12 months of glamping: a month-by-month guide

Forgot about the 12 days of Christmas, it’s all about the 12 months of glamping here at Quality Unearthed. Each month, there are exciting events and picturesque views to be enjoyed across the breadth of Britain, and with our helpful guide, you will know exactly which glamping UK abode you should be booking.


The bedroom in the Challoners glamping shepherd hut.

January holds a cold breeze in the air, and there is no better feeling that when you escape out of its clutches and into a warm glamping abode, with underfloor heating! Yes, you read that right! The glorious Challoners huts are kitted out with luxurious finishes to make for an extra special stay.

In regard to the location, after a brisk winter walk, you will be rewarded with a wealth of restaurants and pubs to choose from. We highly recommend taking a nice stroll, wrapped up in gloves and scarves, to Robertsbridge where you will be met with a 18th-century pub that offers a fine dining experience.



Couple in love on a glamping UK holiday.


Who doesn’t love Valentine’s Day? It’s a time to spend some quality time with your loved one, away from the rest of the world. We can’t think of anything lovelier than retreating to a luxury glamping abode on this romantic holiday.

Therefore, it’s hard for us to choose which romantic glamping abode you should opt for to celebrate Valentine’s Day with because everyone will have varying tastes. We would highly recommend checking out our romantic glamping stays page to search through the countless glamping breaks we have available.



Jubilee glamping yurt.


March says goodbye to the crisp air and hello to spring. During this time, new flower buds begin to bloom, and the young animals are being born. Glamping during spring is arguably the most magical time for nature lovers. We would highly recommend the Jubilee Yurt located in Northamptonshire because it’s set in the heart of an open field, allowing you to bear witness to the countryside wildlife that will also call this place home.



Runner getting ready for Southampton marathon.


With spring well under-away, we also feel a spring in our step! With this in mind, the active ones amongst you may appreciate the next events. Located close to our picturesque Dolly Blue is the town of Southampton, a bustling city on England’s south coast.

In April, the streets are closed off for a day whilst avid runners test their agility in either a marathon, half marathon or 10k! Beginning and ending in the heart of the city centre, runners get the opportunity to pass some of Southampton’s iconic landmarks. Throughout the month, there are also a number of fitness fairs to prepare runners for this momentous occasion.

Once you have exhausted yourself around Southampton’s streets, retire to the quaint Dolly Blue shepherd hut to enjoy some well-deserved R+R!



Maddle Brook Safari tent at night.


Arguably the cultural hub of Wales, the quaint town of Hay-on-Wye holds many gatherings throughout the year. However, the most anticipated event goes to the annual Hay Festival held in the last days of May and the first few of June. Bringing together lovers of the written word, people gather to contribute and listen to stories and ideas regarding international sustainability. The aim of the festival is to inspire, examine and entertain to encourage action and change. For those who actively participate in sustainable living or those who simply want to feel inspired, the Hay Festival is a must.

Gather up your learned friends and book our Maddle Brook Safari tent. After a day at the festival, perch around an open fire and discuss the talks of the day. After all the talking’s done, simply stare up at the clear, starry skies to help put everything into perspective.



Crowds at Glastonbury Festival.


June marks the start of festival season, and perhaps the most renowned one is the Glastonbury Festival. Comprising of a wealth of famous music acts, a host of other art performances, such as comedy and theatre, and an electric atmosphere to boot!

Although the five-day festival does not take place every year, to allow the land to regrow, the anticipation for the next event can even be felt up until the start of the event itself. Those looking to tick the Glastonbury Festival off their bucket list may not be keen to stay in the grounds itself, and that’s where our luxurious, and definitely quirky, glamping abodes come in! Why not opt for one of the eco-pods we have available in the area? You and your friends can take one each and complete Glastonbury in style!



Lynher Hut overlooking the Plymouth harbour.


The music continues well into July with two notable festivals to be aware of. The first goes to MTV Crashes Plymouth, where a number of renowned and modern music acts take to the stage overlooking the crystal coastline. Those looking to visit this festival may enjoy getting into the ‘festival spirit’ by staying in a glamping abode located close to the heart of Plymouth. We would recommend either the Tamar or Lynher huts (or both!). These desirable shepherd’s huts, perched on the top of a secluded field, overlook the sparkling waters and the harbour city of Plymouth. Staying here means that you are only a stone’s throw away from the main event, but also far enough away that you can find a peaceful retreat.

The second is the Fishguard International Music Festival, located in no other than the little coastal town of Fishguard. Here, guests are welcomed with beautiful music and equally beautiful views that Pembrokeshire is renowned for. Make sure to extend your trip so that you can explore the local area. Our Lottie Lorry will be the idyllic base you need; this quaint wagon is a cosy retreat that is perfect for couples.



View over Sidmouth Beach, Devon,


August is when our British beaches are at their most wonderful, so why don’t you pack up the kids and take them on a seaside adventure? Devon is renowned for its stunning beach scenes, and although it is perhaps overshadowed by its neighbouring county, it really does have some hidden gems that will be the perfect backdrop for some treasured family moments. South Devon is particularly gorgeous, with the seaside resorts of Exmouth and Sidmouth providing great days out for all the family.

Extend your adventure out with a spot of luxury camping with the children. The luxury safari tents on our portfolio are equipped with all the mod-cons you could possibly need to make this camping trip go without a hitch! Set in the heart of the rolling fields, the Willow and Birch safari tents will be the perfect base for you to explore what Devon has to offer- including the beaches that are only located 20-minutes away!



Doris glamping shepherd hut.


Just because the summer is coming to the end, it doesn’t mean that the festivities have to stop! September sees an interesting mix of activities suitable for people of all ages at the New Mills Festival in the Peak District. Lasting an incredible two weeks, and located just 20-minutes or so from our Doris and Shirley shepherd’s huts, the New Mills Festivals brings you a selection of music acts, child-friendly events, talks, workshops, art events and much more! September truly is the time to make the most of the weather before it turns bitter, and we can’t think of any better place than the Peak District.



Beer on table.


The glamping season winds down in the autumn and winter months, but this doesn’t mean that all the glamping abodes are not available during these times.

October brings plenty of exciting things, including the annual beer festival in Shropshire. With over 150 beers to sample, as well as masterclasses and live music, this really is the event for the beer lovers amongst you. After a tipple or two, enjoy the luxury gypsy wagon of your choice- Nink’s Wagon and Romany Rose Vickers are both within close proximity!



Cosy living room with roaring fire.

November is the perfect time to unwind before the Christmas rush, yet, its crisp mornings and early evenings make us excited for the festive season! Let us introduce you to Mrs Higg’s Lodge, the charming cabin enclosed by woods. Here, your family can truly spend some quality time together away from the distractions of technology.

Head into Hay-on-Wye to enjoy the number of events that bring the town to life; whether that’s the festivities of Winter Weekend when the Christmas lights are switched on, the food festivals, the open mic nights or the vintage markets. When you’ve tired yourselves out, retire back to your lodge to wrap up in blankets with a hot drink. Once you’ve popped the kids to bed, you can get into the hot tub with your partner or cuddle up by the roaring fire.



Treehouse bedroom, perfect for couples.

‘Tis the season to be jolly and nothing makes us happier than going on a glamping holiday! We have a number of properties that offer a roaring fire, and traditional Christmas feel if that’s what you are after (Mrs Higg’s Lodge included). However, if you are looking for something a little alternative this Christmas break, look no further than our treehouses.

Nestled in the trees, far from the rest of the world, you and your loved ones can spend some quality time together this Christmas season. One of our favourite treehouses has to be Bensfield, which is the perfect choice for couples looking for a private retreat.

We hope our month-by-month guide has helped you plan your next glamping break. We, of course, have a plethora of holiday options to choose from so we would highly recommend looking through our portfolio, or, alternatively, get in touch with our expert sales team who will be able to match you with a glamping holiday to suit your requirements.

Image credits: Roger Cornfoot

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