Walnut Lakes

 23rd June 2017

Planning a trip away for that summer break? Practical Caravan, in conjunction with Bailey of Bristol, have compiled Britain’s best sites as chosen by you. But what are the sites that people truly love and go back to time-and-time again. 

With the colourful cities of Colchester and Norwich, Practical Caravan’s selection offers 12 fantastic sites from across Eastern England. Take time in the Norfolk Broads or the Suffolk market town of Bury St Edmunds. Linger in the Lincolnshire Wold or saunter along the long coastline of Skegness.  No matter what you fancy, this region offers visitors to the area breath-taking countryside, historic architecture and beautiful coastlines. 

So without any further ado, here are the sites that were voted the best to visit in Eastern England


Waldegraves Holiday Park


Ideal for a family getaway, Waldegraves Holiday Park is situated in the heart of Mersea Island and its beautiful countryside. The park offers amongst its many activities crazy golf, ‘footgolf’, and has a boating lake and four fishing lakes. 




Run Cottage Touring Park


Close to the market town of Woodridge, Run Cottage is within easy reach of Felixstowe and is located on Suffolk’s Heritage Coast. Set in 4.5 acres of land, it has a local village pub just 600 yards away, offers visitors acres of parkland and an array of wildlife from barn owls to deer. 




Long Acres Touring Park 


Winner of the AA Small Campsite of the Year 2016, Long Acre is a premier 5-star adult only touring park located in Lincolnshire. Set in three acres of countryside, the long strip of land, Barn Owls, Woodpeckers and Cuckoos are just some of the wildlife on offer. For those looking further afield, the market town of Spalding is just a short distance away, while nature lovers will be in their element with RSPB’s Freiston Shore and Frampton Marshes. 




Colchester Camping and Caravan Park


Only a few minutes away from the historic town centre, the holiday park is located in Britain’s oldest recorded town, making it a must for anybody looking to stay a short drive from Suffolk or East Anglia. With the picturesque Essex coasts, Colchester zoo, and Colchester Castle nearby, this holiday park offers a variety of pitches in a lovely setting.




Stroud Hill Park


Located on a 150-acre family farm, this exclusively adult site in Cambridgeshire has a firm emphasis on wildlife, particularly for bird lovers. With an on-site restaurant and bar, tennis courts and a fishing lake, Stroud Hill Park offers a vast range of amenities at every turn.




Walnut Lakes Caravan Park


Another of the adults-only sites takes its name form the two lakes located on the 10-acre farm site, Walnut Lake and Daisy Lake. While anglers will be in their element, there’s plenty to do, either by, enjoying the surrounding area, or by, travelling further afield with Skegness and Kings Lynn a short drive away.




Petwood Caravan Park


In the heart of Lincolnshire village Woodhall Spa, Petwood Caravan Park is just a five-minute walk to the village and offers visitors the chance to walk through the countryside, visit nearby Lincoln and its cathedral and castle, or simply play a round of golf at Woodhall Spa Golf Club.




Eastview Caravan Park


An ideal place for families, Eastview Caravan Park is set on the East Coast of Lincolnshire in Chapel St Leonards. With Fantasy Island Adventure Park and the Natureland Seal Sanctuary nearby, it’s perfect for a family getaway, with the beach within walking distance.




Woodhall Country Park


Set within a vast woodland, Woodhall Country Park is a must for lovers of the outdoors. Offering three fishing lakes within the country park, bike hire and wildlife habitats in the surrounding area, Woodhall even has the Village Limits pub a minute’s walk away.




Old Brick Kilns Caravan & Camping Park


Located in rural Norfolk, Old Brick Kilns is perfectly placed for anybody looking to make the most of the great outdoors. Set in 13 acres of countryside you can enjoy food and drink at Barney’s Restaurant and Bar, while those looking to branch further out can take in the wonders of the Norfolk Broads and its beautiful coastal towns.




Fen Farm Caravan Site


Fen Farm Caravan Site is ideal if you’re looking for that quiet family escape. Close to the sea and situated on Mersea Island, Fen Farm is filled with wildlife and is a hidden gem of tranquillity on the East Anglian coast.




Highfield Farm Touring Park


Set in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside, Highfield Farm is perfectly placed to explore the local area. Surrounded by woodland, a 1.5-mile nature trail takes in all the stunning views as it passes through the park. For those looking to go further afield the village of Comberton is a short walk and offers plenty of places to eat and drink. 




*Main image courtesy of www.walnutlakes.co.uk