There are still various travel bans and restrictions here in the UK, and it seems that holidaying abroad may be off the cards for this summer; therefore, it has been predicted that the UK glamping industry will positively boom this year. But what even is glamping?! Check out our glamping FAQs below…
What is Glamping?
The word ‘glamping’ is a portmanteau (combination of) ‘glamorous’ and ‘camping’. Deluxe glamping sites offer en-suite bathrooms and private cooking facilities, with restricted guest numbers (unlike hotels and large holiday complexes). Glamping sites are often located in the countryside with stunning surroundings, allowing you to experience true peace and quiet during your short glamping break.
What is the difference between glamping and camping?
The main difference between glamping and camping is the level of lu More luxurious than traditional camping, glamping allows you to simply turn up at a unit or structure and enjoy your stay. It is a more comfortable and relaxing way to explore the outdoors, with electricity connections, private self-contained facilities and other key amenities already provided and set up for you. Plus, there’s no need to assemble any accommodation upon arrival!
What to Pack for a Glamping Break
Of course, this will vary slightly depending upon which glamping site you are visiting, and the level of amenities offered. High-quality glamping sites provide real bed with cosy bedding, kitchen facilities with crockery, utensils and cooking equipment, private bathrooms, electricity and heating – so you don’t need to worry about packing any pots and pans!
Here is a basic list of what you should take with you on your upcoming glamping adventure:
Food & drink
Sturdy walking boots
Sunglasses and sun cream
A selection of both warm and cool weather clothing (UK weather can be very unpredictable!)
Chargers for your electronic devices (if you decide to take them)
Backpack for days out
Can I Social Distance whilst Glamping?
Although the roadmap out of lockdown has been announced, many people are still understandably nervous about mixing with others. Glamping is the perfect 2021 holiday option, as sites are typically situated in rural locations with plenty of space between units. Many deluxe glamping sites offer private, enclosed facilities without any shared spaces whatsoever.
What are the Health Benefits of Glamping?
COVID-19 and lockdown has had a devastating impact upon our physical and mental health. This difficult period may have provoked you to reassess your priorities – as after all, the health and safety of ourselves and our loved ones is of paramount importance. Whilst glamping cannot exactly cure physical illnesses, it can certainly help boost your mental health; breathing in that fresh country air and admiring those spectacular views, is good for the soul.
5 health benefits of glamping:
'Researchers have found a fascinating link between access to green space, such as fields, forests, parks and gardens, and a reduced risk of mental health problems, improved mood, and increased life satisfaction' as according to the Mental Health Foundation
Letting your body sleep and rise with the natural light cycles (as nature intended) restores our circadian rhythm, helping us feel more in tune with our body
Additional Vitamin D from time spent outdoors can help improve immune system function, aid weight loss and lower your risk of diabetes and high blood pressure
'Observing and interacting with wildlife in their natural habitat, such as watching birds in a garden, can improve people’s feelings of well-being, relaxation, and connection to nature' as according to the Mental Health Foundation
Spending time solo or together, away from all the daily distractions we now have, helps to reduce stress, leaving you feeling happier and energised
Explore Mid Wales whilst staying at Hush Hush Glamping
Swop city lights for starry nights & get away from daily chaos to peace and quiet at Hush Hush Glamping. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Wales - without having to hike anywhere or compromise on home comforts!