Why Spring Is The Ideal Time For A Family Glamping Break At Swallowfields Retreat

Going away in the warmer months is the most popular option for most families, but the warmer weather also means more crowds and often, peak pricing too. The school summer holidays generally mean taking the kids away on a family holiday but by the time winter comes to an end and the days finally begin to lengthen again, we can often feel like we need to blow off the cobwebs with a good break.

Spring blossom

Looking after our wellbeing is vital and a weekend away could do you all the world of good, but what’s it really like glamping when it’s a bit chillier in early spring? Take it from someone who’s a frequent winter glamper, glamping outside of the summer months is Joyful!

If it’s a revitalising family break you’re looking for, glamping in Spring is hard to beat. What with everything bursting into life and the days getting longer and brighter, a spring glamping break can be joyously energising.

Whilst the Swallowfields Retreat lodges are of course family-friendly, for true relaxation and a restorative few nights away, glamping as a couple could be tempting, so if you can call in a favour and leave the kids with the grandparents, well, no judgement here! If not though, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s plenty at Swallowfields for the whole family.

High levels of comfort for all the family, whatever the weather

Although here at Swallowfields Retreat you’ll be staying in a canvas lodge and technically, yes it’s a tent, in terms of comfort, it’s about as far from a typical tent as you can get!

Camping in cooler weather can be a cold and miserable experience but our luxury lodges are fully equipped to ensure you’re adequately insulated from bad weather, without making you feel too detached from the great outdoors.

Spring family glamping

Get a wellbeing boost

Spending time outdoors has been proven time and time again to be beneficial to wellbeing and whilst you certainly won’t be roughing it, glamping does help to bring that bit closer to nature and spring is the perfect time to experience nature at its most beautiful.

Kids can safely run around, explore, play and generally let off steam in the great outdoors, and we all know that happy kids make for a happy family, the best bit though is that all that fresh air will tire them out, perfect for giving you your own time and space later in the evening.

Sit outside in your own secluded private garden, warm and cosy beside your fire pit, roast marshmallows with the kids and let the fresh air work its magic on you all!

With the kids tucked up in bed, Imagine slipping out of your own private hot tub, popping open a bottle of bubbly or pouring yourself a coffee and lighting your log burning stove before diving under our sumptuous bedding with your other half to indulge in one of our special treat boxes and a good film.

In our increasingly busy lives, spending time resting and truly doing as we please, even for just a couple of days can leave us feeling refreshed and reinvigorated and the special feeling you can only get when glamping in spring is hard to beat.

So why not treat yourself and the family to some rest and relaxation and end your winter hibernation in style with us here at Swallowfields Retreat.

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    Malvern has long been associated with healthy living, ever since it originated as a spa town. Many benefits have been linked to its spring water, as well as people. Charles Darwin, Queen Victoria and Florence Nightingale are all said to have enjoyed its therapeutic qualities.

    It’s a legacy that’s lived right on to this day and one we wholeheartedly embrace. Not only are we fortunate to be nestled at the foot of the Malvern Hills, we live and breathe nature and its many benefits.

    There’s no pounding the treadmill at Swallowfields, just beautiful walks with wonderful vistas provided by nature. Come visit our retreat and enhance your wellbeing in the best way for you, from reading a book and taking naps in your own hammock to cooking on a campfire and enjoying spa treatments. Our world awaits you…

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    Nothing beats a great family break! When you laugh so much your sides hurt and enjoy yourself so much, you’re thinking, talking (and giggling) about it for many weeks to come.

    Swallowfields is geared up for families. You’ll find that all of our safari lodges, which easily sleep six people, are located on a child-friendly site. There are also plenty of things for the whole family to see and do too.

    Take a wander in our lovely wildflower meadow, toast marshmallows on the camp fire, explore the Malvern Hills and beyond and check out our Adventure Castle and Nature Hideout! You can even bring the dog too!

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    You just bring yourself, we’ll point you in the direction of the action! And there’s lots of it!

    Maybe you want to challenge yourself and try something different, like paddleboarding or kayaking, or perhaps you want to practice your favourite hobby, such as mountain biking or hiking?

    There are lots of things to do all around Swallowfields and, when you’re back at your lodge, there’s a relaxing hot tub waiting for you.

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    We’re animal-lovers here at Swallowfields and we understand that your dog is a big part of your family, so why leave them behind?

    They’ll be right at home in our pet-friendly safari lodges. There’s oodles of room for them, their bed, bowls and fave toy! All that we ask, is that you keep them on a lead when walking around on-site and don’t leave them unattended.

    For just £25 per dog, per stay*, you can make sure the entire family get their hands (and paws) on our wonderful glamping experience! Oh, and don’t forget to ask us about our complimentary doggie essentials pack too!

    * Maximum of two dogs per lodge

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