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 extra as opposed to just another campsite. We obviously aren’t the only ones who enjoyed the site, with Laurel Park just recently being awarded the Travellers Choice Award from trip advisor, meaning they are now listed in the top 10% of hotels worldwide.

This site has very clean facilities, hot showers (one of which is in it’s own private bathroom) and indoor washing up room, all very close to the electrical hook up and glamping pitches. A private site with trees surrounding it meaning children can run around pretty freely, and plenty of animals to keep them entertained! They have chickens, donkeys, rabbits and goats, all of which were loved by the kids in our group. They ‘helped’ the owners take the donkeys for a walk each day! And the owners were super friendly and great with the children.

One thing that stands out with this campsite is the number of different options depending on your requirements, as well as the willingness from Andy and Emma to accommodate group bookings and work with you to create your perfect staycation with friends. There are also plans to build a treehouse which is expected to be ready in 2021! Unlike some of our wilder camping stays, you are able to park your car next to your pitch, which, when camping with kids, can be a real welcome benefit. And although we do like to go off grid for a while, there are times when modern luxuries are needed, and the electric hook ups for tents and caravans mean this is possible.

This is another site who offer take away food at the weekend! It seems to be a popular theme these days, and it certainly goes down a storm with hungry families. Home made pizzas are available on Saturday, and delivered straight to your pitch. Can’t say fairer than that!

They have recently built a yoga barn which is gradually reopening for classes since lockdown. What better way to start the day when camping?! On Sunday’s they host entire day retreats, each focused on a different theme, so if you are planning a weekend trip you can join this for just £35. This is another reason we were keen to feature this site, because we are all about promoting a bit of self-care and yoga love! I believe they are currently hosting yoga outside to help ensure social distancing.

We spoke to Andy who told us that they encourage recycling, use solar panels to power some of the electricity, use their own tree cuttings for fire-pit wood and up cycle furniture and pallets as much as possible, so their environmental impact is certainly on their radar which sounds positive! There is a recycling bin on site although it doesn’t appear as extensive as many sites we have visited, and we would really love to see more eco friendly options in the onsite shop – don’t expect any natural toiletries or zero waste products here! However, the introduction of the yoga barn, treehouse and a few vegetable patches around the site did make us wonder if their hearts are leaning towards a more conscious campsite? We hope so, and seeing as the current owners only took over in 2018, we definitely think this is one to watch!

As for the area, we didn’t get out to explore due to birthday celebrations, but you are on the doorstep of Norfolk, the beach is a 30 minute drive away and it looks like there are a few ideas for days out HERE.

So although this might not be top of our list considering our usual aims for eco camping, we did have a wonderful time and have several reasons why we would recommend this site to families. We would especially recommend this site for group bookings; you can book exclusive use of the site for just £500 and if you are planning any sort of celebration don’t be afraid to talk to the owners about any special requests. And hey, if enough of us eco campers visit and express our attraction to eco facilities and products, who knows what impact that might have! To find out more and book CLICK HERE. 

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