Family-Friendly Glamping Holidays in the UK
The farm nestles under the Purbeck Hills within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a walk through the farm fields and a climb up Nine Barrow Down lead to a spectacular view of Poole Harbour, the coast at Bournemouth, and on a clear day, the Isle of Wight.
Back down by the woods and the streams you’re more than welcome to watch our dairy herd being milked. We’re sure you’ll want to linger on our 156-acre dairy farm, as the woodland we are backed on to is perfect for adventurous play.
You’re welcome to watch our herd being milked and their calves being fed, as we love to pass on our knowledge of dairy farming. We run the farm with a little help from one of our daughters, Issy, who looks after our miniature ponies, a mother and daughter duo called Issy and Lana who are available for grooming sessions. They can’t wait to greet you.
The invigorating sauna and hot tub of our Field Spa attract many group bookings as well as families to this stunning part of Cornwall and with beaches nearby and a microclimate that allows palm trees to grow, nature has truly looked kindly on this part of the world. The active can surf, swim, bike and walk to their heart’s delight, before stocking up on Cornwall’s seafood, cream teas and pasties.
Back at the farm, indulge in Maddy’s delicious dinners, including her Cornish lasagne around the campfire, which one guest said was so good it should be mentioned in the guidebooks! For the prefect family friendly glamping holidays in Penzance, Cornwall look no further than Boswarthen Feather Down Farm!
We could well be Feather Down’s most ‘sporting’ farm – in the relaxed sense of the word of course! As well as pheasant, you’re guaranteed to see any one of our 70 fallow or red deer, making the farm an ideal safari spot. On the Farm Tour you’ll also encounter beef cattle, horses and Kerry Hill sheep.
*Upper Shadymoor is a natural water park, with a brook and 16 pools on our 200 acres. As well as wild swimming and messing about in boats, our water trampoline can be enjoyed under parental supervision – from the nearby hot tub if necessary! You can also fish trout here, and rods and the fly-casting expertise of our son Gregory are both available. (*Charges apply)
And if your holiday involves eating well, you’ll love our game-filled Farm Larder, which stocks our own venison, pigeon, pheasant, duck, rabbit, and Kevan’s ready-cooked meals. There’s also the renowned local gastronomic scene that includes Ludlow’s two Michelin-starred restaurants and gastropubs galore.
Our luxury holiday cottages for families offer privacy and tranquility in gorgeous surroundings whatever the time of year. Each cottage has been beautifully furnished to a very high standard with all amenities as well as little luxury extras that make all the difference. In total the cottages sleep 12 and futons are available if necessary to accommodate larger numbers.
There is a superb indoor heated pool and a wide range of luxury treatments can be arranged in your own cottage. Why not make the most of your stay and enjoy the delicious food available from our chef? Choose from a wonderful range of meals using locally sourced produce and delivered to your cottage.
Pennard Hill is a great base from which to explore Somerset and visit the many attractions within easy reach. We are also very close to Glastonbury Festival and offer fantastic accommodation in our own yurts and tipis over that week.
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These North Cornwall holiday cottages are simply and stylishly decorated, each has its own garden area with barbeque and garden furniture. All cottage accommodation is within a minute's walk from the swimming pool, games room and sandy play area, and within a 5 minute walk from the tranquil duck pond with fire pit and hammocks.
Mayrose Farm is perfect for all ages and stages of life; either enjoy a family, or child friendly holiday, during the school holidays, or visit us out of season for a quiet and relaxing rural escape, or short break with toddlers. You can also book the whole site exclusively as a group, or for family gatherings.
There's also a peaceful camping field limited to 5 pitches, our campsite is separate from the cottages.
From historic sites to natural delights, music festivals and major national events, it is a unique holiday destination.
Family friendly holidays: Hillway Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight
At Hollows Farm we have three yurts and the bell tent and there are two yurts at Seatoller Farm campsite. Both are in Borrowdale, no more than 15min drive from Keswick, which is surrounded, by magnificent mountains and close to the shores of Derwent Water.
It is ideal for families and lovers of the outdoors whether just sitting enjoying views or taking part in the variety of activities nearby.
Locations: Hollows Farm, Grange-in-Borrowdale, Keswick Cumbria CA12 5UQ
Seatoller Farm, Seatoller, Keswick Cumbria CA12 5XN
We offer the newest range of luxury holiday homes in Cornwall. All are fitted to an extremely high standard, equipped with a television, refrigerator, microwave, cooker and a full kitchen inventory. NEW for 2014 – The Gwithian, our new premium home with a 32” flat screen TV in the living room and a 22” flat screen TV in the bedroom. It is a top-of-the-range home with all the home-from-home comforts you would expect. PLUS the NEW Watergate 3-bed Platinum – a luxury premium caravan with an outside decking area.
Tents, Tourers and Glamping
We have 12 fields of spacious touring and camping pitches, well laid out with roads, lighting and water points. Our toilet block facilities are some of the best around and have been awarded the '5* Loo of the Year' award. We also have a glamping Pod village!
Holidays for families: Hendra Holiday Park, Lane, Newquay, Cornwall TR8 4NY
Our contemporary yurts sleep 2-6. They all offer high quality fittings and furniture and a log burner for warmth along with all cooking facilities, solid wooden floor, full size bed or king size in our large yurts and its own outdoor fire pit offering the facility for barbeques. The Contemporary Yurt is topped by a five foot diameter skylight dome giving a light and airy feeling of being part of the great outdoors.
Onsite facilities include:
- Two farm animal pens
- Games field, a zip wire and a woodland adventure course
- Tennis court
- Children's play areas
- The Wood Café - our excellent onsite café serves a wide variety of food and drink from breakfast through to dinner.
We are close to beautiful beaches at Dawlish, Teignmouth, Torquay and Paignton as well as many places of interest for great days out for the whole family.
Address: Gorse Blossom Farm, Staplehill Road, Liverton, South Devon TQ12 6JD
Each spacious safari tent sleeps 6/8 and is tastefully decorated with a subtle beach theme. Beautifully kitted out with a wood burning stove, quality soft furnishings , hot running water, private loo and shower and fluffy duvets on proper comfy beds!
Set just inland from a beautiful private beach with stunning views over the Forth to Fife, the site boasts a farm shop, children’s outdoor toys, BBQ area, campfire facilities and not only has an array of wildlife to spot but has the resident chickens, ducks, bunnies, lambs, ponies and goat!
As well as lots to do on site, the surrounding area offers masses to see and do including walking, cycling, riding, and golfing. The award winning Scottish Seabird Centre is nearby as well as the Museum of Flight and Go Karting Centre.
TripAdvisor review, October 2012: “The memories of seeing our 2.5 year old running around in the morning in jammies, dressing gown and wellies to go and let the chickens out will always make me smile. I can't recommend this place enough and will absolutely be back!”
Don’t just take their word for it – come and experience this fantastic family destination for yourself!
Facilities for families include accommodation ranging from a camping barn with family shower facilities (sleeping twelve) to luxury yurts (each sleeping up to five) and hand built woodland shacks (each sleeping up to seven). Whilst the experience is essentially rustic, creature comforts and luxuries such as quality linen, heating and a hot tub are all part of the package.
Set in 15 acres of fields, with the camping barn and yurt site adjacent to the farmhouse and the woodland shacks nestled into the trees nearby, the Bivouac Swinton site offers families an idyllic setting in which to roam and explore the big outdoors. Facilities include a family shower and toilet facilities, and a dedicated family room within the cafe, leading out to a child friendly garden.
Activities available for families at Bivouac (either on site or on the surrounding Estate) include bike hire, walking, geocache trails and orienteering, climbing, riding and falconry. Organised events include Forest School days, Foraging for wild edible food and Family Cinema nights. Further afield there are Yorkshire castles, abbeys and stately homes to explore such as Bolton Castle, Fountains Abbey and Newby Hall.
The spacious domes sleep up to six.The beds are topped with luxurious, contemporary Welsh blankets and sheepskins. There’s a wood burning stove and huge comfy beanbags that can be used outside on the deck. Two domes also have Wood Fired Hot Tubs for your exclusive use.
Each tipi comfortably sleeps four adults. The futon beds have memory foam toppers and are covered with traditional welsh blankets, throws and sheepskins. To complete the cosy camping experience each also has a stylish wood burning stove that heats the tipi in no time.
We keep our impact on the environment to a minimum. It’s private compost loos and washrooms in the woods plus eco showers with a canopy view.
Camping isn’t complete without a roaring fire. Cook on the open fire using the tripod provided or knock yourself something up on the camping stove in the shared deck kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could possible need.
Then chill out relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility.
Glamping holidays for families at: Dolbedwyn, Newchurch, Kington, Powys Wales HR5 3QQ