Finding out is fun!Finding out is fun!

No farm adventure would be complete without learning a thing or two from the professionals and Farmer Karin takes care of this personally. This farm is crazy about horses and ponies which you can feed, groom, ride and take for walks. But don’t forget you can also get stuck in helping to feed the goats, chickens and rabbits too. For those who prefer a cuddle or two, you can lie in the hay barn with the bunnies and enjoy their soft little noses nuzzling up to your cheeks.

If you are more in the mood to play then you won’t be disappointed! Here you can climb and tumble in the Hay! Hay! Play barn, there is a large playground where you can play football and tennis, or you can have a go at go-karting or simply mess around in the water or sandpit. Don’t be surprised if Farmer Dennis starts a spontaneous game of footy– as an ex-professional player his kids love a good kick around! Here there are no rules – just enjoy yourself!

Farmer's PassportFarmer's Passport

During check-in all children are offered a Farmer’s Passport from FarmCamps. These are loaded with fun and educational activities which they can do independently or together with their farmer. Your mini-farmers can discover and experience real life on a farm.

For each completed task they will receive a stamp in their Farmer’s Passport. When their work is done they will graduate with their own farmhand diploma!

Farm ToursFarm Tours

During your stay Farmer Karin will show you the ropes with a guided tour of the farm. She will share with you the pleasure they get from working the land and caring for their horses.

Experience this unique chance to go where only farmers dare to go and soak up the special stories they´ll share with you about the farm they love and care for.

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  • ‘Creative time with the Farmers’ Wife ’

Together with Farmer Karin you can make a great fuss of your Shetland with pigtails, plats, ribbons and more! There’s no room here for a shabby Shetland! €5.50 p.p. Why not take a great souvenir home and decorate a wooden horse shoe together with Farmer Karin? €5.50 p.p.

  • Pony walks

If you fancy a nice ride outside the farm, then join the walking tour with one of the cute little Shetlands? The walking tour costs €25 and you’ll be off for a super adventure in the Loonse and Drunense dunes together with the other guests.

  • Horse riding for adults

Good to know that Mum and Dad don’t get left out! Once a week they can ride in the outdoor arena on one of the horses of Farmer Karin. €20 per hour.

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  • Pony riding

During your holiday you can of course take a ride on one of the farm’s lovely ponies. If you get a taste for it and want more then that’s possible too!

  • Care for your own pony

Always wanted your own pony? Well, here you can! You will be responsible for your ‘own’ pony during your stay. Together with one hour of driving each day, you will take care of your pony, including brushing, feeding, mucking out the stable and putting your pony out to pasture. Minimum age of 4 years. €70 for a weekend, €90 for a mid-week, €160 for a whole week.

  • Cuddle pony

At FarmCamps De Smulhoeve you can do almost anything with your ‘cuddle pony’; take him or her out to the meadow, or for a tour round the yard, feed and walk him or even take your pony to visit your tent! The only thing you can’t do is riding. Minimum age of 4 years. €40 for a weekend, €60 for a mid-week, €90 for a whole week.

Outdoor fun!Outdoor fun!

  • Pony riding 
  • Care for your own pony 
  • Hay! Hay! Play barn 
  • Carpentry shed and playroom 
  • Football field and tennis court
  • Bird's nest swing
  • Trampoline 
  • Swings 
  • Horizontal climbing bar 
  • Go-karting 
  • Paddling pool and sand-pit