Cool Christmas glamping holidays in the UK

Last updated 23rd July 2022

Camping is not just for summer (really!). This Christmas, why not escape with the kids and enjoy the great outdoors? A great way to experience a camping holiday while still staying warm and cosy is to stay in one of CampStead’s many UK glamping sites.

CampStead is a comparison site that helps families find their perfect camping holiday, all year round. With everything from tents and caravans to tipis and yurts, there’s a camping experience to suit every family. Plus, for those who like their creature comforts, they also offer a range of luxury lodges with hot tubs. Here are five of CampStead’s best properties for an enchanting winter glamping experience.

1/5 Rivendale Caravan Park, Peak District, Derbyshire

Yurts come in all shapes and sizes and the timber yurts at Rivendale offers a cosy retreat with a wood-burning stove or range, power, lighting and an electric heater just in case. For families who love camping this is a great option as it offers the excitement but with home comforts for the winter months.

Situated in the spectacular limestone scenery of White Peak area in the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, the site sits more than 1,000 feet above sea level. A fly fishing lake is also available.

What: There are four Timber Yurts

When: Book between 18-30 December 2017

Price: £40 per night (four-person Yurt) rising to £90 per night (Eight-person Yurt)

Find out more about your Rivendale Caravan Park getaway

2/5 Erigmore Estate, Dunkeld, Perthshire

Escape to the highlands and stay in a Luxury Lodge complete with decks that have prime views of Newtyle Hill. The lodges come with all the luxuries that you may have at home and more.

Nestled at the edge of the Tay Forest families have plenty of outdoor walking routes and perhaps at that time of year a flutter of snow for snowman building. The estate also has swimming facilities and a bar.

What: The Woodland View Lodge sleeps up to six guests

When: Book between 18-31 December 2017

Price: £687 for a three-night break

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3/5 Ream Hill Caravan Park, Preston, Lancashire

If your child loves helicopters then Ream Hill Caravan Park gives families the opportunity to sleep and live in one. With a Lynx XZ676 helicopter renovated to accommodate up to four-guests, two adults and two children, families can use at a base to explore nearby Blackpool and the Christmas illuminations. With no en-suite there is a shower block within close distance – it wouldn’t be camping without one.

What: The Helicopter is available to experience for one, two or three-night bookings

When: Book between 18-31 December 2017

Price: From £149 per night

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4/5 Barrhill Holiday Park, Scotland

New for 2017, the glamping pods offer glamping for up to five guests with hot tub which can be enjoyed during the day or for stargazing once the kids have gone to bed.

With an integrated kitchenette and en-suite toilet, kids (adults) have the perfect blend of camping but in comfort – USB charging available too. Evenings can be spent roasting marshmallows around a fire pit or during the day exploring Wales’ local coastlines and sandy beaches.

What: A three-night stay in a Luxury Pod with hot tub

When: Book between 18 – 30 December

Price: From £225

Find out more about your Barrhill Holiday Park getaway


5/5 Ruthern Valley Holidays, Bodmin Cornwall

Set in a wooded valley near Bodmin Moor, a stay in one of the eight self-catering log cabins will provide the peaceful setting in which to relax before or after Christmas festivities. Kids can explore the woodland trails (supervised of course) or take a bike ride on the Camel Trail to Padstow.

What: The log cabin sleeps up to five guests

When: Book between 18-30 December 2017 (excluding 22-26 December 2017)

Price: £190 for a two-night stay, minimum booking for this period is a two-night stay

Find out more and book your Ruthern Valley Holidays getaway