9 reasons to book Cloud Nine Glamping right now!
Running out of booze, lost corkscrews…we remember the Girl Guides. Never fear! Cloud Nine is aaaall the best bits of camping with a pretty damn cool family festival vibe and lashings of luxury.
Cloud Nine launched for a sell-out debut season in Dorset last year and now their fantastic blend of outdoor family adventures and proper, spoil-yourself relaxation is raring to go in the Cotswolds and West Norfolk from 19th July – 30th August 2021
It’s not all about the kids, it’s actually all about family, with delightfully exhausting activities for the ankle-biters and a whole load of carefully considered indulgence for parents too.
1. You don’t have to do ANYTHING!
The Cloud Nine Crew whisks you and your luggage off to your bell tent in a golf buggy and are always on hand to keep things ticking along nicely whenever you need them. There are three levels of canvas tent; standard, classic and luxury (the latter for those who can’t live without power) and Cloud Nine looks after all the details so you don’t have to.
Tents are up and waiting with real beds – oh the joy! – bedding, furniture, towels, food and essentials already there. Right down to the marshmallows for your fire pit. And all activities have been lined up by professionals with numerous sessions where you just drop the kids off and reclaim a delectable little bit of me time, us time, dream time…walk in the woods, head to the spa and slide into a hot tub or a large gin. And there’s a silent disco. Headphones on! Likewise sequins, wellies and tutus! Throw those sassy shapes Mamacita!
2. Something for everyone
Remember when Jerry Seinfeld said “There’s no such thing as ‘fun for all the family’”? Well what the hell did he know? Because Cloud Nine have totally nailed it. Curated by families for families, the parent posse behind this slice of heaven have an eye for the details that make sure everyone’s happy.
As well as the free activities, there are many more available to book, including climbing, and pottery painting for kids, paddleboarding, kayaking, rowing, horse riding, archery and wild runs for the whole family, a Wild Baby Rave, mini nostalgic fairground plus gin tasting, massage and spa treatments for the adults. and even a babysitting service letting the adults sneak off for dinner under the stars. And so much more…check here for the latest updates!
3. Free stuff!
There are 25 free activities included with your stay from story–telling by the campfire, the silent disco, yoga (yes Dad, for you too), kid’s bedtime stories and more…and of course unlimited star-gazing, woodland walks and fresh air.
And banish tech FOMO because there are free WiFi hubs and mobile charging points across the campsite, so you can report back to your mates about how much fun you’re having while they’re arguing in the Ikea car park wishing they’d been sensible enough to book with you.
4. The loos!
You’ll get a private portaloo just for you and your family right by your tent! No more tripping over in the dark and staggering back to the wrong sleeping bag (OK, it was funny at the time). You also have access to the bliss of hot showers with plenty of room to change and look after little ones. How DO such tiny people take up ALL the space?! Anyway, that’s all taken care of here.
5. Street Food and Cocktails a go-go!
Who said you need an actual street for the UK’s best street-food? Gourmet gangs of food heroes and local producers are on hand to rustle up some seriously epic feasting. Alfresco dining under the glittering Norfolk stars, from little tasty things for beginner appetites, to vegan and veggie deliciousness, wood-fired pizzas, juicy burgers, loaded mac ’n’ cheese, super fresh seafood, healthy options, dirty options and more. And there are bars all over the place you’re never far from a fancy cocktail, bucket of fizz, local craft ales, crisp ciders and a cheeky breakfast Bloody Mary. Plus there’s a Tiki Shack for cool Caribbean vibes. Oh yeah!
6. A site for sore eyes
The Narford Hall glamping site is vast! And home to almost 140 bell tents, in what must be one of the country’s biggest pop-ups, spread over 270 acres. The unique attraction of Cloud Nine’s site in Norfolk is its 52-acre lake which means the on-site activities include a lot of water-based fun. Of course, there is the fact that it’s in Norfolk too. It’s a drop dead gorgeous county with epic beaches (just a half-hour drive from site), wild nature reserves and a whole bunch of fabulously photogenic villages and market towns. But, honestly, if having everything conveniently laid on for you is your idea of heaven, you won’t want to leave Cloud Nine.
7. Supersize Me!
We’ve all missed hanging out with bezzie mates and piles of cousins. So if you’re getting the gang back together, Cloud Nine can group the same tent types to make sure your dearest are nearest. Just get in touch to arrange your group booking.
8. Love you, love your dog
Dogs are part of the family too! And your best friends are very welcome at Cloud Nine Glamping. There’s a max of 2 per booking with a £40 charge for each dog. They need to be kept on a lead and not left zipped into your tent – as if you would!
9. Book with confidence
If the pesky virus means Cloud Nine can’t welcome you as planned or if you test positive for Covid-19 or NHS Track and Trace gets in touch, you’ll be able to get a full refund. Hugely reassuring!
Launching in a pandemic means these spacious campsites are all created with Covid-19 safety in mind. Plenty of distance between neighbours (of course it’s not our kids making all that racket…er…actually it’s us) so you can spread out and take up space. There’s room for everyone on Cloud Nine!
So what’s the damage?
Short-breaks start from £132 per family, per night and that’s an absolute bargain in our view!