Win a Mega Pod Break for Two in Dorset!

Win a Mega Pod Break for Two in Dorset!

Happy October, folks! To celebrate this glorious autumnal weather we’ve been having, I’ve teamed up with Red Letter Days to bring you a really exciting new giveaway.

I’ve got one of the fabulous Short Break experiences from Red Letter Days to giveaway to one lucky winner! The prize is their Two Night Weekday Mega Pod Break for Two in Dorset (RRP £105) and it looks absolutely gorgeous!

The Prize!

Here’s what’s up for grabs. Red Letter Days have a whole range of experiences on their site, covering everything from extreme sports, to foodie activities, to spa days. This is from their Short Breaks range, and it’s a fabulous mini break glamping in a “Mega Pod” in Dorset. Perfect if you need a great place to stay in Dorset

Win a Mega Pod Break for Two in Dorset!

It’s at the Back of Beyond glamping village in Ferndown, an award-winning campsite surrounded by acres of beautiful Dorset countryside. The Mega Pod is a spacious, fully furnished wooden hut complete with a kitchen, heating and double glazing. With a lovely decking area to make the most of sunnier weather, and cosy scandi decor inside to keep you warm at night, you have everything you need for the perfect mini break.

READ MORE: My 50 things to do in Dorset will have you dying to visit! 

The Giveaway!

Entering couldn’t be easier – just use the Rafflecopter form below, and leave a comment on this blog post to share your favourite UK travel memory!

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Terms, Conditions, and General Info

The prize offered is a Two Night Weekday Mega Pod Break for Two in Dorset (RRP £105). This experience is valid through Sunday to Thursday, from 1 March to 30 June and 14 September to 31 Oct (subject to availability). Excludes July, August and all bank holidays.

Please note this is a self-catering site. You’ll need to bring towels, bed linen, duvets and pillows, as these are not provided. A torch will also be required for navigating the site after dark.

  • Entrants must be 18 years old or over
  • Only open to UK residents.

Don’t forget to comment with your favourite UK travel memory. Good luck everyone!

About Emily Luxton

Award-winning writer and solo female travel blogger on a mission to explore the world through deeper travel. Lover of fun, adventure, food, Harry Potter, hiking, beaches, and chatting about the weather. Can be bought with cake.


  1. GallopAroundTheGlobe (@KiaraGallop)

    Favourite UK travel memory? I was born here and have always lived here so that’s such a tough one to call!! But at a push I’ll have to say exploring all our wonderful castles as a child. If a holiday involved a visit to a castle then it instantly made that holiday a good one :-) I still love castles just as much now!

  2. My favourite UK travel memory was staying in Porth in Cornwall in a hotel overlooking the sea. Whilst we were there there was an incredible storm, and we had an amazing view out over the cliffs and water whilst keeping nice and warm inside.

  3. My favourite memory would be visiting Butlins in Wales in 1975. It was so very hot I got sunburnt and blistered. I remember the beach was fantastic.

  4. Walking round the beautiful scenic lake of Ennerdale in the Lake District. We were lucky to have a lovely sunny clear days. The views were spectacular. It is such a friendly place and everyone says ‘hello’ and stops to chat.

  5. Going to Ireland for the first time and seeing how beautiful it was in real life!
    Kissing the Blarney Stone was an achievement!

  6. happinesshopeandbeansontoast

    Travelling to Scotland when I was little and exploring ruined castles.

  7. Blackpool with my family when I was about 12

  8. my favourite memory is probably taking my children to LLandudno i thought they would hear some Welsh language but everybody was from Liverpool. had a lovely time, its a beautiful place

  9. Sounds heavenly , lovely way to spend a few days

  10. Eastbourne! I know. I know. It does have a reputation for the slightly older clientale but after spending more than 20 Summer holidays there, there’s nothing I like more than sitting on the Wish Tower slope overlooking the sea. I still remember watching the Radio 1 roadshow there in about 1989 :)

  11. Our first family holiday when our daughter was 4 months old. We hired a flat a couple of hours away and spent the time just chilling as a family, exploring the local area and eating all the local food we discovered along the way. The hot tub in the garden was a big hit too

  12. My first ever trip to Brighton with my young daughter, so much to see and do and plenty of fun memories

  13. Let us know your favourite UK travel memory! . . . . climbing Snowdon at the ripe old age of 62 and very unfit, l feel so proud of myself, we love Snowdonia (and Dorset too of course)

  14. Mine has to be when my parents put me in the car when I was about 5 and said we were going on a surprise ‘day out’ – when we got about 30 mins from where we were going mum told me to close my eyes and then when we arrived we were at a Haven holiday camp for the weekend! It was an amazing surprise and I met Anxious the Elephant (she was my favourite character)!

  15. My favourite has to be visiting Snowdonia when I was 12. The memories I took from that holiday will last a lifetime.

  16. Oh my goodness I have too many memories since I’m from the UK! My most recent happy memory has to be last week – I went on a Harry Potter locations road trip to two places in Yorkshire and it was so much fun!

  17. I really enjoyed staying in a cottage in Penbrokeshire – so beautiful!

  18. Ooh my favourite would be taking my bambinos on their first camping holiday- we had so much fun and now that’s all they want to do! This place looks great and is only just down the road for us

  19. I used to visit Saundersfoot every year on holiday. We made good family memories and it is a really beautiful part of the world.

  20. my husband and i love dorset, and spend many a happy summer in lyme xx

  21. Doing cartwheels on broadstairs beach, i love it there!

  22. It would be climbing Snowdon the hard way. Felt exhilarating and memorable

  23. Staying in a camper near the Cairngorns in February, where the company had put a faulty canister in meaning no electric, there was no water and loo wouldn’t flush and we had to go in woods and arrived when dark – fun cos it was memorable!!

  24. The first year we took our children to Blackpool, the first ever theme park they went to, they couldnt believe everything they sa and fell in love with the place

  25. Staying in a tent for a whole week, non stop rain… can look back and laugh about it now.

  26. My favourite UK travel memory is as a child the first time that I was allowed to ride on a donkey on Blackpool sands :-)

  27. Isle of Wight when I was 5, I remember looking around at the cliffs and thinking I could see all sides of the island – it must have got much bigger as I got older

  28. Going glamping with my boyfriend this year. We were doing long distance and it was a weekend away together.

  29. Taking our two little boys camping was a great memory – lovely weather – they really enjoyed it – so relaxing – up at dawn playing but great fun!

  30. Changing my babies nappy in the back of a estate car in the absolute pouring rain near Lake Windermere

  31. My favourite memory is when I went to Wales with my grandparents when I was about 6. Last holiday before my grandad become poorly. I loved it!!

  32. Kristy Leanne Brown

    Running to the top of Snowden!

  33. going to Edinburgh and seeing Greyfriars bobby

  34. We went to Bath a few years ago before Christmas, it was the most wonderful time, so much to do and so Christmassy

  35. Camping in shell island

  36. We love to holiday in the UK as there are so many great places to visit. We had a fab glamping experience in Devon last year. Great for kids!

  37. Haven’t travelled much but I love visiting New places. Amsterdam was a blast loved talking to people from different countries

  38. We used to travel around cheddar and places as a kid, used to love going to the caves!

  39. Eating oysters on the seafront in Padstow!

  40. Kelly-Marie Dudley

    Well, not mine, but my daughter’s. We stayed in a vintage 60s caravan in North Devon that had an outside toilet. I lost the torch one night and happened to wee on my foot and wake up several people squealing. :)

  41. LittleMermaid (@Swimstar2000)

    Family holidays to Devon staying in a caravan – sandy sandwiches on the beach and buying lots of Shell ladies

  42. A spontaneous stay in Weymouth in a lovely B&B right on the seafront !!

  43. Staying in a caravan with my whole family at Pitlochry. It was a great trip with loads of things for us to do

  44. Definitely to the eden project in Cornwall – such an incredibly beautiful place!

  45. Amazing giveaway; the accommodation looks great!

  46. I have been to jamaica and such nice places however my favourite has got to be Bath where we went to a country pub for dinner and come back and played monopoly in a warm cottage <3

  47. I absolutely adored a holiday with my boyfriend in Zadar, Croatia. Lots of people just stay for a few days but we spent 2 weeks soaking everything up and it was ace.

    • Pressed submit too soon. My favourite UK memory is camping in the lake district, right oon Ulswater lale during a period of uninterupted, glorious sunshine.

  48. mine is family trips to Weymouth all the way on the back of a truck! and eating sandy sausage and chips on the beach! fantastic!

  49. Many years ago, watching a thrilling snooker world cup semi final at the crucible in Sheffield

  50. Tenby in wales lovely place gorgeous seaside

  51. For me it has to be taking my family to Blackpool beach where we built sandcastles and had ice cream together.

  52. Farhana Chowdhury

    Wigan in the Spring

  53. My fave travel memory was when as a child we went to stay in a caravan on a site, I can’t remember where. My grandma came with us and sneaked away for a smoke(claiming she doesn’t!). She got locked in the clubhouse for hours….everyone she waved to for help, just waved back. She never smoked again after that and taught me to play bingo. My dad taught me to swim on that holiday too.

    Is that a weird holiday memory?

  54. Mine is my trips as a child to Bude and our coastal walks as a family. Everyone is so busy with their lives now I’d give anything for one more family holiday with everyone together again! x

  55. Watching seals in Norfolk

  56. Surfing lesson in Cornwall

  57. Discovering Barafundle bay in Pembrokeshire with my family and spending hours in the sea there

  58. My favourite UK travel memory is going on narrow boat holidays as a child with my Grandad. We had a really special time and these are my favourite memories of him.

  59. Frances Sunshine Hopkins

    I used to love taking the kids to Haverfordwest in Wales when they we little, so much to do on the beaches

  60. Crab fishing near the new forest!

  61. My mum and dad taking us to Bournemouth for the day. It was boiling hot, we spent the whole day there and had fish and chips in the car on the way home. Magic!

  62. Ever summer we used to have a UK caravan holiday with my family and my grandma. Caravan are really nostalgic now and remind me of happy memories with the whole family.

  63. Littlehampton on a school holiday was a lovely day out. The walk up to the beach will live long in my memory, such a wonderful sight!

  64. Absolutely a family trip to Brimham Rocks, favourite natural park in the UK!

  65. Going to beaches are my favourite 😎🌞

  66. swimming in the sea off sizewell beach

  67. first camping trip with my two year old, waking up thinking he had wet the bed only to find it had rained so hard we were sleeping in two inches of water. We always have a good laugh about this holiday

  68. My favourite memory was a recent trip to visit family in Dorset and we hired a river boat for the day. We had such a great time and everybody was so happy!

  69. whilst sitting on Weymouth beach easting fish n chips with my partner we were surrounded by seagulls which was quite an experience, one we look back and laugh

  70. We recently stayed in a lovely cottage in Whitby and took our dog with us! We took him to the beach everyday and he absolutely loved it (he’d never been to the beach before so was apprehensive about the sea at first but after a few minutes he didn’t want to leave!).

  71. Taking my parents and my children on holiday to Scotland, staying in a cottage in Tarbet

  72. When my Partner and I first met. We went camping. We had an old map and struggled to find the place. Then we ended up nearly driving through the sheep field as there was no signs and it was ‘rural camping’ we had an old Kia Picanto (still have) which struggles at best of times to get up hills, it got stuck in the mud we had to push it. Eventuallly found our camping site ‘our badger shed’ it contained a bed. We heard mice in the night. It was fun though, waking up to sheep (safely contained in there fence) and bonfire marshmallows.

  73. My favourite travel memory, is when I was a child, my family would head down to Selsy Bill, for the weekend, stayng in our cederwood chalet, this is long before timeshare came out, I do miss it.

  74. I had some very happy holidays on the Isle of Wight as a child. We stayed in a house right by a secluded beach and would spend the day exploring the rock pools, paddling in the sea, climbing up the cliff steps to the quaint village for ice cream, going out on a boat and long walks around the island.

  75. I remember camping in Dorset when my children were very young and it rained and the tent started to collapse and my elder son kept chanting “I want to go home”!!!

  76. A beautiful weekend in Wales when we climbed Snowdon and then had the best meal ever after it.

  77. My favourite child holiday was going to the Isle of Wight to a Warner holiday but my favourite part was the crossing on the ferry.

  78. Going to butlins as a child. Everything just seemed so magical

  79. Taking my Mum and daughter to stay in a caravan overlooking to sea at Lydstep, South Wales. I had lots of lovely memories there as a child when my Dad was alive so was nice for 3 generations to enjoy it and the happy memories to continue x

  80. I love Pembrokeshire <3

  81. A Venture Scout holiday near Aviemore, hiking around the Cairngorms. I learnt the importance of a proper breakfast on that holiday

  82. I have lovely memories of holidaying in the countryside near Roadford Lake in devon.

  83. Had a great holiday in Devon, we went to a museum in Ilfracombe and my family have never laughed so much. I’m sure it has changed now but exhibits labelled as “a wooden object” or “household object” has us all laughing until we couldn’t speak. One of our funniest family days ever and was a really cheap day too!

  84. My memories are of family holidays with my nan and uncle Ted (and a wider family). Favourite places include the IOW where I was introduced to Goosey Goosey Gander. I have taken my son to all the places I went to as a child (Gt. Yarmouth, Butlins, Devon and many days out on the Kent and Essex coast). In 2019 I plan to spend more leisure time travelling around some of my favourite counties, specifically Devon and Cornwall.

  85. I remember our family camping trips to lowestoft – loads of family in the rounders games

  86. my favourite moment is spotting dolphins playing in the sea at Watermouth Cove, Devon

  87. Recently travelling to Cornwall in the glorious sun and passing stone henge – quite a sight

  88. Stephanie (@Anastasiou1234)

    on the ferry

  89. Holiday in Copenhagan , on my own with 3 children never travelled there before. Lost myself on the metro system, I was approached by a young man, I was very wary , as I had been pickpocketed in Rome, but the man was just being kind and helpful and spent about 20 minutes explaining the Metro system (very easy btw) and places we really need to get to, he asked for a hug and went on his way. He made my holiday as did the rest of the locals.

  90. I loved camping on the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales, very very windy but a great experience 👍🏻👍🏻

  91. My favourite memory is camping on Anglesey

  92. Our short holiday in Ipswich. such pretty parks, lovely walks and so much family fun :)

  93. Camping in Devon with my Mum, Dad and Nan and a horse breaking into our tent and eating out biscuits

  94. Playing in arcades by the seaside

  95. Camping in the forest of dean and being all cosy while it rained hard outside.

  96. Love devon such a beautiful place to stay

  97. mine was when my mum and dad took us to The Lake District as kids, we always had such a fun and exciting holiday! LOve to go back one day

  98. Just spent a week in dorset, we stayed at rockley Park, visited Poole and Bournemouth and the jurassic Coast!! Loved every minute of it, but I’m currently waiting for back surgery so couldn’t explore as much as I would have liked, I’m looking to book again for May next year where I can make special memories with my partner and 3 children 😊so many lovely places I want to see in Dorset. X

  99. Going to The Lake District and hiring a boat, the weather was gorgeous and we had a lovely meal afterwards.

  100. My favourite memory is my dad parked the car for the night and finding out we had slept on a airplane runway in S Wales

  101. The isle of white, it was the first place me and my hubs went away together

  102. The north York moors

  103. When we were kids and went to Skegness Butlins – I loved the monorail ride

  104. welcome2ourworldblog

    My Holiday’s in Butlins, Minehead growing up. We went every year. We would park at the same spot in the town, have breakfast in the same cafe (Egg & Chips and Strawberry Milkshake was always my choice) Ha-Ha! Before heading to check in. I go now with my children, and sometimes my parents come along too. It smells the same, and gives me the same warming feeling i always got. You forget about the real world for a bit, as you are just in this little happy bubble.

  105. love waking up to those seagulls on the roof

  106. embracingthechaossite

    Holidays by the sea in Cornwall when we were younger.

  107. coming back from South Wales when I was ill and every junction on the motorways we needed were closed due to road works

  108. Marie Rungapadiachy

    My favourite UK memory is visiting Pembrokeshire. A beautiful part of the world.

  109. It has to be travelling along the Pembrokeshire coast in our caravan, it’s beautiful. So much to explore x

  110. We stayed at the enchanted village at Alton towers for my daughters birthday!! It was magical xxxxxxxx

  111. The beautiful landscapes.

  112. My favourite uk travel memory was going to pontins holiday camps when younger. The excitement I got was amazing, can never be replicated now I’m older.

  113. My favourite uk travel memory was Cornwall when child in caravan

  114. We had annual family holidays down to exmouth in Devon. So many memories with my Nan on exmouth beach!

  115. George Worboys Wright

    Playing the 2p machines at the seaside when it was raining!

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