Bright Meadow Caravan Park Thurston – Formerly The Dell 2022-02-16T10:07:19+00:00

Welcome to Bright Meadow Caravan Park

Formerly ‘The Dell’

Whether you choose to arrive in a touring caravan, motor home or with a tent; for a long weekend, a week or just a mid-week break, we welcome you and your family to Bright Meadow.

Bright Meadow Caravan Park is located in the heart of the idyllic Suffolk Countryside. Suffolk will spoil you with its space and peace, gently rolling countryside and picturesque villages with thatched, colourwashed cottages; scenes that inspired some of Britain’s greatest painters.

Suffolk also boasts a largely unspoiled 45 mile long coastline, much of it now managed for conservation and offering broad views, long walks, fine bird watching and charming seaside villages.

Thurston is our local village (about 1 mile away) and has a post office, general store, garage/filling station, pub, hotel, vet and railway line that serves both Cambridge and Ipswich.

The historic town of Bury St Edmunds is just 4.5 miles away and the international ferry port of Harwich is within easy reach.

The park has 50 widely spaced pitches situated on six acres of level ground, surrounded by trees and fields.


Bright Meadow Caravan Park is located between Thurston and Beyton in Suffolk, just off the A14 at junction 46. If you are travelling Eastbound then take the J46 slip road, turn left at the bottom and the park can be found on your left hand side. If travelling Westbound on the A14 then take the J46 slip road, turn right at the end and follow the road into the village of Beyton. Fork right at the village green following the signs for Thurston and the park can be found on the left just after you leave Beyton village.


Bright Meadow Caravan Park offers all of the modern facilities you would expect from a caravan park, including:

  • Free WiFi (with paid premium option for higher-demand users)
  • Excellent modern toilet blocks with free showers and hand dryers
  • Private area with bath tub in ladies block*
  • Under 7’s children’s Room with bath ( children must be accompanied by an adult at all times)
  • Wheelchair access to an individual disabled toilet and shower
  • Shaver points and hairdryers*
  • Laundary room with washing machine* and tumble dryer*
  • Vegetable prep and washing up area
  • Chemical disposal point
  • Mains electric hook-up points
  • Fresh water outlets
  • PIN operated security barrier
  • Heated facilities for year round comfort
  • Dogs welcome if kept on lead and not allowed to foul on the park (dog walking area on site)
  • Caravan storage subject to availability*

* An extra charge is made for these items

Local Area

Bright Meadow is an ideal base from which to explore Suffolk with it’s many places of interest. Norfolk and the famous Norfolk Broads are within easy driving distance.

Other places to visit include:

Ickworth House: (20 minute drive) Ickworth House is a country house outside Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England. It is a neoclassical structure topped by a giant rotunda in a park laid out by Capability Brown. It is in the care of the National Trust, and, as part of the Ickworth House, Park & Garden property, is open to the public. There are also other National Trust properties in the Area.

Kentwell Hall: (30 minute drive) Kentwell Hall is a moated picturesque Tudor mansion with outbuildings, and a rare breeds farm and gardens. Most of the current building facade dates from the mid 16th century, but the origins of Kentwell are much earlier, with references in the Domesday Book of 1086.

Cambridge: (40 minute drive) Cambridge is a wonderful fusion of the everyday and the extraordinary, a living city that has shaped history, that today reflects the best of historic and contemporary life and is continuing to make its mark on the future.

Newmarket: (25 minute drive) Newmarket is the historic Home of Horseracing and the greatest horseracing centre in the world. It offers a treasure trove of sights and sounds for the racing enthusiast.

Lavenham: (25 minute drive) Lavenham is a medieval village in Suffolk, England famous for its impressive Fifteenth Century church, half-timbered medieval cottages and circular walk.

Aldeburgh: (60 minute drive) A charming town on the Suffolk coast which has interesting sites to visit.

Southwold: (60 minute drive)Southwold is a quintessentially English resort town. The town offers much of interest, but it is the sea and Southwold’s links with it that make this a wonderful destination at any time of the year.

Bury St Edmunds: (10 minute drive)This lovely medieval market town has a warm and friendly atmosphere throughout the year. Convenient for Cambridge and only two hours from London, it is the perfect place to bring an organised group or to visit with family and friends.

Our reception area can also provide further details of local amenities.


Prices vary throughout the year depending on the season and bank holidays etc, but see below an indicative price list.

We offer long-term/seasonal pitches subject to availability. For stays of more than 14 nights please contact us for special rates.

Price Per Night


Hardstanding caravan pitch for two people and 1 car with electric hook-up


Extra people


Extra car (to be parked on car park)


Tent pitch with electric hook up


Booking Form

To enquire about a new booking please complete the from below. For existing bookings or all other questions please email us on info@brightmeadowpark.co.uk or call 01359 270121.

Phone: 01359 270121

(Please note that due to excessive sales calls this number does not accept calls from witheld numbers).

Email: info@brightmeadowpark.co.uk