Family Glamping Trip: 3 Reasons Why You Have To Try It This Year!

If there’s one type of family overnight trip I’ve really enjoyed, it’s definitely been glamping. Last year, we went on so many trips and holidays in the UK, we couldn’t even fit in a cheeky little glamping trip… but this year, it is definitely on my bucket list & I can’t wait to go glamping again. It’s so fun!  Family Glamping Trip: 3 Reasons Why You Have To Try It This Year!

Perhaps you’re bored of doing the same old thing and need some new type of inspiration for family  trips this year? Trust me, I’m all for staying in hotels and you’ll know that we love budget stays and YHA. But glamping is a really nice alternative so you can spend time outdoors with your family without having all the camping gear. Do try it if you haven’t already!

Family Glamping Trip: 3 Reasons Why You Have To Try It This Year!

Family Glamping Trip: 3 Reasons Why You Have To Try It This Year!
York Holiday & Cycle Stop Glamping site

1. Glamping is fantastic idea for families who think camping is a little daunting.

Camping is not everyones cup of tea. And that’s perfectly okay! Investing in all the gear (which if you’ve never done it before can be really daunting) and being away from your usual home comforts can put a lot of people off, especially families who haven’t camped before. But if you love the outdoors and want to try something different then glamping is the perfect alternative. It’s warm, with electric and heating, cooking facilities and kitchen areas, toilets and washing facilities, beds and sometimes additional extras for fancier glamping pods. It’s basically posh camping so you can still charge your phone, have a decent shower and cook some hot food whilst still sleeping “outside”.

Family Glamping Trip: 3 Reasons Why You Have To Try It This Year! York Cycle & Holiday stop
York Holiday & Cycle Stop Glamping site

2. Glamping is the perfect alternative to family camping for those who don’t drive.

If you didn’t know already, we don’t have a car so rely on public transport for all our adventures, and camping even close by has always put us off as we would have to carry all the gear, as well as a toddler! But, with glamping… you don’t have to carry anything, it’s all done for you. all we had to take when we went glamping was our usual overnight bags so it was really convenient for us.

Top tip: the last (and first!) time we went glamping and stayed at York Holiday & Cycle Stop (found and booked on here) we paid extra to have fresh bedding included. You can save money easily by taking your own, and even if you don’t drive, a few sleeping bags take up little space. This is something we are definitely doing next time.

Family Glamping Trip: 3 Reasons Why You Have To Try It This Year! York Holiday & Cycle Stop
York Holiday & Cycle Stop

3. Being outdoors makes everyone happy

It’s true. It’s been scientifically proven that being outdoors makes everyone happier, increases imagination in children and helps everyone feel better. Camping and glamping means you’re sleeping in the great outdoors, you’re pushed out of your comfort zone, you can hear the nature around you and see the stars at night. But glamping is just that little bit nicer because you are have everything you need, right there.

It really is a lovely experience that everyone should try out if you love going on trips and being outdoors.  Kids love having adventures and doing something “out of the box” so I’m sure any age would love it.

York Holiday & Cycle Stop Glamping site Family Glamping Trip: 3 Reasons Why You Have To Try It This Year! York Holiday & Cycle Stop

Glamping feels like an adventurous escape, but you’re safe and have a peace of mind with all the conveniences around you. Eric had such fun exploring around outside our glamping pod and playing in the grass, other visitors were outside enjoying the summer evening playing cards, we had our own BBQ with all the facilities supplied for us, and cozied up under our warm sheets in our little pod after a long evening spent outside, chatting. It was a lovely atmosphere.

Family Glamping Trip: 3 Reasons Why You Have To Try It This Year! York Holiday & Cycle Stop
Family Glamping Trip: 3 Reasons Why You Have To Try It This Year! York Holiday & Cycle Stop

We had a perfect nights sleep and I woke up feeling warm and refreshed before stepping out onto the grass and heading over to the clean toilet facilities!

Family Glamping Trip: 3 Reasons Why You Have To Try It This Year! 

Glamping is usually cheaper than hotels, too. There are a range of glamping pods all over the UK ranging from the fanciest of fanciest, to basic. We paid £45 for an overnight stay on our glamping trip in York found here, which is much cheaper than a standard city centre hotel.

Will you be trying it this year? I can’t wait to do it again… I would love to know if you have any recommendations for glamping spots in Yorkshire, especially those easy to get to. Do let me know, I’m keen to start planning once the weather warms up!

If you’d like to read more about overnight breaks & UK holidays, you’ll like these posts:

How to find cheap UK holidays & accommodation

Family travel & day out essentials list!

Our affordable caravan holiday reviews at Haven parks

 

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