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.
Glamping vs. Camping
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:
Exposure to natural light helps boost your Vitamin D levels, which helps to regulate calcium and in turn keeps bones and teeth healthy.
Spending time away from all distractions and constant Covid-19 updates gives you space to properly switch off and recharge.
Letting your body sleep and rise with the natural light cycles (as nature intended) restores our circadian rhythm, aiding a better night’s sleep.
Watching wildlife and tuning in to nature helps you relax and unwind.
Outdoor exercise is good for the mind as well as body because it reduces anxiety and stress, as well as improving self-esteem, mood and sleep.
Book your 2021 Staycation at Hush Hush Glamping
Hush Hush Glamping is an adults-only (18+) glamping site in mid Wales, with just 2 pods set within a 90-acre family farm. With glamping offering numerous health benefits and opportunities to relax and unwind, not to mention the lack of international travel required, why not book a glamping stay here in Wales for your 2021 staycation?!
Our summer availability for Hare’s Form (sleeps 2) is filling up fast, but we still have plenty of availability for our new pod, Huacaya’s Cush (sleeps 6 adults). Click here to book your romantic getaway at Hare’s Form or click here to book your group holiday at Huacaya’s Cush today!