In these turbulent times as the country goes into lockdown, we all need something to look forward to. These resorts and glamp-sites are great for a short break ....

Glamp like true nomads

Where: Carmarthenshire, Wales

Any idea what an Alachigh is? Traditionally used by the Shahsavan, a nomadic tribe from northern Iran, it's a large tent which literally functions as a canvas palace fit for families. Try it out for yourself at a glamping site in Carmarthenshire, set in four acres of woodland, where you can hike through rolling fields and fall asleep under starry skies. The tent, sleeping six, has a kitchen and wood-burning stove, and there's also access to a communal area with hot showers, a fire-pit and a BBQ area.

How: Quality Unearthed ( offers stays from £95 per night. Minimum two-night stay.

Splash out at the beach

Where: Falmouth, Cornwall

Overlooking Cornwall's Blue Flag Gyllyngvase Beach, a 15-minute walk from Falmouth, St Michaels Resort is ideally located for water babies. Young children can investigate rock pools on the shoreline, while teens have the opportunity to discover secret beaches by kayak or paddleboard. If the weather gets too chilly, the hotel's excellent health club has indoor pool facilities, with allocated swim slots for children. Family rooms have a master bedroom and adjoining twin bedroom - so parents can also get some rest.

How: Family rooms from £165 per night, including breakfast. Visit

Hop into the countryside

Where: Holkham Estate, Norfolk

Set within the privately-owned 25,000-acre Holkham Estate, the 20-room Victoria Inn is a fairy-tale country escape a few minutes' walk from the beach. From Friday, April 10 to Monday, April 13, the Estate will be hosting Easter activities, while families can explore the National Nature Reserve, or tackle swinging bridges and zip wires in the treetops Ropes Course.

How: Tickets for Holkham Hall are priced at £17 per adult, £8.50 per child and £46 for a family ticket. Rooms at The Victoria Inn start from £130 with breakfast. Visit