Camping in the UK is not everybody’s idea of a great holiday. Mainly due to our unpredictable weather and monsoon like summers, it’s no surprise that many people do not see camping as a viable holiday choice.
Camping these days does not have to mean sleeping in a soggy tent on a waterlogged field, spending a week damp cold and miserable, there are now some fine alternatives to a family tent, here are a three of the best!
Camping pods are a fantastic choice for keeping warm and dry on holiday, without costing a fortune. Pods are wooden huts usually a semi circular in shape with a wood and tarmac roof.
Many sites throughout the UK now have a pods or wigwams as some places call them. From St Austell in Cornwall to the Isle of Skye near Scotland, there are campsites with pods all over the country and even in Europe.
Many pods have heating, electricity, small fridges and seating that can be made into beds with a mattress at night. When booking a pod check what equipment is available in the pods on the site. Some cheaper pods have nothing inside except a carpet, but they are still warm and dry and perfect for our British summer.
Yurts are another recent addition to many campsites and are perfect for larger groups of campers or families. These wooden framed circular dwellings use felt for insulation and tight fitting canvas to make them watertight. Yurts easily sleep six people and most have beds, bedding, wood burning stoves and some are beautifully decorated inside. Incredibly warm this is the number one choice of camping accommodation all year round.
For those who enjoy luxury on a holiday but like to be at one with nature, Safari Tents are perfect for any ‘glampers’ out there. Just like a holiday cottage, with bedrooms and comfy beds sofas, dinner table, kitchen, everything a person could possibly need on a camping holiday. Most sleep up to six people, so although a safari tent is at the top end price-wise for camping accommodation, if the cost is shared with a group of friends, the luxury suddenly becomes much more affordable.
Don’t be put off camping because of the cold or the rain; there are many alternatives to explore both in the UK and abroad!