Local Attractions

Saxon Meadow Local Attractions

There’s a lot to do right here on the glamping site, from admiring the animals on our working farm and having a BBQ to private hot tubs and bookable beauty treatments. That being said, there’s a large number of exciting places to visit around Saxon Meadow to make your experience of glamping near Birmingham extra special.

Fun for the whole family

Keeping kids entertained is no problem in the area around Tamworth. Conkers is a fantastic place to visit with little ones. Located in the heart of the National Forest, this family centre offers both indoor and outdoor activities. A labyrinth for kids, 4D cinema, activity trail and indoor wildlife discovery centre are just a few of the attractions here.

The Drayton Manor theme park is located just 7.5 miles from the campsite and makes for a great day out for the whole family. From fun rides to crazy golf to a zoo of over 100 animals, there’s something for everyone here. Or if you don’t mind spending an hour in the car, you could also take an unforgettable day trip to Alton Towers, located 36 miles from the campsite.

Sports and outdoor activities

When it comes to spending quality time in the great outdoors, visiting Hick’s Lodge gives great opportunities for just that. You can rent bikes here and take one of the cycle paths in the National Forest around the lodge. There’s also a lovely walk available that takes you around a lake - it’s perfect for four-legged friends, too.

Skiing and swimming are also available at the Tamworth SnowDome, located four miles from the campsite. For fishing, you can visit Buzzards Valley, a winery and distillery with several little lakes and fishing rods for hire. Additionally, horse riding and clay pigeon shooting can be arranged right here at Saxon Meadow as long as you give us prior notice.

What you can do on a rainy day

Bad weather doesn’t spell death for a fun glamping holiday - there’s still plenty you can do near the campsite. The town of Lichfield is just 20 minutes from Saxon Meadow and has some lovely shops and tearooms you can visit while you wait for storm clouds to pass. In Lichfield, you can also visit the town cathedral or the Georgian home of the doctor, inventor and poet Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles Darwin.

Another option for history buffs is the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre. This 15-century battle site has a museum with interactive exhibits, activities for kids as well as guided walks of the battlefield. You can also take a ride on the Battlefield Line, an old railway where you can take a trip back in time on a heritage steam train.

For something completely different, why not visit the National Brewery Centre in Burton on Trent, a 20-minute drive from our glamping site? Here you can learn how beer has been brewed in the area throughout the years and buy some of the best pints out there. The centre also hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year, so make sure to check out their events page before your visit. There’s also a 10-screen Odeon cinema just a stone’s throw from the campsite in Tamworth, perfect for the whole family.