While staying on the farm of farmers Willem-Mathijs, Anne and their two kids Evi and Nina, you will become familiar with the miraculous world of the alpaca. For many years Anne’s parents ran a dairy farm here until Anne and Willem-Mathijs decided to fully focus on alpaca’s only; quite different from cows! Willem-Mathijs even proposed to Anne at an alpaca show and she said ‘yes!’
Over the years the herd grew to 45 alpacas and this has continued to expand annually by another 15 foals. As alpacas give birth from May till August there is a huge chance that you may get to witness a birth. How cool would that be?!
The alpaca’s here are being pampered like movie stars. They are the center of attention during the alpaca-walk or the alpaca meet & greet. Did you know that alpacas are kept for their super soft wool? The shearing of all the alpacas takes place in May. This wool is used to make lovely warm duvets. The leftover wool is processed into yarn and then sold for hand spinning.
Despite their cute faces and fluffy fur alpacas aren’t necessarily cuddly animals. However, they are very curious and like to eat from your palm. While they eat you can gently stroke their woolly fur or carefully take a selfie with your favorite alpaca. Since children aren’t quite so tall, alpaca’s prefer them over adults.
It goes without saying there is much more to see and do on this farm than alpacas alone. Race go-karts on the farmyard, cuddle the guinea pigs, build huts in the Hay Hay barn or perform tricks on the trampoline. All of this entertainment along with the popular alpacas, is the perfect mix for a great holiday. So “all paca your bags” and off we go to FarmCamps Vorstenbosch!
On the outskirts of the Brabant-province village of Vorstenbosch lies the modern alpaca farm of farmers Anne, Willem-Mathijs and their 2 kids. A picturesque location where you can fully enjoy and appreciate the farm, the tranquility and the beautiful forest nearby.
On FarmCamps Alpaca Vorstenbosch you have a choice of 2 different types of luxurious glamping tents. Are you going to choose one of the 4 Ranch tents with their unique Hay Hay Bath trailor next to your tent? Or will you opt for the luxurious Barn tent with en-suite bathroom, bath tub, large luxurious kitchen, dish washer and the Hay Hay attic bedroom?
On this FarmCamps farm you are guaranteed to enjoy space and tranquility. You shall relax in the hospitable Brabant-province village of Vorstenbosch. 15 luxurious tents are playfully pitched on a cozy field with lots of space and privacy, whilst overlooking the alpaca meadows.
During the weekend the farmers Willem-Mathijs and Anna also open the Alpaca bar to day trippers and the general public, who may want to go for an alpaca walk. Of course the field with the luxurious tents is kept separate from the Alpaca bar.
On this farm it is not possible to bring your own camping equipment. There is a luxurious 6-person holiday home available to rent. Pets are not allowed on this farm.
Your farm adventure would not be complete without learning a few things about farm life. Farmers Willem-Mathijs and Anna will guide you along the way. Every day you have the chance to help feed the alpacas or look after the cuddly guinea pigs.
From time to time the alpacas must be serviced and chances are that you will witness this. With a bit of luck, you may even witness the birth of a foal during your stay!
For those who would rather just play, the farm has plenty to offer too. Go-karts, trampoline, potter about in the mud kitchen: everything is possible and allowed!
During check-in all children are offered a Farmer’s Passport from FarmCamps. These are loaded with fun and educational activities which they can do independently or together with their farmer. Your mini-farmers can discover and experience real life on a farm.
For each completed task they will receive a stamp in their Farmer’s Passport. When their work is done they will graduate with their own farmhand diploma!
During your stay Farmer Willem-Mathijs or his wife Anne will show you the ropes with a guided tour of the farm. They will share with you the pleasure they get from working the land and caring for their alpaca’s.
Experience this unique chance to go where only farmers dare to go and soak up the special stories they´ll share with you about the farm they love and care for.
How about making a nice souvenir to take back home? Join farmer Anne in crafting your own alpaca out of alpaca wool. Children up to the age of 6 can participate under the supervision of an adult.
Take your favorite alpaca for a stroll through the farms’ surrounding nature. During the walk you get to learn their character and all there is to know about alpacas’ behavior.
From time to time farmer Willem-Mathijs organizes sociable pizza evenings! You get to roll the dough yourself, top it with your favourite ingredients and the farmer will slide your pizza in the oven.
The detective book of Alpaca Chili is full of things worth knowing, games and alpaca puzzles. But that’s not everything! On the farm you’ll discover a scavenger hunt where you need to find a way to unlock a number of chests, whilst learning lots of things about the alpaca.
Nothing beats ending the day by the campfire at sunset. Enjoy the company of the other guests as the children are roasting marshmallows.
Practical and delicious: breakfast delivered to your tent by farmer Anne. When you fancy an evening BBQ there is no need to leave the farm, because farmer Anne can arrange everything for you! The farms’ Alpaca bar serves drinks, ice cream, lunch and high tea. Weather permitting you can enjoy the terrace seats overlooking the alpacas. The Alpaca bar is open on Saturdays and Sundays; more frequent opening times during the school holidays.
Not looking forward to stacks of washing upon your home coming? Then simply order the towel pack and rent the one and only original FarmCamps farmer overalls for the kids. That way they’ll look just like the farmer and their clothes won’t get too dirty!
All these extras can be booked either up front or upon arrival.
A deliciously fresh farmers breakfast delivered to your tent including fresh bread, milk, juice, yoghurt, eggs (you cook these to your own liking) and of course a variety of condiments.
Treat yourself to a tasty farmers BBQ including local artisan meats, salads, bread and sauces and of course it wouldn’t be complete without a treat for the kids. The barbecue (charcoal or gas) is included in the price.
No need to lug around your own baby gear! This package includes a baby bed, high chair and a changing mat. Don’t forget to bring your baby’s own bed linen though.
Not only will your mini-farmers look very cool in these red overalls but you’ll be sure their clothes don’t get ruined!
Includes 1 x large and 1 x small white towel. Perfect for leaving washing behind at the end of your holiday!
For € 5.50 per bed we’ll make sure your beds are ready and waiting for you. Fall into them as soon as you arrive and let the relaxation begin!
From our experience, it is quite possible that you may not even leave the farm during your stay. This is simply because there is so much to do at FarmCamps Vorstenbosch, that children happily entertain themselves all day long. What more can parents ask for?
For those who enjoy a bit of sightseeing, there is plenty to see and do in the near vicinity. Nature reserve “Bedafse Bergen” is ideal for hiking, building huts or sliding down the sand dunes. Alternatively take a “whisper-boat” tour on the Aa river and learn about the surrounding area.
Fancy a day at the beach? 15 minutes from the farm in the village of Volkel, you’ll find “BillyBird Park Hemelrijk”. This lakeside beach is perfect for swimming and sunbathing. It has a large playground with fairground rides which children of all ages can enjoy.
5 kilometers from the farm at the “Kildonksemolen” windmill you can board a so called quiet “whisper” boat for a lovely boat ride. This trip over the Aa river will take you from the windmill to the Heeswijk Castle and back. During the cruise the guide will tell you all about the mill, the castle and the history of the surrounding area and the small Aa river.
This outdoor pool in the town of Veghel is only 10 minutes away from the farm. It has a lawn, slide, diving board and a separate toddler pool. Alternatively, there is an indoor pool with sauna, steam bath and Jacuzzi in the center of Veghel town.
Even when the weather is not so nice, you can still swim! Oss has a large wave pool, with “Bearpools” for the little ones, waves every half hour and cool slides.
Are you the adventurous type? At ‘Klimpark Uden’ adults and children from the age of 8 can climb as high as 7 meters to follow different elevated tracks, conquer obstacles and descend via a long zip wire. Children from the age of 4 get to climb and clamber just like the big kids at the mini climbing park.
The magical “Docus the Badger” adventure trail is set in a play forest. At the start of the 1,5 kilometer trail the exciting fairy tale of Docus the Badger is told. As you venture into the forest you will find there’s lots of interactive fun to explore and enjoy. Those who like quizzes can pick up the “Nature Knowledge Quiz” at the entrance and find the answers along the way.
At Play Paradise Hullie there are no limits. A large soft-play area with ball pool, climbing volcano, trampolines, crazy golf, go-karts, large Lego blocks or even outdoor laser games and playground. It is all happening here! Whilst the kids enjoy themselves, adults get to enjoy a drink and a nibble from the extensive menu.
Just 8 kilometers from the farm, in the small town of Nistelrode you can find “Natuurcentrum de Maashorst”. Here they teach you all there is to know about this nature reserve, where you can walk in the beautiful surrounding nature, follow the gnome trail or play in the playground.
Discover ancient trees nestled in the woodland of the nature reserve ‘De Bedafse Bergen’ about 4 kilometers from the farm. Here you can build huts in the woods or slide down from the drifting dunes on the sandy plains, which can reach up to 15 meters in height.
Submerge in nearly one thousand years of history of Heeswijk Castle. This restored 11th-century fortress and museum is a former water fortress with a rich history. Children can climb the towers or go on a discovery tour with one of two scavenger hunts.
Go back in time at the museum farm De Meijerij. Discover how people lived and worked on a farm between the year 1900 – 1930 in the Meijerij area, part of the duchy of Brabant. After visiting the museum relax on the terrace with a cup of coffee or soft drink and make sure you have some of the local delicacy with it: ‘Brabantse peperkoek’.