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Twelve (Child-Friendly) Days of Christmas

Posted on: 30th November 2018

No partridges at the farm, although we do have a pear tree! Here’s our  child-friendly, Cornish Tredethick Twelve to kick off your festive season: 1 Eden project.  The world-class Eden Project is just seven miles away.  As well as the amazing tropical and Mediterranean biomes, there’s a winter ice skating rink with child-friendly skate sessions. […]

Posted in Christmas, Easter, Royal Cornwall Show...

Ten Facts About Plum and Crumble – our funny, furry pigs

Posted on: 22nd December 2016

Plum and Crumble, our friendly, furry piggies, arrived at Tredethick in 2010. They are twin sisters and thick as thieves, getting up to all sorts of mischief but always managing to save their bacon! They are Kune Kune pigs from New Zealand and have a docile and friendly nature, which means they love being with […]

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A Magical Christmas at Tredethick

Posted on: 1st December 2016

Christmas at Tredethick Farm Cottages in Lostwithiel, Cornwall, is a magical time for families. Our cosy cottages, with log burners and real Christmas trees, are the perfect place to relax and recharge after a busy December and a beautiful place to see in the New Year. Children will love our daily animal feeding and our gentle ponies, Ladybird and Toby, […]

Posted in Christmas, Easter, Royal Cornwall Show...

Winter stuff in Cornwall

Posted on: 18th November 2016

Truly, I love winter in Cornwall.  Okay, maybe not the drudgingly moist grey days and pubs shutting at 9pm, but I love the blowy beach days, the endless sky, the careless beauty of the landscape, the extreme hot chocolate…. I’ve noticed that winter beach excursions start with feeling like a just landed alien, then gradually […]

Posted in Holidays with babies, toddlers and preschoolers, Activities they will love, Family trips less than 1 hour away, Christmas, Easter, Royal Cornwall Show...

It’s Always Good to Walk

Posted on: 21st April 2016

We used to euphemise family walks as ’adventures’ to try to mobilise the troops to shuffle out on another fresh-air Sunday amble. It didn’t work for long. Recently we’ve taken an easier path – bribery.  Enthusing about hot chocolate, coke and shell-on prawns in a quiet, tempting voice is remarkably effective. The stunning 1.5 mile, […]

Posted in Holidays with babies, toddlers and preschoolers, Activities they will love, Family trips less than 1 hour away

Early Year Works

Posted on: 5th February 2016

January is a serious, sober, list-type month contrasting with the heady days of Christmas.  Tredethick has been closed to guests from the end of the New Year week, until this weekend coming.  No scooting children, chatting parents, or cottage lights. On a cloudy night the farm is pitch black and the silence feels lonely. On a […]

Posted in Holidays with babies, toddlers and preschoolers, Activities they will love, Tredethick holiday hacks

Tredethick Animals – Gorgeous Goats

Posted on: 1st November 2015

Children feeding our close-knit herd of pygmy goats by hand and then giving them a big, big cuddle is a familiar sight at Tredethick. Farmer Tim will ceerfully offer a free holiday to any child nipped while giving our goats their breakfast. Why? Because it’s never happened yet! Pygmy goats are friendly, fun and utterly […]

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Family Friendly Foraging

Posted on: 20th August 2015

 I find cooking a necessity rather than a pleasure. But preserving fulfils something primal in me. Tim and the children will attest that I am rarely happier than when boiling my shiny cauldron of a jam pan on our temperamental farmhouse Aga. Here’s a few summer recipes from produce we pick on and around Tredethick. […]

Posted in Holidays with babies, toddlers and preschoolers, Activities they will love, Tredethick holiday hacks

Toddling Around – Brilliant Cornish Beaches for Families

Posted on: 6th August 2015

My vision of the perfect beach has changed since motherhood. Gone is a halcyon Maldivian reverie of deserted white sand, glamorous bikinis, searing heat and reef diving. My idyll now comprises toilets, sandcastle-suitable sand, good coffee and rock pools. Rock pools are Cornish beaches USP. We have fantastic tidal reach here which means surreal temporary […]

Posted in Holidays with babies, toddlers and preschoolers, Activities they will love, Tredethick holiday hacks, Family trips less than 1 hour away

Toddling Around – Dinosaur Uproar at Eden

Posted on: 27th July 2015

I’m sitting in a darkened, still room as I type, recovering from the rigours of a tricky Monday. Tricky Tuesdays are what, I believe, Eden Project staff call rainy Tuesdays over the summer when staff are in full force to handle large quantities of visitors. Today was a Monday, but still tricky. The girls and […]

Posted in Holidays with babies, toddlers and preschoolers