This is an idea in it’s very infancy, so bear with me…
There is no place more Welsh, linguistically, than the National Eisteddfod, and Cat and I (and our daughters) had the pleasure of glamping at the Eisteddfod in Abergavenny this year.
And it struck us: many SSiWers like to go to the eisteddfod, some for a whole week, others for days here and there, but nearly always for the chance at immersion in Welsh. In the past we’ve had a number of groups rent houses locally and fill them with SSiWers for an impromptu bwtcamp experience.
And so, it seems logical for us to wonder how many of you would be interested in glamping at the Ynys Môn eisteddfod in 2017?
We could run it in a number of ways. We could just say we are staying there, come and stay too. We’ll have fun.
Or, if there’s enough interest, we could arrange with Best of Wales (who run the glamping site) that we have a number of tents arranged together, and that they run some activities suitable for new speakers with the evening etc. (they run various activities anyway)
Or, we could go a bit further, and organise some activities ourselves - a day trip around the island, for instance, a meal or two together somewhere, some activities on the Maes etc.
Who might be interested, and what would you be interested in?
We’re a bit time dependent, because the glamping site has already started accepting bookings, and the Eisteddfod organisers will soon be telling them how much land they have for the glamping site, so we hit them with 20 bokings after that happens, they may not have the space.
Each tent has enough room for two adults comfortably, but we fitted 2 adults and 2 children in ours, with enough room to spare that we think we could shoe horm the whole family (2+4 kids) in if we needed to.
As an indication of price, the tent this year were just short of £800 each, so £200 each for 4 sharing.
If we were to organise more than a couple of meals, then we would have to charge a bit more on top of that price, and access to the Eisteddfod is not included, although if you volunteer for a half day in Maes-D, you’ll ge free entry on that day.
What are your thoughts?