Discover glamping with Lantern & Larks.

Enjoy the great outdoors with family and friends, explore fantastic surroundings and relax in all the comfort of home. Our luxury canvas retreats provide the ideal get-away for adventurous children, romantic breaks or family fun; kitted out to the highest quality and situated in idyllic corners of the British countryside.
  • Luxury tents with proper comfort
  • Gas powered shower and WC in each tent
  • Log burning stove and double gas hob
  • Beds made up on arrival plus towels
  • Fully equipped kitchen area
  • Use of your own firepit/bbq
  • Unlimited supply of logs
  • Sleeps up to 6 in comfortable beds

Read our customers' latest reviews on TripAdvisor

Glamping at its best
4 / 5 stars Review score
Lantern & Larks - Bleasdale, Forest of Bowland, Lancashire
Had a great time at Larks and Lanterns! We had a wonderful welcome and given advice on walks in the area. The walks take you up and round the area and not difficult even for a novice. The...
Written by: travelnut372
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Date published: 20 August 2023


AMAZING!!
5 / 5 stars Review score
Lantern & Larks - Bleasdale, Forest of Bowland, Lancashire
This was our first family holiday and oh was it special! Stunning 360 views, plenty of space for the kids to play/bike onsite and surrounding area. Very spacious but cosy accommodation with all the...
Written by: Jacquelyn A
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Date published: 31 July 2023


The perfect retreat
5 / 5 stars Review score
Lantern & Larks - Bleasdale, Forest of Bowland, Lancashire
This was our third trip to Lanterns and Larks in Bleasdale. We used to camp but i'm completely over that! We love the outdoors, and this is the perfect combination of outdoor lifestyle with...
Written by: jamese519
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Date published: 25 May 2023


BLEASDALE
Forest of Bowland, Lancashire

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Bleasdale has been rated 5 out of 5 based on 80 customer reviews on TripAdvisor

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Glamping in Lancashire – Holidays for the whole family

Bleasdale Estate is situated on the western edge of the Forest of Bowland AONB. Just 20 minutes south of Lancaster, the glamping site is located at the end of a private country lane, set amongst the rolling green patchwork of grazing land stitched together by hedgerows, trees and dry-stone walls, with the Bowland Fells as a perfect backdrop – a beautiful place at any time of year.

Our 'glam camping' or glamping site is situated above a private section of the River Brock. Build dams, catch sticklebacks, wander down the sleepy river banks to quiet pools in the dappled shade of the overhanging trees. Or build dens and camps in the wood behind the tents. It's a natural adventure playground for your kids.

From our luxury forset of Bowland camping site, there is direct access to the local footpath network, and you can visit the Stone Age circle located 20 minutes' walk from your tent. A little further on and you reach the open access area of the Bowland Fells where you can walk for miles without seeing a car – or even other people. All this without going near a public road.

For the more intrepid, there are the local cycle networks and bridleways close to the luxury Lantern & Larks Bleasdale glamping campsite. Cycle to the nearby Beacon Fell Country Park from the glamping camp site, or to the pretty village of Chipping with its pubs, cafes and ice cream shop! If this seems a little hard work, there is a business hiring electric bicycles located on the estate - how idle can you get?!

If other forms of transport appeal, there are local horse-riding centres close by and they specialise in taking riders on treks round the local riding network. Or take a cruise on the Lancaster canal from the Barton Grange Garden Centre – only 10 minutes away.

The local wildlife can be stunning with everything from glimpses of deer in the valley below your tents to the famous "sky dancer" or hen harrier on the fells above you. If your tastes run to the more exotic, we have the Bowland Wild Boar Park a 20-minute drive away, and for those keen on catching the local wildlife, there are several fishing lakes in the area, ranging from pike and perch to trout and salmon.


There's really plenty to do when glamping in Lancashire.

For the thrill seekers, we have Blackpool pleasure beach 30 minutes away, along with Blackpool Tower, the Sealife Aquarium, the Zoo and the Sandcastle Waterpark. At Lancaster, there is Lancaster Castle where the trial of the Lancashire witches was held. It is a historic town with wonderful heritage, museums and old-fashioned streets. Our glamping campsite makes an ideal weekend break and base for visiting the surrounding Lancashire cities such as Manchester, Preston and Liverpool.

You can click the following link to discover all the things to do in the Forest of Bowland.


Glamping in Preston

35 minutes from our Bleasdale site, you’ll find the bustling city of Preston. Often called Lancashire’s top shopping destination, this vibrant destination has a rich history and a diverse events programme, including street theatre and art exhibitions. If you’d like to get away from the crowds, there are a selection of pretty gardens to enjoy, ideal for sitting on a bench and nursing a coffee from one of Preston’s many cafes. For night-owls, Preston’s nightlife is not to be missed, with a fantastic selection of restaurants, bars and clubs available. Once you’ve had your fill of urban life, retreat back to your comfortable safari tent at Bleasdale to sit back and relax after a day of urban adventures.


Dog friendly glamping in Lancashire

When you go on a weekend break you probably want to take the whole family with you. Why shouldn't you? At our Bleasdale luxury camping site, dogs are welcome on the grounds and within your glamping tent so they can join the rest of the family on their glamping holiday too!


Glamping Lancashire FAQs

Is there any glamping available in Lancashire?

Yes! There are plenty of glamping locations available across Lancashire, including our very own Lantern & Larks site at Bleasdale, within easy reach of the Forest of Bowland AONB.

Where are the best glamping locations in Lancashire?

Lancashire has something for everyone. If you want to be close to the action, sites near Blackpool and Preston are sure to tick the boxes. Or, if you’re after a more of a back-to-nature holiday, the Forest of Bowland and Pendle Hill are just waiting to be explored.

What can you do while glamping in Lancashire?

There’s no end of things to do in Lancashire, from the joys of Blackpool pleasure beach to the historic Lancaster Castle. Enjoy some shopping and food in the vibrant cities of Manchester, Preston and Liverpool, or get out in the magnificent countryside. Historic sites, museums, waterparks… all this and more is on your doorstep!

Are there any dog-friendly glamping sites in Lancashire?

We love it when guests bring their dogs glamping! At Lantern & Larks, we welcome canine companions at all of our sites.


Group Bookings

Glamping is the perfect break to share with friends and family. Gather together around a roaring firepit, share stories as you toast marshmallows and play and explore in the wide-open spaces. It’s a fantastic way to relax and enjoy the company of your nearest and dearest.

If you’d like to share glamping in the North West England with friends and family, why not book several tents across the site? We have five tents available, so groups of up to 30 can enjoy a break all together.


Check in and check out times

You can arrive on your check in day from 4pm and check out by 10am on your departure day.


Glamping Accessories and Optional Extras

Group gathering around the fire pit in the evening

Fire Pit/BBQ/Wood

Fire pits are now included with every booking. These can be used as a BBQ for outdoor cooking and unlimited wood is provided for the duration of your stay. For safety reasons fires may ONLY be lit in a fire pit (NO OPEN FIRES ELSEWHERE). Each tent also features a log burner inside that can be used for heating and cooking.


A highland terrier enjoying his glamping experience

Travel Cot/Dogs/High chairs

  • Travel Cot £15 per stay
  • Dogs £20 per dog per stay
  • High Chairs FREE

Glamping pods with hot tub Lancashire

Glamping with a hot tub is a great way to add an extra touch of luxury to your glamping break. Both young and old will love having the opportunity to splash and relax from the comfort of your own tent, surrounded by some spectacular scenery.

Unfortunately, we do not currently offer hot tub glamping in our glamping pods Lancashire, but Lantern & Larks Kittisford Barton, in Somerset, has private, wood-burning hot tubs available to book.


Your glamping tent

Each of our luxury camping Lancashire tents accommodates up to six and has three bedrooms that each sleep two people. There is one king size room, one twin room and one bunk bed room per tent. If necessary, you could also fit a travel cot in any of the bedrooms (these can be hired on site if required).

Our glamping tent layout

What's included with our tents?

Gas powered shower and WC in each tent Log burning stove and double gas hob Beds made up on arrival plus towels Luxury tents with proper comfort Fully equipped kitchen area Sleeps up to 6 in comfortable beds Tranquility and true sense of exclusivity The sound of silence like you've never heard

Did you know we have more than one UK glamping site, check out the links below to our other beautiful locations


  • Kittisford Barton, Somerset
  • Sweffling, Suffolk
  • Exton Park, Rutland
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