You guys. What were the chances that after blogging last week about this amazing looking Yurt that I really want to visit, that I would end up staying in one this weekend for a hen do?
For my dear friend Anna's hen party, her lovely bridesmaids Laura and Kate organised that we went Glamping at Bloomsbury's Biddenden in Kent this weekend.
I was unsure as to what Glamping entailed, but basically we had super comfy mattress beds all made up for us in these pretty Yurts. Inside there are mats on the floors, a plug point and a heater (which we certainly didn't need!) Our little set up of three yurts around a campfire, had it's own sheltered kitchen area with benches, a fridge, kettle, tap for running water and basic kitchen accessories. The showers and toilets were in a communal bathroom for us and the weekends other Glamping residents (two other hen party groups). The site also has a lovely rustic themed restaurant, bar and shop where we enjoyed a delicious dinner on Saturday evening and some dancing along to a local band, Project F's, live tunes.
On Friday evening we BBQed and sat around the campfire. On Saturday morning we went kayaking nearby before coming back to set up an Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea whilst Anna was distracted and taken shopping by some of the other girls.
After setting our feast up, we changed and waited for our "Alice" to arrive!
She was super excited when she was greeted by all of us dressed up behind some personalised bunting, and was given her outfit for the afternoon!
After a few games of rounders, rather unsurprisingly, the afternoon soon turned into me directing some Acro Yoga and it didn't take long before Alice was being held up by the Queen of Hearts!
On Sunday morning we had a gentle Yoga class by a local teacher which was the perfect ending to what had been a rather active weekend!
We were incredibly lucky with the weather, although at points I actually felt too hot, which I do appreciate is a luxury in England :)
I thoroughly enjoyed the Glamping, and would love to do it again. And I loved the group of girls that we were there with, although I didn't know any of them other than Anna from before! As Anna is also Physio, there were actually 5 Physio's in our group for the weekend, 4 of which are Children's Physio's too!
I would also really recommend Bloomsbury's Biddenden, they were very reasonably priced and the owners were on hand all weekend checking that we had everything we needed. They were very accommodating, even complying with the Hen's request to have our campfire lit at midnight on Saturday evening!
It is also only just over an hour's drive from London.
It is definitely popular for hen do's though-so perhaps not the best option for a quiet family weekend away!