Families are looking for different styles of holidays in 2019 and desire inclusion of TRANQUILLITY, digital detox and education.
We are incredibly grateful to see so many families choose Brook Meadow for their family holiday every year. Guests return regularly and it shows we are ticking some boxes of their holiday desires. We love to keep up to date with the latest travel trends and bring what families want to Brook Meadow.
Keen family travellers are hitting up the 'Mini Breaks'. You want more short holidays to fit in more experiences and cultures in a shorter period of time. It makes sense now that travel is so cheap and you have to fit it in around the school holidays. Brook Meadow welcomes campers for mini breaks to enjoy our 400 acre stretch of land with beautiful walks and a 4 acre coarse fishing lake.
Pulling the children away from mobile phones, tablets, game consoles, high streets and showing them the true beauty of the world can be challenging. It is so refreshing for us every year to see so many children distracted from the online world by running, playing football, learning to fish and enjoying the beautiful natural world. Our organic play area is going to be even more an educational play time for your children when they are learning to scramble, climb, run, leap, squeeze, hide and jump tackling the multi-sensory learning. Plus, it will tire them out for a good nights sleep.
And let us not forget the parents, the travel trends are saying you are looking for mindful breaks in 2019. More than ever parents are feeling the hindrance of technology with every email, text, phone call at your finger tips. There's no escaping a busy life and a judged life as well. Likes, Loves, Ha Has and Sad emojis begin to rule our everyday acceptance of the lives we lead but we're over it now.
There's no better break than heading to Brook Meadow to appreciate the views, the tranquillity, the humble nearby villages, the beautiful walks, the natural wild life and simplicity of cooking over a camp fire. There is Wi-Fi over Brook Meadow's campsite so you aren't completely cut off from the online world but you'll find yourself researching types of birds and local hikes rather than replying to emails.
Perhaps family camping isn't your idea of a mindful holiday and you like a little more glamour and luxury thrown in to your holiday. We can also cater for you with our luxury lake side award winning lodges. These get booked up super quick so be sure to secure your dates with us as soon as possible.
If you're stuck for ideas for a tranquil holiday that includes education for the children, mindfulness for yourself and a hint of digital detox then head to Brook Meadow for the ultimate travel trend 2019 family holiday. While you're here you can think about your next mini break that may live up to your Brook Meadow holiday.
Simply call us on 01858 880 886 or email email@example.com to book your holiday today.
Christmas and New Year have passed so we're all thinking about our upcoming holidays.
Travel is rapidly changing and it's not unusual for a family to take 3 or 4 holidays a year. The general trend is that travel is good for your mental wellbeing so little and often is a great self-care technique. In the summer Brook Meadow is buzzing with happy families taking a mini UK break before a short out-of-season European holiday. When such stunning scenery, country walks and tranquil lakes are available in the UK, you guys are making the most of the UK holidays to save money and still have fantastic experiences.
Our award winning campsite, in our opinion, is a must-visit destination of 2019 if you're looking for an affordable family holiday. Getting the children back in touch with nature with our upcoming organic play area and teaching them traditional skills like fishing are just a couple of the reasons why Brook Meadow should be one of your 2019 bite-size travel destinations.
If you're looking for an extra special get-away for one of your children's birthday parties then book a Pirate Party. The pirate and mermaid themed area in a ring of trees can be hired for exclusive use to cater for children's camping parties.
Educational holidays are all the rage in 2019 and understandably so. Now the children get bogged down with spelling tests and homework without any school leave for holiday when do they fit in learning how to climb a tree, cook beans outside, see new cultures and develop social skills through play. It has to be done in their holiday times, if you can drag them away from the Xbox and the best way to do this is to take them on a short break.
Whatever degree of comforts you need, whether you're a rugged pop-up tenter, a luxury glamper or a home-comforts caravanner we have the space for you all including clean toilet and shower blocks, electric hook-up pitches and a well stocked retail shop with brand new healthier options as well as all the naughty treats! We have fishing bait available if you would like to teach your children how to fish. And don't forget the amazing activities on the doorstep of Brook Meadow from gliding experiences to off-road quad biking!
Our campsite gets chockablock so it is essential you book your affordable family holiday as soon as possible. If you need further information call one of our fabulous ladies in the office who are a hub of knowledge for the local area, things to do, ways to stay and availability.
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Happy New Year from all of us at Brook Meadow! We hope you celebrate the end of 2018 and welcome 2019 in with a glass of fizz, we certainly will be!
We are motivated and ready to get going on the 2019 Brook Meadow year and we have big plans in the pipeline.
Our primary goal is to please the guests so we listen to your reviews and desires and do our best to deliver. In 2019 we will be cutting down amount of pitches sold so every guest has a little bit more area for play, less of a wait for a shower and more space for trees and planting. We feel it is important for each guest to feel free at Brook Meadow and in the height of season with up to 500 guests historically on site at one time we understand it could get a little crowded. With fewer spaces moving forward it means book early to secure your holiday.
We have a beautiful organic playground in the works using items from nature to create a safe and educational play zone for children. We love the idea of 'natural play' and we are working towards Brook Meadow being a great place for children to come away from the computer games and find enjoyment through the environment without prescriptive play equipment we hope they will invent their own games. Expect to see more mounds and fallen trees in the main camping field. We strongly believe in conserving nature and wildlife so we look for organic solutions in as many areas as possible and we will be increasing areas with long grasses and wildflowers to create secluded zones within the camping field and encourage flora and fauna. The play area will remain central but become a much more exciting feature.
Brook Meadow is naturally a place where offline enjoyment happens from fishing, long walks, reading books, cooking over a campfire to family card games but we understand how important it is for us to be connected the online world. We know our guests want to snap photos and tag @brookmeadow on instagram and email their friends or whatsapp their boss. We are improving our WiFi now so you can still be connected to the online world while on a rural holiday.
We have plenty more ideas in the pipe line that will be revealed over 2019 so keep up to date with us by giving us a like on Facebook and a follow on Instagram!
Please do leave a comment with any ideas you have for the development of Brook Meadow.
Happy New Year!
We have truly been spoilt by Living In The Shires and their kind words. Not only have we received the Tried and Tested Award of Excellence but we now have a double page spread in their latest magazine.
'It's worthy not only because of the wonderful setting but also because the lodges themselves and the designer delights within'
Over the past year we have completed an overhaul of Brook Meadow’s accommodation facilities and grounds to offer guests a new and exciting holiday experience.
The two original lodges have been refurbished and a third lodge has been added, all of which now boast a high-end English botanical design linking with the peaceful setting and lake views. The tranquillity of these lodges are hard to beat and we have investigated why being next to water is so mindful. Read here.
We were absolutely delighted when Living In The Shires noticed the effort and creativity that has gone into the interior design of our Lodges. In everything we do we try to make ourselves stand out from the crowd and offer that little extra piece of luxury through design.
Reading the article was like receiving an early Christmas present and their humbling words will certainly give us a good excuse to raise a glass over the festive period. As we round up the year and have a look back on 2018 we are very proud of the site improvements and motivated to continue making Brook Meadow an unforgettable holiday.
What an amazing and rewarding year it has been.
2018 has been a very progressive and rewarding year for us at Brook Meadow. Every year we learn so much and it's our guests wonderful reviews that help us excel! Here is our amazing round-up of 2018
2018 has opened up many opportunities for Brook Meadow and the site development has come along in leaps and bounds. Here's a round up of our 2018
Without our amazing guests' continuous support we would not be able to keep the site improvements moving forward. All our efforts are concentrated in improving the experience of your stay and we love to hear from you.
'Great campsite ! Very helpful'
'We stopped in one of the lodges. skylark. it was so lovely and clean. the kids really enjoyed running around and playing in the fresh air. We will definitely be returning soon. We would recommend this place. lovely people to help too.'
'This wonderful place is so great to stay at especially if you have kids and dogs! A really relaxed vibe where you are free to unwind and do your own thing, at the same time as having spotless modern facilities. Keep up the good work Brook Meadow, we will be back!'
'We had a wonderful stay at Brook Meadow the first May bank holiday. It is a beautifully situated site-great location and the setting itself is beautiful. We stayed in the skylark lodge over looking the lake-it was fab. The kids could play safely on the deck and grass in front of the cabins and we walked the dog-and kids-round the lake as well. We will be back'
'What a fantastic little campsite, stayed here last night with my kids and had a great time. The facilities are excellent and well maintained. The lady who runs the place was really polite and helpful and made us feel very welcome. We'll definitely be coming again!'
'Lovely site, good facilities and plenty of fish to be caught.'
'Love this place. Whoever comes with us loves it too! Just make sure you have every weekend available because you could easily spend every weekend here!'
From all of us here at Brook Meadow - Merry Christmas!
Please do leave your comments below on what you would like to see at Brook Meadow in 2019.
Whether you like to head away just after Christmas, over the New Year or mid-January, we have a round up of our availability.
Brook Meadow is so beautiful over the New Year, it is the ideal place to celebrate the coming of 2019! With the weather being cold and unpredictable we strongly recommend bringing along your touring caravan or stay in one of our Lakeside Lodges
Spending New Year at Brook Meadow is a great kick starter to a mindful 2019. Return to nature amongst a 400 acre farm with rolling hills, beautiful hikes and gorgeous pub lunches. Whether your New Year resolution is to loose weight, spend more time with the family, eat better, reduce plastic you can start your resolution at Brook Meadow.
Taking a camping or glamping holiday over January is a great time of year. The farm is so quiet, the meadows are dewy and the misty mornings are refreshing to wake up to. When the evenings draw in early you can pop your left over bottles of mulled wine on the hob and indulge in New Year television with cosy blankets.
To book your touring caravan in to Brook Meadow simply check out our pitch rates then drop us an email.
If you are looking to book one of our beautiful Lakeside lodges then our remaining dates are as below. We take 7 night bookings, the perfect length of stay to completely refresh yourself ready for 2019.
Woodpecker is available on: 7th – 14th.
Kingfisher is available on : 1st – 14th.
These are our LAST dates available to book a New Year 7 night retreat.
Email us at email@example.com to snap up the last few weeks remaining!
Just a 30 minute drive from Brook Meadow, visit one of the many festive events happening. Dig out your Santa's hat and grab a box of mince pies for some celebrations!
If you're visiting Brook Meadow over Christmas we have gathered a list of things to do. Market Harborough is our closest town just 7 miles away. A quaint market town with many independent shops perfect for looking for special gifts. We love Quinns Book Shop & Gallery, Eight Church Square - Art and Antiques, The Range - cook shop, The Growing Tree - magical children's clothing and toy shop, Lavender Blue - florists, Doyles - ladies boutique and these are just a handful of the delights on offer.
Winter Wonderland - Northampton
Ice rink, Santa's grotto, mulled wine and Christmas gift chalets. Visit the festive Winter Wonderland at the Billing Aquadrome holiday park up until 30th December. A true festive activity for a Christmas break.
Peter Pan at Royal and Derngate Theatre - Northampton
Take a fairy tale flight to Neverland in the swashbuckling family adventure Peter Pan, starring TV and theatre star Darren Day, dance sensation Flawless, the hilarious comedy double act The Grumbleweeds and musical theatre performer Rachael Wooding. Join our high-flying hero as he transports the Darlings on an adventure they will never forget full of evil pirates, the lost boys, a very hungry crocodile and the meanest man in Neverland, Captain Hook.
Late Night Shopping in Kettering
Support the local independent retailers with late night shopping in Kettering. Every Thursday from 29 November up until 9pm.
Free Town Centre Parking!*
Thursdays (6, 13, 20 December) – after 3pm
Saturdays (1, 8, 15, 22 December) – all day
Every Sunday – all day
*In all Council owned car parks
12 Days of Christmas Festive Trail - Kettering
1, 8, 15, 20, 21 & 22 December in the town centre is a festive trail open to all. Grab a map from the Manor House Museum and explore the town centre to find twelve clues in different shops and claim your treat!
A Christmas Carol as told by Jacob Marley - Kettering
In celebration of the 175th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’, join the Kettering Arts Centre this festive season for a special performance of James Hyland’s award-winning stage adaptation, a Christmas Carol as told by Jacob Marley. Told from the perspective of Scrooge’s deceased business partner, this ground-breaking theatrical event has been hailed as the “definitive telling of A Christmas Carol” and rated as one of “the top Christmas shows in London, Edinburgh and around the UK”.
Saturday, 15th December 2018
Tickets £12 (+booking fee), Concessions £8 (+booking fee)
Doors open 5.30pm. Show starts 6pm.
We're incredibly lucky to be surrounded by such beautiful towns with lovely events, independent traders and passionate communities. If you would like any ideas for your holiday itinerary at Brook Meadow then please do not hesitate to contact us and we will make some suggestions.
It’s all very hush, hush why I’ve been asked to come here today but as I drive down through Brook Meadow Campsite I hear a faint ‘ho ho ho’ echoing across the lake, could it be? Is my super secret interview really going to be THE celeb of the Festive Season?
Recognised for 'Style, Luxury and INNOVATION'. Brook Meadow wins Best Self Catering.
Brook Meadow made its awards debut last night and scooped the coveted category “Most Enjoyable Stay - Self Catering” Award at the Go Leicester Tourism Awards event held at the Athena on 29th November.
Brook Meadow offers three design focused lakeside Lodges and gorgeous safari themed glamping on a campsite set in a working farm in the countryside near the village of Sibbertoft. A successful farm diversification that prides itself on quality and design with a high level of service and energy-efficient principles.
Over the past year Brook Meadow has been reinvented and rejuvenated, also recently winning, 'Retreat of the Year 2018' with Living in the Shires Magazine. The site is child and dog friendly with one lodge accepting pets. Judges at the Go Leicester Awards were looking for luxury and innovative design and thought Brook Meadow had achieved this with design flair and attention to detail.
Commenting on their awards success, Jasper and Mary Hart, owners of Brook Meadow said: “We started out focused entirely on farming but spotted an opportunity to diversify after dipping our toe into hospitality through a simple bed and breakfast in our bungalow. Plans quickly grew to building a lake to create a stunning backdrop for lodges, fishermen and campers to enjoy. Over the last 20 years the business has grown with vigour and our invaluable input from our daughter Claire over the last year has transformed the standards of our accommodation and the quality of experience offered. The lakeside lodges offer all the benefits of being close to water with the comforts of central heating, luxurious quality and unique botanical design so fitting for the idyllic setting to bring the outside in. Whether you are outside enjoying a walk round the lake or tucked up on the sofa with a book you’ll feel connected to nature and the stunning view.
To have our success acknowledged by these awards is testament to all our staff, their hard work and support to bring the vision home. We also love to promote other rural businesses too and hope our guests can enjoy the exciting activities and places to eat close by. It’s obviously a great honour to be named “Most Enjoyable Stay - Self Catering” at this year’s ceremony and we can’t wait to continue improving our facilities in the future”.
Please do share your comments on your experience staying with Brook Meadow and send us any feedback on what you would like to see at the campsite.
We have collaborated with local businesses to bring you FOUR amazing christmas GIFT vouchers For the special person in your life
1. Brook Meadow Lakeside Lodges, Fishing, Glamping, Camping and Caravanning Vouchers
Kickstart the best Christmas present with a voucher for Brook Meadow. See all of our special offers here.
Book today and get up to half price offers. This is our first year joining in Black Friday and Cyber Monday so we've cut our prices by up to half and extending these offers through to the end of November! Team a special offer stay at Brook Meadow with fishing on our lake, a gliding experience, an Avalanche Adventure or a pampering treat with Park Grove all within walking distance of Brook Meadow. We also highly recommend Farndon Fields, only a cycle or short drive away.
We're super excited to open this offer to everyone as our own little Christmas gift to all of our fabulous customers!
2. Gliding Experience at the Gliding Centre.
A once in a lifetime experience to enjoy a trial glider flight with beautiful views from a whole new perspective. This is an ideal voucher for any keen aero-enthusiasts or those who just love a thrill! This stunaramic experience promises to be iunforgettable.
3. Parkgrove Beauty Therapy Gift Vouchers
The perfect gift for someone special. How about a 4 night glamping retreat at Brook Meadow then a deep cleanse facial with Parkgrove Beauty. Treat your Mum, your Gran, your Sister, your Auntie or get the voucher now for an upcoming bestie's birthday.
4. Avalanche Adventures Gift Voucher
A gift for the adrenaline junkie. Close to the Brook Meadow site is the fantastic Avalanche Adventure offering an array of thrilling activities from quad biking to off roading all with first rate tuition. A great gift for those who love to be fast and furious. Kick up the mud around the Avalanche Adventure course then head back to Brook Meadow for a long hot shower and to discuss tactics around a camp fire.
5. Farndon Fields Gift Voucher
An award winning family run Farm Shop and Farmers Kitchen that cooks and serves top quality seasonal food using produce that has been grown on the farm and the fantastic ingredients sold in the Farm Shop. The menu changes with the seasons and is inspired by the produce grown on the farm. Only a few miles from Brook Meadow this is a must visit for fantastic food and lovely gift ideas. We suggest treating someone you love to a voucher for the wonderful Afternoon Teas, with sweet and savoury options there is something for everyone.
Drop us an email through the contact form below to find out about purchasing your Christmas gift experience vouchers from Brook Meadow. For the other gift vouchers please contact the local businesses direct.
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