Fancy going Glamping? Staffordshire is a great choice. With miles of countryside, cute pubs to try, and stunning rural locations to make a base in. Here is our guide to glamping in Staffordshire.
Enjoy the peaceful beauty of Cannock Chase and the Pennines or visit the thrills of Alton Towers, then head back to a cosy cabin in the woods. Sounds dreamy right? Whether you want a yurt, tipi, bell tent, glamping pod or safari tent you’re sure to find something that will suit you in Staffordshire. We recently enjoyed glamping in Quarry Walk Park, it inspired us to check out more places to try glamping in Staffordshire.
1. Wigwam Holidays Saxon Meadow
Close to Tamworth Wigwam Holidays Saxon Meadow is a fantastic place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. It’s close to the Drayton Manor Theme Park and a great place for glamping in Staffordshire with family or friends. Each Wigwam pod on this small site features en-suite facilities, a fire pit to keep you warm while you stargaze and a cosy furnished interior. You can even choose to have the ultimate luxury, a wood-fired hot tub, and to bring your dog with you. It’s open year-round so you can enjoy nature during the colder months too!
2. The Owl Hoot
Situated in Ipstones in the Staffordshire region, The Owl Hoot even has a garden. The property is 9.3 miles from Stoke on Trent and free private parking is available. Towels and bed linen are also offered in this glamping accommodation. It’s unusually spacious including a bathroom, king-size bed and kitchen. Set in a lovely village located in the Staffordshire Moorlands close to Alton Towers and The Peak District.
Alton Towers is a top nearby attraction, but The Staffordshire Moorlands has a lot of beauty and history to explore and The Owl Hoot is a great base for doing this, either on foot from your front door or as a base for travelling further afield. You will find that Ipstones has three pubs and great meals to be had; nearby Leek and Ashbourne have some great options for dining out and Hetty’s tearoom, a walk away in Froghall well rewards your efforts with great coffee and cakes.
3. The Old Pumphouse
The Old Pumphouse offers glamping in a unique, hand-crafted shepherd’s hut in the heart of Staffordshire. Equipped with kitchen, woodburning stove, record player and very comfortable bed! Private attached shower cabin and various patio/garden areas, including BBQ and chiminea as well as a private terrace with swinging loveseat.
Located right beneath the Roaches – a stunning gritstone ridge that provides endless opportunities for walking, climbing, mountain biking, sightseeing and much more. The hut is situated in the lovely hamlet of Upperhulme, overlooking the waterfall and amongst friendly locals. The Roaches is just 5 minutes walk and best of all the nearest country pub is a 2-minute amble up the hill! The small market town of Leek is just ten minutes drive and has all the essentials.
4. Luxury tent Glamping at Holly Grove Farm
Set in Stoke on Trent in the Staffordshire region, Glamping at Holly Grove Farm offers accommodation with free private parking. There is a fully equipped private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. A barbecue can be found at the tented camp, along with a garden. Regent Theatre is 6.8 miles from Glamping at Holly Grove Farm, while Britannia Stadium is 8.7 miles from the property. The staff here are really friendly and the reviews are brilliant.
5. Quarry Walk Park
For New Year we headed to the Staffordshire countryside. Tucked into 46 acres of tranquil woodland is Quarry Walk Park, it’s a total haven for wildlife and visitors alike. We chose to stay in one of their Bluebell camping pods and we absolutely loved it! Quarry Walk Park has a large selection of luxurious glamping pods for those who want to enjoy a glamorous camping experience.
Things to do while glamping in Staffordshire
Staffordshire is famous for its Potteries and merges together industrial heritage with a stunning landscape. The moorlands are beautiful and Cannock Chase hosts fabulous walking and cycling, while the Caldon Canal presents an ideal venue for relaxed boating. Thrill-seekers won’t be disappointed either as Alton Towers is just 4 miles away!
1. Visit Alton Towers
Just 4 miles away is Alton Towers, a theme park resort located in Staffordshire, England, near the village of Alton. The resort, which is operated by Merlin Entertainments Group, incorporates a water park and hotel complex. It’s a great day out for families, friends and thrill-seekers.
2. Cycle Cannock Chase
Cannock Chase is a great place to visit at any age. With a children’s play area, Go Ape, orienteering trails and even a dog activity trail, there will be something to do. You can hire a bike from their cycle centre, bring a picnic or lunch to the café. Rain or shine, you will all go home having had a fantastic forest adventure.
3. Explore the Peak District
The Peak District National Park offers breath-taking views and fantastic opportunities for pastimes such as cycling, walking and wildlife watching. Quarry Walk Park is a fantastic base for those wanting to explore the Peak District.
4. Visit the Ramblers Retreat
The Ramblers Retreat is an award-winning country tearoom in Dimmingsdale. This is part of the beautiful Churnet Valley in Staffordshire. The menu is homemade using fantastic quality ingredients, many of which are sourced from local suppliers in the Staffordshire Moorlands. As well as delicious meals here you can also enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of this spectacular valley by following one of the established woodland walks.