Top five glamping sites in Wales for the October half-term
Looking for a family getaway during October half-term? Glamping is the perfect option, and the beautiful country of Wales the ideal destination. Gorgeous green countryside, windswept beaches, charming towns and villages – Wales has it all.
Here’s our guide to some of the best glamping sites across Wales for the autumn school holidays:
1. Fforest, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire
Fforest offers glamping across three different sites – Tefi Wharf in Cardigan and the Manorafon coast in Ceredigion, and an idyllic farm site in Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire. As well as choosing your dream destination, you can also take your pick from a range of custom-designed accommodation. This includes domes with log burners and outdoor sunken baths, family-friendly Garden Shacs and romantic lofts with luxurious bathrooms.
Each site simply oozes effortless chic, along with great facilities and fabulous views, whether you go for town, coast or farm.
2. Ceridwen Centre, West Wales
Nestled on a 40-acre organic farm in the Teifi Valley, this West Wales site is the perfect spot for an autumn escape. It’s multi award-winning, eco-sensitive and offers a choice of unique, cosy accommodation. Take your pick from a yurt, upcycled static caravan, eco pod or even a fabulous converted double decker bus.
The Ceridwen Centre is close to lots of lovely beaches, but you may not want to leave the site. There are regular Friday woodfired pizza nights and Saturday burger nights, an on-site bar and shop – all in a beautiful rural environment.
3. Penhein Glamping, South Wales
If you like your glampsites on the traditional side, head to Penhein in the Monmouthshire hills. The site is located on a typical Welsh farm, surrounded by woodland, wildflower meadows and nature trails - all of which is just begging to be explored in colourful autumn.
Accommodation at Penhein is the custom-made alachigh, a stunningly decorated Persian tent with high-domed ceiling. Each is fully furnished and comes with kitchen, ensuite toilet, running water and wood-burning stove. Also on site is a luxury shower block with monsoon showers and roll-top baths, wild cooking, communal games tent and much more.
4. Cosy Under Canvas, Welsh Borders
This eco-friendly campsite with its signature geodomes is near the Brecon Beacons, near the border with England. These stylish domes are seriously well kitted out, with everything from cosy beds and woollen stools to personal toiletries, wood-fired showers and real coffee. There’s even a wood-fired hot tub, along with eco-friendly features such as compost loos and solar lights.
Cosy Under Canvas is the perfect place to switch off and enjoy a digital detox, as it’s off grid. There’s no phone signal or Wi-Fi, so you can focus on quality family time.
5. Larkhill Tipis and Yurts, South Wales
This pretty site in Carmarthenshire was one of the pioneers of the glamping movement, and offers simple, off-grid holidays inspired by nature, with comfortable touches to make your stay memorable.
Choose from a selection of tents at Larkhill, including tipis, Mongolian gers, Persian high-domed alachighs and other tents inspired by Nomadic structures from around the world. Each is fully furnished and comes with log burner, cooking equipment and soft furnishings, with power from eco-friendly sources. All you have to do is bring towels, bedding (which can be provided if needed) and perhaps even a hammock to hang outside for lazy afternoon snoozes.