Pensthorpe Natural Park, a renowned 700-acre family-friendly nature reserve in Fakenham, Norfolk, has unveiled its plans to introduce a camping and glamping site in 2024.
This marks a significant milestone, as it will be the park’s inaugural venture into offering overnight stays to its visitors.
As reported by Fakenham & Wales Times, starting from early July to the end of August in 2024, the park will open its gates to campers and glampers.
With 24 tent pitches available for pre-booking and six bell tents set up for a luxurious glamping experience, visitors can look forward to a unique stay amidst nature.
Ben Marshall, general manager at Pensthorpe, commented on this new initiative: “Here at Pensthorpe, we are passionate about offering new experiences to our visitors and getting them even closer to nature”
“With a new camping and glamping offering, we are giving guests the chance to spend time under the stars enjoying the serenity of the location. Norfolk’s tourism industry has been thriving for many years and it is a go-to destination for a staycation. The glamping and camping accommodation is the start of a new era at Pensthorpe for the next 20 years – watch this space,” Marshal added.
The park’s evolution from a haven for bird and wildlife enthusiasts to a comprehensive family attraction is noteworthy.
Owned by Bill and Deb Jordan since 2003, Pensthorpe has consistently expanded its offerings, all while staying true to its core values of wildlife conservation.
The new camping and glamping site is a testament to this commitment. Each bell tent, adorned with fairy lights, promises a cozy stay with a double bed and two single beds.
Moreover, the site will use solar-powered showers and toilets. Guests can check in on Tuesdays or Fridays, whether for week-long stays or shorter visits.
Guests will also get discounted access to the reserve during their stay. Tent pitches will cost from £30 per night, and glamping starts at £130 per night.
North Norfolk, where Pensthorpe is located, is a picturesque holiday destination. It boasts of pristine beaches, idyllic towns, and a captivating countryside.
The introduction of the camping and glamping site is poised to boost local tourism, offering visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the region’s natural beauty.
For those interested in exploring the broader Norfolk region, there are numerous accommodation options available.
From self-catering cottages like Norfolk Cottages and Kett Country Cottages to luxurious yurts at Wild Meadows, Raynham Estate, visitors are spoilt for choice.
Pensthorpe Natural Park’s new venture is not just an addition to its offerings but a step towards promoting sustainable tourism in Norfolk.
By providing visitors with an opportunity to connect closely with nature, the park is setting a benchmark for other attractions in the region.