Glamping in Wales – A family glamping break at Eco Retreats

glamping in Wales

Glamping in Wales with kids

You know how we love to spend our days outdoors. We love van life and family glamping breaks. A while back we spent a lovely couple of days glamping in Wales. We discovered Eco Retreats – a place to relax, unwind and recharge our batteries.

Eco Retreats, Wales

Nestled in the heart of the forest, 25 minutes off the main road you will find Eco Retreats. Eco Retreats is an eco friendly retreat on an organic working farm in the heart of Wales’ Dyfi forest, approximately 7 miles north-east of Machynlleth.  We stumbled across this beautiful retreat when we were searching for family friendly glamping in Wales on the internet.
If you are looking for an incredibly peaceful family friendly glamping site then definitely check out Eco Retreats, Wales.
When we arrived at Eco Retreats, we were greeted with a friendly face and quickly shown to our yurt. The first thing I noticed was how much space there was for the children to run around.  Arrive at Eco Retreats and you will find 5 living spaces spread out over 50 acres of land. You can choose between a yurt or a tipi, all equipped with a wood burning stove, a private eco toilet, an outdoor wood fired bath, and an eco shower.  The site is wi-fi free so you can really get back to basics and enjoy life free from distraction. The car park is a slight walk away from the yurt so pack carefully so that you don’t have to make too many journeys to and from the car.

Our Yurt

The yurts are furnished beautifully. There is a double bed, and sofa beds for the kids. Each yurt is equipped with a two ring gas burner, kettle, saucepans, frying pan, utensils and cutlery.  There is a tap with fresh spring water outside and a water filter inside. Outside there is a private area around the yurt or tipi, with a seating and campfire area.
The yurts do not have electricity, however there are beautiful rustic lanterns and candles dotted around to provide light in the evening.
It was early evening and the light was fading …. I sat outside, wrapped up in a blanket and loved that I had no idea where my phone was. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to relax, unwind and watch the children running free and a little bit wild.

Tip – The nearest shop is around 25-30 minutes drive so stock up before you come.

Things to do around Eco Retreats

We didn’t really want to leave Eco Retreats!  There are lots of lovely walks and the children loved exploring the grounds and playing in the stream.  If you do want to explore nearby, the market town of
Machynlleth is a short drive away. We could not drive all this way from our home town and not stop by at one of my most favourite places – Aberdovey. A wander along the beach in the sunshine and an ice cream – well it is definitely good for the soul!

What do you need to pack for a glamping break at Eco Retreats?

The accommodation is fully equipped for everything you need for your stay, including  organic, fair trade tea, coffee, hot chocolate, sugar, and salt and pepper. Just remember to pack warm clothes, wellies and waterproofs!! (and maybe a few extra changes for the kids who will love to play in the stream!
You will need to bring your food with you, as I mentioned earlier – the nearest shop is a good drive away, so stop by and get your food before you arrive!!

Glamping with a toddler?

We bought our own travel cot and bits and pieces including warm clothes, all-weather play suit, and our trusty grow bag for nighttime. The ground is uneven so we chose to bring the carrier rather than a stroller. I have to say our little man absolutely loved our glamping holiday and slept really well, I think it was all that fresh air.

What an absolute gem of a place. If you are looking for somwhere to stay, to ditch the phones and screens and spend quality time as a family outdoors, then definitely check out Eco Retreats for a wonderful and unique glamping break in Wales. For  more information and to book, head over to Eco Retreats online 
Do you have a favourite family friendly glamping stay?
Pin for later
Glamping in Wales - A family glamping break at Eco Retreats
We paid for our glamping stay, we just loved Eco Retreats and thought it was worthy of a share! 


  1. March 11, 2019 / 8:18 pm

    We love glamping as a family but I’ve never heard of Eco Retreats – I’ll go check out their website, it looks like you had a fantastic break x

  2. March 25, 2019 / 8:35 am

    I’ve never been camping or glamping. This looks like a really well equipped tent and a beautiful setting 🙂

  3. March 25, 2019 / 10:10 am

    Im desperate to try glamping with my toddler and wales seems like the perfect place to go #mondayescapes

  4. March 25, 2019 / 11:41 am

    I am really tempted by this place, I love this part of Wales and I know my kids would love to stay in a yurt (and I would love to go camping without all the gear!)

  5. March 25, 2019 / 7:44 pm

    Love the tipi. We stayed in one once – not somewhere as cold as that tho! #MondayEscapes

  6. March 25, 2019 / 8:13 pm

    Just been looking for a glamping site for North Wales as only have a couple of days so taking all our camping gear seems quite an effort. Didn’t come across these but love the look of them and not an area I have been before so will definitely be pinning for later. #MondayEscapes

  7. March 26, 2019 / 3:34 pm

    Glamping is the best, all the fun of camping with a bit of luxury too! I love Aberdovey too, so great location #mondayescapes

  8. March 27, 2019 / 4:06 pm

    I’m really tempted by this place. Love glamping and yurts have a special place in my heart! #MondayEscapes

  9. March 27, 2019 / 6:08 pm

    What a nice place for kids to connect with nature, I remember how much I used to love going out and playing in the countryside as a kid. I like my comforts quite a lot so haven’t tried glamping yet, but being in the countryside sounds lovely… #MondayEscapes

  10. March 28, 2019 / 6:29 am

    Oh wow! No WiFi!! Well done. This looks a wonderful escape from it the hustle and bustle of life to enjoy family time together in nature. Very tempting!

  11. April 4, 2019 / 9:43 am

    Love North Wales, although only ever camped there. Glamping would be a real treat and the site sounds idyllic #MondayEscapes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.