads. We were in our caravan pitched on a fully serviced site for three nights during the February half term.

There are also lodges, a few statics, pods and I believe apartments in addition to the touring area. The caravan area sits at the top of the hill overlooking the tent area leading down to the marina. The views out of the front window down over the marina, the river Waveney and across the valley are lovely. During our stay unsurprisingly there was no tents and only a maximum of five caravans or motorhomes at any one time so it was lovely and quiet.

The facilities are excellent, free to use is a small swimming pool and jacuzzi which kept our kids and ourselves happy; nice and warm too. The washroom facilities are great with individual washrooms, spacious enough for two if necessary and critically with under floor heating so in mid February comfortable to use. There is also a Mace shop part of the reception area.

You can hire day boats to tour the broads, although we didn't. We used the ferry to cross the river on the Saturday and walked the dogs about two miles to Oulton Broad. Not much there but still a good day out with the opportunity to get some fish n chips for lunch.

Some small grumbles, the swimming pool changing rooms were not cleaned regularly enough, the shop sold us a loaf of bread four days out of date and I would have loved in mid winter to have had the option of hard standing pitches. However nothing to put me off returning.

The site is well signposted from Haddiscoe. The approach road is narrow and whilst there are passing places they are often little more than field entrances. I would not like to meet a caravan coming the other way so would advise leaving before 11. 30 and not arriving until after 12. 00. We were lucky but this was February, not sure what it would be like during the more popular holiday seasons.

We had a lovely break and would highly recommend the site.

Date of Visit: March 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Landauman 12 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.

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