Nestled in the heart of North Norfolk, Kelling Heath Holiday Park is once again calling all stargazing enthusiasts out there. Recognized as a ‘Dark Sky Discovery Site,’ this park offers an unparalleled opportunity to gaze upon the stars in an area largely untouched by light pollution.
The upcoming Spring Star Party, scheduled from March 5 to March 12, is a testament to the park’s commitment to providing a unique astronomical experience. This event, open to both amateur and professional astronomers, promises a week of celestial wonder in the tranquil setting of North Norfolk.
The park’s location is key to its allure. Far from the glare of city lights, Kelling Heath offers some of the darkest skies in the country, making it an ideal spot for stargazing. The park’s strict ‘no lights’ policy ensures that the natural darkness is preserved, providing guests with a clear, unobstructed view of the night sky.
The Spring Star Party takes full advantage of these conditions, inviting guests to pitch up and enjoy a night under the stars, where the Milky Way and Orion constellations are visible to the naked eye, according to North Norfolk News.
According to the park’s website, accommodation during the Spring Star Party caters to a range of preferences. For those who wish to be close to nature, the park offers large pitches for tents and motorhomes in secluded camping fields, specifically designed to enhance the stargazing experience.
These fields, set away from the park’s main areas, offer a quiet retreat under the starry sky. For guests seeking more comfort, the park provides holiday homes and woodland lodges at special rates for the event. These cozy accommodations offer a perfect balance between enjoying the natural beauty of the night sky and the comforts of home.
Pricing for the event is designed to be accessible, with pitches available at £20 per night. This affordable rate encourages a wide range of visitors to experience the wonders of the night sky.
For those looking for a more luxurious stay, holiday homes and woodland lodges are available for £305 and £380, respectively. These prices reflect the park’s commitment to making stargazing an activity that everyone can enjoy, regardless of their budget.
Kelling Heath’s environmental commitment extends beyond just preserving the night sky. The park’s approach to lighting is carefully considered to minimize light pollution, a key factor in maintaining its status as a Dark Sky Discovery Site.
This commitment not only enhances the stargazing experience but also protects the natural environment and wildlife. The park’s efforts to reduce light pollution are a crucial part of its appeal to astronomers and nature lovers alike.
Kelling Heath offers more than just stargazing. The park is set amongst 300 acres of woodland and rare open heathland, providing a range of activities and amenities. Guests can explore walking trails, hire cycles to traverse the park’s routes or relax in the swimming pool.
For those looking to stay active, a health & fitness club is available on-site. The park also features a restaurant, café, and bar, ensuring that guests’ needs are catered to during their stay.
For those interested in experiencing the Spring Star Party at Kelling Heath Holiday Park, bookings can be made by contacting the reservations team at 01263 588181. More information about the park, its facilities, and the event can be found on the Kelling Heath Holiday Park website.