Date night dens for lockdown love!
booking a bell tent for your garden 'date'
In these unusual times we’re having to find new ways to adapt to life at home, whilst trying to keep a bit of ‘normality’.
And after so many weeks of being indoors, we’re finding a new love and appreciation for our gardens.
We’ve put together a package to get you out of the house, whilst keeping you within the safety of your own home and putting that outside space to good use!
Date night dens are in essence a mash up of our couples and our chill out bell tents.
So, you have the option of camping out, but also somewhere to chill out.
Grab your laptop or move the TV and settle down to watch a film, or just hunker down for a night under the stars!
What areas do we cover?
We’re providing date night dens across Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey during this time.
If you’re outside of these areas please just contact us to ask!
Date night den treats!
Psst … local company Caravanilla have been doing doorstep drops of their AMAZING ice-cream during lockdown (we’ve done it!)
If you’re in the Portsmouth area why not add Ice Cream to your date night den and get them to deliver?
contactless booking and set up
To keep us all safe we will have no contact with you during installation and removal of your date night den.
This means we need a side or back gate to access your garden as we will not enter your home during this time.
Booking is completed electronically and we are only able to take payment via a link for card payment, or by direct bank transfer.
CLICK AND COLLECT GLAMPING
No back or side gate for contactless delivery? Or just want something at a lower price?
We now offer a click and collect glamping package where you can collect the tent and stock form us and set up yourself!
These will be available for garden glamping and for use on campsites over summer 2020.
Looking to camp out as a family? We also have options for family garden glamping, ideal for children birthdays during lockdown or just because you want to do something different!
For date night dens we will only be using soft furnishings that have removable covers, so we can ensure everything is washed at high temperature before and after use OR those that we can clean with our newly purchased upholstery cleaner which cleans fabric with hot and soapy water.
For other items of stock (tent zippers, centre poles, tables, lanterns, bedside tables etc) that cannot be washed in a machine at high temperature, these will be cleaned with antibacterial spray and wipes.
bell tent hire packages
Date night dens
£250 for 3 nights hire
+ £100 returnable damage waiver
5m bell tent erected
Full polypropylene bell tent matting
Double camp bed
Memory foam topper
Bedding (fitted bottom sheet, 13.5 tog duvet and cover, 4 x pillows with cases)
Tea-light chandelier with LED candles
Exterior solar lights
Bunting inside and out
2 x deckchairs for star gazing
Selection of floor cushions
£220 for 3 nights hire
Our Dinky Dens are designed for gardens that aren’t big enough for a standard 5m date night den.
They’re no less lovely, they’re just a bit smaller!
Set in a 4m bell tent we need a minimum area of 5m to set these up.
Please be aware we do not set up tents under trees due to the damage they cause to the canvas.
how much space do I need?
For a 5m bell tent we require a minimum area of 6m set up.
This is to allow 5m for the tent itself (which needs to be on grass) and the additional room to peg out guy lines.
With your permission we can run guy lines into flower beds if space is short.
- We do not set tents up directly under trees due to the damage tree sap, aphids and tree dirt cause to the tent canvas
- Please measure your garden prior to booking to check you have enough space! If you are concerned, we are happy to review photos of the area (along with measurements) to assess suitability
can we extend our hire period?
If you would like to extend your date night den hire then we do require 24 hours notice and additional nights will be priced at £30.
can we swap our camp bed for an air bed?
Whilst we removed air beds from our standard hire packages a few years ago we do retain some in stock as we appreciate these might be more suitable for taller people.
Please just ask on booking.
If we are supplying an airbed this will be pre-tested prior to delivery and set up, and we will leave you a spare bed and fully charged inflator pump – should you spring a leak!