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  • Writer's pictureStephie Joslin

Sleeping under the stars in style: An overview of Glamping

Updated: Apr 18, 2023





What is Glamping?


Are you looking for a way to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing the comforts of home? Look no further than glamping! Glamping is a portmanteau of the words "glamorous" and "camping". It's an increasingly popular style of travel that combines the glamour of luxury hotels with the adventure of camping. Glamping has its roots in the 1920s, when wealthy Europeans began to seek out new experiences outside their comfort zones. They would often hire guides to lead them through remote areas where they could camp under canvas tents or tented cabins and get away from it all while still having access to all the comforts of home.


Why Glamping?


Glamping is a great option for those who want to experience the great outdoors without the hassle of traditional camping. You don't need to worry about setting up a tent or cooking over an open fire - everything is taken care of for you. Plus, many glamping sites are located near popular tourist destinations, making it easy to explore the area during the day and return to your comfortable accommodations at night.


Types of Glamping


There are many different types of glamping. Here are some examples:


• Tent camping: This is the most basic form of glamping and involves sleeping in a tent or other portable shelter. You'll need to bring your own equipment and supplies, but it's an affordable option for those who want to try out the experience without spending too much money on it.


• Luxury camping: Luxury campers enjoy all the comforts of home while still getting out into nature with their families or friends! Some luxury campsites offer amenities like hot showers, electricity, Wi-Fi access, fire pits (and sometimes even fireplaces), restaurants nearby; the list goes on! If you're looking for something more luxurious than traditional tenting then this might be right up your alley!

How to Prepare for Glamping


When you're planning a glamping trip, there are some essentials that you'll want to bring with you. You can't go wrong with bringing some food and drinks (and maybe even some snacks) for everyone in your group. Make sure to pack plenty of water bottles - you'll need them! Make sure all of these items are easily accessible so they don't get lost or forgotten in the car during the drive out there. Many glamping sites offer different facilities so be sure to check what they provide before planning what to bring.


If you decide on booking your glamping trip at Hill Farm then rest assured knowing that we provide all the cooking equipment you need to make your stay that little bit easier! Theres information about facilities on our glamping page but don't hestitate to contact us if you have any questions!


Heres a quick list of possible essentials you may want to keep in mind:


• Bedclothes

• Slippers or other soft, warm indoor shoes

• Toiletries

• Head torch

• Travel towel

• Walking boots

• Wellies

• Waterproof coat and/or rain poncho

• Something warm and cosy, like a fleece or hoody

• Changes of clothes and underwear (we recommend taking an extra set in case you get unexpectedly wet or dirty)

• Flip flops and bathrobe

• Backpack for days out and walks

• Chargers for all of your electrical devices


Heres a quick list of possible essentials for kiddies:


• Wellies

• Board games (Dobble is a fun card game we thoroughly recommend!)

• Football, rounders set and/or badminton set

• A kite

• Waterproof layers

• Slippers/soft indoor shoes

• Toys and craft supplies like colouring-in books

• Extra fleece and additional change of clothes

• Their favorite soft toy from home

• Hot water bottle

• Extra blankets (ideal for sitting outside in the evening)


Glamping Recipes


• Bring the essentials if you're planning on cooking

• Plan easy-to-make recipes - check out some camping recipes before you arrive!

• Snacks for camping


Glamping Entertainment


• Your fave tipple

• A good book or magazine

• Craft supplies

• Cordless speaker (remember to keep music down so as not to disturb other guests)

• Tablet or laptop if you can’t live without Netflix

• Nature/Wildlife identification books

• Binoculars and/or telescope


Get away from it all


The best thing about glamping is getting away from it all and enjoying nature at its finest. However, this doesn't mean that having fun means giving up on creature comforts entirely; most campsites have electricity available so that guests can charge their devices during their stay if needed (or just use them without worrying about running out). If possible, bring along some extra batteries just in case something happens to yours while camping out overnight without access to power sources!

Tips for a Successful Glamping Trip


• Researching the destination.

• Planning activities.

• Staying safe.


Glamping Etiquette


Glamping etiquette is important. You're in a place that's not your own, so you should respect it. That means being respectful of the environment and following safety guidelines, as well as respecting other campers.


Summary


Overall, glamping is a unique and memorable way to experience the beauty of nature while still enjoying the luxuries of staying in a hotel. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or a family vacation, glamping is the perfect way to disconnect from the world and reconnect with nature. So why not book your next adventure today and head to hillfarmsuffolk.co.uk/book-a-tent or get in touch with us today by emailing us at info@hillfarmsuffolk.co.uk.


Happy glamping!


Love,


Stephie, Iain & Felix xx

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