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 over 70 alpacas and this has continued to expand annually by another 20 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 rabbits, bake sand cakes in the mud kitchen 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!
What a great choice!
Enjoy those nice alpacas 24/7!
This is what makes this farm so much fun!
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?
At this FarmCamps farm you are guaranteed to enjoy the peace and quiet. You will relax in the pleasant village of Vorstenbosch in Brabant. The 15 luxury tents are playfully arranged over a cosy field with plenty of space and privacy and a view of the alpaca meadows.
Our sweet farm cats are walking around on the farm. They like to explore and regularly secretly sneak into the tents. If you don’t like this, go for the Ranch tent. The Ranch tents have a door that makes it less easy for them to enter the tent unseen.
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 location, it is not possible to camp using your own equipment. FarmCamps BoeBaDoe also welcomes day guests, as it is possible to and spend an afternoon (or morning) playing and enjoying the animals. However, there is a luxury holiday home for 6 people that can be rented. It is not possible to bring your own pets to this farm.
Luxury Ranch Tent with Hay Hay Bath trailer next to the tent. Spaciously furnished including a cosy living area.
Luxury Barn Tent with airconditioning and bathroom in the tent. Spaciously furnished including a cosy living area.
No farm adventure would be complete without learning a thing or two from the professionals. And that is what farmer Willem-Mathijs, farmer Anne and their friendly team personally take care of. Every day, you can help feed the alpacas and look after the cuddly rabbits. Under supervision, you’ll get to tinker with the softest alpaca wool you’ve ever felt!
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 Willem-Mathijs, Anne or one of the staff members. Your mini-farmers can discover and experience real life on a farm.
If you are more into playing, you will definitely get your money’s worth on the farm too. Go tobogganing, trampolining or messing about in the mud kitchen. Here there are no rules – just enjoy yourself! Here there are no rules – just enjoy yourself!
The activities mentioned below and which are specially offered for you as Farmcamps guests can be booked on site. It is also not necessary to book an alpaca meet & greet, because the information about the alpacas and feeding in the meadow is already included in your stay! But more is being organised. For example, there is the possibility to have a picnic among the alpacas. You can book this via the own website of Alpaca Vorstenbosch.
At check-in, children will receive FarmCamps’ Farmers Passport. This contains fun and educational tasks they can do on their own or with the (assistant) farmer and farmer’s wife. 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 Then, of course, they deserve the one and only Farmhand Diploma!
At you arrival day, at the beginning of the evening, Farmer Willem-Mathijs or his wife Anne will show you the ropes of the farm. They will share with you the pleasure they get from working the land and caring for their alpaca’s.
As they show you around you get to find your bearings and also hear special stories about the farm.
Do you want a nice souvenir for home? Under the guidance of farmer Anne, farmer Willem or one of the enthusiastic colleagues, you can go crafting with real alpaca wool. Children up to 6 years old can participate accompanied by an adult.
Want to go for a unique lunch? Have a picnic together with the alpacas. You also get a bowl of food for the alpacas, so they can enjoy a nice meal too! It is also possible to book a picnic basket full of goodies.
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. If you want a longer walk in the nature around the farm, book the Alpaca walk via Alpaca Vorstenbosch’s own website
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. Can you open all the chests? Then you will receive the Alpaca Chilli certificate.
Do you want the detective book of Alpaca Chili is full of things worth knowing, games and alpaca puzzles? You can get yours at the alpacabar for € 2.50 per book.
Nothing beats ending the day by the campfire at sunset. Enjoy the company of the other guests as the children are roasting marshmallows.
Looking for ultimate relaxation? If you ordered breakfast at the tent, it will be delivered to your tent by farmer Anne or farmer Willem. Prefer fresh rolls? You can easily order these the day before and they will be delivered to your tent in the morning.
On the farm you will also find the Alpacabar where you can enjoy an ice cream, drink, lunch or high-tea. And in fine weather, you can take a seat on the terrace with a view of the alpacas. The alpacabar is open on Saturdays and Sundays, and more often during holiday periods.
No one likes going home with a bag of dirty washing, so we recommend you order the towel bundle and rent some genuine FarmCamp overalls for the kids. This way they look just like a farmer and their clothes don’t get so dirty either!
You can order all these extras right away while booking. But of course, you can still arrange this on the spot.
A deliciously fresh farmers breakfast delivered to your tent including fresh bread, milk, juice, eggs (you cook these to your own liking) and of course a variety of condiments.
In the alpaca bar you can also order daily delicious fresh bread rolls for the next morning or afternoon.
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.
Farmer Willem-Mathijs regularly organizes a fun pizza evening. The kids can top their own pizza, after which farmer Willem-Mathijs slides the pizzas into the wood-burning oven. Every now and then it’s poffertjes night instead of pizza night. Of course, you can enjoy your delicious pizza together on the terrace, or in bad weather in the barn among the alpacas. The pizza or poffertjes evening is, if there is sufficient participation, on Saturday and during the school holidays also on Tuesday or Thursday. There are no pizza or poffertjes evenings during the week outside the school holidays.
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, thick 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! The coffee lovers bundle
We know from experience that you are unlikely to leave the farmyard. Just because there is so much to do at FarmCamps Vorstenbosch and the kids won’t be bored for a minute. And then the parents have a good time too, right?
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 indoor and outdoor 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.
Adventurous? At Klimpark Uden, children (and adults) aged 8 and over can climb up to 7 metres in height via various routes and obstacles and slide down a super long and high zip line.
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’.
The kids will never be bored at FarmCamps Alpaca Vorstenbosch
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