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Blogger's Festival Guide: Glamping; Is it worth it?!



If you follow my blog, you will know that I attended the Isle of Wight festival this year. We decided that we wanted to upgrade our camping experience so we opted to go with the 'glamping' option. It was a little more expensive but was it really worth it for a few extras that I could live without?
When we arrived at the camp site, our tent was already put up for us to just dump our stuff and go out straight away. This was really great as, to be honest, I'm lazy and hate putting up tents (it's so hard!). It also meant that we could enjoy our day as soon as we arrived at the festival as we didn't need to mess around finding a spot to camp etc. The tent was really good quality; it was waterproof, easily fit two people and had a little 'porch' area for shoes and luggage :) The tents were arranged in lines and numbered so you could find your tent easily and no accidents invoving tripping over tents could occur. Thumbs up so far!

Now I wasnt expecting extra fancy toilets but it was good to have our own special toilets that were only used by our fellow glampers. One set of toilets were extra fancy with proper flushes and sinks to wash hands after! Brilliant! We also had our own showers which I expected to be communal however I was pleasantly surprised! There were around 20 individual shower cubicles with warm water. You did have to queue for the showers however the line went quickly and it was nice to feel clean and fresh at a festival.


One of the extras of my glamping package were that hair dryers, straighteners and curlers were available to use on site. I thought this was such a good idea but when it came to it I never actually used any of it. Personally, I tend to let my beauty routine go during a festival/camping/holiday so I didn't find I desperately wanted to wait in line for the two pairs of straightners on offer.

We also had out own food and drinks vans however these were always mega packed in the morning and, by the time the queue had gone down, we were usually on the festival site. One of the nicer things our glamping included was our own special bar area which was great as you could meet other people and get to a quieter bar than the ones on the festival site. The only downside to the one site bar was that it was open until very very late so it was quite noisy if you wanted to sleep.

Although I did find some negative things abotu glamping, I really enjoyed it overall! It took all the stress out of camping and having individual showers available was amazing! I think I would recommend going with one of the companies that offer glamping as it really does make you much more comfortable so you can enjoy your festival more!

Just a quick shout out to Tangerine Fields who were the company we camped with at the Isle of Wight festival. The staff were perfect and extremely helpful, you can check if they are at your festival here: http://www.tangerinefields.co.uk/
 

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  1. its totally worth it ;) i go glamping every single year. this time we are hitting the isle of wight. this is the first post i did ;) http://www.emmavictoriastokes.com/2013/07/i-have-so-much-to-share-with-you.html

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