child and family friendly holidays with animal fun

From 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 feeding the chickens, helping collect the eggs each morning, stroking the rabbits or even enjoying a pony ride.

Here’s our selection of child and family friendly holidays with animal fun.

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Spacious farm cottage near Clovelly, Devon

This cottage is set in a lovely rural location on a family run farm in Devon.  The famously pretty village of Clovelly is just two miles away, while on-site family friendly activities include an indoor heated swimming pool and helping look after the resident animals.

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Coulscott House Holiday Cottages, Devon

Coulscott House Holiday Cottages are tucked away in a secluded North Devon valley and offer luxury accommodation with a wide range of family friendly facilities including indoor heated swimming pool, outdoor hot tubs, a games room, outdoor play area, animal feeding and acres of safe, open space to explore.

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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

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Burnville Farm Cottages, Devon

Burnville Farm Cottages offers three child friendly cottages set in the heart of the Devon countryside. Facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a games room and a tennis court, plus 250 acres of attractive farmland to explore.

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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

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Lancombe Country Cottages, Dorset

Lancombe is a rural family friendly getaway set in beautiful Dorset countryside. Accommodation comprises a range of cottages and lodges, while onsite facilities include an indoor heated pool, sauna, indoor games room, outdoor play area, chicken feeding, egg collecting and spa treatments.

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Nettlecombe Farm, Isle of Wight

Nettlecombe Farm is a charming family friendly farm stay nestled in the beautiful Isle of Wight countryside. Holidays here are all about enjoying the great outdoors with unique animal feeding experiences, children’s play areas and fishing lakes on offer.

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Polean Farm, Cornwall

Polean Farm is a child friendly self-catering farm cottage complex set in rolling Cornish farmland. Family friendly entertainment on offer includes animal feeding, tractor-pulled barrel rides and indoor and outdoor play areas.

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Lower Campscott Farm, Devon

Lower Campscott Farm offers family friendly self catering accommodation near the North Devon coast. All the fun of farm is available for younger visitors including animal feeding, egg collecting and tractor and trailer rides, while there are also well-equipped outdoor and indoor play areas and lovely outdoor trails.

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Glynn Barton Cottages, Cornwall

The Glynn Barton Cottages are a complex of child friendly self-catering cottages set in 13 acres of Cornish countryside. There are eight cottages in a range of different sizes, along with fabulous glamping accommodation, and lots of on-site family-friendly facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court and children’s

Tregongeeves Farm Cottages, Cornwall

Tregongeeves is a cluster of luxury self catering farm cottages set in the Cornish countryside.  Family friendly facilities include an indoor pool, play barn, outdoor play area, tennis court and on-site farm animals for the kids to help look after.

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Knowle Farm, Devon

Knowle Farm is a child friendly cottage complex set in the south Devon countryside on the doorstep of Dartmoor National Park.  Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, soft play area, tennis court, walk-in rabbit area and friendly animals – plus lots of helpful extras for mum and dad.

Fron Fawr Cottages, Pembrokeshire

Fron Fawr is a family and dog friendly holiday complex consisting of five stunning self-catering cottages located 5 miles from the North Pembrokeshire coast. At Fron Fawr there’s an outdoor play area, boules court and 48 acres of surrounding fields and woodlands to explore, not to mention a hot tub

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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’

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,

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

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.

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.

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 steam room, hot tub, babysitting service and pub within walking distance.

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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.

North Hayne Farm Cottages, Devon

North Hayne Farm is an attractive and family friendly self catering farm holiday complex in North Devon featuring eight 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

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!).

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.

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

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