10 adventures every good holiday should involve
Here at Canopy & Stars we believe adventure is in the eye of the beholder. It can be as simple as reading a good book next to a babbling brook or as extravagant as popping open a bottle of bubbly and watching the stars from a treetop hot tub. An adventure shared is an adventure doubled, so we’ve put together our top 10 amazing holiday experiences to share with friends, family, partners (and even a llama or two):
Arrive in style
What better way to kick off an adventure than making a waterborne entrance? The Raft, in Chigborough is only reached by floating ferry platform or by rowing boat!
Get to know your neighbours
It’s always important to know who you’re going to be sharing your holiday with. At Sergeant Troy in Kent you’ll find a couple of llamas to keep you company, either by the hut or alongside a woodland walk through the bluebells.
Explore your surroundings with a spot of safari
At Knepp Wildland Safaris in West Sussex there are 3,500 acres of wild countryside where Longhorn cattle, Exmoor ponies and Tamworth pigs all roam free.
Forage for your own dinner
Live like our hunter-gather ancestors and put together a meal sourced by your own fair hands. At The Arkette in Wiltshire help yourself in the well-tended walled garden before rustling up a masterpiece in the wood-fired pizza oven or over an open fire pit.
Sud up in the treetops
If the thought of hunting for your own dinner has got you craving some creature comforts and the finer things in life, then a long soak in the copper bath tub at The Treehouse at Harptree Court with a treetop view is a once-in-a-lifetime sort of wash.
Fire and mallows
It wouldn’t be an outdoor adventure without a roaring campfire and if you haven’t got a marshmallow on a stick then you’re probably doing it wrong. At Bramble in Northumberland, be careful to not let your ‘mallow burn to a crisp as you gaze up in awe at the stars. The wagon is settled on a gold tier dark sky reserve which means it’s one of the best spots in the UK for stargazing.
Post campfire story-time
Following a couple of hours sharing stories and warmth by the campfire, head indoors to get the wood-burner going. At Hoppus Tipi in Dorset, you can glamp out all year round as Owner, Guy has found an ingenious way to install a cosy wood-burning stove.
Sleep like a King or Queen
After a long day of excitement and new experiences, you deserve a bed befitting of an intrepid explorer. Stay at Upcott Roundhouse in Devon, and you could find yourself clambering into this palatial four poster bed made with the farm’s own wood.
Make breakfast an experience
Get adventurous before you even brush your teeth. At Milandes Treehouse, wake up to a hamper full of locally produced breakfast goodies delivered via an ingenious pulley system!
Take home more than a memory
Although it might soon be time to leave, at least you can take comfort in what you’ll be taking home with you. At Kingstone Brewery in Monmouthshire share the experience of learning to make bread, pasta or finding out how beer is brewed.
Whether you’re looking to share adventure with friends, family or someone special, our collection of 450 special spaces is full of experiences waiting to be uncovered. Take a look at our full collection of special spaces.