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Cosy winter camping ideas in Wales, Dorset and the Yorkshire Dales


LARKHILL TIPIS WEST WALES: Escape to Carmarthenshire, West Wales this winter for a luxurious child-friendly, sustainable camping experience. Larkhill Tipis offers five different nomadic camping experiences with three of these available over the winter months. Accommodation includes the Alachigh a luxury tent originating from Northern Iran and two yurts. Stay warm with a woodburning stove,  sheepskins, big cushions, pillows and plenty of blankets,  beautiful rugs, lanterns and comfortable beds.

What to do: In the grounds there is a woodland park with swings and a slide. Located half an hour from Cardigan Bay’s coastline with sandy beaches plus horse riding, fishing, go karts, a butterfly farm, steam railways, castles and museums in the surrounding area. Nightly rates start from £70. www.larkhilltipis.co.uk.

THE BIVOUAC: if you are looking for a totally unique escape then this is it. The Bivouac located in the Yorkshire Dales offers luxurious, rustic and sustainable off grid accommodation. During the winter months you can stay in a hand crafted, round-wood timber frame woodland shack (from 5 Feb) or in the Bunk Barn; year round you can also choose to stay in a canvas Yurt burrowed into the hillside.


Inside the Shack there are handmade and up-cycled items furnishings providing a snug setting. Windy Smithy wood burners are fitted with a range attached for heating, cooking and warm water. Please note there is no electricity. A four night stay for a family of four starts from £410. Log-Cabins, Eco-Lodges, Yurts, Glamping & Bunk Barn Accommodation in Masham | The Bivouac.

CAALM CAMPING DORSET: Open all year round Caalm Camping has six traditional hand painted Mongolian Yurts. The yurts sleep up to six and a travel cot can be provided on request. Their location makes this is a great base for exploring Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire just one hour from the M4 and M5.


Children can scramble about on the wooden play equipment, get closer to the wildlife (regular deer, rabbits and pheasants are visitors)  and the area is fenced in and safe for children to play. A four night stay in February is £250 for up to 6 people. Free wood is provided for the wood burning stove. Electric sockets are provided.

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Half term escape to completely beautiful yurts & shacks in the Yorkshire Dales; from £158.33 for 3 nights | The Bivouac

If you are looking for a good deal on a totally unique place half term escape then this is it. Bivouac located in the Yorkshire Dales offers luxurious, rustic and sustainable off grid accommodation. Choose to stay in a hand crafted, round-wood timber frame woodland Shack or a canvas Yurt burrowed into the hillside.

Over half term there is availability in both the shacks and the yurts. Arriving on the 30 October a minimum three night stay costs £158.33 for a yurt and £232.50 for a shack. The shacks are snug with everything from crockery to the wood fired stove,  antique rocking chairs and sleep up to 7 (2 double, 3 singles). The yurts also have a wood burning stove and sleep up to five (1 double and 3 single).

Their website is a delight so please take a look.

Log-Cabins, Eco-Lodges, Yurts, Glamping & Bunk Barn Accommodation in Masham | The Bivouac.

Family friendly glamping tipi holidays in south-west France from £83 per night

These beautiful tipis in the south-west of France are perfect for families with space for up to 4 children. There are three tipis in total that can be booked individually or as a group with exclusive use. The site is open for a few more weeks so book now for a last minute getaway or book early for next year when the season opens next year.

Each tipi is individually hand finished and painted with traditional Navajo art work. There is a superking sized bed for the adults and for the children single beds. Cots can also be provided for younger guests. What I love is that there are spacious lockable private bathrooms with shower, flushing toilet and porcelain sink on antique sewing machine pedestals. Baby baths can be provided.

Visit the local French markets, hire bikes and take the family to some lovely local parks.

Rates are £83 per tipi and bathroom per night and £500 per 7 nights. There is free Wi-Fi. Pet friendly too!

Glamping Tipis in France | Family friendly glamping holidays in France.

Experience tipi holidays in Northumberland National Park; 4 night stay April/May £240 | Wild Northumbrian Tipis and Yurts

Wild camping with a touch of luxury. Book in April/May for a 4 night stay for £240. Price based on 6 staying in Tod tipi, can sleep up to 8. Tipis are fully equipped for cooking; sleeping with double futon sofa bed, organic comfy camp beds & pillows;  reindeer skins, rugs, sheepskins; laterns with organic canfdles and a torch.

Tipis & Yurts | Wild Northumbrian Tipis and Yurts.