Gypsy wagons are one of the abodes that make up our range of glamping retreats. Offering something a little different and a step back in time, a break away to one of our romantic wagons will be a real treat, from the intricately detailed outer shell to the homely and kitsch style of the interiors and the stunning locations in which they are set. These are one of our most popular choices when heading off on a glamping holiday, so we thought we would share a little about their history with you!

Hope Gypsy wagon, a bowtop wagon avaialble for your glamping holidays

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Whilst it’s hard to determine the exact price of a family holiday abroad, particularly as it will differ depending on the length of stay, accommodation option and location, the average summer holiday is certainly going up in price, according to a multitude of studies. However, the Evolution Money website has concluded that an average family of four can spend around £4,792 on a two-week holiday abroad, not to mention the additional £227 per person, per week for spending! Quite astonishingly, in a report by Asda Money in 2016, it was highlighted that individuals earning £10,000 a year spent on average 10% of their salary for a single holiday. Subsequently, this report concluded that many would rather stay within the UK for their summer holidays to save money, reflected by the 31% of those who participated in the report who specified their plans for staycations.

Family explore fields on their glamping holidays.

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Glamping, which is short for ‘glamourous camping’ dates back further than that you might think, although the term has only been around for a few years, the ideas date back as far as the 1100s. Glamping is a way to experience the fun of camping, the beauty of nature and the luxury of home comforts without the hassle of having to put up a tent and live like a caveman.

With the popularity glamping on the rise in the UK, we bring you a brief history of the origins of the glamping holiday…

Original style glamping under the stars

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Following on from our recent blog “How to Live in a Yurt”, we’ve decided to expand upon the topic, offering solutions and tips on how to live in a yurt with a family. The initial decision of choosing to live in a yurt as opposed to a traditional house can be quite daunting, particularly when you have children to think about, as well as yourselves. However, it can certainly be done, and the imaginative nature of these abodes paired with the wonderful way of life will cement you in your decision. If anything, you’ll be left wondering why you didn’t do it sooner!

 One of our yurt holiday abodes “Jubilee Yurt” in the Midlands

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To celebrate National Bike Week, we have compiled a list of the best cycle routes around the U.K to explore. From the coastal views along the trails in Devon up to the rugged challenges of North Wales, with a stunning backdrop of the Snowdonia mountain range, there is a route for every type of cyclist to try! To help you pick the best route, for you and your group, we have also highlighted who the trail best suits.

family leave their bikes on a coastal bicycle route.

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Festival season is finally upon us, and we cannot wait to see what this season has to offer! Each and every year we see a new wave of innovation on the festival front, from luxury glamping accommodation options to new themes, quirky trends and massive headliners. 2017 is no exception, so if you’re looking to find the best festivals in the UK this year, look no further!

Looking to find the best festivals around the UK this year? We’ve got a guide to help you out!

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The gift giving experience is something that we have enjoyed for centuries, with the pleasure of opening a surprise present to giving the perfect gift being quite incomparable to anything else. Whether it is a birthday, Christmas gift, a Mother’s Day or Father’s Day special, or simply a gift ‘just because’; we love them. However, the gift market has seen a shift in recent years, with people opting to give people experiences rather than material gifts. Read on to find out just a few of the reasons why giving experiences are better than materialistic gifts:

Beautiful sky over one of our glamping UK abodes – an experience gift

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