What's on location
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What's on location

Thorpe Forest, Norfolk


What you'll find on location at Thorpe Forest, Norfolk

Things to do on location

Our cabins at Thorpe Forest comprise of 63 cabins in an idyllic leafy setting beside the River Thet, deep in the Norfolk countryside. When you arrive on-location your first stop will be the Forest Retreat, where you can discover what’s on, find out about the local area, book activities, hire bikes, and meet the Forest Ranger. Pick up essentials in the shop or enjoy a bite to eat in the cosy café. There is also an exciting outdoor play area for the children.

Forest Retreat

Stop by the Forest Retreat, the heart of Thorpe Forest, where our friendly team are on hand to offer help and advice to ensure you make the most of your break. Housed in a cabin style building, the Forest Retreat at Thorpe Forest offers an inviting seating area, serving food and drink, along with a well organised shop for day-to-day essentials, local produce, and souvenirs.

Pre-bookable on-site activities

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Mini Forest Rangers | from £5*
Foam clay and pottery painting | from £6.95
Archery | from £23
Checkpoint- a wild outdoor escape game | from £25
Pedals & Puzzles bike trail | from £10 (bike hire is seperate)
In-cabin spa treatment from £125 (1-5 hours availble)

*Participating adult required for Forest Ranger 



  • Restaurant, bar and café

    Restaurant, bar and café

    Our restaurant at Thorpe Forest is open between 9am to 8pm, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Last orders are at 7pm everyday. Enjoy freshly cooked meals made to order and snacks in the cosy café or relax in the comfortable bar. Browse our menu, order at the bar, and inform the team of the table you are sitting at. The terrace at Thorpe Forest offers a seating area where you can sit back and enjoy the forest views.

    Order a drink and a bite to eat, or a refreshing drink after exploring the forest at your doorstep. A takeaway service is available at our Forest Retreat at Thorpe Forest. Place your order with a member of the team or place an order from the comfort of your cabin. Let us take care of the cooking and deliver your meal right to your cabin door for fuss free dining!

  • Shop


    In the shop at Thorpe Forest, you will find all the essentials you need during your stay, from essential groceries to souvenirs to take home. We sell a range of groceries, toiletries, beverages and of course souvenirs to remind you of your forest adventure. Please note that our usual opening times are 9am – 8pm.



Vehicle Charging Point

There are two vehicle charging points available on location at Thorpe Forest. These can be found outside the Forest Retreat.

Bike hire

Bike hire

Bike hire is available at Thorpe Forest, please visit the Forest Retreat and speak to a member of the team or add to your booking through your online account so you can collect your bikes at check-in and head off straight from your cabin. Most of the trails close by Thorpe Forest are ideal for cycling. These vary from a gentle 1.4km, up to 25km. The Green Shepherd Trail is perfect for families with lots of room to learn, with 8km of mostly flat and level terrain.

  • Children's play area

    Children's play area

    There is a children’s play area available at Thorpe Forest, but please bear in mind that children must always be supervised by an adult.



  • Bug hotel and wildlife

    Bug hotel and wildlife

    At Thorpe Forest there is a bug hotel, attracting lots of bugs and insects. This means they can pollinate our flowers and keep unwanted pests to a minimum like aphids and slugs.

  • Norfolk trails

    Norfolk trails

    Step from your cabin and explore the local area with one of our recommended self-led trails, which you can pick up from the Forest Retreat. Take the little ones on a 1.4km Junior Toddle around the cabin location, then build up to the 4.3km Forestry England walk. For those seeking a more challenging route, spend an afternoon on the 13.2km Middle Walk or set out for a day on the 45km Long Walk, which takes in forest, river, country roads, and four National Trails.


Looking to book a self-catering UK staycation?

There's so much to explore in Norfolk and our cabins at Thorpe Forest make the perfect base for an outdoors holiday for families, groups and couples. Relax with your loved ones and create long-lasting memories. Have a relaxing retreat to look forward to with a self-catering break at Thorpe Forest. 

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