Packing For A Glamping Holiday
What to Pack When You're Going Glamping
With no two glamping sites exactly the same if you’re off on a glamping holiday you definitely need to have a look at your host’s packing list or check their website for what’s included and what you need to bring with you. Most glamping sites will have a list of what to bring on their website. A luxury glamping site will probably provide most things you need for your holiday so all you need to pack are your clothes!
Here at Middle Stone Farm we provide all the bedlinen and towels and if you’re staying outside the height of summer we’ll provide hot water bottles and blankets too. Not all glamping places do though, so that’s something to check. We also make the beds up for you so they’re ready to hop in, you don’t have to make your beds when you arrive. There are some glamping sites where linen is provided but the beds are not made up – so it’s worth checking to see what your glamping site provides.
Some sites have shared facilities with bathroom blocks and communal kitchens, I’ve seen some lovely quirky glamping places with handmade outside kitchens too. If you’re glamping with us at Middle Stone we don’t have any shared facilities, both the bathrooms and kitchens are private and they’re inside your lodge. You don’t have to go outside to cook or use the loo! Our only shared area is the children’s outdoor playground, our badminton area and table tennis.
We provide all the crockery, cutlery, glasses and pans, we have extra things you might not expect like cafetieres, salad spinners, rolling pins (in case you want to make pizza) and things like egg cups, toasters and tea pots too. You won’t need to pack a barbecue if you’re staying here, all of our accommodation has their barbecue and we have charcoal available for £5 a sack in our shop.
It’s also worth checking if firewood, kindling and firelighters are provided, especially if you’re glamping at the start or end of the season where nights and early mornings could well be chilly. Definitely pack sleeping socks – we recommend them all year round! Woolly hats are a good idea too when you’re sitting around your camp fire in the evening, or in your hot tub at night!
Glamping is all about the great outdoors so maybe pack some binoculars and if you want to be outside after sundown pack a couple of torches too. If you’re having a celebration some battery operated fairy lights won’t take space in your baggage either.
Some family friendly glamping sites may provide toys and boardgames, it’s worth checking if your site provides them as during Covid some sites have taken these items away as they are hard to clean. We took our children’s toys out for 2020, but as lots of guests have asked for them, the trugs are back in our lodges although we can easily take them out if parents ask us to.
If you’re glamping on a farm you may find the site has a farm shop, - really handy for picking up eggs and bacon in the morning! We also offer freshly baked croissants, pain au chocolates, farm house bread and veggie options too. Our shop always has marshmallows, we have some giant toasting forks in the shop this year too! Happy Glamping!