Gramping is the newest camping trend ensuring that grandparents can still enjoy everything that camping has to offer, but with all the luxuries you would expect from a 4 or 5 star hotel.
Glamping sites across the UK allow camping to be enjoyed but without the lack of homely comforts. Sites frequently have facilities that include; proper beds; ovens and cooking facilities; proper bathrooms including showers; comfy chairs; decking areas; free Wi-Fi and even electric blankets! All of these facilities can be offered in yurts, tents, or canvas lodges which provide quests with a ‘back to nature’ feel whilst ensuring a luxury break.
It is easy to imagine why traditional camping is not so popular with the older generation; sleeping on the floor, no washing facilities, no electricity etc – It is more of a chore than a holiday!
This type of holiday gives the older traveler who once loved to go camping, but for whom it might no longer be practical, the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful British countryside once again. Those who enjoy walking holidays could really benefit from gramping as you are in the heart of the countryside with walks on your doorstep.
People who like to travel with friends or groups will also find that gramping is perfect for this. Sites will often let you exclusively hire out the facilities ensuring a peaceful break if you just wanted like minded individuals sharing your gramping holiday with you.
Glamping is very popular with people of all ages, which makes it the perfect holiday for all of the family. A glamping holiday in the UK provides a great get-a-away and with the amazing weather we have had recently it could be a great staycation!
So if you fancy a luxurious break in the beautiful British countryside, allowing you to do all the ‘outdoorsy’ things you used to, then why not give gramping a go!
Chris Dyke manages Mill Farm Glamping, a luxury glamping establishment comprising of luxurious canvas lodges and a beautiful farm house. For more information visit http://www.millfarmglamping.co.uk or phone 01380 828351.