Retro Caterpillar

UK England East Anglia Cambridgeshire Ely Mad Hatters Campsite

  • Sleeps 5 (max 5 adults, 4 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Pet Friendly
Retro Caterpiller can sleep 5 people with one double bed, two single beds and a single sofa bed. All bedding is included as well as cosy throws, furniture, cutlery and a BBQ. We also give you a welcome pack full of goodies!

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.

The Retro Caterpillar can sleeps up to 5 people, it is equipped with one double bed, two single beds, one single sofa bed.

It includes all bedding, cosy throws, cutlery, table, chairs, small outdoor stove, saucepans, torches, BBQ and welcome pack of Silver Oak Freshly ground coffee/ fair-trade tea/ organic milk/ Strawberries when grown on farm, & eggs.

Dogs are an additional charge of £5 for the duration of your stay, but please make sure they do not go on the beds.

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at Mad Hatters Campsite with the Cool Camping Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 20% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 10 days before your holiday
  • 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
  • This guarantee supersedes any other policies

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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.