Glamping in Yorkshire on a helicopter

Glamping in Yorkshire

Glamping in Yorkshire? Why not! Camping is not for everyone, especially not me! Which is why glamping is the answer! Think camping without the misery! Camping without being wet and cold, or too hot and sweaty on the other hand. Having somewhere to prepare food, keep food cool, a toilet or bathroom and a comfy place to sleep. Winner.

We have been on quite a few glamping holidays over the years so I thought I would share my first hand recommendations and experiences with you all.

Where will you be booking next to go glamping in Yorkshire?!

A Hobbit House at Camp Katur – glamping in Yorkshire

Camp Katur in North Yorkshire is a great site that has a range of glamping options to suit all tastes and budgets. From hobbit houses to star gazing domes. The estate is extensive with different areas for different types of accommodation. They have a central area around reception too that serves food and drink, has films on for the kids and where you can socialise. Nearer to the pods there is a large woodland playground plus lots of woodland and grassed areas to play and explore. Communal areas are set up so you have toilets, showers and cooking facilities although some of the glamping options do have their own.

What facilities were included?

We stayed in a hobbit house for 1 night which was small, cosy and quite the adventure for the boys when they were little! This option was quite basic and we learnt then that we needed to go a bit more luxurious next time. There was outdoor seating and a fire pit too. We did use it for toasting marshmallows but didn’t quite get the luxury of relaxing by it once the boys had gone to sleep as the reality is they stay up too late so you go to bed too to make them sleep!

What we loved about this site was the service on arrival, it was fast, informative and fun getting to your hut. Cars are left (at their own risk) in the woodland car park then you take a wheelbarrow and push your things to your designated hut. The boys loved this element of the trip and from there the excitement built. The facilities were top and the woodland playground was unreal. We spent hours there.

For glamping in Yorkshire then this is a great site to test out different options as well as having people around so more going on.

Glamping in Yorkshire on a double decker bus

One of our favourite glamping trips which the boys still mention is the bus! Dennis the double decker is at Ivy Bank Staycation site in Kirkby Malzeard near Ripon.

We had a couple of nights on the bus whilst exploring the Ripon area some more and had a fabulous weekend, there was so much to discover. Including theme parks, walks, gardens and more – find out more here at Ripon staycation days out.

The double deck bus was spacious and even had its own hot tub. For the full review read more here – staycation on a converted double decker bus.


For a luxury stay in a Yurt then Yurtshire is an incredible spot. They have two sites close to each other on the outskirts of Ripon. We stayed at the Eavestone Lake site which had secluded yurts almost as treehouses.

The Yurt was beautiful inside and out. With lush furnishings, a huge comfy double bed, futons for the kids and a little kitchenette, it had everything you would need for a good nights sleep. The cherry on the top of the cake was the skylight which gave the yurts natural light but also slowly woke you up in the morning.

Outside on the private deck was a wood fired hot tub, seating areas, a log burner as well as the private bathroom. The bathroom was fully working with hot water and a flushing toilet!

The decking over looked the trees and down in the bottom was the lake where you could go for a woodland walk. A lovely private stay which would be amazing for a couples retreat.

Deerstone geodomes

Our most recent glamping trip was to Deerstone Glamping. Right on the border of Yorkshire and Lancashire this stay was a belter.

The geodomes were incredible. With 6 domes on the hillside overlooking the Yorkshire Dales this felt really special. It was the ultimate luxury glamping stay with gorgeous interiors, beautiful views and optional extras which were out of this world. These included a hot tub, barrel sauna and a cinema dome that you could book a time slot for.

What else was included?

Everything was thought of here from your little extras in case you forgot such as toothbrushes, to extra blankets on the beds, fans in case it was too hot, firewood for the indoor log burner and the outdoor fire pit plus camping chairs, fairy lights, you name it they had it.

As we had the kids we tried out the cinema dome which was great. We watched Sing 2 which both boys actually watched whilst chomping on their popcorn. This was so cosy with big bean bags, cushions and sofas for a very relaxing hour. After we ordered a pizza takeaway which was delivered to the site and we ate it whilst enjoying the view.

The sleeping arrangements were great. With mini bunk beds for the kids and a large comfy double bed for us. The dome had a black out magnetic curtain that came across and we all slept soundly despite there being a raging storm outside.

There are luxurious communal facilities including shower rooms, toilets and kitchenette. Plus a living room dome where you can meet other people staying or just have a change of scenery from your own dome. For the kid there is also a playground on site.

An incredible family run site with attention to detail on point.

Helicopter glamping

A totally unique experience and one that your kids will never forget!

Pinewood Park in Scarborough have 3 renovated Sea King helicopters to stay in which are perfect for the whole family. With space to easily sleep 5, these spacious helicopters are so much fun.

With so many of the original features still there you can actually sit in the cockpit and press all the buttons to ‘fly’ the helicopter. My son spent hours in there!

For the full review click here – Sea King helicopter glamping review

North Shire Shepherds Hut

On the Yorkshire Coast lies North Shire a very quirky site with 2 distinct features. The glamping accommodation but also some magical Harry Potter inspired accommodation.

We stayed in one of their Shepherds Huts with friends in the neighboring one a few years back. What a lot of fun we had! This was at the time that everything had started to open up again after the lockdowns so it was so special to be spending time with friends again out in the outdoors.

The shepherds huts were each themed around the Harry Potter, wizarding world so they were fascinating. They were cosy, sleeping 3 on a double bed and a single with a little kitchenette. Cooking was done on the BBQ and eaten outside so luckily we had the weather.

The site had a playground for the kids, plenty of space to run around, chase the chickens and there were some additional farm animals to see. Ideally situated for exploring Saltburn and the North York Moors.

More ideas for glamping in Yorkshire

For luxury glamping in Yorkshire then check out this blog for Girl About containing 10 great sites.

For more glamping options further afield then check out this hobbit hole in the Lake District or this wigwam in Northumberland.

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