Drover’s Rest is a Hands on Kinda Place.
Get Involved in Proper Farm Life
Anything you can imagine of a farm is something you can get involved with. So get your hands dirty, muck in and be Farmer Paul or Farmer Dan for the Day.
Feeding the Animals
If you would like to walk around and feed our Farm Animals you are welcome to have some fun with them. We sell a well balanced feed for them for you to use. Please don’t use your own as it will be harmful to them. This activity is free for staying guests and for day visitors the price is £8 per person. Kids under 2 are free. You can book food with us to make the most of your visit. Food is also available as a picnic for you to take out into the fields.
Farm Experience Days
Here you can drop off your kid to spend the whole day working on the farm alongside us. From mucking out, to feeding the animals, collecting the eggs, herding the sheep, milking the goats or churning the cheese. Kids will really get to be hands on with the animals and learn how to take care of them properly. They will also be helping in the veg garden learning where their food comes from and how food is grown properly free of baddies, how to grow veg and flowers organically and new methods of planting including permaculture and looking at ways to bring balance to a farm using natural methods eg. using runner ducks to help keep the slugs away. This activity is £25 per child for half a day and £50 per child for a full day. children must be over 10 years old and bring a packed lunch. This is also available as gift vouchers.
Hanging Out in Our Trees
For guests who have booked to stay here at Drovers you will be able to add an even more wild experience to your stay! Cocooning in the coolest tree hammocks located in our ancient woodland. These can be booked in 4 hour time slots. Or you could even choose to sleep in them overnight. The skies around us are Magical and are protected Dark Skies. This accreditation is testament to the quality of the region’s dark skies. So this is the place to see the stars like never before. For those who don’t know the constellations as well don’t worry, there are wonderful apps that can help you eg. SkyView, Night Sky, Sky Safari to name a few. We also have Badgers, Foxes, Owls and Deer in the woodland so if you are real quiet you may be lucky enough to spot them too.
And why not add a wild feast to your outdoor experience. We will set you up for all you need to cook up a gorgeous Hereford Beef Stew or a Veggie Stew complete with ingredients, poitjie pot and instructions for you to cook on the fire. And we will collect it all after your experience and even do the washing up for you. Watch out Bear Grylls!
The Hammocks have a winter under quilt, an insulation reflective mat that goes into the hammock, an insulated camping mattress and a sleeping bag suitable for sub zero -10 degrees. You will also be provided with hot water bottles to keep you warm and toasty. This together with your warm winter clothes and woolly hat, will ensure you are warm and toasty in your outdoor Scandi experience in the trees. The Hammocks are sprayed and wiped down in between stays with anti Covid approved cleaning products and the sleeping bags are washed to keep you safe.
Cocooning costs £30 pp for a 4 hour slot and £50pp to sleep overnight and your fireside feast will cost £20 pp and will be available from Nov 2020
Other Onsite Activities
We also partner with experts to bring to you right here on the farm: Yoga, Meditation, Pony Rides, Archery, Bushcraft, Survival Courses, Team Building Activities, Foraging etc These range from £5 pp to £30pp. Min numbers required. We are designing outdoor activities inc bushcraft, slack lining and axe throwing as well as a nature hunt and building a bug hotel for 2021. Watch this space!!
Make it a promise to yourself to get crafty this year and learn at least one craft you have always wanted to do. It’s brilliant to work with your hands, surrounded by nature and it ensures that we do not lose the very valuable rural crafts we have been using for centuries. You can attend as a day visitor or a guest who is holidaying with us. Here are some of the crafts on our calendar: Basket Weaving, Felting wonderful Farm Animals, Spinning and Dyeing wool, Spoon Whittling, Lino printing fabrics, Foraging, Making Preserves, Mushroom Foraging, Green wood work (making chestnut gates, Foraging and making Ancient Natural Herbal Remedies, Asado workshops etc.
All activities needs to be pre-booked and will appear on our Whats on page
Farm Life and Activities in Action Here At Drovers