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Glamping Show: Generating sustainable revenue for your farm through tourism

Branching into farm attractions or farm stays are the most obvious choices if you are looking to diversify into rural tourism. There’s a lot of buzz about staycations in the news and numbers of UK families choosing staycations rather than going abroad are increasing. Glamping is an area of particular growth.

 

The Glamping Show offers the advice and inspiration you need to set-up a sustainable revenue stream through tourism. The popular appeal and continued growth of the glamping industry gives you excellent potential to generate revenue, but it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the choices you need to make. 

 

Seeing the accommodation for yourself will really help you to visualise what you can create and what will work on your farm. The Glamping Show also offers a free multi-track seminar programme that covers all the advice you need to get off on the right foot.

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Country Bumpkin Yurts

A NORTHAMPTONSHIRE-BASED luxury glamping venture has completed its next phase of expansion as it opens the doors to a new onsite café. 

After launching Country Bumpkin in Great Oxendon in June 2017, childhood friends and owners Jenny Lyon and Lara Collis opened the new café last month to complement the site’s award-winning farm shop and three luxury rustic yurts, which sleep between two and six people.

The glamping site on Waterloo Cottage Farm is eco-friendly and has features like solar panels - which power electricity in the yurts - a log burner, a wood fired hot tub, and composting toilets. 

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Manor Farm Staff with award

Manor Farm Camping near Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire has been voted The Camping and Caravanning Club’s Best Certificated Site for 2018.

The awards are split into five categories and the winning sites are crowned based on the number of nominations they have received from Club members who camp on Certificated Sites.

A smallholding of ten acres, site owner Catherine Barker opened the site in 2014 to help others enjoy the surroundings she and her young family themselves enjoy. Catherine, a long-time motorhomer herself who has spent time touring France and enjoying rallies in Spain with the Club, said: “Since we opened we’ve worked hard to improve our site facilities.