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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Summer is here, and we are seeing glorious sunny days, so now is the perfect time to plan a last-minute staycation break to make the most of the summer! For those of you that love the great outdoors and the coast (and who doesn’t?!), here are six of our favourite walks in the U.K:

Old Harry Rocks, Jurassic Coast, Dorset.

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We are very fortunate in this country to have such a wealth of magnificent beaches and coastline for all to enjoy. Recently, Cornwall was given multiple awards for its well-kept beaches, as the Keep Britain Tidy listings were announced.

The results mean that a third of bathing beaches in England can proudly fly a flag that marks them out as the best in the country.

The waves lapping on the shore at Holkham beach

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Have you ever dreamed of living in a treehouse? Well, your childhood dreams could come true with one of the latest trends that have taken the world by storm. Although once only thought of as childish DIY hideouts, living in a treehouse is much more achievable than you may have ever thought, offering an eco-friendly, fun abode for you and your family. Our guide is here to give you an insight into what life living in a treehouse could be like!

Bensfield treehouse with a rope bridge in a forest for your holidays

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