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Top 5 Sleep-over Adventure Retreats for Kids

27 November 2022

If you are looking for your kids to get involved in a unique sleepover adventure during the holidays, an activity camp or sleepover retreat could be just the ticket. Getting our kids off their tablets, phones and other devices and out into the great outdoors exploring, making friends and memories is something many of us could benefit from these days. While the warmer weather might feel a long way off, the best experiences fill up quickly, so we’ve put together this handy guide to the top 5 sleep-over adventure retreats for children we think they will love.


Act!ve Nation, Southampton

Act!ve Nation offer a sleepover experience to children who attend their day camps at the Southampton site. Suitable for children aged 8-16, the attendees can spend a night sleeping in a tent under the stars and taking part in evening activities - including a BBQ and campfire (weather permitting). This provides an excellent opportunity for children to bond with the new friends they made at one of the site’s multi-activity day camps. Act!ve nation offer a one-night sleepover option that provides the perfect opportunity for your child to experience camping without committing to a whole week. There’s also an added bonus that you get a night off too, perfect!


Natural History Museum - Dino Snores sleepovers

Something a little different from the popular woodland camp or retreat is a sleepover at London's Natural History Museum. Your child will get to set up camp in one of the amazing galleries and explore the museum by torchlight. The Dino Snores sleepovers are aimed at children 7-11 and include a tour, activities and a special science show! Perfect for any budding scientists or historians!


ZSL London Zoo BedBugs sleepover

If your child loves creepy crawlies, this sleepover experience in the bughouse at the London Zoo could be a dream come true. The sleepover experience, designed for children aged 7-11 (mum and dad are also welcome), includes activities, a night and morning tour, breakfast and access to the whole zoo the day following the sleepover. Get woken up by the resident animals for a truly unique experience.


Fosfelle Glamping, Hartland

Do your children love buses? If they do, this unique glamping location in Hartland, Bideford, provides the opportunity to sleep in a fully converted double-decker bus, which is a dream come true for transport lovers. The bus accommodation features double and two single beds, a kitchen area, a dining area, and a shower and toilet.


Alton Towers and CBeebies Land

Alton Towers is one of the best theme parks in the UK, and if you have a preschooler, a trip to CBeebies land could well be on your wishlist. If you are making the trip to visit this magical theme park, how about combining it with a stay at the CBeebies land hotel? Specifically designed with young families in mind, with brightly coloured themed rooms, evening entertainment.

Whether you are looking for a family adventure sleepover or something to keep your little one busy during the holidays, we hope we’ve inspired you to find the perfect adventure retreat for you and your little explorer!

Photo by Hichem Meghachou on Unsplash

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