Glamping for Large Groups - 7 Fabulous Sites in England
Whether you’re planning a hen or stag do, a wedding, a family reunion, a birthday or even a corporate event, glamping can provide a great backdrop for your event. Many glamping sites prefer to keep things low-key without big celebrations, but there are also plenty of sites that do offer fabulous glamping for large groups.
Glamping as a group can be handy because you can divide responsibilities like cooking or building a fire equally. You can also take part in a wide variety of activities from mountain biking to whisky distillery tours and break up into smaller groups, offering something for everyone. Just make sure to talk through your event details with the glamping site owner when booking and stay respectful of your neighbours and the nature around you.
Today, we’ll take a look at seven sites that offer group glamping in England to get you started with planning your group glamping trip. Let’s get started!
1. Wigwam Holidays Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire
A lush, green oasis just five minutes from the M1 and 20 minutes outside Leicester, Wigwam Holidays Charnwood Forest offers a beautiful setting for glamping for large groups of all kinds. The site has six ensuite glamping pods sleeping up to four adults each, all sitting around a tranquil wildlife pond. Three of the pods have their own hot tubs, too, and the site has a BBQ hut, a tipi and an outdoor kitchen available to hire.
The site is surrounded by beautiful walks and opportunities for wildlife watching, while the nearby picturesque village of Newtown Linford is home to pubs, cafes, and shops to explore. Meanwhile, the 800-year old Bradgate Park is full of roaming deer, riverside fun, tearooms, and plenty of seasonal events.
2. Wigwam Holidays Eden Valley, Cumbria
Wigwam Holidays Eden Valley is located on a peaceful working farm and is home to five ensuite glamping pods and one accessible glamping lodge. You can also add wood-fired hot tubs to your booking for an extra bit of luxury. The site offers glamping for large groups apart from hens and stags, as long as you can book out the whole site.
The River Eden is perfect for whiling away an afternoon, and there are several country pubs within a five-mile radius, the closest of which is just a mile from the site. Hadrian’s Wall and Roman forts as well as Lake Dsitrict attractions are all within a short drive of Eden Valley as well.
3. Wigwam Holidays Evenlode, Gloucestershire
For glamping in the Cotswolds, you can’t go wrong with Wigwam Holidays Evenlode. The site is home to six glamping pods, two of which have hot tubs. There’s also an indoor games room onsite. Glamping for large groups is available - just make sure to call the site to discuss your requirements.
The local area has charming villages dotted along quiet country roads, offering pubs, restaurants, and markets, and there are also great golf courses in the area. Some of the most popular small towns in the area include Bourton-on-the-Hill, Bourton-on-the-Water, and Stow-on-the Wold. Blenheim Palace is also only fifteen minutes from the site.
4. Wigwam Holidays Grassington Farm, Cornwall
Situated in beautiful Cornwall, near the historic town of Helston, Wigwam Holidays Grassington Farm is home to six ensuite glamping pods. There are also two glamping pods with hot tubs. The site welcomes social groups and celebrations, but no hen or stag dos.
You’ll find plenty of opportunities for beach walks, kayaking, surfing, and hikes a stone’s throw from the glamping site. Flambards Theme Park and the Cornwall Seal Sanctuary are great options for a day out for all ages, while Penrose Estate, Tehidy Woods, and the island of St Michael's Mount are great for getting into nature.
5. Wigwam Holidays Herding Hill, Northumberland
Just by Hadrian’s Wall, in the town of Haltwhistle, sits Herding Hill, a glamping and camping site with seventeen glamping pods ready to welcome your group. This peaceful site is especially well-suited for things like family gatherings and school trips. They don’t accept bookings from hen and stag dos, preferring to keep things tranquil. You can also host your dream glamping wedding at Herding Hill.
There’s a BBQ hut for hire alongside a petting farm, a playground, a licensed shop, and homemade pizzas. Offsite, you’ll find plenty of attractions related to the area’s Roman past as well as farmers markets, country pubs, country parks, and more.
6. Wigwam Holidays Secret Valley, Somerset
Wigwam Holidays Secret Valley is on a working farm growing Christmas trees and with five acres of vineyards. It consists of 19 glamping pods, two of which are ensuite, alongside many other glamping accommodation options. Secret Valley is suitable for glamping for large groups, including hen dos, stag dos, weddings, and more. There’s a barn onsite that can be hired for celebrations, as well as a well-stocked fishing lake. Farm tours are also available.
The site is set in the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering stunning views and brisk walks. Secret Valley is also home to a separate business, Black Rock Outdoors, which hosts activities such as high ropes, kayaking, raft building, and much more. There are also spa treatments and massages available onsite.
7. Wigwam Holidays Pot-a-Doodle-Do, Northumberland
Located just outside Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Pot-a-Doodle-Do is a glamping site brimming with fun things to do. The site is home to a beer garden and restaurant, a family art centre offering things like pottery painting, BBQ huts, a farm shop, and a playground. Pot-a-Doodle-Do has thirty glamping pods and welcomes glamping for large groups of all kinds, including weddings.
The town of Berwick-upon-Tweed is home to plenty of historic attractions as well as shops and eateries. Holy Island, also known as Lindisfarne, has been a pilgrimage site since the early middle ages and is home to a charming village. Meanwhile, Bamburg Castle, Alnwick Castle, and Paxton House all offer a glimpse into royal history.