Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Feather Down Farm Fun!
Our little family just went away for two weeks in Devon. The first few nights were spent 'glamping'at Aller Farm, which is part of Feather Down Farm Days. This is where you stay in large Pioneer tents on a farm. The scheme gives farms the chance to use spare fields and have another income. Visitors get to cook on wood burning stoves, shop for local produce in the honesty shop, and see the animals every day. The beds and flushing toilet in each tent account for the reference to 'glamping'. Having done our fair share of proper camping in questionable conditions, the husband and I welcome a bit of luxury these days!
This was our third experience of Feather Down on different farms, and once again we loved it! As it was late in the season, we were actually alone though there were 7 tents in total. Being a dairy farm, the tents are surrounded by fields of cows. This thrilled Scarlett and her highlight was feeding a 10 day old calf called Princess every morning, as well as travelling from the tents to the car in a wheel barrow!
I even milked a cow, which was an experience. The family who run the farm were so friendly and welcoming. The surrounding parts of Devon and Dorset are beautiful, and we were never short of activities.
Check out www.featherdown.co.uk, there are many farms in the UK taking part. Very much recommended for families!