Glamping is the perfect summer activity for short breaks, longer holidays, adventures and getting out to make the most of nature in the sunshine. So, if you are thinking of heading off on a glamping UK retreat this summer and wondering where you should go, our quiz is here to help you narrow down the type of abode that would most suit your holiday needs. All that you’ll have to worry about is deciding on which location you’d most like to visit!
Having recently returned from Unearthed In A Field Festival, a quaint but unforgettable festival experience in beautiful West Wales, it dawned on me that for some people going to a festival might seem like ‘not their thing’, ‘something the kids do’, or something ‘only for the hippy types’.
While having a self-confessed interest in the environment, I wouldn’t class myself as a hippy. Now in my 30s, I am not seen as young (although I don’t feel my age), so what was I doing at a festival, and why should you think about trying one if you’ve never experienced one? I’ve got a number of great reasons for you. These may not all resonate with you, but with such a vast array of festivals to suit everyone these days, I’m sure that there’s a reason for you to check one out for yourself.
Let’s see if I can convince you, shall I?
Following an exhilarating episode of Cabins in the Wild, we were lucky enough to be able to speak with Bryn Dafys, one of the talented men behind the Black Hat glamping abode that featured on the programme.
Land diversification is becoming increasingly important to land owners in the current market situation, with more and more needing to find alternative uses for their land as a source of income. There are many ways in which land can be diversified, from repurposing spare land into animal training facilities or kennels/stables, creating your own products such as ice cream/milk, honey beekeeping or offering guided walks and rambling routes. One of the best options however, has to be to create a great glamping adventure! This seems to be an idea that is increasing in popularity of late, and for a great reason! Here are just a few reasons why your next diversification step should be glamping in 2017:
As part of our popular ‘How to Live…’ series, we’re adding to it with the latest instalment; How to Live in a Log Cabin.
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!
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.
The summer is the prime time to get out and enjoy the wonders of nature that surround us. With the sunny weather, and abundance of free time due to the school summer holidays, we’ve come up with some exciting ways that you can fuel your kids love for nature:
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…