The Wild Gin Weekend: A Luxurious Glamping Getaway for Grown-Ups!
Updated: Mar 6
Are you looking for an unforgettable weekend away? Top of the Woods Wild Gin Weekends in Pembrokeshire, Wales offer a unique glamping experience amidst some of the most spectacular landscapes in the UK.
While you explore and revel in nature, you'll also get to forage for botanicals and craft your own gins! So, gather your friends or loved ones, and get ready for a wild gin-inspired adventure weekend!
Wild Gin weekend includes
Friday to Sunday, two night glamping, camping or campervan (fri-mon)
Guided wild gin experience on the saturday
Meals on site in the Dutch Barn includes
2 hot breakfasts on the saturday & sunday morning
2-course Saturday dinner (as per advertised food option for your weekend dates)
The weekend starts with your arrival on the Friday from 3.30pm, where you check in to your camping and glamping accommodation. Get yourself settled and catch up around the campfire with your loved ones toast a few s ’more, enjoy a few chuckles, whilst you look forward to your Wild gin adventure!
The Wild Gin adventure begins…
The day starts with 2-course hot breakfast in the campsite’s Dutch barn with your gang and after breakfast your full-day wild gin adventure begins. Our local expert will take you out for a foraging session where you explore Top of the Woods 27-acre site looking for botanical ingredients to create your own seasonal bathtub gin, one of the oldest traditions of gin making.
Expect an enjoyable session where you will learn about the flora and fauna on site, which are edible and those that are not and some of the scientific applications and folk stories associated with various native plants.
Did you know that red clover can be used to help with some menopause symptoms, which you can spot in our wildflower meadows in the summer or that the bark of willow is natures aspirin, which you can find down in the willow garden.
Depending on the time of year we might gather rosehips, or elderflowers or wild mint all excellent botanicals to flavour your seasonal bathtub gin. After creating your 500ml Bathtub gin is time to create your second bottle of gin, which you can take home - Your signature gin.
Create and blending your own signature gin!
Here you will explore, taste and learn about the botanicals from across the world that are used in making gin.
You will learn about flavour profiles and how to layer them so you can design your own signature gin based on the flavours you love. You will also learn about Britain’s historical obsession with all things gin. Be it the gin craze of the 1700-1800s or the Victorian gin palaces or the high energy of the jazz age and the birth of the cocktails! all whlist you create your perfect flavoured gin for you!
Create Two Bottles of Gin to Take Home!
Bathtub gin & your signature blended gin.
After a homemade lunch, you will be ready then to start the Wild Welsh Gin tasting sessions, where you will taste 3 Welsh craft gins made in the Pembrokeshire and Cardigan Bay area and you will score and talk about the flavour tones, deciding which one is your favourite!
Top of the Woods glamping campsite in Pembrokeshire Wales has created the Wild Gin experience in partnership with In The Welsh Wind gin & whisky distillery, which is located a short distance up the coast road from the campsite. They create many premium small batch craft gins, which will be sampled as part of the Welsh gin tasting part of the day.
The session will finish about 4.30 where you can have a little time to rest or have a relaxing walk in the 320 acres of woods next to the campsite. Maybe you will find the waterfall to have an invigorating woodland dip before your 2-course dinner at Top of the Woods in the Dutch Barn!
Either way the weekend is designed for you to relax, recharge, and have fun with your friends and/or partner for a perfect weekend together away in nature, especially if it’s a celebration holiday too!
Exploring Pembrokeshire and Cardigan Bay
After your full-on gin-tastic adventures on the Saturday, Sunday you can enjoy the stunning area that is on offer by Top of the Woods glamping campsite in Pembrokeshire Wales.
There is no shortage of activities to do in the area! Exploring the 50+ wild beaches would be a great way to spend some time, as well as taking a walk along the 186 miles of Pembrokeshire coastline or explore inland in the Pembrokeshire National Park – the legendary Preseli’s. There are many stunning coastal and inland treks to choose from - be sure to check in with reception for recommendations.
A wildlife boat trip could offer a chance to see some of the local marine life up close along the stunning coastline. Seeing the biggest resident European pod of dolphins in Cardigan Bay would also be an unforgettable experience.
If you're interested in history and culture, checking out the smallest city in the UK, St David's, or Cardigan Town one of the top 3 places to visit in the UK (timeout) could be a great choice. If you're looking for some shopping and dining options, Narberth has plenty of antiques and food shops to explore. For those who want to get active, a canoe trip down the river Teifi could be a fun way to spend some time on the water, or just check out some of the surfing beaches.
Make it a Looooong Weekend
There is so much to do in the area, the only problem is you won't have time to do everything you would like to do :-) we can help put there too!
As part of your Find Your Wild - Wild Gin Weekend you can take up our offer to add an extra night to your weekend and make a long weekend (3-nights, Friday - Monday). For an extra £20pp for your glamping accommodation stay you will book in for the Sunday, so you can get the most out of your Wild Gin weekend at Top of the Woods, in Pembrokeshire Wales.
For more inspiration look at our Top 20 Things To Do in the area close by to the Top of the Woods campsite in Pembrokeshire Wales.
Choose Your Camping or Luxury Glamping Accommodation!
Choose the perfect accommodation for your wild gin weekend and stay in one of the 40 Coolest Places to stay in Britain as listed by The Times :-)
Eco Boutique Safari Lodges
Prices start for 4 £325pp for a couple £375pp.
Our spacious luxury glamping Safari Lodges come with their own private toilet & shower, a wood burning stove to keep you cosy and beautifully designed bespoke furniture and wooden flooring. They sleep up to 5 in a king-size, 2 single beds and a sofa bed and are spaciously set in their own wildflower meadow, where you can soak up the stunning views of the Pembrokeshire National Park and surrounding woodlands.
Glamping Nature Domes
Prices start for 4 £295pp for a couple £350pp.
Our glamping Nature Domes are a spacious (6.3m diameter) with contemporary wood flooring and a bespoke ensuite galley camp kitchen and woodburning stove. They sleep up to 4 in a king-size & 2 single beds. Relax, and enjoy watching the wildlife though the massive panoramic window from your bed!
Glamping Pioneer Camps Pods
Prices start for 4 £275pp. for a couple £325pp.
Unique to Top of the Woods, our glamping Pioneer Camps sleep up to 4 people in a king-size & 2 single beds. The Pioneer camps bring you together in nature, to cook, relax, and watch the sunrise gently over the woodlands, perfect start to wild gin holiday.
Private Wild Gin Group holiday!
Celebrate a special milestone or just get the gang together for a great weekend away with the Wild Gin Weekend!
We can offer you other dates if you book a private wild gin weekend as a group holiday with us in beautiful Pembrokeshire Wales which is designed to give 8-12 of you an unforgettable experience. On Saturday, join expert foragers to hunt for botanicals, learn about the different flavour profiles of gin, and then blend your own signature tipple! An exploration of craft Welsh gins awaits at the end of a perfect day
Enjoy this exclusive private group wild gin package that includes food for the weekend, the same accommodation, and your wild gin experience - also each guests takes home 2 bottle of gin they have created over the weekend! if it gets that far :-)
Other dates are subject to availability, what can be foraged at that time of years & requires the group to stay in the same accommodation type! Contact us today if you would like to book a private wild gin group holiday at Top of the Woods in Pembrokeshire Wales.
A unique holiday for lovers of nature and gin!
Are you in search of a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable weekend getaway? Look no further than the Wild Gin Weekend offered by Top of the Woods Holidays near Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Rejuvenate and relax in nature as you embark on an adventure including foraging for botanicals and crafting your own unique bathtub gin. You'll have the chance to learn about the ingredients and flavour profiles, taste a variety of Welsh gins, and create your own signature gin with notes that best suit your palette.
Get ready for a wild weekend away with friends or loved ones to enjoy some truly spectacular scenery! Featured by The Guardian's "10 of the Best Cooking Classes with Stays in the UK", this gin-inspired glamping experience won't be one to miss.
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