Judith Heyburn, mum to Maddie 5yrs and Scarlett 3yrs booked a glamping holiday in the UK this summer with Feather Down Farm Days at Manor Farm, Hampshire.
At SandyPants we love the idea of glamping and so we asked her how it went and if Judith would recommend it.
We stayed in the most amazing tent in a field on the farm, looking out at the sheep, with chickens roaming in and out of it. Our home for the week had mains water, a toilet, kitchen area, dining table and three different areas to sleep – bags of space and bags of charm !
Was it what you expected?
To be honest it exceeded my expectations, it was a great mix of being comfortable but still camping. We were all so relaxed.
What made you decide to book a glamping holiday?
I liked the idea of having the freedom of being in the countryside, without the discomfort of a traditional tent. My friend had been to another Feather Down Farm and had really enjoyed it, so we thought it would be fun to take two tents next to each other. The site was very well set up for groups staying together and for individual families.
What did you do in the day?
Each morning the children fed the pigs and collected the eggs from the chicken coop, helped with changing the fire wood and the chillers for the cool box. When the weather was good they were happy to play on the farm and in the tents, and when it wasn't there were plenty of attractions within a short drive.
The best part?
Toasting marshmallows and singing songs around the campfire, cooking homemade pizza in the outdoor pizza oven, and just watching the sun set from inside the tent.
The worst part?
Waking up and having to wait for the fire I built each morning in the wood burning stove to get hot enough to boil a kettle. Until I discovered the cappuccino machine in the honesty shop – just a quick dash across the field in my PJs !
Would you recommend it, or go again?
Most definitely – I am already looking at which Feather Down Farm to choose for next year.