There is a wide range of accommodation all over the UK to suit every holiday, every budget and everyone. Whether you are going with family, friends, on your own and whether you are cycling, hiking or taking your own campervan, there is so much to explore in the UK and so much variety! No two holidays every need to be the same. Have a look at the wild and wonderful accommodation on offer and find your perfect stay.
What better than to stay in a converted bus for your next glamping trip!
Camping is a complete joy. It is the family holiday (and experience) that once tried, will never be forgotten and more than likely, repeated again and again. Pitch your tent by a stunning Cornish sandy beach, on the shores of the Lake District or in the tranquil setting of the New Forrest....the world - literally - is your oyster. There are so many campsites across the UK; stick a pin in a map, load up the car and head off. Some campsites have more of a wild feel; fewer facilities, less noise and light pollution and no towns for miles around, for that twinkling starry night feeling of tranquility. Others are larger with lots of things on site to use if you want them; adventure playgrounds, farm shops, bike hire, some even have restaurants and swimming pools. Most will accept your furry friend (talking dogs not husbands here) and all usually have basic facilities, so don't fear, you won't be heading off into the forest with a spade, a loo roll and a red face. You can make it home from home, or you can cut off from the outside world completely (bar the odd sheep or Alpaca) for a real back to basics experience.
Make the accommodation part of the experience and stay at a unique place that offers more than a bland hotel room.
Uber-modern and looking like they've landed in from the future, Geodomes are one of the newer forms of camping that are becoming very popular. With more and more people wanting to explore the Great Outdoors, and not everyone fully embracing the good old fashioned tent for the night, glamping is now often on everyones wish list for an exciting and original holiday. Geodomes are magnificent. They offer a huge amount of luxury, comfort and warmth. Otherworldly looking, but blending beautifully into whatever backdrop they fill - whether it be lakeside, beachside or mountainside - the design means they often have stunning panoramic views - great for stargazing or watching the sun rise. Choose a Geodome for your next holiday in one of these fantastic locations.
Bell Tents, with their recognisable shape featuring one pole in the middle and billowing canvas making up a mini circus tent style affair, are one of the prettiest and most recognisable tent styles around. They are increasingly popular now among campers who want a stylish yet resilient abode for their camping trip, and the large size means you can get a whole family in without anyone squashing or crouching. Many campsites now offer Bell Tents as a glamping option which are set up for you, meaning a whole lot less hassle and a whole more time to get your bunting and fairy lights attached. These pre-erected tents can range from empty - you bring all your own garb, blow up mattress and all - to fully furnished, often including wood-burner, a gloriously comfy bed and sofas. It's up to you how 'back to basics' you want to go, and this is the joy of the Bell Tent. You are certainly still camping....but for those who like a few home comforts, then there are some incredible tents to choose from with comforts that aren't too far off those of a luxury hotel. All hail the Great Outdoors!
Enjoy a wonderful holiday at one of the many guest houses offering bed and breakfast accommodation for holiday makers all over the UK. From the Scottish Highlands to the beaches of Cornwall, there are so many wonderful hosts in wonderful houses - ranging from lavish to quirky! - who want to throw open their doors and provide a fantastic bed and breakfast experience for their guests. For a stress free break in someone else's lovely home, explore the places offering Bed and Breakfast accommodation in a place you would like to discover.
A stay in a Yurt provides a seriously unique holiday experience like no other. These beautiful round timber framed houses are cool in the summer and cosy in the winter, meaning you can have an outdoor adventure at anytime of the year. Yurts are a really popular choice of accommodation because they provide much more space and warmth than regular camping, but are still very much a back to nature experience. Originally used as nomadic houses in 12th century Mongolia, yurts in recent years have had a huge revival, and more and more people are choosing them over hotels and self catering cottages. They are hugely fun, incredibly peaceful to sleep in and blend seamlessly into whatever surroundings they are in - whether it is the wilds of Dartmoor or the sandy beaches of Norfolk. Choose from the huge selection of yurts available in the UK and make sure your holiday this year is one with a difference!
These days, you don't have to be bedding down on the Kenyan Plains to spend the night in a luxury Safari tent. These wonderfully spacious and cosy glamping tents are now becoming very popular in the UK, so when you are thinking about booking a holiday with a bit of a difference - have a look at one of these. Often sleeping 6 people or more, Safari Tents have proper double beds, wood-burners, indoor and outdoor seating areas and kitchens. And they are fun! They have bags of room, so are a brilliant option for large families who all want to be under one (canvas) roof, and they give a regular holiday a bit of extra adventure. Safari tents are often located in rural campsites with wonderful far reaching views and tranquil surroundings, so you can be back to nature and under the stars.....without the hassle of tent pegs and head torches!
Glamping is a marvellous invention. It is for those of us who want all the benefits of a wonderful outdoor experience, but don't want the palava of dragging a tent across a field, playing cats cradle with ropes and poles and bringing their own saucepans from home. Glamping is genius: you are camping, but everything is already set up - and you get some insulation from the chilly weather. Glamping pods are great; you are still very much living outdoors, but in the evening you have a warm place to lay your head without the flapping canvas. Most pods are small, cosy and wooden, and often domed - like the top half of an old fashioned gypsy wagon, without the wheels. They're awesome, functional and well equipped, and depending on high end you go, you might end up with a hot tub, a king sized bed and allsorts. Choose the right one to suit your holiday and enjoy a luxury version of camping!
Snow sports are notoriously known to be competitive, skilful and full of fun. Additionally, it's beneficial for your mental and physical health, proving to be the perfect opportunity to build new friendships and long-lasting memories.
In urban environments across the UK we have talented street artist who aim to publicly create and increase relationships between businesses and constituents, alongside promoting a safer community. Banksy is a well known artist.
When you are on holiday, taking a weekend break or even just a night away, the chances are you might want to do something while you're there or explore what's on in the area. It could be booking a river trip, a visit to a museum or wildlife park, or it could be something a little more wild like white water rafting, axe throwing or a high wires course. Whatever you fancy, jazz up your trip with something a bit different and have a look a the wide variety of experiences available near the accommodation.
Feel like royalty and visit one of the UK’s beautiful palaces, castles or stately homes. We are lucky to be surrounded by amazing history and architecture here in the UK, and through several organisations we are able to visit and experience these amazing homes. Learn about the history of the buildings and residents, view the art and walk amongst the gardens. Many of these places also offer plenty of activities and guides for the children too! So why not visit one on your next trip?
Explore the best caves, mines and caverns the UK has to offer! From the calm and the easy-going to the hard-core cave diving and abseiling, there is something for everyone.
Climbing is a great way to test your strength, balance and agility. As both an indoor and outdoor sport it can be done whatever the weather! You can try out bouldering, climbing and traversing lower walls (around 3 meters) without the assistance of rope. Bouldering basics can be mastered in a few hours and climbing centers will have graded routes allowing you to start out on the easier paths and work your way up. Rock climbing or high ropes is climbing vertically with the assistance of ropes and using safety harnesses, the walls are around 15 meters tall. You will need a good nerve for heights for this activity! Again, beginner sessions are available as are graded routes.
Trying to find shelter on a rainy day or enjoy a fun evening filled with laughter and popcorn? Visit one of the 775 cinemas in the UK to catch up on the latest blockbuster film releases!
Ideal for expert, casual or budding fisherman alike, there is something for everyone and a great deal of choice. From expert fly fishing in Scotland, general coarse fishing, specialist carp fishing lodges and lakes on the Cotswold Water Park and Devon and Cornwall to excellent pike & river fishing holidays on the Norfolk Broads.
Believe it or not, you can Ski outdoors in the UK! The ski season in Scotland is from January to early April. All the resorts offer nursery slopes so everyone can get started, kids can start skiing from 3 or 4 years old. Visit these beautiful mountains and stay in plentiful local accommodation.
Splash around whatever the weather at these great indoor and outdoor waterparks in the UK!
There is no doubt that camping offers countless health benefits. It is good for our well-being as it allows us to be free and relax a little, we can connect with nature again and it even teaches us to be more aware of our surroundings. Since most people go camping with friends or family, it also teaches us to be more present, disconnect from our screens and make lasting memories. At the same time, how much can we really benefit when we simultaneously do damage to our body and environment? It may seem like an impossible task, but it's not too late to leave your adventures without a trace using eco-friendly biodegradable products.
Ok, so you run your own campsite - Congrats! You’re awesome! Now it’s time to share it with the world - through photos! Up-to-date, good quality photos will showcase the best of your campsite, highlight it’s USP’s and attract new customers. Photographing your campsite may seem overwhelming but by using these few easy tips you’ll have a set of photos to be proud of. It may seem like a big or long task but you can guarantee the time spent on this process will pay off in the long-run.
Animals are not only cute and soft to touch (well, at least some of them), but can also help in raising the levels of oxytocin or the so-called happy hormone in our bodies. Interacting with animals can be particularly beneficial for children in developing certain skills such as empathy, responsibility and sociability. It can similarly help grown-ups, of course, but you may not need much help from animals at this point. :) Whatever your age, you will surely come back home happier after meeting with any of the animals in the places we are listing here.
With staycations on the rise many people are looking for new experiences when holidaying in the UK. Holidaymakers are not only looking for brilliant campsites (like yours) to stay at, they are also seeking out unique experiences, and fun activities to add to their holiday itinerary.
Here are some of our best spots to stay in the UK to get you back in touch with nature. HolidayFox brings you our 15 accommodations to check out in 2022, which one will you pick first?
As much as I would love to dash off to the Kruger National Park, I'm feeling much more comfy right now back in the good old UK. But I do love seeing wild animals in large safari parks where they have room to roam and, as much as possible, in a natural habitat. Most safari and wildlife parks in the UK are truly wonderful institutions - not least for all the amazing
Camping in the winter is not quite as strange as it sounds. In fact, once you've been camping in the chillier months, you might realise that there is nothing more brilliant to get you into the festive spirit than sleeping in the great outdoors. And I'll tell you why all you naysayers. Glamping in the UK has recently levelled up to completely epic proportions, and there are now winter glamping sites so wonderful and so magical you'll wonder why you didn't do it years ago. I'm not talking frozen tent poles and arctic grade sleeping bags here. I'm talking wooden huts deep in the forest with handmade kingsized beds, wood-burners and outdoor saunas. I'm talking geodomes with underfloor heating, star gazing windows and copper roll top baths. I'm talking treehouses with wood fired hot tubs, log fires and a private balconies with views out across the frosty wilderness. Can this Narnia exist in the UK? Well yes it can actually, turkish delight, hot chocolate and all if you want to go the whole hog. When you've woken up completely immersed in nature, cooked breakfast on an open fire, walked through crisp woodland and then returned to your hideaway to stargaze from a hot tub, life might not ever be quite the same again. Make this festive season one to remember and book a winter camping break you will never forget.
London is a great place for family days out, it's packed with various fun activities for children and adults too. I always get the urge to jump at every opportunity for an outing in London, whether I'm with kids or not - I know it'll most certainty be a blast. Fortunately, I've tried and tested most of these landmarks and even racked up a few praises for my recommendations. You can expect to see a man dressed up with a chainsaw, indulge and shop in a well-known and thriving market place, get mucky with animals all while exploring London's hidden gems packaged up within a commutable distance. These hotspots will be so good the kids will be begging you to go back – or you'll even end up begging them.
It’s quite easy to fall into a routine and forget about taking time to improve our quality of life; even in the smallest ways. There are an abundant amount of ways in which camping can help, not only with our mind and body but also environmentally. The type of camping isn’t too important either—as long as you’re outdoors and at one with nature, the benefits will be impossible to ignore.
Llama walking is the new activity that is getting more and more popular these days, so what better place to find out what all the fuss is about and give it a go than in the absolutely glorious countryside of Cornwall. While we were camping at Porthtowan on the north Cornish coast, I found an intriguing looking place nearby called Llama Land, offering a llama walk, a good lunch and a morning on the farm. So I shot off with my two daughters to find out more.
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