Sleeping in a tipi with YHA – Birds on the Blog

Sleeping in a tipi with YHA

Over the past few months I have been reviewing various types of accommodation across the country suitable for short breaks. So far I have reviewed a spa hotel, a self catering cottage and a youth hostel, all offering very different experiences.

This month I was most intrigued when I received an invite to review a Tipi, it wasn’t something I had ever considered booking before but it looked like great family friendly accommodation and I knew it would capture the imagination of the boys, so of course I agreed to review it.

We stayed in the Lake District in one of four tipis high up near Troutbeck looking down over Lake Windermere with the most amazing views. The spot was just perfect, it was quiet, surrounded by green fields for the boys to explore and play out doors and it was so peaceful, not a single car in sight.

Before we arrived I was a little concerned that the tipi might be too small for the four of us as we are used to camping in a tent that  has separate bedrooms and living areas but I was pleasantly surprised, as there was plenty of room for 4 single beds around the outside and a large space in the middle for socialising.

If you like the idea of camping but hate the idea of building the tent and blowing up beds then these tipis really are perfect, not only is already erected for you but the beds are also made and bedding providing so you really can just turn up with your over night bag and enjoy the break, just remember to take a torch as there are no lights.

The Tipi was part of the youth hostel accommodation and therefore not only do you have access to the usual camping amenities such as showers and toilette’s but you can also use the hostel which has a quiet room, games room, bar and restaurant making this the perfect getaway for families that are more glampers than campers.

The YHA offer tipi’s and huts all over England and Wales and average at about £59 per family of 4 per night, in my opinion it’s a bargain price for such an experience for both adults and children.

(The YHA provided the tipi for one night in exchange for a review, all opinions are my own).

About the Author Terri B

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