Introducing Hygge Tipi!


We’re excited to be returning to Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens this Easter with our pop-up tipi café bar and an enticing new theme for the popular Barnsley-based tourist attraction.

After the success of our pop-up cafés in 2016, we’re re-opening between April 8th and 23rd. This time we’d like to not only bring you our great café experience again but also a little bit of sanctuary.

Us Brits have recently embraced the Danish way of living known as Hygge after it became a trend in the winter of 2016. Pronounced “hoo-ga” it derives from a sixteenth-century Norwegian term, hugga, meaning “to comfort” which is related to the English word “hug”. The word was used so often last year it made it into the Oxford Dictionary’s shortlist for Word Of The Year 2016.

But whilst it may be a new phenomenon in our neck of the woods, Hygge is by no means a new thing in the Nordics. Taking pleasure in every day things is a defining characteristic of Danish culture and, I don’t know about you, but I think we could all do with a bit more simple pleasure in our lives.

 "People don't notice whether its winter or summer if they're happy" Tip Teepee Hire quote

Denmark is frequently ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world.   They adopt hygge whole-heartedly at home, at work and outdoors.  It’s a way of life for them; not only during their long winter days, but all year round (certainly not just for December).

Here at Totally Tipi we already have our perfect Scandi-made shelter with its rustic and protective feel and (after all) we’re experts in creating spaces ‘Where Happy Happens’. But to add to this I’ve been enjoying plotting and planning with our little team.

We’re going to bring some key ingredients of Hygge to the table this Easter:-

Atmosphere: think of a level of cosiness and comfort that brings you a feeling of contentment and well-being. You’re surrounded by low level lighting and the twinkle of fairy lights under our warm canvas. Listen to the comforting sound of the crackling fire place.

Girl warming hands on the indoor fire place in a giant tipi

Comfort: help yourself to a book, choose one our secluded nooks, settle on the comfy sofa and relax with your favourite cuppa and indulgent treat. Might we even suggest you switch your phone off? (don’t panic- this won’t be compulsory!)

Family enjoying Hygge Tipi Teepee hot chocolate

Togetherness: bring along family and friends. Play with toys and board games, do jigsaws or simply take your time to sip your favourite cuppa whilst you chat about memories and make plans. Your well-behaved dogs are also very welcome to join you.

Pleasure: you can enjoy good coffee, a selection of teas, delicious food to share and sweet treats- not forgetting our well-loved luxury hot chocolate with whipped cream. And if you’re feeling the holiday vibe then why not enjoy a local ale or a glass of wine whilst you soak up the atmosphere? Oh yes please.

Luxury hot chocolate and sofa with storm lamp in Tipi teepee hire

Has that tickled your fancy? I hope so. Writing this has made me want to reach for a glass of red and get the fire lit…..

Join us every day from 8th to 23rd April between 10am and 5pm.

Hygge Tipi | Café | Bar | Happy Place

Cannon Hall, Museum Park and Gardens S75 4AT

Hope to see you there!

Laura x

P.S- Hygge: It’s not just for Christmas! 

Images by Gavin Joynt, Maryanne ScottJessica J  and PG Designs

Take a look at our previous pop-up events here.