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5th June 2019

What to pack for your glamping adventure!

Heading off on a glamping retreat and not sure what to pack? Follow our simple guide to ensure you have a perfect adventure in a home away from home!

First up, check what your glamping venue will provide, the majority of sites don’t include bedding, so make sure you’ve got your sleeping bags, pillows or even a duvet or two, otherwise it’s going to be pretty chilly under the stars!

Getting the basics:
Consider what you need; if you’re going to be cooking around the campfire make sure you’ve brought all of the necessary utensils with you. Spatulas, spoons, knives, cutlery, saucepans, frying pans, skewers are all essential for most barbecues and morning fry-ups! And, don’t forget plates, cups, glasses, corkscrew, and something to wash-up with otherwise you’ll be heading to the nearest shop to stock-up.

Camping to Glamping:
Glamping is a little bit special, so forget about ‘roughing it’ and think more about those little luxuries. Make your tent a home by decorating it with pretty bunting, or fairy lights. Bring pretty citronella candles to bring a warm glow and keep those nasty bugs at bay, but make sure you keep them far away from the tent!

Glamping fun:
The great outdoors is just outside your tent! Make sure you enjoy the very best of what mother nature has to offer by packing your wellies, waterproofs, suntan lotion and insect repellent to ensure whatever the weather you can have fun outside! Also, don’t forget the binoculars to ensure you can check out the local wildlife and perhaps a torch too for a midnight ramble!

Unwind and relax:
Glamping is also about relaxing. Pack a hammock and string it between two nearby trees, pick-up a book and lose yourself in a wonderful chilled out afternoon.

Things to forget:
Everyone wants to get away from the stresses and strains of modern life when glamping, so try and forget your tablets and PCs and make more family time.

Where to go glamping?
Osea Meadows on the Blackwater estuary near Maldon, Essex, offers a wide choice of glamping opportunities from safari-lodge style tents and a tree house to glamping pods and bell tents. The Meadows are set within acres of estuarine landscape and the campsite has won awards for its work with conservation.

To book your glamping adventure at Osea Meadows, simply visit

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