About Us


Established in 1962…

Rushbanks Farm Caravan and Camping Site is the only official campsite on the banks of The River Stour, we specialise in catering to boaters and canoeists.

The river is wide and deep and there is a mile and a half of unobstructed water. There are several jetties so launching over the bank is easy. Downstream there are two-step weir portages leading to the village of Nayland, and upstream two more portages can be navigated to reach the village of Bures St Mary.

We are located in the heart of Dedham Vale, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The region was immortalised by the famous paintings of John Constable, and is thus known as ‘Constable Country.’ We are close to charming Suffolk villages characterised by picturesque 15th century buildings.

Rushbanks Farm Campsite was first opened in 1962 and has been in the Bates family for three generations. It is currently operated by Gareth & James Bates who will be pleased to greet you down by the river. Over the years the site has grown in popularity, with people returning at different times of the year to enjoy the changing colours of spring, summer and autumn. Our campsite offers an original and family-friendly atmosphere. We welcome families who want to enjoy themselves, whilst providing the perfect location for nature lovers and those who want to explore the great outdoors – or for those who simply want to relax and wind down around a campfire under the stars at night.