Grass pitch (No Electric) TENTS ONLY

UK England East Anglia Cambridgeshire Ely Mad Hatters Campsite

  • Sleeps 7 (max 6 adults, 6 children)
Each of the pitches are surrounded by wildflowers with higgledy paths connecting one another. We offer a number of grass pitches that are suitable for caravans, motorhomes, tents and folding caravans

The Owner Says

The campsite consists of five acres of green grassy field with a beautiful pond, surrounded by colourful wild flowers nectar mixes, and over 3 acres of newly planted trees and hedges. We have various bird boxes and feed stations in the mixes to encourage wild birds and pollinators, something that we are really passionate about.
Standard non-electric grass pitches are surrounded by widlflowers with higgledy paths connecting each pitch. Colourful wheelbarrows can be used to cart all of your items to the pitch you have chosen. Each pitch is oval with its own firepit, Mad Hatter sign and solar light. Pitches are approximately 9 - 12m diameter. We offer a number of grass pitches that are suitable for caravans, motorhomes, tents and folding caravans.
Guy ropes can go into the wildflowers, as there is plenty of space between pitches. We have onsite toilets, showers, a shared fridge/freezer, solar charging points are located behind reception. We have sockets for hairdryers in the wash facilities and a shed with 2 washing up sinks.
There is a small play area with a playhouse, slide and small tables for younger children. We also have a small covered area using a parachute with log stools for older children, and den building supplies.

Your first car is included in the price, but if you want to bring an additional car it is £2 per night. Fire logs are £4.50 per bag.

We allow dogs, but only 2 per pitch. Please clear up after them!

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  • A low deposit of 20% to secure your booking
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  • Complete flexibility to move bookings for up to 18 months in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
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About Mad Hatters Campsite

Suitable For

Pretty much everyone! Campers, glampers, caravans, motorhomes, groups and dogs – yes.


It’s a 2.5-mile walk along the River Ouse in to Ely where you can visit Ely Cathedral (01353 667735) and Oliver Cromwell’s House (01353 662062) which includes interactive exhibitions and an escape room. If it rains, you could head for Ely Leisure Village, 3.5 miles from site, which has a swimming pool, 6-screen cinema and fast-food eateries. More active adventures can be found 9 miles away at Hannam's Wake Hub and Aquapark (01353 649683) or 12 miles away at Wicken Fen Nature Reserve (01353 720274) where you can walk, hire bikes or take a boat ride. Perhaps visit Anglesey Abbey (01223 810080) where there’s a Jacobean House and maze. Cambridge and Newmarket are both 17 miles from site and the Norfolk Coast is 30 miles away.

Food & Drink

Ely has plenty of choice when it comes to food and drink. Recommended hotspots include the riverside Cutter Inn (01353 662713), The Royal Standard (01353 645194), Peacocks Tearoom (01353 661100) and The Almonry (01353 666360) – which stands within the cathedral precincts. If you’re eating out with kids, try Wildwood (01353 659587) or Arbuckles Diner (01353 656710). Spanish restaurant, Habis (07445 831648) in Littleport (3 miles from site) also comes highly recommended.
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Mad Hatters Campsite is located at Mad Hatters Campsite, Clayway Farm, Prickwillow, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4UE

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Getting There

From Ely, head towards Queen Adelaide on the B1382. Halfway through the village at the crossroads take the road marked Branch Bank heading towards Littleport. Stay on this road for just over half-a-mile before turning right on to Second Drove (gravel road). The campsite is on the left approximately 500 metres from this turning. The closest railway station is Ely, 3 miles away. There are no buses which stop near the site but a taxi from the station should cost no more than £10.