Enjoy a family-friendly glamping holiday

Thursday, 6 September 2012 4:31 PM

If you are hoping to take your children away on a short break, you should certainly consider booking a glamping vacation. By embarking on this kind of holiday, your family will be given a fantastic opportunity to relax, spend some quality time together and enjoy the great outdoors.

Indeed, the comfort and luxury that is on hand with staying in glamping accommodation means it is the perfect holiday to go on for parents who have young children.

Unlike the traditional camping getaway, a glamping holiday means you don't have to give up too many of the creature comforts of home that you're used to. That way, you can pick somewhere that has all the amenities you require, from a fully-equipped kitchen to comfortable beds, that will enable you to enjoy a break with your little ones. Doing so means you will have sufficient facilities to bathe babies and change their nappies.

You can also expect to have a good standard of bathroom facilities when on a glamping break, something that isn't always the case when staying in a tent in the middle of a field. By doing so, children who become muddy after playing outside can have a wash in your accommodation's bathroom at the end of the day rather than having to wait until the short break is over so they can have a decent shower when they get home.

It is also worth thinking about the sheer excitement that is on hand with going on a short holiday in a treehouse or yurt. Rather than staying in the identikit accommodation of a chain of hotels, choosing to have a break in something like a treehouse means you'll have the chance to spend a few days living somewhere that is completely unique. Doing so should provide you with a refreshing change from the humdrum of modern life and, depending on the particular kind of lodgings you book, you might find you are able to fuel your children's imagination. By staying in a treehouse or a log cabin they may be able to pretend they are characters from their favourite stories or television programmes.

Going on a glamping holiday - whether it is in the heart of the Welsh countryside or by the coast of the Isle of Wight - also provides a fantastic opportunity for you and your children to connect with nature, even if it is only for a couple of days. Stay in a cabin in the Clwydian Hills of North Wales, for example, and you'll have the chance to see woodland creatures, such as badgers and polecats, wandering around the bottom of your garden. You're unlikely to catch a glimpse of these creatures while staying in a large town or city, so such holidays offer a great chance to help your kids learn a little about the world around them.

Taking a glamping break also means you and your loved ones can easily enjoy some peace and quiet far away from the likes of traffic jams and roadworks. In fact, the only thing you will probably hear is birdsong when the sun rises in the morning and once again when it sets in the evening. The solitude that glamping breaks provide means that people can spend a long weekend enjoying time together as a family far away from the stress and distractions of modern living.

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