Outdoor staycations under canvas

Outdoor staycations under canvas

Did you know September can be a great month for stargazing? With clearer skies and average night-time temperatures sitting at a mild 13-14°C, September can be a fantastic time for a camping or glamping break where you can soak up the last of the summer sunshine in the daytime and cosy up under the stars at night. 

The great thing about glamping is that you don’t need to travel far from home to have an unforgettable experience. Even local glamping sites can give you a totally new perspective on your local area. So, if you’re looking to extend summer into September, a staycation under canvas can be an affordable and enjoyable way to soak up the last of the warm weather. And, if the weather turns, just throw on your women’s waterproof jacket (make sure it has a hood!) and take in the atmosphere of being outdoors whatever the weather!

1. Catgill Farm, Yorkshire Dales

Catgill Farm, Yorkshire Dales

Make the most of the gorgeous views of Yorkshire by staying at this family-friendly campsite, regularly voted as one of the coolest campsites in the UK. Catgill Farm has luxury tents and glamping timber pods too, with some including their own wood-fired hot tubs ideal for relaxing and unwinding after a day of walking the trails of the Yorkshire Dales. 

The glamping bell tents are beautifully furnished with a driftwood king-size bed as well as futons for kids, while the timber pods feature a fire pit, equipped kitchen and hot tub. Alternatively, if you have your own tent, it’s possible to pitch up at Catgill Farm, complete with electricity access, and the pitches are dog friendly too. 

On the doorstep of Catgill Farm is Bolton Abbey which offers beautiful walks and a ruined abbey backdrop, while the beautiful towns of Harrogate, Ilkley and Grassington are both a short drive away.

2. The Secret Garden Glamping, Lancashire

If you’re a die-hard Love Island fan, then The Secret Garden Glamping site in Skelmersdale is a must-visit. The luxury five-star glamping experience really needs to be seen to be believed. The site features eight different accommodation options. This includes The Glade featuring heated marble floors, a cosy log fire, an outdoor hot tub and a flower wall bathroom. While the Glade is a luxury yurt, The Hideout is a stylish pod with a sauna, hot tub and outdoor shower, just like in Love Island. 

Adorned with fairy lights and neon signs, The Secret Garden is the perfect place to live out those Love Island dreams without the TV cameras or being at risk of being dumped from the island.

3. Eden Grange Glamping, Shildon, County Durham

With 12 acres of unspoilt countryside with four lakes to enjoy, Eden Grange is the perfect place to get back to nature, but with luxury home comforts. Eden Grange Glamping features a selection of glamping pods, each with its own hot tub, fire pit and al fresco dining area. There are also glamorous tipis which offer outdoor kitchens and a secluded terrace with a hot tub covered by a canopy so you can relax outdoors whatever the weather.

4. Redhill Holidays, Malvern Hills, Worcester

Redhill Holidays, Malvern Hills, Worcester

For glamping with a difference, Redhill Holidays offers a unique experience with glamping domes with unrivalled views of the Malverns. The glamping domes allow you to take in the views of the stunning countryside, while each dome has its own hot tub on the deck that’s perfect for watching the sunset and stargazing too. In addition, the domes come with a fully equipped outdoor kitchen, ideal for making the most of the warm September evenings. 

The luxury glamping domes are close to the Chase Distillery, Wye Valley Brewery and Little Pomona Cider House, perfect for sampling the best of the produce from the region while also having miles of trails across the Malvern Hills to explore.

September is now as much as a summer month as July and August with temperatures often being in the early 20 degrees Celsius throughout the month. Kids are back at school so things get a little quieter and you can often get good deals on your few days of escapism. Make sure to pack your walking boots, a women’s waterproof parka, and your first night’s essentials (toilet roll, teabags and milk) and embrace the outdoors at what can often be the best month in year for a weekend break!


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