My boyfriend Oli and I were not too sure what to expect from our stay at this unique woodland camp, and as we headed back to normality the following morning, the night before seemed so surreal that we were still not quite sure it had actually happened!

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An eccentric cross between Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and children’s classics The BFG and The Folk of the Faraway Tree, Time Circus’s AirHotel offers a theatrical experience like no other.

From the moment we arrived, we became an integral part of the AirHotel team’s fantasy land, as the dreamy characters took us on a meandering wander around their strange surroundings and welcomed us into their magical world.

Our home for the night was El Ambassador, a slick-looking two-person cocoon that appeared to be floating in mid-air.

It was accessed via a trapdoor and, once inside, this space-age pod’s glass ceiling meant that we were able to enjoy beautiful views of the trees and the starry night sky while the wind gently rocked the pod which was suspended from trees by cables.

The whole AirHotel experience – from climbing into our crazy accommodation by torchlight to joining in with a sweet dream ritual before bed to sizzling in the Big Fat Hot Madre sauna at the wellness machine – was one of the strangest things we had ever done and also a huge amount of fun.

Enchanting, enthralling, disorientating – our time at the AirHotel was an extremely bizarre experience we will be talking about for a long time to come.

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  • Really? I'm guessing you are a long, long way from your youth Daisy. Glad to see you have a view, but honestly if you think times don't change and new ideas are not valued then you are sorely mistaken. As for grown men and women acting like children - did you miss Peter Pan? We never really grow up - most people don't rush to do this. As for impact on wildlife, this is a fair point. In order to fairly assess your concern I calculated the impact as follows: Holt Hall - 35 Hectares of Ancient Woodland (350,000sqm) minus 1 x Ambassador Air Hotel (8.16sqm) = 349,991.84sqm. Thus, the impact is virtually zero.

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    Eye of Providence

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012

  • Really? I'm guessing you are a long, long way from your youth Daisy. Glad to see you have a view, but honestly if you think times don't change and new ideas are not valued then you are sorely mistaken. As for grown men and women acting like children - did you miss Peter Pan? We never really grow up - most people don't rush to do this. As for impact on wildlife, this is a fair point. In order to fairly assess your concern I calculated the impact as follows: Holt Hall - 35 Hectares of Ancient Woodland (350,000sqm) minus 1 x Ambassador Air Hotel (8.16sqm) = 349,991.84sqm. Thus, the impact is virtually zero.

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    Eye of Providence

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012

  • Bet all the birds trying to nest and raise fledglings in the wood just loved this. Last time I saw Holt Hall Wood it was as part of the education centre and being used to introduce children to the beauty of woodland and to teach them about the ecology, the plants trees and birds and allowing them to enjoy being out in the countryside and find things like wind flowers for the first time. Not for grown men and women to act like children whilst disturbing the wildlife at the peak of nesting time. Symptomatic of the way nitwits run things these days.

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    Daisy Roots

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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