Fancy camping, but don't want to give up life's little luxuries? Glamping is the way to camp for you!
If you are anything like me, the thought of camping with the kids sends a little shudder through your body. While getting back to nature may sound delightful, when push comes to shove, camping is just not everyone’s cup of tea.
Clearly I’m not alone, as the new trend of glamping has exploded in popularity. The term 'glamping' derives from the words glamorous camping, and it is just as it sounds – a more luxurious version of the traditional way to camp. If you are looking for a fantastic, family-friendly glamping spot near Birmingham, read on!
Hilltop Hideaways Location: Hunningham Hill, Warwickshire
Luxury, family friendly glamping close to Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick and Stratford-Upon-Avon.
The campsite has a farm shop, cafe and a children’s playground.
Accommodation options include wooden cabins, bells tents or shepherds huts.
Dogs welcome in some of the accommodation options.
Stratford Caravans has a range of clamping pods available, known as Beehives, Logs Pods and Snugs! Each have access to a private toilet and shower block with washing up facilities, situated close by, alongside the private car park. The pods include furniture, beds and storages. The log pods have been designed with families in mind and sleep two adults and two children.
Camping packs for Beehive, Log Pods and Snugs include camping stove, cooking utensils, kettle, cutlery and crockery, toaster and torch.
A Little Bit Of Rough, Canvas Lodge Location: Uppingham, Rutland
‘A Little Bit of Rough’ is actually quite the opposite. Set on 20 acres of private woodland, these large and luxurious canvas lodges provide camping in style and countryside stunning views.
Each lodge sleeps 6 people, has a fully equipped kitchen, en-suite bathroom and luxury furniture.
Wootton Park Pods Location: Henley in Arden
Experience all the luxuries of glamping in a private woodland at Wootton Park.
Glamping pods feature double bed and bedding, breakfast and a barbeque.
Nearby activities include Spot-On Wake wake boarding centre and horse riding.
Tinywood Homes Locations: Warwickshire and Lincolnshire
Come and try glamping in one of these utterly adorable teeny tiny homes!
There are houses that sleep between 2 and 10 people at any one time and all are fitted out with beds, kitchen and bathroom.
Dogs are welcome!
Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick and Stratford-Upon-Avon are all just a short drive away.
Mousley House Farm Caravan, Camping and Glamping Location: Warwick
Offers luxury Safari Tents and Yurts - a type of round tent.
Includes beds and bedding, cooking utensils and crockery, barbecue and picnic tables and just about everything you need to camp in luxury!
Dogs are welcome in some of the accommodation.
Pony Trekking through the Warwickshire countryside is one of the activities on offer.
Ready Camp Blackmore Location: Malvern Hills, Worcester
Glamping tents include beds, kitchen, dining, living area and veranda, cooking utensils and crockery.
Open between March and October.
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