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Step Into a Wild Gin Weekend Glamping Retreat at Top of the Woods


Looking for the perfect glamping weekend that is fantastic for adult and small group breaks? Look no further than Top of the Woods camping site in Pembrokeshire, Wales! In June 2019 we ran our very first Find Your Wild - Wild Gin Weekend and the guests loved it!


Our Wild Gin weekends is an unbeatable experience including guided foraging, making gin, tastings fantastic Welsh gin with delicious food and eco luxury glamping accommodation for the weekend. We run 2 gin weekends in the summer to capture the summer foraged botanicals and one in Autumn to collect those sloes and damson perfect to for making your bathtub gin!

Top of the Woods Eco Luxury Glamping Campsite in Pembrokeshire Cardigan Bay Wales – UK Holiday Staycation Nature Wildlife Eco and Dog Friendly Break - Wild Gin Holidays at Top of the Woods Pembrokeshire Wales
Wild Gin Weekends at Top of the Woods Glamping and Camping in Pembrokeshire Wales

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

    • Saturday lunch

    • 2-course Saturday dinner (as per advertised food option for your weekend dates)


2023 Dates and Prices

  • June 30th - July 2nd

  • July 7th - July 9th

  • September 15th - 17th


Prices start from Camping £225 pp

Prices start from Glamping £275 pp ( 4 people sharing a glamping Pioneer Camp)


We teamed up with experts, maverick gin makers & entrepreneurs Alex & Ellen from In The Welsh Wind distillery to create a glamping getaway for grown-ups! It was a brilliant weekend filled with sunshine, smiles and of course, GIN! Here's how it went:


On Friday, our guests arrived, settled in to their luxury glamping accommodation catching up around the campfire, laughing, roasting marshmallows and looking forward to their Wild Gin weekend.


Saturday is where all the action happened! After Jons scrumptious breakfast, we gathered in the Dutch barn to meet John Fenna - our wonderful expert foraging guide.

Top of the Woods Eco Luxury Glamping Campsite in Pembrokeshire Cardigan Bay Wales – UK Holiday Staycation Nature Wildlife Eco and Dog Friendly Break - Wild Gin Holidays at Top of the Woods Pembrokeshire Wales
Get together with your friends for a fun weekend in nature learning about gin making.

John guided us through plants found on the bridleway & in the meadows. I was surprised at just how many gin ingredients we could forage from the site alone!!

There was pennywort, rose, elderflower, mallow & wild strawberries where among some of the highlights we could use as ingredient to make the bath tub gin. In total we found over 15 natural foraged ingredients we could use to make our gin! Everyone made their own perfect blend of "summer in a bottle" wildflower gin.

Top of the Woods Eco Luxury Glamping Campsite in Pembrokeshire Cardigan Bay Wales – UK Holiday Staycation Nature Wildlife Eco and Dog Friendly Break - Wild Gin Holidays at Top of the Woods Pembrokeshire Wales

Lunch time! Jonny made his home made delicious focaccia pizza with lovely salads to accompany lunch.. and plenty of tea & coffee to keep us all going!

Top of the Woods Eco Luxury Glamping Campsite in Pembrokeshire Cardigan Bay Wales – UK Holiday Staycation Nature Wildlife Eco and Dog Friendly Break - Wild Gin Holidays at Top of the Woods Pembrokeshire Wales
Food is included for the weekend and you choose your eco luxury glamping or camping accommodation .

After lunch we got to create our second gin... this time a signature blended gin using botanical flavours. We all got to taste the individual blends and spent plenty of time tasting the different botanical flavour profiles to understanding what the different botanicals added to the gin. With the eventual creation of our own blended gin, experimenting and perfected to get the flavours just right for our own palate.

Top of the Woods Eco Luxury Glamping Campsite in Pembrokeshire Cardigan Bay Wales – UK Holiday Staycation Nature Wildlife Eco and Dog Friendly Break - Wild Gin Holidays at Top of the Woods Pembrokeshire Wales
Time to experiment and find the perfect flavour gin for you!

Then, the wonderful Luke gave us a fantastic, informative talk on gin, it's history, making, cocktails etc. Before the bit everyone was waiting for... gin tasting!!

Top of the Woods Eco Luxury Glamping Campsite in Pembrokeshire Cardigan Bay Wales – UK Holiday Staycation Nature Wildlife Eco and Dog Friendly Break - Wild Gin Holidays at Top of the Woods Pembrokeshire Wales
Take home 2 bottles (500ml per bottle) of gin you have made. Your signature blended gin and a bathtub gin.

We sampled three gorgeous welsh gins - St Davids Gin, Solva Gin & Cleddau gin. Ellen talked us through the ingredients in each gin, and the amazing stories of smugglers, pineapple houses & festivals behind them. Then everyone got 'proper' gin & tonic made by Luke using the gin they liked best!

Top of the Woods Eco Luxury Glamping Campsite in Pembrokeshire Cardigan Bay Wales – UK Holiday Staycation Nature Wildlife Eco and Dog Friendly Break - Wild Gin Holidays at Top of the Woods Pembrokeshire Wales
Welsh Craft gin made in Pembrokeshire and Cardigan Bay.

After a finishing the Wild Gin experience we had a few hours of free time to soak up the sun, relax & explore, it was time for Jonny's Saturday night BBQ & a Welsh Gin Bar!!

Top of the Woods Eco Luxury Glamping Campsite in Pembrokeshire Cardigan Bay Wales – UK Holiday Staycation Nature Wildlife Eco and Dog Friendly Break - Wild Gin Holidays at Top of the Woods Pembrokeshire Wales
Food at Top of the Woods served in the Dutch Barn

Gathered around the Dutch Barn in the glorious evening sun, before heading back for a brilliant nights sleep in glamping luxury (was it the fresh air or the gin that tired us out?!)

Top of the Woods Eco Luxury Glamping Campsite in Pembrokeshire Cardigan Bay Wales – UK Holiday Staycation Nature Wildlife Eco and Dog Friendly Break - Wild Gin Holidays at Top of the Woods Pembrokeshire Wales
Time for fun with friends on your Wild Gin weekend at Top of the Woods.

Wild Gin Weekend Glamping Retreat

Escape to a unique and luxurious glamping weekend experience at Top of the Woods Holidays near Pembrokeshire, Wales. Perfect for both small groups and grown ups alike, The Wild Gin Weekend is an ideal way to relax and explore the great outdoors.


From foraging for botanicals to creating your own bathtub gin with notes that best suit your palette, learn about craft gins from around Wales and make a signature gin of your own! With incredible scenery featured by The Guardian's "10 of the Best Cooking Classes with Stays in the UK", this one-of-a-kind glamping getaway is sure not to miss.







 

Top of the Woods Provides the Best Eco Luxury Glamping & Camping Holidays in Pembrokeshire and Cardigan Bay in Wales, UK. Sustainable Staycations. Beaches. Nature. Woodlands. Dog Friendly.




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