Most people dream of a vacation where they can be near nature but still have all the comforts of home. Glam camping or glamping combines both of these desires. It’s a combination of camping and glamour that can be enjoyed by your entire family. It gives you a comfortable, hotel-like environment while still being close to nature.
It is an alternate experience for a more comfortable, pleasant, and hassle-free outdoor vacation. Accommodations range from a simple pre-erected bell tent or empty wood camping pod to ultra-luxurious choices such as fully heated shepherd huts and safari tents with private hot tubs and full toilet and kitchen amenities.
Since there are several types of glam camping sites, what you’ll need to bring for your glamping trip will vary widely based on the accommodation you’re staying in, the time of year, and what’s included in your stay.
Here are some important things to complete your glamping packing list:
Food Supplies and Kitchenware
Usually, the glamping packages include sets of crockery, cutlery and glassware. But you might want to bring your own favourite cutlery with unique designs or those not available in the packages.
If you’re staying at a site that doesn’t have a fully-functional kitchen, you’ll need a portable stove or campfire, pots and pans, cutlery and crockery.
Typical items you need to include are the following:
- Food and Drinks
- Ice Box for Fresh Food
- Portable Gas Stove and Cookware
- Lighter, Matches, or Flint
- Refillable Water Bottle
- Tea, Coffee, Sugar and Any Condiments You Might Need
- Cooking Oil
- Fuel for Outdoor Cooking or Campfire
- Cleaning Products and Drying Towel
- Ziplock Bags and Tin Foil
Beddings and Bathroom Supplies
Glam camping sites usually provide you with clean towels and beddings. Some sites even provide duvets, pillows, and quilts. If you’re visiting a site that doesn’t provide bedding, you might consider bringing your own preferred bedding accessories.
It’s also better to have your own bathroom supplies and essentials because you might have a chance to use the bathroom when you’re outdoors trekking and the like.
Clothing and Other Essentials
Always plan your outfit according to the weather. You should keep in mind two important things when you’re packing for glamping: comfort and style.
If you’re going somewhere cold, you may want to pack layers of clothing. Even if the morning is sunny, the afternoon may be overcast. Bring something warm and cosy, like a fleece or hoody. If you’re planning to go glamping in hotter areas, still have a windbreaker or a waterproof jacket if it rains or gets chilly.
It’s also best to bring the following:
- Gloves, Scarves and Hats
- Travel Towel
- Appropriate Footwear (Slippers, Indoor Shoes, Walking Boots, Wellies, Etc.)
- Changes in Clothes and Underwear
- Extra Backpack
Glamping Entertainment and Tech Gear
You’ll need your phone, laptop, camera, and other tech devices when you go glamping. So bring a power bank for your phone and laptop to ensure full battery life.
Some glam camping sites offer Wi-Fi and wireless internet, but it’s advisable to bring your own portable Wi-Fi modem to stay connected with business and family.
Moreover, take a camera or camcorder, nature or wildlife identification guides, binoculars or a telescope if you intend to explore the surroundings.
Glamping Safety and Security Devices
If you’re glamping at a remote or off-grid location, you should bring safety and security devices. These are important items to help you protect yourself from the elements, animals, or other people and ensure that you are safe when away from the site.
Items you can include on your packing list are the following:
- Head or Hand Torch
- Sunglasses and Sunscreen
- First Aid Kit And Medication
- Waterproof Coat, Poncho, or Umbrella
- Insect Repellent
- Travel Alarm Clock
- Animal-Proof Storage Container
- Personal Safety Alarm
- Emergency Blanket
Before you go glamping, it’s important to complete your packing list so you will know exactly what to include in your luggage. Glam camping is a wonderful experience, so it’s best to be as prepared for your trip.
If you want to experience glamping in Anglesey, Forge Farm Near Llangollen, and Bala, Canvas Hamlet has created these three luxury pop up glampsites for your ultimate glam camping experience.
Each site has fully kitted out bell tents (and a shepherd’s hut at Forge Farm) available for booking. Your next adventure awaits, so call us today!