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Kessingland Ready Camp Safari Tents Kessingland Ready Camp Safari Tents

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Club members get 20% off all Ready Camp stays. Not already a member? Find out about joining.

From £38.00

Members price i
Club members get 20% off all Ready Camp stays. Not already a member? Find out about joining.



From its manicured hedgerows and perfect pitches, to the rugged crags of the Suffolk coast, Kessingland glamping holidays are rich in contrasting landscapes. It's nestled in a prime spot just over a mile from Kessingland Beach, with its sumptuous sands and twinkling shores. Clamber up onto the dunes and keep an eagle eye out for seals - they're often spotted in this picturesque corner of Suffolk.

Glamping at Kessingland takes the strain out of camping, with luxury furnished tents, real beds, a dining area and more. After a hard day on the beach, enjoy a relaxing evening on your own private terrace. On top of that, Kessingland campsite is well-equipped with washing facilities, toilets, a family shower room and a children's play area. We've reserved a luxury retreat especially for you.

Kessingland Beach is the top draw for guests at our Kessingland glamping site. Just over a mile and a half away, this huge expanse of sand and shingle runs into Benacre nature reserve - a cracking spot that's famous for sightings of migrating birds, particularly in the spring. There's also a RSBP reserve at Minsmere that's well worth a visit.

For a really wild adventure, you'll find Africa Alive Wildlife Park right next to Kessingland campsite. This fantastic 100-acre safari park is home to more than 80 species of African animals - from thundering white rhinos and cheetahs to monkeys, lemurs and curious zebras. This superb park is so close you can walk to it and, come nightfall, you'd be forgiven for thinking you're on safari out in the wilds of Africa as you drift off to sleep under your snug canvas.

Follow the coast north of Kessingland to lovely Lowestoft, the most easterly town in England. This traditional seaside resort boasts an award-winning beach, beautiful soft silky sands, family amusements and a flamboyant array of colourful beach huts.

A 20-minute drive south of Kessingland brings you to Southwold - another classic seaside gem with a working lighthouse, an award-winning pier, museum and a busy harbour. Southwold is also the home of Adnams Brewery, where you can take a tour of the brewery to discover how Adnams create their award-winning beers and spirits. You can even make your very own gin!

Beach and beer aside, there's plenty more to see and do within an easy drive of Kessingland campsite. A popular attraction is Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens near Great Yarmouth, about an hour's drive from the campsite. Beyond the gorgeous gardens is a wild animal reserve with big cats, pandas and primates. Don't miss the hair-raising treetop walk offering a fantastic birds' eye view of the tiger enclosure below.


Worth noting:

  • Pets are not allowed in our Ready Camp tents. By maintaining a pet-free environment, we aim to accommodate the preferences and needs of everyone who stays with us.
  • We do not offer bedding and towels as part of your Ready Camp stay. Please remember to bring your own towels and bedding, including duvets, pillows and blankets.
  • Whether you're a returning Ready Camper, member of the Club or discovering us for the first time, we welcome everyone with open arms. For non-members it’s worth noting that if you join the Club, you receive a 20% discount on all Ready Camp stays. Find out more here.

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Ready Camp FAQs

If you've got the questions, we've got the answers.
Ready Camp: What's included and what do I need to bring?

You will need to bring your own bedding (duvets/sleeping bags, pillows and sheets), towels and tea towels. If you find you get a bit chilly at night, bring extra blankets with you, for extra cosiness!

For toilets, showers and dishwashing, you can access the shared facilities on the campsite.

We’ve tried to think of everything else you will need to make your stay as comfortable as possible, see "What facilities are inside the tent" for a full list of what’s inside.

Double bed
Triple bunk bed
Pull out bed

6 chairs
2-seater settee

2-ring hob
Kettle & toaster
Small heater

Lounge light
Set of porch awning lights... and a torch

In the kitchen
6 dinner plates & 6 side plates
6 bowls
6 mugs
6 wine glasses & 6 tumblers
6 forks & 6 knives
6 tablespoons & 6 teaspoons
Sharp knives
Large knife
Chopping boards
Pair of scissors
Peeler, tin opener & corkscrew
Kitchen utensil set
Frying pan

Other bits & bobs
Dustpan and brush
Water carrier
Washing bowl (to help take your washing up to the dishwashing facility block on site)

Last Modified: 13 Jan 2023
Ready Camp: What facilities are inside the tent?

Our Ready Camp tents comprise of two seperate bedrooms & an open plan living/dining area, it oozes with little bits of camping luxury including a double bed (yes a real bed with a real mattress!) triple bunk bed (double with a single on top) and a single stow away bed.

A kitchen area with a fridge, microwave and hob, along with basic cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.

There are also lights, a comfy settee and a heater to keep you cosy.

Not forgetting to mention a dining table where you can wine and dine to your hearts content… feel free to bring your table onto your decking and enjoy your grub alfresco style.

And don't worry, although we don't have toilet, shower or dishwashing areas in the tent, you can find these facilities on the campsite.

We’ve even included a torch – for the midnight toilet trips, or just to make funny shadows on the tent!

Last Modified: 13 Jan 2023
Ready Camp: I'm a member of the Camping and Caravanning Club do I get a discount?
As a Club member, you are entitled to a 20% discount off your Ready Camp holiday. If you’re not a member of The Camping and Caravanning Club, you’re more than welcome to come along and enjoy Ready Camp… and if you plan on another break with us why not look into joining the Club, so you too can take advantage of this discount - along with lots more member benefits.
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2023
Ready Camp: Can I bring my pet(s)?

We are unable to accept pets in the Ready Camp tents with the exception of essential disability assistance dogs.

Please note - pets are not permitted to stay in pup tents or “in the car”.

Last Modified: 23 Mar 2023


Key facilities

  • Flushing toilet
  • Showers
  • Club Site Wi-fi
  • Dedicated accessible facilities
  • Shop
  • Washbasins
  • Childrens play area

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Site Facilities

  • Dedicated accessible facilities
  • Family shower room
  • Flushing toilet
  • Showers
  • Washbasins
  • Washing Machines

Site Features

  • Coastal
  • Childrens play area
  • Club Site Wi-fi
  • Shop

Availability & Booking

Travel info

Kessingland Camping and Caravanning Club Site
Africa Alive
Whites Lane
NR33 7TF
Map ref: 156/520860
Tel: 01502 742040
Check-in: 17:00
Check-out: 10:00
Open: 26/04/24 - 30/09/24
Latitude: 52.4139
Longitude: 1.7042
Nearest bus stop:
300m from Site entrance
Nearest train station:
Lowestoft 4 miles

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