If you long for rural peace and quiet away from the noisy city, treat yourself to a Norfolk glamping family holiday on a Feather Down farm. From the magical waterways of the Broads to the fabulous coastlines, the county is a paradise of unspoiled countryside...
With well over a hundred miles of waterways to enjoy, the Broads offer the perfect escapist retreat, whether you're exploring by motor cruiser, sailboat or canoe. On the way, you can watch out for the birds that make the riverbank their home, such as the kingfisher and the great crested grebe.
Voted 2013’s Farm of the Year, College Farm in South Norfolk has the perfect glamping Norfolk / Suffolk border location on the southerly tip of the Norfolk Broads. It’s just a half-hour’s drive to South Norfolk’s well-known beaches and coastal towns, such as Southwold and Walberswick. The Daniels love to show – and bottle feed – their lambs when they have them, along with Filly the horse, the herd of cattle grazing on the marshes, and the chickens at the top of the Feather Down field. Don’t miss the farm tour on which you can meet them
Enjoy a wander on the marshes or by the river, and help out with looking after the lambs. The communal horse grooming session is always a hit. The hay barn is a paradise for energetic children, with bale jumping, tunneling and scope for endless imaginary games. There is a trampoline too, next to the climbing frame, swings, and slide.
Further afield, Bewilderwood, the tree-house adventure park, is just over half an hour’s drive away. Norwich has a network of medieval lanes to explore, and more medieval parish churches than any other northern Europe city, as well as two cathedrals and a Norman castle.
In the evenings, you can cook farm-fresh local produce on a wood burning stove and then dine by candlelight under a starry sky. Just one of the many joys of glamping Norfolk with Feather Down. Why not try it yourself sometime soon?