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Staycation, staycation…

Becki Halls

Becki Halls |

This week we are talking about the trending topic of taking a Staycation. Why? Well as holiday costs are rising – sadly the value of the pound is falling meaning millions of Brits are opting for staycations on their home soil. In actual fact the Independent states that Staycations have increased by a quarter in 2017 compared to 2016. And these trips are averaging around three days in length.

On hearing this we couldn’t help but think HELLO surely this makes glamping the perfect staycation for summer. And this week we aim to convince you why…

STAYCATION DEFINITION:

A staycation is defined as a holiday spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.

 

Staycation saving time and costs…

According to research by the Telegraph in 2016 the average abroad holiday for a family of four ranged from £2000 – £3000. Alongside this if you consider the cost of your precious holiday time travelling to and from the airport, departure time, flight time and then any transfers the other end it the appeal starts to dwindle.

However, choosing a staycation such as glamping could mean depending on the location you choose you are where you want to be in a matter of minutes and you can use your own mode of transport so you are totally in control of your journey, also car share with friends saving travel costs. The difference is, the average cost of a three-day glamping trip with us for a family of four is around £225* which is a fraction of the cost of going abroad. (*Prices based on a 5m Silver tent with 2 double beds, plus average pitch fees of £15 per night.)

Glamping as a staycation…

Glamping is today’s modern, glamourous equivalent to camping. With comfortable beds and luxury soft furnishings you can enjoy the escapism and adventure when camping without the worry of your comfort levels. We have different sized bell tents to suit your requirements either as a couple, a group of friends or for a family.

It works by you selecting your venue be it private land or a campsite – we have a list of campsite recommendations on our website. You then choose your tents along with a date you wish to glamp and we will confirm availability. Following that you book and pay for your pitch(es) direct with your chosen venue and finally, confirm your booking with us. Then leave the rest to us!

Which means when you arrive at your campsite fresh from a short journey and without having to pack the car to the brim with camping equipment, you are greeted by a fully furnished, luxurious bell tent all set up ready for you to relax straight into your staycation. Easy.

We are also currently promoting two offers. One where you stay for three nights and only pay for two (perfect) this can be found by clicking here. And our second offer is for the month of August, we’re offering 50% off bedding packs!

Exploring the local sights…

The New Forest and its surrounding area is steeped in history, it is a place of natural beauty and has a huge amount of things to do.

Check out our recent blog article on family fun things to do in the area. This ranges from days out to local attractions such as Paultons Park, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, and Forest Cycling or even trying out the local water sports.

Of course the great thing about visiting the New Forest is the array of things to do for FREE. With over 193, 000 acres of forest to explore there are some stunning walks to take during your stay. The New Forest is next to the Solent and the Jurassic coast. Meaning you can spend lazy days on the beach swimming in the sea and building sandcastles. Or taking one of the many idyllic walks along the stunning coast line.

Food glorious food…

Glamping is so flexible when it comes to food. Which again means it works for any budget. You might choose to picnic and BBQ on your campsite. Or you may choose to dine out. Either way, you will be spoilt with choice on where to buy supplies from or where you will dine out.

The New Forest hosts a whole array of cafes, restaurants and pubs. All ranging in styles of food, from freshly caught seafood to Thai cuisine. The pubs offer delicious pub grub sourced locally along with many varieties of New Forest ales to try – a perfect refresher on a bike ride or forest stroll.

If eating onsite there are large supermarkets, farm shops and convenience stores close to most campsites. We can also supply kitchen equipment, a BBQ and an electric cool box as little extras with your glamping package. If you need some inspiration on what you could be cooking whilst glamping have a read of our article on glamping recipes.

 

Little extras and a whole lot of comfort…            

You can add little extras to your glamping staycation to make life easier and save on packing time.  Options include things such as bedding packages, magic mirrors, a kitchen essentials basket, a fire pit and even a Fizzy Afternoon Tea. All will be ready and waiting for you on arrival. Or, why not really light up your staycation with some super cool festoon lighting to go around your bell tent? Looks beautiful at night and in photos.

The wonderful thing about a glamping staycation is that after a day of exploring you can return to the luxury of your tranquil bell tent. With soft coir matting underfoot, tea lights twinkling above your head and warm cosy blankets on your bed. You can lay down, shut your eyes and dream of your day’s adventure.

All in all we say forget the stress and cost of travelling abroad. It is all about the glamping staycation. We truly believe it will leave you feeling refreshed and revived with lots of delightful memories to look back on!

What are you waiting for?!  Book your staycation now and benefit from 3 nights for the price of 2!

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