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Short breaks in Thorpe Forest, Norfolk

Thorpe Forest, Norfolk

Our cabins offer a natural escape beside the banks of the River Thet, close to where the Norfolk and Suffolk borders meet. Choose a cabin beneath the tranquil canopy of the forest or opt for a more open aspect in the picturesque woodland glade.
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Our cabins at Thorpe Forest

Furnished to exceptional levels of comfort, your cabin at Thorpe Forest will delight you. Why not pay a little extra and choose your specific cabin? Choose between our delightfully open woodland glade, or stay within the forest where your cabin blends harmoniously with the woodland surroundings. You'll find a cabin to suit you, from the Golden Oak Hideaway, a secluded cabin made for romance, to the exciting Golden Oak Treehouse with its quirky design details and room for up to 10 guests.

Our cabins at Thorpe Forest are designed to be as environmental friendly as possible. Underfloor heating is provided by air source heat pumps and wood pellet boilers which significantly reduce our carbon footprint. This is just one of the many ecologically friendly innovations we have employed at Thorpe Forest.

What's on location at Thorpe Forest

Our cabins at Thorpe Forest are 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 local attractions, book activities, meet the Forest Ranger, and shop, eat, and drink too. There is also an exciting play park for the children.

The Forest Retreat The hub of activities at Thorpe Forest

Stop by at the Forest Retreat, the heart of our Thorpe Forest location and where you’ll find everything happening. The team at reception will recommend and book activities for you, and this is where you can meet the Forest Ranger too.  Enjoy a long lunch or a quick snack in the café and take a drink out onto the terrace while the children let off steam in the play area. The Forest Retreat also boasts a shop, with everything from day-to-day essentials to local foods and crafts, wines and beers, and gifts and souvenirs.


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Forest Ranger activities Uncover the secrets of the forest

Our Forest Ranger at Thorpe Forest, Mark, joins us after 24 years as a medic in the Royal Navy and 7 years in the ambulance service. Now an outdoor activities instructor with the Scout Association, he runs a large Sea Scout Group in Norwich where he lives. Mark's hobbies include growing his own fruit and veg at home and keeping tropical fish. 


Meet your Thorpe Forest team On hand to make your holiday truly memorable

Your friendly reception team at the Forest Retreat are on hand to answer questions, offer holiday ideas and advice, and book activities for you. Your Forest Ranger, who is also based at the Forest Retreat, will teach you the secrets of the forest and its inhabitants. The whole team at Thorpe Forest are focused on making sure that you enjoy an extraordinary holiday.

What's nearby

This corner of England has everything, from the magic of the Norfolk Broads to excitement of BeWILDerwood; from coastal towns to cathedral cities. With few hills, it’s great for walking and cycling too. Thorpe Forest holidays offer a superb range of places to visit if you're staying for weekend breaks, short breaks of four nights, or longer.

Activities & extras

Choose from our selection of extras and activities to create your perfect holiday. Whether it’s the laid-back indulgence of treatment with our In Cabin Spa or a journey through the forest with the Forest Ranger, make your holiday special.

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Forest Holidays Thorpe Forest, Shadwell, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2RX 

GPS coordinates
Latitude: 52.420533 Longitude: 0.861412

For pre-travel enquiries and bookings call: 03330 110 495 

For assistance during your stay call: 01842 824 840

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Thorpe Forest reviewsFeedback from guests who have stayed at Thorpe Forest, Norfolk

Our awards Award-winning accommodation at Thorpe Forest

Tripadvisor Excellence Award 2018

Our Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence puts us in the top 10% of holiday companies, based on consistently outstanding reviews from our guests.

Green Tourism gold award

Green Tourism: Gold

We believe that sustainable tourism is possible and desirable and our work in this area has been recognised with a Gold Green Tourism Award. This means a lot to us and we are proud that every member of our team upholds our environmental values.

Greenleaders Silver award

Tripadvisor GreenLeaders: Silver

Tripadvisor has awarded us a Green Leaders Silver Award, which recognises our commitment to the environment, demonstrated by our actions.

Investor in Wildlife

Our partnership with Norfolk Wildlife Trust helps to support the Norfolk countryside and environment by safeguarding wildlife, protecting wild places and helping to connect people with their surroundings.