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.
Just six miles from Wigwam Holidays Saxon Meadow is the fantastic Twycross Zoo, an internationally recognised conservation charity and award-winning visitor attraction. Perfect for the whole family, this tourist attraction is open throughout the year, hosts hundreds of animals, indoor and outdoor play areas, a wet n wild play park, ranger talks and animal feeding opportunities to name a few of the amazing activities offered. Tickets must be pre-booked to avoid disappointment. A must do when staying on site.
Statfold Barn Railway
With over 30 steam locomotives and many internal combustion locomotives, the Statfold Barn Railway has grown to become what must be the most significant collection of narrow gauge locomotives in the UK. Try your hand at driving a steam engine, Diesel Engine OR Tram with the. unique driver experience. The perfect day out for young and old train enthusiasts alike.
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.
Our favourite pubs
We've all got our favourite pubs to visit and here's ours.
The Queen's Head - in Newton Regis. A great village pub, lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food.
The Bird in Hand - a beautiful, thatched building. Family-run pub with a changing menu featuring all the classics.
Turpins Bar & Grill - Fabulous setting offering a first-class dining experience. Perfect restaurant for those romantic evenings.
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.
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.