Family Farmyard Breaks for February Half Term

- Unique stays on working farms across the UK, ideal for families seeking a break in the great British countryside this February -

Families looking for a fun-filled rural getaway this half term need look no further than Farm Stay UK, which offers a host of fantastic farm-based escapes with availability remaining for the February half term week.

From animal feeding and arts and crafts in Cornwall, to pony trekking, play parks and peace and quiet in Scotland, there’s plenty to keep kids of all ages entertained. Highlights of holidays still available to book throughout February Half Term (13-21) are below, with the full collection available to view at

Full-Size Families, Fresh Air and Farmyard Frolics- Airhouses, Lauder, Scottish Borders

Situated in Lauder on the Scottish Borders, Airhouses offers a cluster of ski-chalet-chic cabins and cottages each with sweeping countryside views across 633 acres of farmland. Those looking to travel with the whole family needn’t miss out - Capercaillie Lodge is large enough for 10 and offers plenty of room for adults and kids to relax together or separately (a formal living room for adults and a cosy snug with DVD player for younger guests). A modern kitchen and large dining room ensure family meals are easy, and children will love feeding the pigs and petting the Shetland ponies each morning; there’s a fun farmyard puzzle trail on the doorstep too.

Save almost 30% in February half term- 3 nights (15-18 February) now available from £1,150 (was £1,599, saving £449) based on a family of 10 sharing Capercaillie Lodge on an accommodation only basis.

Animal Feeding and Arts & Crafts- Little White Alice, Redruth, Cornwall

Set on a huge 29 acre smallholding in the pretty village of Redruth, this collection of newly-built cottages in the heart of Cornwall is ideal for families in search of a farm escape with an eco heart this half term. These renovated cottages boast spacious, light-filled living areas, wooden floors and a host of contemporary furnishings. Spend mornings feeding the animals, collecting eggs from the chickens and grooming the ponies on the farm before getting crafty in the on-site art studio- a work of art in itself with cedar walls and a wood burning stove. There’s also a large natural swimming pool in the garden (for the brave!) as well as a climbing frame, nature reserve and sunken fire pit- perfect for toasting marshmallows.

7 nights (12-19 February) available from £585 (£146pp) based on a family of 4 sharing Garden Cottage on an accommodation only basis.

Trampolines, Treehouses and Vintage Tractors- Wood Farm, Holt, Norfolk

Hidden at the end of a winding country lane in the pretty village of Edgefield, Wood Farm is home to eight tastefully converted barns, each featuring exposed beams, cosy wood-burners and far-reaching views of the surrounding Norfolk countryside. After a peaceful night’s sleep, there’s plenty for little ones to do, from feeding friendly farm animals to exploring the farmland; dotted with treehouses, zipwires, swings and trampolines. There’s even a bright red vintage David Brown tractor for kids to climb on, and the nearby Wroxham Barns is perfect for animal lovers; kids can cuddle new born lambs and take piglets for a walk!

4 nights (15-19 February) available from £265 (£66pp) based on a family of 4 sharing Willow Cottage on an accommodation only basis.

Pony Trekking and Working Farm Fun- Bellevue Farm Cottages, Isle of Arran, Scotland

Surrounded by dramatic mountain and sea views on the Isle of Arran in Scotland, Bellevue Farm provides the perfect base for families after a rural escape in a unique location. The working sheep and beef farm is home to two traditional cottages- each offering comfortable living areas, well equipped kitchens and cosy bedrooms. Each morning little ones are invited to take part in daily farm life by helping with tasks such as feeding the chickens and cuddling the friendly sheep, before heading out on hill walking trails, mountain biking adventures and pony trekking along the beach.

7 nights (13-20 February) available from £300 (£60pp) based on a family of 5 sharing Garden Cottage on an accommodation only basis.

National Parks and Rowing Boats- Cyfie Farm Luxury Farm Cottages, Llanfyllin, Powys

Set amongst rolling hills on the fringes of the Snowdonia National Park, Cyfie Farm is home to a clutch of 17th century converted cottages that each boast original features (exposed brickwork, oak beams and log fires) and a warm farmhouse atmosphere- ideal for families after a rural escape steeped in Welsh history. Kids will love exploring the grounds where summerhouses, wild gardens and friendly farm animals await, whilst adults relax in the onsite hot tub and keep eyes peeled for rare birdlife. Families looking to explore can head out on hiking trails from the doorstep or travel to nearby Lake Vyrnwy to hire dinghies, rowing boats and canoes. Plus- ancient castles, historic houses, fishing lakes and sleepy villages are all within easy reach.

3 nights (17-20 February) available from £300 (£75pp) based on a family of 4 sharing Shepherds Watch Cottage on an accommodation only basis.