What it’s all about?
Clippesby Hall is an independent family run holiday park situated in the Norfolk Broads National Park. We visited over the May bank holiday weekend and had a really lovely stay. I thought i’d share it with the Marlow Mums audience, as I know I am always on the look out for nice places to go away, I thought others might be too 🙂
We stayed in Gramian Lodge as we went away with some friends. It’s a 4 bedroom lodge perfect for our two families of four. Our kids were 6, 4, 3 and 2yrs old.
Why we loved it here
In a nutshell I’d say it was because it has the perfect mix of ‘niceness’ for adults and fun stuff for kids whilst being reasonably priced.
The lodge where we stayed had recently been refurbished to a high standard. Very comfortable, homely, clean and a thoroughly pleasant place to stay. Even more so because of the grounds that it sits within. Right outside the door there is woodland and lawns, beautiful gardens and trees. The estate is very well kept and a lovely place to hang out outside whilst the kids play.
For the kids there’s wooden play structures, zip wires, climbing frames, sand pit, football field, archery, mini golf, table tennis, bikes to hire, outdoor pool, tree’s to climb and even a bug house!
There is a cafe on site serving great breakfasts using local produce and even an onsite pub!
In the surrounding areas there are great beaches and day trips. We’d recommend Sea Paulling beach and Bewilderwood as a day trip. We also cycled from the grounds to the local pub. This route took about 20mins on very quite country roads suitable for our 5yr riding on his own bike. We were lucky enough to sit outside in the sunshine and let the kids explore the play area in the field next to the pub. The food was also great.
With all this mind I’d thoroughly recommend Clippesby Hall for a long weekend or week away. There are lots of lodge options but lots of people do camp or take their camper vans.
Things that could be improved
At the time that we visited the archery only ran once in the period of out stay. I imagine that this is dependant upon demand as they bring people in to run it. Perhaps we were there at a quiet time.
The pool is only open late May to September as it’s an outdoor pool. This really didn’t affect us although if the pool had been open and warm enough, I know our boys would have loved it. Tricky with the UK weather though unless it were indoors. An indoor pool would be amazing… but I guess that would be reflected in the price per night and perhaps push it out of our budget.