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A relaxing family holiday in Shropshire

Book a relaxing and restorative Shropshire glamping getaway. This is one of the most picturesque parts of the UK, and the perfect backdrop to a special family holiday.

A setting that will appeal to every member of the family

It can be difficult to find a way to please the whole family, but luxury camping in the heart of Shropshire might just be the way to do it. You’ll stay in stylish accommodation on a real working farm! Proximity to nature is juxtaposed with the luxury of a spacious tent with real flooring, a kitchen area with running water and a proper flushing toilet. It’s the perfect base from which to explore all the delights that Shropshire has to offer.

See local attractions or relax back on the farm

There’s plenty to do at our Shropshire glamping locations, Upper Shadymoor and Acton Scott. Upper Shadymoor is a paradise for animal loving children, with ponies to groom and friendly farm dogs to run about with. As a collection location, Acton Scott offers something a little different from other Feather Down sites. Here, it’s all about relaxing and getting back to nature. Beyond the farm, visit the pretty town of Owestry, which is close to the Welsh border. A little further afield is the county capital of Shrewsbury, the birthplace of Charles Darwin, which boasts impressive medieval architecture. The county is also known for its fine local produce. Particularly welcome at the end of a busy day are ales from the Joules Brewery in Market Drayton or the fine Lion’s Tail micro brewery in Cheswardine. See Shrewsbury Castle and St. Chad’s Church or pick up fresh produce at the town’s market hall to enjoy al fresco meals back at your luxurious tent. Get ready to plan a wonderful family holiday that you will never forget.

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Shropshire, Customer reviews

  • Places to eat out locally were difficult to find. Although Green Dragon in Little Stretton was friendly, good food, allows dogs and has a kids park area.

    From 25-08-2017
    at Acton Scott
    Mrs Wood (8.8)

    British Ironworks

    From 21-08-2017
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mr Madden (8.8)

    Definitely go and see the Carding Mill Valley in Long Mynd but Google the correct Satnav postcode, as you will probably get lost! Powis Castle was lovely, about an hr drive away in Wales. On site, we loved the 1hr introductory walk with Kevan and the Secret Shadymore for kids was excellent. The onsite water package is quite expensive at £95/3hrs but if you can canoe confidently, like swimming in open water and enjoy a hot tub/water trampoline then go for it! Bring your own life jackets if you can as those onsite were in a bad condition and need replacing.

    From 14-08-2017
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs Major (8.8)
  • The Wagoners Wander walk is amazing, also Long Mynd is breathtaking

    From 07-08-2017
    at Acton Scott
    Ms Flower (10.0)

    Don't go anywhere! Plenty to simply entertain on site.

    From 04-08-2017
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs Bennett (8.8)

    The working Farm was fantastic, our young children had opportunities to feed the animals, hold chicks, collect eggs and herd the cattle and sheep. We visited the Wooly Mamouth and spent a lovely 4 hours in the museum, walking the trails and a great lunch in the cafe. A trip to Ludlow is a must too. The supermarket is a 10 minute drive away with a great selection of food that can be cooked on the stove or BBQ.

    From 04-08-2017
    at Acton Scott
    Mrs Stokes (10.0)
  • Shrewsbury

    From 28-07-2017
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs. Smith (10.0)

    Go to see the farm its excellent. Start warming your hot tub as soon as you get there.

    From 28-07-2017
    at Acton Scott
    Miss Hall (10.0)

    We didn't even move from the farm but recommend the water experience

    From 14-07-2017
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs White (8.8)
  • No

    From 30-06-2017
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs Walsh (10.0)

    The Acton Scott historic working farm is great to visit and there are some lovely walks near by. If rainy books are a great way to spend your time.

    From 19-06-2017
    at Acton Scott
    Miss Siegwart (10.0)

    The shops are quite a distance away so make sure you are stocked up with provisions.

    From 05-06-2017
    at Acton Scott
    Mrs Ingham (10.0)
  • Do the Water experience but note no Picnic is included despite advertised as such

    From 29-05-2017
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Dr. Robinson (8.8)

    acton scott farm, cardingmill valley, order food from van doesburgs

    From 26-05-2017
    at Acton Scott
    Mrs. Middleton (10.0)

    We didn't leave the site, no need to!

    From 12-05-2017
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs Woodvine (10.0)
  • We only popped out 2 times in our week. Shrewsbury town centre is really nice but we found a place called Hawkstone Park Follies in Western-Under-Redcastle. We were planning on seeing Ludlow Castle but it was closed on the day we went so we dug our phones out from the car boot and googled and found this gem. The Follies is an historic woodland fantasy with cliffs, crags, caves, deep woods and a series of extraordinary monuments built over 200 years ago. Take a picnic and make a day of it our 4yr old loved it. Its well maintained and signposted with safe walkways for little ones. Take a torch for the caves and grotto and enjoy an ice cream in the lovely tea shop, we had a fab time!

    From 08-05-2017
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs Mudhar (8.8)

    get in the lake, dont be scared, just get on the trampoline and jump in. We also went on a walk as directed by Joy, which ended up at the Red Lion which is a lovely, cosy, friendly pub, with its own onsite brewery to boot.

    From 05-05-2017
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Miss Atherton (10.0)

    Wooden chairs/stools outside would be useful as there was nowhere to sit!Outdoor cooking facilities other than a BBQ would be great, a large cooking pot for example. Also a small single ring camping stove to make a quick drink in the morning.

    From 28-04-2017
    at Acton Scott
    Mrs. Smith (10.0)
  • Bring lots of warm clothes/blankets and preferably a sleeping bag, as cold in April.Also for this farm, wetsuits are a must if you are using the lake.

    From 10-04-2017
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Dr Loftus-hills (10.0)

    make sure you bring all essential items with you as there is no shop within walking distance

    From 30-09-2016
    at Acton Scott
    Mrs. Burke-Heath (10)

    Ideal for walking. Ludlow is a must.

    From 21-09-2016
    at Acton Scott
    Mr. Malone (10)
  • If you have young children, we'd recommend a trip to Ludlow Castle to explore the ruins.

    From 02-09-2016
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mr. Geddes (10)

    The farm visit was really excellent, our son enjoyed seeing a farrier at work and touching day old chicks! Ludlow is a nice town to spend a day and the Severn Railway at Bridgnorth a fun trip if you like Steam trains.

    From 29-08-2016
    at Acton Scott
    Ms. Abbey (7.5)

    Local farm was good to wander around. We also enjoyed seeing Church Stretton.

    From 26-08-2016
    at Acton Scott
    Mrs. Longsdale (8.8)
  • Carding Mill Valley is a great day out. Take a picnic and waterproof shoes for children - they can play in the stream. Walk to the water fall and then have an ice cream from the NT shop. We went on a warm and sunny day and spent 7 hours there!

    From 15-08-2016
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs. Parnell (10)

    Nice family friendly pub at pulverbatch

    From 01-08-2016
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs. Cakir (10)

    We stayed mainly on site, Ludlow is lovely and Shrewsbury too.

    From 25-07-2016
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs. Foster (10)
  • We spent the whole day at the farm which was one of the best days ever.

    From 25-07-2016
    at Acton Scott
    Ms. Stevenson (8.8)

    We only went on 1 trip to the Carding valley but it was picturesque & a must do !

    From 22-07-2016
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mr. Harris (10)

    Shop before arrival - don't expect to do it once you come off the motorway.

    From 15-07-2016
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mevr. Blayds (8.8)
  • we enjoyed so much our time at the farm that we did not venture out so much.

    From 15-07-2016
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs. BTaylor (10)

    Visit cardingmill valley at Church Stretton. Great fun for the kids!

    From 15-07-2016
    at Acton Scott
    Mrs. Smith (8.8)

    The Acton scott farm tour was fun for all our party (2-46) . We visited the deli in church stretton and the staff were very helpful. The food was amazing and all we had to do was heat it up on the wood burner.

    From 13-06-2016
    at Acton Scott
    Miss Smith (10.0)
  • Shrewsbury and Ludlow are close by and both well worth a visit

    From 03-06-2016
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs. Hancock (10.0)

    National Trust at Cardinghill Valley - great walks from here for all abilities.

    From 30-05-2016
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs. Callaghan (8.8)

    Definatley do the farm tours and the fly fishing!

    From 27-05-2016
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs. Dyson (8.8)
  • We would thoroughly recommend the wild swimming, trampoline and hot tub package. We had an afternoon of fun and relaxation.

    From 22-04-2016
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs. Thorley (10.0)

    We had 2 great days out in Ludllow (particularly the castle) and Shrewsbury. Really lovely towns right on the doorstop.

    From 04-04-2016
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Miss Cope (10.0)

    Remember blankets - lots! It gets really cold at night. Much more fun to cook than go out, so think carefully about what's easy to cook on a stove. Hot tub is fun to do on one night but takes a long time to heat up (and a lot of wood).

    From 04-04-2016
    at Acton Scott
    Ms. Hawkings (10.0)
  • Remember blankets - lots! It gets really cold at night. Much more fun to cook than go out, so think carefully about what's easy to cook on a stove. Hot tub is fun to do on one night but takes a long time to heat up (and a lot of wood).

    From 04-04-2016
    at Acton Scott
    Ms. Hawkings (10.0)

    Shrewsbury Ironbridge Gorge

    From 29-03-2016
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mr. Crouch (8.8)

    Not a trip tip but a camping tip. We took our 2 ring gas burner rather than cook over the stove. We are experienced wild campers and have our own wood burner and we kinow cooking on a stove is hard work. To start the day with a cup of tea quickly made our lives soooo much easier!!We visited the beautiful à€°lan Valley in Wales.

    From 26-10-2015
    at Acton Scott
    Mevr. Josland (10.0)
  • If coming in late October make sure you pack warm pyjamas and bed socks !!!

    From 23-10-2015
    at Acton Scott
    Mrs. Todd (10.0)

    The working farm was great to view and explore. It was free to camping guests as well which wasn't advertised but was a bonus.

    From 16-10-2015
    at Acton Scott
    Mrs. Ratcliffe (8.8)

    Do try the various activities that are available to do like Fly Fishing and Dusk Walk (For the Children).

    From 07-09-2015
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mr. Wu (10.0)
  • No idea as we never left the site. It was too good!

    From 04-09-2015
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs. Guy (8.8)

    Bring a good can opener extra candles a hand ax potato peeler there is enough to see and do on the farm!

    From 21-08-2015
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mr. Williams (10.0)

    Acton Scott working farm was amazing, Welshpool steam railway was lovely

    From 17-08-2015
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs. Comben (10.0)
  • The Wrekin mountain is always worth the trek. Shrewsbury is a beautiful market town. Iron Bridge a must.

    From 17-08-2015
    at Acton Scott
    Mr. Hawkins (10.0)

    Shrewsbury and Ludlow are both very picturesque, historic towns with plenty to do and see. Also Carding Mill Valley has some lovely walks with amazing views!

    From 14-08-2015
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs. Porter-Mill (8.8)

    Joy and Kevin went above and beyond ensuring everyone had a wonderful time. They were a wealth of information and very helpful when anything came up. The facilities are beautiful and immaculate, and the farm itself is lush with countless activities to fill the day. We recommend Shadymoor to anyone considering going. Thanks for such a great holiday

    From 07-08-2015
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    M. Ross (10.0)
  • take a small camping gas burner to make a cup of tea in the morning. You can hire a narrow boat for the day at Pontsycllte, near Llangollen. Hawksmoor Follies are a good walk, allow three hours.

    From 07-08-2015
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs Peake (10.0)

    take a small camping gas burner to make a cup of tea in the morning. You can hire a narrow boat for the day at Pontsycllte, near Llangollen. Hawksmoor Follies are a good walk, allow three hours.

    From 07-08-2015
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs. Peake (10.0)

    Ironbridge, Carding Mill Valley

    From 27-07-2015
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mr. Horne (10.0)
  • Not really as we spent most of our time on the farm!

    From 10-07-2015
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs. Lauderdale (10.0)

    See above. Also shower at the tent not communal it was very good.

    From 10-07-2015
    at Acton Scott
    Mrs. Wallace (10.0)

    The site is ideally placed for walkers between The Long Mynd and Wenlock Edge. There are lots and lots of lovely walks. We loved Stokesay Castle, just down the road. Further afield, Shrewsbury is well worth a visit and Ludlow is great. We also did a day's canoeing down the Severn from Bridgenorth, which the children loved (the dog was less keen). Acton Scott farm was well worth a visit, but expensive and closed for four of the seven days of our visit.

    From 06-07-2015
    at Acton Scott
    Mr. Crawford (6.3)
  • we did the pony care, wild swimming, dusk adventure and fishing lessons at the farm all were great. The dusk adventure was a huge hit with the children. We didn't actually leave the site in 3 days but we didn't need to. Children had a great time racing around farm tracks on rented bikes.

    From 03-07-2015
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs. Mills (10.0)

    we did the pony care, wild swimming, dusk adventure and fishing lessons at the farm all were great. The dusk adventure was a huge hit with the children. We didn't actually leave the site in 3 days but we didn't need to. Children had a great time racing around farm tracks on rented bikes.

    From 03-07-2015
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs. Mills (10.0)

    We enjoyed the sense of getting totally away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, the peace of the countryside, the safe environment for the children, no cars, iPads or electricity that we felt no need to leave the Feather Down Farm.

    From 19-06-2015
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs. Head/ Sirr (10.0)
  • Ludlow was lovely. Ironbridge was interesting. Best with children would be the recreation of the Victorian village.

    From 15-06-2015
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs. Choat (10.0)

    We were there for 4 nights and I would highly recommend staying on the farm. There's so much to do on site and the benefit of spending your days 'pottering about' is enormous. There's a good Sainsburys about 10mins drive from the farm, so you will need to venture out as the honesty shop is not up to much, but otherwise, avoid visiting anywhere! We went to Shrewsbury one day for a trip on the river but after spending an hour sat in traffic and then having lunch in a really poor restaurant (The Armouries) we wished we had never left the farm.

    From 25-05-2015
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs. Hayhurst (8.8)

    No just enjoy the woods and the surroundings

    From 01-05-2015
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs. Janin (8.8)
  • Church Stretton and Ludlow are both very pretty and worth a visit. There is some excellent walking and cycling in the area, particularly the challenging ascent up Long Mynd!

    From 24-04-2015
    at Acton Scott
    Ms. Almond (8.8)

    If you like walking then we found a couple of good locations: _x000D_ 1) The walks from Carding Mill Valley (approx 20mins by car) are spectacular. From easy to difficult depending on how far you walk (note: it is an up hill walk up the valley). For a long walk you can go up onto Long Mynd, but a map is recommended. Great views!_x000D_ 2) The Stiperstones (approx 30 mins by car) are also great, but it is up hill. However, the views on a clear day are well worth the effort.

    From 10-04-2015
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mr. Green (10.0)

    Didn't really leave the farm so no advice I can give I am afraid.

    From 07-04-2015
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mr. Martin (8.8)
  • Acton scot _x000D_ Ludlow castle and tea room with nice play area for kids_x000D_ National trust aterly hall good adventure trial for kids and playing field

    From 07-04-2015
    at Acton Scott
    Mrs. Boyle (8.8)

    No, as we didn't leave the farm during our stay!

    From 03-04-2015
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Dr. Short (10.0)

    We hired bikes from Plush Cycles in Church Stretton - recommended.

    From 22-08-2014
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs. Wilkinson (10.0)
  • Loads of walks in the local area. The working farm is quite expensive, but looks great. You can visit the café there and experience some of the farm free of charge.

    From 15-08-2014
    at Acton Scott
    Mrs. Flower (10.0)

    Acton working farm is fab. Church Stretton is quaint and has shops for all supplies. Ludlow is a lovely market town for a day trip with lovely cafés and deli's for food to take home.

    From 11-08-2014
    at Acton Scott
    Mevr. Hornsey (10.0)

    A visit to Ironbridge is well worthwhile and not too far away to drive. In addition to this, we spent the latter part of our holiday in Wales, which again, is a beautiful place to visit with lots to see and do, such as the caves, in Dan-yr-Ogof (wear comfy shoes)or shopping in Ludlow.

    From 08-08-2014
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mr Mcalister (10.0)
  • Take extra candles etc if you don't want to purchase from the shop. Loads of local places to visit. Do go on the deer safari!!

    From 28-07-2014
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mr. Roberts (10.0)

    Highly recommend Ludlow Food Centre if you are into food, vast range of local produce and a great restaurant serving many of its offerings._x000D_ Ludlow Castle was fun with the kids - lots of dark stone corridors to explore._x000D_ Plenty of hills to climb as well.

    From 28-07-2014
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Dr. Thompson (10.0)

    We didn't leave the farm for the weekend - you dont need to. So much to see and do - kids loved the farm walk and the fact that you can do a nightly dog walk with the owners - with their proper working dogs. _x000D_ _x000D_ the water park experience is brilliant and kept kids and adults entertained for hours. A definite hit. We will be returning!

    From 18-07-2014
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Dr. Proctor (10.0)
  • Enginuity was great to a young child

    From 30-06-2014
    at Upper Shadymoor Farm
    Mrs. Rai (10.0)
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