A woodland holiday is a holiday with a difference and has something for all the family. From secluded treehouse holidays for couples to tree-top adventures for the kids; British woodland holidays are the ideal stay-cation. Here, we take a look at some of the great woodland destinations in the UK for you to explore.
Forest Holidays, Sherwood Forest
What child wouldn’t want to holiday in the forest made famous by Robin Hood and his merry men? In fact, what adult wouldn’t want to either? In the heart of Sherwood Forest, Forest Holidays has over 3300 acres of pine forest just waiting to be explored. The holiday park caters for a range of parties with cabins and lodges to suit families up to 10 and secluded adult only lodges for couples looking to get away from it all. The site holds a range of activities including talks with park rangers, pony-trekking, wildlife spotting, Segway hire and, you guessed it, archery.
The Nest Tree house, Honiton, Devon
If you’re looking for a couples retreat with a difference then The Nest could be your perfect solution. Nestled 9 feet up in the arms of a grand English oak tree, the Nest is a self-contained tree top hideaway perfect for couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the working world a return to nature for a short break. The Nest has a double bed, kitchen, dining and living area all made cosy with a real wood burning stove. There is also a toilet, basin and shower in the bathroom area and a decked balcony perfect for al fresco dining and enjoying the wonder of the woods. Situated in the beautiful Blackdown Hills, the Nest is the ideal base for exploring the local area, even if you only make it as far as the local farm to pick up some fresh produce.
Hidden River Cabins, Cumbria
If you want to disconnect from the world and get back to nature then the stunning log cabins at Hidden River Cabins are ideal. The cabins can sleep from 6-10 people but their cosy appearance also makes them ideal romantic hideaways. Each cabin is crafted from a single tree truck but despite the rustic appearance, each cabin is fitted with all the mod cons you would expect from a luxury hotel. With one exception; there is no Wi-Fi or phone signal in the cabins so you will have to walk to reception for internet or climb a hill to make a phone call- perfect for weaning the family off their smartphones and reconnecting with each other. There are rods to hire if you want to fish and plenty of woodland to explore.
Byford Glamping, Byford, Hereford
Byford Glamping offers a truly different woodland break as you stay in one of three unique glamping accommodations. Choose from a safari tent on the banks for the river which or an off-grid hunting lodge, both which sleep 4. Couples can stay in a renovated gypsy wagon which houses a 5foot bed and a Queenie stove. The full glamping site covers 2000 acres so it will be just you and the deer and owls for company. Reconnect with your family as you enjoy cooking on fire pits and sleeping under the stars.
Instead of forking out thousands to go abroad this summer; check the UK weather forecast for one of these top 4 woodland breaks and have a holiday in the UK you won’t forget.