Valentine’s Day can be a bit of divisive holiday, with some people really enjoying this special opportunity to shower their partner with love and get a bit of a break from the bleakness of winter, while others say it’s an overly-commercialised holiday and that you shouldn’t need a specific day to show your partner how much you care about them.
But really, Valentine’s Day isn’t about fancy meals and expensive gifts, but about the important people in your life - including yourself. So whether you’re married, in a relationship or a single pringle, make this Valentine’s Day all about treating yourself and spending quality time with the people you love. To help you do just that, read on to discover how to organise a romantic camping or glamping trip.
Why go glamping for Valentine’s Day?
As much as we love our partners, the grind of daily life can easily get in the way of spending quality time with just the two of you, especially if you’ve got kids. That’s why taking a couple of days to hit the refresh button and reconnect in beautiful natural surroundings is such a good idea.
With no dirty dishes piling up by the sink, no work emails to check and no parent-teacher meetings, it’s easier to focus on yourselves and each other. Being out in nature will help you de-stress and enjoy slow-paced activities like hiking, fishing or wandering around charming small towns.
And if you find yourself single this Valentine’s Day, it’s a great chance to practice some self-love by booking a mindful solo camping trip or heading out for a pampering “Galentine’s Day” weekend with some of your closest friends.
Tips for a romantic glamping break
There’s no need for an activity-packed itinerary for your Valentine’s Day glamping trip - simply relaxing and doing what feels good in the moment is perfectly acceptable, so go ahead and sleep in before cooking up a yummy breakfast on your campfire. Eggs, bacon, milk and other provisions are often available for purchase right on your Wigwam® site - some sites set on working farms will even let you pick your own breakfast eggs!
After breakfast, do something together that you’re both passionate about, whether that’s hiking, biking, fishing or simply relaxing in and around your glamping pod, roasting marshmallows over the campfire. As the sun goes down, enjoy a nice long soak in your private hot tub while sipping on something bubbly as you talk about everything you’ve experienced that day.
Point out constellations in the inky-black skies above and enjoy your favourite tipples by the campfire as you cook your dinner. And at the end of the night, snuggle up in your cabin, where a good night’s sleep is easy-peasy because you have a proper double bed for optimal cosiness.
Valentine’s Day gift ideas for campers & glampers
If you want to treat your loved one - or yourself - to something special on Valentine’s Day, giving them something that aligns with their interests and that you can hopefully both enjoy is ideal. If outdoor living is your shared passion, here are some awesome gift ideas to help you elevate your next camping or glamping trip.
A good Bluetooth speaker is an easy way to make your Valentine’s Day camping trip extra special. Prepare a Spotify playlist (the modern version of a lovelorn mixtape) with all of your favourite songs and sing along together in the car on your way to the campsite or listen to a chilled-out album while roasting marshmallows over the campfire. We like this affordable but highly-reviewed speaker from Anker.
A double sleeping bag is perfect for keeping you both toasty through the night, even in the colder months. Snuggling up means you can share each others’ body heat and stay warmer. Check out this three-season sleeping bag for two from Trespass.
A French press coffee maker made with metal rather than glass is another great gift idea for avid glampers and campers, allowing you to make nice, proper coffee in the mornings. Check out this double-walled French press designed to keep your coffee hot for longer.
And if you’re busy during Valentine’s Day, a glamping break organised for a later weekend - or even for a mid-week getaway - is the perfect present to pamper both yourself and your beloved.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Wigwam® Holidays
With more than 80 picturesque glamping sites across the UK, Wigwam® Holidays has countless glamping memories to offer. Our deluxe camping pods, lovingly crafted in Scotland out of sustainable timber, are well-insulated with heating and double-glazing, which means you can stay toasty even in the middle of winter.
You can custom-design your perfect romantic glamping getaway by booking a cabin with its own hot tub and by adding extras like fairy lights and champagne upon arrival to your booking.* Choose a background for your trip that inspires you - from beaches to mountain ranges, we’ve got you covered. Then it’s time to simply pack up the car and head out your glamping adventure - we can’t wait to see you.
If you’d like to book your romantic getaway with Wigwam® Holidays, click the link below to browse our beautiful glamping sites nationwide.
* Range of extras available depends on the site.