Happy Glampers

Reconnecting with nature no longer means tents and too-hot sleeping bags thanks to these luxury outdoor getaways

Cool caravanning

Warwick Knight Caravan, Gloucestershire
Some expert polishing from owners Ali and Rich has restored this classic caravan to its former glory – and then some. The interior has been spaciously updated, but with a rooftop garden and such an idyllic setting, how much time will you really spend indoors? With plenty of space to roam, young explorers will love collecting eggs for breakfast and the rustic shower-on-wheels is sure to be a hit. canopyandstars.co.uk

Terrific treehouse

Tarangire Treetops, Tanzania
Built on platforms amongst the baobab, mopani and wild fig trees of the vast Tarangire Conservation Area, each of the giant treehouses that comprise the Tarangire Treetops offers guests sweeping views and a private veranda from which to enjoy them. Venture out and explore this unique landscape with a walking safari, night drive or mountain bike trail. Younger visitors will be captivated by the infinity pool overlooking the elephants’ watering hole, while older travellers will enjoy sipping cocktails and watching the sunset at the Baobab Bar. abercrombiekent.co.uk

Sumptuous slo-living

Herbal Resort, Slovenia
With double beds, wifi and a personal Jacuzzi, each of Herbal Resort’s lovingly designed ‘tents’ proves that camping doesn’t have to mean roughing it. Travellers of all ages will enjoy discovering the scenic Slovenian landscape on horseback, while budding adrenalin junkies will relish the chance to zip-line through the treetops, or explore the rapids and pools of the Savinja River aboard a kayak. If that all sounds like far too much physical exertion, take advantage of the site’s childcare and treat yourself to a massage at the wellness centre. charmingslovenia.com

Gallic geodomes

Glisten Glamping, Aquitane, France
Beautifully decorated and offering plenty of space to move around, these geodomes in the Pays Basque region of France are the pinnacle of luxury family glamping. As well as the beach nearby, two pools and an outdoor playground (complete with bouncy castle) are sure to keep young campers happy. Free kids’ clubs run throughout July and August, so they can be enjoying craft activities or playing games while you relax in the shadow of the Pyrenees. awaywiththekids.co.uk

Seaside style

Loveland Farm, Devon
Caught between the dramatic North Devon coastline and miles of rolling green hills, Loveland Farm offers guests the chance to return to nature without compromising on style. The brainchild of fashion designers Jeff and Karina Griff, the five modern geodesic domes (or ‘Pods’) come with private shower, award-winning compost toilet facilities, wifi and enviable décor. Watersports enthusiasts will love the surfing and snorkelling on offer. lovelandfarmcamping.co.uk

American odyssey

Moab and Zion, USA
With sumptuous king-size beds and private en-suite, the luxurious safari-style tents offer the chance to explore America’s southwest without having to sacrifice any creature comforts. Adventurous kids will love rafting the white-water rivers, riding trails on horseback and hiking through Utah’s unique desert landscape, before heading back for a campfire meal. The distinctive rainbow-coloured rock formations and desert wildlife will capture young imaginations, and at Zion, opt for a special stargazer tent to enjoy a spectacular view as the kids fall asleep. scottdunn.com

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