Gourmet garden parties and glamping

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Summer supper clubs offer the chance to escape the city


Home Farm Glamping in Hertfordshire, which is just a tube ride from central London, is hosting its second year of the exclusive Supper Clubs during Summer 2017 in conjunction with Sainlo Events.


The Supper Clubs are gourmet garden parties with international chef Jean-Luc Sainlo leading a team of chefs creating the four courses of the menu in the gorgeous setting of Home Farm Glamping. 


The five Supper Clubs being held between May and September are a social dining experience for around 30 guests, some of whom come in groups of friends and others who simply enjoy eating exquisite cuisine in the company of fellow foodies. 


National Glamping Week will soon be upon us!


This exciting campaign will have its inaugural ‘appearance’ 12th to 18th June 2017.

Supported by Wigwam® Holidays, whether you own a bothy or a bell tent, you can take part.


What’s is all about?

Here at Wigwam® Holidays, we thought a week dedicated to one of the UK’s most popular holiday types was well overdue.


All glamping providers are invited to get involved to help ignite the campfire flames for this popular accommodation type which has come into it’s own during the last decade.

And the timing couldn’t be better! Taking place in mid-June when the evenings are light and the school summer holidays have yet to begin, it’s a great opportunity to promote glamping across the nation.

London’s nearest and coolest glamping site ‘Home Farm’ opens for the season

Home Farm Glamping

Home Farm Glamping is London’s nearest luxury glamping site, located in farm land in Elstree, and on the edge of Aldenham Park Country Club, and it is opening for the 2017 season on 28 April.


Run by Jess Allen-Back, 32, Home Farm is described as a ‘hop, skip, and a tube ride away’ from the big smoke.  A glamorous getaway for locals and city workers from the stresses and strains of the city, Home Farm is located just five minutes from the end of the Jubilee and Northern Lines. Jess offers weekend and mid-week breaks for city workers, families, couples, and friends. The site is also a favourite for corporate events, mini festivals, hen weekends and weddings.


Dog friendly Daisy Meadows offers glamping and doggy day care in Devon

Dog friendly Daisy Meadows offers glamping and doggy day care in Devon

Dog lovers are aware that dogs aren’t always welcome on family holidays, but Daisy Meadows Glamping in Devon is different, welcoming dogs as special guests with its Happy Hounds Doggy Day Crèche.


Tina Walters, who has run Daisy Meadows since 2013, is a dog lover who knows how difficult it can be for dog owners to get away on a break. That’s why she set up her doggy day crèche at Daisy Meadows, a safari tent glamping site near the Blackdown Hill’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Devon.


5 tips for driving on country roads

driving on country roads

From incredibly tight bends to herds of sheep, country roads are full of hazards that you’re unlikely to find on your daily commute. In fact, on average, three people die on country roads every day. Plus, there are 10 times as many fatalities on rural roads than on motorways, according to the RAC Foundation. Therefore, if you’re looking to embark on your first drive through the countryside, it’s worth preparing for the journey in advance. 

Here you’ll find our top tips for driving on country roads, which will help to keep you, your passengers, and other drivers safe. Read on to find out more.

Adjust your speed

In Celebration of Grandma’s New Superpower……Check out the latest in E-bikes in the UK!


More or less all of us have been there at one time or another ….the sun’s shining, you’reenjoying a day out in the country on a Spring Bank Holiday or maybe treating yourself to a b&b break or a gorgeous glamping holiday. It’s great fun spending time with close friends and their children or a group of family members…and then someone suggests a cycling trip, taking in a spot of lunch at a lovely country pub or tea shop in a charming village some 10 miles away.

4 essentials you need for your glamping trip



Have you ever fancied going on a camping trip, but have been put off by the rain, insects, and general lack of facilities? If this sounds familiar, a glamping trip could be just what you need.

With this pastime, you can say goodbye to the hassle of having to set up a complicated tent or having an uncomfortable night’s sleep on the cold, hard ground. There are plenty of locations up and down the country that offer a more comfortable experience if you want to enjoy the great outdoors. 

However, just because a glamping trip is a bit more civilised than regular camping doesn’t mean you can go under-equipped. Take a look at our suggestions below to discover four essential items you need for a glamping holiday.

UK kids camp opens doors to thrill-seeking adults after 35 years

Family on camp

MUMs and dads across the country can now join their children on an adrenaline-fuelled break in breath-taking surroundings.

For the first time in 35 years, Kingswood Camps are giving big and little kids the chance to experience a range of activities together - from zip wiring and archery to abseiling and obstacle challenges.

Families can forget costly flights and school holiday budgets and enjoy an adventure nearer to home at five new camps; Colomendy in North Wales, Dearne Valley and Peak Venture in South Yorkshire, Overstrand Hall in North Norfolk and Isle of White.

Just a hop, skip and a tube ride….meet London’s nearest glamping site

Home Farm Glamping is London's nearest glamping site, located in farm land in Elstree just five minutes from the end of the Jubilee and Northern Lines, and is offering mid-week relaxation breaks for city workers.

Glamping is fast becoming more than just a weekend trend and Home Farm is working its magic for busy city workers who want a bit of a mid-week boost and some downtime.  Jess, who runs Home Farm, is offering her tents and yurts to help Londoners get essential reflective time and to experience the great outdoors during April and September at her luxury glamping site.

Top tips for a camping trip in the U.K.

Camping is a great way to holiday, whether with family or friends, it allows you to experience the outdoors in a fun and novel way and when it comes to locations, the world really is your oyster. However, whether you are a first-time camper or a regular, there are certain things you should always do to ensure your camping trip runs as smoothly as possible. Experts at leading travel search company HolidayPirates (, share their top camping tips below: 

Choose your location carefully

Camp in style

Shepherd’s Hut

NATURE lovers can relax in style, in a cosy handcrafted hut situated in the heart of the Derwent Valley.

Shepherd’s Hut, based at Winlaton Mill, sleeps up to four and is a stone’s throw from The River Derwent, an ideal spot for picnics and scenic walks. 

Surrounded by open countryside this shepherd's hut provides the perfect 'Glamping' experience for first time campers or those looking for a little added comfort on their next camping break. Whether you are looking for a rural hideaway, a romantic break or a family 'Glamping' holiday, Shepherd's Hut provides the ideal place to stay.

‘Meat-free’ doesn’t mean ‘taste-free’ for Hooba foods

Hooba foods

HOOBA Foods have launched a line of naturally healthy and tasty products which are good for the soul, as well as the stomach. 

Perfect for vegans, vegetarians or simply those looking to cut down on their meat consumption, Hooba’s products are made entirely from a blend of exotic mushrooms that look and taste just like meat. 

Research, drawn up by Forum for the Future, shows that 40 percent of people in the UK have expressed an interest in eating less meat, without becoming vegetarian. With Hooba, food lovers can eat less meat, safe in the knowledge that all ingredients are locally sourced.

The glamping industry gets dedicated pr and business development agency

Emma Warren

With the popularity of glamping on the rise, and staycations becoming the norm, glamping is big business across the UK and Niche Brands is a new agency with a wealth of experience to help glamping businesses develop their brand and showcase their offering.

The brainchild of award-winning glamping site owner Emma Warren, Niche Brands offers PR, marketing, branding, website development, social media, and business development for UK glamping businesses. Emma has run Dimpsey Glamping in Somerset for nearly three years and in that time she has seen the industry boom. Award-winning Dimpsey has been a labour of love for Emma, who has used all the techniques that her Niche Brands team focuses on to develop her own business. 

Reconnection glamping weekends aim to inspire those with hectic lives


Pause for Effect is launching a brand new series of active, creative and reconnection events this summer in the Hertfordshire countryside, just outside of London. The Pause mission is to create safe, creative sanctuaries away from our crazy, noisy lives, enabling adults and children alike to reset and learn to be comfortable simply being themselves.

Pause for Effect will be using Home Farm Glamping, near Elstree as a base to create inspiring environments that allow participants to play, run, read and learn just like we did as kids. These take the form of three different experiences for families, grown-ups and a land girls activities event.