Bell Tents

Steve's Shack

Outdoor Spa Area

Our 5 metre luxury bell tents are amazingly spacious. At 3.6M high in the centre, there's plenty of spare room, and with a massive 5 metre diameter, they provide a comfortable stay for two, a splendid retreat for a couple, copious room for a family of four,  with still enough space for 5 to bring the baby..   Our tents are situated in a  private meadow so there is plenty of room for the kids to run around and play.



Steve's Shack is dedicated to one of the founders of Oak Lodge Retreat and his love of fine liquor & great food. We offer a wide selection of beers, gins, whiskey and other not so easy to get beverages. We also offer an extensive menu selection offering some great snacks and treats during your stay.

Paninis, Croque, Wafles & Ice Cream, American pancakess and much more.



Here at Oak Lodge Retreat we have our Outdoor Spa area. We have a wood burning hot tub,& sauna, relaxing loungers and outdoor shower which are available to use whenever you book a stay with us.

This is the perfect addition to make your time with us that little bit more relaxing. Robes and towels can be hired for a small fee to add that extra luxury to your spa experience .



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Sitting round an outside fire isn’t just about keeping warm. An outdoor fire pit has many practical, emotional and health benefits too. Snuggle up with your family & friends and chat the evening away.

For the more energetic of you our fenced off paddock is there for you to use at your leisure for fun and games. Play rounders, football or just frolic away with new friends.



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Doing nothing is a foreign concept to most of us nowadays, when do we really get a chance to do nothing, relax and spend quality time with friends and family?


Oak Lodge Retreat is for exactly that, no crowded club house, no noisy arcades. Just you, your friends, your family and the perfect excuse to 'do nothing'.


Precious time with great company.


"In a world of mass produced experiences, we offer our guests the made-to-measure." An unbending focus on bespoke service means guests feel part of the family from the second they set foot in one of our stunning luxury bell tents.




Bushcraft for children.


Everyone benefits from being in the outdoors, and bushcraft helps us understand nature more and connect to it better.  Bushcraft for children is a way to teach them what nature can provide for them, and they bond with nature.  They learn life skills through bushcraft, have a lot of fun and it is also a great way for to spend some quality outdoor time outside preferably getting muddy in the process!  


Bushcraft for children can incorporate lots of different activities from foraging to fire building - subject to availbility - reservations required.





Our course will offer an introduction to the history of candle making, understanding the types of waxes available, their advantages and disadvantages, how size and types of candle wick are also important, burn times and so on.


During classe we will take you step-by-step through the candle making process. You will have the opportunity to make your own candle, as well as smelling and testing a selection of our premium fragrance oils, and labelling your own candle.


Our hands-on course is designed with fun in mind for the whole family to enjoy. An opportunity to make your own candles -  simple tea lights to pillar candles and scented jar candles - that you can take home with you.

- subject to availbility - reservations required.



Be taught by our in-house mixologist to make (then drink) a selection of four different cocktails at Oak Lodge cocktail making classes. All our classes focus on 100% involvement – every guest uses fine liquor, fresh ingredients and specialist equipment to make their own cocktails at Steve's Shack.


Our cocktail making classes last two hours and are be hosted on site.

We also have the ability to take our cocktail classes to almost any venue in Suffolk, Norfolk or throughout the U.K.


Choose your favourite 4 cocktails to make during the class.


Any Size, Any Time, Any Day - subject to availbility - reservations required.


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Are you ready to turn great local ingredients into delicious tasting sausages with our sausage making experience.


Grab your fellow meat enthusiasts and head over to our local village butchers, where you’ll take part in 2 hours of carnivorous fun. You’ll be cooking with only the finest locally-sourced meat, and ingredients – no preservatives, just the best stuff.


You will make your sausages with the sausage machine and skins, this promises to be an hilarious event. Along the way, you’ll receive plenty of tips and tricks to make cooking easier and even more flavourful. Indulge your inner carnivores with this fabulously unique experience - subject to availbility - reservations required.


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We have, inevitably, made some changes this season. Each tent now has its own fire pit instead of a communal pit, keeping you safe and distanced. Electric lighting inside and outside the tent this season, no more relying on batteries or solar, do still bring a torch though just in case. Phone charging facilities on each tent now too to keep you connected. Hand sanitiser stations dotted about the site for your safety. Instead of closing the showers like other sites we have kept these open but they are restricted to limit congregation. You will need to bring your own bedding (pillows, duvets, sheets & coverings), something that has been favorable thus far.

The spa area will not be open this season, this was always subject to availbility and never guaranteed but this year we have closed, for safety reasons.

We have always been about spending quality time with friends and family, this is the perfect place to do that, this has not changed.