Andy has always loved to go camping, he used to go to Devon every year with his friends. It was very much the rough and ready side of camping. Since having the girls, he has really wanted to take them both camping. Alice loves the idea and whilst Holly is too young to understand it, I know she will love it too.
We were meant to go last year with our friends, but Alice got chicken pox and we had to cancel at the last minute. We were really proud of how well Alice took it and she just said that we can go again when she is better, which we definitely will.
When I think about camping, I picture us sat round all together outside our tent with a barbecue on the go and the girls playing games. The sun is shining and we all feel relaxed.
But, of course you don’t have to wait until the sun to shine to get outdoors. There is a whole other world, with glamping. Getting outside as a family is something we love to do and what better than if we can sleep outside too. Just in more cosy surroundings than a tent, on a chilly night.
I’ve been having a look at glamping sites there are and I have to say, our tent may stay in the garage for another year, as these look pretty good…
I am a little bit in love with their wigwams, they look fantastic and especially the one that comes with a hot tub. They are set in a beautiful orchard, with views across Chiltern Hills. The wigwams are very modern and come with ensuite facilities, a kitchen and a tv/dvd player. You can find them in Buckinghamshire and the Roald Dahl museum isn’t too far away, I would love to take the girls
If you want to still have more of a camping feel, these camping dens are idea. You still bring along all your camping gear, including beds and you just have to leave the tent at home. I quite this idea, as you get the best of both worlds. Plus you don’t have the hassle of putting the tent up and back down again.
It is on our 2017 bucket list to go to Devon and this beautiful farm sounds amazing. It has luxury safari tents, with comfy beds and a living area. There is a bread oven on site and a hen house to collect your eggs. The children can explore and build dens. This is how to do glamping!
If you are looking for something a bit different, then this might be it. At Whipsnade Zoo you can stay in a Lookout Lodge, which come with comfy beds, a sofa bed and there is power in the lodge. Your stay includes 3 hours of after hours tours at sunset and in the morning. Along with two day access to the zoo. Children have to be a minimum age 0f 5 to stay over. My girls are too young at the moment, but I would love to take Andy there. This might be his birthday present sorted!
This place knows how to do glamping! They have an unique collection of 11 insulated luxury geodesic domes and have taken glamping to a new level. The dome’s look amazing all lit up at night and looks an amazing place to stay.
Wherever you decide to go glamping, you need to plan. There is so much planning that goes into going away when you have children and the list is endless. One thing that you need to make sure is on the list to do, is taking out insurance. If you are looking for insurance for a trip like this, you can find it over at Club Care. You never know what is going to happen and its always a good idea to make sure you are covered.
Have you ever been glamping I would love to hear about your experiences?
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.