Thinking about a family camping holiday this year? Forget sweaty tents and nylon sleeping bags; we’re talking wood burners, double beds and fully equipped kitchens.
Here’s our pick of the best family glamping holidays in Hertfordshire.
Home Farm Glamping, Elstree
Set in 100 acres of farm and woodland, just a tube ride away from London, Home Farm Glamping couldn’t feel further away from the city chaos. Glampers can choose between the round-windowed yurts (sleeps 5) and 2.5m high bell tents (sleeps 4). Both tent styles include all the necessities such as bedding, cutlery, crockery, a washing up kit, fire pit for toasting marshmellows, and a table and chairs.
On-site there are communal fridges, cooking equipment, and six private bathrooms. To really give families a break from modern stresses, there is no electricity supply in the tents. However, phones and laptops can be charged in the communal barn if required.
Price: A stay for a family of four costs from £120 per night.
Ready Camp, Hertford
Surrounded by rolling hills, this Hertford glamping site provides a much needed break from the bustle of everyday life – but without the need to ‘rough it’ in a damp tent. What’s more, all the Ready Camp sites have been created by the Camping and Caravanning Club, who definitely know a thing or two about camping holidays!
Each canvas tent has 2 bedrooms, sleeping up to 4 adults and 2 children, with proper beds, a sofa and a dining area. The contemporary tents all have an electricity supply and fully functioning kitchens. The only thing you need to bring is your own bedding, towels and a travel cot, if needed. The shaded veranda is a lovely spot to sit and relax once the little ones are settled in bed.
On-site you will find hot showers, toilets, washing machine and dryers, and a kids’ play area.
Price: Min. 3 night stay from £25 per night between 31st March 2017 and 31st October 2017.
Lee Valley Wigwam, Hoddeson
Situated on a curve in the River Lea, Lee Valley Caravan Park, Dobbs Weir is a top spot for a family getaway. Surrounding attractions such as Lee Valley Park Farms and White Water Centre mean that you don’t have to wander far to find something fun to do.
Lee Valley Wigwams are more like little lodges that classic tents. They feature a number of home comforts, including a kettle, fridge, BBQ and a TV and DVD player. Wifi is also available for a small charge.
On-site there are washing facilities, washing machines and driers, a supplies shop, and a play area. A bar and a restaurant are just a short walk away.
Price: The Big Chief (4 berth) Wigwam cost £85 per night, all through the season