holidays with animal fun

Animals on siteFrom a young age, many children are drawn to animals and find them a constant source of fascination, humour and wonder. So at Parent Friendly Stays we’re a big fan of holidays which give our children the option to spend time around animals – like helping collect the eggs on a farm in the morning or feeding the resident rabbits or pony. Below is our list of child friendly holidays with animals on site.

The Milkshed, Devon

The Milkshed is a single self-catering cottage in Devon which sleeps four (plus a cot) and offers a perfect family getaway all year around. The Milkshed has plenty for the children including lots of outdoor space, chicken feeding, play area, tennis courts and a beach nearby. For the grownups there is babysitting service available,

Lancombe Country Cottages, Dorset

Lancombe is a rural family friendly getaway set in beautiful Dorset countryside. Accommodation comprises a range of cottages, lodges and even some glamping. The onsite facilities include an indoor heated pool, sauna, indoor games room, outdoor play area, chicken feeding, egg collecting and spa treatments. Type: six cottages and three lodges, plus four shepherd's huts

Poppinghole Farm, Sussex

A glorious retreat set near the beautiful Sussex village of Robertsbridge, Poppinghole is a farm, spa and self-catering holiday complex all rolled into one. It features equestrian facilities, spa treatments, a swimming pool, farming experiences, walks and much more. size: four self catering cottages sleeping between 2 and 6 people features:        

Tredethick Farm Cottages, Cornwall

Tredethick Farm Cottages offers family friendly self catering holidays in south Cornwall. Child friendly entertainment on site includes an indoor swimming pool, play barn, outdoor play areas, animal feeding and pony rides, while for mums and dads there’s a relaxing hot tub garden along with numerous other parent friendly touches. Type: eight self catering

Trecan Farm Cottages, Cornwall

Trecan Farm Cottages offers four self catering properties near Looe in Cornwall. Family friendly holiday features include animal feeding, indoor and outdoor play areas, a tennis court and babysitting. size: four self catering cottages each sleeping 4-5 features:            

Gladwins Farm, Suffolk

Gladwins Farm features nine self catering cottages nestled in the attractive agricultural farmland of Suffolk. Child friendly facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, a tennis court, play areas and animals to feed; while parents benefit from a sauna, hot tubs, babysitting, fishing and the option of homecooked ready meals. size: nine self catering cottages

Smallicombe, Devon

Smallicombe offers farm-based self catering and B&B accommodation near the Jurassic Coast in east Devon. Family friendly activities on site include indoor and outdoor play areas and opportunities to interact with the resident farm animals, while mums and dads will enjoy a babysitting service and the option of home-cooked farmhouse meals delivered directly to your

Middlewick Holiday Cottages, Somerset

Middlewick Holiday Cottages consists of twelve self catering holiday cottages set in the beautiful Somerset countryside near Glastonbury. Child friendly features include animal feeding and an indoor swimming pool, while for parents there’s an on-site farm shop and babysitting service. size: twelve self catering cottages sleeping between 2 and 6, plus three glamping cabins features:

Cwmcrwth Farm, West Wales

Cwmcrwth Farm offers family friendly holidays in attractive barn conversions near Llandeilo in west Wales. Traditional farm activities are the order of the day at Cwmcrwth including daily animal feeding and ‘junior farmer’ breaks. size: three self catering cottages sleeping between 4 and 7 people features:        

Bosinver Farm Cottages, Cornwall

Bosinver Farm Cottages offers twenty luxury self-catering properties on a 30 acre countryside farm in south Cornwall. Family friendly facilities include indoor and outdoor play areas, an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts, farm activities and countryside trails while for parents there’s a sauna, gym, catering options, babysitting and a village pub nearby.

Higher Menadew Farm, Cornwall

Higher Menadew Farm is located in the Cornish countryside north of St Austell Bay. Family friendly facilities include a fantastic indoor swimming pool, games room, outdoor play area and farm animals. size: seven self catering cottages sleeping 2-6 people features:         

Clydey Cottages, Pembrokeshire

Clydey Cottages is an award-winning luxury family resort set in twenty acres of north Pembrokeshire countryside. On-site activities for children include indoor and outdoor play areas, an indoor heated pool and farmyard fun with Clydey’s resident animals while for grown-ups there are hot tubs, a sauna and a supervised kids’ club. Type: ten

Treworgey Cottages, Cornwall

Treworgey Cottages is a complex of fifteen luxury self catering cottages set on a 150 acre farm overlooking the Looe River Valley in Cornwall. Child friendly features include a heated outdoor pool, play areas, animals to feed and horse riding stables. size: 15 self catering cottages each sleeping 2-11 people features:              

Mazzard Farm Holiday Cottages, Devon

Mazzard Farm Holiday Cottages is a small complex of luxury self catering properties near the market town of Ottery St Mary in East Devon. Children will enjoy the two play areas and acres of safe outdoor space while parents benefit from a babysitting service, on-site pamper treatments and several pubs within walking distance. size: six

Court Farm Holidays, Cornwall

Court Farm is a child friendly complex of Cornish cottages, converted barns and stylish houses in the village of Marhamchurch near Bude. Facilities include an indoor heated pool, games room, tennis court and extensive outdoor entertainment for the children; and for mum and dad there are hot tubs, spa treatments, babysitting and a village pub

Greenwood Grange, Dorset

Greenwood Grange is a luxury complex of self catering properties in Dorset with indoor swimming pool and sauna, games room, outdoor play area with yurt, tennis courts and babysitting service. size: 17 self catering cottages each sleeping 2-12 people features:            

Old Park Hotel, Isle of Wight

Old Park Hotel is a family friendly hotel situated near Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. Facilities include a leisure complex with swimming pool, games room and soft play area, and outside there’s a play area plus walks to the nearby beach. size: 32 room hotel including 24 family suites and a self-catering cottage features:

Daisy Chain, Cotswolds

Daisy Chain is a luxury glass-fronted holiday home overlooking the Lower Mill Estate nature reserve in the Cotswolds. Aside from its fantastic views the property provides guests with free access to a luxury spa with three swimming pools; the complex also offers play parks, tennis courts and 550 acres of attractive nature reserve to explore.

Coombe Mill, Cornwall

Coombe Mill is a family friendly farm complex in north Cornwall. There’s plenty of children’s entertainment on site including indoor and outdoor play areas, tractor rides, animal feeding and Coombe Mill’s very own railway, plus 30 acres of secluded grounds to explore. Type: seventeen self catering cottages and lodges Size: from 2-10 people per unit Cost:

Retallack Resort and Spa, Cornwall

Retallack Resort and Spa is a family friendly holiday resort in north Cornwall. The resort has its own luxury spa, restaurant and indoor surf centre and visitors also benefit from a swimming pool, tennis courts, games room and a range of childcare options. size: large resort featuring self catering lodges and cottages sleeping 2-12 features:

Gwynfryn Farm, North Wales

Gwynfryn Farm is a complex of self catering cottages on a working dairy farm near Pwllheli, North Wales. Young visitors benefit from use of an indoor heated swimming pool, games room, tennis court and farm-based activities, and for the parents there’s a jacuzzi, sauna, gym and babysitting service. size: 13 self catering cottages each sleeping

Flear Farm Cottages, Devon

Flear Farm Cottages is a complex of luxury self catering holiday cottages in South Hams, Devon. Shared facilities for children include a large indoor swimming pool and play barn, and for mum and dad there’s a sauna, hot tub, babysitting service and pub within walking distance. size: 13 self catering cottages each sleeping 2-12 people

Broomhill Manor, Cornwall

Broomhill Manor is a luxury complex of self catering cottages near Bude in Cornwall. There’s an extensive range of child friendly facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a games room, tennis courts and horse riding, and for the parents there’s a gym, sauna, jacuzzi and babysitting service. size: 18 self catering cottages each sleeping

South Torfrey Farm, Cornwall

South Torfrey Farm is a small complex of five family friendly self catering cottages in the heart of a working organic farm in Fowey, Cornwall. Child friendly features include an indoor swimming pool, games room and outdoor play area; there’s also farm-based fun with eggs to collect and animals to pet. size: five self catering

North Hayne Farm Cottages, Devon

North Hayne Farm is an attractive and family friendly self catering holiday complex in North Devon featuring seven stone cottages. Child friendly facilities on-site include a games room, play barn and daily farm-based activities like donkey rides and animal feeding; and for the parents there’s a babysitting service and a private hot tub at each

Trevorrick Farm, Cornwall

Trevorrick Farm is a small grouping of seven self catering properties near Padstow in Cornwall. There’s a swimming pool and play room to keep young ones entertained, and parents will enjoy the safety and seclusion offered by the rural location of the cottages (and the two local village pubs!). size: seven cottages and one caravan,

Village Farm and Town Foot Farm, Northumberland

Village Farm and Town Foot Farm are two small complexes of child friendly self catering holiday accommodation in the village of Shilbottle in the Northumberland countryside. The cottages and chalets share a variety of quality facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, games room, spa and gym. size: eight self catering cottages, four

North Bradbury Farm, Devon

North Bradbury Farm’s family friendly self catering accommodation comprises a barn divided into two cottages. There are lots of facilities on site to keep children happy including an outdoor heated swimming pool, outdoor play area, adventure playground and various farm-based fun including pony rides; and there are also a few choice features to help keep

Torridge House Cottages, Devon

Torridge House Cottages is a family friendly complex of ten self catering cottages set on a farm near the village of Torrington in North Devon. There’s a swimming pool, games room and plenty of outdoor space to keep the children entertained, not forgetting a wide variety of farm animals to feed! size: ten self-catering cottages

Old Hall Farm Cottages, Suffolk

Old Hall Farm is a complex of three family friendly cottages in the Suffolk countryside. Despite its relatively small size the complex is well equipped for family friendly holidays featuring an indoor swimming pool, games room and acres of farmland ready to explore. size: three self-catering cottages sleeping 3-6 people features: