Eco Campsites and Glamping2021-05-30T12:25:08+00:00

Family Campsites and Glamping

Don’t forget – If you book any of the following sites, please mention that you found them via Tribal Hearts Festival! 

In the absence of this years festival we are busy making the most of the break and visiting some eco campsites and glamping sites around the country. The following options are a mix of camping and glamping and some sites mix the two, so be sure to check them all out. We hope you find something perfect among the following options! We only share places we have personally stayed. We are fairly midlands based and have mostly travelled within a couple of hours of home. Hopefully there will be somewhere in easy reach of you, but we understand we are missing some wonderful spots, especially north of the country. We hope to explore more in the future and continue to share these stays with you. Perhaps a winter staycation special?! Please do let us know if there is an area you’d like us to look for eco accommodation gems in the UK!

Some of the following stays were gifted to us but all words and opinions are our own. To read more about each site click the photo or title.

For a staycation to remember book your tickets to Tribal Hearts Festival now! 

The Apple Farm, Stratford-upon-Avon

We love that everywhere we have been this summer has something different to offer. In the case of The Apple Farm it was pigs and the best farm shop ever! Intrigued?! You should be... The clue is in the name, this site is set in an orchard, with bell tents for the glamping options. There is then a separate field for tent pitches, and one pre-erected bell tent there if you don't quite want to glamp but can't be bothered to put your own tent up! (I have definitely got to that stage this [...]

Blackdown Yurts, Collumpton

There is something so special about a yurt. I have often thought I could live in one! And the ones here at Blackdown Yurts were as beautiful as expected. With 4 in total there is a lot of space for each group, and you have your own outdoor kitchen and seating areas, plus a nice big fire pit with benches. There are cottages available here too. The setting is stunning, with fields and countryside walks all around you. The perfect place to get back to nature and let children run free. [...]

Owl Valley Glamping, Bideford

Sometimes a place just steals your heart, and you can't always put your finger on exactly why that is. For me, Owl Valley completely did that, probably for a combination of reasons that have us planning to go back, most likely more than once! In fact, this may just become our little family haven for years to come, and I will try to describe why as best I can, or you can just skip the following and book already to find out for yourself! We drove through Bideford [...]

Canvas and Clover, The Malverns

Another variety of glamping! A big safari tent, with a great little decking area. This was our last stay of the Summer, and we had the site completely to ourselves (thanks to home schooling and weekday staycations!) We only stayed for one night and unfortunately I became a little under the weather whilst there, so we didn't have the chance to explore as much as we usually would have liked to. Located near to Worcester (where we stopped for lunch at Boston Tea Party) you have the Malvern Hills on the doorstep and there are plenty [...]

Willowbrook Farm, Oxford

What a fabulous campsite that I feel so blessed to have stumbled across. A basic campsite set on a Halal farm, run by an incredible community of people, passionate about producing wholesome food and living in harmony with nature. Their ethos can be seen throughout the site and a little wander around is really interesting and somewhat uplifting, to see what a small group have created with this space. There is a eco cob house, an abundant veggie patch and animals to see, but most importantly, a magical adventure playground! [...]

Dagger Wood Campsite, Bristol

This one's a little different, with it being a lot closer to wild camping than any of the other sites we have featured. If you like luxury this isn't for you, but if you love a bit of back to nature and your own secluded pitch, keep reading. We booked this site mainly because they offer foraging workshops, among other activities such as clay pigeon shooting. Foraging is a great way to get children outside with interest, teach them about wild food and nutrition and find some healing foods for the whole family. If you struggle [...]

Mad Hatters Campsite, Ely, Cambridgeshire

We were really excited to visit this little campsite in Ely, where they have glamping options, a wood cabin, grass pitches, electrical hook up options and also cater for adult parties, group bookings and children's parties. Mad Hatters Campsite in Ely, Cambridgeshire, felt pretty unique and special in what owners Claire and Bryan have created. What started as just a brown field has been transformed into a thriving hub of wildlife, thanks to the carpet of wild flowers that they planted just a few years ago. We spotted insects all over, birds and bats, swallows were nesting [...]

By The Red Phone Box, Tenbury Wells, Worcester

By The Red Phone Box is a small, cosy, off grid camping and glamping site near Tenbury Wells, Worcester. With 2 bell tents (only 1 currently due to covid) and a few grass pitches, this is the perfect place if you want something more intimate. In the middle of beautiful Worcestershire countryside, with plenty of pretty walks on the doorstep. Fire pits are available and wood can be purchased. There is usually a little honesty shop although this was closed during our stay due to covid, and a kitchen area in both small fields. Recycling bins are [...]

Blackberry Wood, West Sussex

What a campsite! One of my favourite things about this site is that you have your very own clearing, with different sizes for different group sizes. They also open up a pretty meadow for campers during peak season. We stayed in Hawthorn which was plenty big enough for our 5m bell tent, with some space left to cook, have a fire and relax. It rained most of the time we were there so we didn't do many of these things, but the point is we could have!! It is worth contacting them if you do have a [...]

Laurel Park, Spalding

So we are going a little off brand with this one... not exactly a hugely eco site, but we stayed here for a friends birthday and felt that the overall feel, family friendly credentials and customer service from owners, Andy and Emma, made it worthy of a mention. As well as the excellent value weekend yoga retreats in the new onsite yoga barn which we think our followers will love! Laurel Park is a caravan a camping site near Spalding, Lincolnshire, with glamping options too, that will appeal to those wanting convenience, comfort and a little something [...]

Thistledown Farm, Near Stroud

We've stayed at Thistledown Farm, an organic farm, twice now and will most definitely be going back again. We love so many things about this campsite, and think you will too! Firstly, it is huge! 70 acres in fact, offering tons of choice of where to pitch whilst maintaining it's wild vibe, with surrounding woodland and natural slopes throughout the site (where children love to run up and down, or roll?!), plus it's own little elderflower Orchard as one of the pitch options. This attractive setting means you can spread out and feel like you are in [...]

And of course, if you fancy some camping this summer, there is no better place than Tribal Hearts Festival! 13th-16th August, Henlow, Bedfordshire. Our programme is looking fab! A festival especially for families, focused on wellbeing, creativity and nature. A retreat for the mind and soul; a place you will leave with full hearts. Click below to join us! And head over to Instagram and give us a follow for all the latest updates!