A haven of tranquility away from city life: a world of discovery for babies and toddlers!
In the heart of the Dutch countryside lies a unique Feather Down Farm called De Landhoeve. Situated on the edge of the Hoge Veluwe National Park this farm enjoys views over the meadows and is home to cows, goats, chickens, rabbits, pigs and more. Guests are invited to pick strawberries and raspberries which grow on the farm, along with herbs and vegetables for hearty evening meals. You feel like you’re well and truly away from city life here yet you’re only an hour and a quarter from the centre of Amsterdam and all its attractions.
Wendy the host will welcome you with open arms and make sure you are settled in your home from home.
Little ones will love being taken on the tractor around the farm and will be able to get involved, watching the cows being milked and tending to the chickens, and piglets, as well as cuddling the rabbits and guinea pigs in the cuddle barn! They can even rent their own private bunny which you can keep in its hutch next to your accommodation!
Just being in this exciting new environment will be stimulating enough for toddlers and there is so much open space to run around and play in. They will love playing on the haystacks and in the play area, on the swings and trampoline, in the sand and playing on the toy tractors and having fun with the water pump. Wendy also organises treasure hunts and other fun activities to keep little ones entertained.
Like every Feather Down Farm there is a superb farm shop or “honesty shop” where you just keep a note of what you’ve taken and pay at the end. You can buy food for your evening meal here and also enjoy the freshly cooked pizzas in the pizza evenings which Wendy organises and which are a great way to get to know the host and her farm more as well as chat to other families staying on the farm.
You can hire family bikes too and explore the many cycle routes in the area.
Accommodation at De Landhoeve is in luxurious lodge tents:
Canvas Lodge sleeping 6 people
Includes: Large beds, bed linen including fluffy duvets, toilet, cold water, showers in the shower block, wood burning fire for heating and cooking, wood, candles and lamp oil, BBQ, sofa, picnic table, deck chairs and extended canopy, cold water in the kitchen, cool box for fridge.
Canvas frills lodge 6 people
Includes: Large beds, bed linen including fluffy duvets, towels, toilet, warm shower, sofa, wood burning fire for heating and cooking, wood, candles and lamp oil, BBQ, picnic table, deck chairs, cold water in the kitchen, cool box for fridge, Beds are made on arrival. New this year-wooden decking at the front of the lodge.
High chairs and cots can be added to your booking for a small fee.
There is so much fun to be had on the farm that you might not want to leave! If you do fancy an afternoon away from the farm then there is plenty to do on your doorstep. Being on the edge of the Hoge Veluwe National Park there are plenty of walking and family cycling opportunities (take advantage of the free white bikes within the national park).
5 minutes drive away(2.5km) is the village of Oosterwolde.
15km away or a 15 minute drive is the Drentse Koe play farm/ice cream farm with bouncy castles, play areas, tractors, go-karts and more.
You are also only 15 minutes (15km) from the medieval town of Zwolle which is also home to Dinoland, a dinosaur themed attraction and play park aimed at young children.
35 minutes away (45km) is the city of Apeldoorn with many attractions including the Juliana Toren attraction park, and 30 minutes north you will find the Dolfinarium and the magical Hansel and Gretel pancake house with a big outdoor play area and hundreds of different pancakes to choose from!
An hour away is Utrecht where you can find the Miffy Museum and the Train (Spoorweg) Museum which are both brilliant places to visit with little ones!
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