Short breaks in Thorpe Forest

Short breaks in Thorpe Forest

Nestled in an idyllic leafy setting, not far from the River Thet, deep in the Norfolk countryside

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A delicate patchwork of pines, heathland, and broadleaf trees

Thorpe Forest, near Thetford Forest, lies in woodland on the banks of the River Thet, close to where the Norfolk and Suffolk borders meet. Here you can escape and enjoy peace and tranquillity, a rich variety of British wildlife, and an array of attractions in the local area. Create your perfect holiday in this stunning location.




Beach nearby

Quad biking

Hot tub as standard in all cabins

All of our cabins come with a hot tub as standard, perfect for group getaways, family holidays or a couples retreat. Unwind after a busy day and feel at one with nature. Some of our cabins also include: a gas barbecue, log burning stove, and outdoor kitchen on the decking.

Thorpe Forest is great for...

  • Sailing on the Norfolk Broads
  • A day out to Great Yarmouth
  • Seal watching at Blakeney Point
  • Shopping at Bury St Edmunds 
  • Prehistoric Pingos Thetford Forest
  • Tree climbing on-location at Thorpe Forest
  • Wells-Next-The-Sea’s famous beach huts

Pay monthly

Our easy pay monthly option means you can spread the cost of your stay, including many activities and extras. Plan your perfect escape today - book now, add your extras, then split into manageable monthly payments before your break.

Pay monthly details



1 to 5 bedroom options, sleeping up to 10 guests per cabin

  • 1-8 guests
    1-4 bedrooms
    Golden Oak

    Your home from home in Thorpe Forest, deep in the Norfolk countryside near the River Thet. Enjoy space to relax and added extras.

    Hot tub

    Log burner


  • 1-2 guests
    1 bedrooms
    Golden Oak Hideaway

    A romantic cabin for two in Norfolk, nestled near the River Thet. Perfect for honeymoons and weekends away. 

    Hot tub

    Log burner


  • 1-4 guests
    2 bedrooms
    Wheelchair-adapted Silver Birch

    Your wheelchair-adapted Silver Birch provides extra support to make your stay comfortable, with an adapted interior and an access hoist for the hot tub.


    Hot tub

    Hot tub hoist

We're pet-friendly

We're pet-friendly

At Thorpe Forest, your pets are welcome. We have pet-friendly cabins and facilities on-location.

Things to do and amenities at Thorpe Forest

On location and nearby

Bike hire
Bike hire

Forest Ranger
Forest Ranger

On location

Forest Retreat
Forest Retreat

On location

In cabin spa
In cabin spa

Pre bookable

Play area
Play area

On location



New activity: Forest Disc Golf

New activity: Forest Disc Golf

Make your way around the Disc Golf course, compete for the lowest score and sink each hole with as few throws as possible. 

It’s a golf game with a difference, made for 2—6 players. Give it a go if you’ve got that competitive edge – you’ll be back for a replay in no time!

Available at Cropton and Thorpe Forest.

Fancy a game? It’s £10 for up to 3 guests or £15 for 4—6 guests playing.

Wildlife & nature

At Thorpe Forest you'll find some of the most unique wildlife in the UK

  • Germander Speedwell

    Germander Speedwell

    Thorpe Forest’s varied habitats are home to several different plant species that you may spot as you stroll around the location. The open glade at Thorpe Forest has dry sandy soils, providing perfect conditions for a species rich grassland.

    One plant you are likely to see is Germander Speedwell which grows in large clumps. Its small bright blue flowers with a white centre are said to be a good luck charm for travelers.

  • Common Lizard

    Common Lizard

    From open glades to shaded woodland paths, Thorpe Forest provides a wide variety of habitats for many different animals. Three of the UK’s 6 species of reptile have been spotted here. Look out for the common lizard, but be sharp eyed as they are fast movers and like to stay hidden. You may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one basking in the warm sun.

Find out about parking, getting here and all our local amenities

Forest Holidays Thorpe Forest
IP24 2RX


Opening hours: 9am – 8pm

For pre-travel enquiries call 03330 110 495

During your stay call 01842 824 840

GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 52.420533


Longitude: 0.861412



Learn more about your Thorpe Forest holiday

  • Things to do

    Things to do

    Whether you want to spend a couple of days exploring or enjoy your entire break surrounded by secluded woodland, our forest locations offer things to do for everyone.

  • What's nearby

    What's nearby

    Nestled deep in beautiful woodland and nearby some of the best places to visit in Norfolk, Thorpe Forest ticks all the boxes for an unpackaged staycation.

  • Meet the team

    Meet the team

    At the heart of our location you will find our Forest Retreat, where our location team are on hand to ensure you have everything you need during your break.



Brograve Windmill, Norfolk
Canoeing on the River Thet
Aerial view of Thetford forest
Sunset at Norfolk coast