Fun at the farm

We have plenty of farm activities for children and families at The Dandelion Hideaway.  We’re tucked away in a tranquil location in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside and there is so much to do, that you might find that you never need to leave the farm!

The Hen Coop

We have the hen coop with a flock of free range hens. You can help care for the hens, letting them out of their house in the morning, and shutting them back in at dusk, and ensuring they have food and water. It is also important to remove the eggs from the nesting boxes each day and is one of the farm activity jobs that kids adore doing. You will have great pleasure in collecting freshly laid eggs from the hens. Each canvas cottage has an egg-collecting basket for this daily delightful task.

Bird Watching

We actively support birdlife, having five acres of ground purely dedicated to wild bird cover. There are several species on the farm which fall into the ‘high conservation of concern’ category; linnet, reed bunting, skylark, song thrush and yellow hammer. Buzzards, kestrel, hawks, tawny and barn owls are all resident, and the graceful swallows return home to us every year to breed. We also have game birds – pheasant and partridge. If you are keen on birdwatching, take some time exploring the farm to indulge your passion.

Nature Hide

One of the great features of the farm is the wildlife. Much of this beautiful wildlife can be spotted from the canvas cottages. Many animals can be spotted during the daytime; one creature that is far less likely to make an appearance is the badger. Badgers are nocturnal; the hide will give you the opportunity to get close to badgers for a rare glimpse of this night-time wild animal.


A truly memorable holiday experience – there’s nothing quite like a cosy campfire to warm your toes. A glowing pile of logs makes the perfect setting for good, old-fashioned, late-night storytelling, or strumming a guitar. Most people are back at their canvas cottages by early evening and this is a special time on camp. There is a central communal fire with logs for seating and complimentary fire wood.

The Old Cow Shed

Somewhere to explore: this is our reception, farm shop and information centre rolled into one. Read more about the Old Cow Shed farm shop. An ‘Alice in Wonderland’ door leads from the Old Cow Shed into the children’s den. Here they can get together, read, draw and play with toys or just ‘adventure’.

Children’s Games Den

Adjacent to the Reception Hub and Cow Shed Shop, the Den is home to table tennis, table football with hay bales for seating, another area for the children to meet and explore and feel that sense of adventure.

The Dandelion Hideaway
Osbaston House Farm
Leicestershire CV13 0HR

T: 07801 307743



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