Why Autumn is the Ideal Time for a Glamping Break in the Malvern Hills
Autumn is the perfect season to get outdoors and enjoy everything that mother nature has to offer – and there’s no better place to explore the amazing autumnal countryside than the Malvern Hills! Crunch through fallen leaves and soak in colourful woodland scenes by day and relax around the firepit with a delicious hot chocolate by night. Sound inviting?
Things to Look Forward to when Glamping in Autumn
1) Crackling fires
A cosy campfire on a cold autumn night is hard to resist. Our luxury safari lodges all feature private gardens with a secure boundary, electric hot tub, fire pit, and decking with comfy seating. At the end of a busy day exploring the sights and sounds of the Malvern Hills, there’s nothing better than sinking into a deep bubbly hot tub, wrapping up in one of our campfire blankets, toasting marshmallows around a roaring fire and admiring the spectacular star-studded skies.
2) Rustic wood burners
We all know that the weather here in England can be unpredictable at best. No need to worry if the weather is damp and dreary outside – our safari lodges feature a spacious lounge area, fully kitted out with everything you need, including a smart TV and wood burner. Snuggle down on the comfortable sofa and relax in front of the wood burner whilst enjoying your favourite film. Ahhhh, bliss!
3) Hot chocolate & marshmallows
Arguably, the best part of camping (or glamping) is toasting marshmallows around the campfire! Complete your autumnal evening around the firepit with a delicious mug of hot chocolate, toasted marshmallows, or tasty S’mores – all enjoyed with your loved ones and a sky full of stars.
4) Electric blankets
It can be challenging to stay warm on those chillier autumn nights. Here at Swallowfields, we know that nothing beats a good night’s sleep – that’s why we provide luxury electric blankets in the colder months. Drift off to sleep feeling warm and cosy, curled up with the fluffiest pillows, the springiest mattresses, the whitest luxury cotton sheets, and the warmest electric blankets. Sweet dreams guaranteed!
5) Autumn walks
Discover the beauty of the Malverns in autumn, with picturesque fallen leaves and berry-studded bushes filling the hillsides. You just can’t beat the Malvern Hills for a refreshing walk, especially in the autumn time. It’s a great destination for walkers of all ages and abilities – whether you’re seeking a gentle stroll on a tree-lined trail or an energetic trek to the hilltops, there’s a walk to suit everyone here!
6) Peace & quiet
After a frantic summer of crowded beaches, last-minute travel plans and never-ending traffic, autumn is a great opportunity to get some peace and quiet. Once the summer madness is over, the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty becomes a haven of tranquillity, offering more opportunities for beautiful walks and wildlife spotting.
7) Cosy pubs with open fires
After a busy day exploring the Malvern Hills, there’s something so inviting about a cosy pub with a roaring open fire. Worcestershire is renowned for being the ‘home of food and drink’, and the Malverns are no exception. You’ll find countless pubs and restaurants that are perfect for enjoying a delicious meal around a crackling fire – some of our favourites include The Robin Hood Inn, The Swan Inn, Farmer’s Arms, Duke of York Inn, and The Drum & Monkey.
8) Your pooch will love it, too!
We guarantee your pooch will love glamping in autumn too! Our part of the world couldn’t be better suited for dogs, with plenty of dog-friendly pubs, attractions, and beautiful countryside. Our pet-friendly safari lodges welcome up to 2 well-behaved dogs, with oodles of room for them, their bed, their bowls, and their favourite toy. And with our brand-new dog wash station, your four-legged friend can get a taste of their own spa experience, too!
Top Tips for Glamping in Autumn
Autumn is a great time to fill your flask with a delicious hot drink, wrap up warm, and explore the beautiful outdoor spaces of the Malvern Hills. Glamping offers a much comfier and cosier alternative to a standard tent. Still, you are staying in a tent, albeit a glamorous one, and the nights can get chilly; so, there are some essential items you’ll need to pack when glamping in autumn.
- Walking books – a good walk is the best way to experience those lovely autumn colours
- A variety of clothing – to cater for all occasions, come rain or shine, including a few extra snuggly layers to keep you warm and for sitting around the campfire in the evening
- Raincoat – because a good ol’ British downpour is never too far away in autumn!
- Cosy socks – to keep your feet feeling comfortable and toasty warm
- Camera – because those autumn greens, golds, and reds are too good not to be captured
Amazing Autumn Breaks at Swallowfields Glamping
Come, relax and unwind in one of the very best settings nature has to offer at Swallowfields Luxury Glamping Retreat. Our luxury safari lodges are warm and cosy, providing the perfect base for a fun-filled autumn break. We only have a handful of stays remaining for the autumn season – book quickly to avoid disappointment!
- Monday 19th – Friday 23rd September at both lodges
- Monday 26th – Friday 30th September at both lodges
- Monday 3rd – Friday 7th October at both lodges
- Monday 10th – Friday 14th October at both lodges
- Monday 17th – Friday 21st October at both lodges
- Friday 21st – Monday 24th October at Meadowsweet
Click here to book your amazing autumn break in the Malvern Hills today!