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Ashbourne Heights Holiday Park review: glamping in the Peak District

Ashbourne Heights Holiday Park review: glamping in the Peak District

We have recently returned from a lovely weekend stay in a glamping lodge at Ashbourne Heights Holiday Park. Ashbourne Heights is situated in the stunning Peak District in Derbyshire, on the edge of the Tissington Trail. Read on for our full Ashbourne Heights Holiday Park review

A review of safari tent lodge at Ashbourne Heights holiday park

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Ashbourne Height Holiday Park, Peak District.

Ashbourne Heights is a really lovely family friendly holiday park and we instantly felt relaxed the moment we arrived. The holiday park offers a wide range of self catering accommodation in the Peak District, including lodges, caravans, and glamping in a safari lodge tent or a glamping pod.

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Ashbourne Heights park facilities

The park is beautiful with the most stunning scenery. The park itself offered a heated indoor swimming pool*,  on-park shop and laundrette, and a gorgeous outdoor play area and picnic area. The kids absolutely loved the play area here. There is plenty of things to do for all ages including various slides, swings, climbing frames, a zip wire and more.

There is also baby changing facilities, and a Rally Room with TV and WiFi* at the park.

*additional charge

Play park at Ashbourne Heights. Ashbourne heights holiday park review

Peak District glamping

We were very lucky to be invited to stay in the Safari Lodge at Ashbourne Heights. The safari tent lodge has two stories and offers a gorgeous kitchen and living area with large table, a double bed, and a private toilet, sink and shower. Upstairs we found three more beds with a safety gate across the entrance to the stairway. The beds were all made up on arrival, so no need to bring additional bedding with you.

bedding provided at Ashbourne Heights holiday park glamping

The glamping lodge has the added benefit of electricity and lighting and the living space has a TV…perfect for an evening with a glass of wine and catching up on Strictly!

The kitchen area has everything you need for your stay and is fully equipped with a hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle and sink and all the necessary utensils and crockery.

Outside of the lodge there is a private parking space, and a decking area with seating and a private hot tub.

The lodges are positioned on a large field, so plenty of space for the kids to run around and play.

inside safari tent lodge at Ashbourne Heights review of glamping weekend in Peak district

What to pack for a weekend glamping at Ashbourne Heights

We didn’t need to pack a van full for our weekend at Ashbourne Heights. The glamping lodges come fully equipped with everything you need for your stay including cutlery and crockery, bedding, blankets and toilet rolls

We packed food and drink, clothes, and toiletries.

We also packed a few things such as rainy day activities to keep the kids occupied, scooters and our bikes for a family bike ride along Tissington Trail.

Please be aware no dogs allowed.

Touring and camping in the Peak District

You can bring your own tent, caravan, motorhome or campervan to Ashbourne Heights. There are a wide range of pitches available including grass and hard standing pitches with or without electric hook up. The pitches are a great size with space for awnings and gazebos. There is a wash block with toilets and hot showers, a laundrette, dishwashing area and fresh water points. The park also welcomes pets so you are also able to bring your dog along for the trip too!

Self catering options at Ashbourne Heights

If touring and camping is not for you, and you want a little luxury, then Ashbourne Heights offers a selection of lodges and caravans perfect for your Peak District holiday and ideal for couples and families alike.

The lodges sleep 4-6 people and there is a choice of 2-3 bed caravans.

a Sunset during review stay at Ashbourne Heights holiday park

Things to do in the Peak District nearby Ashbourne Heights

Cycling the Tissington Trail

Tissington trail at Ashbourne Heights

The Tissington Trail sits at the entrance to Ashbourne Heights Holiday Park and is perfect for a family cycle ride or a walk…or evening jog. The Tissington Trail offers a 13 mile trail  which follows the former Buxton to Ashbourne railway. The trail is traffic free (safe for little explorers) and there are plenty of spots along the way to stop and enjoy a picnic, ice-cream or bite to eat.

I can highly recommend lunch at Herbert’s Tea Rooms where we enjoyed the September sunshine outside in the picnic area.

Carsington Water

A visit to Carsington Water during a weekend break at Ashbourne Heights holiday park

During our weekend we headed to Carsington Water which is about 15 minutes drive from Ashbourne Heights and offers a great day out. The children paddled in the shallow waters of the reservoir and you can bring along the bikes or enjoy a stroll around the reservoir.

There is also a selection of shops on site, The Gallery Cafe and Main Sail Restaurant. We also spotted a play area to satisfy the little ones.

There is ample car parking*  and watersports on offer for the adventurous *


A visit to Carsington Water during a weekend break at Ashbourne Heights holiday park

The Peak District offers some wonderful picturesque towns and villages that are well worth a visit during your holiday in the Peak district..…Ashbourne, Bakewell and Tissington are all in close proximity to Ashbourne Heights.vDont forget there are also some wonderful Peak District walks – so pack those walking boots! 

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Ashbourne Heights holiday park review

We had such a lovely weekend at Ashbourne Heights. The glamping safari lodges are just beautiful and offer an ideal base to explore the stunning and picturesque Peak District. The holiday park is beautifully maintained and has great facilities for families. The kids loved the outdoor play area and the site is safe enough for bikes and scooters. I also loved that the Tissington Trail is situated at the entrance of the holiday park.

Ashbourne Heights review

We had a wonderful Autumn break at Ashbourne Heights, and we will definitely be back with the campervan.

Head over to Ashbourne Heights Holiday park for more information and to book a stay 

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Review of Ashbourne Heights Holiday Park

Disclosure: We were invited to stay at Ashbourne Heights in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own

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