Feather Down Farms is delighted to bring you the lush countryside of one of England’s most beautiful counties, for a Lancashire glamping getaway. Discover the Pennines, the magnificent coastline and many other attractions. This is a family holiday that takes you back to nature, ensconced in the comfort of our famous tents. Each sleeps up to five adults plus one child under the age of 12. What could be better than waking after a restful sleep in a warm and cosy bed, to the gentle sounds of bird song? It’s waiting for you on a Feather Down Farm in Lancashire.
Lancashire is full of delights to explore. On our farms, you will be within easy reach of the finest country walks in England. Step inside Tolkein’s imagination in the Forest of Bowland, the inspiration for The Hobbit. Another fascinating day out is Hoghton Tower, a fortified country house.
Feather Down has built an enviable reputation for unique family holidays, from our first farms in the Netherlands ten years ago. Glamping gives you real freedom. It creates the feeling that you have your own special part of the idyllic countryside. If you want to step back into the buzz of the city, Blackpool with its famous pleasure beach is only a short drive away. Get ready to plan a wonderful family holiday that you will never forget, exploring Lancashire from your luxury camping Feather Down Farm tent.
Canvas Frills Lodge
Canvas Frills Lodge sep shower with hot tub
Cows and/or calves
Close to the beach
Close to forest
Daily fresh bread
Canvas Frills Lodge sep shower with hot tub
Close to forest
Near a river or lake
PLenty of places for walkers , in warmer weather paddling or swimming in the stream / river on site . Proximity to several locations Lancaster, Morecambe , Fleetwood , Blackpool & southern extremities of the Lakes. The Fleece pub locally very good & worth a visit & child friendly too. Check when booking that no music festivals taking place in adjacent fields !!
Wallings ice cream parlour The farm treasure hunt
There is a board on the farm with a list of local places to visit if you want to leave the farm for the day.
The Barn at Scorton was great for breakfast and we loved the tour of Lancaster Castle which was a prison until quite recently. Other than that our children just wanted to stay at the tents and play.
The Fleece up the road is great for a beer and food with a very good play are for kids. Plenty of space on the farm so no need to go far. Great walking and cycling locally and some terrific eateries not too far away.
The treasure trail was a lovely walk around the local area. We also visited Arnside which was a quaint seaside town with lovely shops to browse. Also not too far for a day trip to the Lake District so all in all a great location. Equally lovely just to relax on the farm and watch the world go by!
We loved the treasure hunt and had a lovely lunch at local pub (5 min drive), the fleece inn.
Happy Mount Park Morecambe ideal for kids under 8.
Children loved visiting the stream and having a great visit around the animals.
Trough Road through the Forest of Bowland was something else. Amazing! and the Treasure Hunt from the Farm was a really fun way to spend an afternoon.
We enjoyed the treasure hunt which took us on a scenic walk around Dolphinholme.
Candle light on dark days and evenings is poor we took a gas camping light with us and a single burning gas stove in case you needed to cook something quicker than the log burner could cope with. There needs to be more light in the toilet .
head to Wallings Ice Cream Parlour...............ice cream to die for!
Take lots of sweetcorn, lettuce and baked potatoes to hand feed the very greedy tame goose. The Apple store café is great but gets very busy.
The river at the bottom of the field is super. Take fishing rods and bucket and spades. When the river is low you could play in a blow up boat. The barn at scorton is lovely for lunch, kid and dog friendly.
Treasure Hunt was very good fun. Takes a couple of hours but gets you out and about. The Fleece Inn Pub was also fantastic - welcoming for those with dogs, great play area and garden outside for the kids, lovely inside and good food. Also has a little shop.
The Barn at Scorton is great for food and dog friendly. The cakes are amazing!
Historic Lancaster nearby, Blackpool pleasure beach and Lytham St Anne's.
Lots to see and do around and at your camp.
Lovely walk to have lunch at the Fleece Inn.
Nicky nook a must Cafe a must Swim in the lake a must
we drove to the trough of bowland which was beautiful, we also had an afternoon tea at the applestore cafe which was gorgeous
Dewlay's Cheese Farm was well worth the visit. Spent ages watching them make cheese and bought some fayre there afterwards. It's only 10 minutes away in the car. We also did a beautiful two hour walk with the kids around Scorton. We saw two hares, a stoat and lots of lambs. The Applestore cafe on site at Wyresdale Hall was great for breakfast in the morning (not open Mondays and Tuesdays). The local fell, Nicky Nook, had fantastic views and the kids had no problems getting to the top. We also drove around the top of the Trough of Bowland to get to the Wild Boar Farm near Chipping. Also a firm favourite due to the tractor rides, hay bale barn and sheer variety of animals. The landscape on the way there is breathtaking. Lancashire at its best.
Nicky Nook is a great short but worthwhile walk
Bring hot water bottles and extra blankets in cold weather which we did and we were warm at night. The Fleece pub has excellent beer and food and was not too far to walk from the farm. The treasure hunt is ingenious and well worth doing.
Go to the Apple store cafe it is a must!
Don't be impatient with the hot tub - it really does take 3 to 4 hours to get properly hot. Try and do the walk up Nicky Nook fell as the views are amazing.Garstang is a lovely market town and you can stock up on foodie treats at Booths supermarket.
We walked up Nicky Nook for great views and the estate cafe is great.
The girls loved Blackpool and to eat out the fleece inn takes dogs and has good food. The plough inn on the way to the motorway also does good food .
Fleece inn served lovely food. Good shopping in Lancaster.
The shower block needs a good clean & the showers could do with being repaired (parts of the shower were loose & dirty) the showers weren't very powerful & the appearance & cleanliness were poor. A plug point for hairdrys would be good.
No, we didn't leave the farm all weekend!
Lancaster castle was brilliant
We made the most of the site during our stay. The food and cake at the cafe were delicious.
We spent most of our long weekend happily entertained on the farm. Treasure hunt good fun but dress for mud, nettles and brambles!Inn at Whitewell food delicious. Wild Boar Park worth a visit with a young family.
Go to lake Windermere it's beautiful make sure you are shown the honesty shop when u get there
The walk at Nicky Nook is lovely and definitely worth doing.
Try to get to Dunsop Bridge to find the centre of the UK. There is also a very expensive but very welcome attended petrol station there if you are short if fuel.
It's definitely worth going to the Apple Store cafe in the walled garden in the estate. We also had a lovely time in Arnside, which is about a 45 min driver away near Morecambe Bay. There's no honesty shop, but there is a Spa with most things that you would need just a short walk away in Scorton village.
Embrace the experience fully
Take a swim in the lake. Not as cold as it seems!
I would recommend going to Blackpool near the tower, it was something I wasn't keen on until I went when I had a lovely time. I was disappointed with Morecimbe though
There are many places of interest for both children and adults locally, but we stay mainly on site. The children enjoy helping to prepare and cook the food.
No but there were no maps for walks at the hall as the website said!
Farm kept us interested for the two days totally,visited pub for tea one night .
We spent a lot of our time at the farm. Lancaster is a nice city, otherwise we didn't venture anywhere.
Enjoyed the walk climbing to the top of Nicky Nook. Wonderful views.
Walked to Garstang, only an hour walk. Great pubs and plenty of eateries to chose from. Scorton itself has only one pub / restaurant, however it was very nice, and conveniently located from the camp site.
The Farm tour and Pizza oven are both great. make sure to go in the river even if just your feet get wet.
Just chill & relax
The treasure trail really is worth doing - great fun and no steep bits! Having a drive out through the Trough of Bowland was also stunning even in the rain!
We took a drive into Lancaster which is only 15mins away and visited Williamson park which has a butterfly/ reptile house and a nice cafe for lunch, we also went into morecambe - 30 mins away the beach was lovely and had a nice lunch in a new cafe out on the stone jetty.
Definitely do the treasure hunt trail - it's a beautiful walk and the clues keep the children interested. We made the mistake of driving to Lake Windermere - along with everyone else on the planet. Our advice would be to stay local and enjoy the amazing scenery, beautiful wildflowers and great pubs (special mention to the Bay Horse).
we enjoyed the treasure hunt
We didn't leave the farm as the kids were completely happy!
Farm treasure hunt very good. Loved just being on site and relishing in the freedom of the camp so didn't feel the need to go anywhere else! Hot pot supper on arrival excellent, also good evening - pizza evening. Playbarn a hit!
Maybe blankets provided_x000D_ Magazines / books to borrow or purchase
even if the weather is good bring extra warm clothing as it is cold during the night. Barbara and John at the farm were very welcoming and the farm tour was entertaining
fleece inn for food and drinks was lovely
Lake district national park is only short drive away. We walked up near Grasmere and Coniston, both easy drives from the farm.
Treasure trail from farm shop was excellent.
Have a go at the treasure hunt - we went as a large group and it got us to explore the area more than we would otherwise have done. Take a wetsuit if you want to go into the stream as it gets a bit cold but great fun.
Booths Garstang, Barton Grange, Applestore Cafe (on site).
The Ã‚Â Apple store cafe is well worth a visit for a cracking breakfast or cream tea and my son says their carrot cake is better than mine, so that's a thumbs-up from him!_x000D_ Ã‚Â
Inn at whitewell was very good.
The treasure hunt was fantastic and kept the kids entertained for hours, head down to the river that runs around the farm too, it's beautiful and if the weather is warm enough it's perfect to take a dip!
Lots of places to go walking with stunning views. The lovely nearby village of Scorton was friendly and welcoming.
Apple Store Cafe (on site) was excellent and taking a boat on the lake was lovely and relaxing.
Butterfly house at Lancaster is a tret.
heysham beach if you have a dog_x000D_ _x000D_ do the dolphinholme house treasure hunt a wonderful way to see the local area
We enjoyed the museum in Lancaster but mostly liked to explore the lake and park. Hire a boat and relax
The Fleece Inn and the Plough excellent for food and welcoming for children. Make use of all the lovely walks in the area. Don't take too much food as the honesty shop is well supplied with lovely local meats (bacon, chicken, lamb burgers, sausages ect)and also all the basics you need.
Our kids don't want to leave to be honest they love being there but we went to Lancaster castle to see the prison and dungeons and they enjoyed that
Worth visiting Lancaster . A visit to the Haverthwaite steam railway is definitely worth it if you like trains and Wonderful Lakeland scenery. If the weather is nice then Morecambe bay has lovely beaches. The local arear around the campsite w a lovely and there were some good walks which the farmer had good knowledge of
The Priory restaurant was a real surprise, smart with brilliant service, yet very reasonable prices and more than happy to accommodate us, our four young children, the family dog and all of us in our wellies!_x000D_ Make the most of the lake and the boat hire available, our children couldn't get enough of it and not a tv or computer in site!
We had a lovely meal at the restaurant in town - Stouts.
The South Lakes are only approx 35 minute drive away up the M6. Park at Lakeside (the south end of Windermere and catch the boat up the lake. To park the car for over 3 hours up to 10 costs Ã‚Â£3.50 and the boat is Ã‚Â£10.50 per adult, Ã‚Â£6.50 for children.
Wallings ice cream is lovely. The Barn in Scorton is great for families with children and dogs. We didn't leave site much, choosing to swim and row in the lake.
The Fleece in nearby was great for food.
The treasure hunt was brilliant but listen to the farmers updates where some clues have moved! Bring suitable shoes for playing in the stream.
Enjoy the gorgeous countryside walks!
Bring lots of games you can play outside as there is a lovely big field which even has goal posts & a basketball hoop.
Easy travelling to Morecombe for a play on the slot machines and an ice cream._x000D_ We visited Lakeland MaizeMaze (30 min drive away) which had a huge maze and lots of other things to amuse the kids... Tractor ride, animal feeding, touch and feel the animals, indoor soft play area, go cart rides, bouncy slide, trampolines and lots more all for 1 entry fee.
Take plenty of torches as the tents are really dark. Make sure you take towels as the farm had no bath tiles and had to make do with hand towels for the whole time. Plenty to see and do around the area. Easy to navigate the country roads.
South lakes including cartmel we discovered the famous sticky toffee pudding cooks on the stove top!! _x000D_ Ingleton falls and the bowland visitor centre for walks. _x000D_ Scorton and garstang both fabulous little places with excellent foodie provisions!
We spent pretty much the whole time on the farm, our boys had lots of freedom which they loved and we soaked in the views and managed to get some restful time reading and chatting without the disturbances of everyday life!
Don't have the tent we had. You have to travel 40 from this site to go to the Lakes so if looking to spend time there I would suggest going to a different site.
The location of this farm is stunning, so it's well worth doing the treasure hunt to explore the surroundings. We also visited Garstang and a Great Eccleston. _x000D_ But, if it's a relaxing break you're after, you don't really need to leave the farm much at all. There is plenty of space for the kids to run free, a play barn for them to use and a river which runs through the farm and has a rope swing attached to a tree. We arrived armed with outdoor games/toys and also board games - more of which can be found in the honesty shop - so we were never at a loose end.
sit back and slow down!!
The Treasure hunt is well worth doing. Arnside is beautiful but beware of the tide times. The nearby bay horse was great for food and catered a 3 course Sunday lunch for 23 in the garden without a murmur.
to spend an afternoon doing the treasure hunt