There is plenty to do on the farm during Ascension Day. Play in the Hay Hay Play Barn, climb on the Tractor Tyre Climbing Tower, milk cows with the farmer or bake biscuits and make ice cream with the farmer’s wife. The kids discover every nook and cranny of the farm while mum and dad relax in peace in the hammock or on the veranda at the luxury glamping tent. You can’t imagine a better Ascension weekend, can you?
You may be wondering, "Camping on the farm, will I survive?" Of course, you want some luxury and to be pampered. We understand that very well. That is why we have made our tents as luxurious and comfortable as possible. They are not called glamping tents for nothing! Think: comfortable beds, a private toilet, hot water and a kitchen with all the essentials. You can even make your favourite coffee. Want a private bathroom with bath and shower next to the tent? Then choose one of our Ranchtents. You can read more about our glamping tents here.
We have a wide range of farms. From Friesland to southern Limburg. So there is something for everyone! You can choose from these different types of farms: an arable farm, an alpaca farm, an organic farm, a cheese farm, a dairy farm, a horse farm, a sheep farm, a play and learning farm, a cattle farm. You can also choose whether, for example, you want a farm close to the forest or right by the sea. View all of them here.
How is the tent set up?
Our tents are fully furnished and fully equipped. Of course you will sleep in nice beds and in each tent there is a relaxing sofa and a big table to play games at. In the kitchen, there is a gas cooker, running water, a small fridge and a good espresso machine. En natuurlijk veel keukeninventaris. Many of our tents also have an outdoor fireplace by the tent. This way, you can also enjoy the outdoors in the evening.
Good to know: there is no microwave or oven in the tent.
Is there a bathroom in the tent?
No worries, you don't have to shower at the farmer's! You can have a nice shower in the heated sanitary building on the farm. The Ranchtents have a private bathroom with bath and shower next to the tent. The Farmtents, Barntents and Lodgetents (our most luxurious tents) even have a bathroom in the tent.
Is there enough to do on the farm during Ascension?
There is certainly plenty to do on the farm over the long Ascension weekend. Indeed, boredom is impossible! The children take the cows out to pasture one day to help with milking. The next day, they can help with a chore in the fields, feed the goats or brush the horses. Of course, your farming adventure is only complete if you also learn something on the farm. And our farmers personally make sure of that. Topped off with a well-deserved Farmer's diploma.
But there is plenty to play at the farm too! Building tree houses, cycling on the cross-bike track, playing in the hay barn, down the cable car, swinging, go-karting, playing football. We could go on and on. On our book page you can select by activity very easily. That way, you can be sure your children's favourite activities are included.
Can you entertain (inside) in bad weather?
Absolutely! Of course, it can't always be nice weather! If the weather is a bit off, that's not a problem at all. Each tent is equipped with a game box that will keep you entertained for hours.
But, of course, a true Dutch family does not let a bit of bad weather stop them. Even in bad weather, the cows need to be milked and the animals fed. The farmer could also use your help inside in sweeping and mucking out the stables and feeding the calves.
Does your holiday really threaten to fall into the water? Then take advantage of our Good Weather Guarantee and rebook your holiday for free.
What kind of farms are the accommodations on?
We have many different farms. This way, you can choose from an arable farm, an alpaca farm, an organic farm, a cheese farm, a dairy farm, a horse farm, a sheep farm, a play and learning farm, a cattle farm.
Should I bring my own towels?
Towels are unfortunately not included in the price. You can bring them yourself, but you can also order a handy towel pack with one large and one small towel for €5.
Do I need to bring my own bedding?
The sleeping quarters are fully furnished with duvets and pillows and clean bedding. You pay €6 for bed linen per person for the entire stay.
At some farms, you can also opt for the Farmers' Bed layout. For €5.50 per bed, your beds will then be made before arrival.
Can we bring our dog?
Most farms allow you to bring a dog. For this purpose, we have a limited number of tents available on each farm. A maximum of 1 dog per tent is allowed. If you would like to bring a dog, please indicate this in the travel party when booking. You will then see if it is possible to bring your dog. It is therefore possible that tents are no longer available in your desired period. So, in that case, you cannot bring your dog or you have to choose another period or farm. Due to transmittable diseases, only dogs are allowed. So unfortunately you are not allowed to bring other pets.
Is it possible to stay on a FarmCamps farm with a young baby?
Can friends and family visit over the Ascension weekend?
Day guests are certainly welcome at most farms, but usually for a fee. The fee varies from farm to farm and is usually only a few euros per guest, per day. Check with the farmer(s) on arrival.
Day guests may participate in the free activity programme, but this too is in consultation with the farmer(s). Of course, if there is space, day guests may just join paid activities. You can arrange this on the spot with the farmer(s).
How do I easily book my holiday at FarmCamps?
Are you ready for a nice Ascension weekend away with the whole family? Then book your weekend away at FarmCamps now on our handy booking page. Discover all our locations in Drenthe, Gelderland, Limburg, Brabant, Holland, Utrecht, Zeeland and Friesland. Still have questions? Then ask them by phone on 088-8889188 or send an e-mail.
On the Pieperpolder 3 (“pieper” means potato in Dutch) Rindert and Gerdien don’t grow spuds but keep livestock: 110 cows and roughly 50 young cattle. Their modern dairy farm lies hidden behind a dyke in the “Midden-Nederland” region near picturesque hanseatic cities and “Het Zwarte Meer” nature reserve.
Not everything in Kaatsheuvel is a fairy tale, because this incredibly beautiful and cosy horse boarding house really exists! This is where farmer Karin Smulders lives with "our dad" and "our mum", husband Dennis and their 3 cool kids Mees (16 years old), Suus (14 years old) and Faas (10 years old).
Contrary to the rest of Holland, South Limburg boasts beautiful rolling hills where you can almost forget you are in The Netherlands. Nestled between the valleys surrounding Gulpen lies FarmCamps De Verloren Kost. The meandering drive up to the farm is as spectacular as the location itself.
Surrounded by exceptional peace and tranquility, here you can discover the true beauty of typical Dutch polder landscape together with Farmer Wilco and Farmer’s wife Durkje. Imagine looking out from your tent over open meadows, watching the grazing sheep and cows while spotting a few birds too!
On the farm of farmer Frank and farmer Eva, their herd of Brandrode cattle graze outside all year round. Are you coming to stay at the farm? Eva and Frank are happy to teach you everything about inclusive, small-scale livestock farming. In addition to those beautiful cattle, there are many more lovely animals living on the farm, such as ponies, pigs and kittens.
Typical “Brabant welcome” at FarmCamps Breehees Breehees Farmers Carolien and Huub welcome you to their farm with typical Brabant hospitality. Being proud ‘Brabanders’ through and through this comes as second nature to them. Carolien and Huub run this small scale livery and farm campsite, but you are also likely to bump into Mum and Dad, Mr. and Mrs. de Boer whilst out and about on the farm.
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