Alton Water Camping
With lots to do and plenty to see, why not spend a weekend with us?
With our new caravan and campsite set to open in June 2018, you can wake up to the spectacular sight of the sun rising over the reservoir!
Where will the new campsite be located?
The campsite is ideally situated next to our newly refurbished Tea Room and serves breakfast and hot food throughout the day should you fancy a break from the camping stove!
What facilities will I find?
There are 88 caravan and camping pitches with electric hook-ups and a brand-new shower, toilet and wash facilities for campers.
When can I camp?
We open in June 2018 and the season will run from then until October. For more information please contact us via email: AltonWaterCampingEnquiries@anglianwater.co.uk
Advance Purchase Offers
* Standard Pitch Fee based on camping unit with awning (not exceeding total 8 x 5 metres) for 2 adults and up to 5 children with 1 vehicle and up to 2 small pets.
** Bike Hire is for the duration of your stay to be eligible for the special advance purchase rate. Day & Hourly hire is available each day from the cycle hire centre.
The Campsite Itself
Alton is the largest water park in Suffolk with 400 acres of open space, it is big enough to offer everyone the space to walk, jog and cycle or just sit and watch the world go by. Our Campsite is a level grass area with an access road leading to 88 pitches each of which has an electric hook-up and a water point that serves a group of four pitches. There is a toilet/shower block where both the male & female sections have five showers in each with an external covered washing area for dishes etc and a waste facility at the rear.
Whether you're just relaxing or taking part in an activity at Alton Water Park, take a break and pop into the newly refurbished Alton Water Tea Rooms for hot and cold refreshments, snacks and meals served throughout the day. The Tea Room and Visitor Centre is situated at the car park adjacent to the campsite where you can enjoy views across the water. Outside is a large patio area where you can sit and enjoy the fantastic Suffolk sunshine. Also in easy reach and eye shot of the Campsite and Tea Room is a new children's play area and sandpit so the little ones can burn off some excess energy while you finish your tea!
Near the campsite you’ll find the sailing club and watersport centre that cater for all abilities and ages. If you’re starting a new hobby, or are an experienced user there is sailing, windsurfing, rowboats & canoeing to tempt you.
At Alton Water Park there are eight miles of track with some lengths on the northern shore un-surfaced providing a little more challenge, an alternative route along a quiet lane is available for the less adventurous. You can bring your own bicycle or hire one from the new Anglian Water Cycle Hire Centre situated opposite the campsite.
Anglers appreciate our internationally recognised secluded coarse fishing lakes. The return of the roach population has improved sport enormously at Alton Water and we are now starting to see the benefits to the pike angler. Huge shoals of large bream are still the most popular quarry with a good number of carp also of interest. Head over to the fishing page for details on how to get started.
Alton Water Park attracts a wide range of wildlife both on and around the water. Good numbers of great crested grebe are present with common terns using the purpose built nesting rafts. The Park is a stronghold for nightingales with up to 30 singing males during spring. With the help of volunteers Anglian Water has developed a three-mile nature trail on the south shore which includes woodland, a butterfly garden, a wildflower meadow, ponds and bird hides.
Around the area
Within a 15 minute walk from the campsite the Kings Head at Stutton and the Compasses in Holbrook provide a great place to eat and drink. At the western end of the Park in Tattingstone, just under half way around the eight mile route, the White Horse makes a convenient stop for refreshments.
Further afield on the peninsula there are miles of quiet lanes that will take you to popular spots such as Pin Mill on the River Orwell, where you will find the Butt & Oyster gastro pub perched at the waters edge, also down at Shotley Gate on the River Stour are the Bristol Arms and the Ship Wreck which both offer views of the estuaries.
There is an hourly bus into both Ipswich (8 miles) and Manningtree (5 miles) for those shopping trips.
There is a local Co-op in Holbrook village just 5 minutes by car. Stutton has a very nice Community shop that is run by volunteers and offers a wide range of local produce.