If 2023 has a group holiday on the horizon, but you’re finding it hard to choose a venue, or even a type of holiday that suits everyone in the party, glamping could be the answer. Glamping offers a lot of flexibility in terms of price points, activities and accommodation types. When you make a whole site booking for a group you get the privacy and community feel you would get if you hired a villa or large holiday home without the associated cost. At a time when many people are struggling with the cost of living, while others in their social circle may be just fine, glamping offers a way of getting a large group together without excluding anyone based on price.
There are several glampsites that allow whole-site bookings and they all vary, with some featuring an array of accommodation options from cabins and chalets with all mod cons, to bell tents and even the space for those on a budget to pitch their own tent and pay a much cheaper price. Having the whole site to yourselves means communal meals can be a thing of joy, with everyone pitching in and socialising in the kitchen facilities.
You don’t need to worry about keeping the noise down, or affecting other glampers by taking over the whole kitchen for the evening, which would be a concern if you were sharing the site. It’s these factors that have led many glampsites to ban adult group bookings to cater for the needs of other guests, but if you book the whole site you have the freedom to stay up as late as you want, and enjoy the facilities as a group.
Finding a glampsite that takes whole site bookings can take a little time, but there are many options out there if you’re flexible about dates. It’s a good idea to start with a few date range options – if some people can’t make the whole period it needn’t stop the group from making the booking as people can come and go within that time frame. Think about the facilities you need, and what will serve the group best. Perhaps you’re looking for somewhere with a hot tub and sauna facilities, or you want a place with a really well equipped kitchen for the foodies of the group. Location for access to hiking and outdoor sports might be a factor for some, while proximity to the beach is a must-have for others.
If you find a glampsite that is almost perfect consider contacting the owners to discuss any extra needs that your group has. If you need somewhere that’s dog friendly but the site appears not to allow dogs it is worth having the conversation about why. On a working farm dogs may be banned due to the risk to livestock, but if the reason is just about poo-picking you may be able to reach a compromise. Similarly, if the site doesn’t take tent bookings but you have too many people in your group for the glamping options ask if you can add tents for a reasonable fee. If you’re planning to order firewood, courses, or other extras from the site mention these at the time as this could be enough leverage to get your requirements met.
Glamping holidays are a fantastic option for groups looking to spend a holiday together in 2023. For adult friend groups a whole site booking is often the best way to have a memorable break the way you want it without costing the earth. For family groups glamping is also a great option for a budget-friendly group break that suits everyone in the party. Check out glampsites in your chosen location now and make certain you’ll have a holiday to remember for all the right reasons.