15 Awesome Farm Holidays For Toddlers
Taking your toddler on a farm holiday is a great opportunity for them to learn about farm animals, connect with nature and spend lots of time outside in the lovely fresh air. There are some great toddler farm holidays, and many of these also have facilities like playgrounds and swimming pools, as well as opportunities to feed the animals too. These are my top picks on the best farm holidays for toddlers in the UK.
#1. Clydey Cottages – Pembrokeshire
Meet Farmer Malcolm at 9.30am every morning to take part in the daily Clydey Cottages morning animal feeding session. First up, is Iggle the pig who chomps on an egg (and spits the shell out), before being hand fed the rest of his breakfast by the little farmers. Toddlers can also bottle feed lambs, feed the guinea pigs and rabbits and wake up the pygmy goats with a rendition of ‘Wakey, wakey Mr Goat’ at the top of their voices. Last but not least is egg collecting and feeding the animals before finishing off with a play in the Clydey Cottages playground.
Learn More – www.clydeycottages.co.uk
#2. Trevorrick Farm – Cornwall
Trevorrick Farm in Cornwall has daily animal feeding where toddlers can help feed the ponies, pigs and goat. There is also an indoor heated swimming pool which is open from Easter to October. Toddlers will also love the giant play combine harvester, sandpit, play house, toddler swing, Little Tikes climbing frame and LOADS of grass to run around in!
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3. Nettlecombe Farm – The Isle Of Wight
Nettlecombe Farm, on the Isle of Wight is a great place for a toddler farm holiday. There is animal feeding at Nettlecombe Farm at 8.30am Monday to Friday, which involves feeding the alpacas, lambs (in spring time), chickens, emus, geese, pigs and donkeys. There is also a toddlers play area including a big Wendy house, wooden tractor and rustic climbing play facility.
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#4. North Hayne Farm – Devon
North Hayne Farm has 7 self-catering cottages on a farm in North Devon. There is a newly built children’s farm with animal feeding twice a day, where toddlers can bottle feed spring lambs, groom the goats, feed the hens and collect eggs. There are also free daily donkey rides on Barney and Abbot, the North Hayne Farm resident donkeys. As well as the animal feeding, North Hayne Farm has a play barn for Under 7s.
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#5. Humble Bee Farm – Yorkshire
Humble Bee Farm is a working farm in the Yorkshire Wolds, which is also near to the seaside resorts of Filey, Scarborough and Whitby. Accommodation includes holiday cottages, wigwams, bell tents, yurts and touring and tent pitches. There are cows and sheep in the fields around the farm, and chickens which will lay you an egg for your breakfast!
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#6. Knowle Farm- Devon
These toddler friendly cottages are on a farm near Totnes in Devon. There are loads of animals to meet on the farm, as well as an indoor heated swimming pool, soft play and best of all – a toddler race track! The toddler race track has a rubber surface with ride on toys and a tractor tunnel. Some of Devon’s best beaches are only 30 minutes away.
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#7. Cwmcrwth Farm – Wales
Cwmcrwth Farm in Wales has dedicated toddler farm holidays. Toddlers can help out with farm jobs such as collecting eggs, feeding the animals, petting the piglets as well as riding the donkeys. There is a separate pets corner with rabbits and chickens. Additional activities such as arts and crafts, puddle and stream splashing, pond dipping are also included in the farm holidays. There is also a separate under 5’s play area, sand pit and digger area.
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#8. Glynn Barton Cottages – Cornwall
Glynn Barton have 8 baby and toddler friendly holiday cottages in a forest in the heart of Cornwall. Family run by James, Pippa, Freddie and Max, Glynn Barton specialises in offering holidays where the whole family can relax – parents included! Toddlers will love the indoor swimming pool, toddler ride on park, playbarn, daily animal feeding and egg collecting. It’s no wonder Glynn Barton has such a high percentage of returning families who go back every year!
Learn More – http://www.glynnbarton.co.uk/
#9. The Olde House Cottages – Cornwall
Toddler farm holidays in Cornwall don’t come much better than the Olde House on Penport Farm in North Cornwall! Boasting 32 cottages on a 500-acre working farm, the Olde House is surrounded by lush countryside and is just a stone’s throw from the famous fishing villages of Padstow and Port Isaac. There is beautiful brand-new swimming pool (including a toddler pool), indoor playbarn, pets corner and best of all – tractor and trailer rides around the farm during school holidays!
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#10. Tregongeeves Farm Cottages, Cornwall
Tregongeeves Farm Cottages is a collection of luxury baby and toddler friendly cottages in Cornwall. Close to gorgeous Porthpean and Pentewan beaches, the 7 cottages are set in 22 acres and have loads of things to keep even the busiest toddler active! The 7 super modern cottages at Tregongeeves Farm Cottages are the ideal place to relax and spend time together as a family. Toddlers will love the superb indoor heated swimming pool and Spa bath, friendly farm animals and making new friends in the playbarn.
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Learn More – https://www.tregongeeves.co.uk/
#11. Bosinver Farm Cottages – Cornwall
Bosinver Farm Cottages come highly recommended by parents for the sheer range of baby and toddler friendly things to do on the farm. This includes playing in the indoor play barn, going on pony rides and feeding the animals and collecting eggs. They really have thought of everything at Bosinver – you can even borrow a set of baking equipment if you fancy getting busy in the kitchen with your little one on a rainy day!. In case you have any free time, the (free) Wild Kids Club runs regular guided activities such as den building, pond dipping and campfire building
Learn More – http://www.bosinver.co.uk/
#12. Troedyrhiw Holiday Cottages – Wales
Troedyrhiw Holiday Cottages is a collection of 5* holiday cottages in Cardigan Bay, West Wales. They are situated on a 13-acre small holding with loads of adorable farm animals such as miniature Shetland ponies, Kune Kune pigs and chickens. Toddlers will also love the fab playground and large grassy area which is perfect for letting off steam. Troedyrhiw is also in a great location to explore Cardigan Castle and beaches and bays of the unspoilt Ceredigion Heritage Coast and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The beautiful National Trust beach of Mwnt is just 5 miles away.
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#13. Tredethick Farm Cottages – Cornwall
Put simply, Tredethick Farm Cottages in Cornwall is baby and toddler paradise! Families return year after year to stay in these award-winning cottages which offer a warm and welcoming home away from home with bags of facilities and activities for babies and toddlers. There are animals to feed, ponies to ride, a pool to discover, a soft play to meet new friends, a balance bike track – and even a hot tub garden for Mum and Dad! Plus, the Eden Project, Fowey and amazing family friendly beaches are within a 20-minute drive. Tredethick Farm (or Terrific Farm as one little guest renamed it!) is the place to go for a holiday to remember.
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#14. Smallicombe Farm Cottages & B+B – Devon
Families get a very warm welcome at Smallicombe Farm in East Devon – a working farm with holiday cottages and B&B accommodation close to the Jurassic Coast. Set in 70 acres of pasture and ancient woodland, Smallicombe guarantees family fun with interactive animal feeding every day, 2 play areas and even a Fairy Trail around the farm. There are 4 beaches within a 20-minute drive of the farm, and rock pooling, fossil hunting and steam trains close by too. What more could you want on a family holiday?!
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#15. Polean Farm Cottages – Cornwall
Welcome to Polean Farm Cottages! Tucked away down quaint Cornish country lanes close to Looe and Polperro, Polean Farm has 8 baby and toddler friendly cottages which are just 2 miles away from stunning beaches. The cottages are situated on a working farm, where there are plenty of opportunities for little Farmers to help out with feeding and looking after the animals. And the best thing about stays at Polean Farm Cottages? Free pony rides and free tractor rides for all children!
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#16. Birchill Farm – Devon
These 4* and 5* baby and toddler friendly cottages are set in the Devon countryside close to the beaches and also to Exmoor and Dartmoor. They are ideal for holidays with babies and toddlers. As well as 8 acres of grassland to run around in, there are alpacas, goats, ponies, donkeys and ducks to feed with Farmer Simon.
There is also an indoor play barn and an outdoor play area with a farm themed baby and toddler zone with a pretend farm shop, pony spring rider and a Birchill Farm tractor playframe! There is also a box of toys in each cottage for the children to play with and a library of children’s books to use during your stay.
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#17. Treworgey Cottages – Cornwall
There’s something for everyone at the 5* Treworgey Cottages in Cornwall! Pony loving toddlers will love the Trotting Tots club where they can go on a pony ride along the quiet Cornish lanes. And when they’ve finished riding ponies, they can go for a dip in the stunning heated outdoor swimming pool, explore the 150 acre farm, feed the friendly farm animals or even be creative and borrow a craft box to take back to their cottage. The fishing village of Polperro is just 6 miles away from the cottages, and there are family friendly beaches within a 10 minute drive.
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Can you recommend any toddler farm holidays in the UK?