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A certified location opened in October 2014, we are a family touring site for 5 Caravan Club members only open all year round. Dogs are welcome if kept on a lead at all times around the CL. There are plenty of public footpaths and some lovely dog walks locally, plus lanes for cycling or walking.  Situated in West Suffolk in between Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket and just 2 miles off the main A14.  The Academy offers 2 acres of lawn set in the grounds of a village Health and Fitness Centre with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. There is the option of a daily Gym membership which is open 24 hours a day. Also daily archery at our own club on site. There is an on-site bar and bar food available at certain times, which can be opened for bespoke camping and event packages - just let us know! Indoor toilets and  showers are included but please note they are closed over night, we are currently working on an outside toilet block to be open 24hrs. The local village of Barrow is 0.6 miles away and has a pub, shops, post office, cafe and fish & chip shop. Please Note - The site is a quiet village location BUT is in frequent use for sporting activities such as archery & assault course.


The site is only 50m from the 1000 year old Barrow Church, 8 miles from historic Bury St Edmunds and

7 miles from the countries racehorse capital Newmarket. You will be made very welcome by your hosts

Glen & Julie who enjoy the sociable aspect of running a CL. In the majority of cases the answer is always ‘Yes’


Archery On Site

•Every pitch has 16 amp electric hook up.

•WC’s & Showers available approx. 8am - 10pm

•Chemical Disposal Point

•Grey Water Disposal Point

•Wi Fi is available (free)

•Approach to the site is from 3 directions and campers are warned to note that there is a graded

ramp access to the site which is suitable for caravans but we advise a very slow entry – Thank you.

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Disposal Point

Main Entrance

Fees and Booking Details

To book please complete the form HERE.  We will then confirm your booking by email and you can pay a deposit HERE.

You can also telephone Glen or Julie on 01284 810446 or 07415 886805 or e-mail: to check availability.

We will require at least a 50% deposit



Pitch per night: From £15

Price includes:

Pitch with electricity hook up

One caravan/motorhome

One vehicle and additional vehicle in the main car park

Two adults and 2 children. Extra persons at no additional cost with the agreement of the owners



Shower, toilet and disposal facilities

Dog Walk

Picnic and BBQ Area


Additional Facilities: Gym membership £5 per day (no beginners), Archery beginners £6 for 1 hour, £10 for 2 hours. Includes equipment, coach and Insurance. New OCR on site plus other sporting activities.  New for 2016  Hairdresser on site.

Local Attractions & Places to Visit

Barrow Church is right outside the CL.

Also further into the village is a

comunity hall as well as a playing feild behind it


The towns of Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket are only a 15 minute drive away.



Turn off A14 at junction 40 signposted Barrow.  Take the slip road and turn at the t junction signposted Barrow on the Coalpit Lane leading on to Colethorpe lane. Follow for 2.0 miles and turn left at Barrow School into Church Road signposted Risby and follow for 400 yards until you see Barrow Church (pictured above) in front of you. Where the road bears right at the church you turn sharp left into the entranceway of the CL and up the ramp into the car park. Please note that Church Road by the school is very narrow and busy around school times.

Gym On Site



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