With a double whammy of bank holidays this month, why not discover some of the best spots to pitch up?
OK, we may be biased, but we truly believe that Winchester is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It’s not just the vibrant and friendly city that makes this such a special place, but the miles of beautiful rolling countryside that surrounds us.
From enchanting walks and cycle paths with breathtaking views to the most picturesque sunsets, Winchester is a great location for a weekend of camping, or glamping, with friends, family or a loved one.
PLUS read on to find out how to be in with the chance to win tickets to 2019’s Winchestival…
The interior of a Yurt
This adults-only park offers an idyllic glamping experience for those looking for an extra special getaway this May bank holiday. Take a night or two to unwind inside of one of the park’s chic Shepherds Huts. By evening, relax on your porch and tuck into BBQ food in front of a beautiful sunset before retreating indoors to snuggle up in front of a wood-burning stove and sink into a cosy king-sized bed.
For something a little different, why not try one of Two Hoots eco-friendly pods? Experience the same luxurious comfort and picturesque views, from your own 100% carbon neutral, sheep’s wool insulated pod.
Check-in to Adhurst Yurts for a bank holiday camping trip with a twist. Feel completely at one with nature within one of five stylish and ecological yurts nestled into one-hundred acres of ancient woodland space.
Each yurt offers stylish, cosy comfort for the ultimate glamping experience. After a day of exploring the natural habitat, keep toasty and warm as the sun sets in front of a campfire. Make something delicious to eat in your very own safari kitchen before settling down for the night in a full-sized double bed.
The camping field in Cheriton
The Corbett family invite you to their farm for a weekend that the whole family will love. This friendly campsite is located in the quaint town of Cheriton and is surrounded by the gorgeous Hampshire countryside. There are four pubs within an hours’ walk as well as an abundance of beautiful wildlife and interesting places to visit.
Spacious fields and spotlessly clean facilities surrounded by horses, sheep and free-range chickens – Holden Farm is the perfect campsite for young families. We love the idea of toasting marshmallows over the fire pit in the evening whilst on the lookout for bats and owls flying overhead.
Whether it’s a romantic escape that you’re looking for or somewhere to spend some quality time with family and friends, why not opt for a beautifully crafted log cabin to house your stay this bank holiday?
Set within a scenic 270-hectare beech wood forest just outside of Winchester, Blackwood Forest invites you to soak up the great outdoors whilst experiencing a variety of family-friendly activities, hikes and bike rides. If a little tranquillity is more your cup of tea, take a relaxing soak in a hot tub, unwind with an in-cabin spa experience or even tantalise your taste buds with a cheese and wine tasting experience.
Situated just outside of Alresford, and overlooking the heritage Watercress Line steam railway, Watercress Lodges and Campsite is a prime spot for those looking for a few days away to enjoy beautiful scenic walks or cycle trails.
Pitch up within the campsite area or opt for one of the park’s tipis or safari-style tents. If you prefer something a little more modern, why not check-in to one of the six lodges. Each is named after stations on the old British rail line between Alton and Winchester and includes a living room area, bathroom, kitchen, Wi-Fi, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Get close to the action and book your stay to coincide with the Watercress Line’s War On The Line (15 – 16 June). Be transported back to the 1940s to experience the ‘Blitz Spirit’ and mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
The event will feature civilian and military re-enactors, vintage vehicles, live music, dancing, stalls selling retro wares and an exciting Spitfire flypast!
Win two adult tickets to Winchestival
Winchester’s city music festival returns on 15 June with a line up that’s bigger and better. The Magic Numbers are set to headline the main stage, with support from Cassia, Larkins, Only the Poets and many more. Milton Jones will headline the comedy tent, whilst Allister Whitehead headlines the Downtown Brown Stage.
Tuck into some of the finest street food that the UK has to offer and grab a pint in the festival’s largest ever beer tent!
To be in with a chance of winning two free adult tickets, all you need to do is answer one question. If you’ve been paying attention to our social media channels (or your English medieval history), you should find it quite easy!