Greenhillock Glamping - Wildlife Lodge

Greenhillock Glamping - Wildlife Lodge

Meet our mini-beasts and pond critters! We're expanding our fun, interactive, learning offer so more people can get up close to our wildlife

We did it!

On 4th May 2017 we successfully raised £929 with 22 supporters in 28 days

About us

Greenhillock Glamping is a new, five-star eco campsite set in a beautiful wildflower meadow in Angus. We offer our guests a relaxed, back to basics camping experience where camp fires are a must! Our generous pitches nestle amongst the wildflowers and the site is bordered on all sides by mature, native hedges which provide lots of shelter as well as homes for our huge population of birds.  

Our focus is providing space for play and exploration, time away from screens and getting up close to nature. As well as our fantastic den building area which encourages creative play, we offer guests the chance to learn about our wildlife with mini-beast hunts and pond dipping expeditions. In our first season, 2016 our guests told us that they loved being out in nature and 91% percent of them told as they learnt about wildlife as a result of their stay. 

Vicky said ...

"We stayed with two autistic children who are usually very technology-obsessed, but they barely came indoors all weekend. There was plenty for the children to do - den-building, bug hunting, and just being outdoors and enjoying the amazing location"

Mini-beast hunt in progress

What are we funding?

We want to make even more of our enviromental programme so guests can enjoy a range of daily activities such as guided nature walks, arty workshops and bush crafts. We have some funding in place to start this project but we need to raise more so that we can build a permanent building to house the Bug Zone and Art Shack (which are currently in tents) and buy more equipment like nets, magnifiers and microscopes. We also want to introduce a range of environmental workshops which will help people learn more about habitat conservation and bio-diversity. Activities will include making bug houses, leaf printing, identifying animal tracks and signs, camp cooking, flag making, building a bird box, make a natural musical instrument and much, much more.

Lora said ...

"Its such a lovely safe space for children with lots of really creative things to do in nature. My daughter really likes the Art Shack”

The Art Shack (lovely but leaky in the rain!)

How will your money be spent?

Your pledge will help us to build and equip our Wildlife Lodge. The Lodge will be the first permanent building on site dedicated to conservation. It will house our expanding collection of scientific equipment and materials. The Lodge will be located in the South Paddock overlooking the Wildlife Pond making it an ideal spot for pond dippers to examine their specimens. The flat roof of the lodge will create an observation platform for bird watching during the day and star gazing and bat detecting at night. All our art and craft materials will be safe and dry in here as well as our budding artists (no more leaky roof!). In the future we would like to use the Wildlife Lodge to run short courses in photography, painting and creative writing. Guests would stay in our beautiful bell tents by night and develop their creativity by day. 

Wildlife Lodge

Sketch of the proposed design

Perfect location, overlooking the Wildlife Pond

Andrew said ...

"We had a wonderful time with our two boys aged 5 and 3! Pond dipping and the Art Shack were very popular. I can definitely recommend this as a great family site”

An intrepid explorer

Who's it for?

The Wildlife Lodge and activities will be open to overnight guests and day visitors so you can support our campaign whether you live locally or come from further afield. We aim to create a resource for everyone. Children and adults alike will be offered the chance to immerse themselves in this amazing place and through this experience, we will promote the importance of the natural world and everyone's role in conserving it. 

Liz said ...

“As soon as we arrived our children ran off to play and apart from when they were hungry, they spent every waking minute we were at the campsite exploring and playing independently. It is such a safe, natural environment for children and adults alike.”

Working out how to play croquet! 

Our rewards

We want you to enjoy hanging out at Greenhillock so our main rewards are tickets to our fun Family BBQ on the Saturday 13th May. This is a great chance for you to come and check out the site and enjoy some local food and drink. A welcome drink is included in the ticket price, after which the pay bar will be stocking locally brewed craft beers and other delicious drinks. Locally sourced meats will be sizzling on the BBQ and lots of veggie friendly options will be on offer too. Your first plateful is included in the ticket price! 

We'll be running our fun wildlife activities for kids and grown-ups so you'll get to try out the workshops you've supported. You can also enjoy giant games, boule and croquet. There will be a campfire and marshmallow toasting too.  You can also enter our fabulous raffle for a chance to win a two-night glamping break. 

Camping tickets include the cost of a camping pitch for the night so you can get the full experience, non-camping tickets are also available. Tickets for our 'glamping' experience (proper beds in our lovely bell tents) are also on offer. Adult tickets include TWO adults unless otherwise stated. 

Camping Tickets (NB no camping equipment is included with this ticket)

  • Adult Camping Ticket (for TWO adults) includes camping pitch (RRP £18) £50
  • Family Camping Ticket (TWO adults, TWO children) £70
  • Child Camping Ticket  £10

VIP Glamping Tickets include everything in the Camping Ticket plus

Overnight stay in fully equipped Glamping bell tent (RRP £60)
Prosecco on arrival 
Two additional drinks tokens

  • Adult Glamping Ticket (for TWO adults) includes  £100
  • Family Camping Ticket (TWO adults, TWO children) £124
  • Child Camping Ticket  £12

Not a happy camper?

A limited number of event only tickets, without accomodation  are also available

  • Adult No Camping Ticket (ONE adult) £15
  • Family No Camping Ticket (TWO adults, TWO children) £44 
  • Child No Camping Ticket (ONE child) £7

Can't make it along?

You can make a donation to support our work using the DONATE button. If you make a £5 pledge we'll send you a lovely thank you letter and a raffle ticket and put you on our mailing list for updates and special offers (if you want us to)

We're a tiny family business so we don't have any 'marketing people' please help us spread the word about our campaign by liking and sharing on Facebook (Greenhillock Glamping) or just good old fashioned telling your friends about us! THANK YOU!!

Space to explore

“Lovely surroundings, lots of space for the kids without thinking about computer games or tablets, relaxing” 

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