Activities and Local Area
We have lots to see and do in the local area, both here on site or
The Woodland Hut on site has an abundance of information about
local wildlife: maybe you will see the Barn Owl swooping by or the
Badgers whose setts take up one edge of the wood.
Campers can sometimes help bottle feed calves on the farm or see
new chicks that have hatched.
The llamas Quentin and Herbert are usually grazing a meadow
near to the campsite and are very partial to the llama feed we sell in
We provide maps of walks around the farm or further afield: Tiger
Hill Wood is close by, where you can follow the footpath through the
woods and paddle in the Assington Brook. Arger Fen Nature
Reserve provides longer walks, or perhaps you will want to visit
Chapel Barn and see the famous Bures Dragon.
The campsite is situated half way between the villages of Bures
and Assington. Assington has a pub, farm shop and cafe. Bures
holds a market on its ancient common once a month and hearty
meals are available at the Eight Bells pub. Bures village shop and
the Deli offer local produce and essential supplies.
There are beautiful cycle routes in the area, as long as you don’t
mind hills! The Dedham vale has 7 popular cycling routes to
information/visitor-guides/cycle-guides/ We have several adult bikes
which, for a small deposit, campers are welcome to borrow.
The Stour Valley Adventure Center
Kayak or canoe hire on the river Stour from Sudbury and
White Dragon Archery
Visit White Dragon for archery, axe throwing, bush craft
courses and more! Only 2 miles from the campsite.
The birthplace of local artist Thomas Gainsborough,
the museum and gallery makes for a fascinating visit.
Standing majestically in its own parklands, Kentwell Hall is
surrounded by an idyllic moat. Peaceful and romantic,
guests are welcome to wander through the formal and
informal gardens and parklands. Various events are held
throughout the year, from open gardens to historic re-
enactments and Halloween scares!
One of the most beautiful medieval villages in the
country, Lavenham is a must see. Its traditional
buildings, shops and cafes encapsulate you in their
history. With a more recent claim to fame with one of
the houses featuring in the Harry Potter movies.
Colchester is full of fantastic visitor attractions, visit the
Norman Colchester castle to learn about Colchester’s
history as the Capital of Britain in Roman times.
Family days out to Jump Street trampoline center, Leisure
Colchester Zoo is home to 220 species set in 60 acres
of parkland and lakes!
Rated as one of the best zoos in the UK it offers a
great family day out for all ages.
Little Ropers Woodland Camping
Little Ropers Farm, Assington Rd, Bures,
Suffolk, CO8 5JX
Jimmy’s Farm and Wildlife Park
With over 80 species and breeds onsite, the Wildlife Park
plays host to traditional, rare and exotic animals. From
crocodiles, camels and capybara to pigs, skunks and
guinea pigs – there’s lots to see!