The best glamping for large groups options in the UK

Camping may feel a bit old-hat to some, but there is a more modern alternative – glamping.

Glamping is similar to camping in that it allows people to connect with nature, but in much more comfortable accommodation.

Glamping for large groups is an increasingly popular way to go on an affordable holiday with groups of friends or the family, but what are some of the best options for this type of break?

We've picked out the best glamping spots near Whitby, in the North Yorkshire coast area, and in the rest of the UK to give you some inspiration for your next holiday. Read on for our top picks!

Middlewood Farm Holiday Park

Middlewood Farm

Our first recommendation is Middlewood Farm Holiday Park, which is just five miles to the south of Whitby near the village of Fylingthorpe and very close to Robin Hood's Bay.

Middlewood Farm has glamping pods that offer enough height for people to be able to stand up in comfortably, while the beds are equipped with comfortable mattresses to help you sleep.

If you want to visit away from the summer you do not have to worry about the cold when staying at Middlewood Farm Holiday Park either due to the fact that the pods are fully insulated.

As for the park itself, it is a short walk away from the beach so in a perfect location, while Robin Hood's Bay is easily reachable on foot as well.

Solar panels are used for electricity so those who want glamping for large groups breaks that are good for the environment will find Middlewood Farm Holiday Park, which uses low-energy lightbulbs were possible as well, to be a very good choice indeed.

Phone: +44 1947 880414

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Address: Middlewood Farm Holiday Park, Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby, YO22 4UF

Grouse Hill

Grouse Hill

Another good option for those seeking glamping for large groups holidays near to Whitby is Grouse Hill, which is in the North York Moors National Park rather than near the sea.

Grouse Hill has various accommodation options including caravans, while it is a traditional campsite too, but for people wanting a bit more comfort, there is the chance to go glamping too.

There are Wigwam cabins that can sleep up to five people, with the cabins including facilities such as a TV, fridge, kettle and toaster, as well as comfortable bedding.

The cabins at Grouse Hill offer a stunning backdrop of 23 acres of woodland and it is possible to take pets like dogs by prior arrangement as well, so you do not have to leave them at home.

There is a shop on the site – which has WiFi – as well as facilities such as family washrooms, a laundry room, shower blocks and a sports field.

Phone: +44 1947 880543

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Address: Grouse Hill, Touring Caravan & Camping Site, Fylingdales, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4QH

Humble Bee Farm

Humble Bee Farm

Moving down the coast a little, our next glamping for large groups recommendation is Humble Bee Farm, which can be found near Flixton, a few miles inland from the beach at Filey.

Humble Bee Farm is soon set to be offering similar Wigwam lodges to those that are available at Grouse Hill, with these accommodation options set to open in February 2020.

All of these lodges come with a private electric hot tub, while there are en-suite facilities – a big plus point for many – along with places to stay for up to four adults, as well as two children.

Dogs are welcome and there is WiFi and USB charging sockets if bad weather keeps you inside, while there is a TV available in each glamping lodge as well.

An alternative glamping option at Humble Bee Farm is their bell tents, which are now equipped with electricity, while nomadic yurts boast access to a wood-burning stove and outdoor fire pit.

Phone: +44 1723 890437

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Address: Humble Bee Farm Glamping and Holiday Accommodation, Flixton, Scarborough, YO11 3UJ

Middlewick

Middlewick

Camping at Glastonbury Festival is a unique experience, but those who would prefer glamping for large groups accommodation near the site should consider Middlewick.

Based a short walk from the town of Glastonbury itself, the site has lots of different options including luxury E-den camping cabins that have been featured on the popular TV show George Clarke's Amazing Spaces.

The glamping cabins are named Adam, Eve and Apple and they come with private bathrooms as well as being fully insulated.

The Middlewick site is also home to the Shepherd's Hut, which has a cosy double bed as well as private heated wetroom with a shower nearby.

There is electric charging, dogs are welcome and, perhaps best of all, Middlewick even has a heated indoor swimming pool that is free to use for all guests at the site.

Phone: +44 1458 832351

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Address: Middlewick Cottages, Wick Lane, Glastonbury BA6 8JW

Glamping Tent

Penhein

This family-run farm and glampsite in South Wales is a great glamping for large groups option. Penhein is home to Alachigh tents, which are similar to yurts and typically used in Persia.

A high, domed ceiling offers a feeling of space and luxury, while the tents also have a well-equipped kitchen with running water, as well as comfortable, proper beds.

Each tent has an attached en-suite loo while there is a shared shower block. Those who are keen to cook during their stay can take advantage of the wood-burning stove and fire pit that come with each of the tents as well.

Penhein has an option to book the whole site so it really is a fantastic choice when looking for glamping for large groups accommodation, especially as the site is in the middle of the Monmouthshire hills, perfect for long country walks.

Local attractions near to Penhein include Atlantis Aqua Park, Beechenhurst, the Elton Giant Maze, Puzzlewood, Tintern Old Station and The Royal Mint Experience.

Phone: +44 1633 400581

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Address: Penhein, Llanvair-Discoed, Chepstow, NP16 6RB

Kudhva

A truly unique glamping experience can be found in Cornwall at Kudhva.

Guests will climb eight feet off the ground into a three-legged asymmetrical hideaway, which offers views to the Polzeath Headland, as well as Gull Rock and Kirin Island.

There are four two-man tents available at Kudhva so it could be ideal for those looking for glamping for large groups sites in the south-west of England.

Kudhva visitors will feel as though they are on a magical island all of their own, while surfing and wild swimming are among the wonderful local activities for those who stay here.

Phone: +44 7917 735244

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Address: Sanding Road, Trebarwith Strand, Tintagel, Cornwall PL34 0HH

Galloway Activity Centre

Last but not least is the Galloway Activity Centre, a glamping for large groups option located on the banks of Loch Ken in the west of Scotland.

The centre, which is the perfect place to enjoy activities such as archery, windsurfing, sailing and kayaking, is home to traditional, authentic Mongolian yurts.

These are off-grid – there is enough power provided by solar panels for some indoor lighting – with six berths surrounding a traditional log burning stove.

Galloway Activity Centre hosts night activities such as night mountain biking around the Galloway Forest Park, so a stay here can certainly provide an unforgettable experience.

Phone: +44 1556 502011

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Address: Loch Ken, Shirmers Bridge, Parton, Castle Douglas, DG7 3NQ

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