Camping or ‘wigwaming’ on a pretty and very child-friendly farm among the Yorkshire Wolds
As you bounce along the bumpy track and Humble Bee Farm comes into view, it quickly becomes clear that this is going to be a special place to stay. Hidden away in a tranquil valley among the Yorkshire Wolds, the farm’s surroundings are edged with the vibrant colours of bellflowers, harebells, and mignonette; wild flowers planted as part of the farm’s commitment to conserve wildlife and promote biodiversity. It gives a mixed, natural feel to what is an appropriately eclectic site, home to wigwams, bell tents and (from February) four fabulous nomadic yurts.
While there are no age barriers to enjoying a stay here, owners John and Julia have turned part of their farm into something of a children’s paradise. Two Pygmy goats, sheep and cattle join the free-range chickens and guineafowl wandering around and a handful of Aylesbury ducks dabbling on the pond, with kids encouraged to collect their free-range eggs from the hen house in the mornings. Through the busier times of year (February to October) there’s also the opportunity to learn about the farm and wildlife through special nature events and themed weekends organised on site. This is all, of course, accompanied by the exciting prospect of camping inside a wigwam – all of which are heated, come with mattresses, mod cons, and an outside BBQ and picnic table.
But it's not just kids who will enjoy a stay here. The largest, ‘Big Chief Wigwams’, can sleep a family of five with ease, while bell tents and yurts each sleep four – plus there are three onsite cottages if you're visiting with folks for whom camping "simply won’t do”. Though well equipped, all options can be ramped up by pre-booking ‘full glamping’ packages, which include every added extra, from a bottle of bubbly to a locally-sourced breakfast pack and a campfire. Toasting marshmallows on sticks is, after all, an ageless activity.
Seasoned campers are still welcome – non-electric tent pitches line the driveway, while electric hard standings offer a spot for motorhomes – and there are plenty of activities beyond the children’s playground to keep every camper busy. Signposted walks around the farm encourage visitors to explore the local countryside and the Wolds Way National Trail borders the southern perimeter of the land. Then there’s the beaches of nearby Filey, Scarborough and Whitby, all within driving distance, and the vast North York Moors National Park that opens up another world of hiking altogether. The question is, where to start?
North Yorkshire Yo11 3 Uj, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Humble F.Joined in March 2011
7 Ratings · 13 reviews
February 14, 2022
Big Chief Wigwam
Me and my partner stayed here for the weekend and had a great time. The location is great, close to beach/ shops/ food etc. Warm and clean accommodation. Supplies microwave, toaster, kettle and fridge. Showers are warm and powerful.
November 8, 2021
We stayed in one of the yurts over the bonfire weekend. We were really impressed with all of the pre-arrival information and we purchased tickets to the bonfire and fireworks event - which was excellent. The site is beautifully kept and in a great location to visit the coastal towns of Filey and Scarborough or just to enjoy the Yorkshire Wolds. Our yurt was nicely furnished and well-equipped and the outdoor area with fairy lights, picnic table, bbq, burner and fire pit was great. It was very cold in the yurt so definitely bring warm clothes and be prepared to make and maintain a fire in the stove. The double bed has a lovely warm duvet provided but bring good quality sleeping bags for the children. We are glad we did this, a normal duvet would not have kept them warm enough. We had a lovely weekend and wouldn't hesitate to visit again. Thank you.
October 29, 2019
We stayed in the deluxe wigwam and absolutely loved it. There was everything you needed and the kids loved the hot tub. The pumpkin carving and Halloween trail was so well organised. Would definitely recommend to all our family and friends.
July 15, 2019
we come here 2-3 times a year now in winter and summer and loved it every time and can't wait to go back soon.
Brilliantly run and lovely people who look after us very well you gotta come here you will not regret it.
April 29, 2019
I would not recommend this campsite. We endured a terrible night in our overpriced yurt - the smoke detector went off through the night with a low battery noise. There was light from the toilet block shining in all night long. I am 6 months pregnant and went for a birthday treat - the owners couldn’t have cared less about our bad experience and offered no compensation. I will not be booking again or recommending this campsite.
April 3, 2019
Stayed one night after our trip round the National Park. Looked great on the website but after booking a pitch for our camper van with electric hook up was really disappointed with the pitch it was just hardstanding white dusty gravel with no landscaping or anything to constitute a view other than the 3 garages opposite, felt like staying in a car park. Their are grass pitches on the field further down but with no electric hook up which is a shame as the views are quite good there.
It was overpriced for what it was as we had stayed locally for far less and got a lot more with great views.
That said the staff were great and it was nice to see the animals.
From the host
Humble Bee Farm is a working arable and stock farm in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds.
The site offers three four Star Gold luxury holiday cottages, spacious caravan (hard-standing ehu) and camping pitches (non-ehu), 16 Big Chief Wigwams, four Nomadic Yurts, four Running Water Deluxe En-Suite Wigwams (each with its own log fired hot tub!) and 3 premium wigwam lodges, each with fully equipped kitchen, electric hot tub and ensuite!
Humble Bee is a fabulous holiday destination for a family holiday, a romantic weekend break or for a few days of relaxation near the beautiful Yorkshire Coast. Open all year.
Humble Bee Farm Wigwams: Humble Bee Farm’s cosy Big Chief Wigwams each sleep up to four or five people. You can enjoy evenings around the campfire under the stars, toast marshmallows and then look forward to a good night’s sleep. Humble Bee’s timber Wigwams are insulated and include a toaster, fridge, heater, microwave, mattresses, storage space and coffee table. There is parking next to your Wigwam and a picnic bench and gas BBQ are also included.
Humble Bee also has four Running Water Deluxe En-Suite Wigwams. These include: Integrated shower room with walk-in shower, hand basin & toilet. Compact kitchen, including electric hob. Toaster, kettle, microwave, fridge. Double bed. Settee (making another double bed). Dining table and four chairs. Freeview TV. Lockable French doors leading onto patio. Wall heater. Pan pack. Croc box for 4 guests. Picnic bench. Use of charcoal bbq. Wood-fired hot tub (please note the wood-fired hot tub is covered by the tariff, however the fuel is not included. You cannot bring your own timber, as you can order our specially treated timber from reception).
Our Premium Wigwam Lodges each have a private electric hot tub, are fully heated and insulated, perfect for a year-round staycation. With en-suite facilities, a kitchen area, dining table and chairs, comfy beds and light, airy interior. The Premium Wigwam® Lodge offers more space, good facilities and a French doors offering superb views. Two parking spaces and an outdoor dining area are provided with each Lodge. Perfect for a luxury glamping staycation in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds. *Sleeps up to 6 people! Perfect for families of 6, a friends get away, or a 3 generation adventure! (4 adults maximum, thank you).
A section of the 70-mile Yorkshire Wolds Way runs along the site, and you can follow the path for about 7 miles to the small seaside town of Filey, its large sandy beach, and sheltered bay. Alternatively hop in the car and whizz to the nearby seaside resorts of Scarborough, Bridlington and Whitby, all within an easy distance. A few miles further north, the North York Moors National Park is also close by.
Food and drink
The Foxhound Inn (01723 890301) in Flixton is 1½ miles down the road and comes highly recommended for its huge portions of pub grub. The Filey Deli (Belle Vue Street) boasts the best cupcakes in town, and is a good place to stock up for a picnic on the beach; at old-fashioned Bramwells Tea Room (01723 513344) you can enjoy toasted teacakes to a Doris Day soundtrack.