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.

Self-inflating camping mat

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

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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.