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Rebecca Finey's Beach Cleaning Campaign

It's been brought to our attention that one of our owners daughters Rebecca has used up days from her school holidays picking up litter off the Pakefield Beach last week.
Rebecca has used her own money to buy a litter picker grabber gloves and bucket, to use on her Beach Cleaning Campaign and also making up her own posters.

Rebecca's Mum says:
 'We are very proud of her as she has done this all by herself.
Now she has got herself a litter grabber, It will be a high viz jacket next !!'

🌟🌟Well Done Rebecca you are a star 🌟 🌟

Late Summer Sale

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We have 3 Brand New Holiday Homes for sale all with 

£2,000 OFF:

Willerby Brockenhurst 38 x 12

 Two Bedroom with Double Glazing & Central Heating, Integral Fridge Feezer & Microwave.
PRICE NOW !!! £40,995.00

Victory Torino Super Special Edition 38 x 12
 Two Bedroom with Double Glazing & Central Heating, Double Front Opening doors, Integral Fridge Feezer & Microwave.
PRICE NOW !!! £37,995.00

Victory Echo 36 x 12
Three Bedroom with Double Glazing & Central Heating, Integral Fridge Feezer.
PRICE NOW !!! £36,995.00

Sale ends 1st September 2017

Where To Visit... Part II


A short 15 minute drive from Pakefield lies the market town of Beccles on the banks of the Waveney River at the Norfolk-Suffolk border. Beccles is a flourishing boating centre and is a popular stop for passing pleasure craft with its attractive river front & quay. The town centre is dominated by the 16th century bell tower at St.Michaels church. A walk through the streets of Beccles will give you a chance to peruse an eclectic mix of boutiques & antique shops. 

Dunwich is a great place to walk & explore with the natural splendour of its heath, woodland and beaches. 

 Framlingham sits in the unspoilt countryside of East Suffolk's coastal district. The pretty market town has a conservation area and many of the town's buildings date from the 17th, 18th & 19th centuries. Framlingham's trail is a good way to explore the town's history & interesting buildings. Framlingham town centre is best known for its antique shops and has a market every Tuesday & Saturday. By far Framlingham's biggest attraction is the 12th century castle, once the seat of the Earls & Dukes of Norfolk. Mary Tudor once lived in the castle and was given the news that she had become Queen of England in the castle. Visitors can walk around the battlements & along the wall to take in fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. Concerts & re-enactments take place inside the grounds between March & September. 

Once a solid centre of maritime commerce the Ipswich Docks have been transformed into the Ipswich 'Waterfront'. Much of the rich fabric of the past remains intact with sensitive renovations of several heritage dockland buildings including the boutique style Salthouse Harbour Hotel & the imposing Old Custom's House. With the renovations has come a new wave of vibrant cafes, cosmopolitan reataurants, interesting shops & modern apartments. If retail therapy is on your mind you can head to St Nicholas Street for its boutique stores or the Sailmakers Shopping Centre for the better known retail outlets.

Lowestoft is a short 3-5 minute drive from Pakefield or you can walk into Lowestoft along the Coastal Path from Pakefield. The walk would take around 45 minutes at a leisurely pace. Located on the most easterly point of the British coast, Lowestoft provides an ideal holiday location for all ages. Lowestoft offers a mix of lively beaches, pleasant seaside walks and quality family attractions all set in a traditional seaside town. This once flourishing fishing port is now renowned for the quality of its golden sandy beaches, which are considered to be some of the very best in Europe. The Victorian Gardens provide the perfect surrounds to one of the east coasts highlights. Also on the seafront are The Princess Royal Fountains, an ideal attraction for children to play in. Lowestoft also offers a great shopping experience. The main town centre has all the usual high street names, Kirkley offers a choice of independant boutique style shops while the High Street is one of the more interesting and historical parts of town. 

 Around 20 minutes away from Pakefield, Southwold is an ideal place to visit for the day. It lies in the centre of an area of great natural beauty - a haven for the walker, the naturalist and the birdwatcher. Situated on a hill that gently rises from the Blyth Valley, the town is virtually an island, being surrounded by the River Blyth to the south and Buss Creek to the north. This has enabled Southwold to retain its old world charm. The dramatic coastline and the town's beautiful architecture make it a popular attraction all year round. In the summer, Southwold's sandy beaches are a huge draw and out of season some of its most charming elements can be enjoyed. Southwold's beach is immaculately kept and is a regular Blue Flag winner. The shore is famous for its rows of brightly coloured beach huts. These days they sell for the price of a small flat! Quiet and full of character, Southwold is a refreshingly unspoilt coastal resort. In the town centre there's an exciting selection of interesting and independant shops, selling antiques, crafts & gifts. There's also a variety of art galleries, boutiques & jewellers scattered around the town and of course, the world famous Adnams Sole Bay Brewery. 

If you'd like to know anything else about places to visit or activities in the Norfolk area come into reception where we have lots & lots of leaflets and information as well as a helpful reception team to give you advice or directions!

Reference - 2017 East Of England Visitor Guide (available free of charge at reception)


Where To Visit...

The Broads
The Broads is Britain's magical waterland and its very easily accessible from here at Pakefield. A short drive to Oulton Broad will take you to the broads waterways where there is access to the River Waveney and Yare by water. From here you can explore the Waveney Valley and the Broads National Park. Once in Oulton Broad you can join one of the regular River Tours which run from April through to October. If you would prefer a little more freedom you can always hire a day boat and set off on your own adventure. If you're a little more comfortable on dry land you could also head for Cartlon Marshes, a broadland nature reserve in the Waveney Valley. Here you can enjoy some fantastic walks through meadows, marsh & woodland. 

Great Yarmouth 
 A holiday destination for all ages, Greath Yarmouth is one of the UK's best loved seaside towns. Marine Parade and its seaside amusements lead down onto Yarmouth's golden beaches which stretch on for 15 miles. Further up you can see Scroby Sands windfarm & seal colony. With candyfloss, ice-cream, illuminations, amusements, theme parks, donkey rides, a sea life centre and circus Gt Yarmouth's Golden Mile has it all.

Laying between Gt Yarmouth & Lowestoft Gorleston has its own bay & stunning sandy beaches. 

Harleston is a treasured market town nestling in the Waveney Valley, which has a wealth of Georgian Houses & individual shops. There are many interesting speciality shops and architecural works including an Italianate clock tower overlooking the market place. Wednesday is market day in Harleston. Harleston also hosts an annual Art trail, showcasing works from a community of professional artists who live & work in the Waveney Valley. This year the event will be held three times; 24-25 June, 1-2 July & 8-9 July. 

A Visit to Norwich will bring you to the very heart of East Anglia, one of the finest heritage cities in the land where you'll discover over 1000 years of history, a buzzing cultural scene and superb shopping destination. Thanks to its medieval origins as Britain's second city, Norwich has a historic fabric thats stands comparison with the finest heritage cities in the UK. Over 1500 historic buildings lie within the city walls and the city's compact scale means you can easily explore on foot. As well as two magnificent cathedrals and an imposing Norman castle Norwich is home to more medieval churches than any other city north of the Alps. Norwich offers a vibrant cultural scene with a wealth of fantastic cultural experiences whether you enjoy the performing & visual arts or you're inspired by fine buildings and amazing history. The iconic Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery stands proud over the city and offers both permanent and visiting exhibitions. Norwich has many independent places to dine from fine dining to gastro pubs and cafes to restaurants. All offer high standards of customer service with exceptional menus and food. And finally it's not hard to see why Norwich ranks so high for shopping. With its large pedestrian areas and bustling lanes, its quirky independent shops, six day open air market and spacious modern shopping malls, Norwich is truly a great destination for shoppers. 

Thetford is an ancient market town, once the Saxon capital of East Anglia. The small town is filled to the brim with history & heritage sites, quiet gardens, open parkland and a relaxing riverside. With Thetford Forest on its doorstep the town is one of the best places to discover wildlife & outdoor pleasures including walking, cycling, riding & action packed adventure days. In the heart of Thetford Forest you can find GoApe; an award winning high wire forest adventure course of rope bridges, swings and zip lines. You'll also find Combat Paintballing for those looking for even more action.

Wymondham is an historic market town with an attractive town centre, a number of notable old buildings and a good range of shops. Wymondham Abbey founded in 1101, is one of the finest and most interesting of the historic churches of East Anglia. Its two tall towers dominate the countryside for miles around. Wymondham is also the starting point for one of the largest preserved railways in the UK, which hosts a number of special events throughout the year.

If you'd like to know anything else about places to visit or activities in the Norfolk area come into reception where we have lots & lots of leaflets and information as well as a helpful reception team to give you advice or directions!
Happy Holidays
Reference - 2017 East Of England Visitor Guide (available free of charge at reception)

What's On??

Here at Pakefield we've put together a  guide of things to do in and around Norfolk during the month of June. Hopefully there's a little something for everyone!

Beginners Birding - RSPB Titchwell Marsh
Every Tuesday In June - £7-00
Has the recent sighting of the very rare Wryneck Woodpecker on the park sparked an interest in bird watching? 
Discover how easy bird watching is as you learn the baic principles of avian ID, plus a few hints & tips. Across a range of habitats including marshland & fresh water lagoons, by the end of the walk you'll be able to indentify a wide range of birds. 
 Coastal Walk Challenge - Hunstanton
Friday 9th & Saturday 10th June
Fundraising for the Community Sports Foundation, the back breaking 47 mile walk from Hunstanton to Cromer is full of picturesque views and a sensational feeling of achievment. You'll be led by experienced leaders and not to worry, as there's food stops and toilet breaks along the way!

 Bee Weekend - Oxburgh Hall
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June 
Adults £5.80 - Children £2.90
With our new bee garden we are now a certified honey bee friendly park at Pakefield. After taking the BBKA bee pledge we're always keen to raise awareness about the importance of bees.
Organised by the West Norfolk Bee-Keeping Association this fantastic weekend is set within the breathtaking grounds of Oxburgh Hall. There will be interactive displays, children's activities and trails. 
Pub, Paddle & Pizza - Norwich
Wednesday June 14th - 6pm - £20 per person
Explore the river Wensum by canoe, take in the sights of Cow Tower, the old Bullard & Sons Anchor Brewery and Sir Thomas More's novel Utopia painted on the side of the derelict Eastern Electricity Building by Rory Macbeth. Afterwards reward yourself with a stone baked pizza from the Red Lion Pub. 

Vintage Rally & Country Fair - Goodrich Park
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th June - 10am-7pm
Adults £8 - Children £6
 Journey through the ages in beautiful Goodrich Park near Diss. The list of attractions here goes on and on but visitors will be astounded by re-enactment displays, trade stands and a craft marquee full of rural craft demonstrations, as well as admiring impressive classic cars, motorbikes, steam engines and military vehicles. Children will be entertained by a vintage fairground and donkey rides. Theres a licenced bar and catering stalls.

Bat & Barn Owl Evening - Welney Wetland Centre
Saturday June 24th - 8pm-11pm 
Adult £12 - Children £5
Under the cover of darkness the reserve comes alive. With the company of a warden, wander at dusk as you spot hundreds of species including eight types of bat, a range of moth species and wait patiently for graceful barn owls to start hunting.

Swannington In Bloom Open Gardens
Swannington Manor - Sunday June 25th - 10am
£5-00 Entry
With a 300 year old yew tree hedge, Swannington Manor opens its doors, alongside The Old Rectory with it's stunning rose gardens and the Woodland Wander. Indulge with a cream tea, ice cream or homemade cake. If you really feel like spoiling yourself there's the Pimms Terrace at Swannington Manor and local Panther Ale with a Swannington Farm to Fork barbecue on Swannington Common. There's also a tombola and classic car exhibition. 
 The Royal Norfolk Show - Norwich
Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th June
£30 For A 2 Day Ticket 
The annual agricultural Norfolk Show has become somewhat of a tradition for many of the great county's residents. With over 700 retailers, a  monumental collection of local artisan food and drink producers and a mirage of entertainment from the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, to cooking demonstrations, fashion shows and much more. It celebrates all that is Norfolk, definitely not one to miss. 
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Open Cinema
Holkham Hall - Friday June 30th
Doors At 7.45pm - Film At 9.15pm
 Outdoor cinema's are all the rage. The reason? They're fantastic. Watching a cult classic, happy go lucky film under the big blue Norfolk sky is the perfect way to spend an evening. The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be shown in the beautiful garden of Holkham Hall for one night only!
And for those of you looking for something a little more adventurous...
Surfing Lessons - Cromer
Start your life as a surfer with a beginners lesson just in time for summer. Cover the basics of surfing, paddling the board, catching the waves, standing up, wave selection, turning techniques, basic surf etiquette, ocean awareness and surf safety.   
Paintballing - Top Dog Paintballing
 Get competitive within 86 acres of green woodland, as you battle friends and family in a laugh out loud game of paintball. Choose your battle field game style from last man standing to defending to a village. Ideal for those looking to try something new in the open air. 
Hopefully there's something for everyone to get up to!

References - The Lowestoft Journal

Its A Bugs Life!

Its A Bugs Life! By Kevin Shepherd

Kim who is staying in one of our Platinum Sea View Holiday Homes this week sent us in a photo of a little visitor that had landed on their veranda! It’s a Puss Moth.
The eccentric beauty of the Puss moth caterpillar, turns into an elegant Puss moth. The Puss moth is covered with soft cat-like fur, hence the name Puss moth. The striking nature of the beautiful black and grey marbled markings, make it quite an easy moth to identify.  

Any interesting wildlife on or around the park we are always keen to hear about, we have on ongoing commitment on planting to attract birds, bees, butterflies and many other types of wildlife to maintain our David Bellamy Gold Award.
With gardens being created with wild flowers, Bug Houses, Bat and Bird Boxes around the park we all believe in doing our bit here at Pakefield Caravan Park also encouraging our owners and guests to contribute also.

The park has a close relationship with the Suffolk Wildlife Trusts Carlton Marshes in Oulton broad and offer many activities throughout the year regular activities include:   
  • Children's activities: wildlife sessions just for children
  • Family activities: for adults and children together
  • Young wardens: practical conservation activities for 10-15's
  • Wild days: hands-on natural history sessions for older children and teens
  • Wildlife Watch clubs: local weekend groups

Carlton Marshes is only a 10 minute drive from the Park and is well worth a visit with the children over any school holidays or just the weekend. Should you require any more information the web address is: http://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/carltonmarshes