Forest Camping - The ideal family caravan and campsite
Welcome to Forest Camping - What's new for 2014?
We are excited to announce our shower block has been refurbished for the 2014 season
Forest Camping - The Idyllic Setting
Forest Camping, Tangham Campsite is a family run campsite welcoming tents, caravans, motor homes and campervans. The site is a level, well drained, 2.8 hectare (7 acre) field set in the heart of Forestry Commission forest. We have a small children’s play area on site or for the older children there is a larger adventure play park only a short walk away at the Rendlesham Forest Centre. The forest is a great place for children and families to play freely for hours, building dens or learning to cycle.
With plenty of fresh air and open space you can enjoy walking & cycling on our door step with six way marked trails ranging from 0.75 miles to 11 miles. At any time you may see deer, squirrels, rabbits & birds, and hear the Nightingale around May time.
The most popular trail is the 3 mile marked circular walk through the forest to the famous 1983 UFO site starting from the Rendlesham Forest Centre car park.
Remember to bring your bicycle (or hire one from the Forest Centre) to explore the wider Forest, Suffolk Coastal Cycle Route and more. Cycle and footpath maps are sold in our shop. Our shop stocks chilled drinks, ice cream and basic essentials.
So why don’t you come along, relax, and find out why we have hundreds of returning families each year!
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You will be staying in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to the Suffolk Heritage Coast.
Woodbridge (7 miles) is our nearest local town. It has a pedestrianised high street with a good mix of local and high street brands with its famous working Tide Mill and a fantastic river walk suitable for those with pushchairs. Woodbridge also has a swimming pool and cinema located by the train station.
The renowned National Trust Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon Burial Site (6 miles) is accessible by bike using tracks through the forest.
Felixstowe (20 miles) is the main seaside resort with a swimming pool and a pier with amusements and a Sunday Market
Also on the coast, Aldeburgh (13 miles) hosts the world renowned Aldeburgh Music Festival and features the famous fish and chip queue whereas Southwold (26 miles) offers a brilliant Pier to discover and Adnam’s Brewery. There are also great places to go crabbing including Bawdsey (10 miles), Orford (6 miles), Ramsholt (12 miles) and Walberswick (24 miles). You may also like a trip to Snape Maltings (7 miles) for a unique shopping experience set along the river Alde and the famous concert hall.
For those interested in history, a visit to Dunwich (20 miles) and it’s small donation funded museum would be worthwhile, it tells the story of the city lost to the sea. There are castles to visit at Framlingham (18miles) and Orford (6 miles). At Orfordness (7 miles) you will find pagoda style buildings and broadcasting aerials which over the years led to many rumours as the public were not allowed on this small strip of land. To discover the reasons for the secrecy you can now visit by catching a ferry from Orford to this National Trust property. You can take a boat trip along the River Ore, around Havergate Island to view the birds and plants in this protected area. There are also boat trips along the rivers Deben and Orwell and small ferries to take you across both these rivers and the nearby Butley Creek.
Other places of interest nearby include Shingle Street, Butley Creek, Bawdsey and a foot passenger ferry to Old Felixstowe. There are two pubs overlooking the River Deben, the Ramsholt Arms in Ramsholt, and The May Bush Inn in Waldringfield.
As you would expect there are many traditional pubs and restaurants in the area providing a wide variety of food - including oysters, crab and lobsters!
Whatever you would like to do we will try to point you in the right direction.
Pitch Fees & Availability
Forest Camping will open on 1st April.
Prices start from £16 for 2 people per night low season and £19 for 2 people per night high season. Stay this weekend (25th/26th April) from only £16.00 per night for two people.
No minimum stay requirements.
Nov '14 to March '15 We are closed from 2nd November 2014. We re-open 1st April 2015. 2015 Bookings are taken by telephone from the 1st March 2015
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Minimum Stay Required (high)
Limited Availabilty (high)
2014 Fees (per night)
Caravan or Tent with 1 car or Motor Home for 1 or 2 persons: £16.00 (Low season) £19.00 (High season)
Extra adult: £6.25
Children(5-16yrs): £3.50 each
One extra car: £4.00
Electric hook-up: No charge
Awning: No charge
Showers: 50p coin each
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