Family Glamping in Lincolnshire with Wigwam® Holidays Millside

Glamping with kids is one of the easiest and best ways to get your children enjoying the outdoors at this time of year.  We were lucky enough to be invited to Wigwam® Holidays Millside near Grantham recently and I was super excited to be able to take the girls glamping in Lincolnshire and spending some quality time with them in the fresh air.

We decided to leave Daddy at home and make it a real girlie weekend away for myself, Brook and Indie.  Wigwam® Holidays Millside provides luxury glamping near Nottingham so it was literally in the perfect location for this trip.  I packed the girls and everything we needed for glamping with kids into the car and we arrived at Wigwam® Holidays Millside within 45 minutes of leaving our house.

glamping in Lincolnshire

Family Glamping in Lincolnshire

When we arrived at our Running Water Deluxe Wigwam® Cabin I literally couldn’t believe that holidays in Lincolnshire could be this good.  It felt like we were a million miles away from the city we had left behind and yet Wigwam® Holidays Millside was so easy for us to get to. To make sure we had a lovely weekend break, the sun had also arranged to shine and the skies were blue for miles around.  All we needed to do was sit back and relax!

In my opinion Wigwam® Holidays Millside is probably one of the best glamping sites in the UK for a short family break.  It was perfect in every way and ticked a lot of boxes for us from the moment we arrived. There are only 6 Running Water Deluxe Wigwam® Cabins on this Wigwam® Site at the moment so it’s really small, which is great for people looking for a quieter glamping experience.  There are plans to put 3 more glamping pods on the site, and it wouldn’t surprise me if the owners add one or two hot tubs as well, as I think these would go down very well with future guests.

Wigwam® Holidays Millside

Each Wigwam® Cabin has it’s own car parking space, and as there are only 6 glamping pods there are very few cars on the Wigwam® Site, even when it is full.  This makes it a really safe glamping site for children to play freely and make the most of their time outdoors.

Glamping with a Toilet!

There’s a couple of other features to this site I’m really excited to share with you, and I’m not sure which to pick first.  I’m sure you would all love to know what it’s like inside the Running Water Deluxe Wigwam® Cabins, so I’ll begin there.  The luxury glamping pods at Wigwam® Holidays Millside have a shower room with toilet which we loved!

I don’t mind having to walk across a field first thing in the morning to use the toilet block, but if I don’t have to it’s a bonus, especially when I’m in sole charge of 2 small children.  As well as the excitement I felt over having a toilet, sink and shower there was also a heated towel rail which is perfect for both before and after using the shower and if the weather is a little on the cooler side.

glamping with toilet

The Running Water Deluxe Wigwam® Cabins sleeps 4, with a double bed in the rear and a sofa bed that converts into a double bed as well.  For cooking and eating facilities the glamping pod really excels with everything you need packed neatly into an incredibly functional kitchen space.  There was a kettle, toaster, microwave, 2 ring hob and a small fridge.

There was also everything we needed in terms of pots, pans, crockery and utensils.  We very comfortably enjoyed breakfast and dinner at our glamping pod and can safely say they are a great option for a self catering weekend away with a family.

glamping with kitchen

As well as all this, there was also a dining table with 4 chairs and a small flat screen TV with DVD player.  We didn’t use the TV a lot, as the weather for the whole weekend was glorious, but if it had been wet it was nice to know it was there.  It did come in handy though when I was trying to get the girls to eat their dinner or calm them down ready for bed.

If the TV hadn’t of been there I would have struggled to get them to come inside and finish a meal or even consider getting ready for bed, that’s how much fun they were having playing outside with their new friends at Wigwam® Holidays Millside.

A Great Games Room Too

As well as the glamping pods, there is also a games room at Wigwam® Holidays Millside which was very well used by all the kids at the site.  Everything inside the games room is free for families to use and includes a football and snooker table, air hockey and a selection of outdoor toys.  There are also some very comfy sofas for anyone not wanting to play games and a corner of toys, books, DVDs and games perfect for younger children to use.  It was a great facility to have on the doorstep and made the site feel very welcoming, especially for families with children.

games room glamping

As well as great facilities, Wigwam® Holidays Millside is set in the most beautiful countryside.  The Wigwam® Cabins look out over uninterrupted views of the Lincolnshire countryside and your only neighbours for miles around are cows and sheep.

There are circular walks nearby and you will find maps to point you in the right direction inside your welcome pack when you arrive.  This is also dog friendly glamping, so if you want to enjoy the fresh air with your pooch Steve and Fiona are versed at making your 4 legged friend feel welcome too with a basket of dog treats for them to enjoy during their stay as well.

dog friendly glamping

Things to do: Belton House

The other great thing about the location of Wigwam® Holidays Millside is it is just 2 miles from one of the Top 20 National Trust properties in the UK, Belton House.  The girls and I can vouch for this as we spent a day at Belton House while we were staying at Wigwam® Holidays Millside and we were very impressed.

When we arrived at Belton House, we headed straight for the adventure playground.  It’s huge and perfect for kids of all ages who like climbing and exploring. There is also a miniature railway, which of course we jumped on, which takes you around the play area.

We also spent time in the arts and crafts centre and in the indoor play area.  The indoor play area has a cafe so it made for a great stop for lunch for the 3 of us.  The girls played quite happily while I enjoyed a coffee (and cake) while they weren’t looking.  We also spent time exploring inside Belton House, the beautiful gardens and the maze, all of which the girls and I loved.

Belton House with Kids

It was a very busy and active day by all accounts and it was nice to be able to head back to Wigwam® Holidays Millside, which is literally just around the corner and spend the rest of the day relaxing in the sunshine while the girls played with their new friends.

I cannot speak highly enough of our experience at Wigwam® Holidays Millside as it made for the perfect short break for the 3 of us.  I love the idea of camping holidays and letting the kids enjoy the outdoors but in practice we just aren’t organised enough for these kind of trips all of the time.

When I was a kid we were always outside playing in the nearby fields or heading off for picnics on our bikes in search of adventure.  Even though times have changed, I’m passionate about letting my daughters get as close to these experiences as possible and glamping is a way of making this happen for them on a more regular basis.

Win a 2 Night Stay at Wigwam® Holidays Millside

I was so impressed with our experience at Wigwam® Holidays Millside that I am delighted to announce that the site owners, Steve and Fiona are offering a 2 night stay in one of their glamping pods as a wonderful competition prize for readers of Zena’s Suitcase blog.  I’m so excited about this as I think the lucky winner is in for a real treat and will have a lovely glamping holiday with this prize.

family friendly glamping site

All we are asking is that you complete the rafflecopter below and connect with Wigwam® Holidays Millside on their social media channels.  Please do take a look at their site on Wigwam® Holidays as well as if you are looking for a glamping getaway near Nottingham or Lincoln this really is such a lovely place to stay.  Competition ends 11 July 2018.  Good luck to everyone who enters!

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We were provided with a complimentary 2 night stay at Wigwam® Holidays Millside in exchange for this post but all thoughts and opinions are our own. 


Zena is a 40ish year old Mum with 3 kids who is keen to pursue her passion for travel despite being a busy parent. She’s also partial to coffee and chocolate.


  1. Kellie Steed
    June 12, 2018 / 9:43 pm

    I would love to go because it looks absolutely beautiful and I spent so much on my son’s birthday gift holiday last year, that this year we can’t afford one. A little break in the countryside with a bit of luxury would be massively appreciated by all of us. Thanks for the opportunity, fingers crossed!

  2. Lucy C
    June 12, 2018 / 10:18 pm

    Looks wonderful! Hoping I’ll be lucky 🙂

  3. Karen
    June 13, 2018 / 5:03 am

    Never been to that area . I would take members of my family to have fun.

  4. Rena plumridge
    June 13, 2018 / 5:43 am

    I would take my husband who would love to explore the countryside with his camera

  5. jamie Banks
    June 13, 2018 / 6:04 am

    i would take my daughter , looks very nice and peacefull x

  6. Zoe C
    June 13, 2018 / 7:05 am

    It looks lovely and would be fun for the family, would love to take them

  7. Ellen Wilson
    June 13, 2018 / 8:13 am

    We live in Nottingham too and so this location is perfect for our family! We have 21 month old twins and would love to take them glamping!

  8. karina henderson
    June 13, 2018 / 8:22 am

    beautiful spending time in the sunshine with the family and making memories

  9. Kat F
    June 13, 2018 / 8:47 am

    Looks like a great family holiday location.
    Would take my OH and LB

  10. Pam Francis Gregory
    June 13, 2018 / 8:50 am

    I would take my hubby, I have relatives in Lincolnshire so would combine with a visit whilst also enjoying a much needed relaxing break.

  11. Margaret Gallagher
    June 13, 2018 / 9:08 am

    Stunning location – luxurious accommodation – love to treat my neice and her daughter

  12. Jennie
    June 13, 2018 / 9:14 am

    No better way to spend family time x

  13. Zoe
    June 13, 2018 / 9:37 am

    I’ve just entered the comp it sounds amazing and not far from where I live

  14. MM
    June 13, 2018 / 10:18 am

    it’s a part of the UK that we have never visited. And i think that there will be plenty of things to see and do there that the kids will really enjoy.

  15. Fiona K
    June 13, 2018 / 10:23 am

    I’d love to visit for the sense of adventure, to get to know the surroundings and to take my mum so we can enjoy walks together

  16. Abbey benbrook
    June 13, 2018 / 10:35 am

    We really want to visit this site. We took our little one to a wigwam site in cornwall and it was lovely. We didn’t have the running water wigwam so that is on our dream holiday list! Have never been to this part of the country and Hubby would love to take his telescope to see the stars, our son would adore the open air and games room (especially as it looks like it caters for toddlers with that lovely chair and tables, just the right size!!)
    And me? Well, I just love camping, glamping and spending time in the beautiful English countryside. Just need a decent cuppa from the kitchenette and a realxing shower from the en suite and I am a happy bunny!

  17. Lucy Barlow
    June 13, 2018 / 11:32 am

    I’d love to take my partner and his two girls – he’s never taken them away on holiday and this would be amazing – just enough distance and adventure – not too much stress about keeping them safe!

    June 13, 2018 / 11:55 am

    looks like the perfect way to escape work & school! not to far, so no long journey and plenty of nature and countryside to enjoy for everyone!

  19. June 13, 2018 / 12:48 pm

    This looks fab, I love that it has its own toilet and shower – so much better when you have kids in tow. It looks like you all had a lovely weekend x

  20. Elizabeth Gaskell
    June 13, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    I live in Nottingham so this would be brilliant for my family. Looks amazing. Great competition, thanks for the chance to win.

  21. Sheena Batey
    June 13, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    It would be a lovely break for my husband and I. Love the fact the pod has a toilet

  22. Christine Dodd
    June 13, 2018 / 4:55 pm

    I’m a country lover and really like the idea of a glamping break with hubby Steve.

  23. Isabel O
    June 13, 2018 / 5:00 pm

    I’d love to go because we are such a short drive away it would be a lovely easy break, plus the countryside and animals look so lovely and peaceful.

  24. June 13, 2018 / 5:59 pm

    Never been glamping or camping with my children, and I think they Would love it. We have never been to that part of the uk and love that you still get amenities like a toilet

  25. Katie Blackmore
    June 13, 2018 / 7:57 pm

    Would love to go to switch off the electronics and reconnect as a family in the great outdoors

  26. Lorraine Tinsley
    June 13, 2018 / 10:15 pm

    We have been camping, but not glamping and this site looks lovely.

  27. Yolanda Davis
    June 14, 2018 / 12:32 am

    I’d take my sister and our sons. They would love it, so fingers crossed.

  28. Karen R
    June 14, 2018 / 11:20 am

    I’d love to go with my hubby and kids. We’ve never done this type of holiday before – so it’d be quite an adventure xx

  29. mike anthony
    June 14, 2018 / 11:45 am

    I would take my two best friends

  30. Ren Taylor
    June 14, 2018 / 12:13 pm

    This looks like it would be a great family adventure and we deserve it 💙💙

  31. Sarah morris
    June 14, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    This looks amazing , my brother lives In Grantham so would be lovely to go and visit them and belton house is fantastic I would take my hubby and 2 kids

  32. Steph
    June 14, 2018 / 1:47 pm

    I’d love to visit with my boyfriend (and dogs if allowed) as its a totally different experience!

  33. Rich Tyler
    June 14, 2018 / 3:57 pm

    Looks like so much fun, my 2 boys would love it

  34. terri kelly
    June 14, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    It looks so lovely! I’d love to go for a relaxed short break with my hubby 🙂

  35. June 14, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    We love camping but have never tried glamping! This looks fab!

  36. Nikki Easton-Campbell
    June 14, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    oh wow. It just looks gorgeous doesn’t it. perfect for all the family. We’d love to go on some family walks exploring the countryside. what a treat!

  37. Amy
    June 14, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    I would take my wee family! Looks amazing 😁
    Hope I win because am already picturing my holiday there!!

  38. Liz T
    June 14, 2018 / 8:07 pm

    Glamping beats camping and I’d take my husband and son. Magic!

  39. lisa evans
    June 14, 2018 / 8:14 pm

    It looks amazing,I’d love to take my children and husband!

  40. lisa evans
    June 14, 2018 / 8:15 pm

    It looks amazing,I’d love to take my children and husband! What a treat!

    June 14, 2018 / 11:40 pm

    I would love to take my daughter, her hubby and my granddaughter for some quality family time in the gorgeous British countryside

  42. Sian Buckingham
    June 15, 2018 / 1:13 am

    I’d love to take my kids and partner. We haven’t managed to go on holiday yet due to a number of different reasons and it would be amazing to be able to do so. Thank you for the chance <3

  43. Kristy Brown
    June 15, 2018 / 10:20 am

    I would love to go as this family needs some back to basics time out rather than the crazy hub bub that we are in atm. I would take the hubster and kids.

  44. clair downham
    June 15, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    it looks a lovely place to go for a long walk followed by a nice family meal in the pub

  45. michelle o'neill
    June 15, 2018 / 5:42 pm

    i would love to treat my hubby and my grandaughter as its unlikely we will be getting away this year

  46. melanie stirling
    June 15, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    This look like a lovely place to go with my husband and we have never been to Lincolnshire before.

  47. Alice Colling
    June 15, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    I would take my daughter for some mother-daughter time!

  48. Jen
    June 15, 2018 / 7:37 pm

    Looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing Zena, nice to know about these hidden gems!

  49. Hayley Payne
    June 16, 2018 / 7:59 am

    I’d love to go with my husband and sons and visit Belton House.

  50. Ruth Wollerton
    June 16, 2018 / 11:25 am

    I would take my son for a great Lincolnshire adventure.

  51. Bryony Wilson
    June 16, 2018 / 2:28 pm

    Great prize!

  52. Thomas Buchanan
    June 16, 2018 / 3:30 pm

    i looks lovely and relaxing and we do not have any holidays booked at the moment, so would love to go.

  53. Natalie
    June 16, 2018 / 4:05 pm

    I want to go!

  54. Kelly Morgan
    June 16, 2018 / 5:42 pm

    Looks like a beautiful location. I would take my family

  55. cheryl hadfield
    June 16, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    I would take my hubby and 2 daughters, would be a wonderful experience

  56. katrina walsh
    June 16, 2018 / 10:40 pm

    Id like to go with my hubby and 2 kids. We’ re not far from here and its a beautiful part of the country

  57. Elaine Shaw
    June 16, 2018 / 10:45 pm

    This sounds quite restful and idyllic, with the natural dynamics of as much fun as you want to add in. I love the location, would be perfect for a break with my Husband and the Grand Children, and brilliant that we could take our little dog; a real family affair….Truly wonderful

  58. Solange
    June 17, 2018 / 6:11 am

    I’d love to visit because of the stunning location and I’d take my family.

  59. Katy Hacket
    June 17, 2018 / 8:50 am

    I would take my husband and daughter. I would love to go to give my daughter a nature adventure but with some home comforts!

  60. Lorna Ledger
    June 17, 2018 / 4:45 pm

    The facilities, and the surroundings looks gorgeous. A really posh camping site! I like how accessible it is, and all the fun and relaxing things we could do…..and like everyone else , I would really really REALLY love a family holiday this year 😉 Thanks for the chance

  61. Kelly Lee
    June 18, 2018 / 12:12 am

    This would make the perfect family holiday 💖 we have stayed in wigwams before, but only basic ones, they look amazing 🤩

  62. June 18, 2018 / 8:34 am

    I have 2 young boys who just love being outdoors, so I think they would love a wigwam stay!! I’ve been to Lincolnshire before, and stopped off at Belton House too, so I’d love the opportunity to be able to spend some time here too! Good Luck Everyone!

  63. amy bondoc
    June 18, 2018 / 10:41 am

    Ive always wnated to go glamping, we as a family love camping being in the outdoors no tech back to basics is super, but this little added luxuries sounds great

  64. Hannah Wood
    June 18, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    Would love to visit and see all the amazing sites and places around would take the kids and Husband.

  65. Fleur
    June 18, 2018 / 7:37 pm

    Sounds fab. Would love to have a break away with my little one. She would love this!

  66. Helen Stratton
    June 18, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    It would be lovely to get away with my family and enjoy being outdoors.

  67. Suzanne Gaulton
    June 19, 2018 / 9:42 am

    I’d love to take my two lovely munchkins here cause looking at their website reminded me of childhood holidays – staying on farms, exploring the area by walking, paddling in streams etc. Looks and sounds beautiful and took me back in time! Thanks for the memories, x

  68. June 22, 2018 / 6:24 am

    Husband , son, fun , exciting , new experience , family time

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