Family Camping at Children’s Farms in Northern England

Do you love taking the family to farm parks, but never feel like there’s enough time to see everything? Then a farm park staycation is the answer for you. This Summer enjoy a night or two at some of our favourite attractions in Northern England, giving you access to see all the adorable animals, outdoor play for children and views of our beautiful British landscape. Scroll down to find out about some of the top staycations that are perfect for you and your family this Summer.


Rand Farm Park

Rand Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, LN8 5NT

Rand Farm Park are back again with their annual Summer camp retreat. As seen in the Daily Mirror, this attraction provides one of the best UK staycations with plenty of adventure overlooking the picturesque Lincolnshire countryside. Pitch your tent for a weekend stay and enjoy unique animal-based activities, exclusive evening plays and entertainment. On the grounds, you’ll find on-site catering serving some of your favourite breakfast bites, shower and toilet facilities, family games night, plus a foam party for your little ones and much more.   

“Fantastic camping weekend! We had a group of kids aged 5-14, lots to keep them happy and the bonus of going out after hours really made it. Thanks to the amazing team for the foam party, tasty marshmallows, and the scavenger hunt. See you next year!”

-Facebook review

If you are looking for something to exceed your expectations this Summer, Rand Farm Park is the ideal family staycation.

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Williams Den

Castle Farm, Wold Hill HU15 2LS

This Summer nothing sounds more magical than sleeping under the stars and getting back to nature for an unforgettable experience with family and friends at William’s Den.

If you are a regular visitor to the farm, then you know how hard it is to get your children to leave, which is why this Summer Williams Den have extended their grounds for you to kick back and relax without watching the time. The pitches are surrounded by rolling countryside with plenty of space for your child to run, jump and play with the great outdoor facilities on offer.

There’s nothing like the camping experience at the den this school break. Throughout the Summer, they are offering Saturday pizzeria nights, DIY BBQ boxes using fresh local produce, Fire Pit Hire with additional S’mores kits, their on-site shop for those last-minute camping essentials and an open area for your four-legged friends. Don’t forget to maximise your farm experience by exploring all their other activities such as sand and water play, 50 metre zip wire, plus a den building area.

Let your imagination run wild this Summer and book a staycation at Williams Den.

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Swithens Farm

Swithen’s Ln, Rothwell, Leeds LS26 0BT

Looking for a spacious, peaceful one night stay during the last few weeks of the Summer holidays?

Situated in West Yorkshire, Swithens Farm is a lovely getaway to be in touch with nature again. During your stay, they offer some great amenities across the farm for families to enjoy, such as interacting with their huge range of animals, by petting and feeding them too. Some of their furry friends include cows, pigs, goats, donkeys, llamas, alpacas, meerkats plus many more!

Continue the day with soft ball play for your little ones, picnic on their beautiful grounds, and some live music before calling it a night in your tents. If you’re looking for a simple yet lovely day out going into the evening, then Swithens Farm camping experience may be the best choice for you and your family.

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Thornton Hall Country Park

Thornton-in-Craven, Skipton BD23 3TS

Thornton Hall Country Park is an award-winning leisure attraction on the borders of Lancashire and Yorkshire and is suited for all ages and interests.

During your stay, take a visit to their beautiful farm park for a perfect family day out with hands on animal encounters, indoor and outdoor play, plus unique special events across the Summer season. Plus, experience the breath-taking northern countryside views on foot and discover nature’s hidden gems.

Why not finish off the day by putting the children to sleep and letting the adults to have some fun. Delve deep into their Secret Garden, a place for adults to experience delicious food and cocktails under their gigantic tipi marquee, where you can enjoy a sing and dance along to live music.

There’s lots of joy for both children and adults to experience this Summer at Thornton Hall Country Park.

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Please Note: information included in this article is correct at time of publishing. Due to current government guidelines related to COVID-19 some attractions and facilities may differ. Please check each individual attractions website before you visit