5 'No electricity just adds to the appeal with lanterns keeping everything ambient and cosy'
Harvest Moon, Lochhouses, Scotland With an enviable setting right on the fantastic beach at Lochhouses Farm this is a beautiful spot to take a family trip away. With seven tree houses from which you can look down on the coast and another seven safari tents, all with en suite bathroom facilities, this is glamping at its best. The tree houses are particularly spectacular with two double bedrooms and a covered walkway leading to an octagonal living area. There is no electricity which just adds to the appeal with lanterns keeping everything ambient and cosy. Harvest Moon have a dedicated kid's corner with lots of animals from ducks and bunnies to lambs and ponies and there is plenty to do including cycling, horse riding and canoeing near by. harvestmoonholidays.com
Cornish Tipi Holidays
How about a stay in a tipi for a family getaway this year? Cornish Tipi Holidays provide the most idyllic setting with a nearby lake, perfect for wild swimming and an open fire to cook up your breakfast. This has to be every child’s dream to stay in such a fun space and with 40 authentic style North American tipis standing proud in these Cornish fields it really is something to make the heart leap. The site is an hour's walk
6from the beautiful village of Port Isaac on Cornwall's North coast, where you can treat yourself to pasties or cream teas, and there are plenty of other beaches easily reached by bike. The tipis come in small, medium, large and even extra large with the latter sleeping up to 12. The spaces are set out so you can feel as though you have your own private space. cornishtipiholidays.co.uk
ELEPHANT LODGE, KENT Set within Port Lympne Animal Reserve, the Elephant Lodge is really unique accommodation. The luxury tents come fully equipped with all the amenities you could want including wood-burning stoves, full sized beds and that often elusive benefit of your own private attached bathroom. Choose from 19 different tents sleeping up to eight guests and sip your morning cup of tea whilst watching the cheetahs play. You will have full access to the animal reserve while you stay and they have a large collection of animals to see including big cats, gorillas and primates. There is a playground for younger children, a clubhouse restaurant for breakfast and dinner and the opportunity to take an evening safari during your time at the Elephant Lodge. aspinallfoundation.org/elephant-lodge
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