Farm Stay UK Launches Shaun the Sheep ‘Little Farmer’ Adventure Trail

Farm Stay UK Launches Shaun the Sheep ‘Little Farmer’
Adventure Trail in Wales
-New interactive activity pack to involve young holidaymakers with life down on the farm-

One of childrens’ favourite farmyard characters, Shaun the Sheep, has joined forces with rural accommodation specialist Farm Stay Wales, part of Farm Stay UK, to help kids get involved with the great Welsh countryside this Spring introducing a new interactive farm adventure trail called ‘Ffermwr Bach’ (that’s little farmer in Welsh!).

Every family staying at Farm Stay Wales’s 100+ different member properties across Wales will receive free adventure packs to really help them bring their stay on the farm to life as well as keep them busy on rainy days, encouraging them to learn more about life in the countryside and head outdoors for a big gulp of fresh air.

What can ewe see on the farm?

Aimed at 4-11 year olds, the Little Farmer pack encourages children not to be ‘sheepish’ and get involved with the Welsh countryside with an interactive trail featuring Shaun, Timmy, Bitzer, The Naughty Pig, the Farmer and a host of Aardman’s Shaun the Sheep favourites.

Inspiring the whole family to embrace farm life with its farmyard-themed jokes, colourful illustrations and list of animals and objects to spot, everyone is urged to get up close to the animals, try food from the farm shop and look further afield for native Welsh wildlife; such as otters in Solva harbour or red kites soaring above the Brecon Beacons. The pack even includes arts and craft suggestions such as moulding your own farmyard animals, where ‘little farmers’ can win prizes if they upload pictures of their creations to social media.

The pack will be readily available to any families visiting a Farm Stay Wales property as well as available to download from the Farm Stay UK website here:

Sean Clarke, Head of Aardman Rights and Brand Development commented,

“Aardman are delighted to be working with Farm Stay Wales to bring Shaun and his friends back to the farmyard, ready to lead little farmers on a fun and interactive adventure in rural Wales.’’

With over 100 Farm Stay Wales properties offering the Little Farmer packs, there are escapes to suit families of all shapes and sizes; whatever their size or budget. Prices start from £35 per room per night for a farmhouse B&B or from £200 per week for a self-catering cottage for four, with a few suggested properties below:

Gwynfryn Farm Holidays - Pwllheli, Gwynedd
Go organic and book one of the cottages at Gwynfryn Farm Holidays, an organic dairy farm on the Lleyn Peninsula. With an indoor pool, tennis court, soft play area and trampoline there’s plenty on offer to keep young guests entertained, as well as the chance to watch the cows being milked, play on the toy tractors and feed the rabbits. Prices start from £273 per week based on a family of four sharing on a self catering basis.

Cyfie Farm Boutique Suites and Spa – Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire, Powys
Farmhouse B&B meets boutique hotel here in this remote and beautiful part of Wales. There are 3 suites in the 17th Century Welsh longhouse, all with log fires and sitting areas and one sleeping three so perfect for a small family. Everyone will enjoy deep sleep with no light or noise pollution, just clear starry skies and silence. Mornings begin with a gastro farmhouse breakfast from your hosts who are Cordon Bleu trained and days can be spent enjoying the sheep, cattle and horses on this working farm or easing weary bodies in the hot tub and sauna spa. Taking in the views over the Vyrnwy Valley and the sculptures in the farm’s award-winning garden or watching the comings and goings at the badger sett will add to the ultimate in rural luxury and relaxation. Prices start from £290 for two nights based on a family of three sharing the Stable Suite based on a B&B basis.

Cwmcrwth Farm - Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire
For the ultimate little farmer experience, head to Carmarthenshire for a stay at Cwmcrwth Farm, where Farmer Rob’s feeding rounds will have young farmers in the making feeding goats, collecting eggs, checking on the piglets and getting a real taste of life on the farm. Stylish converted stone barns offer families a comfortable base and there’s even a traditional pig ark wild camping experience here, where guests can cosy down with the pigs for a night for a quirky sty-cation. Prices start from £275 per week based on a family of four sharing on a self-catering basis.

Clydey Cottages - Boncath, Pembrokeshire
These award-winning cottages offer the perfect activity-filled escape for families in search of fun by the bucketload. Found in the north-Pembrokeshire countryside just a few miles from sandy beaches and the Wales Coastal Path, there are 10 sleek yet comfortable cottages on offer and endless family activities on-site. There’s an indoor heated pool, spa, games room, playroom and soft play; and every morning families can join the Clydey Farmer to help feed the animals- including pigs, goats, chicken, sheep and ponies. If that’s not enough, there are 8 acres of woodland to explore. Prices start from £400 per week based on a family of four sharing on a self-catering basis.