Why it's great for families:
Wigwams, yurts and pods; glamping accommodation is essentially just big wendy houses and play tents, and what's not to love about that?! They may be small spaces, but they are big on the fun factor. Often it's the discovery of ingenious space-saving design features which excite both kids and grown-ups, such as finding that the seating magically transforms into a comfy bed.
3 family glamping ideas
Loch Tay Highland Lodges, Perthshire
'We stayed for 5 days in a premium wig wam at Loch Tay Highland Lodges. The wig wams were really clean and ideal for myself, partner and 5 year old. Plenty of space inside and perfect for a base to explore the area.' Wirral_MerseysideVic, TripAdvisor
With basic wigwams, premium wigwams and glamping domes, there's a range of options to suit your family's needs and budget at Loch Tay Highland Lodges. At the marina, you can try lots of on-the-water activities, including RIB boat rides, fishing, sailing, and canoe and kayak hire, and on land, there's a kids' play area, disc golf, a putting green and archery.
Mangersta Croft Wigwams, Outer Hebrides
'The wigwams are cosy and comfortable and extremely clean and well thought out - little touches like DVDs, some kitchen basics like cooking oil, some herbs and seasoning and kitchen towels for self catering is really useful. We are a family of 4 with two small hyperactive kids and we all slept like logs for all three nights we were there.' Iulyj, TripAdvisor
For many, the best family holidays start with a ferry journey, and if you're thinking about an island glamping escape, consider Mangersta Croft Wigwams on the Isle of Lewis. There are two wigwams and a shepherd's hut on this working croft which is also home to cattle, sheep and chickens. Discover the hidden beach, and with options for loch and sea fishing, the kids might even can catch their own supper!
The Loft, Moray
'Went as a family with a 3 and a 1 year old. They loved the 'little wooden house', the fire pit, the soft play area and the chickens! There are plenty of activities to do on site and lots of local beaches and woods to roam in. Good place to take a dog too.' Luke P, TripAdvisor
Located on a farm not far from Forres is The Loft, a fantastic activity centre which also has wooden wigwams and a campsite. For that extra special under the stars experience, take advantage of their fire pit and marshmallows pack. The Loft has a huge range of activities to try on site, such as water walkers, grass sledging, archery and quad bike hire.
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