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Ok, am very very very broke, need to camp on a serious budget!

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Pawslikepaddington Tue 02-Jun-09 10:20:23

No holiday money this summer-all went on getting the tent etc. Where can we go that is lovely and secluded, quiet, calm, preferrably 2 hours or less from Cambridge and with lots of free stuff to do (we have National Trust Membership, so can do that for free). A number of campsites would be good, as I want to get away as much as possible as we can only go at the weekends.

Thank you you happy campers! grin

zanz1bar Tue 02-Jun-09 10:40:33

try north norfolk, kids only need the beach.

just back from 'manor farm' west runton.

try 'burnham deepdale'

and pinewoods, wells next sea.

all lovely, mostly secluded, non have a club house, no holiday park atmosphere, so calm and quiet ish, just lots of kids.

Pawslikepaddington Tue 02-Jun-09 10:44:42

Yaaaay-that is perfect!! Thank you so much! I am really not into the chip fat, club house kind of campsites, I just like to be able to sit, chat with dd, read together, run around and get all silly and giggly, but like to "get back to nature" as it were-the only battery operated things allowed are the lanterns, and even then we have candle hurricane lanterns for the living area. Oooh I am so so so so excited!!!

EachPeachPearMum Tue 02-Jun-09 10:45:53

mmmm... they sound lovely. Do they get very crowded in summer?

Pawslikepaddington Tue 02-Jun-09 10:49:50

Oh yes!! Pinewoods is near Holkham Beach!!! Spent Boxing day there "sandballing" each other, as dd was desperate to snowball and there was no snow grin. I don't know which to choose first-want to try the tent out this weekend as my final exam is tomorrow, and have spur of the moment decided that we need a break! grin

zanz1bar Tue 02-Jun-09 19:05:39

burnham deepdale is in fields behind a garage, but on the plus side it has a really fantastic cafe.

Pine woods can get a bit boggy if it rains, but great beach.

manor farm is lovely, feels like deep countryside but is only 5 mins walk from co-op and morrisons and beach.

Kbear Tue 02-Jun-09 23:15:19

Fen Farm at Mersea Island is nice - we went last week. There is a footpath leading to the beach, a good beach combing sort of beach, bit of sand but mostly shells, footpath other leading to pub, great food, friendly welcome (Dog and Pheasant) - what more do you need? £22 per night for the tent. Also about five minutes up the road is a country park.

Kbear Tue 02-Jun-09 23:15:34

other WAY.....

Kbear Tue 02-Jun-09 23:16:01

oh and good showers!

fatzak Wed 03-Jun-09 08:43:34

Another vote for Pinewoods - we went at Easter. Loads to do for free - fab beach literally next to campsite, crabbing in Wells, playground on site. There's also trampolines and crazy golf on site for something else to do!

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