October Half Term Glamping in Somerset
Glamping on a Working Farm in Somerset
October is a gorgeous time to come and stay with dramatic autumnal sunsets, stargazing and toasting marshmallows around the firepit. The trees are turning bronze and the leaves are falling, perfect for crunchy family walks. The hedgerows are alive with berries and full of wildlife, if you step out quietly in the evening you may see the local barn owl who swoops over our fields at sunset. There's a nip in the air but with large wood burning stoves, and lots of blankets and hot water bottles you'll be cosy in our safari tents.
A half term holiday in Somerset is a whole lot less stressful than going abroad, although we can't predict what the weather will do, there'll be no queuing at airports or the worry about your suitcases going in a different direction! Just pack some warm clothes and wellies, we provide most of the kit you'll need for your holiday.
Safari Tent Wood Burning Stoves
There are large wood burning stoves in the heart of the lodge, with ovens and hobs to cook on and they are also used for heating the space. They work a bit like an Aga with a good size oven and the top of the stove is your hob. We provide lots of sacks of firewood for you along with kindling, firelighters and matches etc. There are firepit style barbecues outside too if you'd rather cook your breakfast outside.
Family Friendly Holidays on the Farm
We'll be running regular farm tours through Half Term which include a tractor ride, opportunities to meet our many piglets, feed and stroke our friendly flock of sheep, get close to the alpaca, feed the goats, our one remaining cockerel (the fox had the hens) and have a scratch of the larger adult pigs. We also have moorhens and a family of ducks on the pond and no end of rabbits, pheasants and wildlife pottering around.
There are two children's play areas in the glamping fields, and we also have a covered space with table tennis. The badminton net is still up, wellies are definitely a good idea in October as the grass is long and dewy at this time of year. Our fields are unlit so some head torches are a good idea as well if you want to be outside after dark.
Family Days Out in Somerset
We have lots of ideas of local places to visit on our website. Dunster Castle is brilliant for families, they usually have Half Term activities, a pumpkin or halloween trail, Knightshayes Court in Devon is also nearby and another good National Trust. The Bear Trail is a local assault course, great for children, teenagers and adults - getting muddy is optional, they have a wood fired pizza oven too.
Taunton has bowling, the Odeon Cinema, Somerset Museum (free), all the usual chain pizza places and a farmer's market once a week. We like the independent Scott Cinema in Bridgwater, brand new with several screens and great value - we definitely recommend it. Exeter isn't far away and a great city to explore - Topsham is lovely, there's Crealy Fun Park on the outskirts too if you're looking for rides!
Exmoor National Park is on our doorstep, there will be a calendar of events on their website - it's beautiful - head out for a walk on a fine day - Dunkery Beacon, Selworthy, Horner Woods, Porlock Weir - they're all nearby and gorgeous!
Explore Exmoor National Park