De Bosrand

Horse farm in Ellertshaar, Drenthe

Swimming in the forest next to the tent - now that's cool!

It was not only love at first sight for farmer Martijn and farmer’s wife Naduah when they met…… but also when they saw farm De Bosrand for the first time. The farm is really beautifully situated on …the name says it all…. the edge of the forest, with less than 100 metres away a beautiful forest lake where you can swim on sunny days.

With the takeover of the farm in 2021, their shared dream came true. With the takeover of the farm in 2021, their shared dream came true. They were not only looking for a beautiful place to live with their little son Dayo and daughter Maya, but also wanted to share their love of animals and nature with guests They have since transformed the farm into a true pony paradise with over 50 horses and ponies, an indoor and outdoor riding arena and a paddock where the smallest ponies can chill in the sand. They have expanded the campingrounds into a large but cosy campsite with good facilities, such as a brand-new farmer’s terraced cafe and plenty of space to play and enjoy. A place where both kids and mum and dad can have a great time, even if you’re not crazy about ponies. 😉

Farmer Naduah loves animals. She fully enjoys taking care of the animals, and even more by doing it together with the guests. Farmer Martijn is always in for a laugh and is always busy at the campsite. . He loves tractors and likes to show off his big, sturdy John Deere tractor, his favourite brand. Son Dayo also loves all those big machines and, when he’s not playing with the camping kids, prefers to join his father on the tractor.

Besides lots of sweet horses and ponies, De Bosrand is home to alpacas, rabbits, donkeys, pigs, goats, chickens, cats, deer and ducks. So you will most definitely find a wild bunch of animals when you get here. It’s all about taking care of the ponies and the other animals. You can help with that every day. You can also take a walk with the ponies and alpacas through the forest next to the campsite. Or would you prefer a pony riding lesson, an outdoor pony hack or your ‘own’ cuddly pony during your holiday?

For active guests, De Bosrand also has a lot to offer. For example, you can go supping on the forest lake in the woods next to the farm. And you can explore the woods on your mountain bike. Or tour in the surroundings on one of the farm’s rental bikes or spyder wheelz.

Farmers Martijn, Naduah, there kids and farm dogs Rosalie and Isa warmly invite you to come and stay at their paradise.

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What a great choice!

100 meters from a forest lake!

This is what makes this farm so much fun!

Guests about De Bosrand

Awesome! My 2.5 year old son had the time of his life. He was able to cross the campsite on his balance bike and played nicely with other children. Also for my daughter of 8 months it was wonderful in the open air. My parents also really enjoyed it. A cozy campsite, with friendly staff and Martijn and Naduah are doing a great job!

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Take a sneak peek at De Bosrand

Where do I sleep

This beautiful farm is located on a lovely and stunning place, at the edge of a large forest. From your tent you can walk straight into the woods where you can take a refreshing dip in its beautiful lake 100 meters away. This FarmCamps farm is located on a quiet forest road and is surrounded by woods, meadows and fields.

At De Bosrand you will stay in one of the 14 luxury Farm Tents or 6 more luxurious Lodge Tents with private toilet and shower. Are you a lover of a bath and do you find a dishwasher handy? Then choose one of the 6 luxury Barn Tents with pellet stove.

The campsite is divided into several ‘fields’ for people who come to camp with their own camping equipment. The 6 Lodge Tents are spread out over 3 fields, all with their backs to the forest, where the trees provide refreshment on hot days.

The 6 Barn Tents with pellet stove and 14 Farm Tents are on their own large field with an animal pasture, right next to the forest and with an open view of the meadows. The location of this field guarantees a quiet stay at this larger campsite. The location of this field guarantees a quiet stay at this larger campsite.

This farm campsite is therefore bustling with activity and guaranteed to have plenty of playmates for the kids.

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Luxury Farm Tent

Luxury Farm Tent with bathroom in the tent. Spaciously furnished with, among other things, a cosy living space.

Luxury Lodge Tent

Luxury Lodge Tent with private bathroom. Spaciously furnished with, among other things, a cosy living space.

Own Campsite

At FarmCamps De Bosrand there are also 90 pitches for guests with their own camping equipment. More information can be found on the website of the farm itself.

Luxury Barn Tent with Pellet stove

Luxury Barn Tent with a cozy Pellet stove in the tent. Spaciously furnished with, among other things, a cosy living space.

Finding out is fun!

No farm adventure would be complete without learning a thing or two from the professionals. Farmer Martijn and farmer’s wife Naduah personally make sure of that. So you can help farmer Naduah, farmer Mirja or the farm employees take care of and feed all the animals on the farm every day. The ponies also love to be brushed and cuddled If you love animals, this is the place to be.

If you are more in the mood to play then you won’t be disappointed! Go-karting, playing hide and seek in the woods, go wander in the corn maze, swimming at the forest lake, making sand tarts in de sand pit or go with your new farm friends to build a hut in Hay barn. Here there are no rules – just enjoy yourself!

In the old cow shed, the play barn, there is a cool chill-out area with a table tennis table, air hockey and a football table. You will also find a library and a reading corner here. There is something for every age on this versatile farm.

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Farmer’s Passport

At check-in, children will receive FarmCamps’ Farmers Passport. This contains fun and educational assignments. 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!

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Farm Tour

During each stay the farmers Martijn and Naduah give a guided tour of the farm, otherwise known as, “Tour de Boer”. You get to know your way around, become acquainted with the animals they keep and learn about all there is to do during your stay.

This way you get to know all about the farm and hear unique and special stories about the animals that live there.

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Meet & Greet with the animals

A real meet & greet with all animals that live on the farm. Together with farmer Naduah or farmer Mirja you can visit all of the animals every day, to feed and pamper them. At the same time farmer will tell you all the ins and outs of the animals that live here.

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Ponies

Many sweet ponies live at De Bosrand. Of course, they like to be brushed and cuddled. Naturally, you can help with this. There is a large paddock and cleaning area where you can admire all the ponies. Check the activity board to see when the pony activities take place.

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Rent your own cuddle pony

Don’t you want or can’t you ride a pony yet, but do you like to have your ‘own’ pony? Then rent a cuddle pony during your holiday. You will then get your “own” sweet shetlander that you can take care of, brush, of course cuddle a lot and go for a daily walk in the yard. Please note: the cuddle ponies cannot be ridden.

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Pony walk

Parents can take their children out for a ride on one of our ponies through the adjacent Drente-province forest. Riding experience is not required and you will be given information about the forest so you get to do it alone. Children from the age of 3 onwards are allowed to ride the ponies whilst parents are walking next to them holding the reins.

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SUP on the forest lake

Stand-Up-Paddling, also known as SUP, are floating boards on the water where you move forward by means of a paddle. At the farm, you can rent SUPs to go paddling on the forest lake 100 metres away.

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Riding lessons

Do you love ponies and would you like to ride one of our sweet ponies?

Instructor Lisanne takes you through everything that comes with driving. From getting the sweet ponies out of the meadow, brushing, saddle up and of course great riding. A pony lesson takes about 50 minutes.

Do you want to book the pony riding lesson in advance? Then take a look at the website of De Bosrand itself.

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Puppyles

Een leuke pony ervaring door middel van een les van ongeveer 30 minuten, waarbij je aan de slag gaat met vaardigheid. Perfect voor de kleine ruiters in spe om te kijken of het iets voor ze is.

Vanaf 2,5 tot 6 jaar met een maximaal gewicht van 30 kilo.

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Alpaca walk

The alpacas of De Bosrand can’t wait to walk with our guests through the forest around the farm and secretly snack on each leaf.

The walk takes about 1 hour. Children under the age of 12 always accompany an alpaca together with an adult. Children up to and including 2 years walk for free.

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Corn Maze

A cool corn maze can be found at FarmCamps De Bosrand from the beginning of July until the end of October. For the little ones there is a special children’s maze, looking for a bit more excitement? Then get lost in the large maze of over 2 hectares!

FarmCamps guests have unlimited access to the maze after paying once.

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Outdoor ride

If there is enough interest then as a child you can make an fun outdoor pony hack through the forest, accompanied by instructor Lisanne. Look for more information and times on the activity bord. You can also book in advance on the website of De Bosrand itself.

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Practical & delicious

Looking for ultimate relaxation? Your breakfast will be delivered to your tent. And if you fancy an evening BBQ, you don’t need to leave the farmyard for that either. You can also order every day fresh bread rolls. Farmer Naduah will take care of it all for you!

On the farm there is a nice cafe area with a lovely terrace, partly covered, where you can have a drink and eat from the small menu. They also organise regular pizza and fries nights. Saves another evening of cooking yourself 😉.

No one likes going home with a bag of dirty washing, Then order the Towel Pack and rent the one and only FarmCamps farmer’s overall for the kids. Then their clothes won’t get so dirty either!

You can order all your extras at the point of booking, but if you are not sure yet don’t worry, you can also order them on the spot.

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