Forestside Farm is a small, friendly holiday park, open throughout the year for holidaymakers with tents, caravans, and motorhomes. There is a real ‘back to basics’ feel about Forestside Farm, and if you are looking for a retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and exposure to the great outdoors of the English midlands, then this is the place to go. Although Forestside Farm is an idyllic, quiet retreat, its central location means that you can easily head to some of the best attractions in the area quickly if you wish to.
Forestside Farm is an organic dairy farm, meaning fresh produce is always available for you to eat in a healthy and nutritious manner. From Forestside, you can enjoy some amazing views, with Weaver Hills and Dove Valley being just two of the inspirational places to explore in the heart of Staffordshire.
A large field is perfect for children and pets to run around in, however, beware that, as a working piece of farmland, there may be cows in the field at any given time! The parks owners do encourage you to look around and learn about what happens on the site, and can be a fun and educational experience for families to enjoy.
Marchington and Draycott are the two nearest villages, both of which offer local amenities and shops selling the very best fresh produce, from bread to meats and everything in between. Uttoxeter is only a short drive away, and is definitely worth heading to at the end of the month when a large farmer’s market is held.
Activities available around the park and nearby area include coarse fishing, golf, and walking or cycling around the acres of beautiful countryside and rolling hills that characterise the area. The big cities of the midlands, as well as the popular Alton Towers theme park and resort, are also within easy reach, making Forestside Farm a great place to a holiday.
Forestside is only a 25 minute drive to Alton Towers with its sensational rides and attractions, as is the Peak District, Ashbourne and the former Royal Hunting forest of Cannock Chase, where one of Britain's largest herd of Fallow Deer roam free.
Drayton Manor Park is a little further away, but with an award winning Zoo, it is well worth the visit. Waterworld and the home of Wedgewood in the "Potteries" at Stoke on Trent makes a great day out, as does Carsington Water in the Peak District for cycling, walking, sailing and wind surfing!
There are many National Trust properties within easy reach, Sudbury Hall, Kedleston Hall, Shugborough Hall & Farm, together with Calke Abbey are all splendid places visit.
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Staffordshire 22 Jun 2011
What a great site, lovely views across rolling countryside. Kids loved watching the farmer and the cows in the field. Toilet block was fantastic and clean.
Kitchen area again was fab with fridge, freezer, sink, kettle and microwave etc. Owner's were lovely and very welcoming. Is a lovely small site with a great feel.