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Cloud Nine, Ultimate summer glamping in Dorset

Luxury boutique glamping with loads of activities at St Giles House, Wimborne. Summer camping nostalgia with a festival party vibe. Brilliantly curated by families for families.

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Cloud Nine is fabulous boutique glamping curated by families for families, so a whole load of parental know-how has gone into this fantastic set-up. And that means shamelessly high jinx for fun-starved adults as well as nonstop wholesome action for the rug rats. This is luxe bell tent camping with a laid back festival atmosphere and a tonne of activities (many of them free) to keep everyone happy.

With acres and acres of woods and parkland in the grounds of the historic St Giles House, near Wimborne in Dorset, there’s space to run wild in the most gorgeous surroundings. And, get this, there’s a private lake! So be ready for days of paddleboarding, wild swimming, kayaking and rowing. On dry land you’ll find horse riding, archery, circus skills, football, wild runs, silent discos and plenty more high energy stuff along with calmer (arguably…) pursuits like yoga, gin-tasting, arts, crafts and story-telling. There are more than 35 thoughtfully considered activities on hand – many of them free – we guarantee no-one will moan about being bored.

Cloud Nine know exactly which small details make the biggest difference so the hot showers have space to help little ones and you can book babysitters, a crèche and trust there are plenty of people always on hand to help. Also…you get your own personal loo. Next to your tent. How amazing is that? Glamping luxury in the extreme!

And about the tents…pre-pitched obviously! Choose from one or two-bedroom beautifully crafted cotton canvas bell tents and double tipis. All bedding and towels are included too, so you just have to arrive, dig out the marshmallows and pour yourself a something cold and sparkly. Sorted. And let Cloud Nine know if you want tents grouped together with friends…they’re happy to do it your way.

Talking of toasted marshmallows, Cloud Nine people know great camping trips are ALL about the snacks. So expect fab food stalls (Mac ’n’ Cheese, wood fired pizzas, Buddha bowls and spit roasted BBQ…yes, we’re drooling already), popup cocktail bars and cafés plus a farm shop with excellent local produce for impromptu picnics. Or romantic wine and cheese under the stars. (Yes, cheese is the most romantic food known to woman, thank-you for asking.)

OK, now for the science bit…kicking off in the middle of a global pandemic (2020 was Cloud Nine’s launch year) means these spacious campsites have all been designed with Covid-19 safety in mind. And there’s a refund guarantee if you test positive or NHS Track + Trace scuppers family plans. We love that this is all taken care of on an individual basis, giving families the peace of mind to book with confidence.

And we have to tell you, it’s booking fast. Who wouldn’t want to spend the summer on Cloud Nine?

From Mon 19 July – Mon 30 August 2021

Short-breaks start from £132 per family, per night and we consider that a total steal. 

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St Giles House, Wimborne St. Giles, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 5ND

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