Wigwam Holidays Charnwood Forest

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Glamping near Leicester

Enjoy a relaxing glamping staycation in the peaceful and beautiful Wigwam® Holidays Charnwood Forest. Surrounded by lush woodland and rolling green scenery, it’s the ideal spot for some much-needed rest and relaxation yet is a mere 5 minutes from the M1, J22 and 20 minutes drive from the vibrant city of Leicester.

We have six en-suite, luxury Wigwam® cabins which sit around a wildlife pond - three with private wood fired hot tubs. You’ll quickly unwind, watching dragonflies and butterflies whilst listening to the variety of wildlife that live and pass by our site all from your own private outdoor decked dining area. Or just sit back and watch the sunset, relaxing around your firepit enjoying a BBQ with your favourite people.

Our season is normally April to October inclusive, but we may extend this period at our discretion, e.g. Early Easter holidays.

Enjoy a relaxing glamping break at Wigwam® Holidays Charnwood Forest

Glamping holidays are perfect for nature lovers looking for a little luxury whilst enjoying the calm of the great outdoors. The Wigwam ® cabins are fully furnished with lots of luxurious detail - double glazing, insulation, heating and en-suite toilet and washing facilities so you can be sure of a warm and delightful night’s rest after a busy day.  The glamping site is surrounded by miles of pretty country roads, wildlife trails and footpaths, perfect for a stroll or a cycle through the countryside. And for even more relaxation in nature, you can truly unwind if you book into a Wigwam® glamping pod with hot tub. Perfect for unwinding and stargazing, and whiling away a few hours of sheer bliss.

Things to do while glamping near Leicester

The nearby village of Newtown Linford

Take a short walk through the National Forest from Wigwam® Holidays Charnwood Forest and you’ll find yourself in the picturesque village of Newtown Linford and entrance to the historic Bradgate Park. Here you’ll find dog-friendly pubs, shops and tearooms - the perfect place to enjoy a cream tea before returning to your luxurious cabin.

Bradgate Park

This 800-year old deer park is the most beautiful place to visit with stunning landscape views from ''Old John'', and a fascinating history. Just a short walk from our glamping site, it is the perfect place to while away a few peaceful hours. The park is perfect for nature lovers and has something for everyone - rugged and energetic walks and trails through the hills or easy-going pathways for bikes, buggies and wheelchairs. You’ll also find two tearooms and a visitor centre opened by Sir David Attenborough in 2016.  The picturesque River Lin runs through the park so don't forget to bring the children's fishing nets!  As well as a busy events calendar throughout the year such as concerts, outdoor theatre and cinema, you can join in on guided tours through the ruins of Bradgate House - ancestral home of Lady Jane Grey, Queen for just nine days.

Tropical Birdland

This colourful world is only seven miles from Wigwam® Holidays Charnwood Forest and is a favourite tourist attractions for our guests. 6 ½ acres of sanctuary for parrots and other brightly coloured, exotic birds. There are over 250 feathery residents and every inch is devoted to giving a home to these beautiful creatures. Birds are from all over the world - this is a must-see attraction. 

City of Leicester

The nearby city of Leicester is well worth visiting. As well as shops, pubs and restaurants there are lots of fascinating museums, exhibition centres and art galleries, to suit every interest. History fans will love the Richard III visitor centre - opened after the King’s remains were found in 2012. Space enthusiasts will marvel at the exhibitions and activities at the National Space Centre. Abbey Park is perfect for those wanting a relaxing walk around a large lake and to hire a small rowing boat or pedalo. There’s so much to see and do - for the whole family. 

Book your best ever glamping holiday with Wigwam® Holidays Charnwood Forest

Our glamping site is the perfect base for every kind of holiday activity in the National Forest. Enjoy a calmer pace of life in the parklands, reservoirs and canals on a country walk, or travel back in time and visit the picturesque, unspoilt villages along the railway lines of the area’s heritage railways. 

You are spoilt for choice in this wonderful area and no matter how you choose to while away your day, you’ll love coming home to a warm glamping cabin, a roaring campfire and the calming sounds of the countryside to lull you to sleep. 

Ready to get your best ever glamping holiday started? Book online today.  


Ensuite cabin £98/night based on two sharing, Ensuite with Hot tub £149/night based on two sharing. Extras available and can be view on the website
Price per unit from Cost From £98.00
Sleeps up to 4 bedspaces
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  • Car Parking
  • Children Welcome
  • Electricity Hook Up Points
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms
  • Hot Showers
  • Pets by Arrangement
  • Short let available
  • Toilets

Location Map

202 Markfield Lane, Newtown Linford, Leicestershire. LE67 9PS


Enter Markfield off the A50 at the Field Head roundabout. Travel approximately 2/3rd mile and turn left onto a tarmac track. Keep on track and continue onto the stone track and you will pick up the signs. The site is 1/3rd mile down the track past a livery and a brick Coach house on the left-hand side. The entrance is on the left once you have passed our white cottage Number 202 (Not 202a)