Tribe Norfolk & Friends

After months of planning, a week of weather warnings whilst setting up, Tribe Norfolk was born at the arse end of storm Ali or was it storm Bronagh or Helene! Safe to say we weren’t blessed with the weather but in true Norfolk style we soldiered on and Tribe Norfolk was definitely blessed with some of the finest folk of Nor. What a magical little event!

It was so darn good we’re going to do it again next year but possibly a bit earlier in the Summer, like right at the start! To keep up with news about Tribe Norfolk Festival 2019, follow us on Instagram or email hello@tribenorfolk.co.uk to get involved.

Created from a desire to connect Norfolk business and people, Tribe Norfolk is a platform to shout out about the incredibly talented hooomans we have in this county and its surrounds. For everyone who loves Norfolk. A community of supportive characters who see how connection can create friendships, collaborations, business and synergy. A festival for the whole family. Of involvement and interaction. Going back to basics. There was a whole lot of fun to be had and below are a few of our favourite memories and many thanks!

 Abbie ready to welcome the Tribe.

Abbie ready to welcome the Tribe.

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Santosha Yoga Norfolk

Emilie is a bundle of fabulous energy and offered 90s Hip Hop and Reggae yoga which were thoroughly enjoyed by mums, dads, traders, children, musicians, performers, the lot. Even on the drabbest of days the spirit was so high. We are already planning next years wellness area and it’s gonna be a goodun bah!

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Wayside Pottery

Providing hours and hours worth of fun, technique, creativity, support, encouragement and positivity - I can not recommend them highly enough. They’ll be returning next year with some even bigger plans. Eeeek!

Wayside Pottery at Happy Valley Norfolk
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Wayside Potter

Mrs Hoopah aka Suzanne Fossey

Suzanne kept families entertained for hours enchanting everyone who came near. She’s an absolute joy - full of positive energy and hugely appreciated by all. We saw so many people getting involved, grand parents included. One guest commented “I have tried for 35 years and never been able to hula hoop until this weekend. Suzanne was so empowering and after just 10 minutes I was hula hooping”. We’re not surprised and knew as soon as we saw her she was special. Suzanne is also a fabulous photographer and you can see her pics here.

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Tales In Thread

Thank you so much for bringing your beautiful creations and cultural embroidery workshop to Happy Valley. Barnaby (7yrs) tore his kite the week after and said to me “Mummy, I can sew it up as the lady from Tales in Thread taught me”. And he sewed it very well. Thanks Titania, you were hugely appreciated with your stunning embroidery badges and so much more.

Titania Fisher - Cultural World Textile Teacher/Researcher/Artist Go check her out HERE

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Bewilderwood

So much love for Millies team from Bewilderwood. They brought endless joy to us, braving every single weather and their spirits were always high. Mini adventures included crown making, bat bake-offs and story telling on the tree swing. They were an absolute joy to have around and they definitely managed to add even more magic to Happy Valley.

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Bewilderwood at Happy Valley Tribe Norfolk Festival

Norfolk Creative Arts

Used mix media art inspired by Happy Valley’s enchanted forest. You could create your own mask and get a selfie (just so they don’t feel too far removed from the modern world)!

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Norfolk Creative Arts at Tribe Norfolk Weekend
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 A Festival for the whole family

A Festival for the whole family

Kings Lynn & District Astronomy Society

Fascinated us with their out of this world knowledge!! We found out what’s above the night skies and chatted about what’s beyond! The Kings Lynn and District Astronomy Society fascinated people of all ages with their interactive talk in the barn. A humbling encounter with knowledge that left hairs standing on end for quite some time. Pic from Richard Pearce on their FB Page.

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Wellbeing By The Sea

Marie lovingly welcomed families into the island and gave free sessions of yoga and mindfulness. Lazy Sunday vibes included #yoganidra yogic sleep - a powerful guided meditation which had unlimited restorative and rejuvenating properties.

“Yoga can help empower children, help them handle stresses, mood and anxieties and provide the space they need to cultivate self awareness, confidence and calm amid the steam of chaos,” says Marie. She’s right!

Wellbeing by the Sea at Tribe Norfolk Weekend
  Henna Soul  - Not just your average Henna Artist.

Henna Soul - Not just your average Henna Artist.

SHOPPING

 Bohemian clothing and accessories from  Wildling Woman .

Bohemian clothing and accessories from Wildling Woman.

 The fabulous  Copper Knit  - incredible jewellery and beautiful figurines.

The fabulous Copper Knit - incredible jewellery and beautiful figurines.

Ollie Platt Events

Ollie provided the beautiful shopping village marquee complete with stripe lining plus their fabulous Franks cocktail and smoothie Bar which was a hit with both Mummies and Daddies! The smoothies were pretty damn fine to. I can recommend their Super Green Smoothie! It definitely gave a much needed energy boost.

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 Jake Morrell enjoying the scenery

Jake Morrell enjoying the scenery

FOOD

 HUGE SHOUT OUT to the  Travelling Bluebird  who provided incredible comfort food throughout the weekend.

HUGE SHOUT OUT to the Travelling Bluebird who provided incredible comfort food throughout the weekend.

 The Oh  So S imply Cake Co, jeez these are addictive!

The Oh So Simply Cake Co, jeez these are addictive!

Music

The quality of musicians in this area is just incredible. I salute every single band that joined us at Tribe Norfolk Festival. They were true professionals and the quality of artists has been a hot topic for the past 3 weeks. Blessed to be surrounded by such incredible talent here in Norfolk & Suffolk AND… we need to shout about them. Go check out what’s right around the corner—> I’m uploading you tube videos so just search #tribenorfolkweekend - Jake Morrell, East Angles Brass, Helen Bluebelle, Sam Coe and the Long Shadows, Playhouse Music, Falling From Trees, Sam Cook, Vincent Knight Music, Jessies Ghost, Chris Pidgeon, Lea La Zelle, Two Bit Operators and Con and Milsky

 Tim Murrell from TM Events sponsored Tribe Norfolk and was an absolute legend. He lit up Happy Valley to create the beautiful enchanted forest and fairy tree. He’s already planning next years light shows! We can’t bloody wait.

Tim Murrell from TM Events sponsored Tribe Norfolk and was an absolute legend. He lit up Happy Valley to create the beautiful enchanted forest and fairy tree. He’s already planning next years light shows! We can’t bloody wait.

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 Norfolk raised Jake Morrell did us VERY proud at Tribe Norfolk.

Norfolk raised Jake Morrell did us VERY proud at Tribe Norfolk.

 East Angles Brass wowed everyone with their incredible renditions.

East Angles Brass wowed everyone with their incredible renditions.

 Helen Bluebelle. What a voice!

Helen Bluebelle. What a voice!

 Sam Coe & the Long Shadows

Sam Coe & the Long Shadows

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HOOOOOGE THANKS to Castle Acre Canvas who also sponsored this event with their Capree Marquee. We love Alex and his wide range of tents, and he has a few good toons! They always look beautiful within the backdrop of Happy Valley and are some of the best weather-proof marquees around. They can adapt to the surrounds and can be positioned on uneven surfaces too.

We couldn’t have created this festival without the help of a great team. Total legends that are Scottie, Billy, Tim, Jules, Naomi, Abbie at Creative Orchard, Beccy & Katie, the fabulous supporters on Instagram & Facebook. The Norfolk Community effing Rocks.

Competition Time

Wanna win a Tribe Norfolk sweatshirt? All you have to do is go to Instagram, like @tribeNorfolk & comment with friends who you think would like to be part of this community. Each entry counts in final draw. Winner will be drawn at random on Sunday 21st October and contacted via DM. Happy tagging ✨💃🏻

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If you want to see more on the first Tribe Norfolk festival then check out this blog from @dilan_andme “Is there any greater joy than the feeling of swinging through the forest on a tyre swing? Childhood bliss. In fact most of @tribenorfolk at @happyvnorfolk was full of all the stuff childhood dreams are made of. I’ve shared some more details of #tribenorfolkweekend over on my blog today, including some of the brilliant stalls that were there and all of the lovely family friendly activities, plus lots more photos from our visit. I’m already excited for next year! ❤️✨”

SO ARE WE :)

Your Loving Tribe X

Dylan and me at Tribe Norfolk Weekend

Tribe Norfolk Weekend - Woodland Music Festi

 

‘Tribe Norfolk’ launches its first festival.

Created in December 2016 as an online community of local businesses, creatives and individuals. Tribe Norfolk was set up as a way to connect people from across Norfolk and beyond. In the short time it’s been running Tribe Norfolk has already witnessed lots of new friendships, business collaborations and sales all inside this wonderfully supportive community. You can join the Tribe Norfolk community on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

This Family frinedly Festival is for EVERYONE who just Loves Norfolk no matter where you live. 

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Designed by the Fabulous - Louisa Jones Illustration

 Thanks to Jules Mace

Thanks to Jules Mace

Inspired by the county and its abundance of talent, Tribe Norfolk Weekend will be a showcase of local producers, makers, artists, foodies, businesses, musicians, wellness practioners, makers and a whole lot more!

Tribe Norfolk founder, Katy Coe said “I wanted to create an event that celebrated and championed an array of independent businesses from across Norfolk. The Magical Woodland backdrop of Happy Valley and Glamping accommodation it offers provide a unique opportunity to broaden the weekend into a family friendly festival for all who love Norfolk. Just like I do. “

We have some fantastic interactive activities planned for both adults and children alike including, relaxation classes for all including yoga and Pilates, wood combing walks and talks, art classes, dancing storytelling, live music from great local artists including Jake Morrell, Sam Coe and the Long Shadows, Falling from Trees, Playhouse, East Angles Brass, Vincent Knight and many more. We also have a wellness area which includes the opportunity for pilates and yoga with massage within a beautiful woodland setting – what could be more relaxing!?” alternatively you could join Emilie at Santosha Yoga who will be bringing FREE 90s hip hop yoga sessions AND Lazy Sunday reggae yoga for the whole family to get involved in

✨🌲TRIBE ALERT🌲✨ - No need to call off Summer just yet. Get the 22-23rd September into your diaries. We’ve got an amazing line up & have just added @bewilderwood_official to #tribenorfolkweekend antics for fun filled story telling with Mildred the (tame) Crocklebog .

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 Pre booked Tickets ONLY - Not on day

Pre booked Tickets ONLY - Not on day

Bewilderwood and Tribe Norfolk Weekend
Bewilderwood and Tribe Norfolk
Titania Fisher at Tribe Norfolk Weekend

Just a snippet of some the beautiful things you may find at Tribe Norfolk Weekend ----->

 Marshes & Flint Join us with their Childrens Lifestyle store

Marshes & Flint Join us with their Childrens Lifestyle store

 Ralph and Arlo Designs will be there with their stunning creations.

Ralph and Arlo Designs will be there with their stunning creations.

 Wayside Claire will have her potters wheel at the ready so you can get involved and make your own.

Wayside Claire will have her potters wheel at the ready so you can get involved and make your own.

 Fringe and Fray will be there doing workshops as well as selling their beautiful wares.

Fringe and Fray will be there doing workshops as well as selling their beautiful wares.

 Henna Soul will be there creating some sensational henna body art.

Henna Soul will be there creating some sensational henna body art.

 Izzi Rainey Designs, inspired by farm life in Norfolk.

Izzi Rainey Designs, inspired by farm life in Norfolk.

 Meg Matthews Jewellery - Everything is handcrafted using sterling silver and seaglass.

Meg Matthews Jewellery - Everything is handcrafted using sterling silver and seaglass.

Attendees can also try their hand at classes including pottery, sewing, mosaic art, hula hooping, dance and more. Plus enjoy film screenings in the woods, star gazing, face painting, forest bathing, dancing, henna art & making some incredible memories.

 Attik & Seller will be at Tribe Norfolk Weekend selling off some Vintage classics.

Attik & Seller will be at Tribe Norfolk Weekend selling off some Vintage classics.

 Vintage Deli will be there selling all sorts of beautiful Vintage Clothing.

Vintage Deli will be there selling all sorts of beautiful Vintage Clothing.

 Wildling Woman will be selling some incredible pieces.

Wildling Woman will be selling some incredible pieces.

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Over the weekend there will be a host of local traders including jewellers, clothing, food, art, ceramics, vintage, Children’s clothing & accessories, beauty, and homeware

 The Salvage Seller will be selling off some beautiful antiques and Vintage finds.

The Salvage Seller will be selling off some beautiful antiques and Vintage finds.

 Sara Swanson will be there with her beautiful creations. Argentum Designs

Sara Swanson will be there with her beautiful creations. Argentum Designs

 The fabulous Jake Morrell is playing at Tribe Norfolk Weekend and we can not wait.

The fabulous Jake Morrell is playing at Tribe Norfolk Weekend and we can not wait.

 Sam Coe and the Long Shadows will be treating us to some fabulous live music at Tribe Norfolk Weekend

Sam Coe and the Long Shadows will be treating us to some fabulous live music at Tribe Norfolk Weekend

 Conney & Milsky Poynter at Tribe Norfolk Weekend

Conney & Milsky Poynter at Tribe Norfolk Weekend

Falling from Trees at Tribe Norfolk weekend
 Playhouse - So EXCITED

Playhouse - So EXCITED

 East Angles Brass - East Angles Brass Band are an 8-piece horn and percussion collective from Norfolk, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire. With a sound heavily influenced by the street bands of New Orleans, East Angles play a mixture of original compositions, traditional ‘NOLA’ tunes and a few pop songs given a brassy twist, all designed to get you on your feet and dancing

East Angles Brass - East Angles Brass Band are an 8-piece horn and percussion collective from Norfolk, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire. With a sound heavily influenced by the street bands of New Orleans, East Angles play a mixture of original compositions, traditional ‘NOLA’ tunes and a few pop songs given a brassy twist, all designed to get you on your feet and dancing

 The gorgeous Marie Isaac from Wellbeing by the Sea will be offering Childrens and Adults Yoga Sessions at Tribe Norfolk Weekend.

The gorgeous Marie Isaac from Wellbeing by the Sea will be offering Childrens and Adults Yoga Sessions at Tribe Norfolk Weekend.

 Emilie from Santosha Yoga will be doing some family yoga with a difference and offering Massage also.

Emilie from Santosha Yoga will be doing some family yoga with a difference and offering Massage also.

Norfolk Creative Arts Tribe Norfolk

Norfolk Creative Arts will be hosting - Mask Making & Print Workshops for adults & children all based around the environment at Happy Valley #EnchantedForest

 The Kings Lynn and District Astronomy Society will be joining us with telescopes and giving talks on our Norfolk Skies

The Kings Lynn and District Astronomy Society will be joining us with telescopes and giving talks on our Norfolk Skies

 Tales in Thread will be running workshops and selling their beautiful creations

Tales in Thread will be running workshops and selling their beautiful creations

 Woodgate Forge - the talented Arthur Purdy will be showing you some skills.

Woodgate Forge - the talented Arthur Purdy will be showing you some skills.

 Norfolk based caterers over the weekend feature, Squilla and Squidge, The Food Dude, Pie Central, Proper Pizza Co, Juice Bar and The Travelling Bluebird. There will also be an onsite bar serving regional beers/wines/cocktails and soft drinks, with the emphasis very much on our county’s produce.

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Simple Cake co at Tribe Norfolk Weekend
 You can enjoy some incredible pies from Pie Central

You can enjoy some incredible pies from Pie Central

Abbie Panks of Creative Orchard Events said “We are thrilled to be working with Katy on the first Tribe Norfolk Weekend, hailing from Norfolk myself I know how much we have to celebrate and showcase in our own county.  Happy Valley is a beautiful setting for the event, nestled in 9 acres of woodland and open space, teaming with wildlife– it’s impossible not to relax there.

Notes for editors

For further info and to buy tickets click on link below- Weekend tickets include free camping.

Glamping options also available to book via email – hello@happyvalleynorfolk.co.uk

Katy Coe  - hello@happyvalleynorfolk.co.uk  / 07739892144

About Happy Valley

A Norfolk Wildlife Trust Site, Happy Valley is a family owned site set in 9 acres in the rural countryside close to Grimston. If you're looking for a rural glamping holiday or an event Venue, this countryside retreat in Norfolk has much to offer. The unique valley is teaming with wildlife throughout the fir woodland and features its own Dutch party barn, bridged island set on a pretty little lake and beautifully crafted Glamping accommodation consisting of shepherds Huts, Tree temple, Bell Tents and Luxury Woodland Lodge. There’s also a wood fired hot tub to soak away those stresses

Just a few of the cabins you can hire out for the weekend at the Venue - Happy Valley

 Toad Hall Sleeps 4+3 - Luxury Lodge with private hot tub, part disable friendly

Toad Hall Sleeps 4+3 - Luxury Lodge with private hot tub, part disable friendly

 Glamping options available directly through Happy Valley

Glamping options available directly through Happy Valley

 King Bell Tent - Sleeps 4 in a Kings Size bed and 2 childrens beds.

King Bell Tent - Sleeps 4 in a Kings Size bed and 2 childrens beds.

 Woodpecker Tree Temple sleeps 4 in a king size bed and fabulous bunks

Woodpecker Tree Temple sleeps 4 in a king size bed and fabulous bunks

 Just some of what Nature has on offer at Happy Valley

Just some of what Nature has on offer at Happy Valley

About Creative Orchard

Creative Orchard is a collective born out of a love of creating and delivering unique events and supporting local businesses

With over 35 combined years of event conception, delivery and management, PR, Film and Marketing experience. Creative Orchard works  with clients of varying size and goals to deliver events they can be proud of.

A percentage of profits from Creative Orchard goes into supporting good causes and community activities.

We can not wait for you to join us at Happy Valley for this wonderful Woodland Music Festival in North West Norfolk. 

Wilderness Weddings

If you're looking for a Woodland Wedding with a bridged Island, Party Barn, Luxury Lodge, Glamping, Camping and a hot tub then Happy Valley is the Venue for you. You can create the Wedding YOU want at this hidden gem in North West Norfolk. An unspoilt part of the Norfolk countryside with magic written all over it. Natural Springs a plenty and enchanted forests engulf .

Forget the restrictions and embrace the woodland wilderness for a festival Wedding. Hired for 3 days and 2 nights you can be assured that the memories made will last you a lifetime. Here at Happy Valley taking your time is at the top of our ethos. 

There's no funny extras like Corkage fees or restrictions on caterers and bar. You really do have the blank canvas to create whatever Wedding you desire. We've seen Festival Weddings, Bohemian and Free Spirited Weddings, Traditional Style Weddings, Woodland Weddings, Vintage Weddings, Neon Weddings and everything else in between! 

Woodland Wedding

Here we have the band on the island, weeping willow line the island providing a secluded and intimate space.

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You can't have a woodland wedding without a tree swing.

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I've taken a few pics from a variety of Weddings at Happy Valley. Set in the heart of North West Norfolk this wedding venue is surrounded by Woodland and has magic written all over it. Unspoilt surrounds on a Norfolk Wildlife Trust you sure to feel super serene even on your Wedding day.

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Happy Valley by night.

 

You can find recent pics of Happy Valley over on the instagram page - https://www.instagram.com/happyvnorfolk/

Rewild your inner child

It's safe to say we're out of hibernation and the buzz has been growing at a rate of knots. I'm not just talking about the bees either! We've been planning Tribe Norfolk Weekend, hosting photo shoots, Wedding planning & welcoming lots of gorgeous guests.

Here's a quick whizz through of the past few weeks where we have been igniting our inner child.

First port of call for almost Spring was picnics!. Gosh, does Annie love a picnic. Morning, noon or night, whatever the weather. "Can we have a picnic Mummy?", Luckily  I love a picnic to. "Of course my darling, let's get outdoors"

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We feel so blessed to be close to the North Norfolk Coastline. In 20 minutes you can be lying on the beach making sand angels. Here at Holme Beach it felt like a Mid Summers day in April. 

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We also nipped to Brancaster Beach, another favourite.

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One of my besties has just launched her own line of clothing & got me in front of the camera. This is a rarity these days but I absolutely adore these dresses and couldn't say no. I've lived in this one since the day I got it. Mustard lounge dress is a variety of beautiful colours. Available from Wildling Woman

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Must be Hot Tub Time by now!

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OH and the New Lodge is almost finished.

Toad Hall sits on it's own with beautiful views across to the village. You can see as far as Kings Lynn on a clear day. It's part disable friendly and pram friendly for that matter. Will have its own Kitchen, living area, wet room, king size sleeping downstairs and upstairs. Tree top balcony. BBQ etc

We are taking bookings for the Summer Holidays directly so please email hello@happyvalleynorfolk.co.uk for more information. 

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The lovely Kelly @ Mother of Golfers came to stay and took these beautiful pics for us. 2 working mums with their beautiful girls. Denver Rest works perfectly for this and also for 2 couples wanting to escape.

 When the kiddies are tucked up why not relax and unwind immersed in nature. Experience the health benefit of forest bathing.

When the kiddies are tucked up why not relax and unwind immersed in nature. Experience the health benefit of forest bathing.

 Hot Tub Time - The girls Loved their time in the Hot Tub.

Hot Tub Time - The girls Loved their time in the Hot Tub.

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 Who doesn't like a toasted Marshmallow? They are heaven on earth. 

Who doesn't like a toasted Marshmallow? They are heaven on earth. 

 The beauty of Happy Valley is that you can see your children playing in the distance, freedom of space, everyone is happy.

The beauty of Happy Valley is that you can see your children playing in the distance, freedom of space, everyone is happy.

 King Nutkin in the distance and sundown at Denver Rest. 

King Nutkin in the distance and sundown at Denver Rest. 

Embellish Face & Body Art get sparkly with a Festival Photo Shoot at Happy Valley

This was a great day. The Lovely Dionne from Embellish getting creative with colours in the barn. The team from Studio 19 in Kings Lynn were the models/dancers. Lacy from Slingshots, the photographer.

Embellish will be at Tribe Norfolk Weekend using Eco Glitter and unleashing many an inner child throughout the weekend. 

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Love both of these looks. Taken by Louis from Studio 19

 Louis and Jonathan looking Festival ready.

Louis and Jonathan looking Festival ready.

King Bell is up!

 Our King Bell Tent sleeps 4 in a king size bed, 2 single beds, bbq, camping stove, fire pit. Pots, pans etc.

Our King Bell Tent sleeps 4 in a king size bed, 2 single beds, bbq, camping stove, fire pit. Pots, pans etc.

 King Nutkin terrace. Cabin in the Woods

King Nutkin terrace. Cabin in the Woods

We've erected the King Bell Tent and she was enjoyed by her first guests of the season. I've just added us to Trip Advisor. If you have stayed at Happy Valley before and enjoyed your stay please do write us a review on there. If you have any feedback we'd love to hear from you. We are constantly adapting the site to meet expectations and really appreciate all feedback. If you think of any improvements please email us directly hello@happyvalleynorfolk.co.uk

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The cowslip is out and daisy's a plenty. Amongst all the activity we thought we'd get some family yoga practice in to recenter ourselves! Practice makes perfect! 

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 I saw this quote and remembered. Put it into practice and the changes happen. 

I saw this quote and remembered. Put it into practice and the changes happen. 

 It works.

It works.

 As the sun goes down.

As the sun goes down.

Signing off from Happy Valley

Lots of Love

Katy, Scott, Barnaby & Annie.

xxx

Tribe Norfolk Weekend

Save the date!

22 - 23rd September 2018

So excited to announce that the first Tribe Norfolk Weekend will take place at Happy Valley

Inspired by Norfolk for people who Love Norfolk

#TRIBENORFOLK 

Tribe Norfolk was created in December 2016 to connect individuals, businesses and all who love Norfolk, a county in which we are all spread out but have an abundance of wonderful producers, makers, musicians, crafters, growers.... right on our doorstep that we may not even know about.

Tribe Norfolk Instagram, Facebook & Twitter were created to provide a platform for people to connect, unite, discover, collaborate and celebrate everything about Norfolk. 

A positive vibes only platform welcome to all who want to bring back some community spirit.

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Guests will be able to enjoy - 

The Beauty of the Wild, the Splendour of Norfolk creatives, taste fabulous cuisine, dance to an array of Norfolk Musicians, buy local treats at the Norfolk Produce and Makers Market. Enjoy a range of activities for all ages plus enjoy holistic therapies in the nurturing and supportive community in which Tribe Norfolk has become. 

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 Pic up some beautiful Vintage one offs.

Pic up some beautiful Vintage one offs.

 Pic By Emily Jane - Vintage Deli Dress

Pic By Emily Jane - Vintage Deli Dress

There will be a fabulous Makers, Vintage and Produce Market at Tribe Norfolk Weekend where you can pick up some local one offs and discover the fab independants on offer in Norfolk. Can't wait to tell you who else we've got coming. 

Enjoy Tribe Norfolk Weekend in laid back luxury with a Weekend Glamping Ticket.

*TICKETS will be released at the end of April*

Glamping & camping at Happy Valley - 

A mix of Shepherds Huts, Tree temple, New Woodland Lodge and Bell Tents. Happy Valley sits on a Norfolk Wildlife Trust site in rural North West Norfolk. Immersed in nature with incredible woodland walks and close to the Norfolk Coast. The perfect place to switch off from the world and to start making memories. Reap the benefits of Forest Therapy. 

There will also be camping options so you can bring your own tents & campervans.

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 Enjoy Glamping at Tribe Norfolk Weekend - Pic taken from a photoshoot which included 2 posh 2 pitch and Wedding Wheels next to the Sea. Photo Credit - Rebel Heart Team

Enjoy Glamping at Tribe Norfolk Weekend - Pic taken from a photoshoot which included 2 posh 2 pitch and Wedding Wheels next to the Sea. Photo Credit - Rebel Heart Team

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A chance to make some priceless memories with the whole family. Try Woodcombing, Nature Photography, family yoga, Dance like nobody is watching, sing along if you fancy it. This is a festival where inhibitions are left at the door. Get dressed up and come and have some fun in the wild.

A Wild Woodland Venue in unspoilt Norfolk Countryside. Close to Massingham, Sandringham, Houghton and the North Norfolk Coastline. 

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If you'd like to get involved as a trader, musician, producer, performer, caterer etc then please go to the landing page of the website and follow the link.

www.TribeNorfolk.com

If you LOVE instagram, Twitter or Facebook  then you can find Tribe Norfolk - @TribeNorfolk 

Please use the Hashtag #TribeNorfolk so you can be discovered.

We can't wait to celebrate with you all in September

From all of us at Happy Valley,  Tribe Norfolk and Creative Orchard

xxxx

Snow, Skiing & Serenity

We went to bed with the snow falling, kiddies expecting it to be all gone by the morning like usual but NOOOOOOO.

The Beast from the East had arrived and what a beautiful beast it was to. 

It was like waking up in the alps and pure joy spread across the house. I felt like i was 6 again. Ski suits on and out of the house by 6.30am to try skiing for the first time. Well, Barnaby was!.

I bought him a pair of skis from a charity shop when he was just a baby. I've had them in his room ever since. He tried them on with his wellies and incredibly they fit. Yes with wellies! I couldn't believe it. He was off. I showed him the basics and he was pretty much skiing by mid morning. 

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We drove up to Happy Valley, where the name originates, just across the road. My Grandfather, Frank,  called this part of the Farm Happy Valley and it's not hard to see why. It's not hard to find serenity in the snow around here.

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The Cows on the brow of the hill. Enjoying some Winter Sun. 

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In the face! 

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Our cabins are all heated with wood burners and or radiators, kitchenette, hob, toaster, kettle, cooking utensils, bbq, fire pit, woodland garden & play area. Hammocks dotted throughout the site and rope swings. Toast some marshmallows on the fire and enjoy some forest therapy.

Take a dip in the wood fired hot tub. Incredible on a crisp winters day. She sits in a glade so you can star gaze, surround by firs, inhaling natures own. It's health benefits are felt instantly and you'll have the best night sleep ever.

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Tried and Tested - The Wood fired hot tub in the snow is like heaven on earth. 

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When nature takes over and forces you to stop, it's easier to enjoy. I'm so grateful for the past few days. Making memories that will last forever and are totally priceless. 

 Hope you're enjoying yourselves and staying safe. 

Love

Katy, Scott, Barnaby & Annie x

Find us on Instagram - @HappyVNorfolk

 

A Jane Bourvis Gown a Lovettes’ Rustic and Whimsical Woodland Wedding

Recently we welcomed back the gorgeous Carragher Family as they grabbed a weekend away with their beautiful baby girl.

This Wedding was one of my favourites. Since then we've added the Glamping cabins and Dutch Party Barn and Hot Tub to the Venue. 

 Posted by Annora Sutton For Love My Dress Blog

Our couple held their reception in a marquee at the wonderfully named Happy Valley

Finding Happy Valley was such a relief and a joy. It was brilliant discovering that our wild and natural venue actually existed – a beautiful house surrounded by trees, fields and a pond with a ‘secret’ island.”

Hannah, a doctor, married Chris, a project manager, on the 11th of July, 2015, at All Saints Church in Thornham, Norfolk, followed by a reception at Happy Valley. The couple’s big day was captured on camera by Red on Blonde, but let’s begin by taking a look at the couple’s captivating wedding film – and by the way, be prepared to wipe a tear or two away as the film was created by one of our absolute favourite film makers in the universe, the utterly wonderful Jon Aleksander of Happy Wedding Films.

I had always dreamed of a wild and natural forest wedding (think Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves!). The venue initially proved elusive but once we found Happy Valley, the rest fell into place (with a lot of hard work, obviously)Our videographer was one of several Love My Dressfinds. We chose Jon of Happy Wedding Films after spotting a film of his on the blogWe received our trailer last month and we adore it – we are so very lucky to have such a special reminder of our day. I also love the music Jon chose – as soon as the first chords started I was in tears. He is such a very talented man.”

Hannah looked absolutely stunning in an ethereal gown crafted by the one and only Jane Bourvis. Our bride fell in love with Jane’sbespoke creations after spotting one of her gowns on Love My Dress

I came across Jane Bourvis after seeing this real wedding feature on Love My Dress. Jane and her lovely assistant, Edel, were so very patient and welcoming. Jane creates all of her dresses as one-offs, mostly from vintage lace. My dress was created using a 100 year old veil.”

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“I loved the fact that it had a story, a ‘past’, but that it was now part of something more, something new and unique, just for me – It was such a special feeling and a total privilege. Maybe one day I can hand it down a generation to add to its story.”

Isn’t that naked cake below just the most spectacular? It was created and decorated by a friend.

 

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Chris and I met at a Scotland rugby game when I was at university in Edinburgh – my stylish tartan trousers obviously made an impression! We had been together for around four years when Chris proposed on a boat while we were sailing the Whitsundays. It was a total surprise, only my dad had been pre-warned.”

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Hannah finished her look with Rachel Simpson’s mint green, ‘Mimosa’ T-bars and her scent was Orange Blossom Cologne by Jo Malone.

Hannah and Chris knew they’d found the perfect photographers for them, after spying this real wedding, captured by duo behind Red on Blonde, on Love My Dress. You can find Red on Blonde listed in our Little Book for Brides, a carefully curated directory of wonderful and hardworking wedding suppliers.

Han and Toby were great on the day – inconspicuous enough to capture some super natural shots, whilst making their presence known enough to organise our families for group pictures – not an easy task! They embraced our craziness and fit into our day as though they were guests, whilst being total professionals. Our photos came beautifully presented and I will always remember watching the slideshow with Chris and both laughing and crying (happy tears of course!) at their attention to detail.”

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 “ My mum had arranged with my friend, and riding instructor, Sarah, a surprise four-legged guest in the form of Harvey, the horse I learnt to ride on from the age of 13, and had competed on and had on loan. He is the epitome of ‘not judging a book by its cover’ – the most special horse and he scrubbed up so well. ”

My mum had arranged with my friend, and riding instructor, Sarah, a surprise four-legged guest in the form of Harvey, the horse I learnt to ride on from the age of 13, and had competed on and had on loan. He is the epitome of ‘not judging a book by its cover’ – the most special horse and he scrubbed up so well.

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  “For our décor, we collected lampshades from charity shops, recycled bottles from a local café and encouraged everyone we knew to stockpile jars for the flowers. We borrowed vintage teacups and saucers from my auntie and a talented cousin made the hessian bunting and table runners.”

“For our décor, we collected lampshades from charity shops, recycled bottles from a local café and encouraged everyone we knew to stockpile jars for the flowers. We borrowed vintage teacups and saucers from my auntie and a talented cousin made the hessian bunting and table runners.”

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“We dismantled pallets for signage and hired some amazing festoon lights and garden games from Penny at The Little Lending Company(who have recently joined Little Book For Brides). Penny has such an amazing selection of props to hire out and was so helpful with our last minute additions.”

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 “ During the afternoon, our brilliant band,    The Woodleys   , played some covers as well as their own songs. A lasting memory is when they played Mumford and Sons ‘I will Wait’ for the second time (as an encore) and we all piled onto the dancefloor and grass outside the marquee and danced and danced – my mum, in particular, showcasing some ridiculously high quality moves! ”

During the afternoon, our brilliant band, The Woodleys, played some covers as well as their own songs. A lasting memory is when they played Mumford and Sons ‘I will Wait’ for the second time (as an encore) and we all piled onto the dancefloor and grass outside the marquee and danced and danced – my mum, in particular, showcasing some ridiculously high quality moves!

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Hannah and Chris’ relaxed wedding breakfast was catered by Purple Plum and their gorgeous flower covered, naked wedding cake was lovingly made by a friend.

During my dad’s speech we released some Tortoiseshell butterflies that my dad had nurtured through the summer, in memory of those that couldn’t be with us on the day. It wasn’t until we saw our photos that we realised my Dad and I each had one on our shoulders during the rest of the speeches.”

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Words of Wedded Wisdom

Surround yourself with positive people, who know you best – the sort that will listen to you patiently when you need to download. Don’t be too disappointed, or take it personally, when some people don’t behave with the social ‘etiquette’ you perhaps expect.

Go with your gut on suppliers, don’t try to cut costs at the expense of your own sanity. Find your creative friends and relatives and harness and celebrate their talents, without abusing them. And, as many brides before me have said, take a moment to breathe it all in together on the day itself.

And Love My Dress was a great resource throughout the planning process. A huge thank you to Annabel and Lyndsey for fielding various queries and stresses. It was an honour to be a Lovette!

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Great advice from our lovely Lovette! A huge thanks to Hannah and her husband Chris for sharing the details of their big day, as well Red on Blonde for documenting it so very beautifully. If you’d like to see other bride’s wearing Jane Bourvis’ beautiful gowns, please follow this link.

Have a great week!

Annora x

 

Photographer – Red on Blonde
Film – Happy Wedding Films
Venue – Ceremony at All Saints Church in Thornham, Norfolk, followed by a reception nearby at Happy Valley
Wedding Dress + Veil – Jane Bourvis
Headpiece – Fresh flower crown created by Jo Flowers
Shoes – ‘Mimosa’ by Rachel Simpson
Bride’s Scent/perfume – Orange Blossom Cologne by Jo Malone
Groom – Kilt and jacket purchased from The Kilt Company
Bridesmaids – H&M dresses
Flowergirls – ‘Estella’ dress from Monsoon + gold sandals from Debenhams
Florist – Jo Flowers
Cake – Created by a friend of the bride
Transport – A vintage Jaguar from The Marriage Carriage Company
Entertainment – Dave Harper + The Woodleys + 

Rings – Tustains
Catering – Purple Plum
Décor – Favours, signage and guest book from Stag Design; festoon lights and garden games from The Little Lending Company; petal confetti from Shropshire Petals
Stationery – Created by the couple, using a Noolibird stamp and printed by TW Printing, Leamington

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We felt very blessed to be chosen as Charlotte and Marks Wedding Venue last September. What a fabulous couple. They were so laid back in their approach to their Wedding day and it really paid off as the cheers and laughter were so infectious it was definitely a magical day to remember.  Picture are by The Photography Team

A Magical Outdoor Wedding Venue in Norfolk

Happy Valley is a flexible Woodland Wedding Venue in North West Norfolk. The perfect blank canvas for you to create the Wedding YOU want. There's luxury Glamping accomodation, a Dutch Party Barn and a large pond with Bridged Island. Extra camping can be added. There's NO restrictions on caterers, bar, music etc. If you're looking for somewhere to create your dream Wedding Day then Happy Valley is more than happy to help make this a reality.  Email - hello@happyvalleynorfolk.co.uk 

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The Bridal Party getting ready in The Woodpecker Tree Temple. There will also be a new luxury woodland lodge available from March 2018.

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Happy Valley is situated on a Norfolk Wildlife Trust site. You don't even need to spend a lot on decoration as natures backdrop is impressive in it's natural state. A few up lighters highlighting the trees and your Wedding Day is complete. 

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The Wedding Ceremony took place in front of the pond with the back drop of weeping willow.

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I think Charlotte and Mark had great foresight. Wedding Trends for 2018 veer towards a more relaxed Wedding day with celebrations extending over a few days. The Wedding meal was a BBQ for all tastes w Here at Happy Valley we hire the site for 3 days and 2 nights but you can also extend the celebrations if you like. This gives you time to spend quality time with friends and family. 

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Guests enjoyed the Wedding Meal in this beautiful Marquee from Castle Acre Canvas before walking over to the Party Barn for evening celebrations. 

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Wedding Food is seeing a change and recent trends are veering towards a more laid back approach. Gone are the 3 course set meals and street food, bbqs, sharing plates and food vans. Here Charlotte and Mark chose a BBQ on the back of a VW Beetle - The Smoking Beetle

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The party barn was decked out for the evening celebrations. 

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 Here's a pic I took the morning of the Wedding.

Here's a pic I took the morning of the Wedding.

Starry Skies and Cosy Christmas Nights in Norfolk

One thing we can boast at Happy Valley is Dark Skies. Perfect for star gazing in the Hot tub on a cold Winters night. Return to your forest cabin and cosy up by the wood burner, toast a few marshmallows and enjoy a glass of something special in laid back luxury. Scottie's hand crafted all the beds here which are mainly King Size with some really fun bunks for the kiddies in the Woodpecker Tree Temple. All cabins come with a kitchenette, indoor and outdoor seating. Private BBQ Area, Fire pit & enjoy a Woodland garden. 

There's only a few dates left available for a forest holiday over the Christmas break so if you'd like to escape the rat race and enjoy some Christmas spirit then please do give us a call - 01485 600719 or 07739892144 

Take advantage of our blog only deal - Quote BLOGXMAS and receive 20% discount on 3 night stays. - valid until March 18th 2018*

Why Not buy your loved one a Gift Voucher for a Mini break in the New Year? 

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Just 5 nights left over the Chistmas Break in our King Nutkin Cabin - 01485 600719

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The Woodpecker pictured here is the perfect retreat for a family. Where kids can roam free in the forest. Experience some wilderness culture and take them on a mini adventure. There's all your home comforts without the distraction of TV's and consoles.  Perfect for making memories!

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We have availability in our Woodpecker Cabin over Christmas this year. Our newest cabin has been a total hit with families with the bunk beds providing much excitement for the children. You can see the childrens play area from here also.

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There's endless walks and beautiful scenery in and around Happy Valley. Bring your bikes if you love riding down the winding back roads of unspoilt scenery. Or,  you can hop in the car and head to nearby attractions in North Norfolk. Some of our favourites include, Sandringham park, Old Hunstanton, Snettisham RSPB, Brancaster Beach, Holkham and Wells-Next-The-Sea.

Stop by at Thornham Drove Orchards for some independant boutiques, childrens shop and sample some local catches at Shucks at the Yurt restaurant, Guerneys Fish Shed or Erics Fish and Chips. Visit Burnham Market or stop by Creake Abbey for some more independant shops.

Wind your way home for a Hot Tub under the stars. Forest Bathing at it's best. 

Feedback from a recent guest - "it stimulates all your senses. The smells from the wood fire and the fir forest. It ALL makes you feel so alive!." 

Forest Bathing has long been a preventitive cure for all sorts of ailments in Japenese medicine. Now you can bath in the forest whilst forest bathing ;) 

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Just down the road is the picturesque Village of Massingham. Our Local Pub the Dabbling Duck is the perfect place to find a bite to eat if you can't be bothered to cook. They also do take away pizza on a friday night.

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In other news - Winter conditions are testing Scottie & Billy but the new Woodland Lodge is going up a treat. Incredible Norfolk Skies have graced us this Autumn.

There's a small debate happening on site as I want to call it Toad hall & Scottie isn't so keen. I think there will be a little competition going on instagram and Facebook over the next week or so to determine the name so keep an eye out. 

Immerse yourselves in the forest in North Norfolk this Winter. 

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View from TOAD HALL ;)

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* - exludes School Holidays & Bank Holidays.

Autumn Glamping at Happy Valley

Our newest addition to Happy Valley Glamping is the Woodpecker Tree Temple. She’s been tried and tested this Summer and the feedback has been amazing to say the least.  

If you’ve never been Glamping then this is the perfect start. Ideal for families and couples alike. There’s more space in the calm, round, living space for those not so idyllic days. Complete with games. Dining table and chairs. Wood burner. Radio. Kitchenette - hob, toaster, kettle, cooking utensils, cafetière, plates, pots and pans etc. And basics such as Tea, coffee, salt, pepper and cooking oil. 

Take full advantage of our Norfolk Winter Deals where you can stay off peak for 3 nights for the price of 2 and there's some fab mid week one night deals.

Email - hello@happyvalleynorfolk.co.uk or call Katy on 01485 600719 to find out more details.

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A beautifully workable space to connect in nature and with each other. 

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Everyone loves a room with a view and in the Woodpecker you've got both Woodland & open farmland views. 

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The Shower and Toilets at Happy Valley. During the winter months all cabins have their own private shower and toilet room with waterfall showers. All heated. 

All our future builds at Happy Valley will have en-suite facilities.

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Take a walk up Troys hill and say hello to the Happy Valley Short Horns. You will then spot the Treehouse in the corner of the Woods. 

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It's finally taking shape.  Billy and Scottie have been full steam ahead and our Treehouse is well underway & i'm a little over excited about it all. 

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Autumn just seems to get more beautiful year on year. It's becoming my most favourite Month and the perfect time to grab a cheeky weekend away in North Norfolk. All our Cabins are heated so make yourself cosy and immerse yourselves in Nature.

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We took a trip to Snettisham Beach to watch sundown. Just 15 minutes from Happy valley it's our Closest Beach. We walked over the dunes and my hairs stood up on end. There were thousands of birds all stood on the seas edge and this incredible sunset. We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful county. RSPB Snettisham is not as well publisised as the other nature reserves and we can share it with you.  

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Did I mention we have a wood fired hot tub? It's going down an absolute treat. Excitedly planning private additions to each cabin next year. 

To experience snipits of Happy Valley life, follow us on Instagram - @HappyVNorfolk

Make sure you follow us on Facebook as we sometimes post cancellation deals on here.

Happy Glamping

Katy, Scott, Barnaby & Annie.

xxx