Happy Valley Norfolk

UK England East Anglia Norfolk King's Lynn

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Luxury glamping accommodation set amid eight acres of whimsical Norfolk fir woodland, with a host of stunning beaches in reach

We don’t need science to tell us that trees can make us happier (though studies invariably tell us that they do). Just come stand among the woods at this aptly named campsite and you’ll have all the proof you need. Happy Valley is an invigorating natural space and the idea of owners Scott and Katy to built bespoke shepherd’s huts and open their woods to glampers is a welcome one. Mature oaks and beech trees climb skywards and there’s a beautiful weeping willow that swings and ripples in the breeze. It’s the numerous fir trees, though, that really give the place its character. They add greenery all year round, a wonderful woody aroma to the air and a soft bed of needles under foot. It’s what the Japanese would call ‘Shinrin-yoku’ – forest therapy – and you’ll find it goes down a treat.

Set amide the site’s mix of open spaces and denser woodland spots, the shepherd’s huts have a traditional, old-fashioned design and blend subtly into their surroundings. Inside, however, they’re still equipped for 21st-century travellers. There’s a fitted double bed, a wood-burning stove and a kitchen area with a modern cook wares, a gas hob and all the utensils you need, while a choice of books to borrow, speciality teas and freshly picked forest plants show real attention to detail.

While the eight-acre campsite features open grassy spaces, a small pond with an island and the magical woods themselves, the trees still continue outside of the site boundary, with the open landscape of Congham Heath beyond that. There are over 250 acres to explore in total, on foot or with a bike hired from Katy and Scott. The characteristic scenery is actually a common find in this part of the UK, with fir woodland planted on all the grand Norfolk estates and along the expansive beaches of Holkham and Wells, 35 minutes away. The Queen’s Sandringham Estate, for example, 10 minute’s by car, is dotted with fir trees, as well as great banks of rhododendrons in summer and daffodils in spring. Perhaps even the royals enjoy a little Shinrin-yoku every once in a while.



Shepherd's huts include a fitted double bed, storage, kitchenette with toaster, kettle, gas hob, utensils, crockery and cutlery, and a log burner (see website for full furnishing details). All set in 8 acres of woodland. Extra bell tents can be hired alongside shepherd's huts if more occupancy is needed. Newly refurbished shower and toilet block with proper flushing loos. Firepits available. Therapies such as facials, massages and reflexology are also available when the campsite's local practitioner in the next village is around. Toad Hall houses a private hot tub. The Woodpecker is also newly en-suite.

Suitable For

Glamping only. Tents, campervans, caravans, pets – no.


250-acre Congham Heath is practically this campsite's back garden. Footpaths run through the common (and cycle trails) and just down the road (a short stroll) there is also Grimston Warren and Roydon Common, beautiful heathland restoration projects that house a mosaic of habitats and wildlife. Thread them together in a pleasant walk, stopping off in Grimston village for a drink (see food & drink). If you do fancy using the car, it's a 20–30-minute drive to the beaches of the north Norfolk coast. Stop off on the way at the Queen's Sandringham Estate .

Food & Drink

The Three Horse Shoes in Grimston is the nearest pub, a proper old establishment with local Norfolk ales, but there are a host of other options within easy reach. Enjoy the duck ponds in Great Massingham with a pint out the front of The Dabbling Duck (01485 520827) or feast on the hearty meals at The Rose & Crown (01485 521807) in Little Massingham. There are two more spots in Roydon – The Anvill Inn (01485 600625) and The Three Horseshoes (01485 600666) – which are worth an afternoon stop when walking the local heaths. Welcome hampers and pre-organised food options are also available at the campsite by request.


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The Owner Says

A Norfolk Wildlife Trust Site, Happy Valley is nestled in 9 acres of whimsical woodland. If you're looking for a rural glamping holiday, our countryside venue in Norfolk has much to offer. Our woodland venue is teaming with wildlife and features its own bridged island on our pond.

Our mix of shepherd's huts, tree temple and luxury lodge treehouse, offer flexible,  glamping for all tastes.

We also cater to larger events including weddings, parties and gatherings of all kind. Just drop us a line and we'll help bring your vision to life.

This stunning corner of Norfolk makes a wonderful setting for a reinvigorating rural retreat. If you follow the fence behind the house you’ll find a gate which leads into Congham Heath Woodland. This has public footpaths and trails running throughout and takes you to the village. Bring your bikes, there's some great trails through the woods.

There's plenty of award wining gastro pubs in close proximity. The Anvil Inn also serves good home made pub food. The Crown in Rudham is also very good. The ffolkes in Hillington has a great adventure play. If you’d like to go towards the coast then The Duck in Stanhoe has won The Good Food Guide Restaurant of the Year 2017 for East of England. Try the White Horse in Brancaster which looks over the marshes and The Jolly Sailors is a great family pub which welcomes dogs and muddy boots!

We have stunning walks all around Happy Valley. As you head towards Massingham there’s unspoilt Norfolk countryside to roam or there’s and Grimston Warren & Roydon Common just through the village of Grimston. The UK’s largest heath restoration project with wild ponies and beautiful Heathland. Wildlife is abundant. You’ll hear bird song throughout your stay and deers barking in the woodland. Please be respectful of the wildlife on your doorstep.

Brancaster Beach is very beautiful and we can let you know of a favourite seal spot here. Heacham & Old Hunstanton beaches are lovely as is Holme and Wells-next-the-Sea. Holkham beach is also quite stunning with miles of open sands to roam.

Social Distancing Measures

You will have a designated toilet/shower room. Check in from 4.30pm Check out 9.30am. Due to deep cleaning we can not offer late check out or early check in.

When meeting others on the site, please keep 2M apart (you have 200 acres). Please consider not using the local supermarkets but instead please try to bring your own food in advance or arrange for a food delivery to be made to PE32 1DN. Please wear a mask when out and about. 

Kindly wash your hands on a regular basis and systematically clean your areas with the covid antibacterial spray provided. Please use paper towels and dispose of in the bins provided.

Your safety is of paramount importance to us and we have an excellent cleaning record and lots of space.

Toad Hall has a private hot tub. Woodpecker will have a new hot tub by Christmas. Other cabins can not access the hot tub whilst restrictions in place.


3 shepherds huts, 2 bell tents and a tipi. Treehouse planned from late 2017 onwards.

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Contact Happy Valley Norfolk, Washpit Cottage, Massingham Road, Norfolk PE32 1DN

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Getting There

Please don't use the post code - if you search Happy Valley Norfolk on Google Maps you will find our exact location.

There is a bus route through Grimston and Massingham and the site owners can arrange pick ups from there. Taxi's available from Kings Lynn train station (0845 748 4950; 15 minute's away). There is a very good line to London Kings Cross from there.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 5 reviews


Best weekend ever

We recently spend the weekend at Denver rest and as soon as we arrived my son kept saying he likes the place better than the last holiday we went. And he said that before we can unpacked our things! The place was exactly what we imagined and expected. It was so peaceful and relaxing I could live there. From someone who is a frontliner and have been wearing a mask up until now, to breath fresh air and be surrounded with trees was heaven. I fell asleep in the hammock listening to wildlife singing constantly. It was the best birthday gift ever. We will keep coming back.

An idyllic city escape

We had a lovely long weekend in the King Nutkin hut. Facilities had everything we needed. Very comfortable king sized bed with room underneath for storing luggage. Hut came with complementary firewood and firestarters which we thoroughly enjoyed using in our firepit and oven. Was glad to have our own designated bathroom where water was hot and room was always heated. Would absolutely recommend and stay here again.
May 7, 2021 by Ella High Verified Review

Great Facilities, Lovely Site

We had a lovely weekend in the King Bell Tent with 2 adults and 2 small children. The tent was spacious and there was everything you would need provided. The kids loved the little play area and seeing the horses and ducks on the pond. The Coronavirus measures were good. It was great having a designated toilet and shower.
Apr 27, 2021 by Lucy Freeman Verified Review

Amazing place for a peaceful getaway

We stayed in the woodpecker temple cabin and it was amazing! Everything and more than expected! The cabin is situated in the most beautiful surroundings so peaceful and not far from the beach either! The cabin was very clean and had everything you needed for your stay. The personal touches were excellent. The Covid measures were spot on! I’d definitely recommend this place and I’d definitely go back! Thank you also to Katy who kept in touch at every step to help us with our booking she was very helpful and friendly. Amazing experience
Oct 13, 2020 by Jennifer kuhn

Thoroughly enjoyable glamping holiday

We stayed briefly in the big green shepherd's hut. Absoloutely loved it. Was a bit worried about the weather but the woods helped provide extra shelter and the shepherd's hut was plenty warm enouugh. I'de love to return again in summer time and experience the area in full swing. Our hosts couldn't have been kinder and the kids loved the woods. Just the simple things like collectin pine cones and running around the place! Thanks very much. Hadn't been glamping before and now I'd love to go every weekend!
Nov 16, 2017 by Jonty

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