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Stonham Barns Caravan Park
Pettaugh Road
Stonham Aspal
Suffolk   (Browse area)
IP14 6AT
Tel: 01449 711901
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Pitches: 60
Open: 01/02/2022 to 31/12/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 34 Reviews
                8/10 from 34 Reviews

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 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
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 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing On Site   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   Golf On Site   Tennis <1 mile 
 Beach <10 miles   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
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 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: September 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 6 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Aubrey 1 review from this member

 Nice friendly site. Good clean facilities.

One slight issue that was quickly resolved. Plenty do see and do if staying on site.

Would consider returning if back in Suffolk. 
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Date of Visit: July 2021 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Campermark71 8 reviews from this member

 Stonham Barns Park itself is very nice and offers many facilities such as Sunday Car Boot Sale, Lots of interesting shops and a kids funfair.

The site is also used for events and has an Owl Sanctuary on site.

The campsite itself is quite level and the pitches are kept tidy although when we were there we saw a very overloaded pick up truck going round emptying the bins which then did a donut in our field which resulted in a lot of rubbish falling off which thankfully they picked up.

The shower and toilet blocks near our pitch were very old and basic and looked like converted lorry containers! Considering this place is not the cheapest to stay at I would have expected better, however they were kept clean. I was told there were other toilet blocks a short walk away but I didn't go in them so cannot comment on how good or bad they were.

The staff we encountered all seemed friendly.

Summing up, the site is a nice base especially if you are attending one of the many events they have there. The toilet/shower blocks near our pitch could do with upgrading but they were clean.

On the whole a nice site for a weekend or longer break. 

Date of Visit: July 2019 Unit:  Static
Nights stayed: 14 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Karen001 1 review from this member

 We have loved staying on this site. There is plenty to do and everybody is very friendly and welcoming.

As we have stayed in a caravan we have not had to use the shower facilities on site. There are now two blocks for toilets and showers. One is very old and is kept very well by the cleaners considering what they have to work with. (I believe there are plans to have these removed so a new block can be built in its place).

The second block is on the show ground site and is very bright and airy and new and again looked after beautifully by the staff on site.

The location of the site is good, it is on a main road but tucked away from it and we felt very safe and saw many children playing around the site as the main area is well away from the road. It makes for a good base for visiting the local area.

There are also beautiful walks both around the site and public footpaths. The Owl Sanctuary is an absolute must for visiting, as is the tea pot factory. You can watch tea pots being made and painted before going into the attached tea rooms for a lovely cup of tea and a piece of home made cake.

There is also a golf course, crazy golf and kick golf on site. Stonham Barns is also lucky to have a fantastic children's play barn "Tumbledown" offering a safe place for your small children to play while you sit with drinks and hot food cooked on site by the lovely Chrissi.

The Bistro currently stays open late on just a Friday and Saturday night, otherwise it closes at 4. 30pm. The menu is good, but very limited if like myself you are a vegetarian and I think maybe it would be very difficult if you were vegan - on the other hand Tumbledown do offer veggie and vegan food!

The issue with the on site store is the same as always - it closes at 4. 30pm everyday! Could do with being open considerably longer! But there are stores not to far away by car. We were here for the Gone to Earth Festival this year and so had friends come and camp during this time, a quote of their experience. ".

Special thanks to ALL OF YOU STAFF AT Stonham Barns - I HAVE NEVER HAD SUCH WELL PROVIDED DISABILTY FRIENDLY HELP AT ANY FESTIVAL SITE (FACILTIES/ AWARENESS). " Needless to say we all had a wonderful time. Gone to Earth will be happening again next year. Bring it on!

There is usually something going on every weekend throughout the summer what ever your thing is. Well worth a visit I think. Loved it. Sorry to have to go home, but we will be back again for definite. Oh - I forgot to say they also have a theatre on site with shows and visiting performers visiting on a regular basis.

Look up their web site. You can also get a hair cut, have your nails done and have a reiki and or tarot reading while you are here. Or even an art class!

There is also a brilliant book shop were the staff are very friendly and helpful. You will never be bored. I'll probably think of something else after I have posted this. But this will have to do for now.

I totally recommend Stonham Barns because it was well worth the money spent. 

Date of Visit: July 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Wombat12 3 reviews from this member

 Always happy to see you very polite and respectful.

Toilets clean and warm.

Lots to do for children and adults

Easy access to the site and good fishing. Car boot sale on Sundays and some shops 
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Date of Visit: February 2016 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Saxman 2 reviews from this member

 On arrival there was friendly welcome. We were shown to a pitch which we didn't like so was offered another one. They were hardstandings but being the time of year there was mud around edges. There was no explanation of where facilities were.

Toilet block was spotless. Once we had found the Elsan point we decided not to use it. It was the most disgusting we have ever seen. The grey water drain was also there. Having a motorhome we expected a service point but did not have one. We were unable to discharge grey water as it was through and behind a hedge. Doubt we will go again especially at 24 a night. 


Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Maggiedd 1 review from this member

 We booked last minute as the site we wanted to go to was closed. Stonham barns accommodated us in a lovely level field. We had electric, as did all of the pitches.

The toilets and shower block, although basic, were beautifully clean as was the washing up area which appeared to be new.

My teenagers really enjoyed the driving range and crazy golf on the site. The open field was relaxed and my children enjoyed a water fight and played football as there was so much space. I will definitely be returning for weekends with other family members in the future! 

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: ZarZu 3 reviews from this member

 This is my fist time staying at this site for a weekend with an extra large tent (12man). There was no problem for the tent as I was pitched up on the Rally field and was located close to the facilities as I have a few disabled family members.

The facilities were very clean and well maintained at all times. They were even inspected a couple of times a day. Very spacious and a mop and bucket for the showers if there became a mess.

There is plenty to do on site, loads of mini shops, which was well stocked. The actually camp site shop could do with being open for longer as she didn't open till 10 am and shut at 4pm.

The only problem with the site is there is no dog poo bins, so I have to use the general rubbish waste at the reception, but this was no problem.

The staff were very friendly and was always available to help.

Would I go back? Definitely. 

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Sandynineteen66 1 review from this member

 We booked in at stonham barns for the weekend of the mid Suffolk show, we had electric set up and water. The site grass was kept nice and short, the toilet blocks were simple but very clean, no queuing even on this very busy weekend.

The complex has lots of shops to potter around and a stocked convenience shop, although I only needed milk and paracetamol, they were reasonably priced for an on site shop.

There were lots of attractions, golfing, livery stables, lovely shops, fishing, and the play area looked good fun and well kept. Staff were all very helpful and polite.

The only criticism I can say, was that I only found 1 dog poo bin, which was a little disappointing for such a big site. Many thanks stonham barns. 

Date of Visit: November 2014 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Cleddytan 3 reviews from this member

 Just left this site this morning and I am appalled at how poor this site is. We arrived at 2. 0 pm yesterday and the reception was closed for the rest of the day. There was no warm welcome as advertised. A note on the door told us which pitch to use. The spacing of the pitches is quite cramped. The toilet and shower block is very shabby. There was no heating on at any time in the block.

When I complained at reception today, there was complete disinterest at what I was saying.  

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Paul12 6 reviews from this member

 Just returned after the Easter weekend break. This site seems to have more seasonal pitches then from our previous visits, but there always seems a nice atmosphere on site.

Our only real downside has got to be the shower block which sadly hasn't been touched for a few years, but always hot water available. Hard standing are available, but in busy times are quite hard to get because of the seasonal campers, as we found out last time after setting up we had to move one pitch down really annoying.

Most Sundays they have a small boot sale. They have many shops on site including a restaurant, garden centre and a small shop selling papers milk and bread 

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