Posts by Lois Potter

5 Reasons Why you Should Consider a Staycation

UK staycation

5 reasons why you should consider a staycation! Plus, our top glamping tips.  ‘Staycation’ has been a buzzword and hot topic for a few years now, but the buzz is certainly justified! There is real value and importance to the ideas behind the word ‘staycation’. We have 5 reasons why you should consider a staycation.…

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What’s happening at the Canvas Café in April

Canvas Café April Events

What’s happening at the Canvas Café in April  We’re here to let you know what’s going on this month. You can expect an educational discussion, crafty workshop and an abundance of Easter half term activities. Wednesday 3rdApril – Chinwag Wednesday: Chemical Farming to organic obsessive. This month ‘Chinwag Wednesday’ got off to a flying start…

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Environmental Sustainability – Citi Awards: the Result

In January we were put forward for a Citi Micro-entrepreneurship award, in the environmental sustainability category. Outlined in our previous post. The category focused on people who have created successful small scale businesses with positive impacts on the environment. Country Bumpkin Yurts were considered among a selection of wonderful, inspiring small businesses, who strive to…

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Citi Sustainability Finalist: Why We’re Passionate About Sustainability

Sustainability nominated

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards, in the sustainability category, and even more honoured to have been listed as an “exceptional” finalist. Environmental sustainability is a topic very close to our hearts and something we are always striving to promote and practice. We are proud to be a sustainable…

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Winter Walking and Glamping: Canvas Café Top Tips for Keeping Warm

winter walking

Winter Walking and Glamping: Canvas Café Top Tips for Keeping Warm As you know, we simply love the great outdoors and getting outside for a good walk! We’re particularly fortunate, as the Canvas Café and Country Bumpkin Yurts are located on the border of two beautiful counties (Leicestershire and Northamptonshire) both of which offer a…

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How to Find us – Our Northamptonshire/Leicestershire Location

Northamptonshire Leicestershire

How to find us – A guide to our Northamptonshire/Leicestershire location  A guide to finding Canvas Cafe and Country Bumpkin Yurts, located on the border of Northamptonshire and Leicestershire, near the town of Market Harborough. We often get questions asking how you can find us, and we will admit, it can be a little tricky for…

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The Great Outdoors on our Doorstep – Annual Ramble

The great outdoors

The Great Outdoors is right on our Doorstep, it would be a shame not to appreciate it. This year we decided to make the most of the post-Christmas, pre-new year lull, and turned our hands to hosting an organised ramble in aid of raising money for Jubilee Foodbank. The group met at our Canvas Café…

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Get Cosy: Your Guide to Winter Glamping

Who says glamping is just for summer? This is something we hear a lot, but what could be cosier than snuggling up with a hot water bottle and blanket, log burner roaring and the gentle sounds of the outdoors outside the canvas walls. Far from a wind blown, rain soaked, self-constructed tent, we line our…

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