BOOK NOW

Home

Stay with us

Facilities

Prices

News

Contact us

Campsite Maps

+44 (0)1491 573 419

info@swissfarmhenley.co.uk

© 2017 Swiss Farm Touring & Camping

PRIVACY

TERMS

FAQ

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Website: Jaargo

OUR NEWS UPDATES

Keep up-to-date with all the goings-on at Swiss Farm and The Farm Kitchen. We will be regularly updating and adding content to our news section, however, to keep fully informed, why not subscribe to our newsletter so we can eMail you the latest Swiss Farm news.

LATEST ARTICLES

Scroll through the below list to see our latest news and blog posts. Click on a post to view the full content in the left-hand column.

Articles

Swiss Farm Touring and Camping news and blog

Nearly Full for the Summer

Joseph Borlase - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

2017 has seen an enormous increase in bookings for both the touring park (Caravans and Motor homes) and in our tent area.

 

Swiss Farm Camping


We are now full each weekend on the tent field throughout June, July and August. We still have limited availability for the touring park during these weekends however these will soon be gone. Please check availability by clicking on the 'BOOK NOW' button and entering your details. This will give you details about what is available as well as prices.

 

Using this feature is by far the quickest way of securing a booking as there is less chance of missing out whilst waiting for an answer.

 

We do have mid week spaces available for most periods as well as a few reserved pitches for guests wishing to book longer visits of 7 nights or longer.

Thank you for your interest in visiting Swiss Farm and we hope you can join us this summer.

 

Bookings for 2018 will open in November - Sign up to our newsletter to get advance warning of the dates as well as special offers.


 

 

 

 

Choosing the right tent

Joseph Borlase - Monday, February 01, 2016

Choosing the right tent can be a bit of a challenge!

 

Originally posted 23 February 2012

 

There is more out there to choose from then ever before and while it would seem rather silly to complain about having too much choice it can lead to much head scratching. Luckily help is on hand with this short but hopefully useful guide.

 

Over the years we have seen a lot of equipment brought along to Swiss Farm, we have watched grown men (and women) weep at the sight of the mass of poles and canvas laid out before them. We have seen the look of utter bemusement on faces at the prospect of erecting what was sold to them as ‘easy assembly’. We have also seen the smug looks of those with ‘pop up’ tents who, within minutes of arriving on site are sitting with their feet up sipping a nice chilled beer and watching their neighbors wrestling with a marquee.

 

So, first things first, what ever your needs, don’t pay too much attention to the number of berths advertised as these are always very optimistic. Visit a retail outlet or camping exhibition where you can actually get in a tent and see for yourself. If comfort is important then look to see if the bedroom will be able to fit that super delux air bed you intend buying.

 

Family tents:

 

If you are going to be sharing the tent with older children or friends then maybe think about having bedrooms at opposite sides of the tent. Paper thin walls leave nothing to the imagination! You may wish to have younger children in an adjoining bedroom with a zip between the two.

If you are going to be sharing the tent with older children or friends then maybe think about having bedrooms at opposite sides of the tent. Paper thin walls leave nothing to the imagination! You may wish to have younger children in an adjoining bedroom with a zip between the two.

 

Living space is important! You will need enough space for all of you to be able to eat, move about and store all your belongings. A family tent should be tall enough to stand up in at least in the living area.

 

Make sure you will have enough help to erect the type of tent you purchase. The instructions should tell you this information.

If you plan to use this tent for your main family holiday then it may be worth spending a little bit more and purchasing things like (and I am not kidding here) fitted carpet for the sitting room, and porch/door extensions. The carpet will give a cosy feel to things and will add to the warmth of the tent. The porches and extensions will increase the space for boots and cooking gear which will make your trip much more enjoyable.

 

If you are just going to use your tent for the occasional weekend break then keep it small and easy to put up. There are now pop up tents that join up in ‘pods’. Why waste your short weekend sweating needlessly.

 

Make sure it is waterproof. It has been known to rain from time to time on camping trips (even in Oxfordshire) It may sound obvious but some cheaper tents really don’t keep the rain out.

  • With the Outwell Montana 6, you can add on porches and extensions for added comfort and semi outdoor cooking. This type of pole tent can be put up with one person but two is preferable.
  •  

Whatever you choose remember- Practice putting it up before you set off!

 

We would love to see you at Swiss Farm Camping & Touring so once you have chosen your kit why not visit our beautiful campsite in Henley on Thames (Oxfordshire). We are perfectly located for trips to Windsor, London, Oxford and touring the South East of England!

 

My next blog will be for choosing a backpackers tent.


24 May

2017

2017 has seen an enormous increase in bookings for both the touring park (Caravans and Motor homes) and in our tent area.  Read >

01 Feb

2016

It was in 1946 that the Borlase family took over Swiss Farm, which was bought from the Fawley Court Estate.   Read >

01 Feb

2016

Thinking about your first family camping trip?   Read >

01 Feb

2016

Choosing the right tent can be a bit of a challenge!  Read >