Considering a family glamping holiday for your next family holiday with young kids, check out below for some of the best glamping holidays with young kids or head to our family glamping holidays collection on Holiday Tots.
I love to camp with the family, I love the freedom it gives everyone and the chance to sit in nature waiting for the kettle to heat up in the morning for that first cup of tea after a bit of a bumpy sleep. The kids are tired from all the fresh air and freedom of exploring and the adults are usually tired from a bit of a late night too. Watching everyone slowly surface, chatting about the day before or planning the day ahead is my favourite time.
However, not everyone in the family enjoys camping as much as I do and so we tried out a family glamping holiday and it gave everyone the best of both worlds. We glamped for the first time about 8 years ago when the boys were about 5. We had been camping before that, but never glamping. I must admit having comfy beds was a bit of a luxury, and everyone was still able to enjoy everything else that camping brings.
So if you are a family of campers vs luxury holidays, why not try your hand at glamping, there is something for everyone. Here are some family-friendly glamping options on Holiday Tots with young kids to consider for your next family adventure…
Glastonbury Hill, Summerset, UK
Step fully into farm life as you meet the friendly sheep and goats with farmer Peter, you can even hand feed them during your stay. With a playground to keep little ones busy, you can enjoy the stunning views reaching for miles across the Somerset levels. Relax and enjoy some quality family life as you escape to the great outdoors.
Gwel Teg, Cornwall, UK
Escape to sunny Cornwall where you can bottle feed lambs each spring or watch cows being milked at this dairy farm. With an outdoor playground for kids to enjoy, and acres of open fields to run free and explore, you’ll enjoy escaping to a calmer life during your farm holiday. As the evening draws in, book the hot tub to relax under the stars and enjoy the warm water revitalising you from head to toe.
Heydon Grove, Norfolk, UK
Situated in beautiful Norfolk, the whole family will enjoy learning about farm life with Rory and Hazel. Meet the chickens and nearby cows at the farm, perhaps you’ll cook some of their fresh eggs for breakfast one sunny morning. Children will love playing in the large, covered sandpit and play area at the farm, or if you fancy exploring further, take a short drive to the coast for a fun day at the beach.
Sunninglye, Kent, UK
Nestled in the hills of the Kent countryside, it’s hard to believe you’re only an hour from London. Young children will love waking up to watch a flock of sheep grazing in the adjoining field to your cosy canvas hideaway, with donkeys, dogs, pigs and goats also found at the farm. Enjoy splashing or boating in the pond, or take part in a pony pampering experience, before relaxing with marshmallows over a campfire at the end of a fun-filled day.
New Barn, Bedfordshire, UK
For animal lovers, you’ll find the perfect hands-on experience at New Barn farm. Meet and stroke the guinea pigs in the cuddle barn during the day or watch the cows and sheep grazing in the fields outside your canvas hideaway. Enjoy nature walks through the woods or hire bikes for travelling further afield across meandering field margins. For parents, take advantage of the prepared home-cooked meals from Hannah and enjoy relaxing during your farm stay with no worries.
Cupola Farm, Suffolk, UK
Get back to basics on this idyllic farm in one of their bell tents or delightful carriages. A working farm, passed down three generations, now choosing to open their farm to glampers and share a little slice of serenity in the Suffolk countryside. A small site, with just 6 units to hire with camping pitches available also, making it the perfect place for a catch up with friends and family. Close enough to towns and attractions that there is always something to do and see to keep you busy, but we are far enough off the beaten track for you to spend some time to relax and enjoy the quiet that surrounds Cupola Farm.
Glynn Barton, Cornwall, UK
Glynn Barton have designed the ultimate Glamping Experience for families. Coffee at the touch of a button, a fully fitted kitchen for snacks on tap, running hot water for a long soak in the bath, a decked terrace with BBQ and hot tub. Plus not forgetting access to all of Glynn Barton’s magical facilities. This is glamping… the Glynn Barton way!
Pagel, Lot, France
Looking for a change of scenery, with a garden of more than one hectare and the forest being only a few steps away. Back to nature experience with the noise of woodpeckers, deer’s, owls, peaceful setting but with all of Pagel’s amenities. 25 minutes from Cahors by car.
Valleyside Escapes, Devon, UK
Families love staying at Valleyside Escapes because they’ve thought of everything! You don’t need to fill your car to the brim as they provide lots of baby and toddler essentials. Children are kept entertained with the play area which has a bespoke mud kitchen, swing, slide and balance beams. There’s also a skittles court. There’s a complimentary nature trail, games locker and inside the tent children love the den under the cabin bed to play in. located right next to the river and Devon Railway Centre, Bickleigh Mill and the Fisherman’s Cot pub so you don’t even have to get in your car to be entertained!