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Rated ★★★★★ over 37 reviews
Beautiful campsite, lovely ethos, great people running it
Peaceful and quiet, with lots of space between pitches, each one slightly secluded or with its own special prospect. Great facilities include a good shower block, standpipes for water, no cars on site (so much quieter and more attractive and its not far to walk to the car park), a bucket of firewood for the fire burners already located at each pitch if you would like this, the attentions of a hand-reared, friendly magpie (such a joy), great views everywhere and super friendly support from James and his family. Highly recommend.
Accessible, friendly and tranquil
James and Emma could not have been more accommodating when we stayed in July 2020 with our two children, one of whom is a wheelchair user. This was our first camping venture with the children, and they were very helpful beforehand, and keen to do whatever they could whilst we were there. We jumped in at the deep end with a beautiful eco-campsite, but it was worth it. Next time, James offered to mow a special pitch nearer to the fabulous bathroom block and facilities (spotless and beautifully constructed), and this would make life much easier - the unpacking and loading from pitch to car was the only difficulty. The wetroom is incredibly spacious, but adults with mobility needs might like to take a second fold-up stool or step to assist with keeping things dry. But for people looking for accessible camping, with owners who will go out of their way to make their site accessible, allowing anyone to enjoy the peaceful tranquility of the Suffolk countryside, we could not recommend Birds and Bees more. Highly recommend the food add on option, and plenty of firewood to enjoy those starry nights. A brilliant first foray into camping as a family, even with a wasp sting next to the eye on departure!
Lovely peaceful campsite
Our second visit here and well worth the long drive from Yorkshire! Peaceful and quiet, you would think you're the only ones there! The most spacious campsite we've ever stayed at. Good clean facilities and very helpful host who can provide firewood for an evening's star gazing. Lovely part of the world with good food, walks, beaches and of course crabbing! Thanks a lot James and Emma.
The most perfect site we have visited
A wonderful place to spend a week, with masses of space between pitches and nothing to interfere with the beauty and tranquility of the site. We found ourselves spending every evening just sitting by the fire, chatting and staring at the spectacular night skies. The facilities are superb too. Thank you James and Emma for a delightful week, we are looking forward to another visit, as soon as you open again next season!
A perfect get away from it all
Our pitch in nature’s way was very secluded and also very sheltered - this came in handy during storm francis! The peace was heavenly. A reduction in occupancy meant the washrooms were never busy. Just be ready for a long hike to get to them with the tree bog out of action. The firewood service was excellent and James was very welcoming. Definitely hope to return, especially to try the farm’s own ice cream.
We spent a week at Birds and Bees and I would heartily recommend it. James the host was very friendly and the facilities are very modern and clean. The pitches are well spread out in some lovely meadows and the location is ideal for the seaside. A great holiday
Tranquil and buzzing with wildlife
Our third visit to Birds and Bees in as many years, and didn’t disappoint. The communal parts of the site had been well adapted to cope with the additional social distancing and sanitising requirements, but because every pitch has so much space it didn’t impact on the experience at all. This is the perfect place for families wanting some peace and quiet, surrounded by beautiful sunset views and wildlife all around- but with convenience of well maintained shower and toilet facilities, fridges to keep the bbq meat and wine chilled for supper and lots of places to visit all within 30mins drive. Nice addition this year of a small bar hut on site open for a few hours at the weekends so anyone arriving and has forgotten to pack a sundowner can pick something up. James and Emma provide a warm welcome and just the right amount of assistance. You will not be disappointed with this beautiful site in Suffolk.
Birds and beas is absolutely perfect... The pitches are spaced perfectly so you feel like you have privacy and can be social if you want. toilets and showers really clean kitchen was clean, had a fridge and kettle and toaster but most of all James was such a gem...he was the kindest, sweetest guy that was so helpful and patient with us first time campers... Gave us great advice and tips and if it wasn't for him we would never had done it.. now we love camping and would go back 100 x times to birds and bees thank you James
Perfect intro to camping
Delighted that I chose to stay at Birds and Bees campsite as my first camping trip in over 30 years. I visited with my 11 yr old son and the owners made us feel very welcome and at ease knowing we were complete novices... the site was very spacious, the showers and toilets were super clean and the kitchen facilities were excellent. My son and I are now camping converts and are already talking about our next stay at Birds and Bees!
Wonderful, peaceful site close to all the main attractions of this part of Suffolk
One of the best campsites I have experienced and I have been camping for over 45 years! Spacious pitches with plenty of space between campers. On our first morning I spotted a barn owl emerging from a nearby tree and was captivated by the other bird life that goes to make this such a wonderful site. The owners were welcoming and clearly work hard to ensure that your stay is a happy one; for once I did not have reservations about using the showers, they are spotless and there is even shower gel if you need it. Come here with your family and know that your kids will have a great time and create memories of this rural haven for their future.
A perfect getaway
We’ve just returned from three nights at Birds and Bees. It was our first stay. We are seasoned campers and I can honestly say it was one of the most peaceful and relaxing trips we’ve had. The pitches are well spaced out and a good size. The location is beautiful. The owners were friendly and helpful. There is a gear drop off point near the pitches so it’s not too far to lug your stuff - there are wheel arrows available - and it’s lovely not having cars on the camping field. We would definitely go back.
Fantastic - family friendly with a ‘wild camping’ feel
My 8 yr old daughter and I visited Birds & Bees for her first camping trip. She had a clear vision of camping wanting a somewhat ‘wild’ experience where we could cook over an open fire, feel secluded and eat s’mores without being cramped by other campers. I of course also wanted the practicalities as well - good showers, clean toilets and a well kept site. Bird and Bees met all our needs perfectly. James and Emma run the place and couldn’t have been more welcoming. They can provide wood for fires, grills to cook on, sausages and burgers, matches, bug repellant etc. In the kitchen area they even provide washing up liquid, tea, coffee, a kettle and a fridge freezer for shared use. The main building has male and female toilets / showers plus a large family bathroom. All were spotlessly clean every time we used them. We were on Hedgehog pitch - one of four secluded pitches surrounded by trees and hedges known as ‘Nature’s Way’. To my mind this is by far the nicest part of the site. The pitch was beautiful getting evening sun right on the fire pit. Despite a massive thunderstorm on our first night, both my daughter and I loved our visit. She can’t wait to go back and neither can I. Particular thanks to James for making us so welcome.
What a gem!!!
We had a wonderful 4 days at this magical campsite! The site is big and spacious so you don't feel on top of each other, love the fact that there is only a limited amount of spots so the site would never feel that busy. The owners are truly amazing and could not do enough to make you feel more welcoming. The area around the site is great with plenty of farm shops and lovely independent shops and sites to visits. We are defiantly not done exploring this spot and hope to return soon. Thanks for looking after us so well, Janne & Conrad
We loved this site for so many reasons....waking up to hear the birdsong every morning, so much space, no cars driving around so safe for the children to run around, clean shower facilities with hot water, a campfire on all pitches for marshmallows in the evening...... a real gem of a campsite. We will be back.
Tranquil and enchanting campsite
This place is a dream. The owners are delightful, each pitch is secluded and surrounded by nature. The loudest thing at night was the sound of owls. The hub of hot showers and kitchen was really well organised and welcome. Fire pits and firewood made glowing evenings possible while star gazing. The whole place was ideal for children, and close to the sea. We’ll be going again next year.
Our favourite campsite so far!
Our little family of four stayed at Birds & Bees this summer for five nights. We had a wonderful, relaxed stay - lovely pitches, which I'm sure are even nicer when the grass has had a bit more rain and been able to grow taller; really friendly hosts and fellow campers; nice touches like the family bathroom, fridge/freezer and kids' chairs at the Beehive; close to lots of fun day trips to Framlingham Castle, Thorpeness, Southwold/Walberswick beaches; helpful communication from James and Emma before our trip. We were lucky enough to have had some amazing star-gazing opportunities while we were there, and a "blood moon" which our boys are still talking about! We will definitely be back.
Beautiful site and a warm welcome!
This site truly is a wildlife haven, all the privacy and beauty of wild camping but with the benefit of excellent and spotlessly clean facilities. We stayed on Robin pitch and loved it - it's set down in it's own little glade at the bottom of the main meadow where there are about another 6 or 7 pitches, but each very much in it's own space so you feel very secluded. James was there when we arrived and showed us where everything was, including firewood for our fire pit and a breakfast hamper which we had pre ordered. The wood lasted us all 3 nights we stayed, we only had to buy a little extra kindling locally. There are plenty of toilets and showers for the size of the site and we never had to queue for anything, the kitchen it well appointed with a communal fridge and even a kettle, microwave and toaster, just adding that extra convenience if you want a quick cuppa! Everything is modern and clean and our kids even loved going in the compost toilet aptly named the 'tree bog'! If peace and tranquillity is what you are after, a great spot for children to run free and get close to nature with beautiful views of the Suffolk countryside this is an absolute gem. There is so much to do around about and great places to eat, we didn't even scratch the surface - we can't wait to return to Birds & Bees.
Peaceful location 'beautiful meadows ' quiet
Before we arrived on our bikes .Emma sent me a nice text message to say what time we would be there so they could meet us and to show us around ' very friendly & helpful management Emma & James ' Toilet / shower blocks were so nice ' very clean ' warm ' always hot water ' ampel space to get changed and do your hair 'makeup ect. Mens toilet block was also as clean and warm ' There's a nice kitchen area hot water toaster'fridge for all to use . Campsite has little mown paths to each pitch ' plenty of space between pitche's .camp fire's can be lit near your pitch ampel wood to use .organised rubbish area . Very quiet ' family friendly. Only 20 minutes stroll to the white horse pub ' lovely local food ' lovely old pub ' nice selection of drinks ' 10 miles from the coast of Alburgh ' lovely seaside town to visit ' many footpaths to explore near birds & bees ' would recommend to anyone . For a nice break away for couples and families.
Quiet back to basics camping with nice amenities.
Although you are in a field with just a few people, approx 4 per field you still have some fabulous toilets, washing and shower facilities just a 100 yards away. These are spotless and because so few can be on the site then you never wait. Owners were helpful and their if needed but also non fussy. Area is Lovely, pub 0.8 miles away with great food. Only 10 miles out to the coast and I say the nicest part of Suffolk rather than the same old in southwold. This does get booked up with a lot of people returning so don't think you can book last minute and get in. The site is also very respectful of families etc so drunk and rowdy with loud music will not be allowed so if this is you then book elsewhere. Incredibly safe environment for children with lots to do around the site, all areas are accessible away from any cars. All in all a great visit and thanks to the owners for hanging onto that off grid feel, environmentally friendly as it can be but also offering the option of warm showers and a kitchen if you just can't manage the hole wild thing!
Our kids liked the free ice cream tasting
We had a lovely stay a few weekends ago with a group of families, with assorted kids ranging in age from 2 to 8. The campsite is spacious and has some lovely secluded spots. The facilities were clean and well thought through - they even have a microwave and toaster. James and his team were welcoming and friendly and even posted us the water bottles that we mistakenly left at reception on our last day. The site is in the heart of gorgeous Suffolk countryside, with loads of great family day trips e.g. we visited Framlingham Castle and Dunwich beach. Couldn't ask for more.
Glorious wild countryside
We loved our stay from start to finish - from the warm, friendly welcome to the excellent facilities, everything was absolutely spot on. We very much enjoyed the large pitches and long grasses between them, so much nicer than the crammed-in sites at other locations. Each pitch had its own merits, from quiet secluded pitches to ones nearer the amazing facilities, there really is something for everyone.
Peaceful, tent-only campsite with campfires in lovely rural Suffolk
This was our first time at Birds & Bees Campsite (Aug 2018). We were attracted by the emphasis on nature and peace and quiet and the site did not disappoint. We stayed on the pitch called Squirrel along Natures Way which is perfect if you want a secluded spot as it is right at the end of the mown track so people do not walk by your site. Note, however, that it is a 5 to 7 minute walk to the showers and main toilets so it may not suit everyone and there are plenty of other pitches that are closer to the facilities. The facilities themselves were excellent and clean with good showers, a fridge, kettle and large washing up area. James and Emma were there to meet us on arrival and were very friendly and helpful. We would definately go again though might try to time it better so we are not there for the wasp invasion. The wasps were quite a nuisance and we had to make a trap but that is not the fault of the campsite - just nature doing its thing!
A second visit to this amazing site
Our family returned for a second visit to this wonderful campsite in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. The lovely owners have kept to their vision of a tranquil and natural site. The common spaces have been well maintained. There are plenty of showers. Kids love the space with the freedom to run around. The fire pits offer a lesson in campsite cooking. During the day this area of Suffolk offers so much with stunning beaches and great seaside towns. We will be back for a third time.
Natural & uncommercialised site
A lovely first stay at Birds & Bees camp site. A very uncommercialised site which is what we were after. Saying that plentiful showers and toilets which were clean. Only queued once for the compost toilet which was fine. James & Emma (& 2 lovely children) gave us a warm welcome & we have already booked for the school holidays as there is a lot to see locally. It really is a lovely place and it would be a shame if lots more pitches were added as they are spaced out so you are quite private. Speaking to James we dont believe he has expansion in mind which is great news! Just be advised to book early!
Wonderful and wild child friendly campsite
We stayed for 3 nights. The campsite is really well laid out, no cars, easy to unload and set up. The facilities are clean. There is even a fridge if you need to store food. Kids were running all over the campsite. Felt very safe and relaxed. There are lots of new and interesting insects to discover! The hosts James and Emma are very open and friendly and recommended some great places. The beach is 20 mins away and great fun for crabbing! Definitely going back!
If you want somewhere you’re gonna turn up at and just love, you’ll not do better than this. The owners were fab, and place was perfect. We had The Squirrel plot, and I think it was the best, but we’d have been happy anywhere. Will be returning.
Nurtured by nature
A great campsite. Although the actual site covers a relatively large area, the owners James and Emma have done an excellent job of designing the place so as to maintain a certain back to nature ambiance. Given the way the site is currently managed, it would be impossible for the place to feel over crowded. Long may it last. Indeed, the meadows are left to grow and James and Emma merely mow narrow tracks through the grass to small clearings where you can pitch your tent. The site has decent facilities that were kept very clean while we were there. They consist of a composing loo, called the "Tree bog" and several 'normal' loos and showers. If I was being really picky, I'd say that the site could do with some additional loos and showers. There wasn't any issues whilst we were there but if the site was full I can imagine there might be the odd queue for the loo or shower. It would be great to see an additional composting loo and two or three 'bush showers' installed (talking to James, I got the impression this might already be on his radar). Anyway, as it is, it is still a fantastic site run by a lovely couple. You get a real sense of being away from it all at Birds and Bees and the inability to park your car right next to your pitch means that the kids can run pretty much wild in relative safety. In this regard, James acknowledges that the site isn't for everyone; "It's a site that involves some walking" he explains. Once you have dropped your gear off at the drop off point, cars are left, out of sight, at a sunken car parking area. The drop off point is where you also find a number of trolleys for lugging your gear to your pitch. Each pitch is in it's own little area of mown meadow grass and comes complete with a small fire pit. Firewood is available to buy, but you can also bring your own. Whilst this is part of a working farm, James and Emma seem to take their custodianship of the countryside seriously. They have encouraged barn owns and have put up signs asking people to keep to the mown pathways due to the presence of ground nesting birds in the long grass. You are also reminded that the rotten logs and sticks you might see on the floor also provide important habitat for a variety of invertebrates. So don't pinch them for your fire. Camping can be any things to different people, but if, to you, camping means screaming kids in swing parks, a club house, entertainment, a bustling camp supermarket and bingo nights, then this is definitely NOT the place for you. This is the sort of place that almost demands that you change down a few gears and get into relax mode. If you are feeling energetic, you can book onto a foraging experience with Vivia who seems to have an encyclopedic knowledge of plants, their uses and some interesting folk stories too. The forage only takes and hour and it is well worth it. In summary, this is a great campsite for those who want to feel reconnected with mother nature. We loved it and hope to go back. One last tip, don't forget to pack your preferred mosquito stuff. Suffolk mozzies are big, bad and hungry. I don't usually get bothered by them but I still managed to pick a good half a dozen bites.
A beautiful corner of Suffolk
We spent 3 nights here over the May bank holiday weekend. Our first camping trip as a family of 5. James and Emma couldn’t have been more helpful and friendly from the minute we made email contact. A beautiful tranquil site, perfect for our 3 small people. A highlight for the children was the open fires and collecting the firewood bucket from the wood store. Plenty of hot water, modern clean facilities, and large pitches with lots of space - which is good, because our brand new tent was really very large once we had figured out how to put it up!! The site is a stones throw from some wonderful Suffolk villages, and there is a lovely beer garden and very friendly landlord at the local pub! We had such a fabulous time we are going back in July. It’s going to be a hard place to beat over the coming years.
Just back from an absolutely blissful couple of days at Birds & Bees. James and Emma have created an idyllic experience. Huge mown circles each with its own firepit are hewn from tall grass containing nesting song birds. There is lots of space between pitches and the overall feeling is of expansive relaxation. The facilities are superb. Modern clean showers & toilets, a functional kitchen area complete with fridge freezer (a pen and labels are thoughtfully supplied) and farm fresh eggs & meat are all available at "The Beehive" and there is is a beautifully decorated composting loo at the point the three meadows meet (never has defecating into a hole seemed so glamorous). Their No Dogs, No Cars on site rules appear draconian at first but within a few hours as your ears fill with bird song and little else you realise that they are vital to the experience. Emma and James are very welcoming themselves and manage to pull off the seemingly impossible dichotomy of being always instantly on hand and yet never intrusive. We had an absolutely blissful time and are eager to return.
We had just returned home from a fantastic weekend camping. The peace and tranquility is amazing. James and Emma are incredibly welcoming and kind. The sites are beautiful and the facilities excellent. We really enjoyed the breakfast hamper full of local goodies and everything has been thought of even down to the firewood being kiln dried. We area already planning our next trip.
This really is a gem of site - quite unique and largely a product of the huge amount of love James and Emma throw into this. The plots are generous and services spotless and new. J&E go to huge lengths to accommodate all sorts of needs from wood to sausages to helping erect an 8 man tent in the rain when you are on your own with two tired under 7 year olds! We will be coming back!
Lovely hosts and beautiful, remote camping
I stayed here over last weekend. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by James and his lovely wife with a cup of tea. James chatted us through the pitch and the site itself and had a clear love for the countryside and nature. He helped us out with local recommendations and we had an awesome time there watching the meteor shower. The facilities are super clean and nice and everything is easy to access and set up. Really beaut part of the world and would recommend to anyone.
A lovely natural site and very freindly hosts
Even before we arrived, the attention paid by our hosts was great - I had booked one of the two pitches advertised on the Cool Camping site, and James called me to explain that a more secluded site was available, and asked if I wanted to switch. We also arrived several hours early, but James was happy for us to make ourselves tea and coffee, and as soon as the pitch was available, to start setting up. The site he suggested was lovely, as were all of the facilities - the bathrooms and kitchen were immaculate - recently decorated and very clean. Both James and Emma could not have been more friendly and helpful, but also left us in peace to enjoy our break. I would also recommend the burgers and sausages sold on site - delicious! All in all, a lovely site, and I couldn't recommend it highly enough.
Back to Nature
What a wonderful country campsite this was. This site has been well organised and the attention to the little details is all there. We had a great relaxed few days with small children, who were able to wander free and safe in the long grass (full of butterflies) of the meadow. Each mown pitch was close to everything, but nicely private from your neighbours. We were at the top of the small hill and so had 180 degree views of beautiful Suffolk and an amazing starlit night view with more stars that you think possible in the UK. The facilities are great. Gorgeous hand painted Eco-loo in the field and hot showers and flushing toilets up at the main farm building with a small kitchen with fridge and microwave for use. Campfire was even setup for us by the very welcoming owner. They couldn’t have been nicer. We would definitely go back, the atmosphere was just lovely.
A stunning Suffolk campsite
Our family spent a wonderful weekend at the Birds and Bees campsite. It was their first weekend of full operation and we were very pleased that we chose to spend our time in Suffolk. The owners Emma and James were very welcoming. They have turned parts of their farm in to a superb campsite. The pitches are very well spread out over three fields, with ample space for each. Tall grass hides tents away so it feels very private. The facilities are excellent – with a family shower room which is great for those with young children. There is good car parking, with a drop off point for kit. A lot of thought and care has gone into the site. And the surrounding countryside is beautiful. We look forward to returning – not doubt it will be much harder to get space next year as word spreads.
Fantastic all-round experience
Birds and Bees campsite is a fantastic site that I cannot recommend enough. James and Emma have poured their fun, friendly, charismatic personalities into building something truly unique. The facilities are all newly installed and are just beautiful, a real wow factor. The pitches are set out in a way where you feel like you may be the only people there, and as there is only around 20 pitches total, you never feel crowded. James was on hand all weekend and was so welcoming. Even offering to help us carry gear to the pitch and setup. You can park your car fairly near most of the pitches and there were plenty of trollies available to help get anything bulkier moved over. There is plenty to see and do in the local area, and with Birds and Bees being such a wonderful place to call home for your stay, you should absolutely book yourselves a little break here. We loved it so much we have just booked to come back again in a few weeks time.
Luxury Camping with Nature
Birds and Bees campsite is a beautifully crafted campsite in the heart of Suffolk with some great attractions just a short drive away. The moment we arrived at Birds and Bees we felt relaxed and at ease. James & Emma made us feel extremely welcome on arrival, giving us all the information we required for the perfect stay. The facilities at the campsite are excellent and we especially liked the space in the family bathroom, allowing the whole family to shower together - especially helpful with little tots in tow! The pitches themselves are well cared for, and the children loved following the winding pathways to find our pitch. We loved the fact that we had our own space and that we were not right next to other campers. The children had great fun in the long meadow grass, making friends with other campers to play out and make fun imaginative games. This campsite is certainly worth a visit.