A beautiful, small piece of land to pitch a tent - capacity of 6 per pitch
The Owner Says
Car (max 2 per pitch, included) , barbecue, campers' kitchen, car parking by pitch/unit, lanterns/fairy lights, smoking, picnic table - all welcome
About Plum Camping at White House Farm
Tents, campervans, kids, dogs (on leads) – yes. Caravans, larger motorhomes and noisy groups – no.
A lot of people come to Norfolk for the coast and it's a 30-minute drive to the nearest beaches around Walcott, Sea Palling and Happisburgh and a little further to the likes of Cromer and Mundesley but, from White House Farm the two major options are actually far closer. Firstly there's Norwich, a compact city with a castle museum (01603 493625) and grand cathedral (01603 218300) and, along with plenty of well-known shops and big names, a host of good independents in the Lanes portion of the city. You can take bus number 11 from a stop near the entrance to the farm and get into the city centre in half an hour. Secondly, you can skip the city in favour of the watery countryside and explore the Norfolk Broads. It's a 10-minute drive to Wroxham where you can hire day boats or canoes and explore the waterways – take a picnic and motor along to Wroxham Broad where you can enjoy food on the boat as you watch the sailing boats race on weekends. Those with kids should also try BeWILDerwood (01692 633033), a famed Broads family attraction with tree bridges, boat rides and all sorts of creative mysteries.
Food & Drink
Grab food to cook over the campfire from the farm shop or have a bite to eat in the café. Off site, take the bus in to Norwich where there are endless options – Frank's Bar (01603 618902), Café 33 (01603 626097) and Harriet's Tearooms (01603 614848) are particular favourites if you can get a seat or try something from the market. For a good pub, book ahead for The Recruiting Sergeant in Horstead (01603 737077), 15 minutes' drive away.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 16 reviews
Okay camping experience
Plum Camping is a fairly decent campsite, particularly for exploring Norwich. However, I'd like to point out a few gripes we had during our time camping here. Firstly, the communication is rather lacking. There is conflicting information between the Cool Camping description, Terms and Conditions, and signage and leaflets at the campsite. For example, the sign posting at the site says "make yourself at home" whereas the Terms and Conditions say "check in at the blue reception" - we could not find a "blue reception". The fridges available also say there are plastic bags available for storing food, again we could not find them. Additionally, the camp site states it sells coal which we were relying on but were unable to find. A map of the campsite would be appreciated as not all facilities are clearly signposted or obvious where they are. For example, you are suppose to pay for wood at the "horse box" which is nowhere to be found. The farm shop is a bonus and the produce is good. However, the products are rediculously expensive for a contemporary farm shop and most products didn't have matching price labels. For a couple nights, the nearby manor had an outdoor film festival which meant we were treated to excessively loud noises all evening till 10pm. It scared the life out of us the first time we heard it! It certainly ruined the illusion of having escaped the city. Be aware the front gates do close sometime in the evening if you intend on experiencing Norwich's night life or need to nip to Tesco. While I find it difficult to recommend Plum Camping, that's not to say you wouldn't have a nice time there.
Awesome camping experience!
Perfect for a bit of comfort (great loos and showers) surrounded by beautiful orchards and fields. Farm shop ha everything u need too! We had a very chilled weekend, loving being out in nature but so close to the city. Recommend the bus too and a stop at St Giles pantry when in town! Will Def be back!
Lovely few days away!
Plum camping is set within a working farm which is lovely. There's a brilliant shop with fresh produce and everything we wanted to get to during the days we were there were easily accessible. Showers were a bit temperamental but that was because there had been a sewage issue in the area so completely out of the hosts control! Would definitely visit again.
Spacious and Great location
Great location, close to Norwich centre. Great base for visiting broads and beaches too. Spacious between tents. Lovely cafe and farm shop on site. Clean facilities and great added bonus of fridge and electricity to charge phones etc. Will be back.
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We had a lovely weekend at this campsite, despite the weather! There was loads of space, and everyone was generally very considerate. A few things to note: - we received very little info before we came, for instance nothing to tell us what time we could arrive and had to leave. As it turned out, we could do both any time, but as most campsites have a time restriction that would have been good to know in advance. - the site only allows you to use wood they provide on your campfire, which is great, but the pieces are all big and there’s no kindling provided, so cue everyone spending the early evenings trawling the hedgerows for twigs to get fires lit! Some smaller pieces in the boxes would be really useful, or take your own kindling! - two of the showers were out of order, the third door doesn’t lock, and the family shower floods massively, but were nice and hot! Other than this we really liked it. A nice-to-have would have been a fenced area to exercise dogs off lead, as there is lots of space adjacent which could have accommodated this, and which would have reduced the amount of people ignoring the dogs-on-leads rules! Would definitely visit again.
Plum Camping at White House Farm is located at White House Farm, Wroxham Road, Rackheath, Norwich, Norfolk NR7 8RN
On the A1270 dual carriageway, follow signs for Wroxham but, once at the roundabout to turn off to Wroxham, take the exit for Norwich and head towards Norwich on Wroxham Road. One mile later you'll hit another roundabout where there are brown tourist signs to follow to White House Farm. Once you reach the White House Farm car park, head to the far left of the car park and drive on up to Plum Camping.
There are two regular options for public transport. Bus 11 stops at the entrance to White House Farm (you'll still need to walk down the entrance driveway) and takes about 30 minutes to reach the very middle of the city centre and the train station. Or you can head over to the Sprowston Park and Ride Station (a couple of minutes by car or a 25-minute walk) and then go on the number 502 park-and-ride service.