Discover the Magic of Market Harborough: A Glamping Staycation at Country Bumpkin Yurts

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Are you looking for the perfect glamping staycation, nestled away in the picturesque English countryside?

Things to do - Market Harborough Grammar School

Look no further than Country Bumpkin Yurts in Great Oxendon, on the border of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. Our luxurious yurts offer an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life,

providing you with a staycation you won’t soon forget. As you immerse yourself in the charm of our glamping site, you’ll also find yourself within a 30-minute drive of some truly enchanting tourist destinations in the Market Harborough area.

Join us as we explore the hidden gems that await you on your Country Bumpkin Yurts adventure!

  1. Welland Park, located in the heart of Market Harborough, offers a delightful green oasis for visitors and locals alike. A perfect destination during your glamping staycation at Country Bumpkin Yurts, the park boasts beautiful flower gardens, lush lawns, and a meandering river that adds to its serene atmosphere. With recreational facilities such as tennis courts, a playground for children, and a charming café, Welland Park provides a relaxing setting for picnics, leisurely strolls, or even a friendly game of tennis, ensuring an enjoyable visit for the entire family.
  2. Market Harborough Museum. A visit to the Market Harborough Museum is the perfect way to enrich your glamping staycation at Country Bumpkin Yurts. Situated in the heart of the town, this fascinating museum showcases the rich history and heritage of Market Harborough and its surrounding areas. With engaging exhibits, interactive displays, and a collection of local artifacts, the museum offers a captivating insight into the town’s past, from its Roman origins to its thriving present. Make sure to include this cultural gem in your itinerary as you explore the enchanting Market Harborough area.
  3. Foxton Locks (a 10-minute drive from Great Oxendon). A visit to the historic Foxton Locks is a must for anyone staying at Country Bumpkin Yurts. As one of the most famous landmarks in the region, the locks are a stunning example of British engineering from the early 19th century. Consisting of ten locks, the site is perfect for leisurely strolls along the towpaths, picnics with the family, or even a guided boat trip through the canal system. Don’t forget to pop into the Foxton Locks Museum to learn more about the fascinating history of this unique site.
  4. Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens (a 15-minute drive from Great Oxendon). For a touch of elegance and history, a visit to Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens is highly recommended. This exquisite Grade I listed country house, built in the 1730s, offers a glimpse into the lavish lives of its former residents. With guided tours available, you can explore the beautifully restored rooms and learn about the rich history of the hall. The stunning gardens are perfect for leisurely strolls, admiring the array of flowers, plants, and trees.
  5. Mini Meadows Farm (a 15-minute drive from Great Oxendon). If you’re glamping with children, a visit to Mini Meadows Farm is a must! This delightful petting farm is home to an array of friendly animals, including alpacas, ponies, goats, and pigs. The hands-on experience allows you to feed and interact with the animals while learning about their care and life on the farm. The farm also boasts a large indoor play area and café, making it the perfect destination for a family day out during your staycation.
  6. Rockingham Castle (a 20-minute drive from Great Oxendon). As you explore the Market Harborough area, a visit to the magnificent Rockingham Castle is essential. With over 900 years of history, this impressive fortress has seen the likes of William the Conqueror, King John, and Queen Victoria. Wander through the stunning rooms, marvel at the beautifully landscaped gardens, and soak in the breathtaking views over the Welland Valley. A guided tour is available for those interested in delving deeper into the castle’s history.
  7. Rutland Water Nature Reserve (a 30-minute drive from Great Oxendon) For nature enthusiasts, the Rutland Water Nature Reserve is a must-visit destination. This beautiful reserve offers a vast array of activities, from birdwatching and nature trails to cycling and water sports. Home to over 25,000 waterfowl and 300 bird species, the reserve is the perfect place to unwind and reconnect with nature during your glamping experience at Country Bumpkin Yurts.

Your glamping staycation at Country Bumpkin Yurts in Great Oxendon offers the perfect opportunity to explore the enchanting tourist destinations and activities in the Market Harborough area. From historic landmarks and nature reserves to charming petting farms, there’s something for everyone within a short drive of your yurt.

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Happy exploring!