Drake Primary School and Little Pirates Child Care

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Drake Primary and Little Pirates Child Care is situated on the outskirts of Thetford. Thetford is on the Norfolk/ Suffolk border, close to Cambridgeshire. This unique location provides easy access to the vibrant cities of Norwich and Cambridge, while maintaining the peace of the countryside. A variety of amenities including nurseries,  a health centre, public spaces, parkland and allotments are on our doorstep.

The picturesque centre of Thetford resembles something from the history books. The Little Ouse River weaves its way peacefully through tree-covered greens, between flint stone buildings and under quaint bridges. Despite such an ancient appearance, the town offers all the amenities needed for a modern lifestyle. There are a number of supermarkets and other major retail outlets all within easy reach, along with a selection of bars and restaurants to enjoy.

Nearby, Thetford Forest offers the ultimate outdoor playground for days out. The vast pine plantation is criss-crossed with a maze of walking and cycling trails that are perfect for spending a day losing yourself in nature. At the heart of the forest is the High Lodge Visitor Centre which offers bike hire for the energetic, Segway for the more adventurous and Go Ape for those who dare.

Drake and Little Pirates Child Care lies within easy reach of the A11 which keeps it well connected. A 45-minute drive south west takes you to the historic streets and grand colleges of Cambridge, 35 minutes north east will take you to the heart of Norwich’s winding lanes lined with characterful boutiques and 25 minutes south will bring you to the charming market town of Bury St Edmunds. Thetford train station is a 10 minute walk away with frequent trains to Norwich, Cambridge and London.

The A11 also offers great connections to the rest of the country. London is less than two hours away and the A14 is just 20 minutes away and links up with the A1M which will take you north.

Travel times and distances
By road to:
Thetford Train Station 1.7 miles
Thetford 1.9 miles
Bury St Edmunds 14.8 miles
Diss 15.6 miles
Newmarket 22.7 miles
Norwich 29.0 miles
Cambridge 36.9 miles
By rail to: (from Thetford train station)
Norwich 33 mins
Cambridge 46 mins Diss 1 hr 7 mins
Ipswich 1 hr 28 mins
Bury St Edmunds 1 hr 34 mins

All travel times and distances are approximate and are courtesy of and