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Excitement, adventure and a totally unforgettable experience - that's what you can expect from Escape Pods, a fantastic group glamping retreat in Norfolk's beautiful Thetford Forest!

Escape Pods offers the rare chance for larger groups of guests to experience the great outdoors without enduring all the usual hassles of camping. With eight cosy, all-weather cabins available - plus a range of truly excellent facilities and activities on offer - you and your family, friends or colleagues can experience this stunning woodland retreat without compromising on too many creature comforts!

The Escape Pods sleep up to five in proper beds (not a roll-mat or airbed in sight!). Constructed from timber and equipped with heating and electricity, each 5m x 3m cabin provides an undoubtedly cosy and comfortable base for its guests, all year round.

The covered porch area is ideal for storing your muddy boots before stepping inside to the first compartment - complete with two single beds. Then, as you move towards the back of the pod into the second compartment, you'll find three more single beds (including a clever bunk to fully maximise space!). There's also plenty of room for storing all your belongings and, of course, the added peace of mind of a lockable door to keep everything safe and secure.

Just 35 metres from your Escape Pod, you'll find a brand-new facilities block, complete with high-quality showers and loos. There's also a large, covered dining area with enough benches to seat everyone together. There is a lovely café/shop only 5 minutes' walk from the pods where you can get a cooked breakfast, decent coffee and all your essentials.

If one of your favourite things about camping is the prospect of huddling around a campfire with marshmallows on sticks, then the Escape Pods are for you. The specially built campfire areas provide enough space for all guests to safely and comfortably warm their hands around a crackling blaze - and there's nothing stopping you from breaking into a few choruses of Ging-Gang-Gooly either!

During the day, you'll no doubt want to make the most of getting back to nature in Thetford Forest, and with a range of cycle trails and footpaths nearby, you're spoiled for choice as to how you do so. You're also ideally placed for the River Thet - best enjoyed in a canoe, of course!

Even better, as Escape Pods is owned and operated by the Thorpe Woodlands Adventure Centre Trust, your hosts are only too happy to arrange a variety of more adventurous activities during your stay if you wish. Get the blood pumping with as you climb, cave or navigate the high ropes trail, or engage that brain with some orienteering, raft building or archery - just a selection of the activities on offer.

And don't forget, you're also ideally placed for a whole host of excellent attractions in the Thetford Forest area. Don't panic - pay a visit to the Dad's Army Museum, Bressingham Steam Museum, take a tour at the English Whisky Distillery, feed the lemurs at Banham Zoo, take the kids swimming at Beckland leisure centre in Thetford or visit the awe-inspiring Neolithic flint mines at Grimes Graves. You're also perfectly located for the nature reserves of Brettenham Heath and Weeting Heath for spotting some of the region's fantastic flora and fauna.

With so much to do, so much flexibility and such brilliant accommodation, Escape Pods truly is the ideal place for your next group adventure. So whether you're bringing your colleagues, your students or a gang of your nearest and dearest, prepare for a fantastic escape to nature thanks to these fantastic Escape Pods.

Things to note

No smoking permitted. No muddy shoes or boots inside the pods. No cooking permitted inside the pods.

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The basics

Region: Thetford, Norfolk
Cost (from): £400 per night (for all 8 pods)
Sleeps: 20-37 guests
Bedrooms: 8 pods
Bathrooms: Communal
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 822

Facilities

Pods have 5 beds (except one 'leader' pod with 2 beds, duvets & pillows provided, power sockets, heaters, storage space, shower block located 35 metres away.

Local activities


Walking, cycling, GoApe experience, beaches, coastal walks, museums, bird watching, festivals, golf, wildlife gardens, horse riding.

At a glance

  • Collection of all-weather glamping pods for group escapes to Thetford Forest
  • Eight available (Seven x 5-beds plus one 2-bed pod)
  • Max. occupancy: 37; Min. occupancy: 20
  • Perfect for groups of friends, family, colleagues or schools
  • Flexible programmes can be arranged for your stay (with meals included)
  • Activities arranged by request, incl. high ropes, zip wire, caving, climbing and archery
  • Explore Thetford Forest on foot, by bike or canoe
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Host Unusual Limited
Registered office:
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282 Leigh Road
Leigh-on-Sea
Essex
SS9 1BW

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