What is Glamping?

With technology taking over the world, there’s no better time to get back out into the great outdoors. With even one night away from your home and in amongst the animals and nature, you’ll soon feel refreshed and relaxed without having to worry about work and the stresses of life. Of course, we’re talking about camping but, before you click away, we’re talking about a very specific type of camping; Glamping.

In case you haven't heard of this trend, it comes from the term Glamorous Camping and includes more facilities than you would associate with the more traditional form of camping. For some time, factors like the weather, temperature, and discomfort has been putting people off the idea of camping. Therefore, there are people who created the notion of Glamping in order to provide the same experience but without all the negatives that normally come with it.

Over the years, there has been many different camping trends but they seem to have disappeared after a few months or years. With Glamping only getting more popular, it looks as though it’s here to stay and you can finally enjoy the camping experience without having to sleep in a tiny sleeping bag on the floor. Instead, these sites are normally kitted out with their own accommodation whether this comes in the form of caravans, domes, tree houses, or wooden huts.

what to do when glamping

what to do when glamping

With this in mind, you can probably tell there isn't a strict definition of the term ‘Glamping’; essentially, it covers any site with self-contained accommodation. Like traditional camping, it should open out into the woods or wherever you’re located but, unlike traditional camping, you’ll have the foundations of a fun night with a bed, water, and normally electricity too. Across the UK these days, there are various Glamping sites from eco-pods to tree houses and it can create memories to last a lifetime.

How Did It Develop? - In truth, it was actually the global financial crisis that started the boom because we had less money to spend on luxuries. As a result, our holidays suffered and we started to look for holidays at home rather than flying abroad. With Glamping offering the perfect opportunity to get away from the stresses of life but without the added cost (and without the mud), Glamping sites started to see more interest.

Now the recession is over, the secret of Glamping is now out and the amount of people partaking in these trips is only increasing. With people investing in these luxury holidays, it’s allowing companies to improve the facilities and open more sites around the UK. With real linen, bathrooms, electricity, water, beds, and other benefits, it’s like a hybrid between camping  in a large family tent and staying in a hotel.

Looking for Glamping Sites - As with anything these days, the internet can be a dangerous place so we highly recommend sticking to the trusted websites when researching this topic. If you don’t trust a website or get a bad feeling from it, just click away and look for reliable and trustworthy services.

In terms of finding the best locations, be sure to read the available facilities so you aren't left disappointed when you arrive. After this, read previous customer reviews because this can be a great help. Since Glamping is relatively new, there’s still excitement surrounding the topic and reviewers want to be informative and helpful. If dozens of people are raving about a particular site, you can make the booking and look forward to your first Glamping experience whether it’s a solo trip, a romantic getaway, or a family holiday!

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