10 best UK glamping sites

Leave the airbed and nylon sleeping bag at home and add a touch more luxe to your family camping trip. Here's 10 of the best UK glamping sites as reviewed by Mumsnetters.

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A games barn, campfire pits and fruit picking

Ivy Grange Yurts - Halesworth, Suffolk

"The entire setup makes for the perfect break for parents, children and couples. The yurts are spotless and luxurious: outdoor shower (with lovely hot water), wood fires and barbecues (all ready to be lit), a little wood for the kids to 'lose' themselves in (although they are actually visible to adults pretty much all the time) and fully equipped outdoor and indoor kitchens."

Banquets, knight school and jester training

Warwick Castle - Warwick

"Our weekend of glamping, sword-fighting and banqueting at Warwick Castle was the best my three boys can remember."

Chickens, reiki and bushcraft workshops

Secret Meadows - Woodbridge, Suffolk

"Beautiful countryside and there are lovely walks around the wildlife site through meadows and woodland. We took the private hen coop hire, and now our children (especially the three-year-old, but also the teenager) want hens at home."

Zip wires, pizza ovens and private bath tubs

Dome garden - Mile End, Gloucestershire

"They have got the combination of get away from it all / rustic and luxurious comfort absolutely right. As an exhausted single professional mum with two kids I was looking for a relaxing comfortable chill out weekend. Our dome was gorgeous and the kids had a ball.

Champagne, honesty shop and a great location

Lantern Larks - Saxmundham, Suffolk

"Sitting out at night, the tent lit with fairy lights wound around the ropes, lanterns illuminating the bedrooms, listening to the furious squabbling of badgers and the barks of nearby foxes, we were content. We had a wonderful and restful stay, arranged by a company who gave us exemplary customer service."

An overnight safari in er, Kent

Port Lympne - Hythe, Kent

"The pods are located right next to a cheetah enclosure, they watch you sipping your tea and will be watching you BBQ. Lions and tigers are about 100m away. You wake up to their roars in the morning. Magical."

Luxe tents with sea views on a real working farm

Boswarthen Farm - Penzance, Cornwall 

"We stayed in Lanyon, which sleeps six to eight people, and is absolutely delightful! The 'tents' (for want of a better word; they're so luxurious it feels silly to call them that) are spread across a large field, with plenty of space, overlooking the surrounding land - and sea! You can enjoy this lovely view from a deckchair on your veranda - ideally with drink in hand."

A country retreat perfect for large groups  

Somerset Yurts - Taunton, Somerset

"I have been on many camping trips and this was a million percent easier. The Yurt had everything we needed and was clean and comfy. The weather was very hit and miss and the rain poured down at night but the yurt stayed warm and dry. It has a lovely family feel but is not at all intrusive. You really do feel like you are in the middle of nowhere."

Keenly priced, small peaceful site, just 10 minutes from the beach

Old Bidlake - Bridport, Dorset

"Just four bell tents in a field, surrounded by rolling fields and open skies. The tents are beautifully kitted out with great attention to detail; pretty bunting, a soft toy each for the kids, hot water bottles. There is a 'rocket stove' for cooking, a cool box, and all crockery and cutlery are provided. There's a communal kitchen, and space to eat under cover if needed, very nice loos and showers."

Strong green credentials, fantastic spot in the Lakes and an on-site bar

Quiet Site - Ullswater, Cumbria

"Beautiful site with gorgeous views over Ullswater. Spotless shower block with plenty of hot water. Well-stocked little shop for the essentials. Pod was warm and quiet, bliss!"

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