Glamping Over May Half Term & The Jubilee Bank Holiday
May Half Term is a lovely time of year for a glamping holiday, the countryside is lush with wildflowers along the hedgerows, lots of bouncing fat lambs, birdsong and the trees full of fresh green leaves. English weather is of course unpredictable but late May/early June tend to be gorgeous!
We have options for both short stays and one lodge available for a week. Bossington Safari Tent is also available for a five night stay over the Royal Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend. If you're looking for glamping with a dog, we have one dog friendly safari lodge left, it's Kestrel Lodge and there are a couple of different length stay options available in this one.
We'll be running several farm tours over Half Term, we still have two fat lambs on a bottle and five fat piglets who tend to run around the farm as they slip under the fence which should be keeping them in!
Glamping near the Somerset Coast
Our local beaches are never busy and there are gorgeous coastal walks within a half an hour drive from the farm. We tend to avoid Minehead but if you want rides and candyfloss that's the place to go, it's not far away. This photo above is Porlock Weir, our favourite beach with lots of lovely independent places to eat and drink. The flowers in early summer are so pretty. Exmoor has river walks too, we can recommend a few places for some wild swimming and safe places for toddlers to paddle. Tarr Steps is lovely, it can be busy near the steps, but once you're on the footpath you'll have stretches of beautiful river to yourselves.
Half Term Holidays on a Working Somerset Farm
Middle Stone Farm offers authentic farm holidays, we are a working farm with lots of animals. We have about 100 sheep at the moment, rather too many for the amount of grass, but it's hard to part with them! They're a mixture of Jacob, Norfolk and Exmoor Horn (photo below) and very characterful. We have two paddocks of pigs including escapee piglets. We're avoiding the geese at the moment, as they're broody and don't want visitors, once the female has laid her eggs they'll hopefully be friendly again!
The chickens are finally out after a winter shut away to prevent them catching avian flu. They're happy to be out in their sandbaths and enjoying worms and weeds again! And the alpaca are also enjoying meeting guests on our farm tours.
Our Farm Shop
Our shop is well stocked with the kinds of things for your glamping holiday. We open it for guests staying here twice a day. Homemade dishes can be pre ordered and collected from here, along with cakes, croissants, pain au chocolates and meat for the BBQ. We have a list of guide prices and the kinds of things under the Food heading of our website.