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Thorpe Forest Lodges

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Close to where the Norfolk and Suffolk borders meet, and set in tranquil woodland on the banks of the River Thet, Thorpe Forest Lodges are luxurious, stylish and ecologically designed. The wonderful Norfolk Broads are within an hour's drive, and Bury St Edmunds, Norwich and Cambridge are all easily accessible.

As well as the idyllic setting which you can explore on beautiful walks and nature trails, you can also go horse riding, hire a mountain bike and try out the many other outdoor pursuits available. There's an activity centre, a shop and coffee lounge and a children's play area. Thorpe Forest also has a team of rangers ready and waiting to take you on tours and other activities.

The accommodation here really is superb and you can choose to stay within the forest itself, or in one of the lovely open glades. Golden Oak Hideaway is really special - designed for couples, it has panoramic views of the forest, a sunken bath for two, underfloor heating and a log burning stove. There is a gorgeous decking area with a hammock and hot tub.

Thetford Forest consists of nearly 19,000 hectares of pines, heathland and broadleaf trees and is home to a multitude of native British wildlife. Lynford Arboretum has over 200 tree species, including mature Norwegian Spruce and an extremely ancient oak tree.

Our Top Tip
"You could try paintballing and archery - and take in some popular music acts at the Forest Live Festival, each year in June."
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Accommodation features
  • Activity centre *
  • Mountain bike hire *
  • Children’s play area
  • Forest walks/cycle trails/nature trails
  • Ranger-led walks and activities *
  • Shop and coffee lounge
  • Launderette *
  • All facilities available for all dates.
  • * Charges Apply.
  • A selection of spacious luxury timber lodges set amidst serene forest.
  • Outdoor hot tub (except Copper Beech lodges)
  • Flat screen TV
  • Kitchen including microwave and dishwasher
  • Bath and/or shower
  • Bed linen and duvets
  • Towels and hot tub towels (in Golden Oak lodges only)
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Beds made up for your arrival
  • Decking with garden furniture
  • Heating throughout
  • Travel cots and highchairs £5 per night each
  • Pets £10 per night each (max 4)
  • (in specific accommodation only)
  • All non smoking accommodation

Accommodation at Thorpe Forest Lodges

Sleeps
2

Golden Oak 1

Highest quality luxury lodge with one double with ensuite bath with overhead shower. Log burning stove. Bathrobes. Outdoor hot tub.

Sleeps
4

Golden Oak 2

Luxurious and contemporary lodge furnished to the highest standard. One double with ensuite shower and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Log burning stove. Bathrobes in master bedroom. Outdoor hot tub.

Sleeps
6

Golden Oak 3

Luxurious and contemporary lodge furnished to the highest standard. One double with ensuite shower and two twin. Bath with overhead shower. Bathrobes in master bedroom. Log burning stove. Outdoor hot tub.

Sleeps
8

Golden Oak 4

The highest quality luxury lodge with master double with ensuite shower, one double and two twin. Two bathrooms, each with bath with overhead shower. Bathrobes in master bedroom. Log burning stove. Outdoor hot tub.

Sleeps
2

Golden Oak Hideaway

Perfect for a romantic break and built exclusively for couples. One double with ensuite with large sunken bath big enough for two and boasting panoramic views of the forest. Log burning stove. Bathrobes. Decking with cosy hammock and outdoor hot tub.

Sleeps
10

Golden Oak Treehouse 5

The highest quality luxury lodge with master double with ensuite shower, one double and two twin. Two bathrooms, each with bath with overhead shower. Log burning stove. Bathrobes in master bedroom. Decking with outdoor hot tub and access by an adventure bridge to a double bedroomed newly redesigned treehouse with its own ensuite shower. A perfect hideaway for adults and children alike.

Sleeps
4

Silver Birch 2

Luxury and exclusive lodge with one double with ensuite shower and one twin. Shower. Decking with outdoor hot tub. Perfect for romantic breaks and special occasions.

Sleeps
6

Silver Birch 3

Luxurious lodge with one double with ensuite shower and two twin. Bath with overhead shower. Outdoor hot tub.

Thorpe Forest Lodges Reviews

Robert, Felixstowe
Date of stay: 2nd June 2017
Accommodation type: Golden Oak Treehouse 5
Holiday Period rare was extortionate
Gurj, Hockley, Essex
Date of stay: 12th May 2017
Accommodation type: Silver Birch 3
very nice and spacious
needs a touch up bit tired.
hot tube cover needs replacing as its broken.

not much to complain about
Julie, Northampton
Date of stay: 1st May 2017
Accommodation type: Golden Oak 2
Excellent holiday experience, everything at hand, peaceful, not crowded, not loud groups, centre parks how it used to be. Can park outside the house..fab.
Kids loved it, dog made very welcome. Will be back
Sarah, Woodbridge
Date of stay: 1st May 2017
Accommodation type: Silver Birch 2
Great size accommodation, hot tub was clean and warm. The heating was independently controlled for different rooms so we could get our swimming gear dry but keep the bedrooms cooler.
Vishnu, St. Albans
Date of stay: 21st April 2017
Accommodation type: Silver Birch 2
Stayed with Forest holidays/lodges on numerous occasions and never fails to deliver. Kids, dog & us absolutely loved it.
Helen, Leicestershire
Date of stay: 10th April 2017
Accommodation type: Golden Oak 2
The lodge was lovely and clean on arrival and very well equipped. This was our first holiday with our mud/water loving Labrador puppy and I was nervous she would turn it into something that resembles our home, but it was perfect for us and the floors were easy to sweep at the end of each day.
The hot tub was sublime and there was nothing better than at the end of a long day sitting in it looking up at the stars.
Sam, Eydon
Date of stay: 27th March 2017
Accommodation type: Golden Oak 3
Had a great time. We will be back and intend to try the other locations on offer.
Anon
Date of stay: 13th March 2017
Accommodation type: Silver Birch 3
I'm not usually so gushy but from the moment you arrive, the check in chat is so welcoming. It was even more than we expected, so beautiful and relaxing. It's not a wild wood, but there are forests outside the "Forest holiday's area" to explore and it all worked so well. We especially liked the rubber ducky man coming to sort our hot tub out daily.
Money wise, it's not cheap and the only reason I say value for money wasn't a ten is because we were unable to get a lodge for just 2 so had to pay for more people than were there and everything is additional, bit surprised to pay extra for wifi in this day and age.

But dont let that stop you treating yourself to this lux!!
Christina, Dorset
Date of stay: 27th January 2017
Accommodation type: Copper Beech 2
Fantastic lodges, if this is the cheapest I can only imagine how good the top lodges are. You didn't feel like you'd missed out on the luxury as even the Copper Beech lodges were lovely. We didn't have a bread board which seemed a staple item to leave out, and a little pointer in how the oven works would have been useful.
Rory, Ipswich
Date of stay: 27th January 2017
Accommodation type: Silver Birch 2
Spacious & stylish.
Susan
What a beautiful setting, the lodge was well appointed but a couple of points. With dogs welcome it would be a good idea to leave a vacuum available. The wooden floor needed a good steam clean which we would not have noticed but we had an 8 month old crawling and her knees feet and hands were black despite sweeping the floor each morning and washing with mop. The wi fi was not available and in the normal set up would not have been an issue but my daughter had an important application to put in and had to go off site a couple of times to complete it. If you say you have wi fi then you have to deliver. Just one other thing the dishwasher was not working efficiently, we had to re wash a number of things every time we used it. Having said that we loved the venue.
Peter
Had a wonderful break here. worked well as a group of 7 of mixed ages.really impressed with high standed of the lodges and whole site.would go again. we all agreed we all had a fab time
Sarah
The staff were very welcoming on arrival and continued to be helpful throughout our short stay. We enjoyed the activities and would have liked the opportunity to do a few more. Unfortunately, the zip wire we could see in the forest wasn't part of Forest Holidays. The Forest Ranger and Canoes were good activities to do.
Gurj
was the perfect holiday for us and our 2.5 year old son. lovely hot tub very spacious kitchen work surface but small for a 3 bedroom cabin. lovely bike rides, lovely villages close by, a hidden gem was horses running free a very short drive away. its just lovely in Thetford. little bit tired accommodation. could do with small touch ups and the hot tub cover defiantly needs replacing. but did not hamper the holiday.
Julie
Fantastic, booked last minute and was amazing. Bike hire a bit expensive tho. Millie my daughter had a bad fall and was looked after really well. Great food & staff
SAM
Fantastic place, great accommodation & brilliant staff. Couldn't have wished for a better break on Mothers Day Weekend.
David
Lovely stay, lodges are fabulous only criticism would be the "centre parts" approach to making money, wi if costs extra, movies are extra and so on, come well packed and bring all you need, lovely place and lodge but after you have paid a lot of money would have been nice to get a little more in lodge.
Helen
Welcomed by a lovely lady on reception who sat us down and went through site amenities, our lodge & nearby dog friendly pubs – even our excitable 9 month old Labrador puppy was made a fuss of and given her weight in dog treats. The Customer Service throughout our entire stay was first class. The surrounding area is beautiful with lots of wildlife to see and we walked for MILES (and got a little lost). The shop on site is well equipped and the decking area outside is perfect for a well earned cold drink after a trek through the forest. Bravely, (as we had our 19 & 20 year old daughters with us) we didn't opt for the Wifi/Sky package and with no mobile reception in the lodge we were completely off grid... bliss!
Chris
Relaxing retreat.
Cara
Amazing holiday, we will definately go back! We stayed 4 nights, we wanted a break from work and from people being able to get hold of us so we were not bothered about wifi! We also were not bothered about a hot tub or wood burner for this holiday. Our son and dog loved it, our son keeps asking to go back! We didnt get to walk all the routes as one was too muddy and the other to long for our sons little legs! It was nice being able to step out of the lodge straight into the woods. Our son liked the play apperatus dotted about along the walk. The lodge itself was so comfy! The facilities were great, the only minor fault was that the sofa and cushions had a few dirty marks on them on arrival, but that was it. Everything else was clean. Good working kitchen and bathroom facilities also. We didnt have a problem with the heating, it was easy to use. We were so lucky with the warm weather we had our first bbq of the year on the decking in March! We really liked how the staff were so relaxed about dogs, making a fuss of ours and allowing dogs in the cafe. When leaving we sat outside the cafe with a hot drink. Our son liked playing the games in the cafe too! Our dog liked the fact that he had a welcome treat waiting for him in the lodge on arrival!! So many positives, another big one was that there wasnt rule after rule written everywhere, we could all just relax and enjoy our break! We loved the fact we could open the curtains and the view out of the huge windows was squirrels and birds playing in the trees! So peaceful! The only noise, which sometimes rattled the windows was aircraft from the local RAF base flying over. We would have liked check in times to be a bit earlier than 4pm and later than 10am. We will know for next time to book extra time. The location was easy for us to get to, it was 10mins drive to tescos and 30mins to Bury st Edmunds. We didnt take part in any of the activities. We cant really fault this holiday, every aspect was great! We will look for good deals and book again in the future!
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Fun Days Out near Thorpe Forest Lodges

Banham Zoo - about 7 Miles
This award winning wildlife attraction has much to offer both families and couples looking for a fun and educational day out.  You can discover a whole wild world of animals with over 1000 different animals from around the world. You will probably want to try and spend the whole day here so you don's miss out on anything.  Highlights include the amazing animals presentation, the birds of prey display and the feeding talks, all of which take place at set times of the day.  This attraction is fantastic value for money and highly recommended.  Their latest event is the Snow Leopard Club Naming Auction and there has recently been a baby giraffe born at the zoo.
Melsop Farm Park - about 10 Miles
We love this attraction in Scoulton, Norfolk with a great collection of animals.  Children and adults alike have the chance to get hands on with the animals in the special handling areas.  On rainy days there is always the indoor play area for the little ones and when it's time for a bite to eat the cafe on the farm is open all day selling drinks and snacks.  Hot food is available over lunch times.
The National Trust Ickworth House, Park & Gardens is a Beautiful 1800 acre country estate with many attractions including a fantastic adventure playground for the children and a range of nature trails which the whole family will enjoy. The site also has a family friendly cycle route a gift shop and a small café
Suffolk Owl Sanctuary - about 19 Miles
This amazing owl sanctuary located in the Stowmarket area of Suffolk should be high on your list of places to visit in the area.  The attraction is also a registered charity and carries out important work in the care & rehabilitation of owls from the region.  The sanctuary also raises awareness of owl conservation throughout the UK.  Between April and the end of September there are two superb flying displays each day so you should try and make your visit coincide with one of these displays if you can.