Sutton St Edmund park’s claim to record

Regular maintenance keeps Orchard View Caravan and Camping Park neat and tidy. SG030713-125TW
Regular maintenance keeps Orchard View Caravan and Camping Park neat and tidy. SG030713-125TW
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The longest registered and licensed caravan park in the district is in Sutton St Edmund.

It’s Orchard View Caravan and Camping Park, run by Ray and Maria Oddy for the past 18 years, although a caravan park has been on the site since 1984.

Since they have been there, Ray and Maria have extended and improved the site.

The park has seasonal caravan pitches, static holiday homes and a large camping area. Facilities include a fully licensed club room, refurbished toilet block, a small play area, large play park for ball games and a nature area suitable for dog walking.

Maria says: “We are animal-friendly, children friendly and we have groups coming to stay aged from 18 to 80. In fact, tonight we have 18-year-olds and an 84-year-old and everyone in between.

“Families and groups of friends find this is a good place to meet up as a central point, but we get retired couples mid-week, fishermen and foreign tourists.”

Maria and Ray are involved in the village, and say: “There is still a feel of a really good community in Sutton St Edmund.”

The site is open from mid-March to mid-November