knights glamping

i don’t really do camping. i like comfort and i like toilets and showers. i also like being warm when it’s cold, and cool when its hot. so freezing or over heating in a tent whilst desperate to go to the loo or stinking like a piggy isn’t quite my idea of heaven.

however glamping is something quite different. this is can deal with. knights glamping is set in the beautiful ground of leeds castle, not to be found in leeds, but kent. a tent with an oak four-poster bed, a wood burning stove, solid wood floor, electricity & wifi. a short walk to the knights cottage where toilets and showers a plenty can be found. this i was prepared to do and what a great little treat for ronnie for his 5th birthday.

the castleleeds castle

the tents really are quite marvellous, i’m sure you would agree. so so pretty and there’s only eight of them in the field behind the knights cottage. you have your own private wood chipped yard with a little veranda to sit out on and also a table with benches. and at the top of the plot is a great open area full of barbecue’s and fire pits to cook a feast or two and toast some marshmallows. all of this in the most idyllic, peaceful location.

room for the knighthome for the knightand then the HPMcQ’s arrived…family glamperstime for a knightly leanSAMSUNG CSCgrrrrrrrr a fearsome couple of knights riding into towna knights horsea concerned maid marrion and that approaching fearsome knightsmaid marionmaid marrion being slayed by the young knightslaying maid marion

a post battle gloat?two knightswe loved our stay at knights glamping, not sure what the other guests thought of us but who bloody cares!



  1. September 23, 2013 / 22:43

    This.Is.Epic.You’re the best parents ever!

    • September 24, 2013 / 21:27

      i’ve never been one for dressing up, but since rooster came along and he enjoys it so much we thought sod it!

    • September 24, 2013 / 21:29

      oh my angie, i couldn’t actually move until way gone midday, ouch…

  2. September 23, 2013 / 23:24

    You have inspired me to make more effort and take the kids glamping. when the weather is warmer obviously 🙂

    • September 24, 2013 / 21:30

      but there’s a wood burner, thick duvets and furry throws so it doesn’t matter! (unless you need to go for a tinkle!)

  3. September 24, 2013 / 07:03

    WOW! This looks fabulous what a great way to celebrate a birthday, one I’m sure he’ll remember for years to come.

    • September 24, 2013 / 21:33

      i would love to know what the families in the other tents thought of us! he he he

  4. September 24, 2013 / 10:58

    Oh man this is more awesome than the awesomest thing I can think of- which right now is triple chocolate caramel shortbread! Can you be my mummy???

    • September 24, 2013 / 21:33

      swap you a maid marion outfit for a triple chocolate caramel shortbread?

  5. September 24, 2013 / 11:06

    Will you adopt me please?
    PS I want to be a princess in the castle with a pet unicorn for my next birthday 😉

    • September 24, 2013 / 21:34

      of course my darling, that’s easy peasy? (oh dear lord what am i to do? eeeek)

    • September 24, 2013 / 21:35

      oh alice you would absolutely love it, really really fab x

  6. September 24, 2013 / 23:19

    I love that you all dressed up! Perfect way to celebrate a 5th birthday – or a 35th for that matter!

    • September 25, 2013 / 20:39

      i’m not sure awesome but maybe slightly loopy! but that’s all part of the fun isn’t it, parenting is such a wonderful excuse for silliness x

  7. September 25, 2013 / 20:46

    You guys are BONKERS but totally AWESOME with it. What a lovely birthday treat. We just ALL laughed our heads off at this, brilliant x

    • October 3, 2013 / 21:04

      what until you see birthday weekend part 2! watch this space…

  8. September 26, 2013 / 11:12

    Oh. My. God.
    That is just too cool. Can I come and live with you guys? Thanks so much for linking to the Monday Parenting Pin It Party x I wish you were my parents 🙂

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