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Wigwam® Holidays Charnwood Forest - Frequently Asked Questions

How many Wigwam® Cabins does your site have?

We have 6 Running Water Deluxe Wigwam® Cabins, 3 Cabins have wood fired hot tubs.

When is your site open?

We are open 1st April to 31st October. We may open earlier or close later, please call for further information.

Do you allow dogs/pets? If so, is there a pet charge?

We allow 2 dogs max per Wigwam® Cabin and charge £10 per dog per night. Dogs must not be left unattended in the Wigwam® Cabins at any point. Dog beds are to be brought and dogs are not allowed on the furniture.

Large plastic dog baskets are available on site at £5 per stay

Is the site suitable for children?

Yes it's great for children with nature trails, bike tracks and walking trails

Do you accept groups, parties or celebrations?

Yes, by arrangement

Do you allow campfires?

No. Fires are strictly restricted to our firepits only as fire lit in other areas pose a real fire risk. A Firepit package is available at £15 (includes firepit, net of logs and kindling) - Personal & Disposable BBQ's are prohibited from our site

Additional logs (£10) and kindling (£3) are available on site - Only seasoned wood purchased on site is permitted.

What is included in one of your standard Wigwam® Cabins?

Our Wigwam® Cabins include;

  • ensuite shower/sink/WC
  • table & 4 chairs
  • mattresses
  • kitchen sink
  • toaster
  • kettle
  • microwave
  • 2 ring hob
  • fridge
  • firepit (Optional extra, free when logs are purchased)
  • Each cabin has a TV with a USB port for connecting to computers or mobile phones - Due to the location TV signal is not available.
  • Large decking area with picnic bench

Is electricity included in the tariff?


What cooking facilities are provided?

The cooking facilities included are

  • Toaster
  • microwave
  • 2 ring hob
  • kettle
  • fire pit and logs (Optional Extra)

What do I need to bring?

  • bedding
  • pillows
  • towels
  • pots & pans

Although all are available to rent as optional extra

Can I order any extras?

Yes you can. The Optional Extras are:

  • Bedding per double bed (includes 2 pillows with pillowcases, flat sheet & duvet with cover) £35
  • Towel packs per person (includes 1 bath sheet & 1 hand towel) £10
  • Firepit package £15 (Includes first net of logs and kindling)
  • Additional Net of Firewood £10
  • Kindling & firelighters bundle £3
  • Travel Cot £10 per stay
  • Lanterns £8 for 2 per stay

Is there parking next to the Wigwam® Cabins? If not how close is the parking area?

Parking is within 100m of furthest cabin – Barrows are provided if required - Please advise if assistance is required.

From what time can I check in from?

You can check in from 3pm

What is the latest time I can check in?

The latest you can check in is 5pm (later might be possible by arrangement)

What time do I need to vacate the Wigwam® Cabin?

You must vacate the Wigwam® Cabin no later than 10am

Can we invite our friends to come and visit during the day.

No, it is not permissible to invite friends who are not booked into a cabin onto site during your stay as they are not covered by our insurance policy. Anyone found on site not booked onto our system will be politely asked to leave immediately. 

Do you have a reception onsite and when is it open?

No, your key will be in your cabin on arrival. A 'Touch Stay' welcome app will be attached to your confirmation email once you have paid your deposit. We highly recommend you download this onto your mobile and pass it onto others in your group as it contains useful site, cabin & local information. Please email if you have not received the app and we'll forward you it in an email.

How many toilets and showers do you have onsite?

All Wigwam® Cabins are en-suite with shower, toilet & basin

Do you have a family shower for babies?

No, all Wigwam® Cabins are en-suite

How close is the nearest pub or restaurant?

The closest pub is 1 mile away. There are 8 Pub/Restaurants/Tea Rooms within 2 miles. Please refer to your Touch Stay App.

How far to the nearest supermarket?

The nearest supermarket is 2.5 miles away in Markfield village.

How far is it from public transport?

The nearest bus stop is 1 mile away, 8.8 miles to Leicester train station, 12.2 miles from East Midlands Airport.

Is there WiFi access onsite?

Currently there is no general WiFi on site, however MiFi will be available at an additional cost (new for 2022). There is an excellent 3G/4G signal on most networks.

Are there televisions in the cabins?

There are TV's in the cabins soley to connect personal devices to via a USB Port for a larger screen if required. Currently there is no TV signal on site.

What activities are available on site or nearby?

  • Peaceful site overlooking a small pond, Wigwam® Cabins are located within a young tree plantation.
  • Direct access to 200 square miles of National Forest and 100’s of miles of walking trails
  • Cycle trails nearby.
  • 850 acres of Bradgate Park (Public Deer Park), Leicestershire’s No1 tourist attraction located off the picturesque Newtown Linford village with its listed buildings, great pubs, classy restaurants and quaint tea rooms – Only 1 mile from the site. Our cottage, John’s Lee Cottage previously belonged to the Bradgate Estate, ancestral home of the Grey’s until 1926 which famously is the birthplace of Lady Jane Grey - Queen for just 9 days before she was taken to The Tower of London.
  • Beacon Hill Country Park
  • Swithland Woods and Reservoir nearby
  • Great Central railway
  • National Space Centre
  • In 1957, schoolboy Roger Mason famously found one of the world's earliest-recorded fossils at Charnwood in Bradgate Park.
  • Stonehurst Family Farm
  • Stoneywell Cottage (National Trust) - Admission by advance booking only on 01530 248040
  • Tropical Birdland