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Glamping: an affordable staycation

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

If you’re not planning on travelling far this summer, why not try glamping?

We’re bang in the middle of a beautiful British summer. Make sure you don’t let it go to waste. Pack your bags and venture out. Last year, over 50% of holiday makers chose camping breaks over the classic beach holiday. It seems this year won’t be any different. With the total number of camping trips expected to rise to 21 million by 2020.

Glamping is the new camping. It’s a way to experience being out in the open and not compromise on comfort. Companies organising glamping trips can offer you all the amenities of staying in a hotel and more. For example: bespoke bedrooms, fresco dining menus and entertainment that caters to the whole family. These can be quite costly, though. Luckily high street retailer Robert Dyas has come up with an easy-on the pocket range of ideas to turn your summer staycation into the ultimate luxurious glamping experience.

With a range of products that can help you enjoy your glamping trip while staying in a budget, get the most out of your glamping adventure and make it an unforgettable trip.

Under the stars

This Aerolax double air bed can be inflated within 140 seconds, saving time and energy whilst providing comfort and support on even the most rugged of grounds.

£49.99 from

Cosy up

For a contemporary feel to your interiors, try this classic Deyongs Herringbone Raleigh Throw, available in grey, ochre or natural. It’ll help create a cosy atmosphere and add texture to a blissful bedroom space.

£13.99 from

Dine in style

One of the most appealing aspects of a glamping break is the al fresco dining you can experience throughout your stay, so make sure you get the most out of your surroundings with the finest equipment. Bring an authentic touch of Mediterranean style to your outdoor cuisine with the Polar Gear Alfresco Melamine Range of Dining Ware.

From £1.99 at

Pump up the volume

The essence of a perfect getaway is relaxing and having fun and what better way to help create a chilled atmosphere than with music? The Kit sound Digit Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker is rechargeable, dust and water resistant and has a removable stake, making it ideal for grass, table or travel use.

£39.99 from