Spring is one of the most glorious times of the year. The sun starts to appear from behind the clouds, the winter cobwebs are blown away, flowers begin to bloom, and lovely new lambs are finding their feet. There truly couldn’t be a better time to escape to the countryside for a restful and relaxing glamping retreat in wonderful Wiltshire, where you can soak up the incredible beauty of Mother Nature in all its glory.
Why is Springtime Ideal for a Glamping Trip?
There are so many reasons to treat yourself to a glamping holiday in spring. The stunning English countryside is ablaze with colour as all sorts of flora come into bloom. Daffodils pop up in golden clusters, carpets of bluebells cover woodland areas, and snowdrops flower in the shade of trees.
As springtime arrives, it’s heart-warming to see new wildlife appearing across natural habitats. Tiny lambs learn to walk, play and bounce around in luscious green fields, rabbits and hares can be seen grazing on grass at golden hour, and the springtime song of fledgling birds taking their first flights is all around.
Spring is the perfect time of year to gather your loved ones around an evening campfire, reminiscing on happy memories or planning tomorrow’s adventures. The sun goes down a little earlier in spring than it does at the height of summer, and the weather can be a little cooler. This provides the perfect opportunity to light a fire and keep cosy on chillier evenings, whilst enjoying a long night of convivial chatter.
Naturally, glamping sites are a little quieter in spring than they are later in the summer, especially during the school holidays. This can work in your favour if you’re looking for a peaceful escape away from the chaos of everyday life. It also gives you plenty of time to come back later in the year if you want to!
Stunning Spring Staycations in Wonderful Wiltshire
Wiltshire is a beautifully historic county located in South-West England. Boasting gentle valleys, charming market towns, glorious country parks and wonderful woodland, it’s a truly magical place to visit in springtime.
40% of Wiltshire is classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so it’s no wonder that it’s one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in the country. It’s home to a stunning cathedral city and more prehistoric monuments than any other county in the UK (include Stonehenge!).
There are dozens of majestic stately houses with marvellously kept gardens to visit, perfect for admiring the incredible natural colours that spring brings with it. You can also discover the true beauty of nature with an abundance of footpaths and trails, leading you to some of the most breath-taking natural sights in the UK.
Fabulous Things to Do in Wiltshire This Spring
We thought you might need some inspiration of fantastic things to do during your staycation in Wiltshire this spring, so we’ve put together the ultimate list of places to visit when you stay at Mill Farm Glamping.
Stonehenge is a fascinating World Heritage Site set on the beautiful Salisbury Plain. It is one of the UK’s most famous and best loved sights. Surrounded by myth and mystery, Stonehenge never fails to enchant visitors. It truly is a sight to behold, especially in spring when you can watch incredible dramatic sunsets over the landmark location. Just a 30-minute drive away from Mill Farm Glamping, it’s a true must-see.
Avebury is a fabulous world-famous stone circle at the heart of a prehistoric landscape. Now owned by the National Trust, it is one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe. Avebury is the oldest stone ring known to be in existence anywhere in the world… it’s even older than Stonehenge! It has been awarded the status of World Heritage Site and plays a key role in modern paganism. Only a 20-minute drive from Mill Farm Glamping, we’d highly recommend a visit to Avebury. We guarantee you won’t regret it.
The stunning Bowood House and Gardens is home to the Marquis and Marchioness of Landsdowne. A choice of fantastic adventure playgrounds are set in 100 acres of beautiful Wiltshire parkland, offering a great day out for all the family to enjoy. The glorious outdoor space consists of a glistening lake, enchanting arboretum, picturesque pinetum and magical cascade. In the spring, the spectacular rhododendron walks boast a kaleidoscope of colour and breath-taking views. Oodles of fun and entertainment are guaranteed here, and it’s only a 20-minute drive from Mill Farm Glamping.
Castle Combe, often called The Prettiest Village in England, is a typical Cotswolds village with charming, historic cottages. It starred as a leading location in the acclaimed movie War Horse and has previously featured in a host of other films and TV series, including Dr Dolittle and Stardust. In the beautiful springtime weather, there are endless photo opportunities in this picturesque area, which is home to charming, honey-coloured cottages. Just a 35-minute drive from Mill Farm Glamping, we highly suggest taking a trip there – it’s sure to be a day you won’t forget.
Caen Hill Locks is an impressive flight of 29 locks situated on the final stretch of the 87-mile route of the Kennet and Avon Canal. Designed by engineer John Rennie as a solution to climbing the very steep hill in Devizes, the locks are popular with boaters and walkers. After completing the climb, visitors can indulge in a cup of coffee and a slice of cake at the lovely Caen Hill Café, located in a picturesque position at the top of the lock flight. Less than 10 minutes from Mill Farm Glamping, Caen Hill Locks is the perfect place to enjoy an invigorating (and rather steep!) walk.
Enjoy a Restful Springtime Retreat with Mill Farm Glamping
Nestled on an organic farm in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside, Mill Farm Glamping is a peaceful site which takes luxury glamping to a whole new level. Our beautiful lodges, treehouses, farmhouse and shire houses are the perfect places to stay during your restful retreat, where you can enjoy the astounding glory of spring immersed in nature, without having to sacrifice any home comforts. Book your springtime escape today.