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September 2014 - Penbugle Organic Farm Wigwams Finalist in Organic Awards
Penbugle Organic Farm Wigwams Finalist in Organic Awards
Finalist 2014 Soil Association Organic Awards - Penbugle Organic Farm Wigwams

Press release Monday 1 September 2014

Cornwall-based Penbugle Organic Farm Wigwams has been selected as a top 10 finalist in the prestigious 2014 Soil Association Organic Awards. Their Glamping and Camping site has been selected as finalist in the Organic ...
March 2014 - Business Partner Opp Stonefield Farm Holidays
Business Partner Opp Stonefield Farm Holidays
Stonefield Farm Holidays is an established diversified rural business seeking to engage with a new business partner to aid the next step in Stonefield's development. This move creates an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and able person seeking to join a progressive business on the West Coast of Scotland. 

The An Tairbeart ...
March 2014 - Clarion Lodge welcomes 3 Big Chief Wigwams to their site
Clarion Lodge welcomes 3 Big Chief Wigwams to their site
Clarion Lodge Wigwams Opening 1st April 2014 

Clarion Lodge Wigwams in West Yorkshire has welcomed 3 Big Chief Wigwams to their small caravan and camping site. The Wigwams will be available to the public from the 1st April 2014.

Clarion Lodge Campsite is a small family run campsite on Otley Chevin with spectacular views over ...
March 2014 - Tehidy Wigwams Top 100 Awards 2014
Tehidy Wigwams Top 100 Awards 2014
The Top 100 Awards 2014 - voted by guests have just been announced and Tehidy Holiday Park has got two awards. We have been voted Regional Winner, the Best Site in Cornwall for 2 years running and in the new award category for Holiday Caravans we have been voted Best Site in UK 2014. We are very grateful to all our guests for the support yet ...
February 2014 - Best UK Winter Breaks
Best UK Winter Breaks
Best UK Winter Breaks
Just because the winter is upon doesn't mean that we are better staying at home. There are many places in the UK that are ideal locations for winter breaks and that in many ways are even better than in the summer.Here is our pick of some of the best 5 UK winter breaks this winter. 

North West Cornish ...
December 2013 - Local Campsite Gets Glamping - Hill Farm and Orchard
Local Campsite Gets Glamping - Hill Farm and Orchard
LOCAL CAMPSITE GETS GLAMPING

Hill Farm and Orchard, in the small town of Slapton in Buckinghamshire has recently launched its very own glamping retreat, by introducing two luxury Wigwams from Wigwam® Holidays into their site. 

The farm, which has been family run since 1888, has chosen to introduce these luxury camping ...
November 2013 - Wigwam® Holidays Announces New Franchise Model
Press Release 28th November 2013

Wigwam Holidays, one of the fastest growing alternative holiday brands in the UK, has launched a franchise model that is set to extend its reach and help the company establish themselves a leader in the UK holiday market. 

Established in 2000, Wigwam Holidays is a network of over 60 alternative ...
May 2013 - Lake District Holiday Park Wins Prestigious National Award
Lake District Holiday Park Wins Prestigious National Award
Press Release 21 May 2013 

Lake District Holiday Park Wins Prestigious National Award
 

Last night (Monday 20th) the cream of England's tourism industry toasted the success of the finalists nominated for a coveted VisitEngland Award for Excellence 2013. The presentations were made at a glittering black ...

April 2013 - If you can't beat them - join them!
If you cant beat them - join them!

We always boast that our Wigwam sites are in beautiful locations so it shouldn't come as a total surprise if a guest occasionally decides to make a more permanent home in what started as a holiday destination.

That's exactly what happened to a lady who travelled over and over again to stay in a Wigwam on one of our Scottish sites who has just ...

March 2013 - Tune in and turn on to Wigwams!
Tune in and turn on to Wigwams!
Wigwams are in the media again as the brand continues to grow and attract plenty of positive attention. It was lights, camera, action at Strathfillan Wigwams recently when one of the site's long standing regulars was filmed by award winning programme producers Mac TV from the Isle of Lewis in the Hebrides  who were making a documentary about peoples ...
January 2013 - Snowy Wigwam fun!
Snowy Wigwam fun!


There was a snowy start to the year in many parts of the UK and our wonderful weatherproof highly insulated Wigwams really came into their own as genuine four season holiday accommodation.

Developed by our sister company Wigwam Cabins to withstand even the worst of the Scottish weather, the cosy heated cabins take snow, rain, wind and ...

December 2012 - Festive launch for new gift voucher!
Festive launch for new gift voucher!

Just before Christmas saw the launch of our brand new Wigwam Holidays gift vouchers and they were an instant success! Many of you had been asking if you could buy vouchers which can be used towards a Wigwam Holiday so our designers got busy and produced a downloadable version just in time for people to give as Christmas presents.

A version ...

November 2012 - Brand is secret of our success!
Brand is secret of our success!

Wigwam Holidays site owners and managers have been celebrating another year of prosperity in the tourism industry. The secret of their success? Working together and being part of one of the fastest growing alternative holiday brands in the UK!

Delegates at our annual Wigwam Holidays conference in Edinburgh heard that we are going from strength ...

October 2012 - Wigwam Holidays groups are on!
Wigwam Holidays groups are on!

More and more groups are choosing Wigwam Holiday sites as brilliant venues for their events, especially out of season.

Whether it's a family get-together, a sponsored ride stop over - or a works team building weekend like this one pictured at Herding Hill Farm - our Wigwam sites make fabulous and affordable bases for gatherings - with every ...

August 2012 - The Skye's the limit for island Wigwams!
The Skyes the limit for island Wigwams!

Our biggest island location boasting Wigwam accommodation is going from strength to strength. The romantic Scottish island setting of Skye is home to 3 Wigwam sites which are proving popular with Wigwam Holiday fans.

One of them, Whitewave Wigwams is also the base for an outdoor activities centre through which pursuits such as sea kayaking, ...

July 2012 - All weather Wigwams beat the downpours!
All weather Wigwams beat the downpours!


You don't need us to tell you that the great British summer hasn't been so great so far this year! The Environment Agency has said that the period from April to June was been the wettest since records began in 1910 - it's also been the coldest and dullest. July isn't looking much better - and it's all to do with us being on the wrong side of ...

June 2012 - Wigwam Jubilee Whoopee!
Wigwam Jubilee Whoopee!


We just had to bring you some of the great June Diamond Jubilee snaps from around the Wigwam Holiday network. Thanks to Morton Hall Wigwams at Edinburgh and Humble Bee Farm Wigwams in North Yorkshire for sharing these fab photos.

One of the great things about our Wigwam sites is that whilst there is a consistency and reliability about ...

May 2012 - Wigwam site success!
Wigwam site success!

Our core purpose as the Wigwam Holidays brand is to provide great holidays in the great outdoors and it's brilliant when our sites win awards that show they've been recognised as being good at what they do! We're delighted to share the latest of our sites success stories with you.

Woodclose Park, at Kirkby Lonsdale which has 9 Wigwams ...

April 2012 - Speedy start to season for Wigwam Holidays race team!
Speedy start to season for Wigwam Holidays race team!

If you've been following our Facebook page you'll be aware that Wigwam Holidays now has its own mountain bike racing team which is flying the flag for our network of over 50 alternative camping sites in the UK! It consists of three young guys from Edinburgh who've got a real passion for the sport and who went into a strict training regime after forming ...

March 2012 - Now you can shop till you drop for Wigwam Goodies!
Now you can shop till you drop for Wigwam Goodies!

Great news - our online shop has just been launched on this website and you can now browse for Wigwam Holidays merchandise 24/7. So if you've got presents to buy for friends or family who are Wigwam Holidays fans you'll find plenty to surprise and delight them  from  tee-shirts and towels to pens, pencils and teddy bears - and all at reasonable ...

February 2012 - Highland Wigwams in holiday hotspot!
Highland Wigwams in holiday hotspot!

It's a case of being in the right place at the right time for many of our Wigwam sites according to a latest travel survey! Independent research on 2012 Holiday Trends carried out for BDRC Continental has found that 58 percent of those surveyed plan to have their main holiday in Britain this year - and that the Highlands of Scotland is the top destination! ...

January 2012 - All systems go for Wigwam Holidays!
All systems go for Wigwam Holidays!

The great news is that we are very much off to a flying start at the begining of this new year. We've been named as one of the up and coming companies to watch in the prestigious 'Invest Edinburgh' magazine. 

One of the reasons cited in the article for our being on the way up was the growth we are experiencing as a company ...

November 2011 - New en suite Wigwam has WOW factor!
New en suite Wigwam has WOW factor!

Wigwam Holidays saved the best till last as the year headed towards a close by choosing November to launch a sensational new en suite Wigwam at their 2011 Conference in Edinburgh.

The event was held at the Hilton hotel near the city's airport where the new style luxury Wigwam was proudly displayed in the hotel grounds. Owners of many ...

October 2011 - Wigwams and Gold in Scotland!
Wigwams and Gold in Scotland!


There's gold in them there hills by our Strathfillan Wigwam Holidays site in the Western Highlands of Scotland! Planning permission was granted this October for a ten year underground gold mine in the national park near Tyndrum. Scotgold Resources who will develop the mine plans to extract more than £50 million worth of gold and silver from ...

September 2011 - Go Wild Go Wigwam in sunny Cornwall
Go Wild Go Wigwam in sunny Cornwall

Wigwam Holidays - the 'glamping' specialists who launched their first alternative camping sites in the far north of Scotland 17 years ago have now arrived at the other end of the UK with three Wigwam sites opening so far this year in Cornwall - all of them in beautiful surroundings teaming with wildlife - and near to glorious beaches.

The ...

August 2011 - Wigwams in the news!
Wigwams in the news!

Hold the front page - Wigwams have been getting some good press so far in 2011. Earlier this year the Business section of the Scotland on Sunday newspaper featured an article about our very own Wigwam Holidays Director Charles Gulland, pictured beside his pioneering creation.

The article explained how Wigwam Holidays is expanding on ...

July 2011 - Up, up and away at Royal Welsh!
Up, up and away at Royal Welsh!

A flight in a hot air balloon was the icing on the cake for Wigwam Holidays director Charles Gulland and sales consultant Rena Baille during the 4 day long Royal Welsh Show at Builth Wells in July - which saw interest in starting new Wigwam Holiday sites in Wales really taking off - with more inquiries than at any of our previous Welsh Shows.

As ...

July 2011 - Wigwams and Wine!
Wigwams and Wine!

One of our newer Wigwam Holiday sites, Secret Valley, is raising a glass to a rose' future with the launch of its own home grown wine!

Secret Valley Wigwam owners Jan and John Hardwick and family of Cobbs Cross Farm near Bridgwater are hoping to cash in on the new trend of 'glamping' or posh camping, with a small village of luxury wooden ...

June 2011 - Dog 'books' owners a Wigwam holiday!
Dog books owners a Wigwam holiday!

It's a tough job but someone's got to do it - organise the family holiday that is. So a young pet pooch decided to book a stay in a wooden Wigwam camping cabin for his owners, Stuart Mc Gregor and Rachel Sawyer.

Or that's how it appeared when an e-mail purporting to be from the pet arrived at Northside Farm Wigwams at Horsley, Newcastle ...

June 2011 - Curvy Wigwam catches the eye at Royal Highland Show
Curvy Wigwam catches the eye at Royal Highland Show

Our latest curvier Wigwam design was again a crowd puller at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh between June 23rd and 26th.  Around 183,000 people flocked to the annual event, billed as the Greatest Show on Earth.

Our stand featuring our most recent Wigwam attracted thousands of show visitors with its stylish modifications including ...

May 2011 - Royal wedding reindeer Kate is holiday attraction!
Royal wedding reindeer Kate is holiday attraction!

Holidaymakers at a new Wigwam village near Bridgwater in Somerset can now make friends with a baby reindeer which has been named Kate after her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge.

The new arrival was born on the eve of the Royal Wedding. Says Jan Hardwick, of Secret Valley Wigwams, "we think it's a girl, so Kate was the obvious ...

May 2011 - Wigwam holidays can make you happier!
Wigwam holidays can make you happier!

So scientists reckon they've found the reason some people seem to find it easier to be happy than others. They're calling it a 'happiness gene' that has different variants, some of which tend to deliver less of the 'feel good factor' chemical serotonin to the brain.

Well whatever the state of your genes or even your jeans for that matter ...

April 2011 - Wigwam sites are top of the pops!
Wigwam sites are top of the pops!

Some of our Wigwam sites have been getting some great publicity this year for being good at what they do! Woodclose Park Holiday Accommodation in the Lake District at Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria  won the Gold award in the Caravan Holiday Park section of the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2011.

The site has 7 Wigwams and ...

April 2011 - Wigwams invade Roman territory!
Wigwams invade Roman territory!

Rome may not have been built in a day but Wigwams have been springing up in no time at all - at sites in Hadrian's wall country! The 73 mile long wall, passing through Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear, was built by the Roman army on the instructions of Roman emperor Hadrian in AD122.

Two thousand years later it's a national treasure, ...

February 2011 - Chepstow diving centre splashes out on Wigwams
Chepstow diving centre splashes out on Wigwams

The National Diving and Activity Centre at Chepstow are really taking the plunge when it comes to Wigwams! They've ordered 10 for customers to stay in whilst enjoying their facilities which include diver training and special events such as night diving and even underwater ironing to raise money for charity!

The army, navy and air force also ...

January 2011 - Wild Welsh Wigwams!
Wild Welsh Wigwams!

At the start of the year Wigwams are well underway at the first two sites in Wales - Snowdonia and Coast Wigwams at Graianog Farm near Caernarfon - and Honeybrook Wigwams near Llandrindod Wells in mid Wales.

The Snowdonia site has four cabins and is run by the Hughes family who have been farming sheep and beef for generations. Says Guto ...

August 2010 - Wigwams Head South for the Royal Welsh Show
Wigwams Head South for the Royal Welsh Show

Wigwam Holidays made a long journey south this July as they travelled from Perth, Scotland, down to the Royal Welsh Show in Llanelwedd. Wigwam Holidays have been attending the Royal Welsh Show since 2006 and each year sees a huge amount of positive feedback for the company. This year was particularly significant for the company as the Welsh Show ...

July 2010 - Wigwams 10 years on the go at the Royal Highland Show
Wigwams 10 years on the go at the Royal Highland Show

Thousands of people from far and wide flocked to Ingliston near Edinburgh this summer to visit the Royal Highland Show. Many see this annual event as the highlight of the Scottish Summer and it certainly was for Wigwam Holidays. This year, the Show marked the tenth anniversary for the company, which was launched at this very event back in June 2010. ...

June 2010 - Go Potty for Pot-a-Doodle Do Wigwams
Go Potty for Pot-a-Doodle Do Wigwams

For many happy campers, June is the month when summer really kicks off and after the bad winter this year, many will be looking to make the most of their summer holidays. If it's a comfortable camping experience you're after then why not try a Wigwam Holiday? This June saw Wigwam Holidays set off down to the Northumbrian coast where they delivered ...

May 2010 - Wigwams Spring to life in the Highlands
Wigwams Spring to life in the Highlands

April saw Wigwam Holidays take a journey up to the Highlands of Scotland to arrive at Acharn Farm, former home to the historic James of the Glen who makes a cameo appearance in Robert Lois Stevenson's 'Kidnapped'. Acharn farm was restored 12 years ago by owner Corinne Alward who describes it as "the perfect quiet little place". Set in the ...

April 2010 - Wigwams like being by the seaside at Springhill Farm
Wigwams like being by the seaside at Springhill Farm

This month saw Wigwam Holidays set up camp on the stunning Northumberland coast near Seahouses.
 
With a panoramic backdrop of Bamburgh Castle, the Farne Islands and the Cheviot Hills the Gregory family of Springhill Farm Accommodation welcomed five wigwams onto their 500-acre working organic farm.The family, which offers a full range ...

February 2010 - Wigwams arrive in Cornwall
Wigwams arrive in Cornwall

Last week saw Wigwam Holidays head to the deep South West. Ruthern Valley to be precise. Home of the Eden project, Rick Stein, the lost gardens of Heligan and not least the Cornish pasty; Cornwall now plays host to two brand new five berth wigwams®.

Set in the beautiful Ruthern Valley, Andrew and Nicky Johnston will offer you a big West County ...

November 2009 - Wigwams Arrive at Glentress
Wigwams Arrive at Glentress

Wigwams Holidays has just come to the Scottish Borders, teaming up with Glen Tress Forest Lodges to give you Glentress Wigwams
Set in Beautiful Peeblesshire, Glentress is the home to the biggest mountain bike centre in the UK. part of the forestry commissions internationally recognised 7stanes mountain bike network. Nestled on the banks of the ...

September 2009 - Firewalk at Strathfillan
Firewalk at Strathfillan

You can talk the talk, but can you walk the FIRE walk?

Last year it was a wedding that made the news at Strathfillan but this year things got a whole lot hotter for the loyal wigwam guests.
The 19th and 20th of September saw Strathfillan hosting the "Awakening Senses Fayre"

On offer was a host of "spiritual and ...

June 2009 - Royal Highland Wigwam Show! 24-27 June 2009
Royal Highland Wigwam Show! 24-27 June 2009

June wouldn't be June without the Royal Highland Show and this year we were there with an all new wigwam design, not to mention showing off our fancy new merchandise range to the show going public.

The rain held off this year and despite the credit crunch the show had a bumper attendance. As always there was plenty of interest in wigwam holidays ...

December 2008 - Edinburgh Hogmanay at Mortonhall wigwams
Edinburgh Hogmanay at Mortonhall wigwams

Mortnhall wigwams situated in the perfect rural location on the south side of Edinburgh, complete with country walks, highland cattle, garden centre and stables bar is your perfect wigwam destination to enjoy the best that Scotland's capital has to offer this Hogmanay.
 
Mortonhall bought its first four wigwams in spring 2005 and they ...

September 2008 - Wedding at Strathfillan Wigwams
Wedding at Strathfillan Wigwams

On the 6 September 2008 Simon and Claire Slocombe of London and Glasgow, crossed border divides and tied the proverbial knot, but when it came to the venue they shunned the usual suspects and exchanged vows amongst sheep, mountains and wigwams.

Wellie boots, posh frocks, button holes and kilts adorned Strathfillan wigwams as guests and bridal ...

June 2008 - The Royal Highland Show
The Royal Highland Show

With the great British weather comes the great British show season! As always wigwam holidays took up our annual berth at the Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh and this year had rather a posh "Sheiling" cabin on display. The Sheiling in question was ordered by Libby MacGregor, Allanfauld Farm Kilsyth, who was more than happy to allow the cabin to be ...

January 2008 - Wigwams Arrive in Shetland
Wigwams Arrive in Shetland

For the first time since Eric the red travelled from Norway to Greenland and laid claim to Newfoundland, the cultural divide between Native America and Shetland has finally been bridged. On the third of August 2008 our most Northerly site opened its doors and welcomed the world to Braewick wigwams to there "splendid"open day. Magnus and Christina ...