18 – 25 August 2021 – Camp 3

18 – 25 August 2021 – Camp 3

We believe every cloud has a silver lining. COVID has brought immense stress on so many families and this summer all our travel plans are curbed. We are also realising the planet is finite and we work better as one community that has common values, understanding and shared joys. Happerley Family Food Fests are all about rediscovering the genuine pleasures of life and living.

It is in this context we are hosting three intimate Festival camps to provide an inclusive and inspirational countryside and camping experience, connecting families to nature, farming, food and friendship – and above all, fun!So much more than a muddy field in an English summer!

Next steps

1. Choose a week
There are options for three different weeks, running Saturday to Saturday (Camp 1 and 2) and Wednesday to Wednesday (Campt 3). Numbers are limited to 20 pitches, each hosting a family. Just arrive with one or two tents – and we will look after you!

2. View the sample itinerary below
If you have any questions, please call Sarah in the Happerley office on 01242 222878.

3. You book your week
We have tried to make this really affordable and good value. Our hope is to light a touch paper for Happerley Family Food Fests to operate under license across the UK next year, connecting families to food to farming and to other families – to help reconnect and share across divides, and truly value what is on our doorstep.

You first need to book a family pitch on which you can erect up to two tents – £250
Then in the shopping trolley add:
Each adult (18 yrs+) – £300
Each child 5 – 17 – £175.00
Each child under 5 – £50.00

So, for example, a family of four with two teenagers will cost £1200.00.

The full fee is payable on booking. However, if you would prefer to pay 50% now and 50% four weeks prior to the event, please contact Sarah on 01242 222878. Please read our Terms and Conditions.

We have tried to make this really affordable and good value. However, we are offering a limited number of assisted places to families nominated by others who have suffered exceptional hardship through COVID. We want to create life changing experience: please contact Sarah on 01242 222878 in confidence to discuss, or email in the first instance, by 30 April 2021.

4. We will contact you
Ruth Darling, the Happerley Family Food Festival organiser, will call you to find out more about your family so we can really try to meet your expectations, likes and dislikes. We want everyone’s week to be special.

We then look forward to communicating with you regularly as we want these Festivals to be memorable and special for all our guests.

There will be meet and greet webinars in May for each Camp, hosted by Adam Henson, farmer, TV presenter and Happerley brand ambassador.

Included

  • Hot and continental breakfast
  • Lunch to take-away (available to purchase when pre-ordered)
  • Delicious evening meals, from 5.30pm
  • Complimentary tea/coffee 7am – 10am and 7pm-9pm
  • All activities and entertainment (see below)
  • Loos and shower block
  • ‘Camp Hall’ – a communal marquee with tables and seating
  • Shared electrical charging points (for light use only)
  • Games room with ‘rainy day’ screenings
  • Wifi
  • Complimentary food and drink tastings
  • Supervised children’s activities
  • Resident host with service staff providing ‘pitch and table’ service

Activities and entertainment include

  • BBQs
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Camp fires with entertainment
  • Outdoor swimming and paddling pools
  • Inspirational guest speakers
  • Treasure hunts
  • Nature walks
  • Creative child activities
  • Farm visits
  • Food and drink tastings
  • Farm croquet and other sports
  • Dawn yoga

On site shop

Our shop will provide a huge range of English bottled beers, gins, mixers and wines at sensible prices along with soft drinks. It will also sell many English snacks, ice and other essentials

Food

Food and its story is at the heart of the Festival. You and your family will know where ALL your food is from! We will have a resident chef and team on duty throughout the week.

We will be making the most of what is in season and grown locally or indeed on the farm. Look forward to delicacies like Strawberry and elderflower sorbet, Marshfields ice cream, English Gazpachio, summer pavlova celebration, pedigree Gloucester beef burgers, artisan English cheeses, salads grown in our own garden.

Continental and hot Breakfast Boxes can be pre-ordered the day before from menu tick box list, and are ready from 8am for campers to collect and pour themselves a hot drink to take away.

There will be a concession available for all our guests for take-away food boxes from our food and drink producers.

You and your family will know where ALL your food is from! Engagement is everything. Meet Ruth Irwin who Lives Happerley and will be working to create our banquet feasts.

Purchase
Pitch Event - Camp3
£250.00

Your combined pitch and individual tickets include entry to the Festival, breakfast, light lunch and evening meals, all activities and entertainment.

One pitch will accommodate 2 tents and 1 vehicle.

For a booking of more than 5 pitches, please contact us so we can accommodate your needs.

*You will be able to add the individual tickets for your family on the following page:
Each adult (18 yrs+) – £300
Each child 5 – 17 – £175.00
Each child 1-5 – £50.00

Itinerary

From 9 am:  Check in to Camp from 9am, and we will guide you to your pitch.

Tea, coffee and spring water available, bring your refillable mug and start with a cuppa before you put up your tent!

Information point: Come and say hello to the Festival team, we'll be here to meet and greet throughout the day. Remember to order your breakfast and lunch choices for tomorrow. 

From 12 noon, light lunch: [Available to purchase, we will ask if you would like to pre-order before camp starts]. A varied menu through the week, enjoy a light lunch made from fresh local produce, and all Happerley transparent. Take out to your pitch, or sit yourself in the marquee. 

Afternoon: A chance to explore, outside family games available 

Evening meal from 5.30pm:  'A taste of Gloucestershire' hog roast, with delicious dessert selection. Join us by the campfire, and enjoy a feast of flavour from Gloucestershire, accompanied by complimentary beer and wine from Happerley Transparent producers, good conversation and music. 

Daily: Self-guided Nature Treasure Trail. Pick a trail from Trees, Birds and Bugs and take yourself off for a walk around the farm for some family time. Our Treasure Trails can be enjoyed any time during the week.

Daily: Help yourself games to play on Top Field including farm croquet, rounders, cricket, Smite, badminton.

This is an example itinerary and may be subject to change - all updates will be published here

From 7.30am: Pick up your breakfast box, continental or hot bap box, with yoghurt and fresh fruit. Bring your refillable mug for coffee or tea, or pick up some juice. [Pre-order breakfast the day before]

10am: A warm welcome from Happerley founder Matthew Rymer and team and an introduction to the week ahead.

During the day:  A chance to explore, take one of our self-guided tours to venture out to the fields. Childrens activity to make a bird feeder. 

From 12 noon, light lunch: [Available to purchase, pre-order] A varied menu through the week, enjoy a light lunch made from fresh local produce, and all Happerley transparent. Take out to your pitch, or sit yourself in the marquee. 

Late afternoon: cheese and wine tasting with artisan breads.

From 5.30pm: A Sunday feast evening meal with delicious desserts, prepared by our resident chef

Daily: Yoga at dawn will give early risers the chance to stretch and flex, and we'll run more sessions for adults at other times to give you some time out.

Daily: We'll be setting some time aside for younger children to enjoy crafts and activities, with parents involved. 

Daily: Self-guided Nature Treasure Trail. Pick a trail from Trees, Birds and Bugs and take yourself off for a walk around the farm for some family time. Our Treasure Trails can be enjoyed any time during the week. 

Daily: Help Yourself Games - take your pick from farm croquet (less gentile than traditional croquet!), rounders, cricket, Smite, badminton and more.

Remember, you can join in as much or as little as you like - it's completely up to you. And, of course, you're welcome to go offsite and explore further afield in this beautiful part of Gloucestershire. Ask at our Information point for recommendations of local places to visit. 

 

This is an example itinerary and may be subject to change - all updates will be published here

From 7.30am, breakfast: Pick up your breakfast box, continental or hot bap box, with yoghurt and fresh fruit. Bring your refillable mug for coffee or tea, or pick up some juice. [Pre-order breakfast the day before].

Morning & afternoon option: A guided river walk along the River Severn, learn about the flood meadows, the wildlife that thrives in this part of the world and how the landscape changes through the seasons.

During the day: With our bug spotting guide, can you find all the creepy crawlies, slitheries and flying creatures around the field?

From 12 noon, light lunch: [Available to purchase, pre-order] A varied menu through the week, enjoy a light lunch made from fresh local produce, and all Happerley transparent. Take out to your pitch, or sit yourself in the marquee.

Afternoon: Meet the people behind your food. We’ll be introducing you to a producer - from livestock, growers or artisan makers – to experience the passion and knowledge that goes in to bringing high quality food to your plate.

And there'll be the chance to sample a variety of food and drinks from regional producers, backed by their stories of provenance.

From 5.30pm evening meal:  A choice menu brought to you with local provenance by a selected Happerley Transparent caterer.

Daily: Yoga at dawn will give early risers the chance to stretch and flex, and we'll run more sessions for adults during the day to give you some time out.

Daily: We'll be setting some time aside for younger children to enjoy crafts and activities, with parents involved.

Daily: Self-guided Nature Treasure Trail. Pick a trail from Trees, Birds and Bugs and take yourself off for a walk around the farm for some family time. Our Treasure Trails can be enjoyed any time during the week.

Daily: Help Yourself Games - take your pick from farm croquet (less gentile than traditional croquet!), rounders, cricket, Smite, badminton and more.

Remember, you can join in as much or as little as you like - it's completely up to you. And, of course, you're welcome to go offsite and explore further afield in this beautiful part of Gloucestershire. Ask at our Information point for recommendations of local places to visit.

 

The above itinerary may be subject to change, all updates will be published on our website.

From 7.30am, breakfast: Pick up your breakfast box, continental or hot bap, with yoghurt and fresh fruit. Bring your refillable mug for coffee or tea, or pick up some juice. [Pre-order breakfast the day before].

From 10am: Creating your own Kitchen Garden. Founder of Padstow Kitchen Garden, and former head chef, Ross Geach, leads a fun and informative session for gardeners of all abilities. Topics covered may include how to grow baby veg and herbs for dinner with friends; how to deal with gluts; how to correctly store your veg; growing veg and herb plants from seed or cuttings. 

From 12 noon, light lunch: [Available to purchase, pre-order] A varied menu through the week, enjoy a light lunch made from fresh local produce, and all Happerley transparent. Take out to your pitch, or seat yourself in the marquee.

Afternoon: Smell, touch, taste - we'll be bringing the senses alive with  'Making a mini herb garden' 

From 5.30pm, evening meal: A delicious family meal, showcasing vegetables with a twist

From 8pm, evening entertainment: Gin tasting. A fun, fact-filled tasting, trying out the best gins in the south west. A structured gin tasting is an excellent way to expand your understanding of the various gin flavour profiles out there; how to identify them, enjoy them, mix them, and - most importantly - to find out which gins you like the best! For 18 years + only

Daily: Yoga at dawn will give early risers the chance to stretch and flex, and we'll run more sessions for adults during the day to give you some time out.

Daily: We'll be setting some time aside for younger children to enjoy crafts and activities, with parents involved.

Daily: Self-guided Nature Treasure Trail. Pick a trail from Trees, Birds and Bugs and take yourself off for a walk around the farm for some family time. Our Treasure Trails can be enjoyed any time during the week.

Daily: Help Yourself Games - take your pick from farm croquet, rounders, cricket, Smite, badminton and more.

Remember, you can join in as much or as little as you like - it's completely up to you. And, of course, you're welcome to go offsite and explore further afield in this beautiful part of Gloucestershire. Ask at our Information point for recommendations of local places to visit.

The above itinerary may be subject to change, all updates will be published on our website.

From 7.30am, breakfast: Pick up your breakfast box, continental or hot bap box, with yoghurt and fresh fruit. Bring your refillable mug for coffee or tea, or pick up some juice. [Pre-order breakfast the day before]

During the day: Activity collecting recycling and natural materials to make musical instruments

From 12 noon, light lunch: [Available to purchase, pre-order] A varied menu through the week, enjoy a light lunch made from fresh local produce, and all Happerley transparent. Take out to your pitch, or seat yourself in the marquee. 

Explore: An afternoon to explore local attractions off-site. Pick up guides and recommendations from our Information Point.

From 5.30pm, evening meal:  A choice menu brought to you with local provenance by a selected Happerley Transparent caterer.

Evening: Family singalong for children and their homemade instruments

Daily: Yoga at dawn will give early risers the chance to stretch and flex, and we'll run more sessions for adults during the day to give you some time out. 

Daily: We'll be setting some time aside for younger children to enjoy crafts and activities, with parents involved. 

Daily: Self-guided Nature Treasure Trail. Pick a trail from Trees, Birds and Bugs and take yourself off for a walk around the farm for some family time. Our Treasure Trails can be enjoyed any time during the week.

Daily: Help Yourself Games - take your pick from farm croquest, rounders, cricket, Smite, badminton and more. 

Remember, you can join in as much or as little as you like - it's completely up to you. And, of course, you're welcome to go offsite and explore further afield in this beautiful part of Gloucestershire. Ask at our Information point for recommendations of local places to visit. 

The above itinerary may be subject to change, all updates will be published on our website here.

From 7.30am, breakfast: Pick up your breakfast box, continental or hot bap, with yoghurt and fresh fruit. Bring your refillable mug for coffee or tea, or pick up some juice. [Pre-order breakfast the day before].

During the day: Make a bug house and/or wildflower seed bomb

During the day: Mindfulness and meditation sessions for children and young people

From 12 noon, light lunch[Available to purchase, pre-order] A varied menu through the week, enjoy a light lunch made from fresh local produce, and all Happerley transparent. Take out to your pitch, or seat yourself in the marquee.

An afternoon with Adam Henson: Join Adam to find out why he's passionate about Britain's rare breeds of farm animals and learn more about farming and why its important to know how food finds its way to your plate. An informal session with Adam with plenty of opportunity to ask questions!

From 5.30pm, evening meal: A family feast evening meal with delicious desserts, prepared by our resident chef

7.30pm Film Evening: Family film showing in the marquee, with nibbles

Daily: Yoga at dawn will give early risers the chance to stretch and flex, and we'll run more sessions for adults during the day to give you some time out.

Daily: We'll be setting some time aside for younger children to enjoy crafts and activities, with parents involved.

Daily: Self-guided Nature Treasure Trail. Pick a trail from Trees, Birds and Bugs and take yourself off for a walk around the farm for some family time. Our Treasure Trails can be enjoyed any time during the week.

Daily: Help Yourself Games - take your pick from farm croquet, rounders, cricket, Smite, badminton and more.

Remember, you can join in as much or as little as you like - it's completely up to you. And, of course, you're welcome to go offsite and explore further afield in this beautiful part of Gloucestershire. Ask at our Information point for recommendations of local places to visit.

The above itinerary may be subject to change, all updates will be published on our website.

From 7.30am, breakfast: Pick up your breakfast box, continental or hot bap, with yoghurt and fresh fruit. Bring your refillable mug for coffee or tea, or pick up some juice. [Pre-order breakfast the day before].

From 10am: A morning of creativity, and a time to play using natural resources – build a den, make a collage, design a sculpture - we’ll have lots of suggestions to set your ideas sparking, and then it’s over to you. Make it a solo project, or join in with others – whatever floats your creative boat, anything goes! If you're happy to share your artwork, we'll put it on display for everyone to enjoy.

From 12 noon, light lunch[Available to purchase, pre-order]. A varied menu through the week, enjoy a light lunch made from fresh local produce, and all Happerley transparent. Take out to your pitch, or seat yourself in the marquee.

Afternoon: A choice of sessions and activities, for example, tree rubbing, rock painting and flower pot decorating.

From 5.30pm evening meal:  A choice menu brought to you with local provenance by a selected Happerley Transparent caterer. 

 

From 7pm, evening entertainment: Join us for a last hurrah in the marquee for an easy-going, fun family quiz night, hosted in exuberant style by Claire Thayers, Happerley Ambassador. Yes, there will be prizes!

 

Daily: Yoga at dawn will give early risers the chance to stretch and flex, and we'll run more sessions for adults during the day to give you some time out.

Daily: We'll be setting some time aside for younger children to enjoy crafts and activities, with parents involved.

Daily: Self-guided Nature Treasure Trail. Pick a trail from Trees, Birds and Bugs and take yourself off for a walk around the farm for some family time. Our Treasure Trails can be enjoyed any time during the week.

Daily: Help Yourself Games - take your pick from farm croquet (less gentile than traditional croquet!), rounders, cricket, Smite, badminton and more.

Remember, you can join in as much or as little as you like - it's completely up to you. And, of course, you're welcome to go offsite and explore further afield in this beautiful part of Gloucestershire. Ask at our Information point for recommendations of local places to visit.

The above itinerary may be subject to change, all updates will be published on our website.

Your final day to enjoy breakfast, pack down your pitch and say your farewells.

We ask for all guests to be off site by 12 noon, unless by prior arrangement.

We'll be waving you off with a Happerley goodie bag to enjoy!

Special Guests (more guest speakers coming soon)
Founder, Padstow Kitchen Garden
Former Stein's head chef Ross Geach is head grower at Padstow Kitchen Garden, which supplies vegetables to some of the finest restaurants in Cornwall.
Farmer, and Co-Founder of Happerley
Gloucester Cattle are more than just cows to Clifford Freeman, they represent both his heritage and his future
Farmer. TV presenter and Happerley Advisory Board member
Adam Henson is perhaps the best-known farmer in the UK through his work presenting on BBC's Countryfile. But farming and conservation are Adam's first passions when the cameras stop rolling.
FAQ

All tickets must be pre-booked in advance, and are available for camping guests only. If you require additional tickets, please contact us directly.

We are dog friendly, but please keep them on leads at all times. Willow Hill is a working farm with livestock and dogs are not allowed to roam freely. Please respect others, clean up and look after your dog - we ask for no more than two dogs per pitch please.

Check in on the first day of your Camp (either Saturday for Camp 1 and Camp 2, or Wednesday for Camp 3) is from 9am. Check out is by 12 noon, unless by prior arrangement.

There are toilet facilities and two indoor showers. Please bring your own towels and toiletries. If you have mobility issues, please contact us directly and we will do all we can to accommodate your needs. Please bear in mind that Willow Hill is a working farm, and many activities are in the fields on uneven ground and unpredictable going, depending on the weather.

There is free parking for one vehicle on your pitch. If you wish to bring more than one car, please get in touch with us in advance so we can plan the camping field. If you have mobility issues, please let us know in advance we will do all we can to accommodate your needs [note disabled faciltities above].

We are primarily a campsite for tents: if you wish to bring a live-in vehicle, please contact us before booking so that we can see if this is possible. 

You are welcome to bring your own alcohol. We also have a paid bar - The Cellear - selling at better than pub prices. 

We will have a qualified First Aider on site during the day time only.

We will be operating in line with Public Health England and government guidelines, and we are following announcements closely to plan ahead and ensure we are compliant. As best practice, we will carry out sanitation cleaning daily in communal areas, display hygiene posters onsite, minimise person-to-person contact in our service environment, and ensure all Festival staff are trained around good hygiene practices and COVID-19. We will provide clear communication outlining the steps to take should a customer, or employee present unwell.

Cameras for personal use are welcome, no professional filming or photography is allowed, unless prior permission is obtrained from Happerley Limited. Please note that guests might be photographed by the organisers of Happerley Family Food Festival and the images used in future promotional literature, both offline and online. Please see Terms and Conditionsfor further details. 

Happerley Ltd does not accept liability for personal damages, losses or injuries sustained at this event - including damage and losses to property and motor vehicles. 

Please note that your tent must not exceed 7 metres in length.

Contact

    Get in touch. Let’s talk about your ideas and feedbacks!

    01242 222848 (08.30-5.00 weekdays)
    willowhill@happerley.co.uk
    Willow Hill Farm, Apperley GL19 4DJ, UK

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