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The Suffolk Academy - Certificated Location opened in October 2014. It is a family touring site for 5 Club members only and is open all year round. Dogs are welcome if kept on a lead at all times around the CL.

Situated in West Suffolk in between Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket and just 2 miles off the main A14.  The Academy offers 4 acres of lawn set in the grounds of Suffolk Academy, a sports and entertainment centre with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. It will appeal not only to those looking for a place to relax and appreciate the views but also to the more energetic who will enjoy walking or cycling along surrounding quiet lanes. There is the option of a daily Gym membership which is open 24 hours a day at a cost of £5.

Showers and toilets are now available 24 hrs a day. The local village of Barrow is 0.6 miles away and has two pubs, The 3 Horseshoes which serves local ales and pub grub and the prestigious Weeping Willow who do a high end quality meal and service. There are also two general stores, post office with a cafe and a fish and chip shop.

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

We look forward to meeting you soon! ……..


Archery On Site

•Every pitch has 16 amp electric hook up.

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

•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

Book HERE but if you have any problems please feel free to call our office as follows :-

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




Pitch per night: From £20

See below for cancellation policy

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

Hairdresser and beauty salon on site


Additional Facilities: Gym membership £5 per day

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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Cancellation Policy

We try to be sympathetic, especially when cancellation has to be made for health reasons.

We can sometimes re-let pitches, if given sufficient notice, but we reserve the right to make a cancellation charge as follows:-

25% is non refundable

Cancellation within 7 days of the arrival date will incur a charge of 50% of the full cost of booking

Cancellation within 3 days of the arrival date will incur a charge of 75% of the full cost of booking

Please advise us at the earliest possible opportunity if unforeseen circumstances dictate that you have to cancel. 

Camping Field is also available

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