Our reviewer had fun with her family camping in luxury in Yorkshire.
Product: Humble Bee Farm Flixton, North Yorks. Tel 01723 890437 Price: £225.00 Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Where we stayed:
Humble Bee Farm
North Yorkshire YO11 3UJ
What out reviewer said:
I should probably say that we are not campers, so the idea of camping in early March with two young children was not top of our list. We were worried that it would be cold, cramped, and damp. But when we arrived at Humble Bee Farm in the late evening our wooden wigwam cabin was snug and welcoming with enough room for us all. We’d opted for the glamping package and all our bedding was provided along with some towels, pretty bunting, fairy lights, a breakfast pack of sausages, eggs and bacon and a fire pit and marshmallows for a proper campfire. There was even some sparkling wine and chocolates to welcome us.
It soon warmed up thanks to the electric heater and we snuggled into out comfy beds for a good night’s sleep (no lying on the ground or rocking on airbeds for us). Happily for me, middle-of-the-night loo trips weren’t too inconvenient because the spotlessly clean toilet and shower block was just a quick dash outside, not miles across a field.
We woke up early to the sound of the cockerel and the cows and it was nice to get up and be warm in our little cabin, rather than freezing in a tent. We fired up the BBQ and cooked our breakfast, the sausages were especially lovely. The children had fun on the great play area and soon made some friends while we cleared up.
The added bonus of visiting the farm in early March was the lambs and calves being born. It was lovely to see and the farm family were more than happy to let guests watch farm life. Keep an eye out for the very protective goat, it was ready to defend its sheep friends if you got too close! Throughout the year there are different themed weekends on the farm, everything from lambing and nature walks, to foraging lessons and star gazing evenings. There’s always something going on and it’s perfect for children.
Humble Bee is in easy travelling distance of Filey, Scarborough, Bridlington and Whitby. We chose Scarborough and had a lovely time at the Sea Life Centre and on the beach – although it was a bit chilly in March. Back at camp we warmed up quickly in our cabin.
The local pub The Foxhound Inn has an extensive menu, with something for everyone at very reasonable prices for the huge portions. We skipped pudding and headed back for our campfire and marshmallows, before snuggling up again.
Glamping is definitely more fun than “proper” camping. Being warm and dry really sold it to me. Humble Bee Farm is a lovely place to visit and we’d like to go back in the summer when we could sit outside in the sunshine and enjoy the rolling hills all around us and the sounds of the farm animals in the background.
- The glamping package costs £225 for two nights based on two adults sharing. All wigwams are fully heated, with lighting, microwave, toaster, fridge, kettle, gas BBQ, picnic table, and a parking space. The Glamping package includes kingsize bedding (a duvet and cover, pillows, throws, cushions and floor mats), fairy lights and bunting, breakfast pack including locally sourced bacon, sausages, eggs and milk, bottle of sparkling wine, box of chocolates, crockery, cutlery, washing up items (for two people), pan pack; frying pan, sauce pan, tongs, wooden spoon & slotted spoon, fire pit including marshmallows and skewers (one night only), outdoor candlelit lanterns, outdoor pop-up chairs, tea and coffee facilities, towels. For more information call 01723 890437 or visit www.humblebeefarm.co.uk