Camping in winter, why not? go glamping


*This is a collaborative post

For many, if you mentioned the possibility of going camping during the winter months, they would recoil in horror and dismiss the idea straight away. As a family, we love glamping. We love to go camping in our tent and take all our home comforts with us too from a cosy air bed, a portable heater and the gas stove.

However, there are many more options available to families wanting to sleep under the stars during the colder months. Glamping is becoming increasingly popular and is something all families should consider for their next family break away.


Glamping is the term given to ‘glamourous camping‘ where home from home comforts come as standard on the campsite. Don’t fancy setting up the tent in the rain? If you go glamping, the set up is done for you.  There’s lots of accommodation options with bell tents, camping pods, camping dens and log cabins to name just a few. There’s something for everything and all located in beautiful parts of the UK perfect for a weekend getaway.

Where to glamp this winter

Wooden Pods – If you fancy a break somewhere different this winter, then you should consider glamping in a wooden pod. Made from locally sourced timber and insulted with wool, you’re in for a cosy night under the stars and where better to get an uninterrupted view of the starry night sky than in Keswick, in the Lake District. It’s such a beautiful part of the world, I cannot wait to visit with my boys.

Wigwam Cabins –  In the heart of the Scottish countryside and just off the shore of the country’s most famous Loch, Loch Ness Shores campsite has brand new Wigwam Cabins available for hire. With a sleeping platform for a family of four, the whole family can enjoy a warm winters evening snuggled up with a board game away from the rat race at home. If it snowed, you’d be in the perfect location to enjoy a wintery walk, it sounds idyllic.

Log Cabins – If you’re looking for somewhere to stay a bit more central, you could consider staying in one of the newest cabins at Teversal. The log cabin is the rural retreat for the ultimate relaxation getaway with warm electric heating, a gas hob for cooking up some comfort food and there’s even auto sensor power showers. What a treat!

There’s really no reason why you can’t go glamping in the winter, you’ll be warm, cosy and have the possibility of the best views of the night sky that is often well hidden from urban homeowners. Don’t forget to take out insurance before you travel, you never know what could happen if you’re travelling a distance from home and having insurance keeps the stress and worry away. The Camping and Caravanning Club offers great cover for all campers.

I really fancy taking the family to the Lake District. I’ve heard it’s a beautiful part of the country with very little light pollution and we could take our telescope and go star and planet spotting in the night sky with our three year old. The pods sound very cute and ideal for our small family unit and would really minimise the amount of camping equipment we would need to take with us in the car too. Glamping is definitely something to consider if you’re looking for a break away this Winter, and you might even discover a beautiful new family holiday hotspot too.

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  • Reply Tracey Williams 08/01/2017 at 9:38 pm

    We used to camp LOTS when the kids were younger, but as they have got older we have switched to glamping. Infact we have a campsite 10 minutes away from us that has glamping pods with hot tubs. Now that is my type of camping, sat in the bubbling hot tub with a glass of wine x

    • Reply Emma 09/01/2017 at 9:48 pm

      That sounds so lovely. We enjoyed a lodge a few years ago and it was so nice as it had a hot tub too!

  • Reply Astrid 28/01/2017 at 9:29 am

    These are some great glamping ideas! We lived in the UK for 8 years and glamping and camping was big in our home! My favorite glamping trip was to the Tamar Valley one year late in Autumn.

    We had the site all to ourselves – it was great! We lived in tee-pees kitted out with hot stoves for 3 days. We flew kites, lit Chinese lanterns and hiked till our legs came off. Some of the best glamping memories I have!

  • Reply Astrid 08/02/2017 at 8:54 am

    Hi Emma,

    This post made me nostalgic so I looked through old photos this weekend.

    Another of my favorite UK camping trips was to the Isle of Wight. It wasn’t glamping though but it was an epic experience.

    Grange Farm was where we camped out for the May bank holiday. We fossil hunted, beach walked, hung out with the farm animals and flew kites (we have thing for kites).

    One of my fondest memories! Thanks for reminding me!


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