Glamping Holidays UK

Glamping holidays have never been so popular, but how do they differ from regular camping and what makes them so special? Let's take a look at the benefits of camping pods and the appeal of Lancashire glamping breaks.

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The rugged beauty of the UK countryside is adored by children and adults alike, and with bustling cities and a host of attractions to explore in addition to it’s incredible landscape, Lancashire is certainly one of the best places for family holidays UK locals can turn to for a staycation.

Lancashire has miles upon miles of coastline and countryside to walk, hike and explore, and it offers easy reach to the South Lakes. Plus, it’s close enough to the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland for families who want to take days out a little further afield. With historic destinations such as Lancaster, Clitheroe and Carnforth, and lively attractions like The Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre and Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Lancashire has activities the whole family will love. There’s no shortage of exciting days out with the kids in Lancashire, so let’s take a look at the type of holidays families can enjoy in this region.

What are Glamping Holidays UK?

‘Glamping’ is the combination of the words ‘glamorous’ and ‘camping’. It’s camping elevated to a more luxurious level. Rather than dealing with the hassle of putting up a tent, you simply arrive at a campsite where a permanent camping pod – usually constructed of wood – is ready and waiting for you to settle into.

Depending on the category of the pod, you might still have to bring lots of the usual camping gear, such as sleeping bags, pillows, stove, crockery and utensils. However, some of the more luxurious camping pods are kitted out with all of these handy extras to make the experience even simpler. Camping pods tend to be much warmer and cosier than traditional tents, and you don’t have to worry about the wind rocking your tent around while you’re trying to sleep.

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What are the benefits of glamping weekend breaks UK?

If you’re looking for a short camping experience or want to get away from it all for a weekend, glamping is a fantastic choice. With less camping equipment to bring with you and no tent to put up, you can simply arrive at your camping pod, drop off your stuff, and head out to explore. Your holiday begins right away, which is just what you need when you only have time for a short trip. Many people who live in busy cities crave the escape of the countryside. Glamping is a convenient way to enjoy some peaceful respite from the hectic pace of life. Cosying up in a camping pod in a rural setting is the perfect way to slow down, relax and unwind. Weekend glamping breaks are popular with couples, families and groups of friends who want to get away from it all and reconnect with one another.

Why choose Lancashire for glamping breaks UK?

Lancashire is renowned for its stunning coastline and countryside, and camping is a fantastic way to experience it. There’s something special about bedding down in nature when you’re visiting a place of natural beauty. However, camping isn’t for everyone! Dealing with the stress of erecting a tent and sleeping in a freezing cold sleeping bag can take the edge off the fun. Plus, not everyone has a tent and all the necessary camping kit on hand. Glamping is the perfect compromise. It allows you to lose yourself in the incredible Lancashire landscape and enjoy the fun of camping with less stress and more comfort.

Glamping holidays are available at several of our holiday parks across Lancashire, all of which are set in beautiful countryside and offer easy access to the region’s most popular attractions. You’ll find plenty of scenic walks, hikes and biking trails, picturesque villages, fascinating heritage sites, and thriving cities to explore. Plus, you’ll be within easy reach of the Lake District, the Forest of Bowland, and the Yorkshire Dales.

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What are the different types of pod getaways UK?

Here at Holgates, we have a variety of camping pod holidays available to suit different tastes. First, our Standard Pod is designed for a simple and traditional camping stay, only without the hassle of putting up a tent. The pods are equipped with electricity, WiFi, a panel heater to keep you cosy, and a foldaway table and chairs. They also have a fixed double bed suitable for two people, with space on the floor for two additional sleepers who will need to bring their own sleeping surfaces.

Luxury glamping pods UK

Our Luxury Pods are one step above with lots of home comforts for a more convenient camping experience. A little more spacious than our Standard Pods, the Luxury variety includes a kitchenette, shower room, bedding for the fixed double bed, television, outdoor dining area and brick built BBQ. They’re ideal for those who are brand new to camping and want to ease themselves in, or for those who simply want a more luxurious way to enjoy the great outdoors.

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Luxury glamping pods with bunk beds

Brand new for 2022 are our luxury glamping pods with bunk beds. Sleeping up to 4 people, these are the perfect break away for family and friends, we even have a pet friendly option at Bayview. Our brand new pods include a double bed and bunk beds, a wall mounted television, wifi, Bluetooth sound system and a brick built BBQ stand making it the ideal experience for families.

Family fun glamping pods

Finally, our Family Fun Pods are tailored to give the luxury glamping experience to busy families. They include a double sofa bed, a fold-out double bed, and additional twin beds on a mezzanine level which allows them to sleep up to six people. All of the handy features of the Luxury Pods are included – kitchen, television, shower room, bedding – so that you don’t have to bring any camping gear with you. Ultimately, these pods offer all of the luxuries of traditional family holiday accommodation combined with the beautiful natural surroundings of traditional camping.
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Book camping pods UK with Holgates

In need of a break and looking for glamping holidays last minute? Check out availability of the glamping pods across our Lancashire holiday parks now.

We offer holidays at a selection of our locations across Lancashire, Cumbria and the Ribble Valley

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