Glamping is the more glamorous version of camping and to be honest I prefer glamping to traditional camping. Like camping, glamping is a great way for a family to bond and make lasting memories. When you go glamping you can have all the mod cons available but for maximum enjoyment, it’s best to limit the mod cons.
Spending time with family has to be one of the most important things to do in a person’s life. This year summer has been several times better than in the last few years which we are all happy about. It’s been such a long time since I last had a proper family break together but I wanted to change that. Because most of my family and I have never been camping, we opted for something a little more glamorous.
Family Adventures to the Lake District
Our family is one tight niche, we love spending time together and often found on phones chatting. It is unfortunate that we all live far away from enough other but that doesn’t stop us from being close. As I mentioned it has been far too long since we last spent time together as a unit. I stumbled upon a nice deal on Groupon to book a glamping hive for the family in the Lake District.
Regular readers will know, the Lake District has been on my bucket list for the longest time. I did not hesitate to book the deal and luckily my family were eager to go glamping too. As a family, we’ve never stayed in a hive before nor have been glamping together. I, however, had an opportunity a few years back to go Glamping in Slovenia. Now that I have a little more experience glamping, I thought I share a packing list of essential items to take.
Glamping Packing List
When travelling anywhere I make sure to pack items that will be essential at my destination. But I also make a point of research in advance to find out what I can get away with not taking with me. Glamping whether abroad or local is no different, know the essentials to pack and what’s already available.
Depending on what type of glamorous camping you’ve booked you might need a few more things. As we stayed in a hive, I will share some essentials to pack and what you can get away not taking. It is also important to read up on the campsite and understand how it operates. We stayed at the Wild Rose Holiday Park in Cumbria in the Lake District, here is what we packed;
As we were sleeping in a hive, certain items were provided already and we just need to bring a few. Make sure you check with the glamping site what is already available and what you need to bring. We had to bring;
- Beddings and duvet – for a fee you can use theirs.
- Pillow – need to protect your neck
- Sleeping bags – we didn’t need this as we had sofa beds
- Earplugs – a campsite is always loud
As we were spending more than a day there it is important to pack extra clothing, we packed;
- Hoodies – at night it does get cold, I recommend *Vetements hoodies.
- Shorts – no one wants to be sweating
- Blouse – better than t-shirts in warmer weather
- Trainers or other flat shoes – unless hiking is included pack appropriate shoes.
- Sunglasses – always protect your eyes
Whatever type of travel you undertake, you always need to pack your toiletries unless provided. We packed;
- Toothbrush and paste – oral care is important
- Body cleansers and lotion – always moisturise your body
- Face cleanser and moisturiser – face is no exception
- Sunscreen – especially in this heat, always wear sunscreen
- deodorant and perfume – no one likes to be the smelly one
- wet wipes – without water use them to wipe down
Often when you go camping or glamping, you’re going off to reconnect and not be on social media. But it doesn’t mean you can not pack essential gadgets, here is what we packed;
- Mobile Phones – most of us use our mobile phones as cameras as well, so we took ours partly for that. But as a blogger at the end of the day, I do sit down and check through my socials as well as my blog.
- Portable charger – There is nothing like being stuck in the middle of nowhere without power to charge your device.
- Camera – even though I use my phone lots for pictures, I also take a bit with my canon powershot.
If you’ve ever been glamping or even camping, what are some of the essential items that you packed?