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Holidays with babies, toddlers and preschoolers

Crabbing in Cornwall

Posted on: 1st July 2022

Crabbing is the stuff of childhood nostalgia: fun, daring, occasionally hair-raising…  I have much-cherished memories of crabbing with my Dad off a stone harbour wall, a memory softened to a golden glow by the chocolate and coffee ice cream celebrating our haul of 21 crabs. It’s a brilliant activity for toddlers, preschoolers, older children – […]

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Top ten toddler activities in Cornwall

Posted on: 21st April 2022

    Top ten toddler activities in South Cornwall Enriching outdoor experiences, hands-on learning… & ICE CREAM!* Within 15 minutes drive of Tredethick 1) Discovering 42, Your tots will love this is a new, interactive science centre in Bodmin.  It offers hands-on opportunities to learn through play for toddlers through to teens. 2) Lanhydrock Great Park […]

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All-season Cornish trips with your toddler or preschooler

Posted on: 3rd August 2020

Families with babies and young children make up most of our autumn, winter and spring holidays.   Here’s our choice of family-friendly trips which work well in any season, and allow for social distance.  All picks are within a ten minute drive of the farm. If you’d like a complete itinerary for autmn, winter or spring […]

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Cornish beaches with a dog ban

Posted on: 10th July 2020

We love a waggy-tailed friend but families with young children who are nervous of dogs may prefer their beaches without dogs.  Dogs are now banned on 45 Cornish beaches between 1 July and 31 August each year.  The dog ban is extended to 15 May – 30 September on the following beaches: Carbis Bay, Carbis Bay Crackington […]

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Going on holiday with twins

Posted on: 26th January 2020

Are twins double the joy or double the trouble?  Possibly a bit of both… We’ve hosted plenty of twins, and even some triplets at Tredethick. This year we have eight sets (and counting) have booked to stay.  So here’s some tips on destination, packing, which farm cottage to pick and, having spoken to seasoned twin […]

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First family holidays on the farm

Posted on: 8th February 2019

10 Reasons Why Farm Holidays Make Great First Family Holidays Taking your first family holiday with a baby or toddler is daunting, but at Tredethick Farm Cottages we’ve thought of everything to make your break as relaxing as possible. Cocooned in the heart of Tredethick Farm’s super child-friendly environment, our guests build a barn-yard full […]

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Super six family trips for June in Cornwall

Posted on: 17th March 2017

  June is my favourite month in Cornwall.  It’s glorious. Tumbling bluebells, campion and stitchwort in the hedgerow, decent weather (fingers crossed) and the coastline pretty much reserved for you. If you’re heading to Tredethick Farm Cottages, in this beautiful corner of Cornwall, at this time of year, here are six ideas for memorable family days […]

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Top ten Tredethick activities for rainy days

Posted on: 1st February 2017

We know it’s hard to believe, but even in Cornwall the weather can turn a little soggy… but don’t worry even if it’s wet there’s still plenty of fun to be had from swimming in our beautiful indoor pool to feeding our friendly farm animals, playing in the soft play room and the indoor play […]

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A child-friendly North Cornwall 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, […]

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Brilliant Cornish beaches for families

Posted on: 6th August 2015

My vision of the perfect beach has changed since motherhood. Gone is a 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 worlds […]

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