Perhaps you’re new to camping and want to give it a go, but aren’t quite ready to give up the luxuries in life? Then glamping is perfect for you! With proper beds, sofas and fully equipped kitchens, glamping is a home away from home. You will be kept cosy whatever the weather and you can get straight out exploring, as there’s no need to set up a tent. With various locations, you can choose from coastal, rural or city locations with plenty for the family to do and a relaxing base to unwind in at the end of the day.
Who is glamping suitable for?
Traditional safari tent glamping, yurts, pods and tipis are all on one level, which makes them an excellent option for every member of the family. From babies to toddlers and tweens to teenagers, glamping is a perfect choice for a family holiday. And many of the other glamping options, such as gypsy caravans and converted transport will also be child friendly, although it’s always best to check when you’re booking.
You’ll also find that many glamping options are wheelchair friendly and companies will be happy to recommend accessible locations.
When to go glamping
With most glamping options having portable heating, you can try out glamping at any time of year! With the sometimes inclement British weather, glamping sites in this country will provide portable heaters and extra blankets to keep you warm through the night. Of course, if you’re going further afield, you may well find that the weather is kinder to you all year round!
What should I bring?
The joy of glamping is that, unlike traditional camping, you don’t need to bring everything with you. Glamping options come fully equipped, with beds, sofas, kitchens with crockery and cooking instruments, dining areas and various other extras depending on the accommodation. We would recommend that you check when booking whether the accommodation provides linens and towels – many do by the way! You can also bring electronics, as glamping accommodation does have power points.
I’m interested – who should I book with?
We work with retailers to bring you the best deals and offers. If you’re looking for a traditional safari tent glamping holiday in the UK, then you won’t find better accommodation than Ready Camp’s luxurious tents. With all the little touches of home, Ready Camp has 48 sites across the UK in stunning locations. Ready Camp is part of The Camping and Caravanning Club, who have been providing camping holidays since 1901. You can be sure you’re booking with a trusted retailer and, if you join the club, you’ll get a 15% discount off your Ready Camp holiday.
CoolStays specialise in bringing together huge amounts of different accommodation from across the globe. You’ll find they have a variety of glamping options – mainly in the UK but also in America and Europe. If you’re looking for a quirky and unique place to spend your next holiday, CoolStays are bound to fit the bill.
Canopy and Stars offer unique glamping holidays across the UK and Europe. Every site is checked by the team and they only accept truly unique and unusual places to stay. Canopy and Stars work on making their accommodation as sustainable as possible, to ensure minimum impact on the environment. They’re also part of Sawdays, meaning they’re a retailer you can trust.