Even the children can help plan and get involved with this friendly guide!
Glamping is a dog friendly activity with endless room to run and play with the whole family.
Older couples and groups can escape to the country and enjoy time out under the stars.
If you're taking the family away you'll also find this guide packed with useful information for everyone coming along.
If you and your partner are escaping for some time on your own this guide will also help you decide what you need.
Glamping is a unique way to spend time enjoying the outdoors without having to commit to the formalities of traditional camping. It’s camping with the comforts of home or glamorous camping, which is where the name ‘glamping’ came from! You still have a tent, but rather than sleeping bags and cramped spaces you can enjoy warm, cosy home-like surroundings with a bed, walls and a kitchen. Glamping allows you to experience the serenity and unique outdoor experience that traditional camping offers, just with the comforts of home!
1500s - The Scottish Duke of Atholl created a glamping in the Highlands for King James V and his mother.
1920s - The African Safaris popular with the rich which meant luxury camping - glamping on Safari!
2005 - The word 'glamping' arrives in the UK.
2007 - Glamping had taken the UK and Ireland by storm, now gaining popularity across the pond in the US.
Although this may seem like traditional canvas this is genuine camping in luxury and style. Imagine a luxury home with canvas walls.
These types of traditional tents echo the archaic types used throughout history. They're usually open floor with a fire in the middle.
Usually wooden, this is luxury camping above the ground and in amongst the trees. Heights, styles and locations vary from small huts to huge connected buildings.
Reminiscent of the camps used by Native Americans but much more luxurious. These are wide at the bottom with a peak in the top of the tent.
Glamping on the move; you can hire a luxury camper van and pitch up almost anywhere you like and enjoy a different view every morning.
A newer form of glamping, these pods vary in size but rely on eco-friendly living for fuel and warmth. Many have full glass front and backs.
Glamping is available right across the UK in many locations. However, at Lantern & Larks there are four, stunning locations for you to enjoy.
Located in the western edge of the Forest of Bowloand in Lancashire. Visit location.
Luxury campsite which is Grade II listed in Exton Estate near Rultand. Visit location.
Located in Suffolk's rural triangle near the eastern coast. Visit location.
Stunning scenery of Somerset very close to Taunton on the south coast. Visit location.
Boots and Wellies
Gloves and thick socks
The weather is British! So no matter what time of the year you're coming we recommend being prepared for rain and shine. Layering is the key.
Most glamping locations have cooking facilities. This could be in your accommodation or away. We provide a butane hob and wood burning stove.
There's going to be some interesting noises - you're outside amongst nature. You'll hear things you don't usually - enjoy them and listen!
Cooking while glamping is half the fun! We provide a butane hob and wood burning fire for you to conjure up your culinary glamping delights. Here are some tips for cooking while luxury camping.
Remember to take matches and a lighter with you. We also recommend some old newspaper as tinder to help things get going.
There's not usually any fridge available when glamping but some sites (such as Lantern and Larks) have interesting refrigeration techniques. A cool box is an option.
Most glamping locations provide these for you (it is luxury camping, right?) so there's no need to drag them along with you like traditional camping.
Similarly to pots and pans all cooking and eating utensils are provided for you. Bring along the children's or baby's but all other utensils will be in your accommodation waiting for you on arrival.
Each glamping location is surrounded by stunning countryside and woodland. Get your shoes and coat on and go exploring the wilderness with the family. Fresh air, wildlife and nature spotting!
Each location is close to areas of interest. Get out during the day and visit some local attractions; there's something for everyone to do from family parks to historical attractions.
Every glamping site is surrounded by paths and walkways just waiting to be explored. Take a hike across the countryside and absorb the sounds and magnificent sites.
The campfire is a place of community and bonding. Play games, drink, eat and enjoy each other's company around the campfire. Real quality time together.