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The BEST Peak District glamping sites for families

The BEST Peak District glamping sites for families

If you’re visiting the National Park and looking for a bit more comfort with your camping, then Peak District glamping is a fantastic option! You still get to embrace outdoors living, without the hassle of loading up your car with a mountain of gear. It’s a win-win!

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There are some fantastic glamping options across the Peak District, but unfortunately most of them are geared towards couples, rather than families. We actually found it quite a minefield trying to find those that were open to families.

However, do not fear, we have found a small handful of Peak District glamping options that cater for families. These all have lots of space for your little ones to run around and explore, and there’s even a hot tub or two mentioned in here! I’m sure that’s piqued your interest!

If you prefer regular camping, check out our top family campsites in the Peak District

Location of Peak District glamping sites for families

1. Ready Camp at Crowden Camp & Caravanning site

READ: Ready Camp review

In the north of the Peak District, just a 10 minute drive from Glossop, Crowden campsite is a fairly small, well-equipped site, with stunning views in several directions. It is the perfect location to explore various walking routes along and around the Pennine Way or the Longdendale Trail.

There are a small selection of family glamping tents that sleep 6. There is plenty of room, with a large living/dining space, and two separate bedroom areas which can be completely zipped off. The mattresses are surprisingly comfy, and the blackout lining in the bedrooms means no unnecessary early starts. Just be sure to take your own bedding, pillows and towels, as this is not included.

Ready Camp review Crowden

The large dining table seats 6, and the kitchenette is well equipped for the nights when you want to cook, with a microwave, fridge (and small freezer compartment), kettle, toaster, and double hob. All the necessary pots, pans, and crockery are also provided. 

There is a small shop on site, but this only really sells snacks, ice creams, soup etc, and with no convenience store nearby, come prepared with food to cook, or take the 10-minute drive to Glossop where there are several grocery shops.

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2. Newfold Farm, Edale

READ: Newfold Farm review

Newfold Farm is one of the oldest farms in our beautiful village of Edale, in the Peak District’s Dark Peak. The campsite is made up of four fields, named after some of the beautiful birds that inhabit the valley and surrounding moors.

Luxury bell tents at Newfold Farm are sited with plenty of room around them in the Lapwing field, and are kitted out with duvets, pillows, table, chairs, camping stove and kettle. Firepits are included with every bell tent booking. The family bell tent as a king size bed and an additional 2 single beds.

Newfold Farm camping

Onsite there is a café and general store, firepits are allowed (off the ground), and the staff are super friendly.

There are amazing walking trails from right outside the campsite and the views are incredible!

Great location, close to Mam Tor, caverns and Castleton, few mins away from Grinds Brook to have a lovely walk which I believe leads to Kinder Scout. Very friendly staff there, nice site with toilets and showers. We stayed in a family bell tent and we loved it. It came with everything you possibly would need to stay – from duvets to utensils, cooker and gas, complementary teas and even milk from their shop on site.

Erika, member of the Peak District Kids Facebook Group.

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3. Scaldersitch Farm, Hartington

Scaldersitch Farm offers boutique Peak District glamping with luxury yurts and tipis which boast cosy log burners. Set just 1 mile from Hartington Village (close to the start of our Hartington walk), the location offers footpaths from the gate into some of the most beautiful parts of the Peak District.

Scaldersitch Glamping

Children are encouraged to explore amongst nature on the site, and each year the owners add extra touches to encourage nature for guests to enjoy with bird boxes, bug hotels and more. There’s plenty of green outdoor space and fresh air to run around, and marshmallows around the camp fire complete the perfect day.

This is the place to come for families to step away from technology, allowing you to enjoy simple pleasures such as reading by the fire, watching the stars, and sitting in the hot tub listening to the birds. Though there are still mod cons such as USB sockets, a kettle, and Nespresso coffee maker.

The largest accommodation sleeps 5 with a superking and three singles. There’s a private wood-fired hot tub and all luxury bedding and towels are provided. There are no ensuite bathroom facilities, instead you need to walk to the central washroom (called ‘The Old Dairy’). This is just as luxurious and includes underfloor heated washrooms with flushing toilets, and a wet room style shower room complete with toilets and hand basin. 

Self caterers can use the ‘Cartshed Barn Kitchen’, and spa treatments are also available.

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4. Peak Pods, Alport

Peak Pods have four beautifully crafted en-suite pods that are open all year round. This Peak District family glamping option is popular with members of our Peak District Kids Facebook Group. Pods are from £80 per night.

Had a fabulous time in the Peak District this week. We stayed at Peak Pods which is just outside Youlgreave, lovely place, would definitely recommend. We loved visiting Youlgreave & paddling in the river, Padley Gorge & the Longshaw NT estate, cycling down the Monsal Trail, Bakewell, Ladybower Reservoir & a short walk up to the top of Mam Tor. We ate out at the Lathkil Hotel in Over Haddon, The Peacock Inn in Bakewell & The Bulls Head at Monyash which were all lovely.


Peak Pods are beautifully crafted from environmentally friendly sourced larch wood, with a pine interior. They are insulated with mineral wool so they stay cosy in winter and cool in summer. They also come with an integral shower room with heated shower, washbasin, kitchenette, fridge and toilet, as well as a heated towel rail and radiator in the pod, so there is no chance of getting cold & damp, unlike a tent.

All pods sleep four with a comfy double bed and double sofa bed. And just outside there is a stone patio with charcoal BBQ and stunning Peak District views.

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5. Secret Wood Glamping, Holmesfield

Situated in a secluded woodland just on the eastern edge of the Peak District National Park boundary, Secret Wood Glamping offers families the space to relax, unwind and reconnect. The main bell tent (the Emperor Bell Tent) sleeps six with three double beds, and there is also a second 5 m bell tent is available for extra guests or as a play space for children.

Bedding is provided, as well as toiletries and cooking utensils. Everything is eco friendly where possible with bamboo plates, eco friendly toiletries and toilet paper, and the solar powered fairy lights make the evenings magical!

Peak District Glamping - Secret Cloud

There is no electricity on site. So either pack lots of battery packs, or take the opportunity to completely switch off. And don’t worry, there is still a loo on site (a compost loo), as well as a gas powered woodland shower!

With no other guests around you have the entire woodland to yourselves to explore. There’s a fire pit to roast marshmallow, and kids love paddling in the stream and building dens in the wood. But the over-riding appreciation is that of absolute peace and quiet… except the signing of the birds.

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