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Vintage Glamping in the Forest of Dean

Vintage Glamping in the Forest of Dean
Glamping is big business. Every man and his shed is joining in with the craze these days, so in order to really stand out, you need to add more than soft furnishings and a log-burner to your glamping experience. You need to sprinkle a little magic on proceedings… which is precisely what Mad Dogs and […]

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Let The Glamping Fun Be Gin

Let The Glamping Fun Be Gin
2018 was a bumper year for glamping with endless weeks of unbroken sunshine and heat.  For the first time ever we had to request no fires outside the caravans – just for a few weeks mind but it felt every inch the Mediterranean.  Scorchio! The vans are now wrapped up in their winter coats to […]

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Summer Bucket List

The Summer Holidays (capital S, capital H) are fast approaching as every parent will be only too well aware.  Endless days stretching out for weeks on end which needs filling. What to do?  Where to go (without remortgaging your house)?  How to avoid the centuries-old cry ‘I’m Bored’ and how long before you’re screaming at […]

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Glamping Magic of May

May is our favourite month here at Mad Dogs & Vintage Vans. Bluebells carpet the copse and the glamping meadow is covered in frothy, lacy cow parsley.  Spring is at its zingy green best and the evenings are light and long.  To top it all this year we have been blessed with halcyon days of […]

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Family Holidays Made For Adventure

Family Holidays Made For Adventure
Soon the Beast of the East will be a distant frozen memory and it will be time to whip the covers off Monty, Gertie, Sybil and Elsie in readiness for this, our 6th season of glamping adventures… Bring it on.  One of the things we love most about life here on the Mad Dogs glampsite […]

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Mad Dogs Recipe For Love

Mad Dogs Recipe For Love
Take one loved up couple  add a moonlit Vintage Van decorate with wild meadow flowers

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How to have the best hen weekend ever

How to have the best hen weekend ever
Over the years we’ve hosted many amazing glamping hen parties – from hens wanting a festival vibe to lovers of all things vintage sporting glam 50s outfits to groups wanting an action-packed adventure weekend.  We are ideally located in the Wye Valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with stunning sunset views west to […]

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Party Party Party

Party Party Party
Mad Dogs & Vintage Vans is the perfect place for a party.  This year we’ve loved watching guests take over the whole site to celebrate landmark birthdays – we’ve had Helen’s 30th last month, Keavy’s 40th summer bash, Richard’s 40th ‘lost weekend’ (anyone seen Pid?) and twins Wendy & Lindsey’s family celebrations for their joint 50ths.  We’ve had a […]

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Mad Squirrels & Chestnuts

Mad Squirrels & Chestnuts
Autumn turned out to be a cracker: sunny, mild, dry conditions made for a spectacular display of colour here in the Wye Valley. Perfect conditions too for a bumper crop of chestnuts from our ancient Sweet Chestnut in the copse (affectionately known as the Faraway Tree). This year there were so many even the squirrels […]

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Experience the taste of Autumn

Experience the taste of Autumn
Autumn is upon us and what better way to experience it than to breathe, feel and taste it.  We are open till the end of October and with the mild temperatures, it is still a very comfortable time of year to stay in one of our vintage vans. Each van has a wood burner to […]

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Guest Blog: Emily’s tales of her Hen Weekend at Mad Dogs

Guest Blog: Emily’s tales of her Hen Weekend at Mad Dogs
The sweet smell of eucalyptus is the first sensory delight to greet you as you cross over into the otherworldly glory of Mad Dogs and Vintage Vans.

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Glamp ‘n’ Pamp

Glamp ‘n’ Pamp
Wrap up, ditch the restaurant with the naff tablecloth and overpriced menu and head for the great outdoors. Nothing beats cooking and cuddling up round a real campfire. Here's our fave Mad Dogs loved up recipe:

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‘Tis the season to go glamping

‘Tis the season to go glamping
Roasting chestnuts on an open fire, soft dewy mornings with the mist hugging the River Wye, the hedgerows and Herefordshire orchards heaving with ripe berries and fruit... autumn is our favourite season and glamping at this time of year can be so rewarding. Gone are the hordes of summer tourists and the inherent beauty of the Wye Valley is all yours.

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