'So the sun has hung up his hat and it looks as though things may get a little soggy...well never fear for here at Whitlingham Broad Campsite as we are 'Weatherproof'!
If it starts to rain there's no need to stop play, why not venture into the world of indoors and bright lights and check out the delights of Norwich. Cafes, cinemas, shops, museums, theatres and more all await and when you've exhausted that lot why not try a quick tour of some of Norwich's Churches and pubs? It is said that the city had a church for every week of the year and a pub for every day - perfect for rainy day exploring!
Or, if you want to stay in and enjoy the sound of rain make sure you swing by reception and pick up a board game from our selection to borrow, or if you are staying in a Shepherds hut, railway carriage or Yurt why not just close up those doors, stoke up the stove and cosy down with a good book. Our campsite is open all year round and there is loads to do at any time of year, whatever the weather! Lounging in the sun or splashing in puddles - camping should be a joyous adventure all year.
Here are some ideas for a wet day; though remember, as Billy Connolly says, there's no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes!
- Head to Riverside (25 mins walk/10 mins bus/10 mins cycle) where you can watch the rain splash into the river from its many restaurants including some of the big hitters - Pizza Hut, Frankie and Bennies, Weatherspoons etc. Or carry on up the river and head to the floating Thai restaurant (excellent for vegetarians)
- You can round up your evening by challenging your tent mates to a game of bowling or catch the latest movies at the Odeon.
- Go 'up city' and discover the delights of the Fine City of Norwich.
- Go for a swim at the Riverside pool - public swimming and special family-friendly swim sessions. Or maybe now is the time to learn to canoe - you may get wet anyway so a little rain won't hurt!
- Stroll into Trowse village - nestled between Whitlingham and the city, in the 1800s this 'model' village was expanded by the Coleman family to house workers at it's nearby mustard factory. The factory is still based in Norwich and the smell of mustard making still occaisionally drifts over the village and campsite. The village has two nice, family friendly pubs, a village shop and an excellent vegetarian restaurant. You can learn more about Norwich's most famous condiment at the world famous (probably) Norwich Mustard Museum.