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Fun Holiday Ideas For Active Toddlers: The Farm Holiday

Tots can be full of energy 24/7 – but try these brilliant getaways and you’ll never be stuck for something to do…


Nursery Rhyme Barns at Higher Lank Farm, Bodmin, Cornwall.


Five-hour drive from London, or around four hours by train from Paddington to Bodmin.


Brilliantly set up for families, you can only stay at this 500-year-old working farm if you have at least one child under five. And, if yours is obsessed by tractors, animals and general farm gear, it’s toddler heaven.

In the mornings, kids can help feed the farm animals, collect eggs for breakfast, bottle-feed orphan lambs, groom and ride the ponies and even have a pony and trap ride. Then it’s time for a trip on a tractor from the farmer, followed by a play in the farm-themed playgrounds. Farmers Andrew and Lucy are always on hand with interesting facts about what’s going on.

Depending on the season, your little one can also hold newborn chicks, help with the pigs and pet the goats. With so much to occupy the kids, parents can treat themselves to some proper holiday downtime.


Rent one of two cottages (sleeping five to nine), complete with baby and toddler equipment, such as safety gates, fireguards and toys.

Each cottage has a private garden featuring a sandpit, garden furniture, decking, a barbecue and separate children’s play area. There’s also underfloor heating and logs for your wood burner, plus a starter food pack that includes tea, coffee and eggs. 


From £720 for one week’s self-catering accommodation. Click here to book. 

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