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A Bedfordshire glamping holiday with Feather Down will be a rejuvenating experience for all. It offers an eclectic range of delights, from hiking through scenic hills to unwinding in a country pub. Visit the numerous landmarks and tourist attractions or just relax at the fantastic glamping site, New Barn Farm. The farm is located near Carlton and is just a 35-minute train ride from London.

Time to relax and be in the moment

Bedfordshire is overflowing with beautiful countryside, the perfect place to find some peace and quiet. Marston Vale is part rich woodland and part environmental project, created to regenerate land marred by industrialisation. Elsewhere, you can enjoy stunning views of southern England from the magnificent Dunstable Downs in the Chiltern Hills.

A county steeped in history

Bedfordshire is rich in historical landmarks, and there’s plenty to intrigue whether you have a passing or passionate interest in history. The Glenn Miller Museum in particular is is well worth a visit. It’s built in place where the legendary WWII bandleader gave his last concert before boarding a plane that mysteriously disappeared. The majestic estate of Luton Hoo also has a storied past, and has even appeared in classic films such as Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Inky sky and twinkling stars

This beloved glamping destination is closer than you think – just 30 minutes’ drive from the M1. The farm is nestled in the Ouse valley, so there’s an abundance of natural life all around. The smog and noise of the city should feel a million miles away as you breathe the clean country air. Experience farm life with goats, pigs, ponies, horses, donkey, chickens and ducks. A holiday in Bedfordshire, with its walking trails and abundant woodland, is a true adventure in the countryside.

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  • The bike ride we went on was great

    From14-05-2018
    at New Barn Farm
    Miss Siegwart (10.0 )

    We really enjoyed a morning in Olney - make sure you book in advance if you want to eat there

    From30-03-2018
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs Yates (10.0 )

    We stayed on the farm, the kids played with the rabbits and hired bikes. Find the hidden swings in the forest!

    From27-10-2017
    at New Barn Farm
    Ms Shiell (10.0 )
  • stay on the farm!

    From29-09-2017
    at New Barn Farm
    Ms. Wells (10.0 )

    We didn't leave the farm!

    From01-09-2017
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs Gowland (8.8 )

    We only left the farm once to meet family in Oxford. There was plenty to do on the farm and all the children loved running around and playing together.

    From28-08-2017
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs Kettle (10.0 )
  • There was enough on-site to keep the children amused

    From28-08-2017
    at New Barn Farm
    Miss Dear (10.0 )

    Plan to do as little as poss me and leave the car. Explore the woods and embrace the slower pace of life

    From25-08-2017
    at New Barn Farm
    Dr Sullivan (10.0 )

    We didn't leave the farm

    From21-08-2017
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Medcalf (10.0 )
  • Enjoy being on the farm! We went to an event at the Santa Pod Raceway but the kids really didn't want to leave the farm!! We had guinea pigs for the weekend kids loved looking after them. Pizza nights a must!!

    From18-08-2017
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs Brogden (10.0 )

    Country Park in Harrold, local walks and cycling trails

    From18-08-2017
    at New Barn Farm
    Ms. Brown (10.0 )

    No, as we spent nearly all our time relaxing in our tent!

    From07-08-2017
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs Wright (10.0 )
  • Bletchley Park was a good outing on our second day of torrential rain! The children (aged 6 and 9) really enjoyed it.

    From07-08-2017
    at New Barn Farm
    Ms. Wicks (10.0 )

    Box Hill Water Park

    From04-08-2017
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs Giusti (10.0 )

    Olney's lovely plus Harrold country park for a walk, bird watching, cuppa.

    From04-08-2017
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs Marquis (10.0 )
  • Walking routes are really good.

    From26-05-2017
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs Kennedy (8.8 )

    Local country park very close. Easy family fun there with great café. Spent the day at Whipsnade Zoo on the way home. Great day out.

    From21-10-2016
    at New Barn Farm
    Stevenson (10 )

    Local country park very close. Easy family fun there with great café. Spent the day at Whipsnade Zoo on the way home. Great day out.

    From21-10-2016
    at New Barn Farm
    Dr. Stevenson (10.0 )
  • Twinwoods activity centre - indoor sky diving

    From27-09-2016
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Moorhouse (10 )

    Twinwoods activity centre - indoor sky diving

    From26-09-2016
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Moorhouse (10.0 )

    We would recommend the Three Fishes Pub in Turvey for a good familly lunch in attractive surroundings.

    From12-08-2016
    at New Barn Farm
    Mr. West (8.8 )
  • Really good lunch at the Turvey Arms.

    From12-08-2016
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Kilroy (10 )

    We would recommend the Three Fishes Pub in Turvey for a good familly lunch in attractive surroundings.

    From12-08-2016
    at New Barn Farm
    West (8.8 )

    Will and Hannah's tractor ride is a must. We also enjoyed a lovely walk along the Bunyan trail, taking in the River Ouse.

    From05-08-2016
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Mcquillan (10 )
  • Harrold-Odell Country Park is lovely, and Tea-Zels is a great place for a cake or light lunch. The surrounding area is really pretty and there are some lovely village pubs dotted around in the nearby villages.

    From05-08-2016
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Doyle (10 )

    We didn't leave the local area, the farm catered for all the kids needs, plenty of swings, trikes and animals to play with. We enjoyed some long walks round the nearby fields. Everything we needed was right there on the doorstep.

    From17-06-2016
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Calvert (10.0 )

    the dairy farm tour was a superb 1.5 hours when the weather was poor

    From30-05-2016
    at New Barn Farm
    Mr. Hardy (10.0 )
  • the dairy farm tour was a superb 1.5 hours when the weather was poor

    From30-05-2016
    at New Barn Farm
    Mr. Hardy (10.0 )

    Only to maybe wear trousers if going for walks or cycle rides - they are great fun but we've come home with rashes, bites etc.

    From27-05-2016
    at New Barn Farm
    Mevr. Cousins (10.0 )

    relax, enjoy and switch off the electronics and live in the moment. Light the campfire, have big, hearty farm breakfasts, go for walks, feed the lambs and get dirty!

    From29-04-2016
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Ibison (10.0 )
  • Bring blankets and thermal underwear if you come at Easter

    From08-04-2016
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Clemmett (8.8 )

    The walks that Hannah and will have mapped out are very good and the honesty shop is great . There's pretty much all you need there and a local shop in the village for anything they don't have. The small animals area is great for little ones and my girls loved the pony gromming session. Pizza night was a great opportunity to eat with the other families on site and the pizza was delish . Really enjoyed cooking on the stove and outside using the campsite grill . Our hosts were really welcoming and helpful , even taking us too and from the tent on occasions

    From01-04-2016
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Bell (10.0 )

    We enjoyed the farm animals. My daughter (6 years old) and son (10 years old) loved the horse grooming experience. There are lovely walks around the farm and the rope swing in the wooded area was a big hit.

    From25-03-2016
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Morris (10.0 )
  • We enjoyed the farm animals. My daughter (6 years old) and son (10 years old) loved the horse grooming experience. There are lovely walks around the farm and the rope swing in the wooded area was a big hit.

    From25-03-2016
    at New Barn Farm
    Morris (10 )

    Avoid legoland!

    From18-09-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Miss Davies (10.0 )

    definately more lights needed we took 6 extra camping lights per lodge and still it was very dark

    From18-09-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Maroudias (8.8 )
  • definately more lights needed we took 6 extra camping lights per lodge and still it was very dark

    From18-09-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Maroudias (8.8 )

    Take your wellies

    From04-09-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Dean (10.0 )

    To be honest everything we needed was at the farm that there was no need to go anywhere else!

    From04-09-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Gilbert (10.0 )
  • We spent the majority of our time on the farm as there was so much to do but we did spend one afternoon at the local dairy farm which Hannah arranged for us - a really worthwhile and entertaining trip to take.

    From01-09-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Munsch (10.0 )

    We spent the majority of our time on the farm as there was so much to do but we did spend one afternoon at the local dairy farm which Hannah arranged for us - a really worthwhile and entertaining trip to take.

    From01-09-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Munsch (10 )

    Don't take any food, Hannah can provide pretty much everything!The local pub was great (had a beer festival on with live music the weekend we were there)

    From28-08-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Evans (10.0 )
  • Don't take any food, Hannah can provide pretty much everything! The local pub was great (had a beer festival on with live music the weekend we were there)

    From28-08-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Evans (10 )

    Don't take any food, Hannah can provide pretty much everything! The local pub was great (had a beer festival on with live music the weekend we were there)

    From28-08-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Evans (10.0 )

    The Farm Tour as my children thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

    From17-08-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Poulson (10.0 )
  • The Farm Tour as my children thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

    From17-08-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Poulson (10 )

    This is a comment to Feather Dawn as there is no space in this survey to add additional message - strange... The communal shower were very far away from our tent. We would suggest adding a couple of shower closer to the tents at the bottom.

    From17-08-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Nacamulli (10.0 )

    The Farm Tour as my children thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

    From17-08-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Poulson (10.0 )
  • Hire the bikes and tour around the local villages, a lovely paddling spot in Felmersham, have a pub lunch, the farm tour is really educational.

    From07-08-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Ashton (10.0 )

    Don`t fill your days.. just relax and enjoy you and your family in the surroundings

    From27-07-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Dingwall (10.0 )

    For the 2 days we were there, the children were very happy playing on site, at the farm, in the wood, collecting eggs.

    From19-06-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Etchell (10.0 )
  • For the 2 days we were there, the children were very happy playing on site, at the farm, in the wood, collecting eggs.

    From19-06-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Etchell (10 )

    For the 2 days we were there, the children were very happy playing on site, at the farm, in the wood, collecting eggs.

    From19-06-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Etchell (10.0 )

    The Harrold Odell Country Park is beautifully landscaped and also has a great cafe - nearby and good for breakfast! Olney is an interesting town, well worth browsing around. Market day is Thursday. The museum is small but also worth a look, with a lovely garden.

    From15-06-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Nicolas (8.8 )
  • The Harrold Odell Country Park is beautifully landscaped and also has a great cafe - nearby and good for breakfast! Olney is an interesting town, well worth browsing around. Market day is Thursday. The museum is small but also worth a look, with a lovely garden.

    From15-06-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Nicolas (8.8 )

    Definitely visit the local Dairy Farm - Hayden the farmer did a wonderful tour and the highlight was the children being able to have a go at milking the cows - educational for parents and children!

    From29-05-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Morgan (10.0 )

    Our two children loved the dairy visit, definitely well worth doing.

    From22-05-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Mr. Lewis (10.0 )
  • No-Will and Hannah's information was very comprehensive!

    From22-05-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Hayes (10.0 )

    Local pub(excellent beer!)_x000D_ Walks through bluebell woods.

    From01-05-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Mevr. Evans (10.0 )

    We had so much fun on the farm that we have not left for a single walk to the countryside not village.

    From24-04-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Grygiel (10.0 )
  • We had Sunday lunch at Ye three fyshes in Turvey which was delicious and the place is child friendly. Harrold country park is well worth a visit. We went further afield to Tring which is a must for natural history enthusiasts.

    From10-04-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Ms. Groves (10.0 )

    We took the children horse riding at a stables Hannah knows which was good except they only had two horses for three children which was a shame but they enjoyed it otherwise we just stayed on the farm as the children were happy there.

    From07-04-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Bluck (10.0 )

    To be honest the farm itself was so lovely we didn't want to leave it. We spent one afternoon at Harold-Odell country park which was very nice but I think the kids would have been happier staying on the farm.

    From07-04-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Wicks (10.0 )
  • Didn't want to drive far once we'd got there so stayed on the farm most of the time.

    From03-04-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Mason (8.8 )

    We didn't leave the farm! Lovely walks from the farm.

    From03-04-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Dr. Elston (10.0 )

    A visit to a local dairy farm is an absolute must see. It was great for both adults and children. Order food on first night and enjoy pizza on Saturday. Take hot water bottles and a camping stove for a quick cup of tea or make pancakes.

    From03-04-2015
    at New Barn Farm
    Dr. Welch (10.0 )
  • Make sure you understand the vast amount of local activities inc walks and all of the lovely animals..no need to venture far to keep entertained.

    From10-10-2014
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Threader (10.0 )

    Do not miss the Pizza evening - absolutely the best we have ever eaten!

    From03-10-2014
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Dalling (10.0 )

    We live locally so we didn't feel the need to venture out but top tips include:_x000D_ Harold & Odell Country Park & cafe_x000D_ Emmaus village in Carlton for a spot of second hand shopping with a lovely bistro_x000D_ Shopping in Olney and afternoon tea at Teapots_x000D_ Pub meals at The Prince of Wales in Bromham, good value hearty meals

    From05-09-2014
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Trueman (10.0 )
  • Lots of lovely walks right from the farm. We went to Northampton and Lamport Railway on the rainy day.

    From22-08-2014
    at New Barn Farm
    Dr. Naunton (10.0 )

    Visit the dairy farm and milk a cow! _x000D_ Harrold park is good and only 5 minutes down the road._x000D_ Delicious pizza's on pizza night._x000D_ Bring some extra fire lighters, lanterns and a flask to fill with hot water.

    From11-08-2014
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Gordon (10.0 )

    Visited Wrest Park which was very good.

    From11-08-2014
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Corrigan (10.0 )
  • Olney the local small town is nice for a few hours

    From08-08-2014
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Marquis (10.0 )

    Go swimming in the nearby river (there are at least two beautiful locations). We were also able to go to the local horse trials and dog show which was excellent.

    From25-07-2014
    at New Barn Farm
    Mr. Harris (10.0 )

    We enjoyed the farm so much we didn't leave the farm all weekend so didn't visit anything locally.

    From11-07-2014
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Green (10.0 )
  • The pizza night was even better than expected so well worth doing. If the farmers put on a cooked breakfast we'd definitely have taken them up on it! We opted to have chickens by the tent, they were a huge hit with the children and we got a few eggs too. The "extras" were great for older kid but maybe there could be a few options for pre-schoolers - a trip around the farm on the "mule" or an egg hunt etc. However, there was plenty of fun to be had without these added options.

    From27-06-2014
    at New Barn Farm
    Mrs. Loades (10.0 )
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