Glamping in East Anglia with campfires

An East Anglia camping holiday puts you near coastal wetlands and seaside resorts in England's eastern corner.

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12 top glamping sites in East Anglia with campfires

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The Barn KT9

21 units · Glamping, Tents3 acres · Greater London, South East England
A unique rural campsite in Surrey, a stone's throw from London's Zone 6
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£12
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Fleets Paddock Glamping & Camping

21 units · Glamping, Tents5 acres · Canterbury, Kent, South East England
Pitches, bell tents and a gypsy caravan on the outskirts of Canterbury
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£25
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Mad Hatters Campsite

20 units · Glamping, Tents12 acres · Ely, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia
Cosy year-round glamping and seasonal camping in a fenland meadow with views of Ely cathedral
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£19.50
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Plum Camping at White House Farm

35 units · Glamping, Tents5 acres · Norfolk, East Anglia
Family camping with campfires on a fruit orchard near Norwich, with a farm shop, café and butchers
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£15
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Barn Owl Camping

10 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Suffolk, England
Dog-friendly camping and shepherd’s huts in rural Suffolk
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£20
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Chigborough Farm

48 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents130 acres · Essex, East Anglia
Boating, biking and bell tent glamping on a farm near the Blackwater Estuary, where good food and walkable pubs are also on the menu.
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£13
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Thamesview Camping

25 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents12 acres · Essex, East Anglia
Meadow camping in a riverside village – 45 minutes from central London
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Pigs in Blankets

26 units · Glamping, Tents8 acres · Southwold, Suffolk, East Anglia
A campfire-friendly country campsite on a farm in walking distance of seaside Southwold
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£18
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Canal Camping

39 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · North Walsham, Norfolk, East Anglia
Paddle the waterways, read among the reeds and bask beneath the big, blue skies of the Norfolk Broads at this family-friendly, tent-only campsite
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Pitchcott Farm

11 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents15 acres · Aylesbury, England
Pitchcott Farm is set among the rolling hills of the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside. The farm is a total of 150 acres and campers have access to a 15 acre meadow with vibrant wild flowers in spring and summer. The farm prioritises the protection and expansion of biodiversity so camping pitches are limited to retain the wild nature of the site. Look out for wild deer in the meadow, and you might hear the hoot of owls at night.
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£30
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Hickling Campsite

31 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · Norfolk, East Anglia
Tent camping and glamping within walking distance of Norfolk's largest broad and less than 10 minutes' drive from the beach
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Whitlingham Broad Campsite

72 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Norfolk, East Anglia
Laid-back camping and glamping a stone's throw from Norwich and at the gateway to the Norfolk Broads
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Glamping in East Anglia with campfires guide

Overview

From the coastal wilderness of the Norfolk Broads National Park to the university city of Cambridge—everywhere in the East of England is within day-trip distance of London. Those escaping the capital will find plenty of ways to get outdoors, from horseback riding in the forest to canoeing through wetlands, or leisurely bike rides around the countryside. Summer campers make a beeline for the beaches of Norfolk and Suffolk, while music fans can enjoy an unforgettable camping experience at the annual Latitude Festival. Wildlife-watching in the Norfolk Broads is best in spring and fall. 

Where to go

Norfolk

Sandy shores, fish & chips, and brightly painted beach huts await along the Norfolk coast. Head to Great Yarmouth, Hunstanton, or Cromer for a British beach break, and admire the seals lounging on the beach at Blakeney Point. The Broads National Park is another must—explore miles of wetlands by bike, canoe, or boat, looking out for rare birds and wildlife along the way.

Cambridgeshire

With its history and picturesque parklands, Cambridge is a worthy headline act, but there’s more to Cambridgeshire than its university. Punting along the River Cam is the quintessential activity, perhaps combined with a walk or bike ride through the marshes. Campers have options too, whether you prefer a tranquil caravan park or glamping in yurts and tipis.

Suffolk

Lowland forest and heathlands stretch through the Suffolk countryside, affording ideal terrain for walking, cycling, and camping. Further east, Lowestoft and Southwold are Suffolk’s flagship resorts, but you’ll find sandy beaches and seaside camping all along the coast. Fans of horse racing should include a pitstop in Newmarket, home of the National Stud.

Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire

Just north of London, travellers come to Hertfordshire for the Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio tour and stick around to play a game of golf, go horseback riding, or visit a country estate. To the north, Bedfordshire is home to the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable Downs, and  Woburn Safari Park, making it a great destination for family camping holidays. Choose a campsite near a train station and hop into the capital for a day trip.

Essex

Essex boasts plenty of natural assets. Head to Epping Forest for woodland walks and glamping in the heart of the forest, walk or cycle through Dedham Vale, or enjoy bird-watching in the Rainham Marshes. Along the coast, the seaside resorts of Southend-on-Sea and Clacton-on-Sea are buzzing with beachgoers in the summer months.

Top 10 Things to Do in East Anglia

  1. Build sandcastles on the beaches of North Norfolk.
  2. Go seal watching at Blakeney Point.
  3. Catch a crab from Cromer, Sheringham, Walberswick, or Felixstowe.
  4. Stroll down the pier at Southwold.
  5. Eat fresh fish and chips.
  6. Hire a kayak or canoe and explore The Broads.
  7. Recreate Constable’s most famous painting, The Haywain, in Dedham Vale.
  8. Visit a medieval village or market town.
  9. Climb a tree in Thetford Forest.
  10. Walk through Fenland.

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Thinking about booking your annual camping trip? East Anglia should be on your hit list, it has campsites galore. You’ll fulfill all your camping needs in Norfolk and Suffolk in this carefully curated list. Glamping spots, dog-friendly campsites, family-friendly camping, caravan sites, a real assortment of camping choices.

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