We are touring the glamping facilities of the Best of British holiday parks and in this blog we are concentrating on bell and safari tents as glamping accommodation. Both styles of tent offer a ready made camping experience and our 5 star holiday parks facilities will offer a holiday to remember. With the tent pitched and ready for your arrival you won't have to worry about packing or spend your precious holiday getting everything set up. You'll be in the great outdoors, but with a little more space and comfort than a traditional tent offers. Here are the Best of British parks that offer bell and safari tents.
Ladram Bay Holiday Park, Devon
Situated in Budleigh Salterton in Devon, Ladram Bay offers spectacular views of the Jurassic Coast from its very own private beach. Nestled among the well kept grounds you'll find a range of bell tents close to the other self-catering accommodation and camping and touring options. So, if you're looking for a little more than a regular tent, Ladram Bay should be on your list of places to 'glamp'! Sleeping up to 6 people, these 6 metre tents offer lots of space, but if you need something a little smaller, the 5 metre tent sleeps 4. Each tent is pitched in its own area offering parking and an outdoor space overlooking the bay.
The bell tents are self catering, so you will need to provide your own cooking equipment (as you would if you were camping), although you can visit the on site Pebbles Restaurant to dine in style! Swimming pool passes are included, but you're also welcome to swim at the private beach, which also offers various water activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking and motor boating (all available to hire). This is a fantastic option if you want to feel at home with nature but be comfortable and cosy throughout your stay.
Plassey Leisure Park, Wrexham
Plassey Leisure Park is situated in the heart of the Dee Valley in North Wales. Among the accommodation options you'll find some fabulous safari tents, perfectly positioned for those who want to try camping but aren't quite ready to go the whole hog! The tents are in a quiet corner of the holiday park, but are close enough to be able to make the most of Plassey's fantastic facilities. Nature trails, restaurants, golf courses, an indoor heated pool and extensive sports facilities are all on offer at this award-winning holiday park in Wales.
The safari tents mix luxury with a classic slice of outdoor holiday adventure. They are styled in a rustic way, but come equipped with all the home comforts you could need. There are cosy beds that sleep 6, a fully equipped kitchen, spacious lounge area, a wood effect stove, fully fitted bathroom and underfloor heating. Best of all, the safari tents have their very own hot tub that seat 6! Hot tub holidays in Wales don't come better than this!
Broadhembury Holiday Park, Kent
Situated in the garden of England, Broadhembury is just 20 minutes from the Eurostar terminal and 40 minutes via fast train to London. If you want to explore the South East and possibly day trip in France, Broadhembury will be the spot for you. The park is home to a number of Lotus Belle tents, which provide a luxury camping experience to remember. The tents are warm and cosy; this is sleeping in a tent with a real difference. All tents are cocoon-lined with zipped in ground sheets, full coconut matting and sit on solid wood floors. Real beds and mattresses are provided.
The tents are equipped with electricity for heating and lighting during your stay. Broadhembury also provide gas BBQs with side ring, pots and pans, and all the crockery and cutlery for you. You also have access to the on site Campers’ Kitchens which are fully equipped with fridge, freezer, microwave and washing up area.
Whether you’re a couple seeking a little romance or a family looking for a fun-filled break, glamping at Broadhembury is an excellent holiday experience!
Concierge Camping, West Sussex
Situated at the foot of the South Downs National Park and Chichester Harbour, Concierge Camping is perfectly situated to cater for those venturing out of the hustle and bustle of city life and the tranquil countryside of West Sussex. And, if you're new to glamping and are a bit nervous, a safari tent at Concierge is the ideal place to start!
Inside your temporary accommodation, you'll feel like you're still at home. There is underfloor heating and a comfortable sofa, a range cooker and a well appointed kitchen. You'll also find the camping luxuries of a fridge, freezer and dishwasher. This really is the ultimate in glamping. Adding a further touch of luxury are the discreet speaker system and remote-controlled window blinds. Forget everything you thought about camping toilets, in your safari tent you will find a boutique hotel bathroom suite, complete with rain shower, complimentary toiletries and a fully plumbed in loo!
Concierge are the perfect example of 5 star luxury even when you're in the outdoors.
Whether you are attempting camping for the first time, or moving to glamping after being campers for years, there are many options that provide the segway between full on groundsheets and tent pegs and holiday cottages. Glamping really is the 'go to' option when you want to feel at one with nature and sleep under the stars.