Glamping/Camping in the UK

Summer Is Here and Glamping Is The Family Holiday of 2018 

Summer Is Here and Glamping Is The Family Holiday of 2018 

Caalm Camp offers a beautiful glamping experience with a difference – Original Mongolian Yurts in the beautiful North Dorset countryside.  Situated just south of Shaftesbury in Dorset, our former dairy farm enjoys stunning views across the Blackmore Vale, to Duncliffe Woods, Bulbarrow and Hambledon Hill. Caalm Camp has been voted to be the best Glamping Site in the South West by

For The Perfect Break Away Visit Felin Geri

For The Perfect Break Away Visit Felin Geri

If you’re looking to take time out of your every day busy lives; to sit back and relax, why not consider Felin Geri – the ideal location to get back to basics with both family and friends.

Set across 24 acres of beautiful pasture and woodland, with the river Ceri tumbling through, guests can sleep, walk, fish or cycle without leaving the stunning valley. 

Settle into one of our beautiful safari tents on arrival. For those concerned about camping, fear not. Yes you are under canvas, but this is glamping, not camping and our tents offer the height of luxury, with every detail lovingly thought out. From superb 400 thread count linen on comfortable beds, to your own shower and loo - with hot water, we guarantee a home from home. 

Woodside Spa and Glamping, East Sussex

Woodside Spa and Glamping, East Sussex

Woodside Spa and Glamping, East Sussex - We offer ten luxury, themed, glamping accommodations - bell tents and yurts - to accommodate up to 56 guests.  Our Moroccan woodland yurt, aimed at romantic couples, boasts a 7ft round bed and glass dome to star gaze, whilst our giant 8m Persian and Mammoth Mongolian yurts sleep ten, perfect for the larger family or group of friends such as hens, stags or special celebration. 

New Hanson Shepherd’s Huts

New Hanson Shepherd’s Huts

Timeless holidays in the heart of the Peak District -an unforgettable experience.

Welcome to our hill sheep farm, situated above the River Dove near Milldale.

Beautifully positioned on the edge of a small woodland are two traditional shepherd’s huts, with views of the hills and countryside peeking through the trees.

Our huts have been named after our sheep dogs, Lily are dog friendly shepherd hut and Fern.

Each hut is carefully presented complete with wood burning stoves to make them cosy and inviting even on the wet and coldest days. A double bed with pretty linens, lanterns and fairy lights to create subtle lighting and atmosphere.

Felin Geri - the perfect setting for a fun family holiday or a “Get Away from it All” break with friends.

Felin Geri - the perfect setting for a fun family holiday or a “Get Away from it All” break with friends.

Why not take time out of your everyday busy lives, chill out and relax, Felin Geri is the ideal location to get back to basics with the family or friends.  Set in 24 acres of pasture and woodland, with the River Ceri tumbling through, you can walk, fish or cycle without leaving the valley.   It is a naturalists’ paradise, buzzing with wildlife, birds including the elusive Kingfisher, herons, buzzards and red kites a regular occurrence plus foxes, badgers and even the occasional otter.  A short break of 3 or 4 days will help recharge the batteries!  And that is not all, you don’t have to imagine star filled skies at night.  On a cloudless night you will see a magnificent starry sky – no light pollution here.  Sit on the spacious veranda of your tent with a drink in hand and simply look u

A Unique Glamping Experience in Luxury Safari Tents

A Unique Glamping Experience in Luxury Safari Tents

Village Farm Getaway is a unique glamping experience, located on a delightful family run dairy farm. It  offers time away from the busyness of life whilst making a change from the conventional Bed and Breakfasts and self catering accommodation. 

Two luxury safari tents with stunning views across the Leicestershire countryside provide ideal environment for families, friends and couples to unwind, relax and spend quality time together. With a working farm within walking distance, guests have the chance to feed our calves, collect some eggs for breakfast from our hens and have a tour around the farm.

Glamping Site Set to Open on Edge of the Brecon Beacons

Glamping Site Set to Open on Edge of the Brecon Beacons

Wood-fired hot tubs, stellar night skies and a working farm – that’s just some of the attractions at Wigwam® Holidays Brecon, set to open Friday 30th March 2018.

This family-run concern gives visitors a flavour of farming life while staying in one of six Running Water Deluxe Wigwam® Cabins, two of which have wood fired hot tubs.

The newest addition to the Wigwam® Holidays Network, this new site is located on the border of the Brecon Beacons National Park and is perfect for stargazing as the park has been awarded the coveted and rare Dark Sky status.

Site co-owner Rebecca Watkins said: “Our family farm includes 100 acres of farm land with spectacular views, and we’re based a short distance from the town of Brecon.

Why Glamping Is Good for Your Health


In 2016, 4 in 10 people went glamping or camping, and by 2020, it’s expected there will be 21 million trips of this type in the UK, totalling £3.2 billion.


There are many health benefits to being in the great outdoors, but lots of people are put off by the idea of camping: “roughing it” with no heat or electricity.


If you’re one of the many people put off by camping, then it’s time to give glamping a go.Camping with a hearty injection of glamour, glamping means you can still experience the great outdoors, but with a touch of comfort. Think actual beds and running water.


4 worthwhile investments for camping holiday enthusiasts


It's official, camping is a British obsession: in 2016 we made a total of 14.94 million trips, making up a sizeable 12% of all excursions in the UK (Visit Britain). This just goes to show that we're a country of camping enthusiasts who like to keep in touch with nature.

If you're one of the millions who enjoy regular camping trips, you're probably always on the lookout for ways you can make your next trip even better. To give you a helping hand, we've rounded up four worthwhile investments you can make that are sure to enhance future camping holidays. Read on to find out more.

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Glamping redefined by ‘Secret staircase’

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An innovative new campsite which has opened in the East Midlands has redefined luxury glamping by combining community, architecture and interior design.

In the Stix was opened this Summer in Greetham, Rutland, by Darren Blackwell and Alex Cowie and is the first campsite in the country to offer glamping domes with a solid mezzanine second floor, creating a family-friendly camping experience that encourages visitors to engage with each other and local businesses during their stay.

Devon park's new arrivals are born winners

Devon park

It's a small world this summer at Woodlands Family Theme Park near Dartmouth where guests are thrilling to a raft of new arrivals at its popular zoo farm.


The baby animals were all born on the park, and one of the stars is proving to be an adorable fallow deer which is now winning the hearts of visiting families.


The fawn was born to one of the three female deer which have a sanctuary on the park – and the good news is that more are on the way.


But the fawn is not the only big small attraction at Woodlands, for the park has also welcomed two miniature Shetland foals christened Domino and Peaches.


Making Life Easier


IDS Group integrate with Anytime Booking for seamless access control

We are pleased to announce that our ANPR solution is now integrated with Anytime Booking software. Working with multi-award winning Padstow Touring Park and the Anytime Booking team, we can now offer a simple access control solution for Holiday Parks and Campsites.

Sir Rannulph Fiennes and Ed Stafford join Campfire 2017 line-up at Home Farm Glamping


Explorers Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Ed Stafford have joined up again to host the Transglobe Expedition Trust’s ‘Campfire’ event for the third time on June 30th at Home Farm Glamping near Elstree, Hertfordshire. 


Among their line-up of speakers around the fire will be ocean adventurers Olly Hicks and the Coxless Crew; explorer ‘Spike’ Reid, just back from conquering the River Ganges on a paddleboard; Ness Night, who crossed the Namib Desert solo on a fatbike; Laura Bingham, who crossed South America by bicycle and without money; and Red Bull’s Adventure Editor, Pip Stewart.


Willerby’s glamping offering evolves with Hive lite

Willerby’s glamping

Willerby Innovations has expanded its boutique glamping range with the launch of the Hive Lite expanding its popular Hive Collection.


The Hive Collection from Willerby Lifestyle, a division of Willerby Innovations, is a range of compact accommodation pods with fully customisable design-led interiors intended to offer a new approach for the holiday home market, ideal for glampers, festival goers and families alike.


The Hive Lite is built to caravan specification rather than using wet trade materials, which makes it even easier to manoeuvre. 


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.

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