History of the Park
Old Buckenham Country Park has been a labour of love over the past 5 years for Ben and the OBCP team.
Previously unused agricultural land, we have worked hard to reintroduce the local flora and fauna as well as create a quirky and inviting place for you and your family to come and enjoy.
Our goal is to create a holistic place for the local community that promotes the outdoors, being active, social interaction and above all FUN.
We have planted hundreds of trees, hedges and plants, as well as introducing multiple bird and owl boxes and fish into the lake.
What to Expect
Grab a rod and reel, prepare for some serious ‘you time’ and park up for a few days at Old Buckenham Country Park, a family-friendly site less than five minutes drive from the Norfolk village of Old Buckenham.
Start your stay with a thorough exploration of the 26-acre site. There are two lakes to stumble upon, bug hotels to fascinate inquisitive kids, and a mile-long obstacle course with a path alongside it for running.
When you have finished exploring, kick back with a drink from our licensed café, on the deck overlooking the lake.
Anglers should take special note of our lakes, claiming a patch of shore to set up for a day of peaceful catching. Fish aren’t the only animals to track down either: twitchers won’t be able to keep from craning their necks, with eyes peeled for chickens (on the ground, not in the sky), ducks, geese, kingfishers, swans and owls.
With so much to fill your days, be sure to spend your evenings having a relax next to one of the firepits dotted around site or a drink on the decking.
When hunger beckons, fill your boots at OB BBQ shack on Fridays and 'Street food' Saturday's - offering different delicious street food every week from one of our favourite independent vendors, or you could venture out for some pub grub at one of Old Buckenham locals. A licensed café is open on site in season for sweet treats and drinks too, which should help keep energy and spirits up ( check website or Facebook page for opening times as they differ at different points of the season).
We where looking for a cosy, dog friendly and relaxing get away and found it, the grounds and surrounding area are beautiful and plenty of exploring do be done if you want. Had a friendly welcome from Ben and Leanne and enjoyed a evening drink at the cafe and even wood fired pizza from a food truck they had on one of the evenings. Already planning our next escape here.