So last year we went on a little “glamping” trip, so I thought I would share with you where exactly we went in case you have been looking for something similar. We booked for two nights on August bank holiday weekend (and it was a scorcher)!
We went to Rivendale caravan and leisure park in the Peak District as we have never stayed in that area of the UK before. It is situated right between Bakewell and Buxton off the A6. For us, it was a couple of hours drive – perfect a trip with the dogs, although we did have a stop off on the way just in case.
Rivendale caravan park itself is set back a little from the road and although it was bank hol weekend, wasn’t extremely busy. It is a static and tourer caravan site too with the camping and touring being separate from the statics. The shower and toilet blocks were lovely and clean and quite modernised. Plenty of space for the amount of people there on one of their busiest weekends.
The pub was good too and dog friendly. We did plan on going there for our evening meal but the bar tender told us that the cooks and waitresses all walked out just before! Instead, we had a couple of drinks and then ventured outside to the pop up pizza place. They had stone baked pizzas and they were absolutely fabulous! We finished them off with some prosecco back at the pod.
There is also a shop and a cafe on the site. We had jacket potatoes and salad with a cold drink at the cafe and sat outside with the dogs as you aren’t allowed to take them inside.
Although we went out and about and visited some villages and dog friendly pubs and parks, the majority of the time was spent chilling out sunbathing outside of our yurt. The yurt itself was unfurnished (although you can get them furnished – the one next door to us was), so we had to bring our own air bed and bedding with us. I do have a bad back so I wouldn’t recommend doing that if you do as the floor underneath is quite hard. It was a nice big space and we managed to have enough space for us and our stuff and the dogs in their bed, although they got in with us throughout the night. There was a log burner in there BUT it was far too hot for that.
We would definitely go back to this site but we would be staying in a static caravan or one of the furnished yurts. The furnished one (because we had a nosey) had a double bed in and a set of bunkbeds too.
There was also a little play area and we did have a little swing on the way back from the toilet block one night!
Have you stopped anywhere like this? Can you recommend anywhere dog friendly?