Renew your sense of childish wonder with a holiday at one of these leafy getaways
Garden Village Bled, Slovenia
The kids will think they've died and gone to tree hut heaven staying in one of these charming two-storey lodges. All modern conveniences are catered for, with a kitchenette, a bathroom with shower and two double beds tucked into the cosy space, plus there's an 'adventure hammock net' and a rocking chair on the balcony so you can listen to the rustle of leaves as you enjoy a good book.
Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Park, Portugal
The architecturally-designed slate and wood tree houses in this beautiful park were constructed with sustainability and ecology in mind. The interiors may be stark, but it means there's nothing to detract from the houses' surroundings. A large window at the foot of the bed looks out across the forest, while a second — in the ceiling — allows visitors to star-gaze from their pillows.
Red Kite Tree Tent, Wales
If you like camping this spot will appeal. The lightweight, spherical tent suspended above the ground can accommodate up to two people and is accessed via a private bridge which crosses a stream. As with traditional camping, the ablutions are elsewhere, but if you really want to sleep in the trees, you won't find a better place.
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The Tree House at Lake Cleveleymere, England
For those who want a bit more space and luxury from their tree-top experience, this stilt-raised house in Lancashire should fit the bill. Set among the trees on the banks of a beautiful lake, it features its own pier and boat and is accessible via a rope swing bridge. A top-of-the-line kitchen means families can easily refuel following their outdoor adventures.
This Scandinavian hotel takes tree-top dwelling to the next level, offering seven different tree rooms for guests to choose from. Each room features underfloor heating powered by locally-supplied green hydroelectric power and free WiFi. Sustainability was a key focus for the owners when planning their hotel and the architecturally-designed rooms that resemble a UFO, a bird's nest and a cone which changes colour, have cemented the remote spot's popularity.