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Sun 6th June 2010
Overnight in the new Octopads at Longleat

Wake up to the sound of lions roaring or wolves howling with the NEW family campsite at Longleat in Wiltshire

This isn't any old campsite however as Longleat will be providing the accommodation; all you need to do is turn up with your bedding, crockery, cutlery and what you'll need for your two-night/three-night stay! Longleat is even including Passport Tickets for up to 2 adults and 2 children within the price, to ensure summer fun for all the family!

There will be two options on offer to visitors. The Longleat Octopad with its funky brightly coloured wooden walls, raised painted wooden floor and canvas roof is definitely the best option for people looking for that bit more comfort. It includes a double bed plus 2 single beds to accommodate a family of four, along with a table, chairs and rugs.

The second package meanwhile is the Longleat Bell Tent. Offering a much more traditional camping experience with four camp beds, a groundsheet, picnic chairs and a small table, the Longleat Bell Tent will give visitors a really exciting yet safe introduction to camping under canvas... no more late nights for dad as he struggles with the tent pegs!

The Octopads and Bell Tents will be pitched on a field known as '40 acres' just behind the attractions and within easy reach of the Safari Park. All guests will have access to the onsite showers and toilet facilities as well as the option to use the communal barbeque area or take up special catering packages in the Wessex Pavilion.

Packages are available from July 30 to August 26 2010 inclusive and will be offered on a 2-night or 3-night stay.

Jo Sparrow Marketing and Events Manager at Longleat said: "I am truly excited by this new venture and can't wait to see visitors faces when they see the Octopads and Bell Tents for themselves. We have really aimed for kid appeal with the campsite and the bright colours and funky look really does offer this in bucket loads.

Jo added "The joy of camping at Longleat is that there is plenty of entertainment on tap during the day with entry to the Safari Park, Longleat House, Hedge Maze and more included with the Passport Ticket whilst in the evening, guests will have access to the 900 acres of stunning Capability Brown landscaped parkland for walking, cycling or just simply having fun!

The two and three night packages start from £200 and include up to 2 adult and 2 child Passport Tickets. Further details can be found on the Longleat website from Wednesday 26 May 2010.