It’s 2022! Time for your next staycation.
Thinking of a yurt staycation this year? Staycations are really popular right now (and not just because of the international travel restrictions). As a nation, we have rediscovered the wonder and beauty in the places not far from our own doorsteps. England is being seen with fresh open eyes for the great holiday destination that it is.
The Midlands is often overlooked when considering a UK staycation but more and more people have come to love the wonderful countryside and quirky towns of our area. We are located in the East Midlands, on the border of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. We are in the heart of the Welland Valley and it is a glamping haven.
In this blog, we will explain how to plan the best yurt staycation. We’ll give advice on how to make the most of the yurt experience, what to enjoy in the local area, and how to create wonderful lasting memories.
When planning a yurt staycation, there are some things to remember.
Yurts are still tents
This is why we love them. Yurts retain an element of a camping adventure that is sometimes lost with other glamping options. Yurts allow the noises of nature to filter through the canvas so that you can feel immersed in your surroundings. You’ll hear birdsong, the wind in the trees, and the conversation of the cows whilst being sheltered from the elements. Best of all, you’ll hear the pitter-patter of rain on canvas – quite possibly one of the best sounds.
To make the most of a yurt staycation, embrace the great outdoors. Stargaze through the roof crown of the yurt. Eat alfresco. Roast marshmallows over the fire pit. Wake up with the sun and the dawn chorus (use the provided eye masks if you want a later start).
A yurt stay will help you to look after the great outdoors too. Yurt-life is low-impact. With our composting loos, solar panels, and eco-friendly hot tub, you can experience a week or weekend of more sustainable living. By buying the locally produced food and drink for your stay from Waterloo Cottage Farm Shop on site, your food can also be low impact as well as extra tasty! Plus, it’s a nice way to celebrate and support the local area.
The local area is unique
Being a tourist in your own country is fun. Every holiday destination has something unique and special, Lecistershire and Northamptonshire are no exception. When booking your glamping break, check what is open in the local area. Some places open seasonally or have different opening times. Factor this into your staycation itinerary planning. We are very lucky to have an abundance of attractions near to us. Some of the top local attractions are:
Wistow maze – An award-winning 8 acre maize maze has a fun Quiz Trail hidden amongst 3 miles of intricate pathways. Great for families.
Foxton Locks – Restaurants, walks, and boat trips along the Grand Union Canal.
Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens – Kelmarsh Hall is a Grade I listed country house built in 1732. The hall and gardens are beautiful. They have a lovely tea room too.
Armourgeddon – Something more active and adventurous… Armourgeddon is the worldwide home of Tank Paintball, incorporating Chaos Paintball and a wide range of activities including Airsoft, Archery, clay pigeon shooting, and quad safari for individuals, groups, corporate team building days and private parties
For more idea on things to do, click here.
Leave space for nothing
To plan the best break includes leaving time for a break. When looking at what to do, and where to go, make sure you leave enough time to rest between activities. Leave space for ‘downtime’.
A restorative holiday is one where you can relax, switch off from the busyness of life, and refuel your soul. If you’re a planner (like me), schedule some cat naps or time to read a book, or simply sit and listen to your surroundings. Maybe leave a whole day empty of plans so that you can simply rest or be spontaneous.
The memories of this experience and the places you visited will last a lifetime. Hopefully it will inspire you to visit more of the UK, or come back to us for another yurt staycation fix.
If you’re ready to plan your glamping break with us, we reopen for yurt staycations in March and are ready to take bookings now. Click here to view our availability and to book.
Happy planning 🙂