This working farm is located in a fabulous location in an area of outstanding natural beauty close to Padstow and near north Cornwall’s beautiful sandy beaches and family friendly attractions. It is a little smaller than some other toddler friendly farm stays in the area, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in personality and location! For cuddle time there are usually enough guinea pigs to go round and those less confident children soon get into the swing of things, and by the end of the stay are usually first in line to join in the with daily animal feeding and petting.
Farmstay in Cornwall
Down on the farm...
This toddler friendly farm stay is all about having fun on the farm with animal experiences and great outdoor and indoor play areas for children under 5s. At the time of writing the cutest piglets have just been born and some cuddly lambs too!
Animals: The animals are the centre of the show here and a firm favourite for guests of all ages. Animal feeding starts at 8.30 every morning. Ducks waddle around the farm and past your cottage door frequently and at certain times of the year there are lambs to bottle feed and cute piglets to look after an chicks to fuss. Other animal residents at the farm include, pygmy goats and two Shetland ponies, Frankie and Snowflake who love to be groomed. For some cuddles there is a rabbit and lots of guinea pigs
Outside: your little ones will love the giant play tractor where they can sit in the cab and turn the wheel pretending to drive, a combine harvester and from June 2018 a Landrover! There is also a large sandpit, trampoline, play house, toddler swing and slide, Little Tikes climber, wooden climbing frame, lots of animals and grassy areas to explore and play.
Inside: indoor heated swimming to 29 degrees with baby change area, play pen, baby floats and buoyancy aids. An indoor games room with giant Little Tikes dolls house, construction set, Brio train, dressing up clothes etc.
The owners can supply an abundance of baby and toddler equipment even a specific toy if needed – if they can do it they will!
Accomodation: There are a total of seven baby and toddler friendly holiday cottages on the farm three of which have their own hot tubs for when the kids are tucked up in bed. Each cottage has central heating and a log burner or open fire so you can holiday here and keep cosy any time of year.
Out and about
Padstow circular walk
The walk into Padstow is just over 2 miles from the farm and there is an option to follow a circular walk by coming back the other side of the creek which makes the whole round trip 5.5 miles
It is also just a short walk of ½ a mile along the quiet lane to the local pub/restaurant the Pickwick Inn & Oliver’s Restaurant. Set in over 36 acres of Cornish countryside with views overlooking the Camel Estuary The Pickwick Inn & Olvier’s Restaurant has an extensive menu of locally sourced produce. There is a children’s menu, lunchtime snacks, chef specials and vegetarian options too.
The beer garden also has a children’s play area. Ideal for a simple beet garden snack or gourmet evening meal.
Slightly further afield is the Ring O Bells Inn in St Issy just 1 mile walk away from the holiday cottages, home to a list of fine ales and good food. Dogs are also welcome here. Lunch and evening menus available as well as a kids menu. This is a traditional Cornish village pub with traditional pub grub and good prices.
There are plenty of fun places to visit around Padstow for the whole family to enjoy including:
Sandy beaches a plenty - Trevone, Harlyn, Constantine Bay etc from just 5 miles away from the cottages. Crealy Great Adventure Park is 3 miles away - rainy day option, and Lappa Valley Railway – not just a steam train but home to boating lake, crazy golf and play areas.
Other attractions include Crealy, Lappa Valley and many more…
What will it cost
A week here for a family of four starts at just £600 in low season through to a max of £1595. There are also last minute bargains to be had, especially during spring and autumn – so if you are looking for a fab toddler friendly farm stay in Cornwall that the whole family will enjoy, in a stunning location and close to child friendly beach then this is a great choice that won’t break the bank. (prices correct at time of publish)