Places to visit

The area offers many places to visit locally and is an ideal area to base your holiday in. Thorpe Le Soken is an idyllic country location with the nearby towns of Frinton On Sea, Walton on the Naze and Clacton On Sea, famed for their beaches. As well as the local shops in the area, the main towns of Colchester and Ipswich are easy to get to. Below we have listed some of the local attractions, but lots more information is available on request:

Food for Thorpe – Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th August 2017 10am – 6pm

A Family Friendly Weekend of Food • Drink • Entertainment. 26th & 27th August 2017. Demonstrations from award winning chef Jean-Christophe Novelli

Colchester Zoo

Colchester ZooWith over 270 species set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, more than 50 daily displays, an undercover soft play area, 4 adventure play areas, The Lost Madagascar Express road train and so much more…your day out will be action packed. You can get closer to a whole range of animals during your visit including the unique chance to help feed the elephants and giraffes yourself!

Hasty’s Farm

We are an adventure farm for children between 3-11 years old. We have an Animal Barn, where you can have close contact with the animals. We have a range of farm animals for the public to see, Chickens, Pygmy goats, Golden Jersey goats, Jacob sheep, Holstein calves, Hereford cow and Pigs.

The Redoubt Napolionic FortThe Redoubt Harwich

Harwich Redoubt is a circular fort built in 1808 to defend the port of Harwich, Essex from Napoleonic invasion. The Harwich Society opens it to the public.

Colchester CastleColchester Castle

Colchester Castle in Colchester, Essex, England, is an example of a largely complete Norman castle. It is a Grade I listed building.

Naze TowerThe Naze Tower

The Naze Tower is an historic 86ft landmark and unique visitor attraction situated on an attractive stretch of coastline at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex.

LifehouseThe Life House Spa

Lifehouse is a contemporary award-winning spa that nestles in the peaceful surroundings of English Heritage Listed Thorpe Hall Gardens

Clacton PierClacton Pier

Always a popular seaside destination for the weekend Clacton Pier boasts a variety of indoor and outdoor fun and activities.

Clacton Air ShowClacton Air Show – Thursday 24th & Friday 25th August 2017

Our award winning seafronts and west greensward are transformed over the two days into a fun filled event site and viewing area.  Impressive aerobatic displays take to the skies whilst a whole host of exhibition, trade stands, food court and on-site entertainment are available at ground level.

Event opening times:
11am – 8.30pm Thursday & 11am – 5pm Friday. Free entry.

FWYCYacht Club

Come in, have a look around, see who we are and what we do. If you are interested in boats, of any description, then you will probably find something here that takes your interest. Our club caters for all ages and abilities, with plenty of knowledge and experience within our membership to assist you if you require help.

Harwich Harbour Foot FerryHarwich Ferry

Where the rivers Stour and Orwell meet, Harwich Harbour separates Harwich on the Essex side and Shotley and Felixstowe on the Suffolk side. The ferry service runs throughout the summer months providing a frequent service for tourists to East Anglia, for those with business between the ports and for the convenience of local people.

Frinton and Walton Swimming PoolFrinton & Walton Swimming Pool

Frinton and Walton Swimming Pool can be found in the idyllic setting on the seafront at Walton on the Naze.  This popular swimming pool enjoys a 25m swimming pool with flume offering a variety of public and fun sessions together with specialised sessions such as water aerobics, 50+, ladies and adults only, shallow water area for children providing an ideal environment for parent and under 5 sessions, a spectator area and vending service.

We have recently updated many of our facilities and have plans for further improvements

There is a wide varieties or activites to do and tourist attractions to see.

There is a wide range of pubs and eateries catering for a wide range of culinary tastes in and around the area.

We welcome many different pets in our campsite.