Summer Holiday trip to Bishops Waltham
The summer holidays have been busy with us travelling around and with this hot weather it has been gorgeous!! Our house had been booked out on Airbnb by two families one after the other, so we decided to have a trip away locally to still get back easily to change over the house. I came across this amazing looking place on Airbnb, a safari style tent in Bishops Waltham, it totally caught my eye as something different!
We were greeted by the hosts on arrival, who were so lovely and chatting to us about the farm animals that they have. They have two tents at the end of their garden, you are away from their house with animals in-between you. In front of the tent is a lovely covered area and then a large expanse of grass which the kids just loved running up and down.
The tent was very comfortable and could sleep 8 people, there are 2 double bedrooms on the ground floor and then 4 single beds upstairs. Downstairs there was a dining table, small kitchen area (fridge, electric hob and sink), sofa and a log burning stove which Christian loved! There was no wifi or TV, which always takes me a little while to get used to as I am constantly on my phone 🙈 We only live around a 15 minute drive away but very rarely visit the area. In the morning we took the short walk from the tent into Bishops Waltham itself and had the most amazing breakfast at Josie’s. Honestly if you are ever in the area I highly recommend that you go as their pancakes are to die for!!!
After the most filling breakfast we explored the ruins of Bishops Waltham Palace, this was completely free but is owned by English Heritage. Bishops Waltham used to be a very important town (hundreds of years ago) and the size of the palace was impressive! It was a nice free activity, which lets be honest is one of the biggest draws to a place as it seems like I am constantly opening up my purse for something 🙈
I was concerned that the tent wouldn’t be very warm at night but it was completely fine, it was the middle of august but I do feel the cold but it was fine! The kids loved feeding all our veg scraps to the pigs who were just next to the tent, the pigs would see them coming and snuffle over to the fence to be fed their bits of watermelon or carrot. I love their faces 😍
For a short break away it was nice to stay somewhere different to normal, the safari tent was definitely something ticked off the bucket list and Rhys even gained a pen pal from the boy who was staying next door which was so sweet!