We have stayed at 2 campsites in Norfolk, both of which I'd recommend. The first is Old Brick Kilns at Barney which isn't far from Fakenham And the other is Deers Glade which is near Hanworth. Both are very well kept sites with nice clean loos and showers. Hope this helps
Have been to loads in France. We love Le Vieux Port in Gascony, & Les Charmettes on the Med. Carisma hols only do sites walkeable to the beach. Matthews hols are v.good value & have a good chat forum about everybodies sites here
So far I haven't been able to find anywhere in northern France that does tent camping - they all seem to be caravans of one sort or another. Dh doesn't want to drive far, so I imagine Brittany or Channel coast would be suitable, but inland would be fine if there was a lake. Anyone know of such a place?
As for Norfolk, dh has found a couple he likes: Pinewoods and Searles but I'm concerned that Pinewoods' toilets/washing facilities don't sound too nice (or look too frequent on the map) and it sounds a bit cramped, and that at Searles it sounds like each pitch is isolated by hedging from the next - I liked the group pitching at Hurley Riverside Park, which made a nice big safe supervisable green field for children to play in and make friends. Anyone been to either Pinewoods or Searles?
Is it too late for you to go to Norfolk? My favourite campsite is at Stiffkey on the North Norfolk coast - it is basic but very clean and is right on the marshes so great for the kids - crabbing, getting muddy, swimming etc.