Dreamy Hollow Woodland and WW1 Trenches (Day Visits)

What will students see and do?

When it comes to history trips, it doesn’t get much better than Dreamy Hollow! This gorgeous woodland camping spot in north Norfolk is surrounded by a glorious blend of nature and history. Your pupils will get the chance to spend time in the great outdoors while learning more about World War I.

The camp is a 7.5 acre stretch of woodland that contains a whopping 3.5 acres of original trenches from the first world war. These were used to train soldiers who were heading off to fight and can teach pupils a lot about WWI and the struggles of war. Rather than just reading about what it was like, they can experience an aspect of it for themselves.

The campsite offers a range of activities specifically for school trips. These are aimed at children aged five to 11, and include outdoor classes that can be tailored to your current lessons.

The venue also offers a History and Prayer walk, in which pupils can interact with a WWI expert actor in full uniform. They’ll be able to see replicas and genuine artefacts from the war (including an officer’s tent), try on gas masks and look through a trench telescope to understand more about life in the trenches.

Your pupils will discover what it was like to be a soldier in WWI in an interactive experience that just can’t be replicated in the classroom.

Dreamy Hollow isn’t just about World War I. It also hosts brilliant trips focused on other time periods, from the Stone and Bronze Ages to the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. Costumed actors will tell tales from these periods and pupils will learn about hunting and see replicas of old tools and discover what it was like to live in these different times.

If you really want to create a trip to remember, why not incorporate camping and pitch up your tents on the grounds? This will immerse your pupils more than ever in their experience – they’ll be discussing what they’ve learnt into the small hours.

Sharing WWI stories over a campfire will encourage pupils to bond, and they’ll also learn practical camping skills.

Teaching resources provided

If you’d like additional teaching resources, we recommend getting in touch with Dreamy Hollow to see what they have on offer.

Minimum and maximum group size

Dreamy Hollow’s rates are based on a class of 40 pupils, so if you have more or fewer pupils, you may see price changes.

Details of risk assessment

Dreamy Hollow requires all visiting organisations to undertake their own risk assessments. Contact the venue if you need assistance with this.


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Facilities On-Site

Facilities on the campsite include three toilets, two showers, and drinking water. There are also beautiful picnic areas for breaks. If the weather takes a turn, you’ll have access to the nearby community centre courtesy of the Freebridge Trust.

Opening Times

Arrival time is typically between 12pm-5pm. The campsite is open every day of the week and school activities can also be booked every day.



A typical day trip to Dreamy Hollow will be £5 per pupil, but prices can vary depending on the number of pupils and the length of your visit. If you’d like to camp, it’s best to get in touch with the campsite to check availability for your class size and prices.

Travel arrangements

The campsite is located on Fakenham Road which can be accessed by the A148. Head towards the B1454 and drive until you see the ‘sailflags’ marking the entrance of the site.


Dreamy Hollow Woodland Campsite and WW1 Trenches, Fakenham Road, Stanhoe, Kings Lynn, Norfolk
PE31 8PX

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