Have you given a thought to summer camping yet? Those yurts, lodges and cool glampy sites get booked up waaaaay in advance, so to give you the early heads up, here are the 25 best places to start your search, as chosen by the people in the know – the regional Muddy editors.
Hollington Park Clamping,Woollen Hill, nr Newbury
If you love the idea of getting back to basics, but can’t quite bring yourself to sleep on a deflating air mattress, pitch up at Hollington Park Glamping near Newbury.
Love a luxe break? A sucker for heritage holiday rentals? Or is it all about the location? They all have their place but, for pure fun value, there’s little that can beat a really quirky stay. The Muddy editors in counties from Cornwall to Norfolk, Kent to Warwickshire, have each found two brilliant, alternative properties with which to whet your travel appetite. And if you know a fantastic quirky stay somewhere that you think should be included, please comment in the box below – let’s share the knowledge!
Whether it’s the simple life that your after, or just that you don’t want to miss out on the fun when you’re friends head off on a boozy weekend away, camping doesn’t have to mean cramp tents and musty cabins – thank gawd for that coming from a very-non-tent-friendly family. With the constant niggle that it’s going to pee down with rain (anyone else get homesick for their big hair rollers?) a long weekend is a perfect length of time.
There’s nothing like a bit of a holiday flirt to cheer you up on a cold, wintery day. If the thought of airport queues, hordes of people and traffic jams on the M5 (anyone else had an overnighter on the motorway, with no loo!) is making you want to unpack your suitcase – take a deep breath, grab a cuppa and read on. I’ve pulled together some tip top holiday cottages that all come with waterside locations – better still they’re in the big sky countryside of Cambridgeshire.
The music festival season feels a long, long way off right now (although we wouldn’t say no to a pear cider if you’re offering) but these days you’ve got to book mega early if you want to be happy campers come summer. Many dates for 2017 have already been released and the biggies sell out fast – we haven’t managed to score Glastonbury tickets for years – but the good news is lots of the local events still have availability and most of them are family friendly.
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