Chill-out on a camping Ice Cream Getaway

Wild camping, home cooked food, farm fresh milk and ice cream sundaes – ‘Ice Cream Getaways’ are back for 2022 at a dairy farm near Derby.

Bluebell Dairy – which has made a name for itself thanks to its award-winning artisan ice cream – also boasts a popular tearoom, children’s play park and ‘Animal Patch’ meet and feed experience.

Now, after launching a wild camping experience for families last year, camping with an ice cream twist is returning during weekends from 17 June until 18 September.

Set in the Derbyshire countryside, but just three miles from Derby city centre, the “family only” getaways offer tent pitches for one, or two, nights within the grounds of Bluebell Dairy, breakfast and dinner, access to the park facilities and nature trails, and fresh milk from its own dairy herd… plus an ice cream sundae each.

Rural champions, the Brown family, who have been milking their herd of cows at Brunswood Farm since 1953, diversified into ice cream making in 2008, and today make 26 flavours of ice creams and sorbet, served in the farm’s own tearooms and stocked across the region.

Scooping a host of awards, including beating the Italians at ice cream making at The Italian Gelato Festival, the Dairy’s luxury artisan ice cream is also used to make their famous sundaes, which proves popular at the tearooms.

For the adults, a licensed bar, with pitch service, will be available each evening (5pm-9.30pm), while families will also have out-of-hours access to Bluebell’s play facilities during the evening.

The breaks include 10m x 10m grass pitches for tents, to include distancing from other pitches.

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