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Forest Holidays, Thorpe Forest, Shadwell, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2RX

Luxury Forest Retreat

Special Offer

Enter ELITE to save 5% when you book. The 5% discount can be taken in school holidays and Bank holidays and can be taken across all of our cabin types. This discount applies to the cabin price only and not any extras.

Thorpe Forest – Beautiful forest retreat in Norfolk

Thorpe Forest lies in woodland on the banks of the River Thet, close to where the Norfolk and Suffolk borders meet. Here you can escape to a cosy cabin and enjoy the peace and tranquility of a leafy setting with riverside walks. Choose to stay within the forest, or in a delightful open glade.

The forest itself is a delicate patchwork of pines, heathland and broadleaf trees, and home to a rich variety of British wildlife, including deer, squirrels, pheasants, woodlarks and nightjars. The local area offers an array of attractions, from the mystical beauty of the Norfolk Broads to the medieval charms of Bury St. Edmunds. Create your perfect holiday in this stunning location.

When you arrive on-site your first stop will be the Forest Retreat, where you can discover what’s on, find out about local attractions, book activities, meet the Forest Ranger and shop, eat and drink too. There is also an exciting play park for the children.


Choose between our delightfully open woodland glade, or stay within the forest where your cabin blends harmoniously with the woodland surroundings.  You’ll find a cabin to suit you, from the Golden Oak Hideaway, a secluded cabin made for romance, to the exciting Golden Oak Treehouse with its quirky design details and room for up to 10 guests.

Our Thorpe Forest cabins are designed to be as environmental friendly as possible. Underfloor heating is provided by air source heat pumps and wood pellet boilers which significantly reduce our carbon footprint.

Golden Oak Treehouse – The ultimate forest experience. Sleeps 10 (five bedrooms)

Golden Oak Hideaway – Decadent and romantic. Sleeps 2 (one bedroom)

Golden Oak Cabins – Complete luxury. Sleeps 2-8 (one to four bedrooms available)

Silver Birch Cabins – Style and substance. Sleeps 4-6 (two and three bedrooms available)

What’s on site?

Forest Ranger

With a wealth of fascinating and entertaining forest facts and a full programme of activities for all ages, the Forest Ranger is central to the Forest Holidays experience. Have fun and learn too, on woodland treasure hunts, Dusk and Night Vision walks and other forest activities.

Bike Hire

Go far and wide, exploring the forest and the local area by bike. Pack a picnic and search out a grassy glade or speed through challenging forest trails until your legs can take no more. Hire your bikes and equipment through our online booking system to save yourself the hassle of loading up the car.

Forest Trails & Walks

We have gathered a wealth of information about the walks and trails in and around Thorpe Forest so that you can explore the forest and the surrounding area easily and safely. There are walks for all ages and energy levels, from scenic strolls for those on a relaxing break, to challenging but rewarding hikes for adventure seekers.

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“Beautiful escape from the city!”

“Great getaway with friend”

“Comfortable and cozy, with very nice staff”



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