What is Glamping?

What is Glamping?
Glamping is a unique experience that combines glamour with camping. It's not just a tent in the woods, but rather an upgraded version of camping where you can enjoy all of your favourite comforts while still enjoying nature.

Glamping isn't just for adults; it's also great for families! The benefits include:

  • Getting away from it all and reconnecting with nature (and each other)

  • Learning more about yourself through new experiences

  • Enjoying time outdoors without having to worry about bugs or roughing it too much

What to Look for When Glamping with Kids

When you're looking for the perfect glamping site with your kids, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Safety and comfort are paramount when you're traveling with children. You want to make sure your child is having fun and enjoying themselves, but also that they feel safe at all times.
When choosing a glamping site, look for amenities like:

  • A playground or other activities that will keep your kids entertained while you relax at home base

  • A kitchenette so you can prepare meals onsite (or have them delivered) instead of eating out every night

  • An outdoor shower or bathtub where everyone can wash up after playing in nature

How to Pack for Glamping with Kids

Before you go, it's important to make sure you have everything you need. Here are some things to consider packing:

  • Camping gear (tent, sleeping bags/sheets) - see if these are needed or provided, most glamping spots will provide them.

  • Food and snacks for meals.

  • Clothing and accessories for weather conditions (rain gear if necessary)

Preparing Kids for Glamping

The best way to prepare kids for glamping is to explain what it is. You can do this by showing them pictures of tents, cabins, talking about how they will be sleeping in them and explaining the different activities they will be doing.

It's also important that you teach your children about safety when camping with them. Make sure they know how to use their food properly so nothing gets wasted or thrown away accidentally, most glamping sites have an eco focus. Also, teach them about fire safety before going out into the wilderness so that everyone stays safe while having fun!

If there are any special expectations at your favourite glamping site (such as no pets allowed), let your kids know ahead of time so there won't be any surprises later on during your trip together!

Glamping with babies and toddlers

Glamping with babies and toddlers is a unique experience. There are some things to keep in mind before you go, but it's not as hard as you might think!

  • Bring all the gear: You'll want to bring all of your baby's usual gear (stroller, car seat, etc.) along with some extra supplies like diapers and wipes. If you're planning on staying in a cabin or tent with electricity, pack an adapter so that your gadgets can charge up while there.

  • Be prepared for safety concerns: Babies are small and fragile--they can get hurt easily if they fall off something high up or get caught between two objects in the wilderness environment where glamping takes place! Make sure that there is always someone watching over them at all times so they don't wander off into danger zones like riverside areas or open fields full of sticks (which could poke eyes). Also make sure everyone knows how much time each day should be spent outdoors versus inside because too much exposure could lead to sunburns on sensitive skin types such as babies'.

Glamping Activities for Kids

  • Outdoor activities:

  • Nature exploration: Kids love to explore, so take them on a hike and teach them about the plants and animals in your area. You can even make it educational by taking pictures of each one as you go along!

  • Campfire activities: If you're camping in an area that allows open fires, build a fire pit and roast hot dogs or marshmallows over it while singing campfire songs together. If not, try making s'mores indoors using a microwave oven instead of an actual fire pit (don't worry--it tastes just as good).

  • Scavenger hunts: Create a list of items for your kids to find around campgrounds like pinecones or sticks with interesting patterns on them; then give prizes out when they complete their lists successfully! This activity will help keep everyone entertained while also teaching children how fun it is to explore new places together without electronics involved at all times...which leads me into my next point...

Glamping with Older Kids

If your kids are older and you're looking for a vacation that will keep them entertained, glamping might be the perfect fit. Here are some things to consider:

  • Activities: Glamping sites often have activities on site or nearby (for example, horseback riding or zip lining). If you're looking for something more adventurous than what's offered at your glamping site, check out nearby day trips and activities in advance so that you can plan ahead.

  • Having fun as a family: When planning any trip with young children in tow, it's important to remember why everyone wanted this vacation in the first place: having fun together! Plan some time each day when everyone gets together without any electronics so everyone can reconnect over delicious food and great memories made during their time together away from home

Choosing a Glamping Site

Once you've decided to go glamping, the next step is choosing a location. There are many factors to consider when choosing a glamping site. First, research the area and look for family-friendly locations that offer amenities like pools and playgrounds. You should also consider pricing and availability of different accommodations at each location so that you can find one that fits your budget as well as your needs.


We recently stayed at One Cat Farm in Wales, it was a slice of paradise for the whole family. 

Tips for a Successful Glamping Trip with Kids

When you're planning a glamping trip with kids, there are a few things to keep in mind. First and foremost is to plan ahead. This means making reservations early enough so that you can get the site you want and have time for any other preparations before your arrival date.

Secondly, it's important to stay organized during your trip by keeping track of all your gear and supplies as well as making sure everyone has what they need at all times (food, water). Thirdly, safety should always be considered when camping outdoors--both for yourself and others around you. Finally: have fun!


Glamping is a great way to create memories that last a lifetime. You can't put a price on the value of those memories, so it's worth it to do whatever you can to make them happen. With these tips, you'll be able to plan your next glamping trip with ease!


April 21, 2023 — Holly Whyatt-Brady