Are you planning a trip and searching for the best places to go glamping in the New Forest National Park? Here are some of our favourite places to go glamping in the New Forest for you to consider.
For children, camping is the most natural and exciting thing in the world! However, for adults, it can sometimes be a lot of stress. Packing and making sure you pack everything you need is no fun. Putting the tent up can be a nightmare and one little mistake can really make a camping trip quite miserable very quickly. If your not campings biggest fan but love to spend time outdoors, connect with nature and make memories why not try glamping?
Glamping is suitable for every type of traveller, and the New Forest in the South of England is one of the best UK National Parks to visit. Enjoy the free-roaming ponies, horses and the deers that populate the New Forest. Then explore plenty of pretty villages and open woodland. It is the perfect place to relax and go glamping. So let us help you find the perfect place to stay for your upcoming getaway!
1. Secret Garden Glamping
At the end of the Feay family’s garden, follow the path to discover an archway hidden amongst the hedgerow that will lead you to your very own glamping retreat. It offers utter peace and tranquillity and really does feel like it’s a million miles from anywhere! Open throughout October with heating – for the hardcore glampers! This is your very own, spotlessly clean, isolation bubble, set within its own secret garden with a private shower-room, toilet, BBQ, and wash up area.
When walking through to your private Secret Garden, you will soon discover, Flora their 5m Lotus belle tent. It has been furnished with a boutique / eclectic feel, to be your home-from-home during your holiday in the New Forest.
Perfect for both romantic escapes and family adventures (Sleeping 2-4) Flora will greet you with a freshly made double bed, sofa bed, magical lighting, WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities. An escape at Secret Garden Glamping will give you a taste of life’s simple pleasures, with the added benefits of all the mod-cons and creature comforts.
By night, enjoy the twinkle of the Secret Garden’s fairy-lit trees and canopy of stars above, whilst enjoying a delish alfresco BBQ supper, then keep cosy with a glass of something lovely (or two) as the night draws-in.
They welcome those looking for peace and tranquillity. No dogs or parties.
More information: www.newforestbedbreakfast.co.uk
2. Back of Beyond Glamping
Camping pods are like wooden cabins with arched roofs. All four Pods here have heating and lighting, plus private decks. They are double glazed and very secure. Their three large pods are named Magpie, Robin and Woodpecker. Measuring 3 x 4 meters, they are furnished to a high standard, giving you a cosy and comfortable place to stay. There are fully sprung double beds, a camping kitchen and just enough furniture to be useful. You will however need to bring all your bedding and towels, and whatever you need to eat and drink. The pods come with tables and chairs. The larger pods also have loungers on your large private decked area, so you can relax outside in their peaceful park.
A pod for dogs
They have one pod named Kingfisher, where you can enjoy glamping in the park with your dog. Like the other pods, it’s furnished to a high standard with a small double bed. It measures 2.3 x 3.25 metres.
More information: www.backofbeyondtouringpark.co.uk
3. Fernwood Glamping – Shepherds Hut & Gypsy Van
Fernwood Glamping is a small, family-run business with a rustic shepherd’s hut and a beautifully painted gypsy caravan. With a view over fields, yet only minutes from the friendly market town of Ringwood, it offers easy access into the New Forest National Park. This is a perfect spot for couples or families who enjoy walking, cycling or wish to visit the local beaches or countryside.
It is a memorable place to stay, where you can enjoy sitting by the fire pit, looking up at the stars or snuggling up inside with the wood burner. Spaced over 25 metres apart, the shepherd’s hut and gypsy van are both perfect for two adults, but can also accommodate two young children (up to aged 10). The hut and van can be booked together for two couples or families.
This unique rustic shepherd’s hut will offer you the quirky glamping experience you are looking for, with a view over fields often grazed by deer, yet only minutes from the friendly market town of Ringwood on the edge of the New Forest.
This hut is spacious for two but can be used by a family of four as there is a bench seat by the fire which can pull out into a five-foot long bed suitable for smaller children (aged approximately 4 – 10 years). There is also a bunk, which can be pulled down over the main bed or placed on the floor.
With your own fire-pit, it’s easy to relax with a glass of wine in the evening, watching the last of the day’s sun setting over the fields (perhaps even toasting marshmallows!).
The shepherd’s hut has its own colourful compost toilet and also an outdoor solar shower. If this isn’t for you, they have a traditional shower too.
Enjoy a magical few days away in a unique and beautifully painted gypsy caravan, built on an original 1930s dray base, lined in a pretty rose fabric and snuggled into the wooded area at the end of the garden. Peep out of the small leaded window at the fields behind, regularly grazed by deer. Ideal for a romantic break away, with fairy lights and a quaint wood burner, but also set up ready for a family of four with a smaller bed underneath for two younger guests.
Drink your morning coffee on the small seats built into the doorway of the gypsy caravan and peek through the arch to the pond. Enjoy the sunset and long evenings by the fire pit, perhaps even toast some marshmallows.
Relax by the beautiful octagonal thatched summerhouse with decking that overlaps the pond, naturally colonised by local wildlife including dragonflies, frogs and newts. It’s all set up for you with facilities to make hot drinks, a mini-fridge and additional seating.
More information: www.fernwood-ringwood.co.uk
4.Sopley Lake Yurt Camp
This New Forest yurt glamping site is ideally situated for your yurt holiday or event. The yurt camp is only 3 miles from the edge of the New Forest National Park, easy walking distance to two local pubs, close to the village of Bransgore with excellent local shops and surrounded by Sopley Farm pick your own fields (seasonal fruit & veg available). It is also only 15 minutes from the nearest beach at Highcliffe Castle. There is so much to do in and around this location the possibilities are endless!
The largest of the yurts here is the Elephant Yurt which comes with two double beds and four single pull out floor mattresses. The yurt can sleep four adults and four children, although it can become quite cosy when full. The yurt is filled with sumptuous furnishings from Uzbekistan, China, Mongolia and India. It is also fitted with a wood burner. Your private facilities include a fully equipped outside cooking station (double gas ring, BBQ, warming oven, sink), campfire, hot shower and flushing toilet.
The view from the Elephant Yurt overlooks Sopley Lake, teeming with wildfowl and fish. Sit around the campfire under the stars, or cuddle up in the cosy yurt by the wood burner.
More information: www.forestyurts.com
Hopefully, we’ve inspired you to go glamping in the New Forest, let us know your favourite place to go glamping in the comments.