June for Juniors01/06/2015
Junior June- Savings on Early Summer Farm Breaks Ideal for Young Families-Great deals on June breaks at working farms across the UK, ideal for ‘toddlers in tow’ trips-
Young families in search of a fun-filled great value escape before the school-holiday rush need look no further than Farm Stay UK; boasting a variety of farm-based escapes across the UK with offers specifically valid for stays in June, ideally suited to families with pre-schoolers in tow.
With plenty of activities on offer, little ones can don their sunhat, pop on their wellies and head into the great outdoors for animal feeding, horse and cart rides, pond-dipping and farmyard treasure hunts at these working farm escapes. Highlights of Farm Stay UK properties with June offers currently available to book are below, with the full collection available to view at www.farmstay.co.uk.
Treehouses and 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 converted barns - complete with exposed beams, cosy wood-burners and sweeping views of the surrounding Norfolk countryside. After a peaceful night’s sleep in supersized beds, there’s plenty on-site for little ones to do; from feeding friendly farm animals to exploring the farmland with its hidden treehouses, zipwires, swings and vintage David Brown tractors. Families can also visit nearby Wroxham Barns where little ones can cuddle new-born lambs, grab a net and head to Pensthorpe Nature Park for pond-dipping lessons or take a stroll along the Norfolk coast for crabbing, sand castles and ice cream.
Offer: 10% off week-long June breaks - 7 nights now available from £410 (was £455, saving £45.50) based on a family of four sharing Rowan Cottage on a self-catering basis. www.farmstay.co.uk/self-catering/norfolk-holt-wood-farm-cottages-252
Cart Rides, Playgrounds and Piggies- Chark Country Holidays, Bodmin, Cornwall
For a fun-filled farmyard escape with easy access to the coast and plenty of toddler-friendly attractions, Cornwall’s Chark Country Holidays is ideal. Each of the five spacious cottages on offer are set in a picturesque countryside location, all fitted with stair gates, travel cots and highchairs. Little ones can start the day with a horse and cart ride through farmyard lanes, before joining the farmer on his morning routine - collecting eggs for breakfast, feeding pigs and goats, brushing the miniature horse and having a cuddle with the guinea pigs. Lazy lunches can be spent on the farm, whilst toddlers take a ride on pedal tractors and blow off some steam in the newly-built playground. Families can then head to the beach for an afternoon of paddling and sandcastles, plus the famous Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan are just a short drive away.
Offer: £50 off stays in June - 7 nights now available from £400 (was £450) based on a family of four sharing Ysla Chy cottage on a self-catering basis. www.farmstay.co.uk/self-catering/cornwall-bodmin-chark-country-holidays-823
Beaches, Treasure Hunts and the Norfolk Broads - Spixworth Hall Cottages, Norwich, Norfolk
Set in the heart of Norwich surrounded by rolling fields and lush woodland are Spixworth Hall Cottages - perfectly located for young families after an outdoor escape with bags of fresh air. Eight modern cottages offer spacious living areas, cosy log fires and private gardens teaming with wildlife - plus, each comes with cots, highchairs and plenty of toys for toddlers. Families can spend the early summer days enjoying lazy alfresco lunches on suntrap patios, playing games in acres of surrounding meadows or exploring the nearby Norfolk Broads. There are even chickens to feed, farmyard treasure hunts to get stuck into and a huge games barn and outdoor swimming pool, great for little ones looking to burn off some energy.
Offer: 4 nights for the price of 3 in June - a 4 night mid-week break is now available from £390 (was £520, saving £130) based on a family of three sharing Waterside cottage on a self-catering basis. www.farmstay.co.uk/self-catering/norfolk-norwich-spixworth-hall-cottages-870
Animal Feeding and Football Fun - Old Hall Farm Holiday Barns, Halesworth, Suffolk
Set within 80 acres of fields and grazing meadows, Old Hall Farm is home to three converted barns, offering a modern home away from home for young families - each stylishly decorated with bags of space for toddlers to explore. For families after a taste of the farm life, Easton Farm Park is only a short drive away and offers little ones the chance to meet the farmer on his afternoon routine and get up close and personal with the animals. There’re also plenty of coastal cycle paths and country villages to explore, or families can simply opt for a kick about on the mini astroturf football pitch. Plus, if the Great British wet weather strikes, there’s also a jam-packed games room and heated swimming pool that little ones will adore.
Offer: 10% off week-long June breaks - 7 nights now available from £662 (was £735, saving £73.50) based on a family of 3 sharing The Old Dairy on a self-catering basis. www.farmstay.co.uk/self-catering/suffolk-halesworth-old-hall-farm-holiday-barns-1329
Farm Stay UK has now made it easier than ever for parents to search for holidays suitable for pre-schoolers with the introduction of a new ‘holidays for kids’ icon on the website; allowing parents to filter through farm-based breaks across the UK ideal for trips with toddlers in tow.
All ‘Junior June’ breaks can be viewed here: www.farmstay.co.uk/toddlerfriendlyholidays