10 Reasons Why You Should Book A Glamping Break
Glamping is no longer viewed as a quirky trend. Over the past decade, thousands of Brits have proved that you don’t need to be an outdoor enthusiast to appreciate all the joys of a rural holiday in total comfort.
Since the pandemic, many people have been weary of travelling overseas for many reasons. Throw Brexit into the mix and it adds extra chaos at the airports, with longer queuing and passport delays.
So let’s cut to the chase – why should you go glamping? In this article, we offer ten reasons why glamping can offer you relaxation in just a short break.
1. No need to slum it
Glamping has redefined luxury, by taking it outdoors. If you associate camping with soggy clothes, sleepless nights and meals consisting of tinned food; glamping can introduce you to a whole new way of enjoying a rural break. You can end the working week by escaping to the countryside; begin with a long soak in the hot tub, followed by a gourmet meal cooked up with locally sourced ingredients. Wake up in a king size double bed feeling ready for a full day’s activities, or alternatively hit the chill button again! Whether you are staying in a cabin, yurt, treehouse or pod; glamping weekend breaks are where lavish living meets the Great Outdoors.
2. Family friendly
It can become a struggle to keep the adults of a family occupied, never mind the kids! Your options in between half terms and longer school holidays may seem limited, but glamping offers the perfect opportunity for the children to let off steam while the adults take things at their own pace. Glamping locations are right up to speed with children’s facilities which are fun and engaging. Here at Love2Stay Mid Wales, there is plenty for everyone with our own natural children’s play area, indoor swimming pool and beach area. For the adults, treat yourself to a relaxation massage during your stay.
3. Experience Life
To fully experience a new environment, why not sleep there? Glamping holidays put you right in the heart of some of the UK’s most interesting locations – from historical homes to castles, and natural features such as lakes and mountains. It’s a different world from the city break alternative you might be considering this weekend. Glamping stimulates the senses by allowing you to fully immerse yourself in an exciting setting.
4. Don’t break the bank
With rising fuel costs and aeroplane tickets it can be a struggle to find an affordable holiday for the average size family. While glamping is the luxury take on camping, rates often compare favourably with what you can find yourself paying at a city centre hotel, with extra space. There is also your food to think about – glamping can offer the option of budget-friendly local fare from local eateries, or you can even cook over your own dinner on your outdoor firepit at your lodge. Then there are the travel costs, with rising fuel costs – find somewhere closer to home to relax and unwind.
5. Reduce travel time
Following on from the reason above; as we all know – time is money! The precious window of time between Friday and Sunday evening should be used as wisely as possible for your weekend breaks. After the school run, be on your way to your glamping lodge, ready and waiting for your arrival. If you are travelling within two hours you can arrive in time for dinner! Whether you want to rest and recuperate or exercise and adventure – spend more time doing it, and less time on your way there
6. Avoid camping disasters
Anyone who has been camping can tell you – things aren’t always simple as they seem. Heading into the wilderness this weekend armed with a tent and sleeping bag might seem like a good idea, but we all know the British weather can be unpredictable. Glamping allows you to go on an exciting rural adventure which doesn’t require a ‘to bring list’ that is as long as your arm. You don’t have to be an expert, or remember your scouting skills. For a hassle-free rural weekend break, glamping beats camping every time.
7. A green getaway
Sustainable holidays have increased in popularity, and go hand-in-hand with glamping. Eco enthusiasts can now get closer to nature on a holiday which is more environmentally friendly. Eco friendly design for glamping resorts uses wood which comes from fast growing and replaceable species of trees, or refurbishes properties which had become derelict. Green energy choices are abundant at glamping hotspots – from solar to wind power, spot the solar panels on the facility building!
8. Digital detox
In the modern day, smart phones, and many other forms of digital and automated technology, play a central role in our lives. For many of us, the weekend is about switching off, and that includes our digital devices! A new breed of glamping resort offers the chance to completely disconnect from emails, social media and messaging applications, in a natural environment which is designed to promote peace and tranquility. These wifi free zones are all about finding an inner calm which can be tricky to achieve in the midst of constant notifications. It can be hard to break the habits of the working week, but glamping can help.
9. Safe and secure
Wallets, keys, smart phones, tablets, expensive pieces of outdoor equipment – these are valuables that we need to be careful with, but in rural settings, it can be difficult to find a reassuring level of security. For all the security features they offer, tents are seldom completely tamper proof – but do you really want to carry all your valuables with you for a whole weekend away? All of our lodges can be securely locked, allowing you to keep your items under lock and key when you need to.
10. Starry, starry night
When was the last time you took a few minutes to gaze up at the stars at night? Often in life, some of the most memorable moments are the simplest. We are incredibly fortunate that glamping at Love2Stay Mid Wales can offer you the opportunity to rediscover our connection with the beautiful world around us. With dark skies all around, bring your binoculars to identify the constellations above.
Love2Stay Mid Wales is open all year round, allowing you to experience all seasons in the beautiful countryside. The perfect weekend glamping getaway for those in the Midlands region, Love2Stay Mid Wales offers a wide selection of outdoor activities; from outdoor play area to paddle boarding, and relaxation opportunities such as an on-site spa and indoor swimming pool. Love2Stay Mid Wales is located just a few minutes from the historic market town of Newtown.