Fritton Lake
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Fritton Lake Outdoor Activity Park has an adventure for everyone. Get closer to the Norfolk country side with a large variety of outdoor activities. There is fun and exploration for all ages in the beautiful lakeside country park.Let off some steam on the adventure playground complete with giant inflatable pillow, relax on the river in one of three types of boat, enjoy a round of golf on the 9 hole pitch and putt course or retreat inside for a quiet coffee whilst the children enjoy the soft play area and indoor activities. For those who wish to discover more of the Norfolk wildlife explore the the nature and history trails, buckle up for a pony ride at Lakeside Riding Centre, bring your fishing rod and see which of the extensive varieties of fish you can find or explore the grounds on two wheels with our bikes and go-karts.
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blupeter
Lincoln, UK8 contributions
Jun 2019
We have visited for a few years,last visit was not the best.sevice not good.
We had a few problem with lodge bath room drains not good.no keys for one
Of the French doors,we told staff but they did not want to know.not one or best
Weeks.
Written March 1, 2020
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Kerry T
25 contributions
Apr 2014 • Family
After paying £3 for the car park we started to walk around the lake. We where soon stopped by a staff member who informed us that we would have to leave as dogs are not allowed. We did not see any signs saying no dogs. After wasting £3 for the parking we went else where with the dogs. Disappointing as Fritton Lake looks lovely and would be great for dog walking.
Written April 14, 2014
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L0uL0u41
Brighton4 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
This was such a lovely area to visit and for £10 per car I dont actually think it was a bad deal. Great play ground and lovely walks around the lake plus other bookable facilities, take a picnic. You could spend the whole day there...for a family of four £10 ain't bad.
Sadly the estate owners have decided to steer the park in a new direction. (Holiday resort). We drove 25miles to find the gates locked to the car park. couldn't get in anywhere, the usual entrance seemed to be gone. We parked at the fritton arms (lovely pub) and asked inside, they said the park and lake was now closed to the general public. Only those using the pub, i.e buying food or drink or those staying in the newly built retreats had access.
We stayed for a few drinks and then went over the park with the kids. They loved it, there was hardly anyone there, but I couldn't help but feel like we weren't welcome and we still were not allowed access to the lake or walks.
The pub was dead, and while we were there I saw 3 other families come in asking why they couldn't get in. They were told, 'sorry it's closed' and allowed to walk away. Which strikes me as madness In the Easter holidays.
The decision the close the park to the public is obviously a new one, (they were putting in the new signs for the fritton lake resort at the road side ) perhaps this is why nobody seems to know about it and there are no signs anywhere telling the public what's going on.
It's such a shame and another sad example of the public losing access to open space for the sake of profit. There will be a lot of disappointed visitors this summer.
Written April 4, 2017
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Rob
Norwich, UK3 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We went to Fritton Lake years ago and had a nice time. Today however, we went back and firstly couldn't find the entrance to the park as the only signage was to the Fritton Arms pub.
We eventually made our way down there and parked the car just past the pub and entered the park by the boathouse. We asked a staff member if it was ok to park where we had and what was going on as we couldn't see anyone or any entrance signage. He was very rude and dismissive and to us to go to the pub before he closed the gate to where we had parked. He was unwilling to tell us any details regarding entrance or costs etc, and we walked away feeling confused and bewildered at the overall situation and his lack of customer service skills.
We left.
Advise to all; don't go.
Written June 30, 2018
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Kay A
Woodbridge, UK32 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
DO NOT BOTHER TO GO - Went on Sunday afternoon 12th August to Fritton to have a walk around the lake and perhaps to go boating. We have not been for several years so were looking forward to a nice afternoon out.
We got there - nothing to tell people what to do, most cars in the car park were large and expensive. We thought they may have moved the public entrance further down the road, so drove off to have a look - nothing to explain anything. Got as far as the lodges so summised that there was not another entrance, so went back to the car-park. We looked around for a while off the car-park near the pub/ hotel and saw no type of entrance, signage explaining what to do and as others have said no staff about. We eventually came to the conclusion that it was now only open to those who stay there, place was very quite not as before when you could hear childrens schrieks of happiness. In fact it was dismal and so so quite. Will not be bothering to go back, owners must be mad to close to the general public, their profits must be terribly low as when we used to go before there was always hundreds of people about, on boats, walking around the lake, bird-watching and kids playing on the grass and play area.
So sad another beautiful place has been lost to all, only available to those who can afford to rent an expensive lodge or hotel room.
Written August 14, 2018
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Eleanor P
Norwich, UK78 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
‘Not unreasonable to charge £5 per person’ for a quick play after a £150+ meal. Will not return- not sure who would. The mind boggles that this is seen as value for money- we’ll let you sit and eat where your children can see a play area. We’ll over charge you for mediocre food and then we’ll try to get more money out of you. Let’s see how long business lasts when you treat locals/ customers as if they’re lucky to pay you money.
Written June 21, 2018
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Harambae420grazeit
2 contributions
Nov 2015 • Solo
Since my first TRIVAGO review of this place was deleted (probably due to its length) I am deciding to make a summary of the points I had previously made.

-Hiring boats for the day is as difficult as teaching my nan to break dance. No clear swims, meaning no decent place to fish.
-Ludicrous car park prices (£10) mean that only the ants remain in the park. Not sure if the ants have to play as well.
- Staff at the Fritton arms have less personality than the counter they serve from, and are as useful as a glass hammer.
-The Stables are the only good remaining attractions, even though moronic management are apparently forcing them out.
- Woods are still as stunning as ever.
-The Hot Chip van is overpriced, over rated, and quite frankly tastes like happiness slowly dying.

It is such a shame that a park that used to be exceptional has been decreased to an over priced mess where the people who are not as affluent as the Rt Hon. Somerleyton are pushed away. I would like to look at the world from his view but I can't stick my head that far up my rear end. I sincerely hope management is completely overhauled, as I would not trust the current park management to run a bath let alone a park.
Written October 9, 2016
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AlanMetallicaHamburg
Devon, UK2 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
I was staying up in Norfolk for the week and wanted to get some fishing in whilst there. After visiting the local tackle shop in Great Yarmouth, I was given a list of possible fishing venues in the local area (of which Fritton Lake was one). The Fritton Lake website also states that Fritton has the potential for some decent pike fishing so I subsequently intended to visit for a day. Upon arrival, we were met by an extremely friendly car parking attendant who suggested that we drive down to the pub and speak to Dave (?) who should have more information about the fishing. However, he did warn me that someone else had visited there the day before intending to fish and eventually had to give up. Undeterred, we drove down to the pub where I stood in the reception area for about 10 minutes until someone finally arrived. I asked to speak to Dave about the fishing and the helpful young bar-lady went off to find him. She presently came back and informed me that I needed to go to the Outdoor Centre as they arranged the fishing permits. I was given directions to get there so jumped back in the car. Unfortunately, upon arrival the centre was deserted and the gate locked. There was a phone number on the gate which I tried 3 times, but received no answer. I didn't bother wasting my time any longer and drove to an alternative location. The staff that I met were very friendly and helpful, but clearly not well-informed and unable to help. Furthermore, there clearly isn't enough of them. Judging by my experience and the other comments on this site, the company running Fritton Lake seemingly don't want people to visit and/or use the facilities. Avoid.
Written September 3, 2016
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paul S
Ilkeston, UK4 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
Holiday with the family I got some leaflets for places to go saw this one thought it would be a lovely place for the family to visit because it was close to where we were located, when we arrived there at about midday and there was no one around looked for someone to speak too, spoke to someone on a quad and he said it was closed and the grounds were private wasted journey.
Written July 12, 2017
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mrsb251
Norwich, UK1 contribution
Jun 2017 • Family
We also went to Fritton Lake expecting a lovely day out for the children to enjoy the play area and picnic. However, it was not until we parked up and got everything out of the car we were told that it was no longer open to the public. We suggested they should have updated their website and were told there was a sign at the end of the road, which was a bit late once we had driven all the way there. Other people were arriving only to be met with the same information and no access to the park. Everybody was very disappointed and it spoilt the day for all the children.
Written June 8, 2017
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