With the busy nature of 21stcentury lifestyles, hectic work schedules and demanding responsibilities, the need to rest and recuperate whilst on holiday as never been more prevalent. In 2019, more and more people are taking time off work not just to travel and explore somewhere new, but also for the plethora of benefits it can bring for both physical and mental wellbeing. Spending time in natural environments further intensifies these positive effects, and you can read all about The Healing Power of Nature to find out more about why glamping might just be the best break for you. For those looking to enjoy a wellness break this year, we’ve created the ultimate list of must-haves so that you can make the most of your time off, from hot-tubs to comfy socks, and everything in between!

A Hot Tub or Jacuzzi

There’s nothing quite like immersing yourself in the warm bubbly water of a hot tub, closing your eyes and relaxing as you feel the stresses of everyday life ebb ever further away. Pop some bubbles of your own or detox with a refreshing fruit juice and appreciate your beautiful surroundings or jump in at night to gaze up at the nights’ sky, keeping a keen eye out for shooting stars all the while. When you book via our website, you can filter your results to show only properties that have a hot tub if that is a priority for your wellness retreat.

A Nearby Spa…

You may wish to check the local area of your chosen abode to see if there are any spas nearby so that you can truly treat yourself to a relaxing massage or treatment. Even the fluffy gown and slippers, delicious treats and calming ambience that tend to come with the experience will do your state of wellness the world of good.

…or Make Your Own!

Often our abodes can be in beautiful but remote locations and the last thing you’ll want to do after a long journey down is jump straight back into the car. Come prepared with facemasks, DIY treatments, maybe even your own calming soundtrack and some cucumber slices, ready to pamper yourself from your luxurious glamping site. Essential oils and any other lotions and potions you take along will give your skin the well-needed tender loving care it deserves.

Reading with tea

Healthy Food and Snacks

It’s no secret that you feel better when you eat well, and all too often eating the rights sorts of food gets pushed further down the list of priorities despite how important a balanced diet is for overall health. Take snacks that make you feel energised and keep you full. Skip the stressful queues at supermarkets and find a farm shop where you can get yourself some fresh, local produce to cook up a storm of healthy, wholesome meals during your stay.

A Compass

One of the best things about a glamping holiday is the opportunity to ditch the world of digital for a few days and escape the manic exchange of emails, texts and social media posts that we engage in, in everyday life. Chances are you’ll want to explore the area and it can be tempting to keep your phone under your nose so as to keep an eye on where you’re going. However, this also means you might miss out on the perfect picnic spot or the ideal viewpoint for meditation.

Woman meditating

Work Out Gear

Whilst going for a jog might be the last thing on your mind during a relaxing break in the countryside, exercising in natural environments is a completely different experience to pounding mile after mile on the treadmill at your local gym. It’s a great way to get your bearings of the area that you’re staying in and explore every corner of the immediate area on foot. Those glamping in Wales could experience mountain, sea and woodland all in one afternoon jog!

Comfy Loungewear

One of the best things about glamping is the quirky, cosy interiors of all of the abodes and you’ll want to spend a certain amount of time wrapped up in blankets on comfortable beds with your nose in a good book. Depending on when you plan on going glamping, you may want to take several layers with you so that you can keep warm – don’t forget cosy socks!

A Water Bottle

Giving your body a well-deserved break includes staying hydrated throughout the day, flushing out any bad energy and swapping sugary coffees for fruit-infused water. It may surprise you just how much of a difference this will make on how you feel and you might even notice improvements to your skin and energy levels throughout the day.

Fruit infused water

That concludes our guide to the various must-haves for the ultimate wellness break in 2019. Arrive at your glamping abode prepared, with a clear idea of what you want to get out of the holiday and you’re sure to return back to the real world with a spring in your step and ready to face any challenges that come your way. Those lucky enough to be glamping with a hot tub might struggle to adjust to life without one! Check out the properties below for our pick of the most relaxing abodes to choose from all over the UK!

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