Camping like you’ve never seen it before! Horsley Hale Farm offers comfortable accommodation, endless activities and
a stunning natural location
Described by guests as an oasis in the Fens, Horsley Hale Farm offers an idyllic destination for a stay in the countryside with friends and family. Surrounded by lush, mature trees, you could easily imagine you were in any part of the world – perfect when in need of a bit of escapism – but without the stress of travelling too far!
Run by husband-and-wife duo Stuart and Steph Hatton, the farm has provided a venue for corporate events and away-days, glamping breaks and outdoor educational programmes for schools and youth organisations since 2017. Initially catering for weddings, they’ve slowly shifted the business towards a glamping offering, providing luxury accommodation and facilities for families who want their children to enjoy the freedoms of camping, without skimping on comfort.
“We want to make sure we are a family-friendly site,” says Stuart. “A lot of glamping sites are adults-only, aimed at those seeking a bit of peace and quiet, but we have a relatively young family, and wanted to position ourselves as somewhere you can bring the kids.” They’re dog-friendly too, with four-legged friends recognised as key members of the family!
Central to the offering is a vast range of outdoor activities to keep everyone occupied throughout their stay. “We want to offer lots for both grown-ups and children to do,” says Steph. “And if the parents can get a few hours to themselves while the kids are being entertained by somebody else, that always goes down well!”
For the adults, cocktail making is a sure-fire hit – learn to make some of your favourite tipples alongside professional help – while yoga by the lake is a brilliant way to unwind and realign.
Meanwhile, children can enjoy fun activities like den building, dreamcatcher making and feeding the resident alpacas. An old-school sports day provides the perfect opportunity for grown-ups and children alike to unleash their competitive side, whereas the campfire bread and hot chocolate session is a cosy and relaxing activity to enjoy as a family.
Keep reading in our September issue.