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 family glamping holidays in Surrey and the surrounding area.
Surrey Hills Yurts
Surrey Hills’ luxury yurts wrapped are set in a stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Each yurt features a king sized bed and additional single futon beds, a chest of drawers, a wood burner, table and chairs, a room divider and a box of warm blankets for those chilly evenings. The best feature, however, is the wonderful uninterrupted views across the beautiful countryside.
Included in the stay are duvets, pillows, linen and towels, biodegradable toiletries, basic cooking ingredients such as tea and coffee, a lantern, and fuel for the wood burner. The site also runs kids’ activities, such as fishing trips, bug hunting and humane animal trapping surveys.
Price: Min. 3 night stay for two adults costs from £200. Children aged between 3 and 16 years are charged an additional £45 each. Kids aged 0-2 years stay free.
Glamping Holiday, Surrey/Sussex Border
Situated on the Springbok Estate between Guildford, Surrey and Horsham, West Sussex, Glamping Holiday is well located for outdoor and indoor family adventures. The luxury, shabby-chic style tents are a far cry from the usual camping experience. Spread across a one acre plot, each of the four 5m bell tents sleeps up to 5 people. Little touches make a big difference; guests are greeted by cheerful bunting, cosy lanterns and warm rugs.
The covered kitchens have everything you need for alfresco cooking. You can decide whether to toast marshmellows and bake potatoes on the fire pit, or speed things up at meal times by using the gas BBQ or double gas rings. Toilet and showers facilities are housed nearby in a tastefully decorated portable unit.
One welcome extra is the complimentary breakfast pack provided on your first morning, with eggs, bread, milk and locally produced bacon. And if the kids get bored, there’s a box of games to keep the amused while you put your feet up.
Price: Min. 2 night stay costing £120 per night