Cotswold Farm Park Campsite
Being able to pitch a tent in the Cotswolds is an extremely rare occurrence, so somewhat apt that it is possible here – at a rare breeds farm. This place is a huge hit with families, as you’re next to the popular Cotswold Farm Park, made famous as Adam’s Farm by TV presenter Adam Henson.
Camping here is a thorough farm experience. You’re surrounded by the sights, snorts, and smells of all creatures great and small; from Highland cattle and Gloucester Old Spot pigs to chickens and donkeys. Most campers are here to take advantage of unlimitted access to the farm park (during opening hours). Kids love the adventure playground and the Discovery Barn, where you can cuddle such cuties as newborn chicks, rabbits, and ducklings.
And then there are the views. You’re camping in a flat field on top of a Cotswold ridge, with stunning vistas in every direction. And, because all the land surrounding you is farmed by the park, you have access to the most amazing footpaths. The Wildlife Walk is a two-mile wander from the campsite gate into a beautiful valley and back up again. Even the locals can’t believe how lovely it is. Many campers use the site as a base-camp for exploring the Cotswolds and its variety of attractions. From the chocolate-box stone cottages of villages like Stanway and Guiting Power, to the ‘bright lights’ of the spa town of Cheltenham, now more famed for its shops and eateries than its water.
And the added bonus? When all the tour buses and day trippers have left, you and the animals are still there. Albeit you’re tucked up in a tent and they’re in a stable.
FacilitiesThere’s plenty of room in the field to play outdoor games. But the big attraction is being able to spend all day next-door at the Farm Park. The adventure playground has a zip-wire, bouncing pillows, swings, a maze, you name it. And depending on the month, animal lovers get the chance to cuddle new born-chicks and feed lambs. The facilities have recently been refurbished and include baby-changing facilities and a disabled and family bathroom. An onsite shop offers BBQ packs including home-grown/reared and local produce; ice-block freezing; camping gas; and so on. BBQs allowed, but no campfires. This is a working farm, so be aware of machinery in the farmyard. Kids should be aware to check for traffic if crossing the lane from the camp field to the farm.
Suitable ForTents, campervans, caravans, groups, dogs (on leads, and not allowed into the farm park) – yes.
NearbyThe main attractions are right on your ‘farm-step’. You’re surrounded by 1,600 acres of farmland, with access to wonderful walks. A one-off entry fee gives you unlimited access to Farm Park. You’re also in the heart of the Cotswolds, so the famous Cotswold Way footpath is never far from you.
Food & Drink
Adam’s Kitchen at the Farm Park offers a hearty cooked breakfast and food throughout the day. Local pubs serving food are the Plough Inn at Ford and the Half Way House at Kineton. Bourton-on-the-Water (4 miles) has facilities including a small supermarket and bakery. For home-grown veg visit Pauline’s honesty box stall on the side of the road in Taddington (2 miles away). Winchcombe (6 miles) boasts the Michelin-starred Restaurant 5 North Street.
Opening Times24th April– 29th October.
The Owner Says
Adam's caravan and camp site offer a total countryside experience and unique access to all the Cotswolds has to offer. Roll out of your bunk and capture those magical misty mornings and take in the fresh country air. Perhaps someone will already have the kettle on and you'll hear the sizzle of breakfast on the go.
Theres nothing more invigorating than an early morning jog down a quiet country lane or perhaps you'd prefer to take things a little easier- just have a stretch and listen to the countryside waking up around you; the birdsong in the hedgerows and newborn lambs calling to mum.After an action packed day at the Farm Park, or exploring the Cotswolds, settle down back at the camp site and relax whilst watching the sun set over the Windrush Valley.
Dogs welcome: Dogs are welcome guests but a small surcharge applies and they must be kept on their lead at all times, including whilst on the Wildlife Walk. Dogs must not be left unattended in cars, tents or caravans.
Free Farm Park entry: All Campers get unlimited access to the Farm Park for the duration of their stay (during Farm Park opening hours).
Approximately 70 pitches, 25 with hard-standing, electricity, water and waste drainage, 17 grass pitches with electricity. 6 Glamping pitches.
pitches laid out within newly planted hedging areas.
new facilities block with showers, toilets, family/disabled bathroom,baby change (in both ladies and men's), sinks, hand-driers, food preparation area, laundry area, freezer/fridge for customer use.
Chemical disposal point, waste water disposal, motor home point.
New Welcome Lodge, with reception, shop and customer lounge area.Check Availability
From Stow on the Wold – Take the B4077 Tewkesbury road for five miles. Turn left at the Farm Park sign on the crossroads with the Broadway to Bourton on the Water road. The Cotswold Farm Park can be found on your right in 1¼ miles.
From Bourton on the Water – Take the Naunton road off the A429. Continue straight-over crossroads, following signs to the Farm Park on the left hand side.
From Tewkesbury and M5 junction 9 – Take the B4077 Stow on the Wold road, through Ford and turn right at the Farm Park sign on the crossroads with the Broadway to Bourton on the Water road. The Cotswold Farm Park will be on your right in 1¼ miles.
From Cheltenham – Take the A40 Oxford road, turning left onto the A436 for Stow on the Wold at Andoversford. After approximately 5 miles turn left onto the B4068 and four miles later, left again at the crossroads with the Bourton on the Water, Broadway road, following signs to the Farm Park on the left hand side.
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Rated ★★★★☆ over 2 reviews
Perfect for kids under 7
We stayed here for a long weekend in April with our 3 year old and 1 year old twins. Even though we turned up very late past 10:00 we were greeted with a friendly and welcoming chap who walked us to our spot by the light of his torch. The one thing we weren't ready for was the biting cold wind, but as our guide informed us we were up very high. We nodded off to sleep to the sound of the wind and the owls.
In the morning we awoke to the sound of goats and sheep. It's a small site, well field really but it has leccy and the shower block is very close and well looked after. the little shop well stocked with tasty Adam's farm produce and it's here you buy your tickets too the Farm. The farm really is very very close, I timed it at just over a minute to the entrance. You pay for one day and then get in for free the rest of the weekend, brilliant. The kids absolutely loved it and I can't recommend it enough. My only (very small) negative is the site playground could be better, it's a bit lame, but then it does'nt matter with the farm so close with some excellent playgrounds.
If you fancy a spot of stargazing you would have to try hard to find a better view, and in the morning the kids can feed the goats through the fence from right outside your tent or campervan. very safe. Just watch out for the tractor ride coming in to the entrance if you let them wander off.
Last word of advice, don't try and fit a double buggy in the maze.......
Great little Campsite
We've just got back from a weekend camping at the Cotsworld Farm Park, it's our third time using the site, it's a great well laid out campsite. Each pitch is spacious and well marked out. The staff are friendly and helpful. The facilities are limited, but are always clean. The campsite was half full, so we didn't have any issues waiting for showers etc, but can imagine on a busy weekend they'd be a wait. The best bit about it, is that you've got access to the farm park next door on a pay once, use for the duration of your stay which is great value. We'll be back again next year and probably for longer than a weekend to get the most benefit out of the site.
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