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Thinking ahead…to summer 2016

A UK camping holiday is an ideal way to enjoy a family friendly holiday without breaking the bank. These fantastic campsites, handpicked by Ben Perkins, are well worth looking into now for next summer, plus it’ll help you forget the current dreary weather!

The Hideaway

If you’re used to having your creature comforts The Hideaway could be ideal. Situated within easy reach of Sedgeford, Sandringham, Hunstanton and Burnham Market in picturesque rural Norfolk, this pretty campsite provides an unforgettable glamping experience in a traditional wild setting.

You can expect hotel-style amenities including comfortable beds, luxurious bathrooms and well-equipped kitchens from the award-winning accommodation. Safari-esque yet cosy and spacious lodges are much warmer than a damp, draughty tent!

Nestled in idyllic English countryside and just outside the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Hideaway is a short drive from gorgeous beaches and acres of surrounding grassland, plus plenty of opportunities for fun family activities such as cycling and canoeing.

This Hideaway is perfectly suited to families or large groups with accommodation that can sleep up to 10 people.

The Dome Garden

Another classy campsite is The Dome Garden in the middle of the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, which offers a combination of elegant, eco-friendly accommodation. The eye-catching domes are equipped with proper beds and en-suites to make your stay much more comfortable. Popular pizza nights and plenty of cooking options add to the relaxed, homely feel, while youngsters can entertain themselves on the swings and zip wire.

With the site littered with green ideas such as water being heated by the stoves and recycled glass in the paths so you can rest assured that a luxury experience doesn’t come at a heavy environmental cost.

The jewel in the crown of the Dome Garden is the Super Dome. On two floors, the enormous eight-bed structure really does impress. The unique tent comes at a high price, but its comfort and extravagance make it well worth it.

If you’re tempted by the fashionable eco-friendly domes, then visit the website: www.domegraden.co.uk

Beech Estate Woodland Campsite

To some, glamping bypasses the joy of authentic traditional camping. If that sounds like you try Beech Estate Woodland Campsite. It is located in rural East Sussex near Battle and within driving distance of Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings.

Eco camping UK deliver exactly what they promise with this site: a real camping experience with no thrills. Don’t expect power sockets, modern showers or phone signal. However, the beauty in this option is in its glorious tranquillity and the chance to be so close to nature. You will be made to feel like you are camping in the real world rather than on a campsite.

Set in a 2,000-acre private estate, guests get exclusive use of the exquisite woodland, which they can make the most of for walking, cycling, bird watching or generally exploring.

Ideal for families with kids who like to explore, naturalists or walkers this is a unique chance to immerse yourself in the best that the British countryside can offer. To learn more, take a look and Eco Camping UK’s website.

Bwch Yn Usaf

It is the location, which makes Bwch Yn Usaf so fantastic. Near the village of Llanuwchllyn in Snowdonia National Park, visitors are left in awe of the panoramic views, which surround the park. Overlooked by the Arun and Arenig mountain range the beauty of the area is spectacular.

There is no shortage of things to do close by. Walking in the one of the UK’s most impressive areas of natural beauty is essential but the choices don’t end there with the site close to Bala Lake and white-water rafting at Canolfan Trweryn. The stream that runs alongside the site is perfect for fishing and a steam railway offers another way to see the attention grabbing scenery.

The camp itself is good value for money. It is a spacious family run site, which is well equipped and has recently redeveloped shower and toilet blocks. With a welcoming feel and spotless cleanliness it is a perfect place to stay for your Welsh adventure.

Red Squirrel Campsite

Another great site, which is characterised by its fantastic backdrop, is Red Squirrel Campsite in Glencoe. Its isolation and the delicate sound of the river flowing through gives its visitors a sense of serenity within the remarkable mountainous landscape.

It balances this seclusion with modern facilities, which are clean and accessible to create a comfortable yet peaceful feel. Free wi-fi is available as well as reliable hot showers. While it is a simple site, it does not feel basic.

If you are looking for the perfect spot to call base while you discover the Scottish Highlands then b0ok up now.

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