I think you could say I’m a woman who likes my home comforts but with a husband and toddler who love the outdoors, Glamping is such a good option for our family! We recently had a summer stay at Midgham Farm in the New Forest with Feather Down farms and it truly had something for everyone. Even Elton our French bulldog enjoyed his stay!
I’ve found being organised helps for us all to get the maximum enjoyment out of our glamping adventures, so here are some of my top tips for a summer stay down on the farm.Read her top tips
When the sun is out and the days are long we like to spend as much time outside as possible, which is so much more relaxing if we keep bites and bugs at bay! We pack bug spray and repellent incense sticks (they're bug-friendly) so you can relax and eat outdoors without worrying.
To keep the cabin or tent feeling like home, I like to keep clear zones in the space so we can keep it clean, tidy and functioning well. I like to keep shoes and outdoor wear outside or near the edge of the tent use packing cubes to keep clothes tidy and in one place.
Cooking outside over fire can be so fleeting in UK summer months, so make the most of it while you can! We love some well seasoned meat and simple veggies over fire served with some fresh bread, followed by S’Mores for dessert is a pretty great feast for the family! You can grab all of the fresh ingredients from the Honesty Shop at the farm itself which also means it could not be grown or reared more locally.
Our stay at Midgham Farm was well equipped with rope swings and sandpits as well as ride on tractors. If you have the space bring some extra outdoors toys - scooters, buckets and spades and (if you’re brave enough) water pistols to make the most of the long balmy evenings.
The UK comes alive in the summer months and we tend to explore at home over summer and reserve abroad stays for when it is colder here. On our most recent stay in the New Forest we went crabbing down at Mudeford Sandbank and met New Forest ponies and deer at Bolderwood. We only stayed for a weekend which was nowhere near enough to explore the best of the New Forest but Paulton’s Park and Beaulieu Motor Museum are great reasons for us to return!
If you are a family of animal lovers, we highly recommend a summer stay at Midgham Farm. At the time of our trip we got to feed and cuddle baby lambs, piglets, goats and foals and our toddler could not have enjoyed it more. The dusk light over the farm also made for perfect summer evening cook outs. Core memories were made that’s for sure!