Do you like the idea of camping but perhaps don’t want the hassle? Would you love for your family to enjoy the outdoors more but you don’t want to end up with your damp head wedged against a tent edge? Have you ever considered glamping? Glamping is becoming increasingly popular and more and more glamping tents and pods are springing up across the country. What’s more they provide you with an added level of comfort that you don’t get with camping. Some even have heating and plumbing for bathrooms and kitchens.
Today I am bringing you a top 10 of glamping holidays for families across the UK. Hopefully there will be a site that appeals to you.
This spacious yurt will suit a family with 1 child. It is lovely and bright and is nestled within Cornish stone walls, woodland and a stream. Sleeping wise there is a double bed and a single bed. They have shared bathroom facilities on site. Plus there’s no need to worry about the cold as the yurt is heated by a wood burning stove. There is also a small kitchen area plus a BBQ outside. Not only that the site is just a short drive to the sea.
This gorgeous and quaint wood cabin is set in an ancient enchanted woodland. It has been hand crafted and sleeps six which includes a double bed on a mezzanine level. There is a double sofa bed in the living room and a banquette which also converts into a double bed with a futon in the kitchenette. Plus there is a wood burner to keep everyone cosy and warm. There is also an outdoor covered veranda with a BBQ. They offer a variety of courses during a stay there including a basic fire starting course. There is also a café on site where you can enjoy breakfast or lunch. The toilets are just a short walk away.
These cosy wooden pods can sleep two adults on a double bed and 2 children on a sofa bed. There is a small kitchen area plus a small sink, shower and toilet wet room. Each pod has its own outside deck with a fire pit and BBQ. There is the possibility to go horse riding or fishing and there’s even a nature reserve near to the farm.
This is a spacious Bentwood yurt that comes from the regions of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. It is elevated so that you can enjoy the beautiful views. In the centre of the Yurt there is a wood burning stove. Surrounding this there is a double bed and 2 single beds. Plus there is a shared kitchen space and outside they have a fire pit. This place is off the grid so your fridge will be a cooler with replenished ice packs. They do have a low energy output for charging your devices. There are 2 showers and toilets on site. This is a place to really get back to nature.
What fun and how unique it would be to stay in a double decker bus. Not only that but it’s 3 bedrooms on the top floor are heated. There’s even a bathroom with a shower and toilet. Downstairs there is a fully equipped kitchen plus a home from home cosy living room. There is even a hot tub for you all to enjoy. This bus makes a great base camp to explore the local Stretton hills.
This is a very large and luxurious tented cabin that can sleep up to 6 people. There are 3 bedrooms each of which can sleep 2 people, plus a shower and toilet. Linen and towels are provided. You will have access to a kitchen area plus a fire pit and BBQ. The cabin is heated by a wood burning stove and each has a lovely outdoor area. It makes a great base for exploring the nearby Rutland water.
This is a deluxe bell tent secluded in a beautiful meadow. There is a double bed and depending on how many children there will be single beds for up to 3 kids. There is a picnic bench outside the tent with a fire pit come grill. Washing up, toilet and shower facilities are a short walk from the tent. They also provide bed linen and the tent has a really unique and quirky interior. Guests have access to the heritage gardens and estate at Mannington, which are open to the public at specific times over the summer.
This site has 4 luxury shepherd’s huts to rent, each can sleep up to 4 people. There is a king size bed and a sofa bed. Each hut has a large covered area outside where you can relax or enjoy a BBQ. The huts are insulated and benefit from double glazing. There is a stove and an area to cook in. If you don’t fancy cooking you can order food delivered to you. The toilet and showers are in a shared communal area. In the evening there are fire pits to warm yourselves by, don’t forget the marshmallows! Nearby York is most certainly worth a visit.
These cosy cabins set in a beautiful woodland setting can accommodate up to six guests. There are two full-sized beds and one bunk bed. There is a living room with a wood burning stove for heating. Also inside the cabin there is a kitchenette with everything that you need to cook for yourselves, with a dining table to seat six. Outside there is a patio and you have the option to rent the use of the hot tub and BBQ. The heated showers and toilets are just a short walk from the cabin. These cabins are located in the heart of some spectacular scenery.
I have to say that this is one of my particular favourites and so futuristic while taking you back to nature. The views from the raised platform sound stunning. The domes are fully insulated and heated so no worries about being cold. They can sleep up to four people with a double bed and two singles. There is a kitchenette and all linen is provided. The fridge is in the form of a cool box with an endless supply of ice. The showers and toilet are just a short walk away and you are appointed your own private shower room for your dome. Outdoors there is a lounge and bbq area.
Which glamping accommodation do you prefer the sound of?
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post with the Glamping Hub. All photos courtesy of the Glamping Hub. All words, opinions and destination choices are entirely my own. Happy Glamping and look out for our next glamping holiday review coming in the next couple of months.
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