The best New Year holidays in 2021 are likely under your nose. The UK is home to tons of unique destinations providing NYE breaks that let you celebrate in style, from popping champagne in a hot tub on New Year's Eve, to shaking off that hangover with a reviving walk through rolling countryside on New Year's Day. We've provided a selection of the best camping and glamping sites with availability for an NYE holiday, letting you book some time away with your loved ones to ring in 2022.
Apple Mount Retreat (Suffolk)
This magical Suffolk glamping site is home to four camping pods atop a hill, privately positioned within seven acres of land. Guests can hire out all of the pods for exclusive use of the site, with each sleeping up to three. While compact as all good pods should be, they aren't missing any of the amenities you need for a comfortable stay — underfloor heating keeps things toasty, there's a shower and toilet in each unit, along with a well-equipped kitchenette and an outdoor decking area for enjoying a peaceful brew each morning.
Loch Katrine Eco Camping (Central Scotland)
Named after the 13-kilometre loch it's in close proximity to, enjoy a relaxing break in Stirlingshire, Central Scotland with Loch Katrine Eco Camping's selection of lodges. These lodges take the form of well-equipped pods, all a short walk away to the lochside where you can enjoy incredible views of the water. There are also campervan and motorhome bays to bring the rest of the family along, including dogs, who are welcome at a small additional charge.
Apple Camping (Tenby)
If you want a New Year holiday you're never going to forget, it's unlikely that a weekend spent in a UFO, submarine, or giant Pac-Man will slip your mind in a hurry. These are the glamping options at Apple Camping, a thoroughly unique site with accommodation inspired by a variety of unlikely sources. Its 'flying saucer' looks like it was ripped out of a '50s sci-fi movie, its geodesic dome is decorated to look like the head of the iconic '80s arcade character and its submarine is an authentic ex-British naval sonar hull.
68 Degrees West (Mid Wales)
Located on the boundary of the Brecon Beacons National Park, 68 Degrees West is a wonderful Mid Wales spot boasting two camping pods along with a caravan pitch to enjoy on your New Year holiday. The pods have a covered porch area and French doors opening out onto an outdoor decking, letting you clink your glasses while looking out onto views of the Beacons, Black Mountains and the Crug.
Hideaway Camping (Devon)
The diversity of accommodation is what makes Hideaway Camping such a special spot, with this Devon spot featuring two moulded igloos, a shepherd's hut, a restored gypsy wagon, an adorably styled 'little owl' camping pod along with traditional camping pitches. The wealth of options here means you can descend on this spot with your family and friends in tow, creating a memorable New Year celebration in unforgettable surroundings.
The best New Year holidays 2021 with hot tubs
The following destinations in the UK offer superb New Year holidays with the added luxury of a hot tub. Enjoy a glass of bubbly in the bubbles, seeing in 2022 in a unique glamping site where the winter cold is inconsequential.
Thompson Hall Retreat (Norfolk)
Thompson Hall Retreat is an adults-only shepherd's hut located in Norfolk, with a trio of huts available to book. These huts have access to an outdoor spa including a hot tub, sauna, relaxation area and a solar shower — if you want to embrace the great outdoors without worrying about the winter cold, then this site has you covered (for an extra cost). Other potential upgrades are included in their range of packages, from fresh flowers to pamper boxes. You'll be well taken care of here — a necessity considering the sore head you'll likely kick off 2022 with.
Tremeer Farm Yurts (Cornwall)
Tremeer Farm Yurts' Long Barn is luxury accommodation for up to eight guests, letting you bring a group of friends and/or family to celebrate NYE with you in style. Its open-plan kitchen is ideal for socialising and putting on a spread ahead of your celebrations, while guests can take off the chill in its outdoor seating area thanks to its Indian Kadai Fire Bowl. And, of course, there's the wood-fired hot tub to relax in after a hard day of... erm... more relaxing.
Glamp and Tipple (Norfolk)
As far as site names go, Glamp and Tipple is pretty self-explanatory. You arrive, you luxury camp, you have a drink — sometimes, it really is that simple. This Norfolk site has more in common with a hotel than your average glamping site — think guests walking around in white robes after a dip in the hot tub, a glass of champagne in hand. The five bell tents here also have access to an in-tent cinema experience to get that authentic five-star feel, along with a shared games room and chill-out area to socialise with your fellow guests.
Glamping West Midlands (Staffordshire)
This Staffordshire spot is set in the grounds of Mere Hall, with its pair of Mongolian yurts sleeping up to six glampers while its cosy shepherd's hut — appropriately named the Hen House, considering the farmland this site resides in — houses up to three. This laid-back site includes a welcome pack containing all of your essentials, while the wood-fired hot tub is easy to use and quick to heat.