Bedroam Promo Video 2018

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Bedroam Promo Video 2018

Lights. Camera. ACTION!

We are so thrilled to have finally completed our first promo video and cannot wait to share it with you very soon!

After having seen quite a few celebrations aboard Bedroam this year with our fabulous guests, we thought it would be a great idea to show you what can be achieved and experienced during a stay with us! We had quite a few ideas to choose from; weddings, birthday parties, festivals, corporate events etc. We finally settled on two of our most popular events; a Stag Do (showing various outdoor activities) and a Hen Do with a Festival vibe. We wanted to show Bedroam off in all its glory!

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Having drawn up a rough plan, we needed to find a film company up for the challenge. There was only one man for the job, Mr. Allan Scott from A S commercial filming based in York. Having personally worked with Alan on a film by the amazing theatrical music group, Vesper Walk (with whom I am a member), I knew he was right for the project! Allan was contacted and visited the Bedroam site post haste to check the location out. Final tweaks were made to ‘The Plan’, props purchased, and Extras arranged. Time to get down to business!

The filming took place over two Saturdays in the middle of September. The first day of shooting focused on the great activities that can take place at Bedroam for a Stag Do. Bedroam has a decent sized clearing in the wood which is ideal for Archery and Clay Pigeon Shooting. One of our previous guests had booked Erik Aaron for his Stag Do. The Hen Do was filmed on the following Saturday. A festival vibe was created using various types of decorations including brightly coloured pom poms, garlands and fairy lights. We also wanted to show how relaxing our Woodland can be, so naturally we just had to have a hot tub! How would your group relax during your stay with Bedroam?

The video is now in post-production and will be unveiled in the near future!

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Music festival time!

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Music festival time!

Are you thinking about taking a well-earned weekend break during the months of August or September? Love music? Love exploring? Love nature? Want to combine all three? Look no further! Bedroam is conveniently located at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds in a wonderful tranquil private woodland. Ideally situated near York and the surrounding area, Bedroam is luxury glamping with an extra twist. It’s a converted bus! Bedroam sleeps up to 18 guests in individual Japanese Style Sleeping Pods with 2 luxury bathrooms and a magnificent 8 metre awning for you and your guests to relax and socialise in. That’s your accommodation sorted!

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What musical events are being held locally in the month of August? Well, we have the well-known Leeds Music Festival which runs from Friday 24th August through to Sunday 26th August 2018. Need transportation to be arranged? No problem it can organised! Top acts at this year’s festival include Fall Out Boy, Travis Scott, The Kooks, The Wombats, Kendrick Lamar, Panic! At The Disco, Kings of Leon, Courteeners, The Vaccines, Sum 41 and Pendulum.

Want a musical night out a bit closer to ‘Home’? York has a thriving live music scene and the best places to go in the city are Fibbers, The Basement and The Crescent. Top York bands/acts include; Boss Caine, The Dan Webster Band, Gracie Falls, The Joshua Burnell Band and Flora Greysteel.

Castle Howard has two fantastic music events in August. The first being the fabulous Last Night of The Proms with the amazing Leslie Garrett performing alongside tenor Geraint Dodd and the London Gala Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell. With a Spitfire flyover, stunning lasers and spectacular firework final, this will be a magical evening of musical entertainment.The big event is on Saturday 18th August 2018.

Classical music not your thing? Another great act performing at Castle Howard on Sunday 19th August is UB40 with friends Aswad and Loose Ends. Great feel-good tunes in a wonderful setting!

September sees the small but mighty York’s Little Festival of Music take place down Parliament Street, York in conjunction with York Food and Drink Festival. Founder, Ellen Cole, always books a wonderful mixture of musicians and bands to perform and has won numerous awards for her efforts. The music kicks off at 5pm and entry into the festival is free of charge. The festival runs from Friday 21st September through to Saturday 29th September 2018 (except 24th and 25th September).

Any of the above sound like your cup of tea? If so, Bedroam would love to hear from you!

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Bedroam Bushcraft and Woodland Walks

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Bedroam Bushcraft and Woodland Walks

Throughout most of the year, our Bedroam bus is situated in our wonderful private woodland. This idyllic site provides our guests with the space and freedom to bring chosen activities to the site itself.

Our latest guests hired local experienced outdoor teacher Andrew Middleton of Wild Country Walkabouts to run some fun bush craft activities for the group.

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Starting with a problem solving task, the team were paired off, tied up with rope and had to solve the rope puzzle in order to set them free. Next up was the woodland treasure hunt searching for clues throughout the wood using a map. The winning team then had to lead everyone to the buried treasure and share their spoils (quite possibly alcohol related!). Then on to gathering kindling and firewood to build and maintain a small fire. This enabled them to race against the others, to be the first to present Andrew with a perfectly toasted marshmallow (Golden brown, texture like sun!).

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Finally, working together as one group, they had to rescue a bottle of bubbly from a tree working with limited resources against the clock. This generated much excitement and eventually joy as they achieved their task! The session was a success and Andrew gave some great feedback:

The Bedroam site proved to be a fantastic venue for the activities, one I would be delighted to use again. The group were a joy to work with. Working with groups like this one is always a pleasure and reminds me why I choose to do this kind of work. I know the group were delighted that Ollie was supportive of me coming onto site to provide them with activities, rather than them having to travel elsewhere.
— Andrew Middleton

Based on the outskirts of York, Bedroam is the perfect site for Hen and Stag weekends or groups, providing luxury ‘unique’ group accommodation near a popular party city but set within a peaceful and private environment – it really gives the best of both worlds!

We want our groups to use and enjoy the space in our Bedroam Woods and get as creative as you like. If you are looking for a luxury glamping group stay near York, and fancy adding in some woodland group activities, then get in touch and we can help you to arrange the best package for your needs – we look forward to hearing from you!

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Music Festival Hen Party

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Music Festival Hen Party

Our latest guests, a Hen Party from the West Midlands, decided to treat their Hen to a Music Festival in our secluded woodland glamping site near York. This is the third private Music Festival we have had, and they seem to be going down a storm!

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The group organised the amazing Tin Soldiers band from Sheffield to entertain them for the evening; playing funky tunes brass band style! The band were well looked after (I'm not sure they had ever been provided with so many drinks at a gig before) and were invited to join in the festivities into the early hours!

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The site was decorated with plenty of bunting, pom poms, hay bales and even a DIY photo booth!

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After a few hours dancing the ladies were able to chillax in their hired hot tub which was sited under the brand new 'Bus Stop'! Fortunately, it didn't need any shelter as the weekend had the most amazing weather!

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Easter Competition

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Easter Competition

Bedroam's latest facebook competition saw the lucky winner Helen Padden bag herself an amazing Easter Chocolate and Champagne bundle!

The competition was to spot all of the hidden bunnies in the Bedroam Woodland picture. It may sound like an easy task but many were camouflaged and our winner was the only one to find the correct number of bunnies!

Our woodland glamping site near York is the perfect place to experience the outdoor life without compromising on luxury. When you stay on Bedroam in this idilic site you won't find it hard to spot your own real life Peter Rabbits as well as deer, birds and squirrels to name a few. The woodland is a peaceful spot that you don't have to share with anyone other than the wildlife around you! It's perfect for groups of friends and families that want a unique accommodation and experience, and being on the edge of York, you really get the best of both world's!

Congratulations to our winner Helen Padden, we hope you enjoy your easter treat from Bedroam and thank you to all the other entrants for having a go!

Come and spot your own bunnies in our amazing woodland glamping site near York, we have a few weekends left available this year, but do hurry before we get booked up! Send us a message via our contact form. We'd love to hear from you!

The Bedroam Team

 

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5 Outdoor Games For Your Hen Do

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5 Outdoor Games For Your Hen Do

If you want the best glamping York has to offer then get in touch with us to find out what we’ve got in store for you!

If you decide to make most of your hen do an outdoors affair, then make sure you have some of these games up your sleeve to get out when the sun shines.

Lawn twister
Get the spray paint out and play this game on the lawn. Use stencils to ensure your circles are as clear as possible.

Frozen t-shirt race
Freeze a couple of t-shirts in plastic bags to see who can defrost them and put them on the quickest. This is ideal for a particularly sweltering day in the summer.

Bean bag ladder toss
This simple game is perfect for adding some forfeits to. Simply toss the bean bags onto the rungs of the ladder, assigning each rung with a different type of forfeit. Go on, we dare you!

Picnic basket relay
Play this one just before lunch. Teams compete to see who can set up a picnic first. You can then race to see who can pack it all up quick enough to pass on to another team member.

Lemon jousting
This is a fun one. Get wooden spoons and see how long you can balance a lemon on the end of it. Then get competitive: can you knock a lemon off the end of your opponent’s spoon? Take it even more competitive by getting into teams.

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How to keep spending on a Stag or Hen Do under control

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How to keep spending on a Stag or Hen Do under control

We all know that attending other people’s weddings can add up, as can going on a stag or hen do. While most of us don’t mind splashing out to give our best friends a good send off into married life, that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t like to save a bit of money here and there.

In fact, research published by hotel chain Jurys Inn has found that we’re willing to pay an average of £181.82 for a stag or hen do. However, the survey has also found that a growing number of brides and grooms are saving money by choosing to have their last hurrah in the UK. And that makes sense, especially if you choose somewhere that doesn’t involve too much travelling for the majority of your family and friends.

There are so many unusual places to stay, that you don’t necessarily need to travel far to feel as though you’re somewhere completely different. For example, Bedroam offers unique hen party accommodation in a stunning woodland setting that’s within easy reach of York.

Hiring this kind of self-catering accommodation allows you to keep costs a little lower - and the more people who can stay, the cheaper it gets for everyone.

So, if you want to have a relaxed, enjoyable stag or hen do at a very reasonable price why not book a stay at Bedroam? Take time to unwind in the Bedroam woodland, have a BBQ with friends and family, visit local attractions and explore the beautiful surrounding Yorkshire countryside. However, if you do want to dance the night away you don’t have to travel too far to find bars and clubs in the local area. The historical city of York offers a wonderful selection of restaurants, bars and clubs as well as some brilliant live music venues. There really is something for everyone!

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New Bedroam on-site activities

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New Bedroam on-site activities

Bedroam has been looking into ways of increasing our guests overall glamping experience whilst staying in our wonderful private woodland setting in East Yorkshire. What better way to utilise the outdoor space we already have, then to introduce Archery, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Treasure Hunts and Bush Craft Activities to our list of things to do!

We are very happy to be partnering up with Andrew Middleton from Wild Country Walkabouts and Erik Aaron from Erik Aaron Shooting this year. Both parties offer unique activities which we are delighted to present as bespoke packages to our guests.

Whether you are booking Bedroam for a Birthday Party, Hen Do or Stag Do, or simply having a glamping weekend away with friends, you can now choose to do on-site activities as well as exploring the local area! For example, you could start your stay at Bedroam with Archery in the afternoon followed by a BBQ under the stars later on in the evening. The following day you could have a go at Clay Pigeon Shooting and/or Bush Crafts followed by a buffet lunch and a spot of Treasure Hunting before heading into York for your evening celebrations. This is just one of the many possibilities at our glamping site!

If you are thinking of making a booking with Bedroam it’s always worth giving us a call on 01759 318839 to discuss any ideas you may have. Our aim is to help you create a fabulous, memorable , unique glamping experience for your family and friends.

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Racing And Music Combine For Perfect Hen Do Weekend

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Racing And Music Combine For Perfect Hen Do Weekend

York races are a perennial favourite for hen do groups visiting the city, and we have many revellers come to us for the best hen party accommodation York has to offer as part of their visit.

When the races hold special events, large group accommodation in York can be hard to find, so if you fancy combining a day of watching racing with some brilliant music entertainment, get your enquiries in for Summer Music Saturdays at the course.

The first headliner has now been announced, with singer Paloma Faith taking to the stage on the 30th June. She has chosen the racecourse as a part of her tour for her number one album ‘The Architect’, which is on track to make her the first female artist to have four double platinum albums in a row.

Announcing the date, Paloma said: “I'm really looking forward to playing York Racecourse next summer, it'll be one of the first chances I'll get to play tracks from The Architect in the sunshine. I love a day out at the races too so can't wait for it,” reports Conference and Events York.

Tickets are on sale now at yorkracecourse.co.uk and of course also includes access to the seven thoroughbred racing contests held on the course.

If you can’t make that weekend, why not wait until the 27th and 28th of July, which will also have top music acts playing. They will be announced in due course, but are sure to be worth booking your visit now.

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Bedroam Luxury and Convenience

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Bedroam Luxury and Convenience

I consider myself to be an outgoing person. I have the most amazing friends; it’s nice that we have all managed to stay in touch over the years. A lot of celebrations have been shared including Birthdays, Weddings and Hen and Stag parties. It’s always good to have a camera ready to capture those special moments! In recent years, I’ve noticed quite a few couples opting to do a joint Hen and Stag party known as a “Hag.” This type of joint celebration seems to be becoming more and more popular and I can see why; less organizing and more fun!

Over the years, Stag and Hen parties have become more and more elaborate. Gone are the days of limited ideas and confined spaces for guests to enjoy themselves in. Nowadays people like to celebrate over a whole weekend. This has created so much more scope for party planners enabling them to create some truly memorable experiences. Bedroam will enhance your guests experience even more by providing them with a luxury accommodation with a difference! 18 luxury Japanese style sleeping pods await your guests; providing a comfortable place to relax, sleep and unwind. There are also 2 fully equipped bathrooms as well as an 8 metre awning with sofas and a small kitchen area including a fridge for those bottles of Champagne!

Bedroam offers unique luxury accommodation in its very own private woodland setting. Conveniently located near the historic city of York, we can arrange transportation to and from York should you wish to go off and do your own thing during your Hen or Stag weekend. Alternatively, you may wish to create your own Hen and Stag party within the Bedroam Woodland. Either way, Bedroam provides a comfortable place to relax, sleep and unwind during your weekend glamping getaway.

There are so many different options to choose from to make your weekend even more fun. York and the surrounding area has an abundance of tourist attractions to suit everyone’s interests. You could choose different themes for your event such as a Yoga Retreat, Survival Weekend, Bush Craft Training, Fitness Training, Spa Day or a Mini Music Festival. Now you can steal away with some friends on a Hen and Stag weekend while taking advantage of the convenience Bedroam offers. So go ahead, plan the perfect Hen & Stag weekend, make it a memorable and unique experience. Book your luxury group accommodation on Bedroam now.

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