How to have the Ultimate Glamping Weekend
Feeling great as spring kicks in and looking forward to some holiday fun? A glamping weekend 'to the max' could be just the thing to get you started - so get ready steady go for some great suggestions to make the most of the experience!
But what kind of glamping weekend?
First up - decide the who, why and when of your planned adventure which will make it that much easier to pick the ‘where’. With a fun-tastically diverse range of glamping sites all over the UK the hardest part will be deciding which of the many opportunities offered best fit the bill for you and your fellow ‘glampers’ if you’re going as a group.
Go big or go home
Maybe there’s a big music ‘gig’ that you can build your trip around. When Sir Elton John played at Cornwall’s iconic Eden Project last year, Tehidy Wigwams and Penbugle Farm Wigwams would all have been within easy travelling distance.
Famous names at the venue for summer 2016 include Lionel Richie and Tom Jones. It’s a great combo – some stylish glamping in a luxury cabin and a cracking concert as the highlight of your whistle-stop stay. So check out some big music venues in advance and use our locations page to find a great site nearby.
Keep it local
But if your glamping weekend trip is not about tying in with a star-studded event you can still look for local ‘happenings’ to make the most of wherever you stay. The List is a useful place to start. Just enter the postcode of anywhere in the UK to see what’s going to be on in your chosen area from theatre to concerts, exhibitions, local markets, fairs and whacky traditions like the World Egg Throwing Championships at Swaton Vintage Day in Lincolnshire on June the 26th for which Wigwam Holidays Crowtree at Spalding would be handy!
For the thrill-seekers
Of course many glamping sites have their own action packed activities. Thrill seekers can brave the rapids at the white water centre near Lee Valley Wigwams in Hertfordshire. The Loft Wigwams in the Highlands offers quad biking, archery, laser tag and grass sledging – or do some kayaking, raft building or mountain boarding at Secret Valley Wigwams in Somerset which also has its own vineyard and unique red, white, rose and sparkling wines to toast your wonderful weekend away with!
Small is Beautiful
Then there’s always the option of booking out one of the smaller glamping sites as an exclusive use zone for you and your friends for a hen, stag or other kind of ‘do’. Use your imagination to customise your weekend - organise a pop up tea party from an outside caterer - and what about holding a family reunion with relatives from all over the UK and beyond!
Choose to be different
Or for something completely different – try organising a gold panning weekend at Strathfillan Wigwams in the west highlands – just for fun! Equipment can be hired and many a genuine nugget has been found on site. But perhaps for you an ultimate glamping weekend is not seeing just how much you can pack into your time away, but how little! If you just want to chill out and pamper yourself then we suggest you book some extra special touches in advance.
Luxury Camping at it's finest
Humble Bee Wigwams near Scarborough specialise in offering glamping packages from romantic to celebratory which can include throws, cushions, floor mats, sparkly fairy lights, outdoor candle lanterns and a breakfast pack. Whilst at Herding Hill Wigwams in Northumberland you can hire your own private outdoor hot tub and they’ll even deliver a freshly made pizza to your Wigwam! Most sites are open to providing bespoke treats at extra cost if ordered in advance.
Of course whatever your idea of a fabulous weekend away there’s nothing to beat gathering around the magical glow of a camp fire under the stars and celebrating life together with friends, family - or that special someone. If that’s part of your ‘must have’ experience then it’s worth remembering to check that camp fires are allowed at the site of your choice.
So if the better weather of spring is making you restless - what are you waiting for? Do your research and plan your ultimate glamping weekend to kick start this year’s holidays. You’re just a click of the mouse away - get looking - and make that booking!