Relax in your own private hot tub at Dolphinholme Farm.
Relax in your own private hot tub at Dolphinholme Farm.

Forest of Bowland Collection, Lancaster, Lancashire

The Forest of Bowland Collection is a family-run farm (formerly known as Dolphinholme Farm) which sits on the western edge of Lancashire's Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a justifiably popular member of Feather Down Farms, offering you and the kids a glamping break or holiday during which you can experience farm life close up. Previously a goat farm, now they primarily produce free-range eggs for supermarkets nationwide. For biosecurity, you cannot visit the chickens during your stay but you can visit and help with some sheep and cattle - including a Belted Galloway cow (also known as the Oreo cow!). There are also dogs to meet, there's a stream to paddle in, there are indoor and outdoor play areas to explore and they have a great honesty shop.

You stay in safari-style canvas tents with toilets and log-burning stoves for cooking. Some come with added 'frills', including a private hot tub, an outdoor shower, a veranda and a hammock. Pets are welcome but need to be kept under close control near livestock. 

See our feature on a family stay at Dolphinholme Farm.

Location

The Forest Bowland Collection is, of course, handy for the Forest of Bowland (or Bowland Fells) as well as the historic city of Lancaster and Lancaster Castle, the Lake District National Park, Morecambe and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Forest of Bowland Collection

What to expect

Cots
Hot tub
On-site shop
Outdoor play area

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Kids playing at Forest of Bowland Collection

Kids playing at Forest of Bowland Collection

The farmhouse at Forest of Bowland Collection

The farmhouse at Forest of Bowland Collection

Accommodation

4 lodges, 1 frills lodge and 2 frills lodges with hot tub.

Canvas Lodge sleeps up to 5 adults and 1 child up to 12yrs) in master double bedroom, bunk bed room and cupboard bed (for 2 kids or one adult), with toilet and cooking stove. All cooking equipment, plates, cutlery, etc. Cook chest also provided in the tent. Picnic table.

Canvas Frills Lodge with en-suite bathroom also available. Some frills lodges have a private hot tub.

Offer of the week

Exclusive Offer - 10% off with Forest Holidays. Book and stay before 31 Dec 2020.

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A canvas tent at Forest of Bowland Collection

A canvas tent at Forest of Bowland Collection

Facilities

Playbarn and playground with zip line.

Treasure hunt (2 hour/mile).

Orienteering course.

Honesty shop selling provisions such as eggs, milk, bread, bacon sausages, etc, as well as the essential boxes of wood and kindling.

Hot showers.

A traditional wood-fired oven lit once each week (or stay) for breads, pizzas, stews, roast chickens.

A small collection of petting animals.

Premier service (beds made on arrival; wood burner and lanterns lit; meal and drinks ready for first night; extra cost).

Farmer's meals/soup (extra cost; pre-book).

Smoke barrel hire (extra cost; pre-book).

Breakfast hamper (extra cost; pre-book).

Pizza oven (communal use).

Fun in the lodge kitchen at Forest of Bowland Collection

Fun in the lodge kitchen at Forest of Bowland Collection

Farm animals at Forest of Bowland Collection

Farm animals at Forest of Bowland Collection