The summer holidays are finally here, not that you’d know it to look out of the window. It may have rained all week but we’re crossing our fingers for some sun this weekend. If you’re thinking of taking a break with the family, take a look at our top Yorkshire glamping spots for a little local rest and relaxation. Don’t forget to pack your pork pie picnic!
Camp Katur, North Yorkshire
Located on the 250 acre estate of Camp Hill House near Bedale, Camp Katur combines glamping with outdoor adventures for the perfect family holiday. You can stay in a bell tent compete with wood-burning stove, an adorable hobbit house, a teepee, a huge safari-style tent or even a ‘unidome’ with a clear ceiling for stargazing!
There’s an outdoor hot top and sauna on-site, as well as plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained from quad biking to archery and even segway driving.
Masons Campsite, Bolton Abbey
Set in gorgeous countryside near Appletreewick, this campsite offers the ultimate peaceful getaway, and hikers will love the nearby Dalesway and Way of the Roses walking trails. There’s no need to pack your own tent – you can hire a bell tent, a VW camper van or even a vintage Airstream to stay in. If you’ve ever wanted to experience retro-style camping, this is your chance to do so with a little bit of luxury thrown in.
Swinton Bivouac, Masham
Set on the huge Swinton estate in the Yorkshire Dales, Swinton Bivouac campsite is rustic, sustainable but above all luxurious. Completely off the grid, you can choose to stay in one of just eight canvas yurts, six hand-crafted shacks or a cosy bunk barn which is perfect for groups. Everything is hand-made or vintage, so if you like eclectic and unusual decor you’ll fall in love with your surroundings. There are miles of walking trails and beautiful countryside right on your doorstep, as well as an 18th century Druid’s Temple folly on-site.
La Rosa, Whitby
This cult campsite is low energy and low impact but packed full of character. You’ll stay in a vintage caravan decorated with vintage fabrics and kitsch items, each chosen according to its theme. From a Roma caravan to a converted truck, each is completely unique. A central meeting point on the campsite encourages night-time get-togethers, and guests are encouraged to have a campfire and get to know each other. With a limited number of campers at any one time, you really will feel like you’re in a magical wonderland.