Camping is always a popular outdoor activity, but the muddy and wild fun is not always for everyone. Some of us have never even seen a tent, and would rather chew off a limb than wake up with grass in our hair.
Here enter the glamping trend. While it’s been around for a while now, it’s still a popular choice for those of us who would rather something a little cleaner, without having to fight with tent poles. Hardly a good look. While we wish we were all at one with nature, it’s easier said than done.
Glamping allows those of us without minimum camping skills to enjoy it without having to sacrifice home comforts. It’s an outdoor adventure, with a touch of luxury.
Who wouldn’t like the sound of that?
If you’re looking for a glamping break, it goes without saying that Wales is the place to be, not that we’re biased or anything. Wales has many glamping sites, guaranteeing a trip set against magical landscapes.
- Cae Wennol Yurts
This Conwy-based site overlooks Snowdonia in a private meadow, and the views speak for themselves. If you’ve ever struggled to see the beauty of nature, you’re in for an awakening.
The Cae Wennol yurts are spacious, rustic, and stylish. Mood lighting and log burners are all part of the deal for those colder nights, adding that special touch.
When it comes to food, you could always cook food in the communal kitchen, where you can hang out with other glampers. Or, in true British fashion, if you’d rather avoid people, you can bring along your own picnics, or dine out in the nearby village.
From GBP £80 per night
Min stay: 2 Nights
- Florence Springs
Florence Springs is not far from the quiet, seaside town of Tenby in Pembrokeshire. Tenby, with it’s colourful shop fronts and sandy beach, is named as one of the world’s most popular coastal destinations.
At Florence Springs, the yurts are white and round, creating an extremely futuristic and unique design. The entire grounds are eco-friendly, powered entirely by solar energy.
Only three miles away are numerous beaches and footpaths for that late-night stroll, which might lead you towards a few local, well loved pubs.
It’s absolutely a place to visit for those that like the unusual.
From GBP £40 per night
Min stay: 3 Nights
This location is definitely the most extravagant of the three, with the design taking inspiration from African safari tents. Featured within these tents are king size leather (yup, leather) beds, as well as a full bathroom and wet room.
If you fear that you’ll be disconnected from the world, you have little to worry about as technology is a big factor, with TVs and iPod docks included in your stay. These are extras you’d expect to see in a five star hotel, not a big green tent. Talking about five star hotels, these tents also boast private terraces with their very own hot tub! As if they couldn’t get any more luxurious.
After an evening of relaxation in the private hot tub, the restaurant is just a modest walk away to fill the tummies of pampered guests.
From GBP £150 per night
Min stay: 2 Nights
If you’re not exactly looking for a break, but want an outdoor party with a bit of glam, then hiring a glamping experience could check the box.
If you want to bring the glamping experience to your own door for a vintage party, bridal shower or couple’s celebration, The Glamp Squad provide unique packages of bell tent hire, decor and delivery.
Based in the Vale of Glamorgan, the team deliver and setup your tent at a venue of your choice, creating memorable outdoor celebrations, but all prettied up. Whatever outdoor soiree you’re planning, you can be sure to enjoy a beautifully decorated canvas sanctuary from the Glamp Squad girls.
The glamping movement is growing, and it’s certainly not going anywhere.