5 of the Best Family Glamping Sites in the UK
Family glamping sites come in all shapes and sizes, so how do you pick the best one for you and your family? Luckily, we’ve done some of the research for you and found some of the best family-friendly glamping sites in the UK to try this year.
As you’d expect, these 5 glamping sites are perfect for adults and children, and we’ve picked them because they’ve great facilities, are found in fabulous locations and offer quirky glamping accommodation that your kids will love.
If this is your first time glamping, you might want to read our Beginner’s Guide to Family Glamping before you book your glamping holiday - so you can get the best out of your family glamping experience! And of course, if you’d like more help, advice, information and tips on glamping we’re here to help both in-store or online.
Safari tent family glamping in Herefordshire
Tucked away near the beautiful town of Hay on Wye on the Welsh border, Drover’s Rest glamp site is the best of both worlds: luxury camping on a child-friendly farm.
The site has five luxurious safari tents to choose from, a wash block where each tent has its own private shower and toilet, a spacious communal barn filled with things to keep children entertained, and, of course, animals to pet and help out with.
Should adults want a night off cooking duties, they can order family dinners three times a week made by the owners from the fresh farm produce, as well as a farm breakfast delivered to your tent!
Best of all, should grandparents want to come along (and not glamp), there are two pretty cottages where they can stay.
Eco-dome family glamping in Gloucestershire
The Dome Garden is a magical eco-friendly glamping spot in the heart of the Forest of Dean, not far from Bristol.
Choose from one of the 11 super-cool unique domes, each with its own en-suite bathroom facilities, DIY hot-water systems and flushing toilets - plus, a range of quirky features once you get inside!
Kids will also love the tree swing, zip wire and treehouse, whilst adults will love the communal, village vibe of the site. And because you’re in the heart of a popular Forest, there’s plenty to do nearby including kayaking, caving, and biking.
Best of all, a pop-up restaurant appears every few days and includes a popular pizza parlour with hands-on cooking activities.
Wooden ark family glamping in Cornwall
Little White Alice’s Eco Arks are set within a 28-acre smallholding in West Cornwall, not far from the bustle of St. Ives.
There are two wooden arks to choose from: Luis Eco (sleeps 2) and Utah Eco (sleeps 4). And as you’d expect, inside there’s plenty of space with all the facilities you need, including a shower room, open plan living and sleeping area and a handmade oak kitchen.
Outside, there’s the wild beauty of Cornwall to enjoy, as well as a nature sanctuary, a Craft Studio (where you can learn a new craft), animals to pet and Shetland ponies to walk!
There’s even a Wild Spa with a wood-burning hot tub, a wood-burning sauna and the ultimate cold bucket shower for adults who are feeling brave!
Hobbit house family glamping in North Yorkshire
Imagine their thrill at sleeping in a Hobbit house! Well, head to The Hideaway at Baxby Manor in North Yorkshire and their eyes are sure to light up.
This small, family-run glamping site offers a range of glamping choices, but it’s the two wooden Hobbit houses that we love the most.
Step inside and you’ll find your own log-burning stove, a double and two single beds, plus fairy lights and all the equipment you need to cook and stay cosy.
Outside, there’s a decking area with upcycled furniture as well as a campfire.
Nearby, there’s a village you can walk to buy fresh food or if you prefer to stay on-site then head to Liza Jane - the campsite vintage caravan - serving fresh Coffee, croissants and evening meals.
Country yurt family glamping in Wales
If you’d like a family glamping holiday that’s filled with peace and quiet, the Country Yurt is it. This beautiful cosy space sleeps 2 - 4 people and is nestled within a sleep corner of a rural farm in South West Wales.
The yurt has a luxurious country-style interior with wooden floors, a hand-carved king-sized oak bed, Belfast sink, fridge, inbuilt double hob, and hot and cold running water and electricity.
For an added VIP touch, there’s also a private hot tub bubbling away amongst the ferns and hazel trees.
Better still, there’s no need to share facilities because you’ll be the only guests.
Should you crave more company, there are famous beaches nearby to mingle with other families.