Frequent Asked Questions

Frequent Asked Questions

1How many people can a Tipi or Bell Tent sleep?
Both our Tipis and Bell Tents are 5m (approx. 18 feet) in diameter and can sleep a family of 4 on air beds with bags of spare space, a group of 6 friends on air beds comfortably, whilst 10 friends sleeping on foam roll mats will be nice and cosy.
2Which is better, a Tipi or a Bell Tent?
Our Tipis certainly have the wow factor. They create a unique atmosphere inside which cannot be replicated by modern structures, but by the virtue of their design are more prone to drafts in windy weather and the odd drip in heavy rain. We often use Tipis as social spaces in conjunction with Bell Tents as sleeping spaces. Our Bell Tents are slightly less impressive than a Tipi but are cosier, warmer, and well suited to adverse weather conditions.
3What locations do you use?
As a nomadic business, we have used locations all over Cumbria. Our favourite sites for Glamping are Sykeside Camping Park and Rydal Hall. Our private site we use for Stag and Hen weekends is within a few miles of Kendal, within easy reach of the M6 and Oxenholme train station. It is a lovely elevated spot away from the crowds with great views - perfect for relaxing into a long weekend of adventures.
4How are the tents furnished inside?
Our Tipis and Bell tents are set up on demand and are not permanent. There is a limit, therefore, to the degree of furnishing we can provide. On the whole, the tents are furnished with natural-style woven carpets, rugs, sheepskins and cushions. We also provide an outdoor fire bowl, along with table(s) and benches in proportion to the group size.
5Do you provide bedding and sleeping equipment?
We have some 7cm thick self-inflating camping mats which we hire out as an extra (unless part of a glamping package). We ask that you bring your own sleeping bags, pillows, camping mats etc.
6What locations do you use?
As a nomadic business, we have used locations all over Cumbria. Our favorite sites for Glamping are Sykeside Camping Park and Rydal Hall. Our private site we use for Stag and Hen weekends is within a few miles of Kendal, within easy reach of the M6 and Oxenholme train station. It is a lovely elevated spot away from the crowds with great views - perfect for relaxing into a long weekend of adventures
7How much are campsite fees?
Campsite fees at Sykeside Camping Park vary depending on the season and your entourage. Their tariff page outlines all you need to know. Rydal Hall campsite charge £8pppn which is very good value in the Lake District these days.
8Can you help arrange transport for us?
Yes, we are more than happy to help with anything you require to make your event run smoothly. We work with local firms who have proven to be reliable and good value.