Glamping in Bristol : Our Guide to Glamping near Bristol
Glamping is a fantastic way for those who don’t necessarily want to get cold, wet or to experience getting back to basics in terms of conveniences to still enjoy a unique time in nature and to really appreciate the Great British countryside; with some home comforts in tow. Glamping in Bristol makes for a brilliant trip away no matter the occasion, without venturing too far from the big city whilst still taking advantage of the beautiful scenery and sense of adventure.
Glamping near Bristol is easily done as there’s a range of glamping sites in the area with varying facilities and activities. All are within easy driving distance of the city, so you can still head back for a night out or special restaurant meal if you’d like to. This makes glamping in Bristol the idea hen party activity – an adventure without compromising on the glamour!
Why go Glamping in Bristol?
Glamping in Bristol or the surrounding areas (Avon, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) makes for a memorable trip away without having to travel too far into the wilderness. Your party can enjoy stunning views and beautiful quirky glamping pods to stay in whilst not losing phone signal and still having somewhere to plug your straighteners in! Bristol glamping sites are all within easy driving distance of the city, so there’s always the option to head into ‘Brizzle’ for shopping, drinks or a meal (or another activity, if you’re really set for a busy hen party!).
Glamping gives the opportunity for some real bonding amongst party-goers that just can’t be achieved by other hen experiences. Share stories round the firepit with a glass of prosecco, explore the woods with your best wellies on or just explore the village pub. Feeling as though you’re on a real adventure (even when you’re actually just 20-mins from the next city!) can really help to encourage people to loosen up and open up. It’s fantastic for pre-wedding get-togethers!
Best Time of Year to go Glamping in Bristol
Bristol isn’t really any hotter or colder than the rest of the UK, so the best time to go glamping near Bristol is between April and October. Check for peak and off-peak pricing and determine in advance whether your Bristol glamping pods have heating and/or log burners for chillier weather. Also consider any activities you’re booking – will transport be easy to come by in bad weather, is there sufficient indoor space to carry them out under a roof if required, and are loos or hygiene facilities easy to reach even in rain?
Most sites offering glamping in Bristol will be able to let you know just how waterproof their camping pods are – and be sure to ask, you don’t want to end up damp!
Styles of Glamping Available in and around Bristol
Googling ‘Bristol glamping’ can bring up a myriad of results: not least because glamping comes in so many different forms and means different things to different people! The good news is that the sites offering glamping near Bristol have something for everyone.
Amongst the accommodation options on offer, you’ll find bell tents – the traditional ‘yurt’ style large tents that make for some seriously Instagrammable snaps and come fully furnished within. Glamping bell tents come in various shapes and sizes and often can accommodate at least two or three guests, so there’s room for everyone!
The next step up is Shepherd Huts, which are minimally furnished purpose-built huts. These are often quite small and basic but do make for a comfortable stay; particularly for those who may be a little phobic at the idea of spending the night in a tent. Caravans are also available, and glamping pods – purpose-built pods that are often extremely glamorous – are fast becoming a firm favourite amongst travellers and party-goers all over.
Glamping in Bristol or in the surrounding areas will allow you to choose from all of these accommodation options – and more!
Glamping for Groups in and around Bristol
In charge of booking a fun event for a group? Be it a hen weekend, stag do, big birthday, anniversary celebration or, well, anything, glamping near Bristol gives you a fantastic opportunity to make memories, enjoy nature and appreciate a little glamour while you’re at it.
When booking for a group, you’ll need to choose a venue suitable. Phone around and check who accepts groups – be mindful that dependent of size, you may need to book a long time in advance and perhaps even book out the whole place! Importantly, ensure that absolutely everything you need is on-site: bedding, towels, a hot tub, a space to party out of the way of any other guests. Bristol glamping pods are fantastic to visit and often really reasonable to hire, but it’s not uncommon to find that basic items aren’t included in the upfront fee you pay to book.
This is exactly what we do differently. Everything you could need is included in our quoted price and you can opt in and out to extra activities too. As we don’t offer tradition Bristol glamping options, you won’t find yourself alongside camping families looking for a quiet spot of nature or elderly motorhome fans. We do things the Eden way.
Why is Eden Glamping so special?
Created solely and exclusively for hen groups looking for the complete Bristol Glamping experience, Eden Glamping truly plays host to everything you could ever need to make the most memorable and magical hen weekend.
Our range of accommodation circle around the Party Dome: a large tent kitted out with a dance floor, disco light and silent disco facilities, so you can dance the night away as though you were in a central Bristol club… just without the crowds, sticky floors and overpriced drinks! You’ll also find a Dining Area, set out to cater for up to 25 people at once – a great way to get everyone together a few times a day, even if you’re not all otherwise in the same place at the same time. There’s also an Activity Hub, within which you can take part in a range of hen party activities.
As Eden is bespoke Bristol glamping, we’re prepped and ready to offer everything you could possibly imagine to give you a party to remember – and everything comes to you, so there’s no need to venture outside of the Bristol glamping pods unless you’d like to.
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Invite Butlers in the Buff to host dinner for the hen, and take part in a cocktail making masterclass with an expert mixologist after your meal. These services take place in the Dining Area and can be arranged for groups of all sizes. If your hen has a favourite cocktail, brief our staff ahead of time and we’ll make sure we concoct something to suit!
In the Activity Hub, you can indulge in more traditional hen party activities such as life drawing and pamper parties. Sketch up a nude model (male and female available… you can make requests and we’ll do our best to search the whole of Bristol to find someone to your preference!) and receive art critique, or don a face mask and comfy dressing gown to receive a range of health and beauty treatments from Bristol’s finest therapists, masseuses and estheticians. Both are ideal for Brides who aren’t completely sold on the idea of spending too much time in nature; they make a great compromise and can be built in to earlier in your day to work around a night out or partying plans later in the evening.
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If you are in the mood for embracing your new home in nature (even if you’re not quite ready to give up the glamping glamour yet), we have courses in bush craft available hosted by local experts that can be made as tough or as tame as you like!
Join our storytellers around the fire for fireside stories that can be tailored to your party (spooky or sexy? names to include?) and engage everyone in the party with some drinks and camaraderie.
If you don’t want to force any evening activities, consider a BBQ one night of your stay – we offer catering that fits any dietary requirements or party size… although your Butlers in the Buff may find it a bit risky to serve!
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Eden is the finest glamping near Bristol and the only destination site purpose-designed for hen parties and celebrations. Nowhere else can offer as much in one place without any additional fees or without the risk of others camping on-site who are likely to get offended or annoyed at noise or activities.
Get in touch with our team today to check availability, discuss activity options and book! If you need anything at all that we haven’t covered, or would like to talk about specific requirements or requests, we’d be glad to chat and will always do our utmost to accommodate all.