Safari tents in Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

England’s oldest National Trust Reserve is home to birds, butterflies, and free-roaming ponies.

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12 top safari tents sites in Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

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The Lost Norfolk Brickyard

4 units · Glamping15 acres · Wells Next The Sea, England
Secluded camping in the semi-wilderness of a former brickyard, right next to Holkham Hall on the North Norfolk coast.
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£95
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Springfield Farm Campsite

28 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Gedney Hill, England
A family-friendly site with farm animals in the Lincolnshire Fens
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Woodchests Glamping

3 units · Glamping2 acres · Pebmarsh, England
Safari tents in North Essex, close to the Suffolk border, with a fishing lake nearby.
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£139
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Cotswolds Glamping

3 units · Glamping12 acres · Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, South East England
Fun, laid-back, glamping that's ideal for groups, with silent discos and wood-fired hot tubs.
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£149
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Rural Relaxing

22 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Market Harborough, Leicestershire, East Midlands
Family-friendly camping and glamping on the edge of Medbourne – a charming Leicestershire village with a pub, tea rooms and post office
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£25
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Wild Luxury - Drove Orchards

2 units · Glamping100 acres · Hunstanton, England
The site's warm and cosy safari lodges at Drove Orchards are a 25 minute walk from the beautiful sandy beach at Holme Dunes. Set adjacent to a Wild Life centre in more than 350 acres of orchards, farmland and wild meadows. T Each of the safari lodges sleep two to six people and have their own and shower facilities - perfect for families. You'll find comfy beds, a toasty wood burner (for cooking and heating)y and everything else necessary for your stay, right down to the cutlery and utensils. Lodges have power so you can still enjoy all your home creature comforts. There is also a sundeck outside to relax and enjoy the countryside views. The well-known Drove Orchards Rural Market is just a few minutes walk from camp with a farm shop, fishmongers, Yurt restaurant, Eric's Fish and Chip restaurant, artisan shops, cycle hire and an ice cream parlour. The lovely North Norfolk coastal village of Thornham is just a 15 minute walk with the Lifeboat Inn and the Orange Tree. The well known Thornham Deli offers a restaurant and deli counter, perfect for planning a picnic. There are two sets of four lodges and a set of three lodges, all by themselves, which are perfect for larger groups of 12-18 guests. All lodges are well spaced. Thornham is within the Norfolk's coast 'Golden Triangle' with adjacent villages such as Brancaster, Burnham Market, Holkham, Sandringham and Old Hunstanton popular places to visit.
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Secluded luxury Glamping

2 units · Glamping2 acres · Kent, South East England
Luxury safari tent glamping on a rural Kent farm within walking distance of the local vineyards yet speedily reached from London
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Bell Tent Village

7 units · Glamping1 acre · Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands
Glamping on an established campsite next door to the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham
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£120
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Star Field Camping

21 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Kent, South East England
Off-grid camping and glamping in the High Weald of Kent with campfires, acres of space and a farm shop on site
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Glamp-in-Style

2 units · Glamping1 acre · Horncastle, England
Safari tent glamping in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds within the beautiful grounds of Fir-combe Hall. You can even bring your horse along!
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Ham Hideaway

5 units · Glamping1 acre · Kent, South East England
Glamping in the Kent countryside, close to the coast – with an optional butler catering service
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Bozedown Boltholes

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Reading, Berkshire, South East England
A single, self-contained safari tent with its own acre of land on the edge of the Chiltern Hills
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Safari tents in Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve guide

Overview

Nature flourishes amid the marshes and fenlands of the Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, home to more than 9,000 wetland species. Explore the patchwork fens by bike, take a boat cruise along the waterways, or follow the boardwalks through the grassy meadows and reedbeds. Look out for birds, butterflies, and dragonflies around the water’s edge, or admire the reserve’s free-roaming herds of Highland cattle and Konik ponies. There’s no camping in the reserve itself, but campsites dot the surrounding fenlands. There’s also a wild camping site—reachable only on foot or by bike— just south of the reserve.

When to go

Summer is peak season at Wicken Fen, and the boardwalks can get crowded, especially on weekends and school holidays. Some of the best wildlife-watching opportunities are in springtime, while increased rainfall through autumn and winter makes the wild landscapes appear even more dramatic. The reserve is open year-round, but boat tours and bike rentals are only available from Easter through October.

Know before you go

  • Wicken Fen is located in Cambridgeshire, about a 40-minute drive from Cambridge. 
  • There’s no public transport to the park, but trains run to Ely, a 20-minute taxi ride away. 
  • The reserve has restrooms, a café, and a visitor centre. Bike rental is available, but advance booking is recommended. 
  • There is an entrance fee to visit the reserve, as well as a parking fee. 
  • The boardwalks are accessible for wheelchairs, but advance booking is recommended as access can be tricky at busy times.

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