Kelling Heath Holiday Park truly is a Heathland treasure, and ‘Holiday Living’ editor Bella Brodie explains why.
If you’re looking for a park with a really natural feel, then this is a spot I can highly recommend. And I should know. I’ve had a family holiday home here for the past decade!
Kelling Heath is an award winning park located in Weybourne on the Norfolk Coast. It’s sited within 270 acres of woodland and open heathland in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Within easy reach along the coast are several gorgeous beaches, including sandy Holkham, and pretty Victorian seaside towns such as Sheringham and Cromer.
Norfolk has a proud fishing heritage in these towns too. Local museums tell the stories of daring rescues that have taken place along this coastline through the years.
This stretch of coastline is also home to The Poppy Line. This heritage railway runs from Sheringham to the little Georgian town of Holt, with its antique shops, cafés and boutiques.
A cyclist’s paradise
Cycling is big business here, and there are several safe routes around the park. These include a nature trail, a history trail, tree trail, orienteering trail and mountain bike trail.
The aptly named Huff and Puff Cycle Hire shop is based onsite and in addition to hiring cycles you can also buy spares and accessories there if you bring your own.
The Heathland Development is a premium spot in which to deliver something really special for lodge owners. The newly-created heathland is a nature lover’s dream and incredibly peaceful.
Create your dream holiday home
Lodge owners have access to all the facilities on park as part of the package. The lodges have fully-equipped kitchens including washing machines, and there is broadband, satellite TV and wide screen plasmas in the living areas.
Buyers can choose from the stunning show lodges or work with the park to create your own dream holiday lodge. These include the 45 x 20 Tingdene Warreners lodge which is destined for Kelling Heath at time of writing, a review of which can be read here.
The Warrener will be joined on the park by a 42 x 20 Pinelog Skyline, also in the near future at time of writing.
A very natural environment
There’s a diverse range of wildlife on the park, and a countryside team helping visitors make the most of it. The team offers a wide range of nature-based activities, such as bat walks, bee walks, pond dipping, shelter building, fishing tuition, flower walks and dawn chorus walks.
The wider events team runs the Acorn Events programme, and throughout the day there are many activities for children. These include pottery, archery, bird watching, cake making, face painting and storytelling.
Kelling Heath is a particularly ‘green’ park, running many environmental initiatives. It benefits from very low levels of light pollution. As a result, astronomers from across the UK congregate at twice-yearly star parties to take advantage of the clear skies.
Great facilities and an even better atmosphere!
Kelling Heath also offers a range of recreational and leisure facilities including indoor and outdoor pools and tennis courts.
In the centre of the park there’s the Village Square, which is a hub for most of the activity on park. It has an outdoor seating and dining area, or one can eat at The Forge and Terrace with its relaxed pub atmosphere, and a take-away too.
The area also has a bandstand and plays host to a variety of traditional entertainment. These include Ceilidh bands, local shantymen, jazz bands and folk music in the evenings. There’s a petanque area, table tennis tables and a well stocked village shop too.
The Village Square also houses the newly updated health and fitness club, with an indoor pool, sauna, steam room and gym with free membership for named holiday home owners.
You really have to visit Kelling Heath to properly appreciate the atmosphere, and everything the park offers. With its lovely Norfolk coast location and with so much to see and do on the park itself, you won’t be disappointed.
Kelling Heath Holiday Park