Riddlesworth Park Glamping
Child friendly glamping, Norfolk
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About Riddlesworth Park Glamping
Riddlesworth Glamping, in Norfolk, provides a calm glamping experience for all of your family. Run by Lou and Ben their glamping experience blossomed after reclaiming a section of precious parkland of the Riddlesworth Park Estate. The Glamping Parkland now holds five luxury - and large - Soul Pad bell tents scattered across its five acres. Your roomy bell tent, with tasteful glamping items, is simply lovely - high points include the comfy memory foam mattresses, good bedding, a wood burner for cosy nights and the fantastic shared facilities such as constant, hot showers, spotless loos and a purpose built kitchen space - all will contribute to a smooth glamping holiday - whether getting ready for your day, or bed, or preparing meals - glamping bliss.
The Away with the Kids review
Riddlesworth Park Glamping is squirreled away within the estate, which essentially means this is a safe, car free environment so relax and let your little ones run around and explore. Seed is sown, hedges planted and the basics for encouraging eco-goodness and wildlife are established for you all to enjoy. There is an element of open-ness and the central fire pit encourages making new friends - kids always make it look effortless - but in this relaxed space it’s easy for even grown up fellow glampers to sit and muse over the day. It’s also the perfect gathering spot should you have booked the whole site and have guitars at the ready for a night of (mild) revellery!
Riddlesworth’s glamping tents sit on purpose built decking - i.e. they are off the ground - and are fully equipped for a weekend glamping break or a two week family holiday. The wood burning stove and stocked wood basket offer the sense of cosiness. Beds are made up with sheets and duvets ready to dive into. Fully equipped for self-catering the portable gas single cooker is perfect for early morning cuppas, there’s a cool box complete with cool packs, a washing up bowl, tea towel, clothes dryer and pegs (stashed under the bed), a wooden box contains plates, bowls, scissors, cups and cutlery for 6 people. You’ll find salt & pepper, saucepans, a frying pan and cooking utensils, along with a salad and a fruit bowl and a stove with a kettle atop it. A thermos flask, sharp knives and chopping board for food prep, a 10ltr water carrier, water bottle and glasses complete, I believe, the list of all you might need!
Essentials such as washing up liquid, bin bags, loo roll, hand soap and hand towels are all supplied, free of charge.
Two LED lanterns are your light source and a very handy solar pack for charging portable devices is available for when the kids run out of SnapChat energy - an in-car charger is required.
Outdoors you’ll find your own gas BBQ at the ready complete with a gas cylinder and utensils. Two deck chairs, a table, and a picnic bench and parasol give you leave to relax in the sun - solar powered fairy lights and bunting around the entrance finish off the look perfectly.
Things to do on site
The giant sand pit, French boule piste, communal marque housing board games and field game equipment will undoubtedly offer the kids - of all ages - a good distraction. The woodland area, set for den building, and home to a fairy village, a tree carved race car and a couple of tractors for the kids to play on, will enchant them whilst allowing them their own very precious and independent space.
I’ve made clear, I hope, how extensively the bell tents are equipped for your stay, but Lou and Ben have little ones too and so know that extras such as toddler loo seats, kids cutlery, travel cots etc, being ready for your arrival take a whole lot of stress out of the packing the car to the hilt shenanigans.
Communal, very clean flushing toilets and continuous hot showers are standard. An undercover washing up area - with Fairy supplied - is available too. This is the perfect spot for older children to hone up on domestic chores - they're much more fun outdoors.
Ridslesworth's small and perfectly formed Honesty Shop stocks basic camping provisions and some fine local produce. If you order in advance a breakfast basket can be supplied, filled with milk, bread, butter, apple juice, bacon, sausages, eggs, mushrooms and tomatoes - a brilliant idea if you might be arriving late on.
Places to Visit
There are many places to see in this part of Norfolk and Suffolk. You have of course the farmland and countryside, as well as Knettishall Heath, on your doorstep; Knettishall provides access to the famous Peddars Way walk for those of you who like to amble.
Thetford Forest and High Lodge are lovely places to explore on foot or by bike, Go Ape’s rope challenges ensure a brilliant day out with older children, Bressingham Steam Museum and Banham Zoo are perfect for a more structured day out.
As far as towns and shopping go Thetford and Diss are a short drive, Norfolk is just 40 miles and is worth a sight-seeing visit.
Lou and Ben will gladly give you top tips on suitable days out, pubs to visit and things to do - just ask.
Check In: 3pm Check Out: 10am
Book at Riddlesworth Park Glamping
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