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The Orchard Campsite

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28 Spring Lane, Wickham Market, Woodbridge IP13 0SJ, England
The Orchard Campsite
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Drachten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a 2 weeks stay with the family at the Orchard campsite, wonderful site, lots of space, very friendly and helpful staff. The showers and toilets were cleaned very often. The campfires on the pitches are unique. The kids loved the glowsticks that were given away! Shop with essentials and fine beers. Very well recommended.

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luton, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic campsite...only rule within reason is no music after 23.00. We didnt meet Alan but his son and girlfriend are so friendly and accommodating. Sat and chatted with us and very welcoming even when dealing with professional complainers who obviously didnt read how "relaxed" the site is. Will definately be back. Thanks for a great weekend. If you are... More 

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Essex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our first experience of camping. The weather was exceptionally good during this planned weekend. Found it to be on a large site of 3 different area, one close to a river for fishing or dipping into in hot weather. Dog friendly and also had electric hook ups. A nice little shop in site which stocked locally sourced meat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We held my daughters wedding at the orchard and it was absolutely amazing... the staff were fantastic and the facilties were perfect. Many of the guests camped for the weekend and all said they would return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We've just returned from a soggy but extremely enjoyable weekend at The Orchard. We stayed with 8 adults 8 children, had a great spot just by the pond which amused the children...scared the mums initially but they were safe. The campsite is very well run lots of lovely touches such as the glow stick party, local beers,well equipped shop. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I could sum this campsite up with just this....we asked our children where they wanted to go abroad next year and they said "can't we just go to the orchard instead". If you love marked out pitches, evening entertainment, quiet children and a bunch of campsite rules you might want to go somewhere else. However if you love common sense... More 

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Emma H, Public Relations Manager at The Orchard Campsite, responded to this review

Dear Ladysherbs, Thank you so much for a wonderful review. Loving your children's response to the suggestions of a holiday abroad! We very much look forward to having you come to stay with us again soon (I shall see what we can do about those pesky fish..) Best wishes, Emma More 

winchester
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We booked four days on the basis of the reviews. Good points about the site - it is excellently placed for travelling to the best places in suffolk. We originally were directed to a pitch which we found was both uneven and next to a water treatment plant just outside the site with unpleasant smells. We then moved further down... More 

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Emma H, Public Relations Manager at The Orchard Campsite, responded to this review

Dear Bob, Firstly I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. The style of camping we offer is relaxed and laid back. If you prefer curfews and fences around your pitch then we are probably not the right site for you. Our only enforced rule being no music on the site past 2300... More 

Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A cheery fat man having his bald pate lovingly polished by his wife as I walked down the rutted road each morning, an impromptu lads vs dads footie match, the communality of shared maltesers and hot chocolates in the chiaroscuro of campsite fires at sunset, the pleasure of lights and talk and laughter throughout a wooded campsite on a late... More 

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Emma H, Public Relations Manager at The Orchard Campsite, responded to this review

Dear SuffolkDan, Thank you so much for your glowing (and indeed absolutely beautifully written) review, it's always brilliant to hear from someone who has enjoyed all the site has to offer. We hope to see you again very soon - marshmallows at the ready! With very best wishes, Emma More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Big pluses for this site are its accessibility from the A12 making it a good touring base and its general absence of rules that encourages a relaxed, laid back atmosphere. However this has some drawbacks: there is a good variety of pitches but they are not demarcated. This is great for extended family groups but not so good it you... More 

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Emma H, Public Relations Manager at The Orchard Campsite, responded to this review

Dear Thoresway, Thank you for your review, I wanted to respond to some of your points that concerned me. The “relaxed, laid back atmosphere” that you mention at the start of your is something we have built our business on over the past 26 years. That includes having free pitching, as you mention, and encouraging real log fires for families... More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We have just returned from a two night stay at the Orchard campsite. The campsite is in a great location for enjoying the Suffolk countryside and coastline and it is in an attractive setting, with a variety of pitches to suit all requirements. Despite being half term it wasn't too over crowded. We really enjoyed the campfires and the small... More 

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Emma H, Public Relations Manager at The Orchard Campsite, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you for such a wonderful review, so glad to hear that your family enjoyed the site and all it has to offer, including the infamous glowstick scavenge! We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Emma More 

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