We’ve camped at some pretty good campsites (and some not so great ones) over the years but occasionally you find an absolute gem. Fforest Fields is definitely one of those amazing campsites that as soon as we arrived, I knew our one night wouldn’t be enough. If you want to know more read on for my Fforest fields camprite review and don’t forget to find all my reccommendations for UK family days out and holidays here.
We camped at Fforest Fields for one night in June 2021, using it as a stopover on our way back from the Gower peninsula in our Mazda bongo campervan. This is not a sponsored review, we paid for our stay ourselves.
Where is Fforest Fields?
Fforest fields is nestled in the mid Wales hills. It is near the village Hundred House, in Llandrindod Wells Powys. Postcode is LD1 5RT. The website is very clear to advise you against using the postcode in sat nav to find the campsite. They send some really helpful directions by email before your stay.
Facilities at Fforest Fields
The facilities are excellent, some of the best we have experienced. There is real attention to detail and family-friendly facilities. There are modern and clean men’s and ladies toilet and shower rooms. There are free to use and powerful hairdryers as well as hooks and shelves everywhere.
There are 2 family rooms that are filled with everything a family could need including a potty, baby bath, changing table and even one of those fold-down chairs you can strap a toddler into whilst you have a shower. I wish we’d had facilities like this when we camped and ours were smaller.
There’s also a laundry, drying room, washing up area and campers kitchen. Here you’ll find a library of books for all ages to borrow, fridges, microwave, kettle and phone charging lockers.
There are also chemical toilet disposal sites, taps etc. A really good recycling area.
There is a small honesty shop in reception that is open 24 hours a day. They sell all the basics that you’d expect like milk, eggs and delicious local sausages and bacon. You can also hire fire pits
You’ll also find a small bar and coffee shop and seating in the courtyard area of the facilities block. We enjoyed delicious cakes from here. I’ve heard great things about their pizza nights but unfortunately, it wasn’t pizza night when we stayed.
There are a variety of different areas that you can pitch on at Fforest Fields. We had a non-electric pitch on the main field and we’re able to back onto the meadow. The meadow has a maze of paths mowed into it and our girls loved running around the meadow.
There are also hard standing pitches and Ehu pitches. They are located in the main field we were in and in smaller areas around the central facilities block and the streams that weave their way around the site. It’s a stunning campsite and all the pitches have their plus points.
The best bit, on arrival a member of the team will show you the available pitches and help you choose your perfect pitch. The pitches are all a really generous size and all within easy reach of the fantastic facilities in the heart of the site.
There are also yurts if you prefer glamping, these are located near the tranquil fishing lake.
On site activities
As we arrived we were given a map of the site and the walks you can do straight from the site. We started by exploring the main site and had a look at the boating lake. The boating lake is where you can take an open water swim or enjoy some water sports. You can hire a kayak, use your own or your own SUP. They even do lessons sometimes.
There’s also a fishing lake that you can enjoy and walk around too.
Walks from FForest fields campsite
There are many walks straight from the campsite. Fforest fields is at the centre of 500 acres of farm lands.
We started with the trail through the spooky woods and then magical woods, following a circular walk that brought us back to the meadow. You could choose to walk through the same woods to the nearest pub which is 1 mile away. The walk is suitable for children but I wouldn’t recommend taking a pushchair.
The following morning before we headed home, we had another walk. We were fortunate that they didn’t need our pitch and they said we could stay the full day. We headed up the hill to try to find the waterfall (it wasn’t flowing) but we enjoyed a walk along the top to the look out where we enjoyed stunning views of the site.
The walks around the site are lovely family walks. There are routes for all abilities and different distances. The hill to the right of the site (to the waterfall) is the steepest and therefore if you have really little legs with you, I’d recommend climbing up the left hand side of the site (from the back of the meadow).
What we loved about Fforest fields campsite
We loved this family run campsite. The staff were only too happy to help and make sure you have a great stay. We’ve stayed at many site with excellent facilities but Fforest fields goes above an beyond. Everything has been considered.
The campsite is really beautiful and has a lovely relaxed family feel. Every pitch has stunning views of the farm and surrounding area. We love family walks and you can definetly have a great one without even leaving the campsite! The villages and towns we drove past on our way looked lovely for exploring too if you have more time.
We will definitely be coming back to Fforest fields and hopefully for more than 1 night.
- Find my ultimate guide to camping with kids here. Filled with advice on what to pack, cook and my best tips for making your trip memorable for the right reasons.
- If you’re looking for advice specifically on camping with toddlers then this is the post for you.
- Find out the best camping toys for kids here. We don’t take loads of toys so it’s important to pick ones that are really going to entertain your kids and that don’t take up loads of space.
- Go find it cards would be perfect for the walks around Fforest fields.
- Finally, you might find this post a useful read if your kids aren’t as much of a fan of walking as you are! things to do on a walk with kids