Buttercrambe, North Yorkshire, England

Set in woodland near Stamford Bridge is a stylish campground with glamping options for families, couples, weddings and groups.



25% discount for couples

10% discount for Early Birds when booking 20 or more weeks before your visit


“Britain’s finest camping experience”. Janey Lee Grace, Radio 2 DJ, best selling author.

Eco-chic boutique camping available year round in beautiful 200-acre woodland – super stylish deluxe canvas lodges, complete with four-poster beds, fridges and wood burners…You can sleep 6 in a Woodland Tent and 4 in a Woodcutter Hut.

The multi award-winning camp was set up by design couple Carolyn and Christian Van Outersterp who’d previously masterminded London’s stylish restaurant bar and discreet celebrity hang out CVO Firevault. Jollydays is the culmination of the Van Outersterps 15 year dream to combine a love of camping and chic hotels – it’s an extension of their simplified lifestyle – beautiful surroundings, great food and socialising around a roaring log fire. For the kids, it’s heaven on earth (even those addicted to their Playstations).

“Fantastic, brilliant… I feel like the favourite son of a Bedouin prince – it’s amazing”.
Alexander Armstrong, Comedian and TV Presenter

This is a unique British Camp with a lovely communal feel – a tea tent and campfire area at its heart and the camp appeals to families, couples and groups. The Van Outersterps can point you in the right direction for activities to do on site – from archery and bushcraft to Polo and champagne picnics.

Jollydays is ideally situated 10 miles from York city centre (less than 2 hours from Kings Cross), close to the Yorkshire Wolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty and the Moors National Park. The stunning Heritage Coast is less than an hour’s drive and quaint market towns abound.

Five deluxe woodland tents, which sleep 6, have a king size bed, plus 2 single beds and 2 single safe beds. They have a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, wood burner, chandelier and are funkily kitted out with “Mid Century” furniture and canopied outside eating area. They have a bathroom with shower and even a roll top bath! 

Woodcutter Huts can sleep 4. These generous size huts are cosy, insulated and offer simple yet perfect decor. They have a king size double bed and a double sofa bed, so suiting couples or families. Outside they have a large deck area with large awning, great whatever the weather. They each have their own private kitchen shed with 2 ring gas hot and BBQ. Normally they use communal shower facilities, but during COVID times each has its own dedicated toilet and shower. 

All bedding is included, with a charge of £2 per towel. All properties are set on a raised wooden base and have their own BBQs and picnic benches. Firewood, firelighters, kindling, tea lights and paraffin lanterns are included in the price for allocated time of your stay, making this camp exceptional value. There is a communal campfire and a range of tripods and pots to borrow. The honesty tea tent, full of homemade goodies, is open all hours. Communal clay ovens may also be used.

Jollydays offers the Woodland Kitchen and Bar. This rustic, stylish area offers you a simple tea or coffee, food or try local bottled beers, wines or even a woodland cocktail! Open Wed-Sun 12-4pm. Another food option is to pre-order a delivery from a supermarket that will deliver to Jollydays.

Bike hire is available. 10% of net profits are given to educational and environmental causes. Minimal electricity is used (only 10kw) and they have their own reed bed and biodigester on site. Jollydays is a holder of the gold award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

Tariff from £425 per Woodland Tent - 2 nights midweek. Weekly stays from £850 depending on which accommodation and time of year.

Tariff from £295 per Woodcutter Huts - 2 night midweek. Weekly stays from £550 depending on which accommodation and time of year.

2-night minimum stay (although a 1 night is allowed on a Sunday). Weekly stays from Monday or Friday. 3 night weekends during the school holidays and bank holidays. There are alloted times for families only and couples only stays!


Jollydays sister site North Star Club is open all year round and can also be found on QuirkyAccom. Guests staying at Jollydays or North Star Club for 2 or more nights can enjoy free access to the Northwood Trail during their stay.


Room Types

Family Rooms
Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s



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