We chose Kelling Heath for a two night break last week - our first time away with grandchildren aged 8 and nearly 11. It is not far from our Norwich home so we did not have to drive the motorhome through hours of 'Are we nearly there yet?' Unfortunately we picked two days of wet, stormy weather but despite this had a great time. Kelling Heath is well presented, good sized flat pitches, nowhere is far from the central 'Village' area where we were greeted by friendly staff at a modern reception area. It was too cold for us to go into the outdoor pool although some hardy children seemed to be having a good time! One major downside is that in order to go in the indoor spa pool area you have to pay A LOT of money for day passes - and as our 8 year old would probably have only tolerated 30 minutes before wanting to move on, we did not think it worth it. Maybe if you had teenagers and a longer visit it might be worth indulging for a full day. The evening restaurant bar and entertainment made up for this however, as we enjoyed the ambience, the beer and the excellent meal, while the kids played endlessly and energetically on the children's play area. My husband watched Dave Doughnut doing his magic stuff for the little kids (our two totally ignored him!) and thought him hilarious! We all enjoyed the great live music provided by 'All Stars' which began after nine, meaning that after we had suitably embarrassed our grandchildren by dancing together (at our age!), we all stayed up until gone eleven! The next morning we loved catching the North Norfolk Railway train (the Poppy Line) to Sheringham on the coast. Kelling Heath has its own Halt, a tiny platform with a terrific view of the coastline, where you have to 'hail' the train for it to stop! Sheringham is a super little town, sad about the torrential rain shortly after we arrived, but as we were browsing a sweet shop at the time we didn't mind too much being stuck there for a good twenty minutes! Walking on the beach, a pub lunch, and back on the steam train in 'Harry Potter coaches' to the beautiful market town of Holt for some high class grocery shopping, and then the final six minute ride back to Kelling. We arrived in strong gusty winds which made the uphill approach path through swaying woodland quite an adventure! More of the same in the Restaurant area in the evening, although we did cook for ourselves in the van that night, as the meal the evening before was good but not cheap, but this time with the Sheringham Shanty men singing sea songs of old! We did sleep well, despite the wind, unlike many of those under canvas and we left the next morning - just missing the 10 o clock curfew by 15 minutes.... a little early we felt for check out with kids on board. Frankly our short stay and awful weather meant we did not get our full value for the quite expensive pitch, but for families on a longer stay in decent weather the camp is certainly recommendable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kelling Heath Holiday Park is set amongst 270 acres of woodland and rare open heathland; in in an area of outstanding natural beauty close to Weybourne which is situated on the North Norfolk coast. A wonderful environment in which you can relax and enjoy a wide range of activities with your family and friends. Hire Woodland Lodges, luxury caravan holiday homes or bring your own touring caravan or tent. A range of facilities and environmental activities available. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kelling Heath Hotel Weybourne
- Kelling Heath Norfolk/Weybourne