Camping at Pensthorpe - Summer 2024

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Visitors to Pensthorpe can now book a night under the stars and fully immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of nature during the summer hols of 2024

Camping and Glamping

For the first time in our history, Pensthorpe is set to open a pop-up glamping and camping site, open from early July 2024 until the end of August 2024.

There will be 24 tent pitches available to pre-book, plus six high-quality bell-style tents intended for a more luxurious glamping experience.

The spacious bell tents house a double bed, three single beds and are decorated with twinkling fairy lights.

Arrivals & Departures

  • Arrive Tuesday evening between 5 – 7pm and leave Thursday by 5pm, you can add 1 additional night taking you to Friday, where you will need to have vacated your pitch by 11am.


  • Or, arrive Friday evening between 5 –  7pm and leave Sunday by 5pm, you can add 1 additional night taking you to Monday, where you will need to have vacated your pitch by 11am,

The Options

Glamping Bell Tents

Our Bell tents sleep 5 people as standard with a comfy double bed and 3 single beds, just bring your own pillows and bedding! – you can add a further 2 guests when booking
Glamping also include 2 day access to our reserve and park for up to 5 people worth £169.50!

Tent Grassed Pitches

Pitch up in a spacious 10m x 10m space with your own tent, have up to 6 people as standard – you can add a further 2 guests when booking
Please note camping pitches do not include access to our reserve and park, but you can add that to your booking at a 50% reduction on our usual entry price

Prices for tent pitches start from £30 a night and glamping starts from £120 per night – all stays are a minimum of 2 nights, you can add an extra night too, if you wish

Book camping or glamping with just a 25% deposit and the final balance payable 4 weeks before you stay.

Members receive 10% off Camping or Glamping bookings (but not any extras, or the extra night) as long as you are logged into your account, the discount will automatically apply at checkout.

The site

Here is our camping and site map, showing where the camping facilities are in relation to the rest of our site. If you decide to add entry to the reserve to your camping pitch (or if booking glamping it is included) you can also enjoy daytime access to our reserve with 4 walking routes, 5 gardens, Sculptures, huge indoor play, colossal outdoor play, Flamingos, Cranes, den building and so much more!

Closer to Nature

Ben Marshall, General Manager at Pensthorpe, said: “Here at Pensthorpe, we’re passionate about offering new experiences to our visitors and getting them even closer to nature. With a new camping and glamping offering, we’re giving guests the chance to spend time under the stars enjoying the serenity of the location.”

Situated next to the serene fields but close enough to the amenities of the reserve, the camping and glamping accommodation is Pensthorpe’s first foray into overnight stays in its decades-long history.

Frequently Asked Questions

Of course, this shouldn’t be a problem, when you confirm your booking/bookings, please just reply to your booking confirmation email letting us know you would like your pitch next to another booking, and share their details, and we will put a note on your booking, and endeavor to place you as close as possible.

Your 25% deposit is non refundable to secure your booking. No refund on any additional payments will be issued if cancellation is made within 21 days or less from when your holiday commences. If you cancel your holiday more than 21 days in advance and you have paid above the deposit, we will refund your monies paid, less the deposit.

No, this is a pop up campsite and glamping site, we do have solar powered showers and toilets, but the pitches themselves do not have electricity, you can however always visit our cafe between 8 – 5 to charge phones if necessary.

We are afraid not, either standard bring your own tent, or stay in one of our bell tents.

Each pitch is 10m x 10m with plenty of space between the next.

Our bell tents come with one double and 3 single beds, at checkout online you can add 2 more people, but beds will not be available for the extra guests.

Online at checkout you can add a further 2 people to your camping pitch, but this is the maximum and they must be within one tent.

The price per pitch or bell tent gives you a number of guests you can go up to, but you are welcome to have less, but the price remains the same.

They must be contained to a fire pit or stove, these are available to hire

Dogs are permitted onto the camping field if you are booking a tent pitch, with no more than two dogs per pitch, but unfortunately dogs are not permitted with glamping bookings.


Please note that although the campsite is dog friendly, dogs are not able to enter the nature reserve, if you decide to upgrade and enter the nature reserve your dog must not be left on their own at any times.

Please read our terms and conditions at the end of this document for full details.

If you have booked a glamping pitch your booking entitles up to 5 people access to the Nature reserve and indoor play during your stay. If you have booked a tent grassed pitch these do not as standard include access to the reserve and play, but you can add admission tickets for your stay for £16.95pp for 2 day entry (a 50% reduction on our usual standard admission price).


You can drive onto the camping and glamping site to unload  and pack up during restricted times. After which we ask you move vehicles to the dedicated car park, so we can keep the campsite safe and pedestrianised.

We are working up our activity calendar at the moment, so there may be opportunity to enter the park before opening or after closing, we will confirm closer to the time.

On your arrival day we will have a Pizza catering trailer on site for you to enjoy, on the second day of your visit our cafe opens at 8am especially for campers, until 5pm.

There are lots of local pubs, restaurants and takeaway options in Fakenham and surrounding areas. We are happy to provide you with a list prior to your visit.

To secure your booking we ask for a 25% deposit, and final balance paid no later than 4 weeks before your booking. If you book within 4 weeks of your booking date, the balance will be required at the time of booking