Up Sticks Glamping

West Midlands Worcestershire Upton-Upon-Severn

  • 3 Safari Lodges
  • Perfect for Families

Family-sized safari tents on the edge of the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire

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Found on the fringes of the Malvern Hills in rural Worcestershire, Up Sticks is just about as good as it gets for a family glamping getaway. Nestled in a 17-acre rural patchwork of meadows and natural ponds there are three large safari tents, each sleeping six in a double and two twins, one of which you'll find up on a mezzanine loft. Each tent has a comfortable living area with wood burner and a fully equipped kitchen with everything you could possibly need. Outside it's just a few steps down a raised boardwalk to your private bathroom and each lodge comes with a wood-fired hot tub and fire pit for evenings out under the stars. As the sun goes down the twinkle of the fairy lights that thread around the safari tents and walkways gives the site an almost other worldly feel.

“Home comforts with the great outdoors right on your doorstep”, is how the owner, Charlotte, succinctly describes her family-run site. “No rushing to the supermarket or squeezing in towels and bedding. Everything is here”. That couldn't be more true; fluffy towels are ready in your bathroom, there’s a breakfast pack provided for your first morning and cool white wine awaits you in the fridge. They love dogs and offer a ‘dog stay pack’ which includes a crate, bowls and tether, plus there are wash-down facilities for bikes, boots and dogs after a walk. The farm pantry sells everything from local beer and homemade cakes to olives and sausages. There are bikes available to rent and a family-friendly pub right next door, making you quickly realise there’s not a thing that you could possibly want for. The lodges are available individually but there's also the option to have exclusive use of all three, which also gives you access to 'The Shack', Up Sticks' hangout space which is perfect for communal dining. They also offer crafting kits, scavenger hunts for kids, ping pong table, coconut shy and wellie wanging and during summer periods offer workshops such as screen printing, sewing, foraging and more.

When you do break the spell and head out to explore, the footpaths and mountain biking trails of the Malvern Hills – a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – are the most obvious place to start. The rivers Severn and Wye await for paddling downstream or a quiet picnic. Not that you need to leave the site to get close to nature. You can help chop wood for the campfire, use the bug kits in your safari lodge to hunt for miniature wildlife in the pond or pet the rare breed sheep and pygmy goats, collect eggs from the hens, and tend your own little vegetable patch by the lodge.

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Unique interiors with sleep lofts and vintage furnishings. Tree trunk and cedar walls, muslin drapes in the bedrooms and everything you need for your holiday.

Cook and dine inside and out – In the kitchen you’ll find a gas hob, Belfast sink, fridge and toaster. All utensils, pans and more to cook up a storm inside or outside over the fire pit. Each tent has a BBQ and pizza oven and they offer pizza kits to make your own.

Wood burner - Snuggle down next to the wood burner on vintage leather sofas, delve into the games box for some entertainment.

Wifi and Two electric points and electric lights mean you can charge your trusty mobile and won’t be fumbling around in the dark, free WiFi means you stay connected.

The bathrooms are connected by wooden boardwalk, your private bathroom is complete with power shower, mains flushing loo, and copper taps with a heated towel rail, hairdryer and fluffy towels to ensure you feel pampered.

Hot tub, tucked away by each tent, they are wood fired and have full filter systems.  Take a glass of your favourite tipple while you soak.

The farm – We have pet sheep, and Hens you can fed or collect eggs. We have farm trails and quizzes as well as a zip wire. 

Dog Friendly - bring up to two dogs per tent and we will provide crates bowls and tether.

Welcome groups - hire Upsticks exclusively and hold your party or special occasion,

Suitable For

Family Friendly - For your little cherubs we have travel cots, high chairs, baby baths and wooden crockery as well as games and quizzes or zip wire for older ones.

Groups - book all three lodges sleeping 18 and get the 'shack' for communal dining and partying together. We've hosted hen do's, birthdays, and small weddings. Arrange activities from yoga and spa or private chef and silent disco's.

Couples - we offer packages to include private hot tub and a bottle of bubbly for couples.

Dog friendly - Bring up to two dogs with packs to make their stay as comfortable as their owners.


The Malvern Hills offers so much choice. There are miles of footpaths, and cycle tracks, as well as quiet lanes to explore.

The Forest of Dean is a playground for mountain bikers, walkers and wildlife enthusiasts, and only 30 minutes away. For kids there is the magical Puzzlewood made famous by Merlin. Clearwell Caves (01594 832535) or Go Ape.

The river Wye offers canoeing – pack a picnic for a perfect way to spend the day.

Visit Ledbury for lovely independant shops and beautiful black and white architecture

Throw a pot at Eastnor Pottery (01531 633886)

You may prefer to wander through the cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral (01452 528095; made famous by Harry Potter) .

When it comes to seasonal activities, the calendar is bursting, visit 'Three counties showground, Eastnor Castle or Earls Croome for their packed calendar of events and Upton Upon Severn offer a massive range of musical events.

Food & Drink

The farm has its very own pantry of essentials and treats – locally produced wine, beers, cider, sausages, bacon and beef. You can grab pretty much anything, from milk to pastries, and, if you have special requirements just let us know in advance.

next door, theFarmers Arms (01684 833308), offers a place for a quiet beer and home cooked food. For more refined dining The Welland Inn (01684 592317) is just ten minutes in the car, whilst The Swan Inn at Hanley Swan (01684 311870) offers fantastic food and surroundings.

For lunch or tea head for Clive's Fruit Farm (01684 592664), and pick your own, or visit Weston's Cider  for a tour and lunch. You can also go wine tasting at Three Choirs (01531 890223)


Early March–end of October.


  • Prices per night start from £175 for a midweek stay and £240 at weekends. Full week-long stays from £650.

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The Owner Says

Upsticks glamping tented lodges are special nestled in the Malvern Hills with upstairs lofts, tree trunk and Cedar wood walls, soft muslin drapes in the bedrooms and vintage furnishings in the rooms.

Our Lodges - each of our three lodges has a kitchen, lounge, wood burner and sleeps 6. Outside, there is a private fire pit for cooking outdoors and a hot tub for soaking under the stars.  Your private bathroom is connected by a raised wooden boardwalk and comes complete with power shower, mains loo, heated towel rail, hairdryer and fluffy towels.

The Malvern hills - Enjoy uninterrupted views of open countryside, with miles of footpaths, quiet lanes for cycling and canoeing on the river Wye. The Forest of Dean offers walking, mountain biking as many other activities. 

What to do  - At Up Sticks glamping we 17 acres of land to explore, feed our pet sheep or collect hens eggs.  Bikes to hire, and a shack for groups and outdoor games. Explore trails or solve our quizzes. Within staggering distance is our local pub handy for a quick meal or a lazy afternoon drink.

What to bring - Just bring your suitcase and loved ones and arrive to home-made cake or crack open a bottle of local wine. We provide you with everything you need for your stay from crisp white linen, fluffy towels to morning coffee and eggs.

Extra's - Add your own private hot tub, for an evening soak under the stars. we welcome dogs just add a ‘dog stay pack’ or add a breakfast or BBQ pack or just buy what you need from our pantry.


Contact Website  01905 317 717  Up Sticks Glamping, Birtsmorton, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6AP

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Getting There

The site is 10 minutes from Junction 1 of the M50 and 15 minutes from Junction 9 of the M5. Follow the A438 across the river Severn from Tewkesbury and head towards Ledbury. On reaching the T junction with Gloucester Road (Rye Cross), turn right. After a couple of miles, take a right hand turn signposted for Birtsmorton. Stay on this road for just under a mile, until you see the pub (The Farmer Arms), then bear left at the pub and pass a field. Up Sticks Glamping is the first house on the right.

There are train stations in Ledbury (7 miles), Malvern (9 miles) and Ashchurch Tewkesbury (10 miles). Busses run between Worcester and Welland (3 miles). If you are coming via public transport get in touch and Up Sticks Glamping will arrange to pick you up.


  • Campfires Allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot tubs
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
  • Bikes available
  • Electricity
  • Exclusive hire
  • Wood-burning stove
  • Wifi
  • Showers
  • Good for kids
  • Exclusive Hire
  • Dog-friendly
  • Family-Friendly
  • Hills & Mountains
  • On the farm
  • Romantic Retreat
  • Activities
  • Luxury Glamping
  • Nice Views from Site
  • Romantic retreat
  • Remote location
  • Forests nearby
  • Mountains nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Bicycle routes nearby

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