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.
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.
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.
Canvas Frills Lodge
Near a river or lake
Horses and/or ponies
Shropshire, Church Stretton
Canvas Frills Lodge sep shower with hot tub
Near a river or lake
make sure you bring all essential items with you as there is no shop within walking distance
Ideal for walking. Ludlow is a must.
If you have young children, we'd recommend a trip to Ludlow Castle to explore the ruins.
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.
Local farm was good to wander around. We also enjoyed seeing Church Stretton.
The wild swimming saved the holiday and was an amazing experience
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!
Nice family friendly pub at pulverbatch
We stayed mainly on site, Ludlow is lovely and Shrewsbury too.
We spent the whole day at the farm which was one of the best days ever.
We only went on 1 trip to the Carding valley but it was picturesque & a must do !
Shop before arrival - don't expect to do it once you come off the motorway.
we enjoyed so much our time at the farm that we did not venture out so much.
Visit cardingmill valley at Church Stretton. Great fun for the kids!
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.
Shrewsbury and Ludlow are close by and both well worth a visit
National Trust at Cardinghill Valley - great walks from here for all abilities.
Definatley do the farm tours and the fly fishing!
We would thoroughly recommend the wild swimming, trampoline and hot tub package. We had an afternoon of fun and relaxation.
We had 2 great days out in Ludllow (particularly the castle) and Shrewsbury. Really lovely towns right on the doorstop.
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).
Shrewsbury Ironbridge Gorge
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.
If coming in late October make sure you pack warm pyjamas and bed socks !!!
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.
Do try the various activities that are available to do like Fly Fishing and Dusk Walk (For the Children).
No idea as we never left the site. It was too good!
Bring a good can opener extra candles a hand ax potato peeler there is enough to see and do on the farm!
Acton Scott working farm was amazing, Welshpool steam railway was lovely
The Wrekin mountain is always worth the trek. Shrewsbury is a beautiful market town. Iron Bridge a must.
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!
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
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.
Ironbridge, Carding Mill Valley
Not really as we spent most of our time on the farm!
See above. Also shower at the tent not communal it was very good.
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.
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.
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.
Ludlow was lovely. Ironbridge was interesting. Best with children would be the recreation of the Victorian village.
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.
No just enjoy the woods and the surroundings
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!
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.
Didn't really leave the farm so no advice I can give I am afraid.
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
No, as we didn't leave the farm during our stay!
We hired bikes from Plush Cycles in Church Stretton - recommended.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!
Enginuity was great to a young child